Category Archives: Monday mash

Monday Mash – a Two Horse Race already?

Before the season started, Anderlecht coach John Van den Brom said the first 30 games in the JPL (pre-playoffs) were not important. He’s not taking his own advice as the champions beat Charleroi 5-2, with a Matias Suarez hat-trick, to make it four wins from four. Over in Liege, Standard are flying with maximum points… Read More »

Monday Mash: Mati’s back, Jelle’s off, Marouane’s booed off and Meme’s pissed off

It’s been a typical week in the world of Belgian football, both on and off the field. There’s been lots of talk about red cards and suspensions, one player who wants to be a ‘Red Devil’, another who seems a little unsure about his future and another who is seen as a saviour for his… Read More »

Monday Mash: Dury’s Zulte are no blockheads

The team of the week was undoubtedly Zulte Waregem, annual budget 8 million euros, but as usual most of the noise surrounded Anderlecht, the league’s wealthiest club. It’s been a bad week for the Brussels boys in both league and cup. Strangely though, there’s been little talk of crisis with most observers calling for John… Read More »

Monday Mash: They’re broke, so fix ‘em

Maybe it’s because I had a knee replacement operation a few weeks ago and I’ve just got back from the dentist but I’m seeing things darkly at the moment. Money of course is the root of all evil, and that’s why the two competitions I’m thinking of – The Europa League and the Jupiler Pro… Read More »

The Monday Mash: Belgium’s youngsters look good and Vossen keeps on scoring

International friendlies were on the agenda last week and it’s hard for players, clubs or fans to get too excited for such matches. Belgium faced Slovakia on Wednesday but a more interesting fixture took place in Mechelen on the previous night when the Belgium U21 side faced Spain. The Belgian youngsters drew an entertaining game… Read More »