The view from the Netherlands

Flavour of the month

March 13, 2012
By Ernst Bouwes
The rollercoaster Eredivisie season claimed its first victim among the newly-established top six when Fred Rutten was sacked as head coach of PSV on Monday. This, mind you, is only two weeks after their nippy winger Dries Mertens spoke of a "title-winning victory" in his interview following the 3-2 win over Feyenoord. As a result of that success, PSV had taken the lead in the Eredivisie and also unexpectedly knocked Trabzonspor out of the Europa League. Rutten at last seemed en route to the title ...

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