Monday, 21 January 2019


Sportpark De Grote Moat, Tubbergen (TVC '28 = Tubbergse Voetbalclub)

Netherlands, province: Overijssel

20 I 2019 / TVC '28 - RKVV Stevo 0-3 / Sunday League 1E (= NL level 6)

Note: TVC '28, founded in 1928, have played at their current ground since 1968. The encounter with Stevo (which I visited) is the most important (derby) match of the year for both clubs - which explains why such a huge crowd of about 1,500 turned up. Pictures 3, 4, & 9 were taken from up on the roof of TVC's clubhouse.

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

Saturday, 19 January 2019

NETHERLANDS: SV DZC '68 (2017-) / BV De Graafschap (B) (2017-)

Sportpark Zuid II, Doetinchem (SV DZC '68 = Doetinchemse Zaterdagclub)

Netherlands, province: Guelders = Gelderland

19 I 2019 / SV DZC '68 - vv De Merino's 2-2 / Saturday League 1D (= NL level 6)

Note: SV DZC '68, founded in 1968, moved from their first ground, Sportpark Groot-Hagen, to Sportpark Zuid in 1973. For thirty-four years, first team football was played at the pitch closest to Liemersweg ('Sportpark Zuid I'), where I attended a match in November 2014; in 2017, the club's old canteen was knocked down to make way for a new main pitch adjacent to the old one - as well as a huge new clubhouse and main stand. Since 2017, BV De Graafschap - the B team of which formerly played at Sportpark Buitenham in Varsselder - have been groundsharing at the refurbished Sportpark Zuid for their youth team fixtures.

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

Thursday, 17 January 2019

BELGIUM: RCS Marcinelle (1978-2001) / RFC Sporting Marcinelle (2001-2013) / Football Couillet-Marcinelle (B) (2013-2016) / Racing Couillet-Marcinelle (2016-2017) / Marcinelle Sport (2017-2018) / RC Marcinelle (2018-)

Stade Chenevière, Charleroi Marcinelle (Racing Club Marcinelle, formerly RCS Marcinelle / RFCS Marcinelle / Football Couillet-Marcinelle - B ground / Racing Couillet-Marcinelle / Marcinelle Sport)

Belgium, province: Hainaut = Henegouwen

15 I 2019 / RC Marcinelle - JS Jamioulx 3-3 / Friendly

Note 1: In 1978, RCS Marcinelle, founded in 1922, moved into their new Chenevière ground, which was inaugurated with the Provincial League 1 match against Excelsior Mouscron. The club merged with JS Marcinelle in 2001, becoming RFC Sporting Marcinelle.  In 2013, a name change took place, as RFCS Marcinelle became Football Couillet-Marcinelle, with football teams moving away to two grounds in Couillet, Les Tourterelles and the Stade Fiestaux. After the demise of the last-mentioned club, the premises were taken over by Marcinelle Sport (founded in 2010 as Couillet Sport, changing to Racing Couillet-Marcinelle in 2016 and to Marcinelle Sport in 2017), who, in 2018, chose to be known as Racing Club Marcinelle henceforth. 

Note 2: below, a compilation of two visits to the Stade Chenevière: pictures 1-7 = non-matchday visit, July 25th, 2010 / pictures 8-27 (daylight and non-daylight) = matchday visit, January 15th, 2019.

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