Belgium’s Great Divide
Erm….. hello again! We’re back! That’s right, not only have we taken the loss of our old story on the chin, we’ve gone ahead and made a new one! With an imaginative, new title and everything!
Yes that is quite right we are back for another shot. The difference this time, we have autosave turned on with backups! Oh, and a different country with new teams! I have a terrific feeling about this story and I hope that all you guys enjoy it as well. So Feliks, who are we going to be?
Well if you hadn’t guessed already, we’re going to be commandeering the 2 biggest clubs in Belgium (the greatest divide so to speak) in RSC Anderlecht and Club Brugge. Why have we chosen these clubs you may ask?
Belgium is a league that shows great potential in Europe, they have some terrific youth players coming through the grades and some well established players now dominating the league. Anderlecht and Club Brugge have always been a part of the “Big 3” along with Standard Liege but they have lacked the firepower to be overly competitive in Europe. In the right hands they can be quite a threat. Who are you going to be ruining… I mean managing Feliks?
Although the lure of managing the mighty Matthew Ryan was a pull, I chose to take over the number one club in Belgium - RSC Anderlecht. On their day, the Brussels club can match it with the best and contain some of the brightest young talents in the country, such as Youri Tielemans and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
I am going to be completely honest in saying I do not know much about Club Brugge except for the big Australian Matt Ryan in goals. But from my extensive research I have learnt they have some real quality players for now and the future who will be able to stick it to the other Belgian clubs, most importantly Anderlecht. So Feliks, who is managing your dump… I mean Football Club?
These little digs will mean nothing to my manager, a true legend of the club, and one of the best Belgian players of all time - Enzo Scifo. The 49 year old has already gained some managerial experience and will now make the big leap up to his former club, where he made 194 appearances in 2 stints. With the squad I have, surely it’ll be a breeze for Scifo to win the league?
The current Club Brugge manager Michel Preud'homme is one of the greatest players to represent his country. He played in goals for Belgium for over 50 caps and has been managing since his retirement in 1999. He has had stints with Liege, Gent, Twente, Al-Shabab and since 2013 has been at Brugge. He has provided some wonderful football to the club and fans in recent years and has made some terrific signings, especially like talented keeper Matthew Ryan. It will be very tough to break him down.
So the story begins! With added autosaves! In all seriousness, we fully intend on making this story even better than Portugal, and with your support, we can make this the biggest and best dual story of all time. Don’t think of this as a new story; think of it as a new chapter in an epic series. A series of Great Divides. (A divide where Anderlecht will roll over and get hammered just like Feliks in the O Classico we never got to post. Maybe Feliks did it on purpose, so he didn’t have to post him losing in the O’Classico, maybe it is all part of one big plot. DAMMIT FELIKS I WANTED TO POST THAT AND BASK IN THE GLORY)
Go home Xander.
Welcome to the new chapter ;)