123: Anderlecht Undefeated

31 December 2024
Anderlecht, Belgium

Anderlecht have rounded out the first half of the league season undefeated. Only the 1-1 draw with Lierse having prevented them from taking maximum points.

~Perky Nana, FM Sky Sports England

I am happy with how the first half of the season has unfolded. Admittedly I am disappointed with the defeat in the Cofidis Cup, however that is the only blemish on what has been a strong first half of the season.

Blow by Blow

Injury Update

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Now we have lost “Westie” for two weeks. It’s been a season of niggles.

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Next day we lose “Vert” Only 2 weeks, but it is just a little disappointing.

Jupiler Pro League – Match 17/30

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Next up we have Genk, in a game that has bearing on the second part of the competition.

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I decide to mix it up for this game.

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We played well today considering our formation change. I am not sure I have it totally right yet, but it is coming along.

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Team News

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“Moose” has been on the outer and though he is a current international, he is a long way down the pecking order and certainly not worth 51K a week. He has been transfer listed, although he may go on a Bosman or a free as interest is low.

Jupiler Pro League – Match 18/30

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Club Brugge have been disappointing this season and we should be favoutire to keep them suffering.

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Only a couple of changes from the last match. I’m not sure We quite have the right personnel for this formation.

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We did well, without really looking too threatening. “Benny Jets” has looked in good nick lately.

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Team News

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“Trickles” has been a bit of a yellow card magnet, and has somehow accrued eight in 20 games.

Injury Update

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“Goose” is back in training after missing almost the whole first half with injury.

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“Westie” is also back following a couple of weeks off.

Jupiler Pro League – Match 19/30

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Next up we have Kortrijk, who should be overcome reasonable easily.

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The side is starting to come back to full fitness, although we are missing fully fit players.

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We did the job, although we made it hard for ourselves. Our performance was good in parts but very patchy.

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Champions League Draw

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There are some easily beatable teams left in the draw. Bayern are not one of those! All I can say is ugh!

Injury Update

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“Baby Face” is back in training, which means we have no injury issues finally.

Team News

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They offered me a three year deal, however I am not sure I wanted that. I said one more year, and took a wee pay cut.

Team News

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“Messi” is a product of our youth system, and is a potential future first team keeper.

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Jupiler Pro League – Match 20/30

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Lierse are another team flirting with relegation. The shouldn’t offer that much of a challenge.

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It seems prudent to finish with the best available side. “Goose” and “Baby Face” will get an extended run tonight.

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Mission accomplished! “Trickles” bagged another fantastic free kick goal.

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Injury Update

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Grumble. Yet another niggley injury in the team. Only three weeks and only to a rotation player so once again it could be worse.

Results Summary

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Another good run of games, scoring three goals a game. Clean sheets have not been so plentiful however.

League Table

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Nineteen wins and a draw from the first twenty games. We are also eighteen points clear at the top.

Next Episode

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With only ten games remaining in the first period I just want to get through them. Here are the first four.

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