After the International break, normal football resumes this weekend. ADO Den Haag are at home to Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday afternoon, kick-off at 16.45. A club card is NOT needed for this game, just go to the ticket office on the night and make sure you take photo ID with you.
ADO ladies are also playing at home this Friday night.
In memory ofthe eventsinParislast Fridaythe front of theKyoceraStadium ishighlightedin blue, white and red.
ADO DenHaagshowsthecolors of the Frenchflagas a sign ofcompassiontowardsall victimsand survivorsofthe attacks in theFrench capital.All over the worldbuildings are being illuminated withthe French tricoloras adeclaration of supporttowardsthe French population.
NOSSport hasselectedtenmomentsthat provided the bestcolor tosport in the lastyear. The club arevery proudto announce thattheamazing goal scored bygoalkeeperMartin Hansenhas been nominated tobecome theImage ofSport2015!
OnDecember 15th, theNOS |NOC* NSFSports Gala, which includes theSportsman, SportswomanandTeam of the Yearawards are announced. The Dutch public get to vote for the ultimatesporting momentof the year.So ADO DenHaag fans please vote and help Martin Hansento winthis fantastictitle.
The disiplinary commission of the KNVB (Dutch football association) they are looking into the‘trick’of the ADODenHaagcoach Henk Fraser.
During the matchRodaJCvADO DenHaag (November 6th) Fraser said goalkeeper Martin Hansenpretended hehad an injury, sohe could talk to his team. The KNVBexplained thisto the Prosecutor ofprofessional footballwithview of requestingwhether this fitswithin the rules.
The prosecutorannounced todaythat withinthe rules of thedisciplinary commission thereis no reasonforan investigation.
It is now time to buy your loved ones and friends their Sinterklaas and Christmas presents. So for the ADO Den Haag fan in your life, why not buy this limited edition book, not many left in stock, so get them while you can. Yes it is in Dutch, but as an expat there are so many fantastic pictures of the old stadium. The product is of the highest quality and you won’t believe how cheap it is, only €12.88
To read more about this great book, please click HERE.
The book is available to buy at the following addresses.
· Vakschoenmakerij Esdras Winkelcentrum Leyweg 940N, The Hague
· Sigaren winkel Het Prijspaleis, Terletstraat 23, 2573 EW The Hague,
· Polier Victor Meijer Zuiderparklaan 251, 2574 HJ Den Haag
· The Sports Bar Goudenregenbar: Goudenregenstraat 282, 2565 GE Den Haag
This afternoon ADO Den Haag hosted RKC Waalwijk in a friendly that was arranged due to this coming series of international games.
Roland Alberg hit a hattrick as ADO ran out 4-1 winners after going a goal behind. It was good to see both Tommie Beugelsdijk and Wilfried Kanon on the pitch together again and with Timothy Derijck also scoring, it was a good day for the ADO.
This past weekend I have been in Warsaw Poland. I was invited to go along by ADO Den Haag fan JP. Some who like me loves visiting football stadiums in all countries. He had been there over thirty times, so nothing new for him.
I have spoken to Legia fans when they came to The Hague and heard so many great stories about how ADO fans are treated in Warsaw, so I was very interested how it all played out.
We were picked up at the airport by friends of JP who welcomed me with smiles and even a gift for Christmas from one of the ladies. They drove to our hotel before then going into the city. Had a few drinks as our group began to grow. Walked around a bit more, meeting others before going out to dinner. Great food and company, lots of laughs. The Legia fans got together and paid, they totally refused to allow us to pay. From then on a heavy night of drinking, laughing and late night walk through parks etc.
Sunday morning we all met up at 11.00 and went to the stadium to visit the souvenir shops. Then for a pizza stop. Back to the hotel to collect scarves etc and a long walk back to the stadium. A few more joined us as we walked. Then we got to the small bar where many Legia fans gather before games, a place called the Źródełko. Great atmosphere, lots of green and yellow on display, several Den Haag chants could be heard from another bar nearby. In the dark I was even called back by a facebook friend I had never met.
The final short walk was great as the crowds gathered. You could here the away fans of Pogon as the atmosphere built. Inside the stadium was fantastic. It is a beautiful stadium, and the way it has been designed the sound is truly magnified to an amazing level.
I was in the lower part of the famous Zyleta section behing the goal. So many ADO flags, scarves and shirts were being worn, not only by other Dutchies by by the Legia supporters themselves. I was being introduced to so many people, many asking why is an English guy supporting ADO? So lots of fun in there.
The talking stopped as the singing started. From the moment the team walked out the atmosphere grew and when the whistle for kick-off blew, WOW!!!! The intensity was stunning. The singing lead by two drummers and a guy with a microphone who was pumping everybody up. There were other people who never watched the game for a minute, but watched the crowd and if you were Polish and not singing etc, you were told to start, it was amazing. The singing never stopped for a second, even when Legia scored the only goal of the game there was maybe ten seconds of cheering, many high fives and then the singing started again. Really bizarre not to see a crowd go absolutely crazy after a goal.
As soon as the whistle blew for half-time, singing stopped. Just chatting with lots of people, many saying how much they wanted to visit The Hague for a game and loved having ADO fans in the stadium in Warsaw. As soon as the whistle blew for the restart, the singing started again, loud, proud and continuous. Several times the chants of “Legia Den Haag” and “FC, Den Haag, FC” were screamed out by the entire end of Zyleta. As the clock counted down, the volume just went up and up, was so impressive.
At the end of the 1-0 win, the players came to the fans and sang back to the fans, it was brilliant, the whole experience was mind blowing, never know backing like that anywhere and I was a season ticket holder on Liverpool’s famous KOP in the 80’s, but that didn’t come close to what the fans of Legia where doing for the entire game.
As I left the stadium, shook hands and high fived with so many people, it felt so good to be there and be welcomed into their major fan area with open arms. By the people I had met over the weekend, I was told to come back soon and go to a better atmosphere, as they told me that thkis had been a bad night atmosphere wise. Could not believe what I was hearing, they thought bad, it blew me away. I was told what games to try and get to for a full experience, makes the hairs on my neck stand up already just thinking about it.
In the hotel on Sunday night, just sat with JP sharing a couple of beers talking about the weekend’s events. The welcome given to a newcomer like me was great. Everybody was just so friendly and helpful. They spoiled us rotten, we were treated to food and drink wherever we went. When we said we would pay, all we got in reply was “Sorry, don’t understand the question.” So when they visit The Hague next time, will be our turn to spoil these great people.
So, basically everything I had heard previously about what it is like for ADO fans visiting Legia was 100% true. One of the best experiences in my football watching times. There really is a tight bond between the fans of both clubs.
Tonight in Kerkrade ADO Den Haag earned a valuable point against Roda JC.
Roda started the game well and had the ball in the back of the net after two minutes, but the goal was ruled out due to a foul in the build up.
ADO fell behind in the eleventh minute when van Hyfte smashed the ball into the back of the net after a cross from the left, 1-0.
In the fourty first minute ADO equalised and scored their 2000th goal in their Eredivisie history. Giovanni Korte setting up Mike Havenaar to score with a sweeping left foot strike into the corner, 1-1.
In the sixty thrid minute the home side were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Juric after a second yellow card incident seen by the fourth official..
ADO dominated the second half and should have been awarded at least two penalties after Havenaar was hauled to the ground twice inside the penalty area as he was going up for headers.