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 25-03-2019 

Saief scores and lets score

Saief scores and lets score

GAMES Kenny Saief has not missed his start in the MLS. In his second match for rental club FC Cincinnatie, he was immediately in the starting line-up. He delivered the assist for the first goal and scored himself. The final score was therefore set at 0-2. Read more »

Kompany elected best foreign defender

Kompany elected best foreign defender

OTHER Vincent Kompany has been elected best foreign defender ever in the Premier League in England. The voting competition was organized by the BBC. Kompany was recently in Belgium where he spoke with chairman Marc Coucke. Read more »

Van Holsbeeck registered as agent

Van Holsbeeck registered as agent

OTHER The profession of agent is apparently popular with the former managers of RSC Anderlecht. After Luc Devroe, Herman Van Holsbeeck has now also registered as an agent. MMEL Sports Company is the name of Van Holsbeeck's new company. Read more »

 24-03-2019 

Purple-white ladies face an important duel

Purple-white ladies face an important duel

DAMES The ladies of RSC Anderlecht are facing an important game today. They play their quarter final for the Belgian Cup. When they win, they go through to the semi-final. The game will take place in Oostakker, the kick-off is scheduled at 3 pm. Read more »

Morioka resumes training

Morioka resumes training

OTHER Ryota Morioka has resumed training at Charleroi after his injury. The Japanese is fit and ready for play-off 2. Kenny Saief already fell in for the first time for his rental club FC Cincinnatti. Read more »

Sanneh eliminated for CAN 2019

Sanneh eliminated for CAN 2019

GAMES Bubacarr Sanneh has been eliminated with Gambia for the Africa Cup 2019. Sanneh played the entire game against Algeria that ended in a 1-1 draw. But that was not enough for Gambia to qualify. Read more »

Three days off for first team

Three days off for first team

OTHER Fred Rutten trained the past few days with a limited core due to international obligations. But now it is quiet on the training grounds of RSC Anderlecht. The remaining players were given three days' off and are only expected back on the field on Monday. Read more »

 22-03-2019 

Bolasie gets rest with Congo

Bolasie gets rest with Congo

OTHER According to Congolese media, Yannick Bolasie has been given some rest by the Congolese national coach. It is not about an injury but about a recuperation period. His appearance for the match against Liberia on March 24 would not be jeopardized. Read more »


 21-03-2019 

Trebel plays 75 minutes in practice game

Trebel plays 75 minutes in practice game

INJURIES It is going in the right direction with Adrien Trebel. Anderlecht organized a friendly game yesterday between the first team players and the U-21 players who are present and the Frenchman played 75 minutes. Striking: even in this game Ognjen Vranjes was not allowed to play.
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Amuzu scores for losing Devils

Amuzu scores for losing Devils

YOUTH Anderlecht player Francis Amuzu scored yesterday in the friendly game of the Belgian U21 against Denmark. On the stroke of half-time he kicked the 0-2 in the nets. Due to two goals in added time, Belgium finally lost with 3-2.
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Golden Generation Arena

Golden Generation Arena

OTHER If you still had doubts, the Eurostadion is now dead and buried. The Belgian Football Association announced that it wants to completely renovate and rename the King Baudouin Stadium into the Golden Generation Arena. Read more »

 20-03-2019 

Program international players

Program international players

GAMES Fred Rutten will have a limited group available in the coming two weeks. Several RSC Anderlecht players have been called up for their national obligations. A number of rented players also have international obligations. Read more »

Verschaeren also trains with U21

Verschaeren also trains with U21

OTHER It's not all football all day long for Yari Verschaeren. The Anderlecht revelation is still studying and he takes that seriously. For example, Monday and Tuesday the studies are central. That means that the midfielder doesn't train with the first team during those days, but with the U21. Read more »

 19-03-2019 

"Negotiations are going in the right direction"

OTHER Yari Verschaeren is currently staying with the national U19, but Johan Walem, national coach of the national U21, is also watching him. In the meantime, negotiations on a contract extension at RSC Anderlecht are continuing. According to Michaël Verschueren "it is going in the right direction". Read more »

