Valentine’s competition: win romantic Loveseats for two!

Valentine’s Day is coming soon. February 14th is the day to surprise your love with a beautiful gift. How about surprising your Valentine with special Loveseats at ADO Den Haag? Now you can!

Take part in our Valentine’s competition and win a romantic arrangement for two at ADO Den Haag v Willem II on Saturday 17th February! You not only have great places in the Cars Jeans Stadium, but also get some romantic extras to make it a loving and special evening.

What are you waiting for? Complete the form HERE and win the Loveseats at ADO Den Haag!

This promotion runs until 14th February.

Groenendijk enjoys the way ADO is playing

The day after the victory at Vitesse and two days before the game with FC Groningen (Sunday 16:45) the mood at the Friday press conference with Fons Groenendijk was excellent. The coach of ADO Den Haag first reported with a smile that Robert Zwinkels is going to renew his contract. And then he looked ahead.

Thanks to the three points at Thursday-evening, ADO Den Haag is in eighth place in the Eredivisie, with 31 points out of 22 matches. Groenendijk would not have dared to dream that when he started last year at the Cars Jeans Stadium. In one year, his team turned from a relegation candidate to a mid-table team. “A lot has happened, which is also reflected in the photo item I made with ADO TV,” says Groenendijk.

This is typical for the trainer. With ADO Den Haag, the decision-maker has put down something beautiful, but modesty is always a trump card with the Leiden born Groenendijk. “As a trainer you have to be lucky. The choices worked out well. If you win, it will turn, and off we go. The final sprint that kept us in the Eredivisie was fantastic and we continued to follow that road. The conclusion: the cooperation between me and the group is good. The team are also unyielding and have character. They go all out, as it also belongs to ADO Den Haag. But we are not just a ‘work team’: put the ten best goals of the Eredivisie in a row and maybe five of ADO Den Haag are present. We can play nice football, you know!”

It led to an eighth place so far. “If that remains the case, then you will eventually participate in the playoffs. In that respect, the pressure is less than last season. That is different at FC Groningen.” Groenendijk refers to Sunday’s opponent. “The pressure is full there. They normally play in  the sub top of the league, but they have a hard time and are still far from safe. If we are mentally and physically good, we have a good chance of achieving a good result.”

In the run-up to Groningen away, the question is how fit Erik Falkenburg, Wilfried Kanon and Tyronne Ebuehi have come out of the game with Vitesse, but possibly the three can just play.

Robert Zwinkels signs contract for an indefinite period at ADO

The day after the 1-0 victory over Vitesse Arnhem, more GREAT news has been reported at ADO Den Haag. Goalkeeper Robert Zwinkels has  signed a contract for an indefinite period at the club currently eighth in the Eredivisie. The 34-year-old keeper will continue as a player for at least two more years after this season.

Zwinkels is currently the longest serving Eredivisie player at the same club. The Wateringer has been under contract with ADO since 2005. He is already working on his thirteenth season. Zwinkels was allowed to perform once in the main squad in his first year. The seasons after, the goalkeeper regularly managed to build up with his matches. For several periods he was first choice to be under the bar at ADO, including the last year under trainer Fons Groenendijk. Zwinkels has now played 133 official matches for the club.

ADO ladies get last gasp equalizer against Achilles ’29

On a very cold and awful night in an icy Cars Jeans stadium, ADO ladies took on Achilles ’29. After the shock defeat last week to sc Heerenveen ADO ladies were hoping to put that result behind them and try to get themselves back into the top four of the Eredivisie.

It was again a disappointing outcome for ADO ladies, only the single point gained, when much more was expected. ADO were the strongest from the start. Victoria Pelova and  Suzanne Admiraal were twisting their way through the visitors defence. But as with the ADO men’s recent games, so much possession doesn’t equal goals.

After fifteen minutes it was Achilles who broke away and went ahead. A goal scored by Beau Rijks, 0-1. Following the goal again it was ADO who did the attacking. Chasity Grant had a few good shots, but to no avail.

Just after the half hour, Renate Verhoeven in the goal of Achilles pulled off two world class saves. Firstly Nadine Noordam saw her curling shot tipped onto the crossbar. Then following a bad clearance by the keeper, Pelova smashed a goal bound shot straight back, Verhoeven got her finger tips to it to put it onto the post.

ADO continued to dominate the game, but to no avail, half-time was 0-1. Within two minutes of the restart, the ball fell into space inside the ADO area. A rushed shot by  Melanie Bross saw the ball fly high over the ball, that should have been 0-2.

Fifty four minutes played and ADO were level, good wing play on the left saw Sharona Tieleman cross into the path of Admiraal who steered the ball into the net, 1-1. Sadly for the home side, Achilles got back in front after sixty one minutes. The ball swept home by Bonita Theunissen following a cross by Bross, 1-2.

From the kick-off ADO went all out to get an equalizer. Achilles made them work, but late on, in the first minute of added time, substitute Maartje Looijen drilled home a low shot to make it 2-2.

ADO could have and should have won it with almost the final kick. A cross fell to the Eline Koster, but she was leaning back when she struck the ball, sending it over the bar from a couple of meters out.

The final score was disappointing. For most of the game ADO were the better team and played with more urgency. But despite going behind twice, credit has to be given to ADO for their never say die attitude. They deserved more than the single point, Achilles ’29 would be the happier team.

Attendance: 321

ADO ladies: Barbara Lorsheyd ©, Lauren Delleman (85. Eline Koster), Priscilla Mesker, Nadine Noordam, Suzanne Admiraal (63. Maartje Looijen), Victoria Pelova, Sharona Tieleman (78. Marthe van Erk), Allyssa Daal, Vesna Veltrop, Annouk Boshuizen, Chasity Grant

Don’t forget, ADO are playing tonight

Don’t forget, ADO Den Haag are playing at home to Vitesse Arnhem early tonight at the Cars Jeans stadium, kick-off 18:30.

No club card is needed, just go along to the stadium ticket office with a form of photo ID for each person wanting a ticket.

Live football is so much better than watching it on the TV. Feel the atmosphere, shpout and sing, it’s a great stress reliever. Go to the stadium and never forget to SUPPORT YOU LOCAL TEAM!!!!

A busy few days of ADO fixtures

ADO Den Haag and ADO ladies will be in action this week. Twice for the men.

After a point earned at Heracles Almelo last Saturday, ADO Den Haag will be playing a home game against Vitesse Arnhem on Thursday evening in the Cars Jeans Stadium. The kick-off is at 18:30.

No club card is needed for this game, just go to the ticket office on the night with a form of photo ID for each person needing a ticket.

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On Friday night ADO ladies will play their second home game in a row, a match against Achilles ’29.. After last Friday’s shock home defeat to sc Heerenveen, ADO ladies will be looking to get back to winning ways. Currently in 6th place in the league table. That would mean they would finish outside the top group for the championship play-offs, so a win is of vital importance.

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ADO Den Haag will be back in action on Sunday afternoon. This time the long trip up to FC Groningen. A kick-off at 16:45.