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belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


Hey gang, it's time again for your favorite minnow league (and mine), the Belgian Jupiler Pro League!!! These past few years have been a bit of a whirl, haven't they, with all this talent coming out of Belgian football like Witsel, De Bruyne, half of the EPL, Jovanovic, Perisic AND MANY MORE STILL TO COME

But before we go on, let's say goodbye to the club that left us last year:


Koninklijke Beerschot Antwerpen Club aka The Rats aka The Bears (were poo poo and, as it turned out, also bankrupt)


THE JUPILER PRO LEAGUE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE BELGIANS BEING AT THE WORLD CUP HOPEFULLY MAYBE, I DON'T THINK ANYONE CARES ABOUT THIS



Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht aka Sporting aka mauves et blancs/paarswit (purple and white)
~~DEFENDING LEAGUE CHAMPION~~

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Nationwide: This team is basically the juggernaut of Belgian football, they've been League champion for a whopping 32times. Their longest streak is five wins from 63-64 to 67-68. They haven't been relegated since 1935. They've won the Belgian Cup 9 times, their longest streak being four wins from 71-72 to 75-76. Anderlecht have won the Supercup 11 times, always as League champion.

Anderlecht are one of the three clubs who won the Belgian League Cup. They won the last edition in 2001. They've won two editions of the Bruges Matins, beating Club Brugge twice.

International: Anderlecht are the most succesful Belgian team in Europe, winning:

-The European Cup Winners' Cup twice by beating West Ham United in 1976 and Austria Wien in 1978.
-The UEFA Cup by beating Benfica in 1983.
-The UEFA Supercup twice by beating Bayern Munchen in 1976 and Liverpool in 1978.

2012-13: Saw the other clubs gently caress up and fumbled their way into the championship, they missed all their penalties and that's about the only worthwhile thing about their season last year.

Trainer: John van den Brom Besnik Hasi (caretaker)
Main JPL rivals: Club Brugge, Standard Liège
You've probably heard of: Anthony Vanden Borre, Sacha Kljestan
Founded: 1908
Goaltune: Blur - Song 2


Sportvereniging Zulte Waregem aka Essevee

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Nationwide: They were Second Division champion in 2005, haven't left the Pro League since and won the Belgian Cup in 2006.

International: Waregem's biggest accomplishment in Europe was losing to Newcastle in the 3rd round of the UEFA cup.

2012-13: So yeah these guys were one point away from winning the league because they were a really tight team, however everyone vital to the team have since left (Delaplace) or ran away mad and are now begging to come back (Malanda) or are not sure if they'll be back (Hazard) UPDATE: HE'S STAYING. Don't expect another title run for these lads.

Trainer: Francky Dury
Main JPL rivals: Kortrijk
You've probably heard of: Davy De fauw, Thorgan Hazard
Founded: 2001 (Fusion of KSV Waregem and Zultse VV)
Goaltune: Otto Knows - Million Voices


Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging aka blauw-zwart (blue and black) aka Club

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Nationwide: Club Brugge have become League champion 13 times, their longest streak being three wins from 75-76 to 77-78. They've won the Belgian Cup 10 times, their longest streak being 2 wins from 1994-95 to 95-96. Club have won the Supercup 13 times, 7 times as league champion and 6 times as cup winner, longest streak being four wins from 2002 to 2005. Club Brugge won the very first Supercup against SK Beveren in 1980. They've won the Bruges Matins 19 times (which isn't really an accomplishment when you're always in the finals since 1991) with a current seven win streak. A comeback against a feisty Wolfsburg kept the streak going.

International: Club Brugge have had mixed success outside of Belgium.

-Lost the 1976 UEFA Cup final and 1978 European Champion Clubs' Cup final, both against Liverpool.
-Won the 1981 Kirin Cup.

2012-13: Georges Leekens cost them the title.

Trainer: Juan Carlos Garrido Michel Preud'homme
Main JPL Rivals: AA Gent, Anderlecht, Cercle Brugge
You've probably heard of: Timmy Simons, Eidur Gudjohnsen
Founded: 1891
Goaltune: Jordan & Baker - Explode


Royal Standard Club de Liège aka Les Rouches (The Reds)
~~Last European Ticket Winner~~

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Nationwide: They've been Belgian League champion ten times now, their longest winning streak is three wins, from 68-69 to 70-71. Their last win was the 2008-2009 season. Standard has won the Supercup four times, once as cup winner and three times as league champion. Standard has won the Belgian Cup 6 times, the last time in 2011. They haven't been relegated since 1921.

International: Liège's biggest accomplishment in Europe was losing 2-1 to Barcelona in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals in 1982.

2012-13: Chairman still a poo poo, everyone still getting sold, the manager can only speak Hebrew, the club is currently in turmoil

Trainer: Guy Luzon
Main JPL rivals: Anderlecht, Charleroi
You've probably heard of: Igor De Camargo, Jelle Van Damme
Founded: 1898
Goaltune: The Champions - We Are The Best


Koninklijke Racing Club Genk
~~2013 Cofidis Cup Winner~~

What did these scrubs accomplish?

