Wednesday, 22 May 2019

BELGIUM: K Liersche SK (1925-1948) / K Lierse SK (1948-2018) / Lierse Kempenzonen (2018-)

Herman Vanderpoortenstadion = 't Lisp, Lier (Lierse Kempenzonen, formerly K Lierse SK)

Belgium, province: Antwerp

8 XI 2008 / K Lierse SK - Sint-Truidense VV 3-0 / Tweede Klasse (= BE level 2)
22 V 2019 / Lierse Kempenzonen - R Excelsior Virton 0-4 / First Amateur League - promotion play-off (= BE level 3)

Note 1: Liersche SK, founded in 1906 (becoming K Liersche SK in 1931 and, after a spelling change, K Lierse SK in 1948), played at the Herman Vanderpoortenstadion (nicknamed "'t Lisp") between 1925 and the club's demise in 2018. After Lierse SK went into administration, the ground was taken over by KFC Oosterzonen Oosterwijk, who moved in and changed their name to become Lierse Kempenzonen; apart from the first team football, all other teams of the club have continued playing at Oosterzonen's ground at Bovemansstraat.

Note 2: below, a compilation of photographs of two different visits: pictures 1-6 = non-matchday visit, July 2010 / pictures 7-27 = match visit, May 2019. No photos have been included of my first match visit in November 2008.

Note 3: pictures 24-26 in the series below show the celebrations of players and supporters of Excelsior Virton, who, thanks to their victory in Lier, clinched promotion to Eerste Klasse B, the second tier of Belgian football (May 2019).


























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

NETHERLANDS: FC VVV (1972-1985) / VVV (1985-2003) / VVV-Venlo (2003-)

Stadion De Koel, Venlo (VVV-Venlo, formerly FC VVV / VVV)

Netherlands, province: Limburg

9 VI 1991 / VVV - NAC / Eerste Divisie - promotion play-off (= NL level 2)
9 III 2007 / VVV-Venlo - De Graafschap 1-2 / Eerste Divisie (= NL level 2)
16 I 2009 / VVV-Venlo - RBC Roosendaal 3-1 / Eerste Divisie (= NL level 2)
3 III 2012 / VVV-Venlo - NAC Breda 2-1 / Eredivisie (= NL level 1)

Note 1: FC VVV moved into Stadion De Koel in 1972, leaving their old ground, De Kraal, just a stone's throw away from De Koel. Subsequently, the club underwent two slight name changes.

Note 2: below, a compilation of photographs of four different visits, chronologically: A) non-matchday visit, April 2010 = picture 10 / B) match visit, March 2012 = pictures 12-25 / C) non-matchday visit, February 2019 = pictures 1-2 / D) non-matchday visit, May 2019 = pictures 3-9 & 11.
























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