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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2000, 19:06 Thread Starter
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This item from the RSCA website:

On Sunday, November 12th Anderlecht faces Standard (playing at home). The match has been moved up the calendar because of the direct broadcast by Canal Plus. Kickoff time still remains a problem however. The Mayor of Liège has forbidden any matches after sundown and playing at 3.00 p.m. isn't possible because of other matches at the same time.

Does the Mayor of Liège really have the power to single-handedly prevent the playing of a sporting match? Or is this a general law passed by the government of that city?
If night games are forbidden, does this mean they have no lights at the stadium?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2000, 19:17
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We have sometimes the same problems in Holland. The Major has that power to cancel games if he thinks he should. Of course the teams have light in their stadium, but with daylight the police has a much better view on troublemakers.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old November 5th, 2000, 19:20
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The major of Liege indeed has the power to do this ! (the major of Brugge even threatened to cancel a game during Euro2000 but i forgot the reason)

They can't play at night because of the fear for troubles between the fans of the 2 teams ! Most of the other games are at night but not the games were there is this risk for big clashes between the fans.

Because of this teams like Antwerp can't play any home games that could cause trouble neither at night !

Normally the game will be at 13h00 i've heard ...
It can't be at 15h00 because otherwise the other teams would have concurrence between of this game being broadcasted.

They sure have light and this is one of the most beautiful stadiums in Belgium
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Too bad the schedule is being dictated by the hooligans.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old November 6th, 2000, 08:29
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Anyway, I am really looking forward to this game.
Two prestiouse ( Spelling?)clubs, a nice stadium, crazy fans, and two talented squads.

The two Belgian teams with the most quality are facing eachother!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old November 10th, 2000, 16:46
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Is it broadcasted on Canal +?

And if so, gOD there is a good Canal + café at het Conscience plein right?


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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old November 10th, 2000, 17:50
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Yep the p^roblem was that it had to fit for canal+ and not be on the same moment of another competition game.

conscience-plein indeed Adriaan. I don't know what my friend who has canal+ is doing, but if he's bussy (which I doubt 'cause he's an anderlecht-fan) I will be there.

They say Koller is injured Maybe Youla can once again (?) proove himself
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old November 12th, 2000, 14:58
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Saw the game on TV and even there it was clear that there was an incredible atmosphere at Sclessin. About 30.000 people to watch the top-game in the Belgian league this week !

Anderlecht clearely wanted to decided the game in the first minutes. The triangle Baseggio-Stoica-Vanderhaeghe dominated the midfield and they made Anderlecht played at a very high speed. Youla got the best chance, but he saw his shot saved by Runje. The guinean replaced the injured Koller. Youla played a decent game, but isn't really compatible with Radzinski.

After about 15 minutes Standard got the game in balance. Still their creative players Prosinecki and Folha didn't get into the game. That way an interesting first half, without manu chances, ended at 0-0.

In the second half Prosinecki, who definitely isn't worth his money, got better in the game. He opened for Goossens on the right who crossed to Folha. The portugese winger passed to Mornar who for some reason wasn't covered and scored the first goal of the game. Once again it was shown why Anderlecht needs 2 new central defenders. Staelens and De Boeck tried to play offside whereas Crasson clearly stood 1 meter behind Mornar .

Luckily for Anderlecht Radzinski scored the equaliser çin the very same minute. After a raid from the right, Stoica got the ball and chipped it brilliantely over Runje to the Canadian who scored an easy goal.

After that goal the game became very physical and the two teams forgot to play football. Anderlecht definitely paid for their efforts on Wednesday. Standard controled the game but they didn't manage to create opportunities. It was Anderlecht that got the best chance when in the very last second Iachtchouk, who after 75 minutes came on the pitch for Stoica, got a free shooting opportunitie, but he conclude very weakly in the hands of Runje.

After an interesting game Anderlecht and Standard drew. The winner is Club Brugge who now has the opportunity to go 6 points ahead.
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