OH Leuven 1-1 RSC Anderlecht John van den Brom made no bones about prioritising Tuesday’s must-win Champions League play-off tie against AEL. He left out the likes of Mbokani, Proto, Gillet and Biglia. Juhász Roland partnered Osama Hawsawi in central defence and it must be said that the Saudi acquitted himself much better than expected… Read More Jupiler Pro League Round 5 Review: Club Brugge go clear at the top, Standard & Gent win again
Quite a few people have been asking me about Christian Benteke. This is in no small part due to the fact that Racing Genk have rejected an initial bid from Aston Villa believed to be around €6m upfront, with a further €1m in add-ons for the striker. Villa have gone back in with a bid… Read More Update: Racing Genk striker Christian Benteke edging closer to Aston Villa move
Anderlecht coach John van den Brom has gone for experience over youth ahead of the club’s must-win Champions League play-off tie tonight at home to AEL. Despite the calls of many fans, Dennis Praet and Fernando Canesin Matos, who impressed at the weekend against OH Leuven, will have to make do with a place on… Read More Anderlecht – AEL Team News: Van den Brom leaves Iakovenko, Canesin and Praet on the bench
This week’s Jupiler Pro League campaign sees the eight games divided equally between Saturday and Sunday. It also comes sandwiched between the Champions League and Europa League play-off rounds, with particular importance attached to the former in Brussels. OH Leuven – RSC Anderlecht Anderlecht coach John van den Brom has made no bones about fielding… Read More Jupiler Pro League: Round 5 Saturday Preview – Anderlecht ring the changes in Leuven
Standard Liège have pulled off a shock move, securing the signature of former Manchester United defender Ezekiel (Zeki) Fryers on a two-year contract. Fryers, who can play either in central defence or as a left-back, is an England under-19 international. It had appeared that Fryers would be joining Tottenham Hotspur, with whom he had been… Read More Official: Zeki Fryers leaves Manchester United behind for Standard Liège
Clueless. Incoherent. Lacking in inspiration. All adjectives that could be justifiably used to describe Anderlecht’s defeat to AEL last night. The manner of the performance was quite shocking and left even those wounded by the scars of previous unsuccessful play-off attempts shocked and stunned. For those who seek to fly the flag for the Pro… Read More AEL 2-1 Anderlecht: Familiar failings come to the fore, thank God for Dieu!
In amongst a turgid Anderlecht performance, which led to their 2-1 defeat in Nicosia to Cypriot champions AEL Limassol, was a rather curious sending off for the volatile Serb Milan Jovanovic. Having earlier been the recipient of a laughably awarded first yellow for wasting time over a throw-in with which he was returning possession to… Read More The fallout from the Milan Jovanovic red card
Such were the temperatures engulfing Belgium this weekend (well into the 30s) that there were drinks breaks scheduled at the halfway point of each half. Entirely understandable in the circumstances, it was nonetheless a strange sight resembling a cricket match. The heat has also been on KAA Gent after a shaky start to the season… Read More Jupiler Pro League Week 4 Review: Standard trounce Charleroi in the Walloon derby, Top 3 all win
Belgian Football Podcast: Edition 4. Bjorn De Cock and I are joined by Chris Mayer from The Belgian Waffle to discuss Belgium’s 4-2 victory over the Netherlands as well as the transfer gossip surrounding Kevin Mirallas and Lucas Biglia. Click on the above link to listen or use our embedded player.
Anderlecht have begun a tough looking NextGen Series group with a fine 1-1 draw away to FC Barcelona. Coach René Peeters was boosted by the inclusion of the jewel in Sporting’s crown, Dennis Praet, who has already scored this season in both the Super Cup and Champions League qualifiers. Massimo Bruno, who made a brief… Read More NextGen Series: Barcelona 1-1 Anderlecht – watch the game in full