Category Archives: Jupiler League 2010-11

Chaos in Belgian football – absolute and total

The results at the end of the Jupiler League season ‘classic’ meant that Charleroi and Eupen had to play a series of matches to see who would be relegated and who would play a further round-robin with second division clubs. This was the so-called P03 (PlayOff 3). Just above them, Lierse (in 14th place) were… Read More »

Anderlecht sitting pretty and still in Europe

Anderlecht went into the mid-season break with a six point lead over Genk, having played one game more. The weather, or rather the method of deciding whether games are called off or not, has played havoc with the Jupiler league. Anderlecht and Club Brugge are the only teams to have played a full quota of… Read More »

Belgium celebrates, Vercauteren’s furious

Belgium’s win over Russia has given a boost to the Jupiler League but it hasn’t pleased Genk’s Franky Vercauteren. He’s said to be furious about the condition of his strikers – Jelle Vossen and Marvin Ogunjimi – when they returned to Genk from Russia on Thursday. They were both complaining about injuries even though Vossen… Read More »

Reflections over a glass of Juplier

Franky Vercauteren’s Genk are top at the half-way stage and that’s a pleasant surprise.  At the start of the season, Anderlecht were most people’s favourite to retain the title and they probably still are. They’ve kept all their top players, except for the loss – if it can be described that way – of Jelle… Read More »

Racing Genk are ‘Autumn Champions’

With a month’s rain falling in 36 hours, football was not uppermost in many people’s minds last weekend. Remarkably, only one match was postponed; by Sunday night, Racing Genk had been crowned ‘Autumn Champions’ – top of the table at the season’s halfway stage. The title doesn’t mean anything but it will make coach Franky… Read More »