At the end, there was no surprise. Anderlecht are champions! The manner was surprising however, with Guillaume Gillet equalising against Club Brugge from the penalty spot with the last kick of the game. It was a penalty, however, with Almeback pushing Dieumerci Mbokani in the 94th minute. The game itself can be forgotten, as can… Read More »
With the halfway stage in the Jupiler League Playoffs fast approaching, it’s time to asses the state of the nation. The top two – Anderlecht and Club Brugge – meet on Sunday evening and that could easily lead to a change at the top. Club Brugge are just one point behind Anderlecht, who won the ‘classic’ season for the third year in a row. Sunday’s match will be at the Jan Breydel stadium and a lot of money on the street is going on a 1-0 victory for Christophe Daum’s boys. Here are my thoughts on the movers and shakers in the playoffs to-date
Picture by Jan Slangen, taken June, 2010Genk’s Kevin De Bruyne was substituted in extra time tonight and got a standing ovation from the Anderlecht crowd. You don’t see that very often but it was thoroughly deserved.
Ask people in Belgium how the Jupiler League Playoffs work and you’ll get a lot of head-shaking. It’s certainly a complex syatem and, yes, it was dreamed up by consultants. For new readers and for those who have not been paying attention, here’s the beef: The 16 league clubs play each other twice in a… Read More »