Just been talking to a colleague and Dutch TV have just reported that Zenit St. Petersburg have just become the first non-Moscow club to win the league in 20 years. Dick Advocaat is the manager which explains why it is on Dutch news but not a mention even on BBC.co.uk.
Second, one of the debates on the football yesterday was the rise of Roda JC and how they are not the prettiest team to play against. In fact they are a bunch of thugs. Seems like their manager has imposed his influence, a guy called Raymond Atteveld! He was never a dirty player for us... was he?
Phil Roberts, Posted 12/11/2007 at 13:05:14
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1 Posted 12/11/2007 at 14:03:28
2 Posted 12/11/2007 at 14:20:13
Why should BBC report who won the Russian League? Not of particular interest to the majority of people.
I remember Atteveld as a fairly useless player think he commited a fair few fouls in his brief time here.
3 Posted 12/11/2007 at 15:32:58
4 Posted 12/11/2007 at 16:06:22
Atteveld played for HFC Haarlem before moving to England to join Everton.
He made his debut for Everton on December 2, 1989 against Coventry City in a 2-0 home win for Everton. During his career at Everton he made 41 league appearances from the outset and a further 10 as a substitute, scoring only one goal. Atteveld is one of three Dutchmen to have played for Everton, the other two being Sander Westerveld and Andy van der Meyde.
Atteveld was one of the first foreigners to get a regular first-team place in the Everton squad although he struggled to make a name of himself in the English game. Atteveld is remembered by Evertonians for stripping down to his underpants during an end of season lap of honour and throwing his kit into the crowd.
5 Posted 12/11/2007 at 17:13:17
6 Posted 12/11/2007 at 17:30:54
He went back to Sweden and was captain of Gothenburg, who won the league something like 5 times on the bounce. He also went to the World Cup in 1994 and helped Sweden finish 3rd!
7 Posted 12/11/2007 at 17:54:23
8 Posted 12/11/2007 at 23:24:23
9 Posted 13/11/2007 at 00:39:57