Category Archives: Jupiler League 2011-12

Champagne football and red red cards

Anderlecht turned on the style against champions Genk and they could easily have scored more than the four they did put past Logan Bailly. Dieumerci Mbokani was the star of the show but honourable mentions to Sacha Kljestan and Matias Suarez. They are still seven points clear of Club Brugge and Gent, but that’s only… Read More »

De Bruyne faces league leaders

League leaders Anderlecht play champions Racing Genk this afternoon. Anderlecht are unbeaten at home in their last 11 games and they have players who love the ‘big’ games. That should see them through but it won’t be easy against a Genk side that looks more settled than it did a month ago. Anderlecht should be… Read More »

And now for something completely different …

Anderlecht seem determined to avoid last year’s little problem – when they won the ‘classic’ league but lost the playoffs – by ending the Jupiler League season (pre-playoffs) as far ahead of their rivals as possible. Regular readers will know that the points gained in the season proper are divided by two before the playoffs… Read More »

Tricky times for the Jupiler League’s big four

After Racing Genk’s victory over Sint Truiden last night, there is a possibility of one or two upsets as the big four clubs all have fixtures that could be trickier than they look on paper: Anderlecht’s visit Kortrijk while Standard Liege go to Westerlo; elsewhere, Gent receive Zulte Waregem while Cllub Brugge welcome KV Mechelen.  … Read More »

Anderlecht on top as the winter break arrives

As we reach the three week winter break, Anderlecht lead the Jupiler league table by one point from Gent. Club Brugge are a further two points off the pace in third place. The Mons – Anderlecht game was somewhat disappointing. The visitors went ahead through a rather soft penalty, converted by Guillaume Gillet, only for… Read More »

De Bruyne makes Koster pay heavily!

Another feverish weekend in the Jupiler League saw a nine goal thriller, another coach sacked, a further call for video technology and four more goals for leaders Anderlecht. The nine goal thriller took place at the Jan Breydel stadium where Club Brugge lost 5-4 to Genk despite leading 4-2 with 20 minutes remaining. The chief… Read More »

Anderlecht – Standard top of the bill

Today sees two major games in the Jupiler League; Anderlecht-Standard might not be the biggest club game in the world but it’s big in Belgium. Earlier, the Club Brugge-Gent clash should also be rather tasty. The match at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium will be one of the most fascinating in this ‘Clasico’ series for… Read More »