Tag Archives: Den Haag

HVV Return to former glory – Episode 11 – Season 2 Transfers

Last season we were lucky enough to be able to attract players who used to play in the Eredivisie, the top division in the Netherlands in the past. The problem was though, they many were all older players who were … Continue reading

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HVV Return to former glory – Episode 10 – South Asian Football Federation U-19 Championship

Flying from Amsterdam to Bangladesh was a lot better than flying to the Solomon Island. We only had 1 layover stop in Turkey and it was only a thirteen-hour flight compared to the twenty-five-hour flight it used to be when … Continue reading

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HVV Return to former glory – Episode 9 – Season 2 Preseason and Bangladesh u19

After my return from the Solomon Island with a stopover in Bangladesh where I signed the contract to be their under 19 managers. The chairman of the Bangladesh Football Federation also gave me a schedule for the upcoming matches and … Continue reading

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HVV Return to former glory – Episode 8 – U20 World Cup

After we lost the semi-final of the KNVB-beker voor amateurs against FC Rijnvogels I had to take a plane to the Solomon Island for the preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup we were going to play. This did mean … Continue reading

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HVV – Return to former glory – Episode 7 – U20 World Cup draw and end of Season one

In March, a delegation of the Solomon Island football federation and me flew to South Korea for the draw for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. We were kinda lucky to have qualified because the Oceania Football Confederation received an … Continue reading

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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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