Ernst Bouwes Archive
Bouwes: Verbeek's route to success
Ernst Bouwes examines the unusual route to success of the AZ coach Gert-Jan Verbeek.
March 13, 2012
Flavour of the month
In his latest column, Ernst Bouwes details a rollercoaster Eredivisie season thus far.
February 28, 2012
Wembley wowed by Total Football
Ernst Bouwes regales Netherland's sparkling 2-0 victory over England at Wembley back in 1977.
February 1, 2012
The Ajax dispute: Cruyff or Van Gaal?
Ernst Bouwes examines the boardroom politics at Ajax threatening to tear the club apart.
January 11, 2012
McClaren's unfamiliar challenge
Ernst Bouwes says Steve McClaren may find previous success at Twente has changed expectations.
December 13, 2011
The unfashionable Ricky van Wolfswinkel
Ernst Bouwes reveals why Ricky van Wolfswinkel is considered unfashionable in his native Netherlands.
November 22, 2011
Personalities clash in Ajax power struggle
Ernst Bouwes delves into the power struggle happening behind the scenes at Ajax.
November 2, 2011
Dutch Euro outlook driven by coefficient
Ernst Bouwes explains why a focus on Netherlands' UEFA coefficient has prompted a Dutch love-in on Euro nights.
October 11, 2011
Bouwes: Netherlands' outsiders
Ernst Bouwes looks at the Netherlands stars who earned call-ups despite playing outside the Eredivisie.
September 21, 2011
Bouwes: Foootball fans, a law unto themselves
Ernst Bouwes on the ways in which Dutch football is trying to crack down on hooliganism.
August 23, 2011
Bouwes: The changing of the guard
Ernst Bouwes on Netherlands' ascent to to the top of the FIFA World Ranking under Bert van Marwijk.
August 2, 2011
Contending with problems
Ernst Bouwes looks ahead to the new Eredivisie season as the leading lights cope with off-field problems.
July 13, 2011
Bouwes: Holland Sport merge into history
Ernst Bouwes remembers Holland Sport, one of Dutch football's most colourful clubs.
June 21, 2011
PSV's financial fight reaches crisis point
PSV's financial problems have contributed to their slide down the Dutch league, writes Ernst Bouwes.
June 1, 2011
Dutch keen to bury Brazilian ghosts
As Netherlands prepare to get out to South America, Ernst Bouwes recounts their last tour there.
May 3, 2011
Bouwes: Double chance for Ajax and Twente
Ernst Bouwes previews a thrilling conclusion to the Dutch season, with Ajax and Twente in contention.
April 12, 2011
Bouwes: Cruyff rift tearing Ajax apart
Ernst Bouwes explains why Johan Cruyff's return to Ajax has not been a happy one.
March 22, 2011
Bouwes: The making of Maarten Stekelenburg
Ernst Bouwes says the Netherlands have a world class No. 1 for the next decade in Maarten Stekelenburg.
March 9, 2011
Miyaichi proves Feyenoord's rising sun
Ernst Bouwes says the form of Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi has helped Feyenoord turn a corner.
February 16, 2011
Ernst Bouwes examines the ongoing and controversial trend for young Dutch players to move to England.
January 26, 2011
The life and times of Leo Beenhakker
Ernst Bouwes charts the long career of recently sacked Feyenoord technical director Leo Beenhakker.
January 5, 2011
Reasons for optimism
Ernst Bouwes adopts an optimistic stance as he reviews the year in Dutch football.
December 14, 2010
De Boer readies himself for snakepit
Frank de Boer has a long way to go if he is to tame the Ajax snakepit, writes Ernst Bouwes.
November 24, 2010
Will the World Cup go Dutch?
Ernst Bouwes reports on the status of Netherlands and Belgium's joint bid for the 2018 World Cup.
November 2, 2010
Feyenoord's sleeping giant at risk of permanent slumber
Ernst Bouwes examines how Feyenoord's turbulent history has contributed to their recent plight.