UEFA Cup: The fan's tale

A labour of love and hope

December 17, 2008
By Ernst Bouwes
(Archive)
I have crossed the line. As a columnist and journalist I am supposed to be impartial and keep a reflective and critical eye on the footballing world around me, but when I opened my window to enroll a banner with the colors of NEC Nijmegen, my pundit' s hat disappeared into the crisp morning breeze to be replaced by the supporter's cap. It's Udinese at home tomorrow!

Six months ago I already dedicated a column to the incredible rise of my club. From deadbeats in the Eredivisie to UEFA ...

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