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Belgofoot is still alive and kicking, read on

Hi, after writing about Belgian football for many years, from about 2000 onwards, the Belgofoot articles dried up after the 2018 World Cup and were pretty sparse after that. I now live in Italy but I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, such as where did that generation emerge from and why did… Read More »

Union lead the pack going into the Playoffs

Today is the first day of the Playoffs to see who will be crowned champions of Belgium for 2021-22. The top four clubs from the ‘regular season’ – Union Saint-Gilloise, Club Brugge, Anderlecht and Royal Antwerp – will play each other twice, home and away. The twist is that the points gained to-date have been… Read More »

Belgium – Portugal: What the papers said

The Belgian press on both sides of the language divide were not impressed by the teams’ performance last night but the criticism was tempered by arguments that this was only a friendly and the World Cup was not due to start yet. Vincent Kompany’s injury overshadowed events with confirmation of the extent of the injury… Read More »

Playoff qualification going to the wire

Last night, Racing Genk defeated Royal Antwerp 4-0. The visitors widely criticised for physical play and questionable tactics. They were down to 10 men by half time. **************************************************** Just three games to go in the JPL classic season and Playoff qualification is going to the wire. Three teams – Club Brugge, Charleroi and Anderlecht –… Read More »

JPL Playoffs – just four games to go

With just four games remaining in the JPL classic league, the front-runners are all faltering. Leaders Club Brugge looked a class above the rest prior to the winter break but they have only taken six points from their last five matches. Closest to them are Charleroi and Anderlecht and those two have identical form to… 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 »