They won the Belgian League three times and the Belgian Cup four times. They have won the Supercup once in 2011 as league champion. They've also won the Second Division once, the Final Round twice and haven't been relegated since 1996.

2012-13: I don't remember anything about Genk's season, they did alright? I guess so, I guess so.

Trainer: Mario Been Emilio Ferrera
Main JPL rivals: -
You've probably heard of: Jelle Vossen, Julien Gorius
Founded: 1988 (As fusion between THOR Waterschei and KFC Winterslag)
Goaltune: D'Europe & Dreuver - Racing Song


Koninklijke Sporting Club Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen aka Tricolores


What did these scrubs accomplish?

They won the Belgian Cup, their very first trophy, in 2011. They were also the Second Division champion in 1996 and haven't been relegated since.

2012-13: Hello midtable clubs from Belgium, turns out you're all worse than Lokeren and they figured out our pacing to always get in the Playoff I spots.

Trainer: Peter Maes
Main JPL rivals: AA Gent, Waasland-Beveren
You've probably heard of: Boubacar Barry, Ivan Leko
Founded: 1923
Goaltune: TC Matic - Oh La La La


Royal Albert-Elisabeth Club de Mons aka the Dragons

What did these scrubs accomplish?

They are a two-time Second Division Final Round winner, last time in 2011.

2012-13: That'll do Enzo, that'll do...

Trainer: Enzo Scifo Cedomir Janevski
Main JPL rivals: -
You've probably heard of: Mustafa Jarju, Tim Matthys
Founded: 1910
Goaltune: Suarez - Qu'est-ce que j'aime ça


Yellow Red Koninklijke Voetbalclub Mechelen aka The Yellow Reds aka Malinois aka Malinwa aka De Kakkers (The Shitters)

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Nationwide: Four time First Division winner, five time Second Division winner, two time Final Round winner, one time Third Division winner (after bankruptcy), one time Belgian Cup winner. They haven't been relegated since 2007.

International:
1988 European Cup Winners' Cup winner, beating Ajax with 1-0.
1988 European Supercup winner, beating PSV Eindhoven
1989 Joan Gamper Trophy winner, beating Sochaux

2012-13: GET INTO PLAYOFF I ALREADY, gently caress

Trainer: Harm Van Veldhoven Francky Vercauteren
Main JPL rivals: Lierse
You've probably heard of: Benjamin Mokulu, Mads Junker
Founded: 1904
Goaltune: None


Koninklijke Voetbalclub Kortrijk aka De Kerels (The Dudes)

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Won the Final Round three times and the Second Division twice, haven't been relegated since 2007.

2012-13: Unremarkable midtable club season

Trainer: Hein Vanhaezebrouck
Main JPL rivals: Zulte Waregem
You've probably heard of: Teddy Chevalier, Gertjan De Mets
Founded: 1901
Goaltune: Tenpole Tudor - Wunderbar (temporary until Kortrijk comes with its own song)


Oud-Heverlee Leuven aka OHL

What did these scrubs accomplish?

They were Second Divison champions in 2011

2012-13: Are being shits about away ticket prices and pretending to be a relevant club to students. Unremarkable otherwise.

Trainer: Ronny Van Geneugden Herman Vermeulen (caretaker until end of season) Ivan Leko
Main JPL rivals: -
You've probably heard of: Logan Bailly, Marvin Ogunjimi
Founded: 2002 (Fusion of Stade Leuven, Daring Club Leuven and Zwarte Duivels Oud-Heverlee)
Goaltune: D.J. Ötzi - Sweet Caroline


Royale Sporting du Pays de Charleroi aka the Zebras

What did these scrubs accomplish?

They've been second division champions twice, the last time was in 2012

2012-13: So get this, they got rid of their toxic chairman and are doing better than before. It's insane, I know.

Trainer: Felice Mazzu
Main JPL rivals: Standard Liège
You've probably heard of: Giuseppe Rossini, Olivier Renard
Founded: 1904
Goaltune: Cidinho & Doca - Rap Das Armas


Koninklijke Atletiek Associatie Gent aka The Buffalos

What did these scrubs accomplish?


Nationwide: AA Gent have been relegated a few times and are a four time Second Division champion, as well as Second Division Final Round Champion in 1989. After 1989, Gent haven't been relegated. Gent have won the Belgian cup three times and won the Supercup as cup winner in 1984.

International: AA Gent's biggest accomplishment in Europe is being a runner-up twice in the Intertoto Cup.

1)2006: Lost from Grasshopper-Club Zurich in the Central-East region
2)2007: Lost from Aalborg BK in the Northern Region

2012-13: A comedy of errors, oh my god, being a Gent fan was pretty bad last season.

Trainer: Victor Fernandez Mircea Rednic Peter Ballette (caretaker)
Main JPL rivals: Club Brugge
You've probably heard of: Bernd Thijs, César Arzo
Founded: 1900
Goaltune: Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation


Koninklijke Lierse Sportkring aka De Pallieters

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Four time Belgian League winner, last time in 1997. Two time runner-up
Two time Belgian Cup winner, last time in 1999. One time runner-up
Two time Belgian Supercup winner, 1997 as champion and 1999 as cup winner.

