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.

Don’t forget to get your FCDH/Legia scarf

For the people who had reserved a joint FCDH/Legia but were not able to collect it last home game, you can still collect it from inside the supporters home before the game against Roda JC on Sunday 2nd April.

For those wanting a scarf but have not reserved one, they will be for sale outside the stadium on the same day. Price is only €15.

There are also stickers available (25cm x 5cm) only € 0.25 each.

Not too many left and once gone they are gone for good, so be quick.

Albert Heijn and ADO work together for discount offer

All football fans in the Hague region can once again benefit from the cooperation between ADO Den Haag and Albert Heijn. At 50 Albert Heijn stores in the region ADO fans can between March 11th until the 16th of April take advantage of a free 2nd ticket for a home match of ADO Den Haag.

The campaign works as follows:

1. For each € 20 you spend on shopping, the customer receives a voucher giving 20% discount on the cost of a 2nd ticket at ADO Den Haag.

2. The customer can collect up to 5 discount voucher of 20% each so that there is 100% discount on the 2nd ticket. A choice can be made from a limited to the last four home games of the season: ADO Den Haag v Roda JC, ADO Den Haag v FC Groningen, ADO Den Haag v PSV and ADO Den Haag – Excelsior.

3. It is also possible to exchange your discount vouchers at any number 1,2,3 or 4 vouchers so that you can claim either a 20, 40, 60, or 80% off your second ticket.

The offer applies to (almost) all Albert Heijn stores in: The Hague, Leidschendam, Voorburg, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Rijswijk, Delft, Zoetermeer, Pijnacker, Nootdorp.

An ADO win but rivals gain points too

After ADO Den Haag’s first win of 2017, also meaning they collected five points from last three games, it would seem once bottom of the league ADO would be on the rise. Sadly the other teams in and around the relegation area have also started to grab desperate points. After ADO’s 1-0 victory over NEC, they climbed momentarily out of the drop/play-off zone. By the end of Sunday, they dropped back down to seventeenth place.

Big wins for Excelsior and Roda did not help with the goal difference either. ADO’s next game is at AZ, following that is an international break. The following game is then at home to Roda JC, this really is a MUST win game and hopefully by a large margin.

It looks as though it will go down to the final few games to see what’s what. A good thing maybe, is that ADO will be facing both Sparta (away) and Excelsior (home) in the run in, real squeaky bum time.

Havenaar’s tears of joy

Mike Havenaar scored the goal that ended his own personal scoring drought and earned ADO their first win of 2017. After scoring he fell to his knees, his emotions overflowing as tears filled his eyes. Great to see how much it means to him.

Match report and photos to follow later.

ADO ladies heavy defeat in the cup

On Saturday afternoon ADO ladies suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat away at Ajax. The Amsterdammers getting revenge for losing the cup final last season to our ladies.

The game began badly and just got worse. ADO were behind within the opening minute, then eight minutes later they were down 2-0. Ajax obviously seeking payback for last season’s cup final. ADO managed to pull one goal back after twenty four minutes, debut making Shanique Dessing getting on the score sheet thanks to Pia Rijsdijk. Sadly were unable to go in at half-time just the one goal behind. Two minutes later Ajax made it 3-1.

ADO came out fighting in the second half. In the Fifty eighth minute Dressing getting her second after a good well worked move. Sadly Ajax were in no mood to be denied. Again only a short period before Ajax scored their fourth, just the three minutes. In the final minutes of the game Ajax scored twice more to make the result look an easy 6-2 win.

Scorers: 1. Desiree van Lunteren 1-0, 9. Loïs Oudemast 2-0, 24. Shanique Dessing 2-1, 26. Inessa Kaagman 3-1, 58. Shanique Dessing 3-2, 61. Desiree van Lunteren 4-2, 87. Inessa Kaagman 5-2, 90. Marjolijn van den Bighelaar 6-2

ADO ladies: Vreugdenhil, Heemskerk, Vrieling, Rijsdijk, Noordam, Keizerweerd, Roelfsema, Pelova, Tieleman, van der Veen, Dessing. Subs: Dalebout, Ridder, Mesker, van Leeuwen, Simonis, Kuilenburg, Veltrop

Preview of ADO v NEC

Groenendijk: “Be careful that we do not fall into the trap of NEC”

On Saturday ADO Den Haag are back in action at home. At 18:30 they take on NEC in the Kyocera Stadium. Another major hurdle on the road to self-preservation. ADO TV looked forward with trainer Fons Groenendijk.

After the game last Sunday against FC Utrecht (1-1) Groenendijk looked pretty frustrated after the referee denied ADO a clear penalty. “Frustrated was a big word, but I was angry,” admits Groenendijk. “But you need more, you focus on the game. We did that. Sure it’s quite annoying when that happens, but I have over the years learned that you should not be too busy thinking about things you can not influence. That emotion of mine was there because you know that those mistakes are expensive at the bottom. You do it because you just to win. If you go back see the game, it’s not just about that penalty. There were actually five crucial decisions that did not go our way, it’s very annoying, the guys deserved to win.”

Unpredictable team: Although the upcoming opponent NEC are on paper the weaker team following  results in recent weeks, Groenendijk does not see it as an easy match. “NEC at home is an important, but difficult game. Against leading teams like Feyenoord people expect one thing from you. This is another challenge. A team that is very dangerous on the counter attack. We have to be very careful and well prepared. It will not be easy. NEC is doing well now. They have already achieved a lot of points and have enthusiasm in the team. It is also due to their coach Peter Hyballa, it is an unpredictable team. They will not play all out attack. It is good for us to be careful and not fall into the trap of too many people going forward. They will be patient and want to hurt us on the break.”

Without the suspended Wilfried Kanon, Groenendijk on Saturday can include almost the same team as against Utrecht. “We virtually have a fully fit group. About the replacement for Kanon, we have to think hard. We know there are guys knocking on the door, because more are becoming fit. For example Trybull, Meissner and Havenaar. That level also heats up training. Everyone wants to play and be part of the team. it is certain that we will not  play the next nine games with the same team.”

New in the ADO fanshop

There are four new items to purchase now in the club fans shop. Ideal gift ideas for all fans of ADO Den Haag.