Anderlecht sends scout to Greek game

Anderlecht sends scout to Greek game

OTHER RSC Anderlecht has sent a scout to the Greek game between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. It is not known which player(s) they have in mind. They were accompanied by scouts from Celtic, Fenerbahçe and Norwich City. Read more »

"Verschaeren picks up intensity well"

INTERVIEWS Yari Verschaeren, still only 17, but still he carries the team and runs a lot every game. So we have to hope that the young midfielder stays fit, although Fred Rutten is not immediately afraid of that: "He picks up the intensity well". Read more »


 18-03-2019 

Anderlecht ends with a third victory in a row

Anderlecht ends with a third victory in a row

GAMES Anderlecht have won their last game of the regular competition with 0-2 at Ostend. A logical and deserved win for the Purple & White, that ends the competition with three victories in a row. With two assists, Yari Verschaeren was the deciding man. Read more »

 17-03-2019 

Preview: Ostend - Anderlecht

Preview: Ostend - Anderlecht

GAMES On the final day of the regular competition, Anderlecht will travel to Ostend. Play-Off 1 has arrived, so now the Purple & White can look higher. Three points at the coast would therefore would be nice with a view to a European ticket. But KVO still has some unfinished business with Marc Coucke. Read more »

Faes not in KVO selection

Faes not in KVO selection

OTHER Wout Faes has not become fit for today's game between Anderlecht and Ostend. The youth product of purple and white is struggling with a foot injury and is not included in the 18-man selection selection that Ostend coach Hugo Broos released yesterday.
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Sanneh called up for the Gambia

Sanneh called up for the Gambia

OTHER Bubacarr Sanneh was selected by the national coach of Gambia for the match against Algeria. He has also provided a training camp from March 18 to 21 in Morocco. The game itself is on March 22 in Algeria. Read more »

Santini will not be penalized

Santini will not be penalized

OTHER Mehdi Carcela is still being prosecuted for the middle finger towards the referee. Ivan Santini also had the chance that he could get a suspension for the blow in the face of Diaby. But the Croat should not fear a suspension, the Federal Prosecutor's Office cannot prosecute him. Read more »

Cobbaut, Amuzu and Saelemaekers with national U21

Cobbaut, Amuzu and Saelemaekers with national U21

OTHER The national U21 continues their qualification round for the European Championship during the international break. National coach Johan Walem also announced his selection for these matches. Elias Cobbaut, Francis Amuzu and Alexis Saelemaekers are part of this selection. Read more »

 16-03-2019 

"I am not important, Anderlecht is important"

INTERVIEWS Michael Verscheuren dropped last week that if RSC Anderlecht keeps this elan, Fred Rutten doesn't have to worry about his future. What does the coach think about this himself? He would rather not comment on it, "because I am not important," says Rutten, "Anderlecht is the most important right now, not me." Read more »

No training camp

No training camp

OTHER On Sunday the regular competition will be finished and the countdown to the play-offs will start. RSC Anderlecht also sees some internationals leaving for two weeks. So a real training camp is not planned. Read more »

"A storm in a glass of water"

INTERVIEWS Last week there was a discussion between the coach and Pär Zetterberg. What is the relationship between the two men now? Fred Rutten puts the whole pile of things into perspective and says that everything is over as mature people among each other. Read more »


 15-03-2019 

Bakkali and Najar not ready yet

Bakkali and Najar not ready yet

OTHER Zakaria Bakkali and Andy Najar will not be in the selection for Sunday's game against KV Ostend. Both players will only be fit again with the start of the play-offs. Najar has already partly resumed the training. Read more »

Turkish and Serbian interest for Obradovic

Turkish and Serbian interest for Obradovic

OTHER Ivan Obradovic already indicated last week that he wants to stay at RSC Anderlecht. He first wanted to wait for the play-offs before starting the conversations. In the meantime there is interest for the Serbian from his home country and Turkey. Read more »

Anderlecht follows 17-year-old Bulgarian

Anderlecht follows 17-year-old Bulgarian

TRANSFERS Anderlecht are looking for (young) talent everywhere and Het Nieuwsblad knows that Martin Minchev is one of the players which it is following. Minchev is a 17-year-old winger / striker from Bulgaria. Despite his young age, he is already a fixture in the Bulgarian highest division.
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Trebel Monday with Reserves?