2012-13: poo poo and boring, someone get them relegated already.

Trainer: Stanley Menzo
Main JPL rivals: Mechelen
You've probably heard of: Daylon Claasen, Matz Sels
Founded: 1906
Goaltune: Mannenkoor Karrespoor - Mooi Man (currently polling for a new goaltune)


Koninklijke Voetbalclub Red Star Waasland-Sportkring Beveren aka de Wase Wolven (the Wolves of the Waasland)

What did these scrubs accomplish?

SK Beveren had a few titles and a supercup or two I'm pretty sure. Sadly this club has Waasland's honours and not Beveren's so apart from winning the Second Division final round in 2013 they've done gently caress all!!

2012-13: Were poo poo but then luckily for them some shittier sides showed up

Trainer: Glenn De Boeck Bob Peeters
Main JPL rivals: Lokeren
You've probably heard of: Jurgen Cavens, Colin Coosemans
Founded: 2010 (Fusion of Red Star Waasland and SK Beveren)
Goaltune: Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive


Cercle Brugge Koninklijke Sportvereniging aka Groen en Zwart (Green and Black)
~~2013 Final Round Winner~~

What did these scrubs accomplish?

Won the league title three times, last time in 1930. Four time Second Division champion, haven't been relegated since 2003.

2012-13: Were poo poo but stayed up anyway, THANKS PLAYOFF SYSTEM

Trainer: Lorenzo Staelens
Main JPL rivals: Club Brugge
You've probably heard of: Bart Buysse, Gregory Mertens
Founded: 1899
Goaltune: The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger

NEWCOMER


Koninklijke Voetbalclub Oostende aka de Kustboys (the Boys from the Coast)
~~2013 SECOND DIVISION CHAMPION~~

KV Oostende are the closest team to you if you're from across the pond or across the bigger pond. If you want to look the least plastic this club is for you. They had a real good season in the second division, but are best known in this thread for maybe, maybe not, actually not, no, not being bought by Waregem chairman Decuyper.

Trainer: Frederik Vanderbiest
Main JPL rivals: -
You've probably heard of: Tom Van Imschoot, Xavier Luissint
Founded: 1981 (fusion of VG and AS Oostende)
Goaltune: TC Matic - Oh La La La

(note: chances of you hearing of some of these players are not very big)

Trainer death count: 10
Game cancellation count:
Anderlecht penalties: ∞


loving playoffs, how do they work?

- 1 to 6 play against eachother in one group with their points halved, top spot becomes champion, fourth (or fifth) spot plays against the winner of:

- 7 to 14 play against eachother in two groups starting from zero, top spots play against eachother, winner goes against aforementioned fourth (or fifth)

- 15 and 16 go against eachother to decide for immediate relegation, 16 starting from zero, 15 getting three points and the home advantage in three of the five matches. Winner goes to the Final Round, loser relegates.

WHO'S IN EUROPE HUH???

Champions League:
Anderlecht BELGIUMS BIGGEST BOTTLER
Zulte Waregem Got Philipsd

Europa League:
Club Brugge MORE HORRIBLE THINGS HAPPENED
Racing Genk I forgot who beat them, Anzhi? Probably
Standard Liège DISGRACE
Zulte Waregem CLOSE BUT NO MANDALA

Fans:

First Division:

AA Gent: beedeebee
Anderlecht: the sex ghost
Cercle Brugge: oystertoadfish
Club Brugge: Bacon of the Sea, belgend, Green-Eyed Loco Man, uXs
Lokeren: inktvis
Oud-Heverlee Leuven: Punc
Standard Liege: biglad, Newbori
Zulte Waregem: R.Mute

Lower Divisions:

Eendracht Aalst (Second Division): DjCoax, malder
White Star Woluwé (Second Division): byolante

PROGRAM UNTIL GAMEDAY 1:

17/07
Gent - Stuttgart (Ghelamco Arena opening)

18/07

RK Rejkjavik - Standard (EL)

19/07

Club - Wolfsburg (Matins)

21/07

BELGIAN SUPERCUP: Anderlecht-Genk

25/07

Standard - RK Rejkjavik (EL)

GAMEDAY 1 26-28/07

FRIDAY 26/07

Club - Charleroi

SATURDAY 27/07

Genk - Oostende
Kortrijk - OHL
Lierse - Waregem
Mons - Cercle
Waasland - Gent

SUNDAY 28/07
Anderlecht - Lokeren
Mechelen - Standard

belgend fucked around with this message at Apr 9, 2014 around 11:53

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belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


SILLY SEASON IS UPON US (bolds are loans and loan returns)

Anderlecht

IN

Frank Acheampong (Gha) - Buriram United (Tha)
Federico Vico (Spa) - Cordoba (Spa)
Anthony Vanden Borre - free agent
Demy de Zeeuw (Ned) - Spartak Moskou (Rus)
Luka Milivojevic (Ser) - Rode Ster Belgrado (Ser)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Ser) - Partizan Belgrado (Ser)
Fabrice N'Sakala (Fra) - Troyes (Fra)

