Dutch Football

Staying up with Sparta

Kenny Dougall on Sparta’s First Season back in the Eredivisie So Sparta survived. On the final day, the Roda result went Sparta’s way, and Sparta won 1:3 away against Go Ahead Eagles: a team that had been destined for relegation early on in the season. Back in the Eredivisie for the first time in seven years,…

Always Sparta Rotterdam

The fan shop was had just opened. The lights on the towers had not yet been turned on. On the way from Marconiplein RET trains top, a teenager had accelerated down the footpath on his bicycle doing a wheelie. Someone else had parked their (non-motorised) scooter on the footpath as they waited for their Chinese-Indonesische…

Watching Quick of The Hague

“So, do they come to Quick thinking it is a Dutch, establishment club?”, I asked Dennis regarding SC Remo. “Yes, of course. But, they don’t come to the club, looking for a fight, or to square off. There are always some tensions – but, that is just the same against other clubs. And, there are…

Watching ASC Oegstgeest

I turn left onto Langegracht, on one side of the street is a police station and on the other side are some junkies sitting, talking. There is a safe injecting facility nearby – apparently. My bicycle moves slowly and almost in a straight line. A woman ahead of me, riding quickly, has something fall from…

Watching Sparta Rotterdam

Or, “The Last Day of The Season” The weather is mild: this is an evening for t-shirts and light jackets. The train leaves for Dordrecht from Leiden at 18:30 and will stop at Schiedam Centrum more or less at 1900. This allows for a twenty minute journey to Het Kasteel (The Castle), via the RET …

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