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 in the Netherlands" and "Dutch football statistics site".

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.

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer, Romanian. Started the blog in March 2007. Quit in April 2018. You can find me on LinkedIn.


  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!

  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.

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


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

  6. @Fayçal & the Algerian guys

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