Bjorn Johnsen still called up for Norway

Björn Johnsen can prepare himself for international duty with Norway. The striker of ADO Den Haag has been called up for the national squad of his country. Next Sunday the closing home match in World Cup group C will be see Norway playing Northern Ireland.

Johnsen broke his nose in the game against NAC Bread last Saturday. He will play the match with a mask now that has been cleared fit.

Norway is fourth in the group, Northern Ireland are in second place, ready for the play-offs.

Beugelsdijk found not guilty of elbow offence

The Disciplinary Board of the KNVB has found Tom Beugelsdijk not guilty of any charges.

The prosecutor of the KNVB, at a meeting in Zeist on Thursday evening said they wanted to increase any ban for Tommie Beugelsdijk increased  from four to five games, but the disciplinary committee does not agree with that.

The incident between Beugelsdijk and Mari took place last Saturday at the match between NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag (0-1) Beugelsdijk scored the winning goal for ADO ten from time.

KNVB Prosecutor demands five game ban for a Beugelsdijk

The prosecutor for the KNVB has demanded a suspension of five games on Thursday evening against ADO Den Haag’s Tom Beugelsdijk. That’s an extra match above the four game ban he was initially imposed.
The prosecutor believes that the defender must be punished because of a supposed elbow in the final stages of the match against NAC Breda last Saturday. Despite the fact that no statements from match officials were received from Breda, meaning the alleged offence was not observed. The prosecutor found this five-match claim was warranted. TV images have formed the basis of his argument.

Because a conviction according to the rules of the KNVB can only be pronounced on the basis of two supporting documents, the prosecutor also submitted the statement of NAC player Mari as evidence. However, NAC’s players only managed to say Tom Beugelsdijk was in control.

ADO Den Haag Director Mattijs Manders, together with Tom Beugelsdijk, took charge of the defense. He instructed the Disciplinary Board on the absence of the second evidence needed and attempted to show that the refereeing quartet had perceived and assessed the situation on the basis of TV images combined with an audio recording of the intercom of the man in charge. Referee Mulder and assistant Kleinjan told Zeist that they did not see the action.

Tom Beugelsdijk talked about the duel to the ball and declared he didn’t feel and only made a powerful jump to get up. The disciplinary committee of the KNVB will make a statement regarding this on Friday morning.

Sinterklaas to visit ADO Den Haag!

On Saturday 18th November, Sinterklaas returns to the country and on Wednesday 22nd November he visits the MFC / Supporters home (next to the stadium)!

ALL children between the ages of 2 to 7 are welcome, so you do not necessarily have to be a member of the ADO kids! club

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

13:00 – 14:00: 2 to 4 years (with parents)
15.00 – 16.15 / 16.30: 5 to 7 years (without parents)

For the parents who want to stay in the meantime, the brasserie will be opened in the stadium.

Please sign up before November 12th! To sign your kids up, click HERE, it is in Dutch, but very simple, even without Google translate.

Ricardo Kishna successfully operated on

Ricardo Kishna has been successfully operated in Pittsburgh the United States. How long the ADO striker will be out of action for is as yet unknown. During next week, Kishna will report back to The Hague.

Kishna tore his cruciate knee ligament in the home game against Ajax. To the sound of loud applause he left the field after making a short but good impression. According to him, that was the first step on the way to recovery.

We wish Ricardo great success with the rehabilitation!

Elson Hooi selected for the Curaçao national team

Elson Hooi is part of the 21 man squad of Curacao for a friendly in and against Qatar. This match will be played on Tuesday 10th October.

Hooi has so far played ten internationals for Curaçao. Last summer, the attacker delivered his country a top prize by scoring twice in the final of the Caribbean Cup against Jamaica (outcome 2-1). Because of that victory, Curaçao was also allowed to participate in the Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America. After three defeats, Curaçao were eliminated in the group phase.

Beugelsdijk faces four match ban! UPDATE!

The prosecutor for the KNVB (Dutch football association) has proposed a four match, unconditional ban for ADO Den Haag’s Tom Beugelsdijk.

Beugelsdijk is alleged to have used an elbow in Saturday’s match against NAC Breda. Just before the final whistle he went for an aerial duel with Pablo Mari, after which the NAC player was hurt.

ADO Den Hague have decided to appeal against the decision. No date has yet been set for the hearing to be made.