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3 minutes ago, Eddie Hitler said:

These informal club associations have a long history and are mainly founded upon small groups of keen fans from each team linking up.  There have only ever been a small number of Chelsea fans visiting Rangers and vice versa but that makes the link.

90% of fans won't be involved but that doesn't negate the association.

It's also an excuse for trips overseas and a bit of variety. You can't force these things but if the Sweden Bristol City fans mostly supported a particular Swedish team then you would see some City fans visiting to watch.

It's good, all part of life's rich pageant, but it's not compulsory.

They are not City fans though and you are not Willem II fans.  

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2 minutes ago, bristolcitysweden said:

They are not City fans though and you are not Willem II fans.  

No, but do you not have a second club?

If I lived in BS3 then I wouldn't but when I lived in London I also supported a London club and went to watch them.

I guess this association started similarly: Willem fan working and living in Bristol if memory serves.

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I hear people claim they "support" a team. The don't now anything about the team, can not name a single player and now far less than me about that particular team.  

They are not supporters.

Not even if they get pissed together with a supporter from that particular team.

Just to claim you are a "supporter" is nonsence. 

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Okay.

Well personally I like that there is a link to Willem but don't claim to support them and my following of them is restricted to posts on OTIB which flag up any major achievements by them.

But as I said it's not compulsory and certainly it doesn't mean that if you're a Bristol City fan then you should take an interest in Willem; though I like that some do and they have been over to watch them.

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2 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

I hear people claim they "support" a team. The don't now anything about the team, can not name a single player and now far less than me about that particular team.  

They are not supporters.

Not even if they get pissed together with a supporter from that particular team.

Just to claim you are a "supporter" is nonsence. 

I support Willem. You said name a single player, Fran Sol, recently recovered from testicular cancer. 

How would I know that if I don’t support them? 

You really are an idiot at times. 

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8 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

All noncence. Some Dutch coming over here to get pissed. Are they City fans? No. Are you peopkle getting over ther Wilhelm just because you get pissed on Dutch soil. No. Total noncence.  

Who you calling a n0nce? :blink:

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8 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

All noncence. Some Dutch coming over here to get pissed. Are they City fans? No. Are you peopkle getting over ther Wilhelm just because you get pissed on Dutch soil. No. Total noncence.  

Embarrassing. 

Forza Wiilem II.

 

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1 hour ago, Flaxbourton Red said:

Embarrassing. 

Forza Wiilem II.

 

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Vak E loyal! ADA!

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21 hours ago, bristolcitysweden said:

All noncence. Some Dutch coming over here to get pissed. Are they City fans? No. Are you peopkle getting over ther Wilhelm just because you get pissed on Dutch soil. No. Total noncence.  

The Swedish peopkle who come over?  The Czechs? or is just the Dutch who are noncence?

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2 hours ago, Three Lions said:

The Swedish peopkle who come over?  The Czechs? or is just the Dutch who are noncence?

Wass this then? You on about the Sparta Prague lot?

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Bit late: nevertheless here an update.

Yes we are in the half final of the cup which is an away game against Feyenoord. It will be played on Wednesday 28th February. Pretty nice that we reached the half final, but having said that, in my honest opinion that is the only thing which is nice this season. Yes we are seeded on place 14 in the Eredivisie, but the last 6 matches of the season will be against the top 9. Therefore we need to win matches right now and that's what is lacking. The coach is only playing in order not to lose (5-3-2 system) and the team is not a team and not putting their right efforts into it. Our two forwards are pretty good, but defence is terrible.

Next weekend a very important home match against Roda JC who is below us. If we lose that one, then relegation is coming closer quite rapidly since the gap with the teams below us are small. We should get rid of our coach and put someone before the squad who can really put some positive vibe into everyone and making a real team of our players.

On the other side, two wins in a row and life looks better...

CU in a few weeks, when I will be over!

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On ‎17‎-‎02‎-‎2018 at 14:51, bristolcitysweden said:

All noncence. Some Dutch coming over here to get pissed. Are they City fans? No. Are you peopkle getting over ther Wilhelm just because you get pissed on Dutch soil. No. Total noncence.  

@bristolcitysweden when there is no link then please explain this: Willem II stadium honouring Mark "Divvy" Saunders.

 

 

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On 17/02/2018 at 21:51, bristolcitysweden said:

All noncence. Some Dutch coming over here to get pissed. Are they City fans? No. Are you peopkle getting over ther Wilhelm just because you get pissed on Dutch soil. No. Total noncence.  

You’re talking

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17 hours ago, JamesBCFC said:

Do Willem fans get on with Utrecht ones or could there be trouble between the Dutch groups next time City play Manor Farm? 

Any idea where that came from btw? Heard vaguely about it but no idea how a team like Utrecht got involved with a team as small as BMF.

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19 minutes ago, ZiderEyed said:

Any idea where that came from btw? Heard vaguely about it but no idea how a team like Utrecht got involved with a team as small as BMF.

Just a few of their fans who were ground hopping I think. They really enjoyed their trip toThe Creek and the football being played.

I think the first game they went to was last season or possibly the one before, so it probably helped that Farm were playing very good football considering the level.