OUT

Bruno Godeau - Zulte Waregem
Bryan Verboom - Zulte Waregem
Oleksandr Jakovenko (Ukr) - Fiorentina (Ita)
Denis Odoi - Lokeren
Mohamed Daf (Sen) - Charleroi
Dieumerci Mbokani (Con) - Dinamo Kiev (Ukr)
Behrang Safari (Swe) - Basel (Swi)
Seydina Diarra - NEC (Ned)
Jordan Garcia-Calvete - De Graafschap (Ned)
Roland Juhasz (Hon) - contract ended
Pablo Chavarria (Arg) - Lens (Fra)
Tom De Sutter - Club Brugge
Dalibor Veselinovic (Ser) - Waasland-Beveren
Lucas Biglia (Arg) - Lazio (Ita)
Guillermo Molins (Swe) - Malmö FF (Swe)
Lukas Marecek (Cze) - Sparta Praag (Cze)
Samuel Armenteros (Swe) - Feyenoord (Ned)
Christopher Diandy (Sen) - Bergen
Canesin (Bra) - Oostende
Jordan Lukaku - Oostende

Mohammed Aoulad - STVV
Michaël Heylen - KV Kortrijk
Mehdi Tarfi - Zulte Waregem


Cercle Brugge

IN

Miguel Vandamme - Maldegem
Thibaut Van Acker - Club Brugge
Gael Etock (Kam) - Sporting (Por)
Junior Kabananga (Con) - Anderlecht
Bart Buysse - Club Brugge
Gaetano Monachello (Ita) - Monaco (Fra)

OUT


Bernt Evens - retired
Ward Stubbe - KM Torhout
Kevin Janssens (Eendracht Aalst)
Joey Godee (Ned) - Go Ahead Eagles (Ned)
Arne Naudts - RC Mechelen

Charleroi

IN
Sebastien Dewaest - Roeselare
Steven Willems (Fra) - Lille (Fra)
Jamal Thiaré (Sen) - Excellence (Sen)
Evans Kondogbia (CAf)) - FC Luik
Mohamed Daf (Sen) - Anderlecht
Jonathan Vervoort - Anderlecht
Damien Marcq (Fra) - Caen (Fra)
Olivier Renard - KV Mechelen
Stergos Marinos (Gri) - Panathinaikos (Gri)
Neeskens Kebano (Fra) - PSG (Fra)

OUT


Mijusko Bojovic (Mon) - Waasland-Beveren
Dorian Dessoleil - STVV
Michalis Sifakis (Gri) - Atromitos (Gri)

Club Brugge

IN


Spyros Fourlanos (Gri) - Panathinaikos (Gri)
Elton Monteiro (Por) - Arsenal (GBr)
Mathew Ryan (Aus) - Central Coast Mariners (Aus)
Timmy Simons - Nürnberg (Ger)
Wang Shangyuan (Chn) - Beijing Yicheng BTV Sangao (Chn)
Tom De Sutter - Anderlecht
Waldemar Sobota (Pol) - Wroclaw (Pol)
Kehinde Fatai (Nig) - Astra (Rom)

OUT


Colin Coosemans - Waasland-Beveren
Carl Hoefkens - free agent
Ryan Donk (Ned) - Kasimpasaspor (Tur)
Bojan Jorgacevic (Ser) - Erciyesspor (Tur)
Jannes Vansteenkiste - Antwerp
Thibaut Van Acker - Cercle Brugge
Jimmy De Jonghe - Lierse
Carlos Bacca (Col) - Sevilla (Spa)
Bart Buysse - Cercle Brugge
Michael Almebäck (Swe) - Brøndby (Den)
Björn Vleminckx - Erciyesspor (Tur)
Fries Deschilder - FC Eindhoven (Ned)
Ivan Trickovski (Mac) - Waasland-Beveren
Mushaga Bakenga (Nor) - Esbjerg (Den)

Racing Genk

IN

Albian Muzaqi (Ned) - PSV
Ilombe Mboyo - AA Gent

OUT


Leondro Trossard - Westerlo
David Hubert - AA Gent
Elyaniv Barda (Isr) - Hapoel Be'er Sheva (Isr)
Grzegorz Sandomierski (Pol) - Dinamo Zagreb (Cro)
José Nadson (Bra) - Samara (Rus)
Kennedy (Nig) - Westerlo

AA Gent

IN

David Hubert - Racing Genk
Nana Asare (Gha) - Utrecht (Ned)
Carlos Diogo (Uru) - Huesca (Spa)
Niklas Pedersen (Den) - KV Mechelen
Leandro Gonzalez (Arg) - River Plate (Arg)
Brecht Dejaegere - Kortrijk
Enis Gavazaj (Alb) - FC Pristina
Sloan Privat (Fra) - Sochaux (Fra)

