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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 6 – Steady as she goes

The next few months I had a respite from international football, the next matches that Solomon Island was going to play was against Cook Islands Under 20s and American Samoa Under 20s in a couple of weeks after not having … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 5 – First Season Halfway point

The months after the Oceania Under 20 Championship we had multiple friendlies planned. In October we had two games, both at home, one against Tonga Under 20s and the other one against Fiji Under 20s and in November we had … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 4 – Season Start & Oceania Under 20 Championship

After the preseason I flew back to the Solomon Island, a month ago we played two friendlies against Cook Island and Tahiti and we were scheduled to play three friendlies in preparation for the Oceania Under 20 Championship. The Oceania … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 3 – And so it begins

On May 28th, two weeks after the disastrous season where HVV was almost demoted to the 3e Klasse I signed a contract making me the head coach of HVV. It was still almost a month before the start of the … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 2 – Road to HVV

I love playing football but a football career has an end date, the longevity of a football career is very limited. There are exceptions on this but generally, field players retire between the age of 32 and 34 and goalkeepers … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 1 – Prelude

One thing I like to do is tell strangers about my football career and the football clubs I have played for. The list of clubs that I played for is pretty amazing with clubs like Atalanta, Lecce, Sevilla, Auxerre, Werder … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to Former Glory – Introduction

Full Name: Haagse Voetbal Vereniging Short name: HVVNickname: De Grote Haagsche Founded: 1883Ground: Sportpark De DiepputCapacity: 1200 Owner: Koninklijke HC&VVChairman: Maurice de BieManager: Giancarlo Ponticorvo League: West2 2e Klasse BColors: Yellow and Black Honours:Dutch Champions: (10) 1890–91, 1895–96, 1899–1900, 1900–01, 1901–02, 1902–03, 1904–05, … Continue reading

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