The Albion Roar – shirt of the week 10/12/16
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On the show this week Ady and Al had a couple of guests who are Seagulls fans from Holland. I looked for a shirt from the area of Holland I used to live in (Hoensbroek in Limburg), but they were all rubbish, so I found a different one, I expect your guests to have a reasonable stab at guessing this one.
This is a home shirt from 2000-2001 of Go Ahead Eagles, from the city of Deventer (I think Werner knows this place). The team was formed in 1902 as “Be Quick” but was changed at the request of the Dutch FA to “Go Ahead”. The name “Eagles” was added in 1971 after a suggestion by head coach, Barry Hughes, a Welshman who forged a playing and managerial career in Holland, the Eagle features on the Deventer town crest.
The Go Ahead Eagles were famously the only side to defeat Ajax in any competition during the 1971–72 season, winning 3-2 in a home game.
So let’s have a quiz, Werner, Lido, here are your three questions:
Q1: What are the Go Ahead Eagles also know as (nicknames)?
A1: Either “The pride of the Ijssel” or “Kowet”
Q2: What stadium do they play at?
A2: De Adelaarshorst
Q3: What is the capacity of the stadium?
And as a special question, there has only been one international match hosted at De Adelaarshorst, who was it against, and what was the score?
It was of course in 1974 when Iceland played a World Cup qualifying “home game” at De Adelaarshorst against Holland, on that occasion Holland actually beat Iceland 8-1.
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