Yesterday at the Kyocera stadion was the day the press got to meet the entire playing squad and management for the first time this season, also a chance to grab shots of ADO’s new summer signings.
Great news is circulating around that so far, none of ADO’s big name players have left the club. The only noticeable absence being that of Bulykin and the reason for this is not of his own doing, but that of his home club Anderlecht of Belgium.
The players and staff were all in a very relaxed mood chatting to everybody and having a laugh, most conversations revolving what to expect in Lithuania against Tauras this coming Thursday evening? To be honest, it was mostly what the weather is going to be like there compared to yesterdays sunny Den Haag.
Finally the traditional squad was organised even though certain players still found it hard to resist fooling about, and as usual, Lex Immers and Wesley Verhoek were in the middle of it. These type of players are great fopr the bonding of the squad and all the new players seemed relaxed and well at home despite some of them being at the Club for only a few weeks.
After the team shots were completed outside the stadium everybody moved onto the pitch for the individual photos to be taken. This again was fun as some were injured and found it a bit hard to move and poor Kevin Visser still had his leg in plaster after breaking a bone in training just over two weeks ago.
All eyes now focus on ADO’s first European game this century. Everybody is expecting a win but knows it will not be a walk over as most fans expect it to be. The team seem genuinely amazed that there are over one thousand supporters travelling to this match on Thursday.
If you would like to attend the return match at home to Tauras on Thursday 21 July you need to be quick, as there are only very few tickets left available.