OUT

Mohamed Messoudi - OH Leuven
Benito Raman - Kortrijk
Jordan Remacle - Lokeren
Thomas Foket - KV Oostende
Stijn De Smet - KV Kortrijk
Christian Brüls - Nice (Fra)
Shlomi Arbitman (Isr) - Mons
Wouter Corstjens - Lierse
Mamoutou N'Diaye (Mal) - Zulte Waregem
Ilombé Mboyo - Racing Genk
Elimane Coulibaly (Sen) - Kortrijk

Kortrijk

IN


Teddy Chevalier (Fra) - RKC (Ned)
Zarko Tomasevic (Mon) - Partizan Belgrado (Ser)
Maxime Chanot (Lux) - Beerschot
Ivan Santini (Kro) - Freiburg (Dui)
Benito Raman - AA Gent
Stijn De Smet - KV Kortrijk
Robert Klaasen (Ned) - AZ (Ned)
Michaël Heylen - Anderlecht
Elimane Coulibaly (Sen) - AA Gent


OUT


Stefan Mitrovic (Ser) - Benfica (Por)
David Wijns - OHL
David Vandenbroeck - Zulte Waregem
Ernest Nfor - fired
Kevin Dupuis (Fra) - Châteauroux (Fra)
Brecht Dejaeghere - AA Gent

Lierse

IN


Rachid Farssi - Waasland-Beveren
Hernan Losada (Arg) - Beerschot
Wanderson Sousa Campos - Beerschot
Jimmy De Jonghe - Club
Hossam Ghaly (Egy) - Al Ahly (Egy)
Bruno Lindhberg de Sa Carvalho (Bra) - Deportivo Brasil (Bra)
Enar Jääger (Est) - Aalesund (Nor)
Ahmed Yasser (Qat) - Lekhwiya (Qat)
Wouter Corstjens - Gent
Igor Berezovsky (Ukr) - free transfer
Souleymane Diomandé (Ivo) - JMG Academie (Mal)
Hamari Traoré (Mal) - JMG Academie (Mal)
Carl Hoefkens - free transfer
Tony Watt (Sco) - Celtic

OUT

Soufiane Bidaoui - Parma (Ita)
Glenn Claes - KV Mechelen
Mostafa Shebeta (Egy) - Wadi Degla (Egy)
Ahmed Aboumosalam (Egy) - contract ended
Christian Pouga (Kam) - Ankaraspor (Tur)
Dodo Elgabas (Egy) - contract ended
Ouka (Eyp) - Smouhda (Egy)
Jason Adesanya - ASV Geel

Lokeren

IN


Hans Vanaken - Lommel United
Davino Verhulst - STVV
Denis Odoi - Anderlecht
Jordan Remacle - AA Gent
Djordje Despotovic (Ser) - Spartak Subotica (Ser)

OUT


Hassan El Mouataz (Mar) - contract ended
Paolo Grbac (Kro) - contract ended
Ibrahima Gueye (Bul) - contract ended
Tshinyama Tsholola Tiko (Con) - contract ended
Benjamin Mokulu - KV Mechelen
Milos Maric (Ser) - Waasland-Beveren
Sepp De Roover - NAC (Ned)


Mechelen

IN
Glenn Claes - Lierse
Sören Ihssen - WS Woluwe
Seweryn Michalski (Pol) - GKS Belchatow (Pol)
Benjamin Mokulu - Lokeren
Viktor Prodell (Zwe) - Atvidabergs (Zwe)
Aleksandar Trajkovski (Mac) - Zulte Waregem

OUT

Robin Henkens - Waasland-Beveren
Nicklas Pedersen (Den) - AA Gent
Olivier Renard - Charleroi
Jonas Laureys - Rupel Boom
Kenny Van Hoevelen - RKC (Ned)


Mons

IN
Joachim Mununga - Beerschot
Marvin Esor (Fra) - Clermont (Fra)
Shlomi Arbitman (Isr) - AA Gent
Yuval Spungin (Isr) - Maccabi Tel Aviv (Isr)
Christopher Diandy (Sen) - Anderlecht
Steve Beleck (Fra) - Udinese (Ita)
Harry Novillo (Fra) - Lyon (Fra)

OUT

Tom Van Imschoot - KV Oostende
Cédric Berthelin - KV Oostende
Aloys Nong (Cam) - Levante (Spa)

Oostende


IN
Denis Dessaer - WS Woluwe
Jimmy Hempte - Roda (Ned)
Tom Van Imschoot - Bergen
Cédric Berthelin - Bergen
Thomas Foket - AA Gent
Frédéric Brillant - Beerschot
Nyasha Mushekwi (Zim) - Mamelodi Sundowns (SAf)
Canesin (Bra) - Anderlecht
Jordan Lukaku - Anderlecht

Jonathan Wilmet - Westerlo
Franck Berrier (Fra) - Zulte Waregem
Peter Sladek (Svk) - Myjava

OUT

OHL


IN
Mohamed Messoudi - AA Gent
David Wyns - KV Kortijk
Tom Pettersson (Swe) - Atvidabergs (Swe)
Zainoul 'Sheriff' Abidine Cher Haïdara (Gui) - BX Brussels
Muhamed Subasic (Bos) - Olimpik Sarajevo (Bos)
Marvin Ogunjimi - Mallorca (Spa)
Douglas Maia (Bra) - free agent
Jovan Kostovski (Mac) - Vardar Skopje (Mac)

