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!


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.


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.

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 .