ADO ladies back in action on Friday night

On Friday night ADO Ladies return to action in the play-offs. The top four sides from the regular season play each other home and away, so six games each to decide the title.

The mini league starts with the clubs having their previous points halved ( when points end with a .5, the point is rounded up), so the league will start with the clubs in the following positions.

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Ajax = 27 pts, FC Twente = 22 pts, PSV = 20 pts and ADO = 20 pts.

So a difficult task for ADO ladies to catch up. Yet with good support, things can change, be there and support your local ladies football team.

Please beware of the following travel problems!

From Friday, April 21 09.00 until Monday, April 24th 06:00 hours the Donau underpass at the light rail stop Forepark will be entirely closed. Visitors are advised to travel to the stadium via the A12 exit Nootdorp.

Basic Fit to sponsor ADO Den Haag again next season

Basic-Fit will again next season sponsor ADO Den Haag. This was announced prior to the home match against PSV via video walls. Basic-Fit will emblazon the shirt of ADO Den Haag during the 2017/2018 season for the seventh consecutive year. The fitness chain is visible on the (LED) and -boarding and in the (print) media of the Hague club. In addition, Basic Fit will again sponsor the second edition of the Stadium Fun Run, held at the start of next season in and around the Kyocera Stadium.

John Verhouden, Sales manager of Basic Fit & Marketing, welcomes the continuing cooperation with ADO Den Haag: “Basic-Fit and ADO Den Haag is a successful combination that has been proven in recent years, we have built up a big reputation, we would not have reached without ADO the Hague. Basic-Fit has six branches in The Hague. In this part of the country our clubs are doing great. Both in terms of turnover and the number of subscribers. we want to keep it that way. ADO Den Hague is the ideal partner.”

Mattijs Manders, CEO of ADO Den Haag, said of the contract extension with Basic-Fit “It is fantastic, especially as this will the seventh year on a row we are partnered with Basic Fit, it is something unique in football today, having one loyal partner. I’m pleased Basic Fit again expressed confidence in us. We look forward to a successful season.”

ADO at home on Saturday

ADO Den Haag, currently on a run of three games in a row face tough opposition on Saturday night. PSV Eindhoven will be the visitors to the Kyocera stadium.

ADO will be looking to gain at least a point against a top team. ADO are now slowly getting away from the relegation zone, but are by no means safe yet. After this game, there will be three left to play. I believe five points in total would be enough to secure Eredivisie safety.

So why not come along and support your local team. Tickets are available and a club card is not needed. Go direct to the ticket office and take photo ID with you for each person wanting a ticket.

From China to Paris via ADO Den Haag

Marc of ADOfans.nl fame was able to meet one lucky Chinaman last week. Marc asked if I would be interested the story as it is an ex[at related tale. So thank you Marc and here it is.

With his entire luggage, Pei Li, a 36-year-old Chinaman from Beijing who has run many marathons come to do one thing and that was to visit the Kyocera stadium in The Hague. He wanted to do one thing during his European trip (three days visiting museums and Amsterdam three days Paris) and that was to meet his favorite Japanese player, Mike Havenaar.

Pei Li runs marathons and Sunday in Paris was his 30th. The marathon in Paris, together with those in Berlin, Chicago, New York and London, are the main five marathons in the world. Previously he run marathons in Tokyo and Chicago.

Li visited at the end of a training after spending €200 in the stadium fan shop and bought three match shirts and several other items, including stuff from the Fan Support shop. The shirts and soccer were provided by Havenaar a signature and obviously proud Pei Li was also to be photographed with his idol. Mike Havenaar his footballing idol was happy to sign shirts and pose for some photos. One of “The must have shirts” was worn during Sunday’s marathon. 

Pei Li, who spoke broken English was able to tell other fans why he was in the stadium. He was warmly welcomed and given lots of stickers, which he immediately stuck onto his luggage. Li revealed that he is very well aware of the fact that a Chinese company owns ADO Den Haag and in his own words “Half China knows ADO has a Chinese owner, and we are proud of it!

On Monday evening Marc published the photographs of Pei Li at the end of his marathon, wearing his Mike Havenaar shirt. ADOfans.nl then got another message from Pei Li.

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On April 9, I attended the Paris Marathon as a fan of ADO Den Haag.

Prior to the marathon, I met my king of football: Mike Havenaar.

I myself had expected to run the marathon in about four hours, but the course was extremely difficult, because after about 29 km I injured my ankle did not manage to get my expected time. But I did not give up and ran the final 13 km with the injury!

During the race I thought of giving up. But when I realized that I represented ADO Den Haag, I was determined to walk the last 10 km. Moreover, I wore a special football shirt. So I had to finish!

The performance of the ADO Den Haag this season have not been very satisfactory, but one football season is like a marathon race. It does not matter if the performance is good or not, if all the players and staff only show courage, including Havenaar, who has scored fewer goals than last year. I have every confidence in the team and Mike Havenaar and wait in China in the good news of every victory.

Here I would like to greet everyone and I hope that my marathon medal that I got despite my injury,  will inspire you. I sincerely hope that he will score as many goals.

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Yǔ Chengzhi the wènhòu (with genuine greeting)

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Pei Li was unable to improve his record time of four hours, but despite his injured ankle he still finished in a time of 5,20.06!

 

ADO wants to keep Gorter and Wolters

ADO Den Haag want to keep Donny Gorter and Randy Wolters at the Kyocera stadium next season. The pair have made a good impression during their short time in The Hague. Gorter and Wolters have both expressed the desire to remain with ADO Den Haag.

DONNY-GORTERDonny Gorter, after a disappointing period at Danish side Viborg, ADO Den Haag offered a chance to Gorter to revive his career. The midfielder grabbed that chance with both hands and signed a contract until the end of this current season. The 28-year-old player has played previously for both AZ and NAC Breda. “Donny is a model professional and adds to our selection,” says Manager of Football Affairs Jeffrey van As. “We found Donny also fits in well at this club and he himself has stated repeatedly they would like to stay. We will try to keep him.”

Randy Wolters came in late January from Go Ahead Eagles. The striker was swapped with Ludcinio Marengo on a loan basis involving the club from Deventer. Wolters, whose contract ends at the end of the season with Go Ahead Eagles, quickly adapted to the club and has played the last weeks, mostly as a substitute. However, the club wants to offer him a contract. “Randy matches ADO Den Haag as a person and as a footballer. He has specific qualities and we are impressed with him,” said Van As. “Even Randy wants to stay because he feels at home here. We feel that we can do a lot for each other. We get around the table as soon as possible to sort out a new deal.” Wolters has played in the past for FC Utrecht, Emmen, VVV Venlo, FC Den Bosch and Go Ahead Eagles.