ADO beat VfL Bochum in secret friendly

ADO Den Haag won a friendly game with VfL Bochum by a score of 1-2. German side  VfL Bochum are eleventh in the second Bundesliga. Randy Wolters and Sheraldo Becker scored for ADO.

The game was kept secret, it was known about, but time and location was not. The game kicked-off at 14:15 on one of the pitches of the Vonovia Ruhrstadion.

ADO team: Rody de Boer; Trevor David, Thomas Meißner, Tom Beugelsdijk, Abel Tamata; Achraf el Mahdioui, Nasser el Khayati, Tom Trybull; Sheraldo Becker, Mike Havenaar en Randy Wolters (75. Schouten).

Free ADO v Roda ticket when you spend €40 in fanshop

On Sunday 2nd April, ADO Den Haag plays a vital game against Roda JC, for which the club needs as much support as possible. So for anyone who from Wednesday 22nd March spends € 40 or more in the Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium will get a voucher for a free ticket for the match against Roda JC.

So come to the Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium and get a free card for ADO Den Haag – Roda JC!

– Valid only for ADO Den Haag – Roda JC
– Limited number of vouchers available, so gone is GONE!
– Valid only in the Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium (and not through the online fan shop)
– Valid only for blocks D to W

ADO ladies play at home this Saturday

Due to the international break, it is only the ADO ladies team that are in action. They play at home on Saturday in the Kyocera stadium at 18:30.

For some reason, in the last two games ADO have been letting in many goals and have been a mess at the back. They will hope to change this against FC Twente, who have in their ranks many of ADO ladies former great players to deal with. So go along and  SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM!!!

ADO ladies hammered by Telstar

The biggest crowd for an ADO ladies game this season watched as Telstar totally demolished the home side. My previous post to this stated there would be plenty of goals and attacking football, but I never thought it would be against ADO.

The game began slowly, no side looking to apply any attacking pressure, very slow. The game came to life in the fifteenth minute when Telstar broke down the right wing, the ball eventually falling to Babiche Roof, who finished with ease, 0-1.

ADO began to pick up pace and it was once again captain Hélène Heemskerk and the ever industrious Victoria Pelova who were directing play. It all looked promising until Telstar broke again. Thirty eight minutes played saw Katja Snoeijs work her way around ADO’s number two keeper Isa Pothof and slot the ball into the net, 0-2.

ADO were finding it hard to deliver a ball into the danger area. The home said then had a goal ruled out for offside before in the fortieth minute Pia Rijsdijk intercepted a bad pass to the keeper. She latched onto the ball, went around Nicolle Martens in the visitors goal and calmly put the ball away, 1-2 the score that was the score at half time.

The crowd were expecting to see ADO come out and go straight on the offensive and get back in charge of the match. Sadly, ADO completely lost all of their organisation in defence and midfield and Telstar were given too much time and space, plus simple individual errors from the women in green and yellow saw Telstar just runaway with the game.

From the fiftieth minute Telstar got three goals in ten minutes, racing into a 1-5 lead. ADO looked as though they had fell asleep as Telstar cut through them like a hot knife through butter. Goals were coming from all angles and from long range. The pouring rain didn’t help Pothof in the ADO goal, as shots slipped off the surface at a lower angle than normal, making her job harder than it would be. Snoeijs completed her hattrick and Linda Bakker pouncing.

Snoeijs got her fourth goal of the night in the sixty third minute and Roof got her second in the eighty sixth. Both goals from distance and slipping inside the posts passed a distressed keeper. It could have been double figures easily for the visitors who also hit the frame of the goal and had numerous chances blocked close to the goal line.

The referee finally blew the full time whistle to end ADO’s nightmare. I have never witnessed the team play that badly before. It is just a shame that in front of a big crowd the team didn’t do themselves justice.

ADO ladies play at home again next Saturday, 25th March against FC Twente, kick-off 18:30. Enough time to get tonight’s problems sorted out and return to the side we normally enjoy watching in the Kyocera stadium.

