Only ADO ladies play this week

After a run of god for ADO Den Haag ladies, it was a shock to see them lose dramatically 1-0 in the final minute of the game against Achilles ’29.

There is no men’s football due tom the international weekend, which means we can all turn all turn out attention to the young talented ADO ladies side.

GET YOUR FOOTBALL FIX ON FRIDAY!!! & SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TEAM!!

ADO fixtures this weekend

On Sunday afternoon, one of the biggest home games of the season takes in the Cars Jeans stadium. ADO Den Haag will be hosting reigning champions Feyenoord, from Rotterdam.

ADO will be looking to bounce back after last weekend’s defeat at PEC Zwolle. Note:  This game is classed by authorities as high risk, so you MUST be a club card holder to get a ticket. You should get one, watching games like this really gets the blood pumping with excitement.

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ADO ladies are playing very good, exciting football at the moment. The young side performing better than expected. They  are currently sit in second place in the league table, but only by goal difference.

If ADO get a big win they could leap frog Ajax into top spot.

Confessions of an ‘ADO Virgin’.

To those of you who also view my Facebook page, you may be aware I got a message from an English guy who had read this website and decided to take the plunge and visit our beloved club. I met him pre match at the supporters home.

Today he sent me the following email with his thoughts on the day. Looks like we have gained a new supporter to the green and yellow army. I have not changed his text, this is all his own words.

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Not having been to football for a while, I decided it was time to reacquaint myself with the ‘beautiful game’, and as a resident of The Hague, a visit to ADO Den Haag was the obvious choice.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that ticket prices at the Cars Jeans stadium were very reasonable indeed. I paid just 21 euro – a very favourable price if you’re used to going to matches in England!

I’ve been living in The Hague for nearly 5 years now, and it’s fair to say that I’d heard a few negative comments regarding ADO and their fanbase. I live in a neighbourhood close to Zuiderpark – where ADO played until 2007, and a lot of the residents around here still recall some of the events from during the ‘bad old days’. Of course, football clubs all over Europe struggled with the scourge of hooliganism, and ADO was no exception. Therefore, I went online to find out what the current situation is.

That’s when I came across Neal’s fantastic ‘ADO for Expats’ website and Facebook page. Browsing the website, I found the page ‘Is it safe to go to ADO Den Haag?’ To view that, click HERE. Reading this piece really put my mind at ease, as it made it clear that the club have made a huge effort in recent years to make sure that ADO matches are not only safe, but offer a fun, family atmosphere for fans.

Finding a page specifically for expats already made me feel very welcome even before I had set foot in the stadium, and I used the message function on Facebook to ask a couple of questions, including the all important ‘where’s the best place to get a beer before the match?’.

Just a few minutes later, Neal replied, and explained that the only real place to go in the area was the ‘Fan’s Home’ at the Cars Jeans itself. Not only that, but he offered to meet up and join me there before the match in case I had any reservations about entering alone. Naturally, I jumped at the chance!

Come match day, I was ready for my first ADO experience and made my way from Station Ypenburg to the ground, just a ten minute walk. I waited for Neal near the fan shop as arranged, and immediately noticed how many women and kids were around – always a good indicator of the kind of atmosphere to expect at a football ground – as well as how laid back the policing was. Two officers were standing nearby and I saw several fans approach them to shake hands and exchange some friendly words. Presently, Neal arrived and we went to get a drink in the Fan Home, full of friendly locals and expats.

By this time, a pattern was definitely developing. The atmosphere was relaxed and totally non-threatening, and this continued after I went through security and entered the stadium. The match was very enjoyable, and even though ADO lost, the crowd remained jovial both throughout and afterwards.

I’m very much looking forward to my next visit to ADO – this Sunday against Feyenoord!

All in all, if you’re in two minds as to whether or not you should visit ADO Den Haag, I would say ‘go for it’ and don’t hesitate to contact Neal at ADO for Expats – a very friendly guy who is doing a great job of promoting the club to the expat community.

Tyronne Ebuehi selected for Nigerian team

Tyronne Ebuehi joins Nigeria for upcoming internationals. The defender has been called up for two matches in the coming month.

On November 10, Nigeria is playing the World Cup qualifier against Algeria. On November 14, the Super Eagles play a friendly with Argentina in the Russian city of Krasnodar.

Nigeria has already qualified for the finals in Russia next year.

Mats van Kins signs first contract at ADO

Mats van Kins has signed his first professional contract for ADO Den Haag on Friday. The 18-year-old talented midfielder signed a commitment for three seasons with an option for another year.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

Van Kins came came to ADO from RCL of Leiden this summer. In preparation for the new season, the Leiden born player was allowed to train regularly with the first team. He also participated at the training camp in Zeeland. Trainer Fons Groenendijk often attended Van Kins in practice matches. The midfielder made the right impression with four goals. This weekend, Van Kins is officially ready for selection in the first team for the game with PEC Zwolle.