By Patrick Watts in the Netherlands.- In a dramatic weekend of football Ajax Amsterdam recovered from their mid-week heart-breaking last seconds defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League to clinch the Dutch Premier Division title after trouncing Utrecht 4-1, before 53,520 supporters, in the Johann Cruijff stadium in Amsterdam.
The new season in Holland opened with a major shock as 32 times champions Ajax lost 2-1 at lowly Heracles a team from Almelo on the far east side of the country. After taking the lead in the 58th minute through Hakim Ziyech it seemed as if it was then just a matter of how many goals Ajax would wish to score, but Heracles stunned the Amsterdam side by scoring twice, through Paul Gladon and Brandley Kuwas to secure a memorable victory.
21 year old Uruguayan Gaston Pereiro is now, and will remain, a ‘hero’ to the many thousands of fans of the famous Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven. Almost one year ago he scored twice against the clubs most feared and detested rivals Ajax of Amsterdam and so wrote his name into the clubs history books.
The Dutch National football team, 3rd in the 2014 World Cup and runners-up 4 years previously, are in grave danger of not qualifying for the 2016 European Champions Finals in France.
Currently in 4th place in their qualifying group they need to finish no lower than 3rd just to ensure a play-off game and few people in Holland has any confidence this can be achieved.
'Following the controversial election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new leader of the British Labour Party, the Daily Mail published, on Monday 15th September, the following letter which was written by Patrick Watts who was Head of Falklands Radio 1977-1999 and who was broadcasting at the time of the Argentine Invasion in April 1982.'
By Patrick Watts in Eindhoven. - 20 year old Uruguayan sensation Gaston Periero is loving every minute of his new footballing career in the city of Eindhoven, where he now plays for the Netherlands Champions PSV before crowds of 50,000 fanatical supporters.
Her Majesty the Queen´s 88th birthday was celebrated at the British Embassy in Uruguay when Ambassador Ben Lyster- Binns and his wife Belinda hosted a reception for 300 invited guests.
Falkland Islands are holding elections next 7 November and eleven candidates will be disputing the five Legislative Assembly seats for Stanly and five the three for the Camp.
As was anticipated 99.8% of Falkland Islanders voted to maintain the current political status of the Islands as a British Overseas Territory, it was announced late Monday evening by the local electoral authorities.
The Falkland Islands Government have released a collector’s coin which marks the 100th meeting of the Stanley Sports Association, the annual Horse racing event of the season that has taken place since 1908 on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas.