Record breaker! Van Persie overtakes Dutch legend Kluivert


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Oranjeboom! Robin van Persie became the Netherlands’ all-time top scorer by scoring a hat-trick in the 8-1 annihilation of Hungary in Friday’s World Cup qualifier. Those three goals gave him 41 in an Oranje shirt,so who better to celebrate with than the man whose record you’ve just equaled?

Van Persie leapt into the awaiting arms of the Netherlands’ assistant manager Patrick Kluivert when he drew level with the former Dutch striker’s record of 40 goals with a great header from Arjen Robben’s cross to give his side a 4-0 lead. 

Van Persie then went one better when he latched on to Robben’s cushioned header for his third. This time RVP decided to celebrate with his teammates and leave PK to look on in admiration.     


Wesley Sneijder scores heel flick golazo vs. China

Maybe Wesley Sneijder isn’t washed up yet after all. The Dutch star, who forced his way out of Inter but failed to impress for Galatasaray in the Champions League this season, rediscovered the swagger that made him one of the most skillful, feared midfielders in the world just a couple years ago. Look at that delightful back-heel!


Trecker’s Travels, Day Seven: Camden Town


By: Jamie Trecker


American English is a funny thing. In most places the phrase “day off” means a nice picnic with the family. For a writer, a “day off” means go out and find something to write about, and be quick about it.

So, I found myself in markets, in Camden Town.

Much to my partner’s jealousy, I rented a flat above a comic book shop in the neighborhood, and showed up thinking it was the Camden Town of my youth. There’s a legendary rock club here, the Electric Ballroom, where I once saw the Dead Kennedys, and the area has long been known for art and music. At least it used to be.

Today, it is an area of London that most folks would call “alternative” while using air quotes. It has become a magnet for tourists and the Hot Topic crowd, all of whom have turned up to see where Slade and Sex Pistols once played. It’s also quite vibrant, and so crowded that they have to shut off the Tube stop for safety reasons on Sundays. Buskers of all stripes still line the streets – you can hear everything from folk to death metal in a two-block journey – and stalls hawking clothing and boots both sides of the avenue.

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