Monday, 20 November 2017

BELGIUM: AS Herstalienne Société Royale (1919-1998) / AC Milanello Herstal (1998-2008)

Pré-Wigy, Herstal (formerly AS Herstalienne Société Royale & AC Milanello Herstal)

Belgium, province: Liège = Luik

April 2009, October 2009 & March 2010 / no match visited

Note 1: the last remnants of this ground were removed in 2012.

Note 2: below, a combination of photos taken on different non-matchday visits, chronologically: April 2009 = no. 1, 4, 8 & 15 / October 2009 = no. 20 / March 2010 = no. 2-3, 5-7, 9-14 & 16-19. All photos have been re-edited by Anneke te Boekhorst. 

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker (edited by J.C. te Boekhorst) / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author


Rue des Chômeurs, Rhisnes (RFC Rhisnois)

Belgium, province: Namur = Namen

19 XI 2017 / FC Rhisnois - US Loyers 0-3 / Namur, Provincial League 1 (= BE level 6)

Note: photos 5, 7 & 12 courtesy of Anneke te Boekhorst.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker & J.C. te Boekhorst / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Sunday, 19 November 2017

NETHERLANDS: vv Ste.Do.Co (B) (1968-2016) / vv Ste.Do.Co (2016-)

Groeneweg III, Hoornaar (vv Ste.Do.Co)

Netherlands, province: South Holland

18 XI 2017 / Ste.Do.Co - CVV De Jodan Boys 1-3 / Zaterdag Hoofdklasse A (= NL level 5)

Note 1: Ste.Do.Co have moved their first team football to this newly constructed pitch in the summer of 2016 from Groeneweg II, their main pitch from 1968 to 2016, which is immediately to the back of the main stand of Groeneweg III. In all, this is the third main pitch at Groeneweg since the club were founded in 1946.

Note 2: One of the goals in the Ste.Do.Co - Jodan Boys match made some headlines, more specifically the opening goal which was scored by the home team - I would qualify it as one of the worst examples of the 'Dutch disease' in football which involves playing the ball from one defender to the other, a style of play in which a long ball to the centre-forward has been made a criminal offence. Having said that, it was the keeper's only mistake of the game and his team Jodan Boys walked away as the deserved winners of the afternoon.

All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / Publication of any of these images only after permission of author