The amazing life of Ruud Krol, World Cup finalist and coaching the globe

Most people remember Ruud Krol for his fantastic time as a player with Ajax Amsterdam and the Dutch national team. A great “sweeper” or in today’s talking, central defender with great passing ability. He didn’t follow Cruyff and Neeskens to Spain and New York Cosmos, instead he stayed loyal to Ajax for 12 years before…

Premier League 2019/20 prediction in 50 years retro perspective

To try to predict the outfall of the 2019/20 Premier League season is difficult, while looking back 50 years to that special “Summer of 69”. You had a very exciting season coming up with the World Cup in Mexico arriving. Not so much have changed really. Manchester City, last seasons Premier League winner, were the…

Barcelona, a new exciting season, Messi, Griezmann and more

Barcelona finished last season as Spanish champions and they will most certainly continue to dominate La Liga with a great new signing in Antoine Griezmann. The main focus must be to get back in the “big walk” of the Champions League. A few changes were needed to just “freshening up” the situation at Camp Nou….

Antonio Valencia, Man Utd exit, Copa America and L.D.U debut

Antonio Valencia left Man Utd this summer after spending a number of years at Old Trafford and silently been one of the best players at the club in the “late years” of Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex paid Wigan Athletic £16million for Valencia’s services back in 2009. He had then spent two seasons with The…