Training session of Team Feyenoord, this morning.
The training complex is next to the stadium which is located in the south east of Rotterdam. Its official name is Stadion Feyenoord but it's better known as De Kuip (= the tub). The stadium hosts a Feyenoord Tour and you can also visit the Home of History museum.
Feyenoord is the biggest football club of Rotterdam and one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of the country. Excelsior and Sparta are the two other big clubs of the city. All three play in the top Dutch football division. Feyenoord's motto is: Geen woorden, maar daden! -> No bullsh!t, but action!
Last year they lost a bunch of very good players like Ono, Ghaly and Kalou but they got some good young players in return. Lets hope one of them is the new Pirlo or Gatusso. I think they have a pretty good chance this year to go all the way, just like the Azzurri. Watch them in UEFA Cup!
In the picture from left to right: De Guzman (mf), Bosschaart (df), Van Hooijdonk (fw), Bahia (df), Lodewijks (gk) and all the way on the right Hofs (mf).
Google Earth: 51.893888° 4.522947° (-maps).
100% crop and USM.
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postvikram (1199) 2006-07-11 8:06
Hello Gilbert ,
Nice shot. good colors in the picture. Nice clarity and brightness.every face visible presents a mood. Good thing to see.
TFS - Vikram
chanjits (4454) 2006-07-11 20:29
Nice candid shot every face has it own expression I think they have not spotted you so no camera consciousness but one thing I didn't like the player on the left side of the frame is half in the picture.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-07-12 6:49
I really your sports shots, not much of it on TE. So definitely a refreshing change. Let's hope they go on to do as well as the Azzuris.
With Greetings from India
Liekje (574) 2006-07-14 14:22
Leuk om deze foto (nóg meer rennende mensen!) te zien naast de renner op de foto van de Fortis 1/4 marathon :) wat een actieve stad lijkt Rotterdam dan toch eigenlijk!
Heb jij, over hardlopen gesproken, toevallig plannen om op 17 september naar de Dam tot Dam-loop te gaan als toeschouwer ofzo?
En foto's van een paar mooie mannen zijn wat mij betreft altijd welkom op TE! ;) hahaha
Albanian (248) 2006-08-01 16:27
This is a very interesting shot (beautiful colours). I am a big fan of sport. Its interesting to see the individual expressions on the faces. They all seem to be in a similar mood. I would have liked to see an after shot after several hundred sprints.
by the way, you caught the middle guy doing something quiet strange with his mouth - i hope it's chewing gum only haha
Benedict (7076) 2006-10-16 0:21
i am no football fanatic but i always watch games this kind when i get the chance. this foto's subjects are captured well and the blending of the blues and whites make this more captivating! and the interesting notes, appealing!
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1341)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax *ist DS, SMC Pentax-F 1:4-5.6 70-210mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 7:49
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