Tag Archives: anderlecht

Heading to the playoffs – then the season can start

A little history There are just two rounds of games to go in the Belgian championship before the season really starts with the playoffs. I’ve written many times about the system that’s disliked by the majority of clubs, punters and players. Here I’ll focus on the football side of affairs. With the points gained in… Read More »

Standard’s Ultras step over the football line

The ‘football match’ between Standard Liege and Anderlecht today encapsulated every aspect of the modern game. On Wednesday I wrote about the good side of football with Standard Chairman Roland Duchâtelet releasing his international centre back Laurent Ciman who wished to move to Montreal with his wife and family to get treatment for their autistic… Read More »

Anderlecht – Belgian giant and feeder club for Europe’s big leagues

As Lady Gaga once said, football is a funny old game. Going into their Champions League match with Arsenal on Tuesday night, Anderlecht were seen as lambs to the slaughter. They had won one of their last five league games and would be without Steven Defour and Matias Suarez through injury and Alexsander Mitrovic as… Read More »

Form guide for the JPL Playoffs 2013-14

The infamous playoffs start this weekend. The top six (Standard Liege, Anderlecht, Racing Genk, Club Brugge, Lokeren and Zulte Waregem) will play each other twice in the next six weeks. The clubs start with half of the points gained in the “classic” season. So the clubs start as follows: Standard Liege 34 points, Club Brugge… Read More »