17 March 2023
Anderlecht have done what they wanted and advanced against what has to be noted was a weak Celtic side. The Paars-wit scored five unanswered goals to bundle the Bhoys out of this years edition.
Next up the Paars-wit fact Samproria and have to feel confident that they can get a good showing given the way the group games went.
~Swammy Weebling, FM Sky Sports England
We did what we had to do, and managed a good 5-0 win over Celtic. Next up Sampdoria, who we beat well in the group stage. Can we advance?
Blow by Blow
“Alex” is out for 10 days. It seems we are not going to have our first choice side available ever.
Jupiler Pro League – Match 28/30
We need to bounce back from the disappointing result last time out. Our lead has dropped to only five points.
“Benny Jets” returns finally, while “Doctor” comes in for the injured “Alex” with “Trickles” switching sides.
Well this was unexpected. We were not that much better stats wise, however “Benny Jets” was a force of nature and bagged four goals.
Jupiler Pro League – Match 29/30
The match before the champions league fixture and it is time to rest a couple of players
We field an almost fully rotated side to keep players fresh for the Champions League match mid week. “Xu” gets his first game for the club.
Considering the side I fielded in this game, the result was pretty good. “Xu” scored on his debut for the club which was pleasing.
Champions League 1st Knockout Round 2nd Leg
So here we are. About to play the big match of the episode as we host Celtic.
We have the advantage after a good away win. We are able to field a full first choice side.
No big surprises. “Benny Jets” is back leading the line and “Trickles” preferred over “Doctor”. “Alex” retains his place.
A fine hat-trick by “Benny Jets” saw us cruise to a 5-0 aggregate victory over Celtic. We did it tough in the first half, but once the first goal went in things eased up significantly.
I predict that young “Benny Jets” may well smash this record. There are 11 league games and at least two more Champions League games to go.
Jupiler Pro League – Match 30/30
Final game of the first phase sees us away at Lommel United in a match we should be winning.
I opt for a slightly rotated side to give my backup players some valuable game time. It may be the last chance they get until the title is locked away.
A fine hat-trick by “Mookee” sees us end the game comfortably on top.
Champions League Draw
Of the teams we could have drawn, Sampdoria is not the worst. We have a chance to get through.
The business end of the season starts now.