THE NETHERLANDS: WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE
While you don’t have to look outside of the Dutch national team’s recent work to find precedents for a talent-soaked squad that has imploded so dramatically, see the Netherlands at the 1990 World Cup or the Netherlands during 2002 World Cup qualifying. But for a team overloaded with the offensive gifts of Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to only manufacture two goals in three games is an indication of self-harming at a spectacular level. The full behind-the-scenes story of feuding, jealousy and even a mole is yet to be told, but expect it to resemble Mean Girls with van Persie in the Lindsay Lohan/Cady Heron role and Sneijder as the cliquey leader of The Plastics.
@kthxrawr : 'omg you can't just ask someone why they play for Arsenal!'