OUT


Jonas De Roeck - Antwerp
Koen Weuts - Helmond (Ned)
Derick Chuka (Nig) - Cluj (Rom)
Tomislav Mikulic (Cro) - Panthrakikos (Gre)
Loris Brogno - Lommel
Christopher Verbist - Lommel

Jorn Vermeulen - Waasland-Beveren

Standard Liège

IN
Alessandro Iandoli - STVV
Alpaslan Öztürk - Beerschot
Georgy Zhukov - Beerschot
Igor De Camargo - Hoffenheim (Ger)
Tal Ben Haim (Isr) - free agent
Yohann Thuram (Fra) - Troyes (Fra)
Ronnie Stam (Ned) - Wigan (Eng)
Mehdi Carcela (Mar) - Anzhi Machatsjkala (Rus)

OUT


Yohan Tavares (Fra) - Chievo (Ita)
Laurent Henkinet - STVV
Rami Gershon (Isr) - Waasland-Beveren
Tortol Lumanza-Lembi - STVV
Sinan Bolat - Porto (Por)
Kensuke Nagai (Jap) - Nagoya Grampus (Jap)
Nacho Gonzalez (Uru) - Montevideo (Uru)

Waasland-Beveren

IN


Mijusko Bojovic (Mon) - Charleroi
Hrvoje Cale (Cro) - free agent
Mbah Chimezie (Nig) - Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan (Isr)
Colin Coosemans - Club Brugge
Renaud Emond - Virton
Rami Gershon (Isr) - Standard
Robin Henkens - KV Mechelen
Fayçal Lebbihi (Fra) - Grenoble Foot 38 (Fra)
Christian Santos (Ven) - Eupen
Kenny Steppe - Heerenveen (Ned)
Hanan Maman (Isr) - Hapoel Tel Aviv (Isr)
Robert Demjan (Svk) - Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala (Pol)
Milos Maric (Ser) - Lokeren
René Sterckx - Anderlecht
Ivan Trickovski (Mac) - Club Brugge
Nicolas Godemèche (Fra) - Cluj (Rom)
Aboubakar Oumarou (Cam) - Fc Vojvodina (Ser)
Jorn Vermeulen - OH Leuven

OUT


Rachid Farssi - Lierse
Wesley Sonck - contract ended
Jurgen Cavens - Cappellen
Kristof Lardenoit - Temse
Michaël Seoudi (Fra) - RWDM Brussels
Vito Plut (Svn) - contract ended

Zulte Waregem

IN


Bruno Godeau - Anderlecht
Bryan Verboom - Anderlecht
Salvatore Crimi - Rijsel (Fra)
Ilias Maatoug - Woluwe
Frédéric Duplus (Fra) - Sochaux (Fra)
Danilo Sarkic (Mon) - Sochaux (Fra)
Mamoutou N'Diaye (Mal) - AA Gent
Julien Toudic (Fra) - Lens (Fra)
Raphaël Cacérès (Fra) - Arles-Avignon (Fra)
Sven Kums - Heerenveen (Ned)
Mehdi Tarfi - Anderlecht

OUT

Jonathan Delaplace (Fra) - Lille (Fra)
Jérémy Serwy - Borussia Dortmund (Ger)
Junior Malanda - Wolfsburg (Ger) (after 6 month loan back)
Ivan Lendric (Cro) - Lokomotiva Zagreb (Cro)
Frédéric Gounongbe - RWDM Brussels
Aleksandar Trajkovski (Mac) - KV Mechelen
Hernan Hinostroza (Per) - Club Deportivo (Per)

Franck Berrier (Fra) - KV Oostende

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belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


But what's that Standard are up against on Thursday? A Revk Reykjvaik Reykjavik? What even is that?


Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur aka KR-ingar



The club's name is Icelandic for Reykjavik Football Club. So it's obvious that this club is based in Reykjavik, Iceland. It's the last Icelandic club of current Club Brugge striker Eidur Gudjohnsen before he left for England.

They've won 25 Icelandic league titles, making them the most succesful club in Iceland. They've also won 13 cups, 5 league cups and 3 supercups. Internationally they've never gone past the qualifying rounds of European tournaments.

2012: 4th in the Urvalsdeild, winner of the 2012 Icelandic Cup and the 2012 Deildabikar, winner of the Icelandic Supercup (as league champion and cup winner).

Previous opponents in the EL: Glentoran FC (Northern Ireland)

beedeebee
Dec 17, 2008

hey hey


Tomorrow, Gent will play the first game in the brand new Ghelamco Arena (stupid name, but whatever). It's the best arena in Belgium and they are still working on it and I'm super excited to be there. Oh, and the King will also be there, but who cares.
The game is against Stuttgart and Gent will probably win.

Here are literally 3 pictures, because I'm at work at the moment. I'll probably take some pics myself when I go tomorrow, and maybe I'll even upload them here!!



