Category Archives: Holland

Go Ahead Eagles 1 VVV Venlo 0

Go Ahead Eagles 1 VVV Venlo 0 (16th May 2013) Along with the currently floundering Be Quick Groningen, Go Ahead Eagles have one of weirdest and most evocative names in European football, at least to me. It was therefore with a … Continue reading

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Haarlem Ground Pics

With Amsterdam hotel options for the days around Europa League Final being either expensive, shabby-looking, or hopelessly distant from the centre of the city, I opted to stay in Haarlem, a few miles to the east instead. A very pleasant … Continue reading

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Europa League Final 2013

Benfica 1 Chelsea 2 Europa League Final 15th May 2013 This wasn’t my first visit to the Amsterdam Arena. A full 13 years ago I’d been there to see Ajax dismantle NEC Nijmegen 5-2, after a very shaky first half. I’d … Continue reading

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Eindhoven – Sevilla 4 Middlesbrough 0

Eindhoven – Sevilla 4 Middlesbrough 0 (10/05/2006) Like many fans around the country, I, as a Reading fan, don’t have much of an opinion of Middlesbrough. As a club they are neither big enough to evoke admiration or envy, nor … Continue reading

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