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# Holland

All time
# unlistenable
WATCH: Is this the worst football anthem ever?
A song for Holland’s Euro 2012 campaign has been recorded and we’re not going to lie – it’s appalling.
# Countdown
26 Days to Euro 2012: How did John Aldridge miss this?
Most of us can remember that Paul McGrath hit the post with a header but can you recall Aldo’s fresh air follow-up?
# Class Act
Happy birthday Dennis: here are Bergkamp's five best goals
The Dutch legend scored more than a few memorable goals over the course of his career. We’ve compiled a few of them.
# title time
Eredivisie wrap: De Jong seals title for Ajax
At the weekend, there were also comfortable wins for PSV and Feyenoord.
# Countdown
39 days to Euro 2012: Russia burn oh so brightly before fading out
Andrey Arshavin and Roman Pavlyuchenko arrived like two beach balls on the radar after stunning the Dutch 3-1.
# Euro 2012
41 days to Euro 2012: Italy revive the art of catenaccio but France triumph
If you thought Chelsea’s rearguard action against Barcelona was a thing of horrendous beauty, you would have loved Maldini and the slick Italian defence crew.
# Legend
WATCH: Johan Cruyff's best bits as the Dutch master turns 65
Messi who? Watch one of football’s greats turn defenders inside out.
# Netherlands
Dutch caretaker PM urges 'responsibility' over economic problems
Despite the fall of the country’s government over budget disagreements yesterday, the Netherlands raised €2 billion at a bond auction today.
# Netherlands
Election on the cards after Dutch budget talks collapse
The prime minister is expected to tender his resignation today but remain on as caretaker until elections later this year after discussions over an austerity budget collapsed over the weekend.
# Hard Yards
In the clink: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to prison
The former Manchester United striker paid a visit to a prison in Malaga and showed he has not lost his scoring touch.
# Total Football
Double Dutch: Liverpool put Cruyff and van Gaal on wishlist
The former Ajax and Barcelona coaches have been lined up as successors to deposed director of football, Damien Comolli
# getting shirty
Open thread: which is your favourite kit at Euro 2012?
We’ve got a soft spot for the Sweden away strip and Italy’s retro home jersey…
# Drugs
Two arrested as €6.5m worth of drugs hidden in frozen meat seized
The seizure was part of an operation carried out by officers from Revenue’s Customs Service and Gardaí.
# easy
Taylor beats Belder in first of two encounters
The World and European champion secured a 25-5 victory over her Dutch opponent.
# Netherlands
EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website
The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”
# Amsterdam
Suspect arrested as Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport evacuated in bomb threat
An airport spokesman said two departure halls have been evacuated after a threat received earlier this morning.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Just three more sleeps! Or just the one if you’re an insomniac like us.
# Clerical Abuse
Up to 20,000 children sexually abused says Dutch Catholic inquiry
Survey estimates that ONE in TEN Dutch children suffered some form of abuse. That doubles to ONE in FIVE for those who spent time in Catholic institution.
# Spurs blow
Van der Vaart suffers more hamstring woe while playing for Holland
Rafael van der Vaart could be set for another spell on the sidelines after he limped out of a friendly between the Netherlands and Switzerland with a hamstring problem.
# memory lane
History lesson: Dutch masters march on Merseyside
Miguel Delaney speaks to the players involved in the game that ended Big Jack’s tenure at Anfield.
# coffee shops
Dutch will limit strength of cannabis sold in coffee shops
The most powerful ‘skunk’ varieties will be banned, and classed alongside heroin and cocaine.
# Qualified success
Euro 2012 state of play: who needs what
With two match rounds left, there’s still an awful lot to play for in all of the Euro 2012 qualifying groups. Miguel Delaney looks through the pools to outline who needs what
# classics
The Magnificent Seven: memorable quarter-finals
What do Bebeto, Brian O’Driscoll and Maurice FitzGerald have in common? Find out here, as we countdown seven unforgettable quarter-finals ahead of the big game this Saturday.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: The latest in the race for the Áras; the Central Bank under fire; and what was discovered in one man’s underwear?
# Drug tourism
Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops
The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.
# Budget Blunder
Dutch budget exposed early by enterprising student
Bram Talman discovered the financial plans after simply changing the government’s web address from 2010 to 2011.
# In Contention
Second-round 65 gives McIlroy a chance at KLM Open
The Northern Irishman could make it a week to remember for him and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.
# moving up
Holland go top of Fifa rankings
Meanwhile, Ireland have jumped up two places, following the side’s 0-0 draw with Croatia earlier this month.
# Hackers
Twenty-one hacker arrests worldwide
Three teenagers were among those arrested as part of a worldwide investigation into the actions of groups like Anonymous, AntiSec and LulzSec.
# Tragedy
1 dead, 13 injured in Dutch stadium collapse - reports
The roof at one end of FC Twente’s De Grolsch Veste Stadium partially collapsed this morning.
# Holland
Far-right Dutch politician cleared of hate charges
Geert Wilders had compared the Koran to Mein Kampf and faced charges of hate speech and discrimination.
LIVE
Dutch mall shooter fired over 100 rounds in minutes
Tristan van der Vlis used three different guns during his shooting rampage on Saturday, in which he killed six people and injured 17 others.
LIVE
Dutch mourn victims of shopping mall shooting that left six people dead
Police have identified the shooter who wounded 15 others including an infant before he shot himself in the head. He had previously been investigated for weapons offences.
LIVE
Six killed and 11 wounded in Dutch shopping mall shooting
The shooting happened in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn, not far from Amsterdam. The shooter is reported to have taken his own life.
LIVE
Iceland goes to the polls over whether or not to pay back loans
Voters are deciding on whether or not to approve a deal to repay Britain and the Netherlands money owed from the collapse of an online bank in 2008.
# Hate Trial
Anti-Islam Dutch politician stands trial for incitement to hatred
The controversial politician is accused of inciting hatred against Muslims, after describing Islam as “fascist” and announcing: “there is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves”.
# Magic Moments
The Magnificent Seven: Lansdowne memories
It may have a new name now, but Ireland have many fond memories of the old Lansdowne Road. We take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly.
# Work Can Wait
The Score's weekly YouTube chart
An inspiration from Down Under, a wonderful goalkeeping howler and the death of a Beatle at a football game.