Category Archives: Jupiler League 2012-13

A top of the table clash with surprise guests

Tonight sees Zulte Waregem play Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium. Somewhat surprisingly, it’s a meeting of the league’s top two teams. Anderlecht, the leaders, started the season as favourites and are probably doing even better than expected. Zulte Waregem, however, were seen by many – see here for more on the club’s rise… Read More »

Golden Boot Mbokani sits out the Clasico

Two of the biggest games of the season in Belgium – ignoring the playoffs – are the clashes between Anderlecht and Standard Liege, known as the Clasicos. The next one takes place on Sunday and despite the game’s attraction, Anderlecht’s ‘Golden Boot’ winner Dieumerci Mbokani decided not the get a plane back from the African… Read More »

Jupiler League review: leaders Anderlecht need to avoid the January sales

It’s just over halfway through the season proper in the Jupiler Pro League but as the ‘end-of-season playoffs’ count for 40% of points overall (points gained by the end of the classic season are divided by two), we’re just getting started in Belgium. No one likes the current system and this is probably the last… Read More »

Benteke opens door for Lokeren’s Patosi

Tonight, Lokeren play Standard Liege and the Belgian media has been focusing on a young South African, Ayanda Patosi, who plays for the Flemish club and who was relatively unknown until a few weeks ago. But, in football, one man’s dream opportunity can lead to someone else’s big break. Last summer, Genk centre forward Christian… Read More »

Zulte Waregem looking to the top

Zulte Waregem, the somewhat surprising home of Thorgan Hazard, could go the top of the Jupiler League tonight if Club Brugge slip up at Leuven. Zulte play cup-holders Lokeren, not the team they were last year, and should take the three points for their seventh victory. Zulte Waregem have won three of their last four… Read More »

Belgian ‘Clasico’ goes double Dutch

The Standard-Anderlecht clash at Sclessin today brings together Ron Jans and John Van den Brom, two of the five Dutch coaches in the Belgian first division. The coaches at two of the country’s leading clubs have had differing fortunes in their first couple of months in Belgium. Jans has certainly shown himself to be the… Read More »