ADO games this Friday

This coming Friday night, both ADO men and women are in action.

The men are at home taking on FC Twente in the Kyocera stadium. After a defeat, but very good performance against Feyenoord last weekend, signs are good for a better result this time around.

The return of Aaron Meijers made a huge difference and many fans would also like to see Robert Zwinkels start in goal, as the defence looked more confident with him behind them. If ADO can repeat their fight and passion of last week, it is very possible they can get their points of 2017.

A club card is not needed for this game. Just turn up on the night with your photo ID and support your local team.

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ADO ladies travel away to Achilles ’29. ADO have been really well this year, lots of goals, plenty of free, fast flowing football. Achilles have been struggling, so all in all another three points in the bag are expected.

ADO fans get to say goodbye to the GREAT DANE!

Before the ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord game on Sunday, former goalkeeper and cult hero Martin Hansen was welcomed on to the pitch with boisterous cheers and applause.

The Danish keeper was and is still loved by all the fans at ADO. His fight and heart is what the fans adore. Not only that… his now famous back heeled goal against PSV got him and the club worldwide press coverage. His interaction with fans made him a star. After a heavy defeat at Vitesse Arnhem, he climbed over the boards and over to the very angry away support, offering his apologies face to face. From that moment on he was in the hearts of the fans.

I got to spend time talking to him for an interview, and he is what he seems.. a great guy who is a lot of fun. You can see that interview HERE.

I wish him all the very best in his future life and career.

P4-only available car park today

The car parking areas P1, P2 and P3 are completely sold out for today’s game against Feyenoord. Therefore parking is only possible at P4. Cost for parking here is €10. The parking can be paid for (cash only!) when entering the car park. Please note that three hours after the game P4 will be closed!

ADO ladies draw with sc Heerenveen

On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies and sc Heerenveen played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Kyocera stadium.

From the start it was clear both teams were closely matched. Chances being created by both sides, some creative passing moves were good to watch. Both sides pushed forward at every opportunity. ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil was first called into action, pulling off a good save on the fifteen minute mark. Nadine Noordam and Victoria Pelova came closest to breaking the deadlock for ADO.

Thirty three minutes in and the visitors took the lead. Heerenveen were awarded a free-kick. Tiny Hoekstra crossed the ball and it was the head of Jassina Blom that guided the ball into the back of the net, 0-1.

Just two minutes later ADO were back on level terms. The ball was played into the penalty area but cleared away, the ball fell around 20m from goal. Nadine Noordam had time and space and let fly with a stunning shot that flew into the goal, giving the keeper absolutely no chance, 1-1.

The second half saw ADO in more control of the game. Pelova down the right and Sharona Tieleman down the left were causing Heerenveen numerous headaches, only the final balls were not finding Pia Rijsdijk in the middle.

In the fifty seventh minute Heerenveen broke from the edge of their own box on a fast counter attack. Just a few passes got them through ADO’s midfield. The ball eventually coming to Simone Kets to strike the ball home, great move and a good finish, 1-2.

ADO peppered the Heerenveen goal with shots from distance. Then in the sixty ninth minute a memorable moment of footballing genius. Lindsey Keizerweerd picked the ball up and raced down the left wing, passing a few defenders, she got to the dead ball line, cut inside, leaving another defender for dead. Then from a tight angle she blasted the ball between the keeper and the near post. Fantastic skill, 2-2.

In the final moments ADO almost got a winner. A free-kick outside the area was taken by Mijke Roelfsema, her effort sadly crashing against the crossbar.

Scorers: 33. Jassina Blom 0-1, 35. Nadine Noordam 1-1, 57. Simone Kets 1-2, 69. Lindsey Keizerweerd 2-2

Attendance: 445

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Sabine Kuilenburg (62. Nance van der Meer), Mijke Roelfsema; Nadine Noordam, Michelle Vrieling (85. Vesna Veltrop), Victoria Pelova (81. Marthe van Erk); Lindsey Keizerweerd, Pia Rijsdijk, Sharona Tieleman

Huge discounts on ADO shirts and shorts

From now on all ADO Den Haag kits are on offer at a greatly reduced price! It is the last time, so now’s your chance! It’s all On Sale! The offer applies to both online and in the Fanshop Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium.

All (goalkeepers) shirts (home and away kit third) you get a whopping € 30 discount.

Adult sizes: from €69.95 to €39.95

Kids Sizes: from €64.95 to €34.95

The shorts are on offer. From €32.50 to €22.50

All details are HERE

A Norwich City fan visits the yellow & green of ADO

Here is a great write up by a Norwich City fan of his visit to ADO Den Haag for the game against Vitesse. Like some ADO fans, the Norwich fan likes to visit other teams that play in yellow and green. Yes… football fans do have some odd rituals and hobbies involving the love of their clubs.

The article give a write up of ADO’s history and his experience of the atmosphere and the football. His thoughts on the fans are the same as my own. Click HERE to read the full article.

Pre match ADO v Feyenoord attractions at the Heldenplein and the MFC

Prior to the game against Feyenoord there will be again plenty of fun attractions at the Heldenplein and in front of the MFC (Supporters home)

So our young true ADO fans can take on an assault course, there is a hole target practice and three inflatable pitches!

From 14.00 hours the attractions will be open (weather permitting) so come on time to the stadium!

ADO get €144,804 from the VriendenLoterij

It has been announced that ADO Den Haag will receive €144,804 thanks to the support of their fans. The money raised goes to the ADO youth academy. More than 500,000 participants have the opportunity to play for a chosen charity, including their favorite Eredivisie club. For every ticket purchased by fans, half goes directly to the youth of the club. Never before have ADO fans raised such a amount. Last year the figure raised was €142,057.

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ADO Den Haag will use the donation to the youth academy for such things as education, so that children are prepared in addition to their football training for a future in society. Not all children progress to professional football. The knowledge gained during their time with the youth academy will benefit their social importance, so they can carry on in their futures which mostly lies outside of football.

ADO Den Haag is this year in fifth place in the Eredivisie table of funds made by the fans via the VriendenLoterij this year.

1. Feyenoord €1,248,150. 2. AFC Ajax €1,069,918 3. PSV €349,421. 4. FC Twente €166,329. 5. ADO Den Haag €144,804. 6. FC Utrecht €142,532. 7. Heerenveen €129,607 8. AZ €129,158. 9. FC Groningen €124,505. 10. Vitesse €109,951.