Oranje Wednesdays: Ajax kick-off with an 8-1 win

Ollie Irish

22nd, August 2007


We thought Bayern Munich had thrown the gauntlet down to the other teams in the Bundesliga, but in neighbouring Holland the signal of intent from Ajax has been emphatic. They thrashed De Graafschap 1-8 in the opening round of matches of the Dutch Eredivisie. Klaas Jan Hunterlaar weighed in with four goals.

Here are the highlights. Watch the goals thumping in accompanied by an equally thumping Eurobeat.

And while watching that video, we couldn’t help but notice that Ajax seem to have an unlikely fan in the shape of former Feyenoord player Dirk Kuyt.
Holland face Switzerland tonight in a friendly. The match will mark Ruud van Nistelrooy’s return from the international wilderness. He has not played for the national team since falling out with Holland coach Marco van Basten at last summer’s World Cup.

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  1. Rich says:

    it’s never likely to happen but wouldn’t it be nice if Jan Hunterlaar stayed with Ajax for his whole career instead of following a pay-cheque to one of the big 4?
    i guess ‘loyal’ heroes are a long gone thing these days :(

  2. FulhamJoe says:

    Watch that lad Suarez (foreground on the first pic). He’s gonna be big.

  3. Andy says:

    That would be hilarious if you had a dutch dream team with some oranje defenders. even worse, i wonder how many people bet on oranje to win at 4/1?