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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old January 8th, 2013, 13:50 Thread Starter
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2012 Dutch player of the year

No such award exists but lets have one for debate's sake.

It's a given that Van Persie gets top spot. No one at all comes close but after him..

Robben had an in and out year culminating in the ****-up against Chelsea and getting injured for most of the year

Sneijder had an ok European Championships but has done nothing for his club

Heitinga has had a shocker at Everton since the summer and was dreadful in the Ukraine

Van de Vaart is at his level - mid-table Bundesliga. Kuijt too, Superlig.
So many disappointing performances from the established players. Stekelenburg, a reserve at AS Roma etc etc..

So much so I think I have to go to the youngsters

My nr 2 is Bruno Martins Indi the thought of him playing for Oranje at the start of the 2011/12 season was laughable but after 2 assists against Belgium on his debut, he's been Van Gaal's first name on his teamsheet for the defence.

Nr 3 for me is Tim Krul - Great 2011/12 season. His team hasn't performed this season but you can't blame him. They simply overperformed last season and were simply reliant on hoofing the ball up long to Demba Ba and having rugby players like Tiote to dismantle the opposition's attack.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old January 8th, 2013, 14:04
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Nice post, good summary. Pretty much agree on everything.

Van Persie player of the year obviously. Best Dutch player since Bergkamp IMO.

No #2 and 3 though, instead I'll go with best youngster and it's obvious that title belongs to Bruno Martins Indi!

To celebrate, here's a nice vid. Best part is when he sees Koeman wiping his ass with a German shirt.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old January 8th, 2013, 20:59
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Obviously Van Persie, the other top Dutchies had a bad year apart from the Dutch based ones..

Боље да се кајем зато што јесам, него зато што нисам
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Yeah, only the two goalies in England had a good year as well. Quality in the Eredivisie is too low to pick someone out there.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old January 9th, 2013, 19:08
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If it wasn't for a long term injury this season, I would have said Michel Vorm for no.2, behind RVP of course. I'd even go as far as saying he should have been in the official team of the year.
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