Scorers: 15. Babiche Roof 0-1, 38. Katja Snoeijs 0-2, 40. Pia Rijsdijk 1-2, 50. Katja Snoeijs 1-3, 53. Linda Bakker 4-1, 56. Katja Snoeijs 1-5, 63. Katja Snoeijs 1-6, 86. Babiche Roof 1-7

Attendance: 2,041

ADO ladies team: Isa Pothof; Nikki Ridder, Mijke Roelfsema (56. Michelle Vrieling), Hélène Heemskerk ©, Priscilla Mesker; Nadine Noordam, Vesna Veltrop, Victoria Pelova; Sharona Tieleman (63. Carmen Simonis), Pia Rijsdijk, Shanique Dessing.

ADO ladies play tonight

Please do not forget to come to the Kyocera stadium tonight to watch ADO ladies take on Telstar. ADO ladies have already qualified for the championship winning play-offs, but winning the league still depends on points gained in the remaining games of phase one of the season, as well as goal difference, so expect to see plenty of attacking football tonight.

ADO ladies play-off fixtures announced

With the top four positions already guaranteed in the women’s KNVB Eredivisie, the play-off details have now been announced.

The play-offs begin on Friday 21st April. ADO ladies start off at home against fierce rivals and current league leaders Ajax. The all important final game of the play-offs sees ADO ladies at home again on Friday 26th May, this time facing FC Twente.

ADO ladies full play-off schedule is:

Some dates may change when NOS decides which games to cover on TV. The game will then be moved to the Saturday.

Fri 21st Apr – ADO v Ajax 19:30

Fri 28th Apr – FC Twente v ADO 19:30

Fri 5th May – PSV v ADO 19:30

Fri 12th May – ADO v PSV 19:30

Fri 19th May – Ajax v ADO 19:30

Fri 26th May – ADO v FC Twente 19:30


How does it work?

 After the first period of twenty one games, the eight competing teams are split into two pools of Four. The top four and the bottom four. ADO ladies are in the top group of four challenging for the title.

The points earned during the first twenty one games will be halved. If the division ends for example as 11.5 points, it will be rounded up to 12 points. The goal difference will start again at zero.

The team in the play-offs with the most points earned will become the Women’s Eredivisie champion of the 2016/2017 season. Further, if two or more teams with the same number of match points qualify for the title, The team that had no rounding up of points will be declared the champion of the Eredivisie Women.

Goal difference

If there is no difference in points, then the goal difference in the play-offs is calculated. If  goal difference is equal, then the number of goals “for” becomes decisive. If the teams can still not be split,  then the total results of the first two games played in the prior twenty one games competition will be decisive, Away goal counting as double scored goals. If the are then still level on points and goals,  a deciding game will be played to find the CHAMPION!

Free Roda tickets for fans who travel to AZ

This coming Sunday, ADO Den Haag will play a very important away match against AZ. The team of Fons Groenendijk can use all the support it can get in this difficult match!

To give ticket sales an extra boost for the AZ v ADO Den Haag, every fan that can go to Alkmaar can get an (extra) FREE card for ADO Den Haag – Roda JC! The vouchers for the free ticket will be handed out next Sunday.

So please get your tickets, we need the fans to support us and shout us on to victory!

Tickets for the AZ v ADO Den Haag game available up until Thursday 16th March at 18:00 ordered through the link HERE

ADO games this weekend

ADO Den Haag travel away to Alkmaar on Sunday to take on AZ. Following five points in last three games, ADO will be looking to continue a run of three games undefeated. The problem for ADO in their fight against relegation is that all the other teams around them are also picking up points.

ADO will now be without the imposing figure of Tom Beugelsdijk for this game following his ban by the KNVB (Dutch football association). It should be an exciting game.


On Friday night, ADO Ladies will be hosting Telstar. After a heavy defeat to Ajax in the cup last weekend, ADO ladies will be looking to continue their great form in the league.

Three match ban for Beugelsdijk

Tom Beugelsdijk will not be able to play for  ADO Den Haag against AZ (March 19) and Roda JC (April 2). The decision of the appeals committee of the KNVB decided that the defender is suspended for three matches, one suspended. This is the same as the original judgment.

The prosecutor ruled earlier this month that Beugelsdijk in the home match against FC Twente made a striking motion in the 63rd minute towards Joachim Andersen. That was done on the basis of TV images. Beugelsdijk was eventually found guilty.