Here's the view from the stands. You'll notice we haven't got a pitch. They put in a pitch last week, but the grass was dying for some weird reason. So yesterday, they rolled out a brand new pitch.



Look at that fresh green grass. The huge cranes etc. should be out by tomorrow evening

And here's a view from the outside:


There's a lot of glass, and there are LED-lights also. I'll dig up a video tonight.
As you can see, there is still a whole load of work to do. Even the roads to the stadion aren't entirely finished. But the important thing is, the game tomorrow can go on as planned.

For a ton of pics and info, check out the site: http://www.ourfuturestartshere.be

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


I actually forgot Gent were doing a game to celebrate the opening! Thanks for the pics.

jyrka
Jan 21, 2005


Potato Count: 2 small potatoes


Apparently a team from Belgium signed a lad from Estonia. Goal!

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


jyrka posted:

Apparently a team from Belgium signed a lad from Estonia. Goal!

Which lad from Estonia and which team are these?

e: Oh my goodness it's Lierse, my condolences.

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R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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I am against the negativity about Zulte-Waregem. Hazard is staying, btw. But we're hosed without Delaplace.

beedeebee
Dec 17, 2008

hey hey


The Ghelamco arena is loving awesome. Gent won against Stuttgart, 2-0.

And afterwards we had a little party. I'll try and get the pics of my phone when I get home. In the meantime, check this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8LVdM1epMc

The stadion wasn't completely finished, but there was beer, soccer and almost 20.000 fans, so it's OK. Can't wait to go back when the competition kicks off!

jyrka
Jan 21, 2005


Potato Count: 2 small potatoes


belgend posted:

Which lad from Estonia and which team are these?

e: Oh my goodness it's Lierse, my condolences.

I guess it's a move up from a poo poo team from Norway to a poo poo team in Belgium so congrats to him I guess. Also, I looked on wiki that he picked the number 13 shirt whilst number 2 is available. Real lack of ambitions and alpha dogness in my opinion.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


Well, the first competitive fixture with a Belgian team is on in two minutes, but there's no visuals. No worries, here's an audiostream for you lot: http://www.radioplus.be/#/radio1/welkom

e: And an easy 1-3 win (1-1 HT)

belgend fucked around with this message at Jul 18, 2013 around 21:04

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


European matches for our Belgian clubs:

CL 3rd QL

PSV - Waregem

EL 3rd QL

Slask Wroclaw/Rudar Pljevlja - Club
Xanthi/Linfield - Standard

Green Eyed Loco-Man
Aug 27, 2008


I will probably move back to Brussels in September so I'll be supporting all the lovely Non-Anderlechts as well this year.

To recap:

White Star Woluwe is now White Star Brussels
FC Brussels is now RWDM Brussels
Bleid-Molenbeek is now BX Brussels aka FC Kompany
Union Saint-Gilloise is now Union Brussels (jk they're stil Union SG and the greatest)


I also agree that Cercle still being in the first division is a loving farce. They beat exactly two teams that weren't goddamn Beerschot last season.

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



Mynor Escoe never played for Charleoi and went back to the purples in shame.

JJ Ruiz left Peruwelz and hopefully will start playing for Lille.

So this season I only have to care about and/or keep an eye on Club Brugge to see how Oscar Duarte and hopefully Andres Flores are doing.

Green Eyed Loco-Man
Aug 27, 2008


Koteles update: still poo poo

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


Glorified friendly resultzzzzzzzzzz

Gent 2-0 Stuttgart
Club 2-1 Wolfsburg
Anderlecht 1-0 Genk

Green Eyed Loco-Man
Aug 27, 2008


Green Eyed Loco-Man posted:

Koteles update: still poo poo

Koteles update: contract extended until 2017.

Does anyone even WANT to keep Anderlecht from the title?

uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

Drogadon posted:

Mynor Escoe never played for Charleoi and went back to the purples in shame.

JJ Ruiz left Peruwelz and hopefully will start playing for Lille.

So this season I only have to care about and/or keep an eye on Club Brugge to see how Oscar Duarte and hopefully Andres Flores are doing.

Duarte has (after today) 1 game left of a 2-game ban. Judging from last year he's class and he'll do well.

Flores was testing here but has been sent back because he wasn't in shape. They say they'll keep an eye on him, but I don't see him returning.

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



Duarte owns, him and Giancarlo Gonzalez are an amazing CB pairing for us.

And Flores: lol what a dumbass, just because he's the son of a footballer he thought he had it made.

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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Not a good start for Simons, eh?

beedeebee
Dec 17, 2008

hey hey


Anderlecht update: only missed 50% of the penalties so far.

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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They lost to Lokeren, though, which is delicious.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


Sorry I'm late, I went to something called Gentse Feesten???

RESULTAMENDOSA

Club 2-0 Charleroi (0-0)
Mons 1-1 Cercle (1-0)
Waasland 1-1 Gent (0-0)
Genk 3-0 Oostende (1-0)
Kortrijk 1-0 OHL (0-0)
Lierse 1-2 Waregem (1-2)
Anderlecht 2-3 Lokeren (0-1)
Mechelen 0-2 Standard (0-0)

THIS WEEK!!!

