Category Archives: Jupiler League 2011-12

BelgoFoot’s Tops & Flops

TOPS Best Belgian Player in any League Eden Hazard had another remarkable season (20 goals and 15 assists, Ligue 1 player of the year) while Jan Vertonghen was elected the Eredivisie’s top man as Ajax took the championship. But the award has to go to Vincent Kompany for his leadership of Premier League champions Manchester… Read More »

Jupiler League – it’s a wrap

Just tidying up the pieces here. The final games of the season had no bearing on the outcome of the prizes as that had all been decided on week nine, when Club Brugge had beaten a tired Genk and Standard had triumphed – in vain – over Gent. Anderlecht clinched the championship in week eight… Read More »

It’s the final countdown

Regular readers will know that Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Gent and Standard Liege have qualified for the PO1s. Tonight’s matches will decide who will join them from – any two from Genk, Cercle Brugge, Lokeren and Kortrijk. I still make Cercle Brugge and Genk the slight favourites to enter the PO1s. Bob Peeters’ Cercle Brugge just… Read More »

Top three win as Genk slip up

Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Gent all won their matches this weekend; in so doing, they widened the gap at the top and will take that advantage – or part of it – into the Playoffs 1. Anderlecht took their time to get going but eventually ran out easy winners 4-0 against Bob Peeters’ Cercle Brugge.… Read More »

Big day for reigning champions Racing Genk

There are only three games for each club before the Jupiler League splits into three sections for the ‘Playoffs’. As mentioned previously, the ‘Playoffs 1’ series (a round robin tournament for the top six) will decide the champions. Currently Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Gent have booked their places in the top six; Cercle Brugge and… Read More »

Jupiler fails to clear up European hangovers

In mid-week, Anderlecht, Club Brugge and Standard Liege all showed their shortcomings in Europe. At the week-end, the three ‘big’ clubs all exhibited similar weaknesses back in the Jupiler League. In three hours of football, none of these clubs have managed to score a goal. It’s to be hoped – for their sake – that… Read More »

Countdown to the Playoffs

There are just five games left in the ‘classic’ season, after which the league is split into three sections. The ‘Playoffs 1’ series will decide the champions and will be played off between the top six. Currently Anderlecht and Club Brugge look assured of a place in the top six, and Gent and Standard Liege… Read More »

Sunday yes – Super no!

It was billed as Super Sunday but it didn’t exactly work out that way. While Anderlecht went to Sclessin and came away with three points without exactly touching their best form, Christoph Daum’s Club Brugge were gifted the points at Gent. Apart from that, Kevin De Bruyne showed that he’s not exactly a happy bunny… Read More »

El Clasico: Standard-Anderlecht at Sclessin

This Saturday sees the ‘Clasico’ – or at least the Belgian version – as Standard Liege face up to Anderlecht at Sclessin. It will doubtless be a full house and, in contrst to the weather, the atmosphere will be hot. The Standard fans are often referred to as the club’s “12th man” and they can… Read More »