Jupiler Pro League Week 17: Seventh heaven for Lokeren, Standard resurgent, Gent’s malaise continues

  Friday Standard Liège 3-0 Lierse Mircea Rednic is a demanding coach for the Romanian declared after this thoroughly deserved win that les Rouches need to up their game. Perhaps it was because his predecessor Ron Jans was in the stands to see his former side. Or perhaps it was because he knows this side… Read More Jupiler Pro League Week 17: Seventh heaven for Lokeren, Standard resurgent, Gent’s malaise continues

Anderlecht 1-3 Milan: Belgian champions crash out of the Champions League

Anderlecht were punished for failing to take advantage of a weak Milan side leaving only the Europa League to play for. In the build-up to this match, which at least on my part was so eagerly anticipated that it felt like an eternity since the victory over Zenit, what struck the most fear into my… Read More Anderlecht 1-3 Milan: Belgian champions crash out of the Champions League

Standard Liège moving in the right direction under Rednic, albeit slowly.

Before the match, Standard Liège boss Mircea Rednic had lit the blue touchpaper by implying that former Rouches, Mbaye Leye and Franck Berrier, now with Zulte Waregem, were unable to come to terms with the pressure that comes with playing for a club like Standard. During the much-anticipated game itself, the ex-Romanian international was determined… Read More Standard Liège moving in the right direction under Rednic, albeit slowly.

JPL Week 15: Anderlecht beat Club Brugge black and blue, Genk show they’re a force to be reckoned with

And so despite the quietly exciting speculation that Zulte Waregem would prove to be shock champions d’autonme / herfstkampioen, it’s the reigning title holders Anderlecht who sit atop the Jupiler Pro League at the halfway stage.  Moreover, they did it in style, capping the best week of John van den Brom’s still short reign at… Read More JPL Week 15: Anderlecht beat Club Brugge black and blue, Genk show they’re a force to be reckoned with

Vanhaezebrouck on De Bruyne and comparisons with Johan Cruijff

As one Chelsea fan was asking about the comments made regarding Kevin De Bruyne on Monday night, here is a quick summary of what was said. Kortrijk coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck had a short and unsuccessful stint at Genk, when Kevin De Bruyne was coming through the ranks, though it should be noted his first-team debut… Read More Vanhaezebrouck on De Bruyne and comparisons with Johan Cruijff