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      Dexter
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #25: May 26, 2010 07:00:32 pm
      I have a question.

      May sound silly but, why is your country called Netherlands and sometimes Holland?

      Not a silly question. Technically Holland isn't right, but I think it's just easier for most foreigners to say than the Netherlands and the term Holland might be more known from our past than the Netherlands. But technically Holland is only the west part, as can be seen on this picture:



      That part of my country was by far the most powerful in the past compared to the rest. Especially during our Golden age in the 17th century, there were only 1 million people living in Holland, the west part, they had alot of wealth and power at that time. The rest of the Netherlands was all farmland mostly. Holland owned about 70% of the worlds fleet at some point, maybe even more. Very intelligent traders, invented the stock. They even originally founded New York, though it was called New Amsterdam before you english noobs stole it from us. :laugh: Even now Holland is where most people live, Amsterdam is there, Rotterdam, Den Haag. So yeah, we dutch say mostly just Nederland(Netherlands), but Holland is normal to say too. Over the years, Holland has become a common term to describe all of the Netherlands.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #26: May 26, 2010 11:32:30 pm
      Saw the last 30 minutes of the first, and the Mexican goal by ManU bound El Chicharito. Van Persie's second goal was a class strike. He will make some noise in South Africa as long as Sneijder is willing to pass the ball to him.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #27: May 27, 2010 11:44:44 am
      Love the new Dutch national kit.

      Would really, really want Rafael van der Vaart at Anfield. Captained the team last night. Robin van Persie is a good finish, IMO.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #28: May 27, 2010 02:46:06 pm
      Van Persie netted two beautys
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #29: May 27, 2010 03:10:18 pm
      1st goal:
      Netherlands-Mexico 1-0 26/5/2010

      2nd goal:
      Netherlands-Mexico 2-0 26/5/2010

      Like the 2nd especially. Van Perise certainly seems back on form in time after his injury.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #30: May 27, 2010 03:15:50 pm
      Brilliant delivery for both.

      Was that Afellay in the second?
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      Reply #31: May 27, 2010 03:16:11 pm
      Them goals are superb, especially the second.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #32: May 27, 2010 03:16:56 pm
      Love the new Dutch national kit.

      Would really, really want Rafael van der Vaart at Anfield. Captained the team last night. Robin van Persie is a good finish, IMO.

      I bought the new dutch home top the other day, I really liked it so I decided to get it for the World Cup.
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      Reply #33: May 27, 2010 03:17:26 pm
      Brilliant delivery for both.

      Was that Afellay in the second?

      Yeah mate Affellay got the assist for the 2nd, what a ball that was.
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      Reply #34: May 27, 2010 03:19:33 pm
      I bought the new dutch home top the other day, I really liked it so I decided to get it for the World Cup.

      Considering getting it myself! Might actually be able to get it on the cheap in Amsterdam if I end up visiting in the summer.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #35: May 27, 2010 03:20:29 pm
      He's a tricky little player. Should move into a bigger league very soon.

      Some excellent depth in Holland.
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      Reply #36: May 27, 2010 03:21:31 pm
      Considering getting it myself! Might actually be able to get it on the cheap in Amsterdam if I end up visiting in the summer.

      I woudn't be surprised if you pay more out there, I was over there in March and my god has the price of everything gone up. :(.
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      Reply #37: May 27, 2010 03:28:55 pm
      I bought the new dutch home top the other day, I really liked it so I decided to get it for the World Cup.
      Nice one mate, how is it? I don't even have one yet, but I will. Do you have a name on it? I might go with Sneijder. The fabric is weird I heard? Though all Nike kits are, recycled plastic.

      He's a tricky little player. Should move into a bigger league very soon.

      Some excellent depth in Holland.
      Yeah, he's moving this summer, I'm about 99% about that. He's made it quite clear in the media, and PSV has already been making moves on other players, they just got Jermain Lens(talented dutch foward) and are also getting El Hamdaoui, both from AZ. Rumours are Affelay costs only 7.5 million pounds at the moment.

      Considering getting it myself! Might actually be able to get it on the cheap in Amsterdam if I end up visiting in the summer.
      Amsterdam isn't cheap. Would you go to London to get a cheap England shirt? :P That said, if there's anything you'll want to know about Amsterdam or Holland before you get here, let me know!

      I woudn't be surprised if you pay more out there, I was over there in March and my god has the price of everything gone up. :(.
      Don't think it's that the price has gone up, more that the euro has gone up compared to the pound? But yeah, either way Amsterdam isn't cheap. You should try living here as a student ;D
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #38: May 27, 2010 03:31:45 pm
      7.5m?

      Straight swap for Ryan f**king Babel!!
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      Reply #39: May 27, 2010 03:40:40 pm
      7.5m?

      Straight swap for Ryan f**king Babel!!
      Yeah, I know, way too cheap, but I can see him going for that price. Maybe it's cause he had a bad season, he seemed frustrated at PSV this season. They don't want Babel though, they have Dzsudzsák on the left, by now I'd take him over Babel.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #40: May 27, 2010 08:18:00 pm

      Nice one mate, how is it? I don't even have one yet, but I will. Do you have a name on it? I might go with Sneijder. The fabric is weird I heard? Though all Nike kits are, recycled plastic.


      No mate I don't have a name and numbe on the back because I don't do that anymoe, (getting old.) If I did ever get a name o the back I would definately get Bergkamp ;).

      Oh and yes I could imagine being a student in Amsterdam, must be horrendous. Beer is so expensive as well. The red light district is still good value though.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #41: May 27, 2010 08:22:54 pm
      Not a silly question. Technically Holland isn't right, but I think it's just easier for most foreigners to say than the Netherlands and the term Holland might be more known from our past than the Netherlands. But technically Holland is only the west part, as can be seen on this picture:



      That part of my country was by far the most powerful in the past compared to the rest. Especially during our Golden age in the 17th century, there were only 1 million people living in Holland, the west part, they had alot of wealth and power at that time. The rest of the Netherlands was all farmland mostly. Holland owned about 70% of the worlds fleet at some point, maybe even more. Very intelligent traders, invented the stock. They even originally founded New York, though it was called New Amsterdam before you english noobs stole it from us. :laugh: Even now Holland is where most people live, Amsterdam is there, Rotterdam, Den Haag. So yeah, we dutch say mostly just Nederland(Netherlands), but Holland is normal to say too. Over the years, Holland has become a common term to describe all of the Netherlands.

      I actually wondered that today :D Cheers for that mate.
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      Reply #42: May 27, 2010 09:23:28 pm
      Southafrica 1 - 1 Colombia first half.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #43: May 27, 2010 11:05:50 pm
      Did babel play for Holland?
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #44: May 27, 2010 11:10:17 pm
      South Africa beat Colombia 2-1, with all goals being penalties I think.

      Denmark beat Senegal 2-0.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #45: May 27, 2010 11:16:55 pm
      No, he didn't.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #46: May 27, 2010 11:25:11 pm
      Damn, Holland kits are always nice because of the orange colour, especially when they have black lines around.

      I actually have one I bought from Nike Town back in 2003 but I don't know which year it was. It looks similar to the current one.
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #47: May 27, 2010 11:32:53 pm
      Probably from Euro 2000?

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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #48: May 27, 2010 11:38:21 pm
      Ah, I think that's the one.

      I thought so but it was weird cause I bought it in 2003!
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      Re: Other International friendlies
      Reply #49: May 27, 2010 11:52:00 pm
      Could be this one for 2002/2003 then:

      Thing is though, we never qualified for the WC 2002, so we hardly played in that one, only for Euro 2004 qualifications.

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