Belgofoot is still alive and kicking, read on

Hi, after writing about Belgian football for many years, from about 2000 onwards, the Belgofoot articles dried up after the 2018 World Cup and were pretty sparse after that. I now live in Italy but I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, such as where did that generation emerge from and why did… Read More »

Union lead the pack going into the Playoffs

Today is the first day of the Playoffs to see who will be crowned champions of Belgium for 2021-22. The top four clubs from the ‘regular season’ – Union Saint-Gilloise, Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Royal Antwerp – will play each other twice, home and away. The twist is that the points gained to-date have been… Read More »

Martinez learns little in Dublin

By selecting players with fewer than 50 caps for the two friendlies (vs. Ireland and Burkina Faso), Roberto Martinez undoubtedly pleased those such as Kevin de Buyne and Romelu Lukaku, but he hardly learnt anything that could be useful for the World Cup. The side he sent out in Dublin on Saturday mostly consisted of… Read More »

Martinez looks to the future

For tonight’s match with Ireland in Dublin, Roberto Martinez has excluded all those with over 50 caps. So no place for Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois and a few more of the usual suspects. This doesn’t mean that Martinez will make sweeping changes for the forthcoming World Cup, but it will give him a chance… Read More »

The boys are back in town

Roberto Martinez’s men return to Brussels tonight, after an absence of eight months, to face Greece in a friendly match ahead of the 2020 Euros. There won’t be any fans in the stadium and also absent will be Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard. The only certainty to start is Club Brugge’s Simon… Read More »