TONIGHT!!!

PSV - Waregem

THURSDAY

Wroclaw - Club
Xanthi - Standard

FRIDAY

Cercle - Anderlecht

SATURDAY

Charleroi - Waasland
Waregem - Kortrijk
OHL - Genk
Lokeren - Mons

SUNDAY

Gent - Mechelen
Standard - Lierse
Oostende - Club

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beedeebee
Dec 17, 2008

hey hey


Gent - Mechelen also on sunday. Too much feesten?

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


beedeebee posted:

Gent - Mechelen also on sunday. Too much feesten?

Not enough Raymond imo

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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I couldn't watch Zulte vs PSV yesterday, but I heard we were poo poo. Come back Delaplace.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


PSV? What even is that? Pretty lovely Voetbal? hahaha


Philips Sport Vereniging aka Rood-Witten (Red-Whites) aka Philips aka Boeren (Farmers)



PSV are based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. It was founded as a worker's club for Philips employees. Over the years they've had some world class footballers in their ranks like Fat Ronaldo, Luc Nilis and Jaap Stam.

They've won the Eredivisie 21 times, the KNVB Cup 9 times, the Johan Cruijff Schaal (their supercup) 9 times, they've got won European Cup win (1988) and one UEFA Cup win (1978).

2012-13: Eredivisie runner-up, KNVB Cup finalist, winner of the 2012 Cruijff Schaal

Previous opponents: n/a


Wrocławski Klub Sportowy Śląsk Wrocław Spółka Akcyjna aka WKS aka Wojskowi (Military)



Slask are based in the Polish city of Wroclaw. It was founded as Pionier Wroclaw but, after a few other namechanges, kept with Slask since 1957. Slask is the Polish word for Silesia. Their ultras are anti-communist and have the reputation to be homophobic.

They've won 2 Ekstraklasa titles, 2 Polish Cups, one Ekstraklasa cup and two Polish SuperCups.

2012-13: 3rd in the Ekstraklasa, Polish Cup runner-up, Polish SuperCup winner.

Previous opponents: Rudar Pljevlja (Mon)



PAE Skoda Xanthi Athlitikos Omilos aka Vasilissa Tis Thrakis (Queen of Thrace) aka AOXARA (Mighty AOX)



Skoda Xanthi are based in the Greek city of Xanthi. In 1991, the Greek importer for Skoda bought the club and changed its name to Skoda Xanthi. They are currently building a new 9k (!!!) capacity stadium.

THEY'VE WON NOTHING

2012-13: 7th in the Greek Superleague, 4th round Greek Cup

Previous opponents: Linfield (NIr)

oliwan
Jul 20, 2005


dashing and daring
courageous and caring!


Hey, do people in Belgium ever watch Voetbal International or studio voetbal?

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


oliwan posted:

Hey, do people in Belgium ever watch Voetbal International or studio voetbal?

I've tried watching VI a couple of times but it gets really circlejerky about Former Careers a lot and that annoyed me.

Still better than what we got, mind.

oliwan
Jul 20, 2005


dashing and daring
courageous and caring!


belgend posted:

I've tried watching VI a couple of times but it gets really circlejerky about Former Careers a lot and that annoyed me.

Still better than what we got, mind.

Yeah I was wondering if there's a Flemish equivalent, because flemish tv is usually so much better than dutch tv. But you do get dutch channels then? (we get een and canvas on a standard subscription)

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


oliwan posted:

Yeah I was wondering if there's a Flemish equivalent, because flemish tv is usually so much better than dutch tv. But you do get dutch channels then? (we get een and canvas on a standard subscription)

We've got Extra Time on Canvas, but it's p gash. The few times I got parts of La Tribune on RTBF it was way better. We only get the three Nederland channels but RTL XL was open for all of Europe back when I checked out VI.

beedeebee
Dec 17, 2008

hey hey


Extra Time largely depends on the guests. Can be great, can be lovely.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


Results (hmm, hmmm)

PSV 2-0 Waregem (0-0)

Xanthi 1-2 Standard (1-1)
Wroclaw 1-0 Club (0-0)

Walh Hara
May 11, 2012


I actually like extra time. It sucks if you expect highlights and in depth analysis, but that's not really what it aims to do. Rather it's just an often ammusing talk show about football.

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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It wasn't meant to be, I guess. We're hosed. Chelsea is now branching out to being incredibly annoying in other leagues.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


R. Mute posted:

It wasn't meant to be, I guess. We're hosed. Chelsea is now branching out to being incredibly annoying in other leagues.

Decuyper in being a poo poo shocker

e: dibs on De fauw btw

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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There are like a million ways this could've been handled better. Why does Zulte have to be the comedy drama club this year? Bring back Beerschot.

belgend
Mar 6, 2008

by XyloJW


In further Chelsea loving over Zulte news, Hazard is also contractually assigned to take all set pieces.

R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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Just waiting until they announce that he'll be replacing Bossut.

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R. Mute
Jul 27, 2011


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Now it turns out they were paying Malanda minimum wage. Is Decuyper actively trying to sabotage Zulte?

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