Netherlands: Bloemendaal Gives Golden Season Shine With Third Title in a Row

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The Bloemendaal trilogy is a fact. The Sparrows became national champions for the third time in a row on Saturday afternoon. Pinoké was also defeated in the second game without any problems: 3-0. On Thursday, Bloemendaal won the first final meeting after taking shoot-outs . The field belonged to everyone in an orange shirt. From the young fans, from the […]

Netherlands: Seve Van Ass, Calm Under the Pressure of Bloemendaal’

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The statistic that Bloemendaal had lost only two of its last 37 home games in the regular competition and play-offs until Saturday afternoon, makes HGC’s 1-3 victory even more impressive than it already was. The team of coach Paul van Ass faced a 1-0 deficit in the second semi-final with De Mussen, but then surprisingly turned […]

Netherlands: Pinoké Historic Final Spot Overshadowed by Racism Affair

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The Pinoké supporters and players celebrated in a grand manner on Saturday afternoon reaching the final for the national championship in the Men’s Tulip Hoofdklasse. The unbridled enthusiasm of the debutant in the play-offs after the 3-0 win in the second semi-final against neighbor Amsterdam could not hide the fact that the final spot was overshadowed […]

Netherlands: Oranje-Rood Drags Third Game Out of the Fire Against Tilburg

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Oranje-Rood managed to pull out a third game after shoot-outs on Saturday afternoon against Tilburg (2-2). After five minutes, the team from Eindhoven was already 0-1 behind and the situation seemed hopeless, but Janneke van de Venne scored two goals in the third quarter. Shoot-outs took the Orange-Red better than Tilburg this time. On Sunday at 12:30 PM […]

Netherlands: HGC Miraculously Wins From Bloemendaal: 1-3

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The men of HGC miraculously won against Bloemendaal on Saturday afternoon. Although De Mussen were masters on their own field and had plenty of scoring opportunities, after the second semi-final in the play-offs, the scoreboard was still 1-3. That means that both teams will have to play an all-deciding third game tomorrow with the stakes being a […]

Netherlands: Disciplinary Committee Suspends Pruyser

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The independent disciplinary committee of the KNHB has suspended Mirco Pruyser, captain and striker of Amsterdam, for his club’s second play-off game against Pinoké, which will be played on Saturday. Pruyser has been suspended due to ‘an incident’ during the first play-off match between the two teams last Sunday in the Wagener Stadium. The KNHB has […]

Netherlands: Warmerdam Enjoys Playoff Debut: ‘but We Don’t Have Anything Yet’

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If you didn’t know better, you must have thought after the playoff-game between Amsterdam and Pinoké on Sunday that the Stingneuzen had just won the Dutch title of the Tulip Hoofdklasse Men. Hundreds of Pinoké supporters stormed the field. They hugged and cheered the players, thousands of fans clapped their hands and shouted to their heroes in […]

Netherlands: Keetels Happy With Den Bosch’s Fighting Spirit

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By winning the Gold Cup, Marloes Keetels added a new prize to her already overflowing list of honours. More than the joy about winning the most important cup tournament, the captain of Den Bosch was delighted with the displayed fighting spirit. “We competed again as a team, as black and yellow. I think that’s tonight’s win.’ ‘We wanted […]

A bizarre end to an entertaining game

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Sunday afternoon, 3 p.m. Victoria-Oranje-Rood (2-2) has already passed for 45 minutes, when Rob Haantjes – interim coach of the Eindhoven team – is still discussing vigorously with referees Armand Triepels and Berry van Bentum in the clubhouse. Crying with happiness, the players of Oranje-Rood fell into each other’s arms when the horn sounded after seventy minutes […]