Former Liverpool and Netherlands midfielder Dirk Kuyt have reacted to been labeled a “scouse b*****d” by Manchester United fans after his team lost to Manchester United in their Europa League group stage fixture.
The match between both teams in the Europa League group stage saw Feyenoord edging Manchester United in Rotterdam while Manchester United deservedly won the second leg all thanks to a 4-0 thrashing of Feyenoord at old Trafford.
In an interview in which Kuyt who played for Liverpool from 2006-2012 granted the press, the Dutchman explained that although going four goals down wasn’t a pleasant experience; he enjoyed being picked on by the Manchester United faithfuls.
He further added that while a whole stadium turning against you isn’t much fun, the reason that triggered their trolling and jibe made him enjoyed it anyway. Despite the jibes and troll, the striker decided to focus on what he is paid to do. It was unfortunate though that his team performed below par. (more…)
The Footballers of Durk Kuyt’s former club Fenerbahce were lucky to come down safe in Hungary the other day as the aeroplane they had boarded had a mini-accident up in the sky.
A flying bird came in the way of the aeroplane suddenly and the pilot could not avoid striking it. But, he kept the balance of the plane even after that collision and made sure he had control over it until he the landing happened. Sometimes, such collisions cause plane-crash as the plane gets imbalanced.
Fenerbahce was actually not travelling to Hungary. Their destination was United Kingdom where they had to play a continental match against an English side, but, since the collision had damaged the front part of the plane, it was dangerous to continue with the journey.
So, the pilot, in consultation with the control room, took the plane down at the nearest available appropriate place which was the airport of the Hungarian capital.
The plane is now going to be left there for the repair work and another one has been arranged to pick the players and drop them to UK. (more…)
Feyenoord are continuing their impressive form in the league after securing a fourth consecutive victory at the start of the season.
However, this victory was made possible because of striker Dirk Kuyt, who defied his age with a brilliant brace against Excelsior. Feyenoord have been one of the surprise packages of the Dutch Eredivisie 2016-17 season. They were expected to be in the mix to the Champions League qualification outfits, but they have stormed to the top of the table after a sensational start. However, the team looked like being in danger of suffering the first defeat of the season as they were trailing 1-0 after just 26 minutes.
Kuyt, who recently watched his team come up against Manchester United and Fenerbahce in the Champions League draw, was in inspired form and he came up with the equaliser just one minute before half-time. This proved to be the crucial element in the game asExcelsior fell like a pack of cards following this goal.Kuyt’s second goal of the game came just before the hour and this put Feyenoord in the lead.Excelsior’s confidence seemed to hit a rock bottom after watching the striker scored the goal. They conceded two more goals in the next five minutes to lose the game in a poor fashion.
It is not often that influences of certain decisions are talked about.
However, Fenerbahce recently thanked Dirk Kuyt for acting as assist to Gregory van der Wiel. It was definitely an unorthodox step taken by him as he commemorated Dirk for the role he played in helping the team to get Gregory van der Wiel, a fellow Dutchman, onto the club. Van der Wiel has revealed he to be a Fener player this Monday and that has happened only after Kuyt helped to convince him of the move. Kuyt played for the Turkish club for three years. Fener issued a statement officially on the club website thanking Kuyt for the role he has played in getting this deal finalized
The statement reads that the deal had happened due to the contribution of Kuyt who was an ex player of the club. The statement went on to say that the transfer process for Gregor was influenced by Kuyt and that he has provided the right references about the club to Gregory which has convinced him of making this move. (more…)
There are many footballers who are inspiration to several others, especially the uprising star players of today.
Yordi Teijsse is one such example who is following in the footsteps of Dirk Kuyt. New Dundee would be signing him on. Being a follower of the Holland based footballer, he is also willing to go over the North Sea and be a professional player in British football. Yord is 23 years of age and has recently signed up with Dens Park. This came about when he had a good spell of playing with the top Dutch team of amateurs, Quick Boys. Kuyt was also part of the amateur club, explaining the reason why Yordi, is influenced by the player who used to be an attacker on the Liverpool club rolls.
Kuyt has gone back to Holland and he is now part of the giants team Feyenoord. His links with the team that was his amateur club have been rekindled. The club is part of Katwijk, a seaside town. The 35 year old player was also in the stands where he watched his amateur club players play the game which was instrumental for Yordi bagging the latest offer. He has been able to score about 30 goals in a total of 26 games. (more…)
The Dutch outfit Feyenoord has recently experienced a dry run in regards to winning pieces of silverware.
The latest title that Feyenoord won was the Dutch Cup as they overcame FC Utrecht with a final scoreboard of 2-1 when each team faced off on April 26 at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
This was a very recent title win but it’s the only one that Feyenoord has secured in over 6 years. The Dutch club has clearly been struggling to consistently win big titles or European competitions and the captain of the team Dirk Kuyt is hoping that this recent title triumph can push Feyenoord to a revival, to a new era.
“This must now become a prize that starts a new phase for the club in which more trophies are won. I have won five trophies in five successive years. It feels tremendous and I want that feeling for all in the squad. From now onwards we are going to win more prizes. That is what a big club like Feyenoord deserves. I know it is not the ultimate prize that the supporters are hunkering for but we have to start somewhere,” Dirk Kuyt told reporters. (more…)