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So we won the important match against Roda JC with 1-0. Awful gameplay, but the three points stayed with us in Tilburg! 8 points away from direct relegation and 6 points away from play off places. Last half season will be difficult, but fingers crossed!

Wednesday away match in the half final for the cup away against Feyenoord! Away box sold out for 1.200 Supporters. Will be a very big surprise if we win that match, but it is good for the cash nevertheless. Pays € 500.000 - € 700.000. With a yearly budget of around € 10.000.000 this is a significant financial contribution!

And the on friday off to Bristol with a “few” of our lads.... looking forward to these matches!!!

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1 hour ago, willem ii said:

The coach of Willem II resigned....

Btw still recovering from the weekend in Bristol! Thanks for the hospitality once again! Hope to be in Bristol soon...

 

Keep us up to date mate! Be good to get some regular updates again.

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For the ones who did not notice it: we won with 5-0 against PSV Eindhoven, number 1 of the Dutch premier league!!! 

And that after a week in which the coach left the club on request of the supporters. Just to be complete: no (physival) threads were made against him. Just a statement of the most important supporter groups was sufficient.

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On saturday off to FC Twente which you should know from the friendly game earlier this season!  Very important match for us since they are two places below us and winning against them makes the gap 9 points... that should normally be sufficient to stay above them...

away box sold out and snow predicted. City did well in the snowy weekend against Sheffield Wednesday, lets hope we will act accordingly!

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On ‎17‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 14:14, bristolcitysweden said:

They are not supporters.

I would say it's up to them to decide whether they are supporters. Not you.

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17 minutes ago, Cloggie said:

Great win today away to local rivals NAC Breda! Won 2-1 and more or less safe from relegation

T’was indeed a great win. Eredivisie football next season it seems. From what I can see there isn’t much money floating about in Dutch football and most teams utilise the loan system, it must be hard to anticipate what kind of season you’re going to have! 

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Still a big smile on my face!!! Winning against the local rival/enemy and almost safe from play offs for relegation!!!! And we still have the top scorer of the Eredivisie: Fran Sol!!! Unbelievable top scorer when playing for a club in the lower regions of the eredivisie.  

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After an away win against Pec Zwolle we are now officially safe from relegation! 13th place now. 

FC Twente against whom BCFC played a friendly game this season (still wondering why you didn’t play against us) and who was champion of The Netherlands less than 10 years ago are now relegated...

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So the season has ended for Willem II. After 3/4 of the season we were in the (play off) relegation area. Then the supporters issued a manifest in which they requested the coach to leave. Three days later he did so and the first match after that we won with 5-0 from the champion PSV. The matches there after (against quite some good teams) we managed to get an average of almost 2 points per game. As a result we ended on place 13 of the Eredivisie!

A good end result after a terrible beginning of the season with a coach who only played not to lose. After he left the gameplay changed for the better and as a result the connection with the supporters is good again!

Looking forward to next season, with almost a full new team since 4/5 of them won't be there next season...

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Kick off for the new season, with a tradition copied from the Three Lions: flag day at the pub De Kok! Pre party was great, unfortunately lost the match against VVV with 0-1 (we deserved the win)....

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4 minutes ago, willem ii said:

Kick off for the new season, with a tradition copied from the Three Lions: flag day at the pub De Kok! Pre party was great, unfortunately lost the match against VVV with 0-1 (we deserved the win)....

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Went to Tilburg few yeas back. Kafe De Kok is quality, Dutch equivalent of 3 Lions. Great Dutch music and we were treated like royalty for being from Bristol, free food etc. Great day, looking forward to going back again.

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5 minutes ago, willem ii said:

Kick off for the new season, with a tradition copied from the Three Lions: flag day at the pub De Kok! Pre party was great, unfortunately lost the match against VVV with 0-1 (we deserved the win)....

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Love it! Just got myself a Willem II Union Jack flag, I'll be over at some point this season. 

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1 hour ago, willem ii said:

Kick off for the new season, with a tradition copied from the Three Lions: flag day at the pub De Kok! Pre party was great, unfortunately lost the match against VVV with 0-1 (we deserved the win)....

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Did wonder where that St George (£6 off e bay) ended up lost on a pub crawl from Miners, Lions , Plough and Windmill, Orchard, Ostrich then centre. Good to see it found a good home.  

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I owned a Willem II shirt many moons ago - this would’ve been early 90s so long before the clubs had any formal linkup. It had “Giraffe” emblazoned on the back - anyone know what that was? I assume some sort of sponsor unless the Dutch Peter Crouch was playing his trade with Tilburg...

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7 minutes ago, WessexPest said:

I owned a Willem II shirt many moons ago - this would’ve been early 90s so long before the clubs had any formal linkup. It had “Giraffe” emblazoned on the back - anyone know what that was? I assume some sort of sponsor unless the Dutch Peter Crouch was playing his trade with Tilburg...

there is no formal link as far as i am aware.  99.99% of our fan base could not care less about willem ll

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2 minutes ago, city1983 said:

there is no formal link as far as i am aware.  99.99% of our fan base could not care less about willem ll

Rather rude.

Have you done a survey?

I would give you a healthy wager that more than .01% of Bristol City fans who attend Ashton Gate have been to Tilburg to watch Willem II. 

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