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Mile Svilar – will he stay or will he go?

When Silvio Proto left Anderlecht last year after 11 seasons and almost 400 games, the smart money was on Mile Svilar to be his successor and to eventually put a lot of euros into the club’s coffers. The son of former Yugoslavia and Royal Antwerp keeper, Ratko Svilar, the youngster, who’ll be 18 in a… Read More »

Onyekuru and Sels ready for the Super Cup

Tonight sees the first game of the 2017-18 season with the Super Cup between champions Anderlecht and Cup Winners Zulte Waregem. The result won’t mean a lot to the coaches but the Anderlecht faithful will be keen to start the new season with a victory. Anderlecht There are several new players with links to the Premier… Read More »

Anderlecht’s title on Sunday?

Sunday could be the day when the title returns to Anderlecht. The club that prides itself on being Belgium’s finest has not won the championship since 2014. Three years is a long time for Anderlecht to be without the title and the cash that comes with direct entry to the Champions League group stage. On… Read More »

Everything you need to know about the JPL Playoffs

Here’s all you need to know about the Belgian League Playoffs that start tonight. 1. Who is the Championship Playoffs? The six teams who qualified for the playoffs are Anderlecht, Club Brugge, Zulte Waregem, Oostende, Charleroi and Gent. Anderlecht and Club Brugge have always qualified under the playoff system since the introduction in 2009-10. It’s… Read More »

JPL’s top clubs keep on winning

The top four clubs (Club Brugge, Anderlecht, Zulte Waregem and Oostende) all won last weekend while Gent replaced Charleroi – whom they defeated – in the top six. The most impressive display came from Club Brugge who won 3-0 against a disappointing Standard Liege at Sclessin. For Brugge, Colombian winger José Izquierdo was outstanding and… Read More »

Belgium’s Chelsea connection

Watching the Netherlands-Belgium game last night with its plethora of Belgians who play, or have played, for Chelsea, a chance conversation led to a challenge to pick an eleven of such players. I tried but I needed to take a little poetic licence in order to field a full team; I did this by adding… Read More »

Super Sunday in the JPL

1. The clasico and a major clash in Genk Two big games today in the JPL. In Brussels, it’s the 200th Clasico as Yannick Ferrera brings his men to face Anderlecht. The Brussels team will be feeling on the top of their game following the frenzied Europa League win in Athens. For their part, three… Read More »