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Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm not Dutch, really!

I'm not Dutch, really!

I've seen two articles in the Norwegian and Icelandic press mentioning the "the experts from football-rankings.info in the Netherlands" and "Dutch football statistics site football-rankings.info".

I'm pleased they did mention the source of their information (unlike the Scottish Daily Record - they keep forgetting), but there are two problems.



First of all, I'm Romanian (see the Contact / Questions page), not Dutch. I've got nothing against the Dutch - I do have some very knowledgable Dutch readers like Ed and Tobcoach. :) Ed even helped me pinpoint some errors in my calculations. Thanks Ed!

And, while flattered by the expert tag, there's only me here. In time, I might teach my three kids how to compute the FIFA ranking and there will be more people posting here ;) For now, they are more eager to climb on my back or play hide-and-seek.

I did write to Arild Sandven asking him to correct the error, but got no reply.

6 comments:

  1. Edgar,

    Why move to LA ? The Netherlands would always welcome true experts like you !
    And it will be less confusing for all those journalists :D

    I know I know, my country is probably much too flat for your taste!

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  2. I don't care much for geography :)

    God willing, we'll be in LA by 2015. No reason to move to the Netherlands just for 2 or 3 years. It would be hard for the kids to adjust.

    I'm well aware Holland welcomes true experts. One of my colleagues just moved to a company in Amsterdam.

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  3. Good luck Edgar !
    greeting from Algeria ! :)

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  4. ONE TWO THREE ... VIVA L'ALGERIE

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  5. You're Algerian ... a member on dzfoot forum. ^_^

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  6. @Fayçal & the Algerian guys

    Thanks! Sure, I visit dzfoot from time to time.

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