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These two sides contested the semi-final of the 1992 Euros, with a star-studded Denmark side featuring Torben Piechnik and John Jensen triumphing over a team of obscure Dutchman featuring forgotten names like Marco Van Basten and Frank Rijkaard. The Danes would go on to beat the recently unified Germany in the final, prompting the type of wild celebrations on the streets of Copenhagen not seen since the birth of Niklas Bendtner four years earlier.

Netherlands: The George Baker Selection – ‘Little Green Bag’

The Dutch contribution to pop culture has never really lived up to its fine art history – I see your Johannes Vermeer and raise you a Vengabus – but all sins against good taste are forgiven when you consider the Netherlands gave us the soundtrack to one of the finest moments in cinematic history – the Reservoir Dogs intro. ‘Little Green Bag’ was, remarkably, only the second-biggest hit for the awfully Dutch-sounding George Baker Selection.

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Denmark: Alphabeat – ‘Fascination’

From America’s greatest ever export to its second best: industrial-strength paint stripper. The really-quite-good Danish pop group Alphabeat provided the delightfully camp theme for Coca-Cola adverts in Europe a couple of years back. Like all Danish people, Alphabeat dress and style their hair like their king, Niklas Bendtner.





Adabelle
06.09.12
Heil Bendtner. Heil Bendtner. Heil Bendtner. Heil Bendtner. Heil Bendtner.

Owantjaaaa
06.09.12
I am dutch and i hope Holland loses cuz football/soccer sucks and everyone here will go full retard if "we" win

thumbcrusher
06.09.12
I like how Denmark didn't qualify and they won in '92.

TheJackal
06.09.12
lol Bendtner

Dreamflight
06.09.12
"I like how Denmark didn't qualify and they won in '92."

Fucking epic!

Voivod
06.09.12
Holland football team has unlimited talent, but just doesn't know how to win critical games in tournaments.

phishing
06.09.12
I'm pretty stoked to see what Danish babes the cameramen show.

Voivod
06.09.12
"I'm pretty stoked to see what Danish babes the cameramen show."

Dutch chicks are swell as well.

henryChinaski
06.09.12
Curious to see the Danes

insomniac15
06.09.12
Netherlands needs to win this cup.

Electric City
06.09.12
saw the netherlands lose to bulgaria in a friendly a couple weeks ago. im rooting for them, but my hopes arent that high

Voivod
06.09.12
@ Electric City

That's precisely what I'm talking about.

While the Dutch can rip off ANY national soccer team at their best day, when the time has to make the breakthrough their fail is epic...

insomniac15
06.09.12
I keep hoping they win something for a decade now, so it probably won't happen.

Voivod
06.09.12
Just found out that Dutch coach has trouble imposing discipline upon his players, so the omens for the Dutch team are not so good, I'm afraid...

DoubtGin
06.09.12
dutch'd

Nagrarok
06.09.12
'Holland football team has unlimited talent, but just doesn't know how to win critical games in tournaments.'

Sadly this is true. Oh, our notorious failures at penalties. Of course I have full confidence Holland will take the win this match, but Denmark is not to be underestimated.

And Little Green Bag. Of course. I expect to see another certain song pop up in a later entry.

Dave de Sylvia
06.09.12
That goal was all about Bendtner's dummy run.

MalleusMaleficarum
06.09.12
the fudge man. The Danes weren't supposed to score first.

FromDaHood
06.09.12
No need to worry the orange will get it back

Voivod
06.09.12
Tradition says that whenever Denmark takes the lead in score, seldom looses the match in Euros.

5 wins and 4 draws so far.


http://www.gazzetta.gr/page/296855/ollandia-dania

Voivod
06.09.12
Of course, everything is open right now.

fish.
06.09.12
"Oh, our notorious failures at penalties."
Dude I'm English, how do you think I feel?

Still not sure whether to stick with RVP or Huntelaar. I'd love it so much if I went with Huntelaar and he were picked over RVP. Would teach all those suckas to go just go for the famous one.

Denmark are looking stronger since the goal. I reckon they could actually ride this one out, or at least get a draw.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
Robben as always does the same shtick over and over again but never scores.



Dreamflight
06.09.12
No matter how amazing is Holland's attack, if their defence is average,

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
i wouldn't count hollands offensive as amazing if they can't score a goal. they had many great opportunities but yet the missed everytime. holland was dominating for a long while but if don't score a goal soon denmark will become more and more active and a 2-0 could easily follow.

to be honest as i am rooting for germany (as i live in germany) i am hoping for holland to go packing xD

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
omg what is denmark doing.....about the whole team is defending but there are too much open spaces...

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Holland are pilling on the pressure, ithink it's only a matter of time before they score, but their defence is laughable.

Voivod
06.09.12
Dutch are pressing the Danes with no result up to now.

It's hard when a team is chasing the score.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
huntelaar is coming, maybe this will ignite the score machine

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
AHAHHAHA.....this can't be, some god is trolling holland. huntelaar and someone else both unable to score with only the goalkeeper in front of them


Voivod
06.09.12
huntelaar and someone else both unable to score with only the goalkeeper in front of them



Unfortunately for the Netherlands, this is a deja vu.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Robben's style of play has become so boring and predictable.

