96: Quarter Final Beckons

17 March 2023
Anderlecht, Belgium

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

Injury Update

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“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

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We need to bounce back from the disappointing result last time out. Our lead has dropped to only five points.

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“Benny Jets” returns finally, while “Doctor” comes in for the injured “Alex” with “Trickles” switching sides.

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Well this was unexpected. We were not that much better stats wise, however “Benny Jets” was a force of nature and bagged four goals.

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Jupiler Pro League – Match 29/30

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The match before the champions league fixture and it is time to rest a couple of players

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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.

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Considering the side I fielded in this game, the result was pretty good. “Xu” scored on his debut for the club which was pleasing.

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Team News

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Champions League 1st Knockout Round 2nd Leg

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So here we are. About to play the big match of the episode as we host Celtic.

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We have the advantage after a  good away win. We are able to field a full first choice side.

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No big surprises. “Benny Jets” is back leading the line and “Trickles” preferred over “Doctor”. “Alex” retains his place.

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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.

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Team News

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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

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Final game of the first phase sees us away at Lommel United in a match we should be winning.

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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.

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A fine hat-trick by “Mookee” sees us end the game comfortably on top.

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Results Summary

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League Table

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Champions League

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Champions League Draw

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Of the teams we could have drawn, Sampdoria is not the worst. We have a chance to get through.

Next Episode

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The business end of the season starts now.

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