Eredivisie Boosted By Dutch World Cup Success...

The Eredivisie will savour Louis van Gaal's success with the Netherlands at the World Cup, as several of its stars proved their quality on the biggest stage...

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Synergy says...

@thefuldutch> I would even have Vlaar in my team of the tournament, still doesn't change the fact that I wouldn't want them at United. Blind is a good player, but isn't especially quick or tricky & not sold on Vrij.

Most of this Dutch squad will be good team players, however I can't see anyone of them ending up as a future star. United's academy does a good job of producing team players, I would rather spent the money we have on stars or potential stars and not on team players.

Posted 8:04am 15th July 2014

davislurve (Blackburn Rovers) says...

I tired of hearing how this Dutch team "were not that good", I thought they were absolutely brilliant and 3rd spot was the very least that they deserved. Daley Blind, Daryl Janmaat, Stefan De vrij, Georginio Wijnaldum was great, brilliant feet and a good football brain (that cliche), and I was extremely excited to see some Jordi Classie as I had heard a lot, even Dirk Kuyt showed that he can be a very useful player still, I would think they are way more underrated than they are overrated.

Posted 9:08pm 14th July 2014

morpheus99 (Manchester United) says...

How does all the good players showing off their skills and then leaving to go to other countries benefit the eredivisie exactly?

Posted 6:33pm 14th July 2014

thefuldutch (Fulham) says...

@Synergy: WhoScored has Daley Blind and Stefan de Vrij in their team of the tournament.

Posted 3:10pm 14th July 2014

Synergy says...

The Dutch overachieved. They played like a unit, had a fantastic coach and executed his plans perfectly.

Sadly not one young Dutch player stood out. Inspite of reaching the semi finals, there wasn't a single young Dutch player who I would have liked Van Gaal to sign for united. In short the Eredivisie continues to churn out good players, but there was nobody who looked like a young RVP or Robben, basically a player who could be a world beater.

Posted 12:18pm 14th July 2014

thefuldutch (Fulham) says...

It's so frustrating that, as a nation, we're just not quite big enough to compete with the very best-both where our national team and our league are concerned. We invented the whole 'skills training from an early age' concept, but the French, Germans, Spanish (among others) have since caught up and will always be able to get more out of their larger talent pools.At least the English are still banging rocks together to try to make a fire.

Posted 11:33am 14th July 2014

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