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The Low Country: Ajax & PSV Cancel Each Other Out

The two giants lost ground to the other top[ sides as they split the spoils in their Eindhoven clash. Continue reading »

The Low Country: We Are The Waalwijk, Koo-Koo Ka Choo

While top side FC Twente tumbled, a traditionally underachieving club may finally be on the rise. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Oranje Can Look Ahead To Euro Finals

The Dutch can be looked upon as a threat in the Ukraine and Poland, this summer, and it will be more than just the physical presence of Van Bommel and De Jong that will concern opponents. Continue reading »

The Low Country: PSV Say Better Late Than Never

PSV put money issues aside and begin creating problems for Eredivisie clubs. Continue reading »

The Low Country: FC Utrecht Hopes That Talent Runs In The Family

Mohamed Moallim tells the tale of a player trying to step out of the shadow of his famous brother. Continue reading »

The Low Country: This Week’s Eredivisie Is Brought To You By The Colours Black & Yellow

Vitesse, Roda JC and VVV Venlo play win, lose or draw in Round Three of the Eredivisie. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Ajax Go Alderweireld!

Ajax sit top of the Eredivisie after two weeks thanks to Frank de Boer’s lightning in a bottle and Toby Alderweireld’s thunder in the foot. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Ajax & Twente Roll, PSV Not So Much

The Dutch league triumvirate were not all in step during the opening round of Eredivisie play. Ajax and Twente cruised but PSV stalled out of the gate. Meanwhile, NEC and RKC salvaged draws at the death, the friendly between the Netherlands and England was canceled and rumours of Wesley Sneijder heading to Man United revived. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Who Will Be This Year’s Dutch Master?

Mo-Mo is back! No it isn’t a re-run of Get Shorty. Mohamed Moallim has returned from a pleasant summer holiday to preview the upcoming Eredivisie season. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Club Brugge Get Their Shopping Done Early

Jonathan Douma debuts as our Belgian correspondent with a look at transfer window early birds, Club Brugge. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Country Most Likely To Win The 2012 Euros

The final entry in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: High-Profile Coach Most Likely To Remain Unemployed

The ninth chapter in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Young Player Most Likely To Impress At A Big Club.

The eighth installment in our ten part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Manager Most Likely To Accept A High-Profile Position

The seventh installment in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Player Most Likely To Make A Big Splash In The Summer Transfer Window

The sixth segment in our ten-part season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Club Most Likely To Spend Big Over The Summer

The fifth in our ten-part 2010-11 season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2010-11 UEFA Yearbook: Club Most Likely To Win The 2012 Champions League

Can anyone possibly stand in Barcelona’s way? Sure, maybe… Yeah, okay, why not? Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Player Most Likely To Win The Ballon d’Or Not Named Messi Or Ronaldo

The third in our ten-part series. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Most Forgettable Moments

The second in our ten-part UEFA season review. Continue reading »

WFC’s 2011 UEFA Yearbook: Most Memorable Moments

The first instalment in our 10 piece review of the European season. Continue reading »

European Lights: Barcelona, Messi Shine Brightest

Andrew Gibney turns out the lights on another year of European nights. Continue reading »

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: A Sampling Of Hors d’Oeuvres For The Summer Window

As Ligue 1 winds down, last of all of Europe’s major competitions, Tapesh Patel looks at five of the young players who may move on to the main course of their careers, after having their fill of French cooking. Continue reading »

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Inter says, “That’s A Wrap!”

The season’s final edition of SWT looks at the Coppa d’Italia, Inter and Palermo’s prospects for the next campaign and Massimiliano’s comments regarding Jose Mourinho. Continue reading »

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: Lille OSC Win The Title, But What Future For Their Stars?

Lille manager Rudi Garcia guided his side through a long difficult Ligue 1 season to emerge as champions but the summer transfer window threatens to destroy, overnight, what he took so long to painstakingly build. Continue reading »

European Lights: Falcao Does A Forlan For Porto

He has just seventeen, if you know what I mean. Falcao makes Europa League championship music for Porto. Continue reading »

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: Of Sampdoria Suicide & Roma, Juve Reluctance

The Serie A season wraps up this weekend, with only the Champions League qualifier and final Europa League places left to decide. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Two Barcelona Alumni Enjoy Varying Degrees Of Success On Final Eredivisie Weekend

Albert Ferrer and Frank de Boer had widely disparate ends to their respective Eredivisie campaigns but they still have common roots. Continue reading »

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: Merson Maligns Arsenal & Wenger, Coupe de France, Ligue 1 Round Up

Paul Merson seems to be loading up on a more pungent substance these days, as he accuses Arsene Wenger and the Gunners of doping. Continue reading »

The Low Country: Both Ajax and Twente Look To Do It Their Way

For the fourth time this season and the second in the span of a week, Ajax and FC Twente meet. On Sunday, the KNVB Beker was the prize. this weekend it will be the Eredivisie crown. Continue reading »

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: AC Milan’s 21 Gun Salute

While AC Milan quietly won their first Scudetto in eight years, Udinese moved back into the Champions League, Lecce climbed out of danger, Sampdoria fell into it and Brescia left themselves nowhere to go but down. Continue reading »

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing – Blanc & Tigana: Not A Good Week For Bordeaux Managers

Tapesh Patel watches as the same people who label Laurent Blanc a racist harass Jean Tigana’s daughter in the stands while his club is being beaten on the pitch. Continue reading »

European Lights: Man United & Barcelona – Theatre Of Dreams v Ridiculous Theatrics?

The second leg of the Madrid/Barca Champions League semi-final toned down the extra-curriculars, although Javier Mascherano apparently didn’t get the memo. Meanwhile Man United cruised past Schalke, setting up a juicy rematch of the 2009 final. Continue reading »

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