Voivod
06.09.12
^^^^true dat

MO
06.09.12
not looking good for the Netherlands

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
YEEEESSS, holland lost, good for us germans

and yeah robben is the most predictable and boring offensive player of the bundesliga (and in my circles the most depised)

Shuyin
06.09.12
great game, both teams played great, imo a draw would be fitting. best luck to Portugal now.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
Well that was a surprise. I never thought Denmark stood a chance against Holland. Kudos to them. Now nobody can predict the outcame of the second group.

JamieTwort
06.09.12
Agreed about Robben.

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
to be honest, holland should have won 5:1, but holland just wasted soooo many chances. denmark had good luck that holland had bad luck. denmarks defense was average, their offense even worse. after seeing this match i don't fear our team will have any problems against them. overall the match got better and better once denmark scored the goal and started to attack more. holland got more and more agitated and showed some brilliant (though fruitless) moves.

rockandmetaljunkie
06.09.12
"holland just wasted soooo many chances denmark had good luck"

It's not just bad luck, when you're losing so many opportunities.

insomniac15
06.09.12
many chances were wasted by Holland only because some players refused to pass the ball or just stop random shooting from the middle of the field.

fish.
06.09.12
Netherlands messed up their opportunities and it cost them. It's harsh, but in some ways they deserved it

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
when is the germany vs. portugal blog going up? i can't wait for the game...sadly no klose from the start.

Shuyin
06.09.12
in 20 minutes

Dreamflight
06.09.12
Damn that bastard Schweinsteiger is gonna play...we're doomed.

insomniac15
06.09.12
I agree with you Anarchist, plus Denmark played well. Maybe it's just a slow start for Netherlands, however this was their easiest game...

fish.
06.09.12
Hopefully Muller and Ozil will do well.
Also hope someone makes Ronaldo cry

Nagrarok
06.09.12
'many chances were wasted by Holland only because some players refused to pass the ball or just stop random shooting from the middle of the field.'

This was so frustrating, it's a sad thing they sometimes don't even know how to play as a team in the offensive. Also agreed about Robben, he wasted valuable time and chances trying to score himself and just keeps repeating his usual trick over and over again. Holland received so many chances and never once got a goal out of it. The Danes only needed one good chance to score. Now there's Germany ahead...

insomniac15
06.09.12
Yeah, the Danes played well all their chances to attack even though only one became a goal. Netherlands had so many passing them by. It was so annoying to watch them miss.

Aids
06.09.12
arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Oblivioncry
06.09.12
i hope our defense will be better then denmarks or atleast strong enough to stop ronaldo. atleast özil is on our side and not backing him up.

insomniac15
06.09.12
Ronaldo is more of a poser than a football player. I hate that guy so much. I really hope Germany slays Portugal.

Dreamflight
06.09.12
"Ronaldo is more of a poser than a football player. "

lol

Amazing how football has evolved so that any poser can score 46 gols in one of the best leagues in the world.

insomniac15
06.09.12
I am really subjective about him because I hate him so much, sorry man.

Dreamflight
06.09.12
ok dude, I'm also subjective about him since he's my fav player. cheers.

Recspecs
06.09.12
32 shots.

32 fucking shots.

Goddammit.

AliW1993
06.09.12
Loved this match, I've been backing to cause an upset.

I know it's easy to say now but I think the Dutch are being really overhyped. Great going forward, average at best in defense.

Also fun to laugh at the RVP crew.

AliW1993
06.09.12
backing Denmark to cause an upset*

fixed

fish.
06.09.12
"Also fun to laugh at the RVP crew."
hopping back on the Huntelaar train

Ronaldo is an amazing footballer but such a cunt

henryChinaski
06.10.12
Danes played clever, Dutchmen were superior in many situations, they should have scored.

CasinoColumbus
06.10.12
Sneijder was the only one who actually played well. Some of his passes were fucking brilliant, but such a shame RVP and Huntelaar couldn't finish them of. Ah well, I'm half Dutch, half Danish, so whatever.

fish.
06.10.12
lol then neither of your countries are probably gonna qualify now

unless Netherlands get their act together quick

CasinoColumbus
06.10.12
Yeah, I know. But I didn't expect them to do so anyway. Don't think the Netherlands are gonna win against Germany. And for some reason they never manage to win against Portugal, but we'll see.

fish.
06.10.12
I'm half French half English so I might end up in a similar situation

CasinoColumbus
06.10.12
I'm pretty curious to see the outcome of France against England. Should be a great match.

fish.
06.10.12
I think France will win. France have looked much more assured in their matches recently

CasinoColumbus
06.10.12
I'd say it will be a draw, but I hope they both make it to the next round.

Aids
06.10.12
france 2 england 1

fish.
06.10.12
^^yeah, I'd go with that

Aids
06.10.12
and Sweden will take second in the group. England is going nowhere.

Aids
06.10.12
but then I also said czech would get out of their group and Holland would make the final, but neither looks likely now. so idk.

fish.
06.10.12
W France v England L
W France v Ukraine L
D France v Sweden D
D England v Sweden D
W England v Ukraine L
W Sweden v Ukraine L:

France finishing with 7 points, Sweden with 5, England with 4, Ukraine with 0. That's how I see it going.

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