Standing Together: Racism in Dutch football

Standing Together: Racism in Dutch football

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Racism continues to occur with unacceptable regularity on the terraces around Europe and beyond, but after an incident in Dutch football the country’s top two leagues are taking a stand.

Ahmad Mendes Moreira, who is a black Dutch-born professional football currently playing for second division side Excelsior in the Netherlands, was subjected to racial abuse from the early minutes of his side’s clash with Den Bosch.

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QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Tottenham Hotspur parted ways with Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after more than five years at the club, with chairman Daniel Levy making it clear the departure was a sacking rather than a parting of ways through mutual consent.

Despite the indifferent start to the season for Spurs, it still came as quite a shock for the 47-year-old to be sacked – coming just six months after Pochettino lead Spurs to their first Champions League final, losing to Liverpool in Madrid.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Mohamed Ihattaren

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Mohamed Ihattaren

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Mohamed Ihattaren is a young Dutch talent currently playing for PSV Eindhoven in the top flight in the Netherlands.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has progressed through the youth ranks of the Dutch side, since arriving in 2010.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Adam Marriott

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Adam Marriott

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Adam Marriott is an English striker currently playing for King’s Lynn Town in the Vanarama National League South; the sixth tier of English football.

The 28-year-old forward spent much of his early career first at Cambridge United, before joining non-league Cambridge City in 2012 and netting an impressive 57 goals in 69 league appearances across his two-year spell with the Lilywhites.

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PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Callum Roberts

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Callum Roberts

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Callum Roberts is an English winger currently playing for Vanarama National League North side Blyth Spartans in the sixth tier of English football.

The 22-year-old came through the ranks of local side Newcastle United, impressing at the youth level and earning several cup appearances, making his first team debut back in 2015.

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Reviving a legacy: Rebuilding domestic football dominance

Reviving a legacy: Rebuilding domestic football dominance

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

Latvian football is hardly the finest on the European football, but that doesn’t prevent it from being noteworthy. A story of former dynasties, and newly-emerging ones, make it an interesting place.

Skonto Riga were for a period in the 1990s and early 2000s the pinnacle of football coming out of the Baltic region.

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QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

After four of the six Women’s Super League games taking place this weekend were played at the larger men’s Premier League and Championship football stadiums of their respective sides – taking advantage of the ongoing international break – the league confirmed it smashed a number of attendance records.

More than 70,000 people turned out across the country to watch the women’s football matches, including a record 38,262 supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over north London rivals Spurs.

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