ADOforEXPATS live on the radio

Tomorrow night, 17th December, between 20.00 – 23.00 I will joining host Fabian van der Wilden and side kick, Rek, of Radio Live Oranje for  . a live broadcast, I will be sitting along side Ed Slier of the North Side.nl website. Ed has been a great supporter of this website, so a pleasure to do this with him.

All I know at this time is I will be talking about this website and my love for ADO Den Haag. Ed will get the chance to play his choice of music for an hour. I may even try to speak Dutch!! So worth listening in just to laugh at that!!

To listen live, please click HERE

Have you an idea for an ADO anniversary banner?

FCDH / Midden Noord and Fan Support Den Haag are asking you to submit ideas for two banners that will be displayed in the stadium at the 110th anniversary game to be played on 4th February, 2015. A game against FC Twente

What is your best memory? what  would you like to see as a highlight from the clubs history? Email your ideas to info@adodenhaag.nl

Ideas can be submitted until 31st December, 2014. This is so the banners makers have tme to produce their now famous artwork.

Don’t forget your ADO scarves tonight

Please remember to bring your ADO green and yellow scarves to tonights ADO Den Haag v Excelsior match. After the players have warmed up, the club photographer Laurens Lindhout willl be making photos to be used in the new ADO museum opening next year.

This is your chance to be captured in action and will be seen by thousands of fans in the future. So do bring your scarves.

ADO ladies earn a convincing win

On Friday evening ADO ladies took to the pitch for their final home game of the year. The Kyocera has been becoming a fortress during the last few months. One statistical milestone was reached before kick-off. The crowd made it over the 400 mark to give ADO ladies a great total of 75,000 spectators for home games in their short history, an amazing amount for ladies football in Holland.

From the kick-off it was one way traffic as ADO pushed forward with pace and skill. The Gent defence just could not deal with the wing play of Renate Jansen and Lineth Beerensteyn, they were being torn apart. It did not take long for the visiting keeper Nicky Evrard to be called into action, a powerful shot by Paola van der Veen forcing a superb save. Soon after Kitty Susan headed a cross from Jansen goal bound, again Evrard saved brilliantly.

ADO’s Judith Frijlink was given far too much space in midfield and was able to dictate ADO’s play with ease. ADO almost scored just after the half hour mark. Susan played the ball out of the area to the waiting Tessa Oudejans, he ferocious strike smashed against the crossbar. The ball fell down to Jansen who tapped the ball into the net, only to be ruled offside.

ADO reached half time without being in front. Gent had not threatened ADO’s goal once. It had been a totally one sided game, the visitors lucky to still be in the game, if not for their keeper, they would not have been.

The second half started with ADO at full throttle and they were soon rewarded with the breakthrough goal. In the forty eighth minute Beerensteyn ran down the right wing and crossed into the area, the defence hesitated and Susan stretched out a leg to poke the ball into the net, 1-0.

Shortly after going behind Gent went on a counter attack, they split the ADO defence. Isabelle Iliano was put through and was in a one on one with Jennifer Vreugdenhil in the ADO goal. The keeper kept her nerve and came out to meet the forward and blocked the ball at the players feet. The first and last chance Gent were to have.

ADO then dominated the rest of the game with ease. In the sixty sixth minute a ball into the penalty bounced around, Jansen was in space and simply fired the ball into the back of the net, so simple, 2-0.

Shots pounded in on the Gent goal, Frijlink, Oudejans, Beerensteyn and others all having shots from distance. In the final minute ADO were awarded a penalty. Renate Jansen placed the ball on the spot and place the ball hard and low into the bottom right corner. 3-0.

The final whistle was greeted with cheers by the fans, a solid convincing display, a result that was never in doubt from the first minute. The score could have been much greater in ADO’s favour. They now have one more game this year, away to FC Twente next Friday evening.

Attendance: 481

ADO player of the match: Judith Frijlink, she was the one in charge, excellent performance.

