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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hup Holland Hup

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Looks like Soccer City will be very orange on Sunday. The Dutch team who many people thought had an easy path to get out of their group and then fall to Brazil. Well the Clockwork Orange is still ticking in South Africa and Samba was sent home. But its not like the dutch team has been lucky this time. They are good; very good. The Dutch have not lost a match in regulation since November 17, 2007. The only match that they lost between then and now was with Russia the 2008 European Championship, and that took extra time. I hope Spain and Germany don't think that the Dutch will choke as they have always done, or else they will be in for a surprise.

Speaking of Spain and Germany, the Dutch's win today made this the first ever World Cup played out of Europe to be won by a European team. To put another point in perspective, this event resembles a bit like the 1974 World Cup. A team devised a system to win using style and beauty, and have always been the darlings of the tournament they never won; while another team played hard every game. The question is are the rolls reversed this time?

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