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Majid Mohamed works as a sub-editor on the Independent's web desk. A European football fanatic, he is especially interested in the Dutch game.

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Lionel Messi in numbers: Is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer?, Football

Lionel Messi in numbers: Is the Barcelona player the greatest-ever footballer?

Football’s greatest – Pelé, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer and Alfredo Di Stéfano amongst others – may already have been surpassed by a 25-year-old.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 29 October 2012 at 2:50 pm

Vurnon Anita: Versatile midfielder who can dictate the tempo at Newcastle United, Football

Vurnon Anita: Versatile midfielder who can dictate the tempo at Newcastle United

The new Newcastle number eight favours a defensive midfield role, although he has more ability and passing range than Cheick Tioté, another Newcastle midfielder signed from the Dutch league.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 16 August 2012 at 12:55 pm

Netherlands set to implement changes after disastrous Euro 2012 campaign, Sport

Netherlands set to implement changes after disastrous Euro 2012 campaign

Bert van Marwijk, who led Feyenoord to Uefa Cup triumph in 2002, resigned as Netherlands coach recently following their early exit from Euro 2012. The process of reverting Oranje to play the ‘Dutch way’ again can now begin.

By | Sport | Friday, 29 June 2012 at 3:43 pm

Euro 2012: Netherlands preview, Sport

Euro 2012: Netherlands preview

The European Championships begin in just a few days with the Netherlands amongst the favourites once again. The Dutch are currently ranked as the fourth best team in the world according to the latest Fifa rankings

By | Sport | Tuesday, 5 June 2012 at 4:15 pm

iBet column correctly tips Bubba Watson as Masters winner at 60-1, Sport

iBet column correctly tips Bubba Watson as Masters winner at 60-1

Gareth Purnell tipped us to back Bubba Watson at 60/1 in his US Masters preview column on 22 March.

By | Sport | Monday, 9 April 2012 at 3:06 pm

Johan Cruyff regains control at Ajax as entire board steps down, Sport

Johan Cruyff regains control at Ajax as entire board steps down

Club icon can now finally implement his technical revolution at the Dutch giants.

By | Sport | Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 3:01 pm

Steve McClaren faces another challenge at Twente, Sport

Steve McClaren faces another challenge at Twente

Steve McClaren replaced Dutch coach Co Adriaanse last week after a combination of problems led Twente chairman Joop Munsterman to let the manager go with still six months remaining on his contract despite good results in general.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 at 4:11 pm

The return of Steve McClaren to the Netherlands, Sport

The return of Steve McClaren to the Netherlands

Steve McClaren has returned to the Netherlands, where he remains highly regarded, to once again become manager of FC Twente.

By | Sport | Friday, 6 January 2012 at 4:01 pm

Must watch: Head over heels for a touchdown, Sport

Must watch: Head over heels for a touchdown

Cincinnati Bengals’ receiver Jerome Simpson flips over Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington to score a remarkable touchdown during an NFL game.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 27 December 2011 at 2:40 pm

Dutch Cup game abandoned after goalkeeper kicks fan, Sport

Dutch Cup game abandoned after goalkeeper kicks fan

The KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) fourth round game between Ajax and AZ was abandoned last night after AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado was sent-off for kicking a fan who had attempted to attack him.

By | Sport | Thursday, 22 December 2011 at 12:08 pm

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