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Talking Belgium Footy with John Chapman

By Ryan Fleming

John Chapman has been living in Brussels for more years “than he can remember.” And he’s been covering Belgian soccer for as long. A contributor to the likes of FourFourTwo and others, Chapman is one of the experts and journalists covering Belgian soccer. He runs his own site, It’s Only Belgian Football, But I Like It, and gives the league the kind of exposure it deserves outside of Belgium.

And we wanted to get more insight into the Belgian Jupiler League and the Belgian National Team, a team getting a lot of praise and with loads of potential. So, we sent over some questions to get Chapman’s views on what’s happening in Belgium and what to look for from the national team int he coming years.

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In due time Belgium

By Ryan Fleming

With arguably the most talented squad in the world, the Belgium national team has a lot of pressure on it. From a country about the size of Maryland, the depth and young, emerging talent that the Red Devils own is incredible. But even with all the talent, Belgium is still missing the key ingredient that makes Emeril exclaim “Bam!” over.

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Romelu Lukaku Made Right Choice Staying At Anderlecht

By Ryan Fleming

The soccer world is ever-changing. We know that. Players are attracted largely by money, but their decisions, sometimes rash, are also aided by the chance to win a trophies and an opportunity to play in Europe. When all the factors go as planned, the ultimate dream of many is fulfilled – to play for their country.

Too often players who aren’t even old enough to drink (in the U.S. the legal age is 21) leave their native country in search of the glory that could be found elsewhere in England, Spain and Germany – to name a few countries. Players are scouted at young ages, join youth academies, or play for small-time clubs in their domestic league.

Romelu Lukaku promised something to Anderlecht, the Belgian club that he currently plays for, a decision that many shunned before him. Statements given by players, need to be taken lightly (see the Carlos Tevez situation). But for now, the 17-year-old decided he’s going to stay and play for Anderlecht for at least another year until he finishes his studies in Belgium.

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