Originally Posted by binswhacker
As much as I understand and respect that point of view, it's just not what Belgian football needs imo. First division now needs genuine independent pro teams with a clear, conscious policy at the top of the club over a longer period of time. One of the few teams that comes close to achieving that goal is Oud-Heverlee Leuven. I cannot say wether Mechelen does right now, but Antwerp, I'm very sorry, imo does not do give that impression.
Sorry I completely disagree, one thing for starters with the exception of Antwerp and KV Mechelen there aren't any Pro-teams in 2de klasse. All those teams are semi-profesional and are playing with players who only have a part-time contract.
Second, dont let the recent succes of Zulte Waregem and Roeselare throw sand in your eyes
. FC Dender, Virton, Tubize (have you ever seen their stadium?) and even OHL can economically never survive in 1ste klasse
. They dont have the attendances, budget, players or geographical potential. They'll probably stay up for 1 or 2 seasons and eventually go bankrupt like Heusden Zolder. Promote these teams to 1ste klasse and than you'll really have a joke.
I think KV Mechelen has done some excellent transfers and I am really satisfied with the recent developments at Antwerp the past months/days/hours.