After ADO’s win on Friday, they were not still guarenteed their safety in the Eredivisie. However the rest of the weekend’s results saw ADO become mathematically safe from any threat of relegation.
The teams who could have eventually gone above trhem both lost. So the defeats for NAC Breda and Go Ahead Eagles was the best weekend news for all at ADO Den Haag. We will be playing with the big boys yet again after the last few nail biting weeks.
ADO Den Haag play their penultimate home game of the season at home to Vitesse Arnhem on Friday night.
After defeat at AZ last weekend, they are still not yet 100% assured of safety from the relegation play-offs. A win and and their rivals fail to pick up three points, ADO will be safe! There is going to be a big crowd as already over 12,500 tickets have been sold. So be quick to get yours!! A club card is not required, but be sure to take some photo ID with you when you purchase your ticket.
ADO ladies play away at Telstar on Saturday. There is a bus of fans going along to support the team, so that should give the players a lift.
The ADO interim CEO, Jan Willem Wigt has today released the following statement about the ADO support.
“We may have not won on Saturday in Alkmaar, but we came home with a feeling of victory, because of the support from our great fans. The Bring back the passion action from the fans is working well! For weeks is it us in the full away end that it happens; several times now the supporters of the homr club is not heard and completely drowned out by the enthusiasm of our people. Lovely to see, I really enjoy it. Even when behind, our team has a strong support, backed by the hundreds of fans who will be singing the most fantastic songs. This way, we want to express our deep appreciation for this positivity and loyalty. Together with our supporters club we see if we can do additional atmosphere actions during our last home game against PSV. The the last two home games have been going great, with a special bucket full of atmosphere! And away at Willem II, the last away game this season, we hope again to see a similar support.”
On Friday night ADO host Vitesse Arnhem in the Kyocera at 20:00. So far ticket sales have reached just over 12,500.
The often unfilled areas are now sold out. These are areas (vaks) F, J, K, L, R, S and V. Tickets for the following areas at this time are still available G, H, M, N, O, P, Q, T, U and W. Even the seats BCL and BCR in the main stand are selling well.
So be quick as the game is heading towards a sell out. Be there and enjoy the atmosphere.
Alberto of ADO journaal was again filming the atmosphere of the away support in the AFAS stadium yesterday as ADO took on AZ Alkmaar. ADO lost but the supporters were the winners. They never stopped singing!
On Friday evening ADO ladies returned to BeNe league action after a cup semi-final defeat last weekend to face Belgian side K Lierse SK. It was not the greatest advert for ladies football you will ever see, but a win and three points kept everybody happy.
From the kick-off someone lit the fuse under Lineth Beerensteyn. She looked so up for the fight as after one minute she chased a ball that she had no right to win as she started 20m behind the defender, yet she powered through, won the ball and got a cross in. This was looking good, but sad to say the others didn’t seem to match the enthusiasm of the flying winger.
The following thirty minutes were not great. ADO dominated possession and found it hard to break through a tough tackling Lierse defence. All the shots on goal came from long range, Tessa Oudejans going closest. The home side defence wasn’t troubled at all.
The game sprang to life in the thirty second minute, a cross came in from the right and Beerensteyn’s header hit the post. After that scare Lierse went on tyhe attack, ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil doing well to stop shots from Niki Decock and Elke Van Gorp within the space of two minutes. The half then fizzled out to its conclusion.
The second half was much better than the first. Renate Jansen got more into the game as ADO really went hard at Lierse down both wings. After fifty five minutes ADO got the breakthrough they their attacking play deserved. ADO were awarded a penalty after a shot was blocked by the arm of a defender. Despite missing her penalty in last weeks shoot out, Jansen took control and easily slotted the ball home passed the keeper Justien Odeurs, 1-0.
In response to going behind, Lierse pushed forward and managed a few attempts on goal, but nothing to threaten the clean sheet. ADO in the final seven minutes really peppered the goal, efforts from Oudejans, Beerensteyn and Michelle Vrieling went either close or were well saved bt the visiting keeper. It could have been a bigger winning margin, but a win is a win and that is all that matters.
ADO trainer Henk Fraser has announced via Youtube the date of ADO’s Open/Family day. It will take place at the Kyocera stadium on Saturday 1st August 2015.
There will be lots to see and do, plenty of activities for children to take part in, also able to train on the actual stadium pitch. There will be the traditional presentation of all the players to the fans. Also a great day to have your photo taken with your favourite players and collect their autographs. Add it to your diary, make sure you do not miss it. More details to follow when announced.