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Stefan
25 Jun 10, 11:59
Wes and his boys to go through.

Besnik
25 Jun 10, 12:03
I think Holland will easily go through. Their opponent isn't too strong comparing with others like: Germany, England, Uruguay, Paraguay, South Korea etc. We know that Robben is back and he will be ready for this clash, so I think it's another plus for Holland, simply for me Holland is already qualified. :)

lonewolf19
25 Jun 10, 12:37
Good luck Wes!!
I want to see you in the final!

Fitzy
25 Jun 10, 13:38
Yeah Holland will win.

blackmore
25 Jun 10, 16:15
holland will drill them...3-0

FCBarca
25 Jun 10, 16:51
This is an interesting matchup, I believe...The Dutch will he heavily favored but Slovakia are a disciplined side that will look to expose the defense of Holland too...Robben could be a helluva addition, if he's fit

Kraits
25 Jun 10, 18:14
HOLLAND ALL THE WAY.. Sneijder to be the best player of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Sacamano
25 Jun 10, 20:59
The Slovakes were first in the poule, and beat Italy. We must not underestimate them. I just hope for a comfortable win without any stupid yellow or red cards.

Bob Sacamano
27 Jun 10, 17:34
It's not likely Van der Vaart will start tomorrow, he got injured today at the training. He will most likely be replaced by Elia or Afellay. Both players who are more left wing players than Rafael, they are more able to keep the pitch wide. Not that Van der Vaart is a bad player, but not someone for on the wing.

Jnr
27 Jun 10, 21:22
Dutch normal time win will make me temporarily a rich guy in a 7game combo! Im rating them as one of the finalists no doubt, but what worries me is their suspension threath for Brazil..RvP, VdV, Kuyt, de Jong, van der Wiel and G.Bronckhorst are all one yellow away..Against Slovakia 3-0 will do though

Suneet
27 Jun 10, 21:25
Elia was nice in the last friendly I saw him in, better than VDV with the ball.

Bob Sacamano
28 Jun 10, 08:54
In case of a yellow for Gio van Bronckhorst or Dirk Kuijt, it doesn't make the team much weaker imo. In case of Kuijt it makes is even stronger.

Bob Sacamano
28 Jun 10, 12:47
Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst; Van Bommel, de Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuijt, Van Persie.

Robben in starting XI. Preferred to see Elia, because Robben isn't 100% fit yet and imo we must be able to beat the Slovakes without Robben. But he could be very useful when it turns out to be a difficult match.

HUP NEDERLAND!

Jnr
28 Jun 10, 14:56
Slovaks has been pretty resilient today, though Robben found a way to hit them..Still, Im expecting couple of goals more for Oranje..

blackmore
28 Jun 10, 14:58
Dutch normal time win will make me temporarily a rich guy in a 7game combo! Im rating them as one of the finalists no doubt, but what worries me is their suspension threath for Brazil..RvP, VdV, Kuyt, de Jong, van der Wiel and G.Bronckhorst are all one yellow away..Against Slovakia 3-0 will do though

this could turn out to be one of the easiest combos..without any upsets that is. bra,holl,esp,ger,uru,gha,par,arg could mean some severe money in the bank.

Handoyo
28 Jun 10, 14:59
Robben is so difficult to play against. He's almost Messi-like.

Considering this is his first game after the injury.

dynasty27
28 Jun 10, 15:18
Shit sneijder looks injured..

Maslany
28 Jun 10, 16:01
Sneijder was the one who made the pass to Robben for the first goal, right?

lonewolf19
28 Jun 10, 16:12
Yes. Sneijder made that assist and a goal. Awesome ;)

FCBarca
28 Jun 10, 16:40
Robben is so difficult to play against. He's almost Messi-like.

Considering this is his first game after the injury.

Reminds me more of Rivaldo, tbh...He's got a great left foot and terrific pace...I think the thing that surprised me about his goal (I could've predicted exactly what he was going to do when the pass came out wide to him, live) was how easy it was to know what he was going to do

If you look at his highlight reel for the past couple of seasons, he always cuts into the middle and unleashes that left foot of his...Great goal but I do question the scouting from Slovakia on him, not sure how they let him cut into the middle like that

Mino
28 Jun 10, 16:52
robben or sneijder to the ballon d'or ???????????

rockball
28 Jun 10, 19:15
Robben scored a typical-Robben goal there. I think it should be named after him for the sheer number of times Robben does that. It is amazing that its the only thing he does. You are 100% sure everytime he gets the ball that he is going to try that same shit and somehow he manages to get away with it. Pretty much like Messi; in that situation you can bet your house that Messi always attempts the same.

Besnik
28 Jun 10, 19:17
Sneijder/Robben ftw!

Great victory for Oranje. It's so great seeing Sneijder and Robben in one team, they are great duo. Kudos to Sneijder and Robben for the Holland's first goal.. Sneijder gave that great long pass(or if we can call it assist), and Robben finished the action perfectly. It's even better that Sneijder scored the second goal for Holland, now he has two goals from four matches.

Well done!! :thumbsup:

Choppin Onions
29 Jun 10, 05:29
robben or sneijder to the ballon d'or ???????????

Unfortunately, it all depends who wins the WC really. If this were a non-WC year, one of Sneijder or Milito would've won ballon d'or. Probaby the former.

Anyways, fairly good game by the Dutch. That back-line is a bit soft though innit?

Trippi
29 Jun 10, 05:54
If you look at his highlight reel for the past couple of seasons, he always cuts into the middle and unleashes that left foot of his...Great goal but I do question the scouting from Slovakia on him, not sure how they let him cut into the middle like that

There is a reason scouts are not footballers. In a game its instinct,doesnt matter how much you "plan".

Universe
29 Jun 10, 06:27
Robben scored a typical-Robben goal there. I think it should be named after him for the sheer number of times Robben does that. It is amazing that its the only thing he does. You are 100% sure everytime he gets the ball that he is going to try that same shit and somehow he manages to get away with it. Pretty much like Messi; in that situation you can bet your house that Messi always attempts the same.

Completely agree. It's getting a little stale and it's somewhat bemusing that defences can't prevent it as easily.

I must also say that Hamsik was damn disappointing this world cup.

Jnr
29 Jun 10, 08:54
Appearantly RvP started bitching about his substitution, clearly telling to the coach : "Change Sneijder, not me"

Not a good sign just before the all important clash with Brazil..

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