Tag Archives: Wilmots

Time for Team Belgium to deliver

Belgium go into back-to-back matches with Macedonia and the country expects. The exploits of the 10 Belgians in the Premier League have not gone unnoticed – just the opposite in fact. The Saturday night football programmes tend to start with ‘Belgians abroad’ before turning to the domestic fare. The stadium will be packed on Tuesday… Read More »

Red Devils: Will Big Mo make the cut?

Back in September, I wrote a piece on the blog that looked at Marc Wilmots’ embarrassment of riches in midfield. I reasoned that he had eight candidates for the five places – for argument’s sake let’s assume that the Belgian team lines up in a 4-5-1 formation. At the time I wrote that “De Bruyne… Read More »

Belgium drop points and go level with the Balkan Two

After two matches, Belgium are level on points with Croatia and Serbia at the top of the World Cup qualifying group. They had hoped for two victories – Wales in Cardiff, Croatia in Brussels – but it was not to be. A defensive error against Croatia, one that was almost repeated later in the game,… Read More »

Belgium must get serious on the road to Rio

Tonight Belgium play their most important game since they reached the World Cup finals in 2002. With one of the most valuable squads in world football and their players seemingly dominating the ubiquitous Premier League, it’s time for Belgium to show that they can become a leading football nation. Belgium have not qualified for a… Read More »

Willy’s the man for Belgium

Just 48 hours after Belgium lost to England at Wembley, Marc Wilmots was offered the job as team coach for the national team on a two year contract. The Belgian FA wanted to give him a longer period but Wilmots declined, saying he would like to be judged at the time of the 2014 Brazil… Read More »

England 1 Belgium 0

They came; they saw; they lost! Many of the Belgian players said they were very happy to be finally playing at the mythical Wembley stadium, although Kevin Mirallas said he would have preferred to have played at the original. On the day, the Red Devils were not outplayed, far from it. They had more possession… Read More »