Go Netherlands Go! (in Off-topic)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 9 2008 5:26 PM EDT

European cup football.

Netherlands just beat Italy with 3-0. Italy was world cup football champion 2 years ago!


Go Holland!

Ernest-Scribbler June 9 2008 5:32 PM EDT

Congrats, i watched the game, and was cheering for them, the best team to have never won anything. They play attractive football, and for this game, well i hate Italy, they are cheats!!!

8DEOTWP June 9 2008 5:32 PM EDT

alright holland

Phrede June 9 2008 5:35 PM EDT

Great game - lucky start, clearly offside - but who cares :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 9 2008 5:36 PM EDT

Never won anything?
In '88 the World cup, also the last time Holland won anything :(.

But who cares! Holland gonna be champion :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 9 2008 5:38 PM EDT

clearly offside?

No, new rules clearly state that the defender that was past the line of the goal did not remove himself from the game. Thus its not offside.

AdminG Beee June 9 2008 6:04 PM EDT

Alas I predict Holland will most likely collapse somewhere before the end of the tournament.

So often the Bridesmaid, but never the Bride.

They would be my first choice to support though, and it's always good to see the Italians (who put the Scots out in the final game of qualifiers) taught a lesson in "total football".

IndependenZ June 9 2008 6:07 PM EDT


Great match, I totally loved it. Offside... no way... tell that to the goalie who knocked his defender behind his own lines :P

hzarb June 9 2008 7:07 PM EDT

Rules state that player must have intentionally gone beyond his line for him to be considered still in play..not exactly the situation in this case..but, hey, Italy usually get the breaks from the referees, so they deserve some of their own medicine..pleased for Holland - they were better team on the night and always try to play good football, not to mention great support :)

Wizard'sFirstRule June 9 2008 7:39 PM EDT

they denied Australia a goal in the last world cup or something right? I think they won the whole thing, but should have been eliminated in Top 16.

Yukk June 9 2008 8:27 PM EDT

They took a lot of fake falls against Australia in the last World Cup and Australia refused to play that game and allowed the Italians to steal the win.

Phrede June 10 2008 2:19 AM EDT

Yup on that offside thingy the player did not 'put himself' over the line. The semi finals should be Germany, Holland, Portugal and 1 other (havent seen Spain play yet)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 10 2008 4:56 AM EDT

Anyone want to make a prediction on the outcome?

For me Holland is going to win this one :)

Phrede June 10 2008 4:59 AM EDT

I would like to say holland as they have a couple of people coming back from injury that should bolster the side. However Germany can never be ruled out and Portugal are looking very strong and they have Ronaldo.

One team that wont win it - England :)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 13 2008 4:37 PM EDT

4-1 Netherlands France.

Whahahaahahahaa we are going to be champion!!!!!

ScY June 13 2008 5:17 PM EDT

They should have won the last world cup too if Nistelrooy played in the game against Portugal instead of Kuyt. Kuyt is a worker, a runner and can create space, but he is NOT of the same caliber as Nistelrooy in terms of pure striking, goal scoring ability, and skill on the ball.

The Dutch team now is unfair if they manage to stay injury free. And unfortunately, I have to agree with Gbee on this one. Root for the Dutch, but they are much more likely to end up second or third, because, for the dutch, just beating a team is not enough (Example: Barcelona vs. Man U: barce had like 70% possession but ended up not winning the tourny)..

Go Holland! (I am a Dutch-American too!)

AdminG Beee June 13 2008 6:48 PM EDT

Congratulations Henk,
I have my fingers crossed for the Dutch - I just can't see them going all the way. They're definitely the most exciting team I've seen in the tourney so far though.

IMO this one is wide open.
Write-off the Germans at your peril. Portugal look great and a real favourite for the cup and then there's Croatia getting ready to cause a major (but not for me) upset.

Who knows ? I wouldn't put my mortgage on any team at the moment.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 13 2008 6:52 PM EDT

less futbol more poll Beee!

AdminG Beee June 13 2008 7:20 PM EDT

Three out of five doth not a contest make Novice :p

Back to topic: Football Go Holland !

hzarb June 13 2008 7:46 PM EDT

Another good performance by Holland today, although France were a bit unlucky at times and had a clear penalty denied.. Dutch are the best team seen so far.. Portugal have best performers in Deco & Ronaldo so far..Italy, one can never ignore - the worse they start, the more dangerous they tend to become..

Ernest-Scribbler June 14 2008 12:51 AM EDT

Delighted by the France result, those subs made Van Basten look like a genius. Now that you guys have qualified how about putting out a weak team vs Romania so they win eliminating Italy and France regardless of there result :D

Charlie June 14 2008 1:22 AM EDT

Yeah, let those plucky little Romanians be this year's Greece - right!!

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 14 2008 8:25 AM EDT

Im all for the Romanians next match against Holland. If they win the Italians and the French are out of the game. That would be so frickin' sweet!

Darkwalker [Jago] June 14 2008 8:35 AM EDT

Italy and France are over-rated! Plus Italy cheated at the last world cup!

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 14 2008 8:50 AM EDT

Italy should've lost last night due to Romania's Mutu missing a free PK (free as in, shouldn't have been a penalty), rofl. But Italy had a goal taken away as well, bad call of offsides, so it really evened out to a tie game in the end anyways, lol.

IndependenZ June 14 2008 11:15 AM EDT

Go Orange go! I'm all for letting Romania win the next match, but I doubt that'll happen. :)

IndependenZ June 17 2008 5:05 PM EDT

And it didn't happen! Go Holland go!

AdminShade June 17 2008 5:13 PM EDT

2 - 0 !

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 17 2008 5:38 PM EDT

next match against Sweden or Russia.

And Italy is through :(

hzarb June 17 2008 5:43 PM EDT

Hope Holland will not regret today's result if they'll get to the semifinal..

AdminG Beee June 21 2008 5:25 PM EDT

AdminG Beee, June 9 6:04 PM EDT
Alas I predict Holland will most likely collapse somewhere before the end of the tournament.

So often the Bridesmaid, but never the Bride.

Dang, I really wanted them to do well but I'm not surprised they just got beat from Russia.

Sorry for Henk, Inde and all our other Dutch players :/

hzarb June 21 2008 5:27 PM EDT

Sorry for the Dutch but there is no doubting Russia was the more deserving of the two today..

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] June 21 2008 5:28 PM EDT

yup they lost with 1 to 3, to bad for my neighbours

chuck1234 June 21 2008 6:29 PM EDT

the Comrades had a Dutch coach, so it was more of Dutch vs Dutch, if that's any consolation to you folks ;)

Colonel Custard [The Knighthood] June 21 2008 7:59 PM EDT

I guess I should just stop rooting for teams altogether. Seems everyone I pick loses. Portugal, Croatia, Netherlands...

*Ahem* I pick Italy to win tomorrow against Spain. That's right. I want Italy to win. That's who I'm rooting for. They'd better win, or else I'll be just as angry as I have been for the last 3 games.

...Hope that works.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 21 2008 8:39 PM EDT

that was by far the worst game ive ever seen!

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] June 21 2008 8:51 PM EDT

I'm rooting for Italy, they would have been my first choice anyway but they are also the team I drew out of the hat for the Euro sweepstakes at work, a cool οΎ£20 if they win the tournament :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] June 21 2008 11:05 PM EDT

Seems they gave up in the 2nd OT.
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