ADO games coming up

ADO’s men and women have games coming up this week.

The men return to action after the international break with a home game against FC Groningen. Club cards are not needed for this game, just go to stadium on the day, take photo ID for each person and go SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM!

The ADO ladies play on Friday night, with a trip to sc Heerenveen. They are currently playing well and will be confident of victory.

Interesting view about ADO’s off field drama

Someone commented on the article about ADO Den Haag being placed in Category 1 of the financial watch list of the KNVB (Dutch Football Association). The comment was a link to a called Football Foyer.

The website covers all subjects on European football, quite an interesting read. Today the site published an article about ADO and their owner Mr Wang. It’s interesting to read what people outside The Hague are thinking. You can read the article HERE.

ADO contract talks with players

ADO Den Haag has investigated the options in the expiring contracts of Martin Hansen and Tyronne Ebuehi. This means that both players are now under contract with ADO Den Haag until the summer of 2018.

The club has decided not yet to inform Thomas Kristensen and Tim Coremans of their options. These two players are still in talks about a possible new contract with ADO. Timothy Derijck and Vito Wormgoor, both with an expiring contract are in talks about a longer stay at the Kyocera Stadium.

With goalkeeper Robert Zwinkels, ADO Den Haag is currently in talks with the loyal keeper under the assumption of a renewal of his expiring contract for one year.

ADO Den Haag after this season will be saying goodbye to Gianni Zuiverloon, Segun Owobowale, Giovanni Korte, Dylan Nieuwenhuijs and Robin Buwalda (leased to VVV Venlo). Giovanni Korte and Robin Buwalda had be an option to extend their contracts, but this option is not exercised.

Dennis van der Heijden signs 3 1/2 year contract

Talented youngster Dennis van der Heijden (19) has put his signature on a new three and a half year contract that will keep him at the club until  mid-2019 to our club.

The young striker hit the headlines after his stunning debut at Excelsior (2-3 win), where he scored twice in 10 minutes, the first with his first touch of the ball in the Eredivision.
Van der Heijden: “After all these years of hard work, this contract is a dream come true. As a footballer you want to have success, and that I can now fully focus on that too because I have now stopped school. I hope to get myself into the first team at ADO as soon as I can.”

Technical Manager John Metgod about capturing Van der Heijden: “It’s always good to see someone from the youth team come through into the first team.”

ADO ladies big win at Telstar

On Friday night ADO ladies played away at Telstar. Again they were followed by the ever expanding ADO ladies supporters group (Vlaggenteam Den Haag) who produced much noise, colour and smoke.

The game was full of ADO domination as they at times overrun their hosts. Luckily Telstar managed to keep the score to only 0-1 at half. The goal scored by Nadine Noordam in the final minute of the half.

The second half was also virtually all ADO. The goals that sealed the win came late in the half. Firstly from the penalty spot, when Dominique Bruinenberg calmly scored in the seventy fourth minute. ADO’s final goal came in the eighty eighth minute when Lisanne Grimberg scored with a great finish high into the net to end the game 0-3.

ADO ladies team: ADO Den Haag Vrouwen: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Kim Dolstra, Priscilla Mesker; Dominique Bruinenberg, Lisanne Grimberg, Michelle Vrieling; Kirsten Koopmans (84. Marthe van Erk), Pia Rijsdijk, Nadine Noordam (88. Nance van der Meer)

Attendance: 400

ADO grab last gasp winner against NEC

On Sunday afternoon ADO Den Haag hosted NEC Nijmegen. The major pre match talk was all about the anger of the fans towards the club owner etc. There were a few banners telling Mr Wang exactly what the fans thoughts are.

The game itself was a flop from start to finish. NEC happy to sit back and allow ADO to have the ball. During the first half there were chances, but nothing to really threaten either goal.

The second half was only jusy slighty better, but at least both kepers were called upon to make importand interceptions and saves. With the crowd leaving and in the final minute, new starlet and substitute Dennis van der Heijden worked his way into a position to cross the ball into the danger area. Ludcinio Marengo made a nuisance of himself and that allowed the ball to roll into space where Dion Malonewas waiting to put the ball into the back of the net. 1-0.

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A shame many fans missed the last goal, but at the final whistle both the players and supporters celebrated the three points with gusto, temporarily making the thoughts of financial matters fade.

Huge thanks to Robert Henderson for the great photos. See more of his work at HENDERSHOTS.NL