ADO Den Haag vs Newcastle United match banter!

Posted on August 4th, 2012 | 62 Comments |

ADO Den Haag vs Newcastle United.
Storks v Magpies this time.
Date: Saturday, 4th August
Venue: Kyocera Stadium, the Hague.
Kick off: 5.00pm local time, 4pm UK time
UK TV: None.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our latest “match banter” feature.

This match will see more birds in combat as the Magpies of Newcastle clash with the Dutch Storks of ADO Den Haag at their Kyocera Stadium in Den Haag, or “The Hague” in English.

If you were looking for some more in depth background for the game, please check out part two of my previous guide to Newcastle United’s pre season fixtures. To give you some idea of the opposition here though, Den Haag were 15th in last season’s Eredivisie. As I also pointed in the abovementioned pre season guide, rather like Millwall over here, it used to be that Den Haag had more of a reputation for their fearsome fans rather than their football, though they did once have Austrian tactical genius, Ernst Happel, as their coach. He brought them Dutch Cup success in 1968 before moving on to bigger and better things, including a European Cup triumph in 1970 with another Dutch club, Rotterdam’s Feyenoord.

As you may know already, Den Haag was also the original club of the Magpies’ current goalkeeper, Tim Krul. He was signed by Newcastle as a youngster in 2005, after failing to sign a professional contract with his previous club after nine years as a youth player there.

But getting back to this afternoon, this game will not be shown on UK TV like the last few of Newcastle’s pre season friendlies, though I will endeavour to post links for the game below if there are any, teamsheets when they become available, and also highlights after the game if there are any around too.

Howay the lads!

Team sheets

ADO Den Haag (4-3-3): Gino Coutinho (G), Kenneth Omeruo, Vito Wormgoor, Gabor Horváth, Aaron Meijers; Danny Holla (c), Jens Toornstra, Kevin Jansen; Mike Van Duinen, Rydell Poepon, Tjaronn Chery.

Subs: Robert Zwinkels, Ahmed Anmi, Dion Malone, Christian Supusepa, Tom Beugelsdijk, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Kevin Visser, Stanley Elbers, Charlton Vicento

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Tim Krul (G), Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (C), Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote, Haris Vuckic, Jonas Gutierrez, Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba,

Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Perch, Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling, Romain Amalfitano, Shola Ameobi.


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62 Responses

  1. Worky: I just looked at Bet365 and they wont let me register from the USA. I know it is US gambling rules and not the site. However, I can add this one to Test Match Special where the BBC block the broacast here.

    I’ll give your link a shot but my guess is that I will not get a feed today and I will look forward to your highlights.

  2. I haven’t seen any puns about “Much ADO about nothing” yet, until I just suggested it :) Hopefully it is nil-nil so we can see “much ADO about nothing-nothing”.

  3. Very witty, GS. :lol:

    It stands for “Alles Door Oefening” which is Dutch for “All Through Exercise”

    I out the teams up a while back for anyone who didn’t notice.

  4. getting it thanks, but have to reload now and again.

    The 4-4-2 police will be on later whatever the result :)

  5. I’m not exactly inspired by the performance so far. Den Haag should be about the same as Huddersfield, Watford, Millwall, Ipswich or some team like that.

  6. Obertan will prove the doubters wrong this year and make the Premier League team of the season.

  7. I like obertan but he needs to threaten the goal a bit and not always look for the pass or cross.

  8. Well if ever there was an example of needing more bodies in the team I guess this is a good one. Take Cabaye and HBA out and it’s a struggle creatively. Might also be that we are flat again with little to no movement, and set up to not lose the game, rather than have a go.

    Still not inspired by Cisse and Ba in a front two together, but that’s probably due to not having a midfield system behind them in an attacking sense.

  9. Worky @ 21: the stream I’m watching has no commentary. There were definitely monkey noises, unfortunately they were intermittent throughout the half. My wife noticed it before I did. Disgusting.

  10. I don’t think Vuckic is fit. Den Haag haven’t had a shot so I suppose that is a good thing.

  11. I don’t no about you guys but playing 4-4-2 just does not suit us anymore. We have the attacking power and don’t use it well in this formation. We are just inviting them to have a go. We need to show them who we are, I know its a friendly but we have a strong side out so lets show them that actually we are the bigger club and we mean business in Europe.

  12. Tunyc, don’t bet on it mate. You’d probably get more luck with the lotto.

    I won £6.10 last week, so living like a king right now obviously.

  13. Lamby, I was itching to mention the formation but was waiting for someone else to crack first :-)

    Agree with your comment.

  14. tunyc says:
    August 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    “My wife noticed it before I did. Disgusting.”

    As I wrote in this match banter, and the pre season guide I wrote a while back, Den Haag’s fans ain’t no charmers.

  15. I don’t know if it’s an injury/fitness or just plain old ineffectiveness but Vuckic doesn’t look up to it. That’s been true throughout preseason. The 4-4-2 wouldn’t be so toothless if Cabaye or Jonas or HBA were in the middle to link midfield and attack. Tiote doesn’t need any help holding but Vuckic always seems to be square with him. That leads to nothing but hopeful long balls into the forwards-and they’ve given the opposition no trouble at all.

  16. tunyc says:
    August 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    “I don’t know if it’s an injury/fitness or just plain old ineffectiveness but Vuckic doesn’t look up to it. That’s been true throughout preseason.”

    It has, tunyc. He’s potentially a great player, but he’s just been knacked for so long and he’s well off it, so I would put it down to extreme rustiness and lack of match fitness.

  17. Vuckic isn’t really a central midfielder. He plays behind a striker. His positioning has never been that good from what I’ve seen but he’s still young and will be a good player.

  18. “If 4-4-2 was good enough for Sir Alf Ramsey, it’s good enough for me!” – Mike Bassett.

  19. Well Vuckic certainly doesn’t look up to it at CM, for whatever reason. To be honest, I’m yet to be that impressed with him. Now Abeid-that guy excites me.

  20. Sports Direct being advertized in the electronic banner around the stadium. Must have been a condition for this match to have been booked.

  21. maze202 says:
    August 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    “Which now has commenatary I see.”

    Er, isn’t that one showing a different game now, maze?

  22. Not sure whats up with it now Worky, it was showing me the Newcastle game but had commentary from another! Just using Jimbobs link now.

  23. tunyc says:
    August 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    “Or AshleyCo laid out some actual cheese for the privilege”

    You mean money, tuny? If it was “actual” cheese, then it would actually be cheese, like Stilton or Wensleydale. :-)

  24. Sorry to be so negative but although we nearly scored, the games nearly over now and I’m still not impressed with us at all. Is it just me?

  25. SK says:
    August 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    “anyone have a working link mine cut off?”

    I got a great link on Sopcast about one minute before the game ended. SK. It was 0-0.

  26. SK says:
    August 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    “thanks workticket, is it just me or was Shola not offisides?”

    It just missed it because of the stream and only saw a bit of the replay but I wasn’t sure from that, SK.