Category Archives: Jupiler League 2012-13

Anderlecht close the gap ahead of visit to ‘crisis club’ Standard

After nine games of the season, the competition is warming up in Belgium. Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Racing Genk are all unbeaten and all have reason to be happy with their form. With Gent also handily placed in the table, only Standard of the ‘Big Five’ have troubles and at Sclessin, that comes with a… Read More »

New dawn for Charleroi, old failings for Standard

On Saturday, Charleroi met Mons in one of the infrequent Walloon derbies. Despite home advantage, Mons saw the honours go to Les Carolos who celebrated their new management. After years under Abbas Bayat – sacked 20 coaches, one of whom lasted one game – Charleroi have a new boss: local entrepreneur Fabien Debecq. Sporting matters… Read More »

League preview: Anderlecht go Dutch but flirt with disaster

It’s the Belgian first division’s big fight; representing Belgium is Georges Leekens, now firmly of Club Brugge, and representing the Netherlands we have John van den Brom and Ron Jans of, respectively, Anderlecht and Standard Liege. The recent invasion by Dutch coaches in Belgian soccer means that five of the 16 first division clubs are… Read More »