Kanne VV – VV Hoeselt B 30-08-2017

Date: 30-08-2017
Game: Kanne VV - VV Hoeselt B 2-4 (2-0 HT)
Competition: 9th division, Belgium
Stadium: Achter de Hoven, Riemst
Attendance: 50
Ticket Price: Free

It took me long before I got there, but finally I managed to visit Kanne VV. The club was founded in 1973 and was the 3th club being founded in Kanne after SK Kanne (1942-1947) and Eendracht Kanne (1954-1965) disappeared.

In the 2nd season of the club (1975/76), they already gained promotion to the 3th provincial tier, in which they played for 2 seasons. Another 2 seasons later, they managed to give it another shot when they promoted again to the 3th provincial tier. It only lasted for 1 season (1980/81) and until today they never got back. But.. the club is very well known for their very good atmosphere after a commercial and even more for their remarkable results.

In 2010 the club got famous all over Flanders after a commercial was made to find fans. The club only had about 15 fans at home games and they were looking for people who were intrested in supporting them. A few weeks later, about 400 fans showed up for their game against Kortessem VV (1-7)! Last season (2016/17) the club ended in last position with 6 points including 1 win, conceding 147 goals. It seems not so good but compared to their 2012/13 season, the club has already made big steps forward. In the 2012/13 season, they only managed to gain 1 single point and conceded 274 goals in 34 games with results like 15-0, 20-1, 19-0 and 19-2.

In today's game against VV Hoeselt B I was rather surprised as Kanne VV was 2-0 up at the break. During the break I was already thinking how special it would be to visit Kanne for the 1st time ever and watching them win a game.. Unfortunately, the visitors woke up during the break and managed to turn around the game with 4 goals; 2-4.

The ground is actually not so special as it's brand new. Their previous ground, where the players had to walk almost 1 kilometer over a muddy road from the parking to the ground, is now in use by a shepherd and his 150 sheeps..