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Daphne in ’t Veld, Hélène Heemskerk, Paola van der Veen ©, Nadia van Beerschoten (62. Yvette van der Veen), Lineth Beerensteyn (76. Franca van de Kuilen), Judith Frijlink, Renate Jansen, Tessa Oudejans, Tula de Wit, Kitty Susan

ADO and Albert Heijn to work together

The giant supermarket retailer Albert Heijn and ADO Den Haag have agreed to combine the strengths of both brands to strengthen each other in the Hague region. The parties will have both social and commercial interests in this joint venture.

Together Scoring in the Community

Albert Heijn will be in collaboration with ADO Den Haag in community Scoring in the community.” Throughout the region there will afternoons full of sports and other fun and games to be organized. There is a role for both in helping with social issues such as health. This allows both parties to try and contribute to healthy food for all youth in the region and raise awareness about this issue. Throughout the month of December all customers of Albert Heijn will have the opportunity to help deliver their spare savings cash at all Albert Heijn stores in the region. With this project it is hoped to make a healthier and sportier life for all children in the Haaglanden region.

Saving for a 2nd ticket free

For all football fans in The Hague region, ADO Den Haag and Albert Heijn will in January 2015 start a fun campaign. At the 48 Albert Heijn stores in the region, all fans will be able to save stamps for an extra free home game of ADO Den Haag. All customers of Albert Heijn can from January 5th  to February 8th 2015. For every €10 spent at Albert Heijn, the customer receives a stamp. By handing in a full card with ten stamps, the customer receives a voucher with a code, from which the cards can be reserved online. There is a choice of a limited number of online seats for one of the following home games:

ADO Den Haag – SC Cambuur (17-Jan), ADO Den Haag – FC Twente (4-Feb), ADO Den Haag – NAC Breda (14-Feb), ADO Den Haag – PEC Zwolle (21st Feb).

The savings campaign starts on January 5th in all Albert Heijn stores in The Hague, Pijnacker, Nootdorp, Delft, Zoetermeer, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Voorburg, Leidschendam, Rijswijk and Scheveningen.

ADO car parking news

The rest of the 2014-2015 season you will be able to park your car on the P4 car park for all of ADO’s home games. The previous lternative parking on P5 will no longer be open. The cost of P4 parking will remain as previously at € 10. The car park P1 on Saturday will again be accessible. P1 parking is free until it is full.

Both car parks are accessible through the Northern (route N) and southern (Route Z) approach route. Route N and Z on the motorway (A4 and A12) marked with white signs with a football icon, followed by the letter ‘N‘ or ‘Z’.

Go to Feyenoord v ADO on Anniversary day for free gift

On Sunday 1st February 2015,  ADO Den Haag exists for exactly 110 years and on that day the club play away in De Kuip against Feyenoord. All fans who go to that game will get a unique memento of this special day! Yet another reason to travel to Rotterdam and support the club.. Ticket sales for this game has already started. Be quick, because there are only a limited number of places available! Feyenoord away always attracts a large following of ADO supporters.

Both Season Ticket holders and Club Card holders have until 18>00 on Thursday 29th January to buy tickets for compulsory buscombi.

Holders of the cards must personally purchase the exchange ticket for the mandatory buscombi.

ADO Den Haag have chosen again this season to use the buscombi  to keep the cost to the supporters at the same level as previous visits. It has been found that using a traincombi the price would be very much higher, and ADO Den Haag find such prices for its supporters unacceptable. ADO has therefore chosen to travel from the Kyocera Stadium with a buscombi to the match in the Kuip.

Feyenoord has changed the structure of the away end since last season and receives visitors in entrances FF and the adjacent GG. These boxes have had adjustments made with low safety screens at the front that you can look over. At the request of ADO Den Haag just ibefore this game, they hope to have a totally unobstructed view. ADO Den Haag is confident that its supporters will not be inconvenienced.