Michael Bell – Editor

Follower of Dutch football ever since a small child due to having family from the country. Grew up to stories of Marco van Basten, Johan Cruyff, and Ruud Gullit dominating football. Love the elegance and attacking flair of Dutch football and long for it to be back to its glory days! One day the Oranje will claim the World Cup, and Football_Oranje will be there to cover it!

Andy Booth – Co-editor

I am an Englishman living in the Netherlands. My interest in Dutch football began as a 7 year old, seeing Bergkamp scoring that goal against Argentina in World Cup 98. Years of Champions Manager addiction have helped me follow the careers of Edgar Davids, Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf et al with keen interest. Follow @andybooth100 on Twitter.

Jake Davison – Co-editor

I’m a student from Newcastle, England who’s always been interested in the world of football. I started watching the Eredivisie to find a league of diverse playing styles and an overwhelming focus on young talent; all in all a refreshing change from the EPL. My articles are opinion based and usually about individual players with focus on technical analysis. You can follow me on twitter at: @_JakeD

Michael Statham- Writer

I’m a student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being an Aston Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player. Tweet me: @EredivisieMike


Nick van Ruiven- Writer

I am Nick van Ruiven. A 26-year old Dutchman with a passion for football. I have been writing football stories for quite a while now, first for my local non-league team but more recently I got into writing about professional football too. In the Eredivsie I support Ajax because of their philosophy of playing “proper football” and doing it with young talented players. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter feel free to do so, @nickvanruiven.

Oliver Miller- Writer

I am a 19 year-old journalism student in the UK with a passion for all things football. Recently developed a love for Dutch football, purely because of its entertainment factor. Keen follower of Chelsea. Avid fan of youth football. Find me on Twitter @olliejoemills


Glenn Billingham-Writer

“Another Englishman living in the Netherlands, I have called Amsterdam ‘home’ for the past five years. Though the current Eredivisie style and standard isn’t for everyone, the bigger picture of Dutch football has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. How has such a small nation had such a far-reaching impact on world football? The answer lies somewhere within the teams, the coaches, the players, the philosophies, and the national obsession with thinking and talking about voetbal. David Winner put it best: ‘the neurotic genius of Dutch football’. Its seductive stuff, and i’ve always enjoyed thinking, talking, and writing about it all. Find me on Twitter @glennbills.”

Michael Doodeman- Writer

I’m Michael Doodeman, a young adult from Canada. I’ve played soccer for my whole life at high levels as a keeper. My family is all from the Netherlands, I speak fluent Dutch and English and havent missed one of the Oranje’s games since I can remember. I’ve been a die hard, passionate Oranje fan my whole life and there is not a day where I don’t further expand my knowledge of Dutch football. I have tactical experience&knowledge through coaching and playing. I am fully knowledgeable about all Dutch players ex: club, positions, tactics, personal life, attitude, attributes etc. The Dutch team is my passion and it’s indescribable how much I love supporting and writing about the Oranje. Follow me on twitter @michaeldoodeman and feel free to ask any questions.

Ryan Ferguson- Writer

I’m Ryan Ferguson, a budding freelance sportswriter from Wirral, UK. A fanatical Tranmere Rovers fan, I first fell in love with Dutch football in 2004, when Channel 5 would broadcast its Eredivisie Game of the Week. As a kid, I would often stay awake until 1 am just to get my fix of Dutch football. Guus Hiddink’s great PSV teams, awash with fantastic players such as Mark van Bommel, Mateja Kežman, Phillip Cocu and Arjen Robben, won my heart and support. I watch plenty of Dutch football, and typically write opinion-based columns in addition to more extensive historical investigations. You can contact me via email (rfergusonsportswriting@gmail.com), or Twitter (@PrentoniaPSV).

James Rowe- Writer

I am originally from the UK . I relocated to Amsterdam in 2005 having been charmed by the city when I attended the Ajax v Arsenal match in the Champions League in 2003 . I am fluent in oral and written Dutch and I attend Ajax matches in the Amsterdam ArenA both domestic and European on a regular basis. I enjoy translating Dutch football news for an English audience who may like to know more about the culture , players and fans of Dutch football. I also like to keep a close eye on European club football .