Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by national acrobat, Dec 22, 2005.
Relax, it will only be a draw. 1-1 with United having 20 shots on goal.
Proved us wrong, huh? That was a shithouse masterclass today. Even played 6 at the back at one point...
Good weekend for United. Three points, Arsenal lose, City and Liverpool draw. I'm worried about the run-in though. In the last 11 games, United will play City, Arsenal and Spurs away.
Next week is internationals week. Norway are going to Belfast in the first game after Lars Lagerbäck took over. I'm curious about what he will be able to do with the team.
Arsene Wenger kind of curious to see how far he can push Arsenal fans
Tomorrow: Bulgary - Netherlands in the Vasil Levski stadium, Sofia (World Cup qualification).
- Previous matches: 10. 4 victories for Bulgary, 4 for the Netherlands, 2 draws
- We never met in the nineties (no match with Hristo Stoichkov :/ ).
- Goal saldo: 17-14 for the Netherlands
- The Netherlands played 3 times before in Vasil Levski stadium and never won there
- If Daley Blind plays, he will pass his father Danny (current coach) in amount of caps (43 and 42)
01: 13 May 1959 Bulgaria v Netherlands 3-2 International Friendly (Vasil Levski, Sofia)
Ivan Kolev penalty 39
Aleksander Vasilev 41
Georgi Sokolov 67
Leo Canjels 12
Leo Canjels 66
02: 03 Apr 1960 Netherlands v Bulgaria 4-2 International Friendly (Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam)
Tonny van der Linden 23
Tonny van der Linden 28
Tonny van der Linden 77
Henk Groot 88
Dimitar Yakimov 9
Panayot Panayotov 28
03: 27 Oct 1968 Bulgaria v Netherlands 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8 (Vasil Levski, Sofia)
Hristo Bonev penalty 44
Georgi Asparoukov 65
04: 22 Oct 1969 Netherlands v Bulgaria 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8 (De Kuip, Rotterdam)
Wietze Veenstra 23
Hristo Bonev 60
05: 23 Jun 1974 Bulgaria v Netherlands 1-4 FIFA World Cup Finals group 3 (Westfalenstadium, Dortmund) (the only end tournament match!)
Ruud Krol own goal 78
Johan Neeskens penalty 5
Johan Neeskens penalty 45
Johnny Rep 71
Theo de Jong 78
06: 04 Sep 1985 Netherlands v Bulgaria 1-0 International Friendly (Heerenveen)
Rob de Wit 81
07: 24 May 1988 Netherlands v Bulgaria 1-2 International Friendly (De Kuip, Rotterdam)
Jan Wouters 61
Trifon Ivanov 83
Luboslav Penev 89
08: 07 Oct 2006 Bulgaria v Netherlands 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group G (Vasil Levski, Sofia)
Martin Petrov 12
Goals NL: Robin Van Persie 62
09: 08 Sep 2007 Netherlands v Bulgaria 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G (Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam)
Wesley Sneijder 22
Ruud Van Nistelrooy 58
10: 26 May 2012 Netherlands v Bulgaria 1-2 International Friendly (Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam)
Robin Van Persie 45
It's going to be embarrassing for us.
We'll see about that!
Holy fuck. We were losing against Georgia but came back to win 3:1. We actually managed to come back from a losing situation against minnows. Apocalypse is near.
Also Tadić is a monster. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games in these qualifications. He scored or assisted all but one goal for us so far.
Bale suspended for the game against us
Also Neil Taylor will be out too, he just broke Seamus Coleman's leg
Matthijs de Ligt will make his debut. 17 years, old, the youngest player starting in Oranje in 86 years. Four other right foot central defenders are injured atm.
I make this mistake sometimes too.
I wasn't expecting this at all! The Dutch looked very passive - their first shot on goal was around the 55th minute. On the other hand, we only had the ball 30% of the time in the first half, but had 4 shots on goal, two of them in. It's a rare display of efficiency on our side.
Talk about embarring. The worst match in decades. What a horrible performance that was. Everything went wrong. Missing the next big tournament is more and more likely.
@Forostar: Danny Blind sacked.
Yep. He called the Bulgaria match an incident, thought Oranje was on the good way. He gave all he got. Kind of sad it had to end to suddenly but this loss got us in the danger zone big time. I hope a new coach changes something in the squad. I think every match has to be won from now on. Perhaps we can lose one, but it's highly risky. Van Gaal is rumoured to be the favourite candidate. He's eating good food in Portugal now, and doing not much else (sabbatical). We'll play Italy in a friendly this Tuesday. Without a new coach yet. Assistent Grim will lead the team. After that match, I guess it won't take very long to hear who is going to do it...
Scotland just won a match!!!! Beat Slovenia 1-0. Late goal from Chris Martin. Still no hope of qualifying though.
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