Most read page on ADO for Expats

Going through this website’s statistics shows that one article on this site has been read way more than any other, “Is it safe at ADO?” This has been viewed a total of 2,367 times as of right now.

I have been sent emails from people expressing their thanks, as they were unsure about visiting the stadium, but after reading this page, they felt they should give it a try. Nobody has yet said how wrong it is, only positive feed back about how safe they felt and how enjoyable the experience was.

So if you still have not visited a home game of ADO Den Haag, please click HERE to read how safe watching ADO Den Haag really is.

Mike van Duinen going nowhere

Four days before the transfer deadline expires, Mike van Duinen has very clearly stated that he wants to stay with ADO Den Haag.
There have been many interested parties in van Duinen, but after good talks with the club’s management, he now says he no longer wants to hear of any interest from other clubs.
Mike said ” Ïm staying here, my heart is here and I want to be with ADO Den Haag this season and finish well. So for me no wasted weekend, my focus is completely on ADO Den Haag and the match against Feyenoord.

ADO ladies lose to league leaders

ADO ladies faced the BeNe league leaders in the Kyocera stadium on Friday night. The home side knew they would be in for a difficult night and so it proved. ADO ladies losing for the first time at home this season.

As in every home match this season, ADO came flying out of the blocks and attacked down the wings. Renate Jansen down the left creating a few headaches for the visitors. ADO had a few shots on goal, but nothing to get too excited about.

In the twelfth minute Standard Liege score what turned out to be the winning. After being pressed back in the opening period, they broke forward and Tessa Wullaert put in a cross that was headed home by Vanity Lewerissa, 0-1.

ADO almost got back on level terms immediately after a long range effort from Paola van der Veen forced Liege keeper Renate Verhoeven into a good save. The action was all in the midfield and the league leaders sorted themselves into a system and style that nullified ADO’s two big threats, Jansen and Lineth Beerensteyn. They marked them tightly and hit them hard in the tackles. Liege eventually earning three yellow cards to none for ADO.

The second half saw ADO start at pace and with fire. Twice they were so close. Firstly Jansen put an effort just wide of the post, then Tessa Oudejans has the goal at her mercy. Unmarked by the penalty spot, the ball landed, as Oudejans raced in, it looked a certainty to hit the back of the net, but as she made contact the ball bobbled up and she got under the shot, skying the ball high over the bar.

The final half hour saw Liege happy to block off ADO on the halfway line and try the counter attack, which worked. The van der Veen twins were fighting like crazy, throwing themselves onto every challenge, Paola was really her team by example. Despite their efforts Liege did get through. Firstly Hélène Heemskerk made a great block in front of the goal line, soon to be followed by two good saves by Jennifer Vreugdenhil.

In the final stages, ADO had two chances to equalise. In the four extra minutes added for injury time Michelle Vrieling went close with a header and the final kick of the game saw Jansen hit a free kick that failed to trouble the keeper.

Attendance: 503

ADO player of the match: Paola van der Veen; a true spirited fighter.

ADO team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Daphne in ’t Veld (83. Michelle Vrieling), Hélène Heemskerk, Paola van der Veen ©, Yvette van der Veen, Nadia van Beerschoten (77. Judith Frijlink), Lineth Beerensteyn, Renate Jansen, Tessa Oudejans, Franca van de Kuilen (64. Kitty Susan), Tula de Wit

ADO away at Feyenoord this Sunday

On Sunday 1st February, ADO Den Haag will be exactly 110 years old! The game that coincides with the anniversary is one of ADO’s best clashes. They travel to Rotterdam to take on Feyenoord. No matter what position ADO are in, this game is usually a real cracker, lots of goals and excitement.

ADO will have the backing of 850 supporters in De Kup stadium. Hopefully the massed ranks of green and yellow will inspire ADO to improve on their recent displays.


ADO sign Portugese winger

Henk Fraser has been able to strengthen his squad today. This Friday morning Wilson Eduardo signed on loan for the remainder of the season.

The Portuguese winger comes from GNK Dinamo Zagreb, where he was on loan this season from Sporting Lisbon. The 24-year-old Eduardo grew up with the youth of Sporting Lisbon through to the first team, then was loaned out to several clubs. Between 2010-2012 he played 14 games for the Portugal Under 21 team, in which he scored six goals.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

In the season 2012/2013 Eduardo played for Académica Coimbra. In this season he played in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League against Atletico Madrid. The match was won 2-0 by Académica Coimbra, both goals by Eduardo. In 25 league games, Eduardo to six goals for Académica.

Eduardo started immediately with the club and was part of this Friday’s training.

Shake up in the ADO boardroom

Five of the six members of the current Board of ADO Den Haag have resigned at the request of the new shareholder who returns on Thursday 29th January. This was done on a voluntary basis. The Commissioner, Jan Willem Wigt remains on the board appointed from the HFC ADO Den Haag.

Supervisory Board Chairman Henk Jagersma said “We are particularly proud that we have contributed to ADO Den Haag, taking it from a very difficult financial situation to a healthy and flourishing club that there is now. After this intensive period we thought it was a good idea to move to the next stage for ADO Den Haag by getting in some new people. Our heart remains with the club and we wish the new owners every success in the further development of this great club.

ADO Den Haag, through managing director Maarten Fontein, thanks very much all the commissioners for their many efforts in recent years that have enabled ADO Den Haag to take the next step into its glorious history.

ADO ladies face league leaders on Friday

On Friday night, 30th January, ADO ladies host table topper Standard Liege (Luik). ADO ladies had a great win against sc Heerenveen last week and are hoping to bring the same playing style and attitude into this game.

It is a mouth watering fixture where goals are usually flying in, sadly so far by Standard. ADO are on the up right now and getting some great reults with stylish play. So go along and enjoy the best of ladies football. It’s going to be a cracker!