Trebel Monday with Reserves?

INJURIES Adrien Trebel set himself the goal of being fit again for the play-offs. And that goal is now slowly coming into view. Ramon Cugat previously gave the green light for the Frenchman who can now resume group training. There is a chance that he will play with the Reserves on Monday.
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Anderlecht wants to extend the contract of Amuzu

Anderlecht wants to extend the contract of Amuzu

OTHER Behind the scenes, preparations continue undisturbed. For example, RSC Anderlecht now want to extend the contract of Francis Amuzu, which expires at the end of this season. The club can unilaterally extend it for a year but may prefer to enter into discussions with Amuzu.
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Points against Anderlecht = one week vacation

Points against Anderlecht = one week vacation

OTHER KV Ostend has nothing to lose anymore, but anyone who thinks they are just going to give the victory to RSC Anderlecht is wrong. There is no profit premium, but one week of vacation. If the Kustboys take at least one point against Purple & White, they are allowed to go on holiday for a week. Read more »

856/5000 Roef has doubts about permanent transfer

856/5000 Roef has doubts about permanent transfer

TRANSFERS Davy Roef has been playing on a rental basis for Waasland-Beveren since last season. It has been known for some time that they want to keep the goalkeeper permanently on the Freethiel and they now made a proposal to him. Roef would, however, doubt the pending investigation against his rental club in the 'Clean Hands' case. Read more »

Anderlecht pays agents

Anderlecht pays agents

OTHER The time has come, RSC Anderlecht has started paying the agents. At least to those who can prove that they are legally valid and do everything according to the book. Mogi Bayat and Dejan Vjelkovic should therefore not count on a payment. Read more »

Anderlecht inquire about Bongonda

Anderlecht inquire about Bongonda

TRANSFERS Zulte Waregem key player Theo Bongonda is on Anderlecht's list. Het Nieuwsblad knows that Purple & White asked about the transfer options at the entourage of the player. Het Laatste Nieuws knows that Essevee wants to cooperate in a transfer, but is counting on a large transfer fee. Read more »

 14-03-2019 

A little time for relaxation

A little time for relaxation

OTHER Now that the ticket for Play-Off 1 has arrived, there is time for some relaxation. The entire group of players went to Wemmel for a game of billiards and bowling. The team spirit needs to be tightened up with a view to the play-offs. Read more »

 13-03-2019 

Lutonda extends contract until 2020

Lutonda extends contract until 2020

YOUTH Thierry Lutonda has extended his contract with Anderlecht until 2022. His management communicated this via a message on Instagram and has been confirmed by the club. The 18-year-old left back is a fixed value at the U21 of Anderlecht and the Belgian U19. Read more »

Info tickets for play-off 1

Info tickets for play-off 1

OTHER The calendar for the play-offs will be announced on Monday March 18. All info related to tickets (price, period of sale) will be announced as soon as possible by RSC Anderlecht once the calendar is known. Read more »

Coucke is going with to Ostend this time

Coucke is going with to Ostend this time

OTHER Marc Coucke will be there on Sunday when Anderlecht plays at KV Oostende. It will be his first return to the Versluys Arena since he left Ostend for Anderlecht. Last season, Coucke was on holiday in Dubai when Anderlecht played at the coast. Read more »

Doubts about Rutten, Storck in the picture

Doubts about Rutten, Storck in the picture

OTHER Although Michael Verschueren said on Sunday that Fred Rutten can stay if he wants to, this is far from certain. That is what Het Nieuwsblad writes. Does Rutten want to stay and does his method also work next season? Meanwhile, the name of Mouscron coach Bernd Storck also falls. Read more »


 12-03-2019 

Conversation between Zetterberg and Rutten

Conversation between Zetterberg and Rutten

OTHER

Pär Zetterberg said in an interview last weekend that he prefers Yari Verschaeren to kick a bit more long balls and play with his head up. Fred Rutten was not satisfied with that. The board now wants to bring both men back on the same line.

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U21 lose the second week in a row

U21 lose the second week in a row

GAMES - YOUTH

After six consecutive victories, the U21 suffered their second defeat in a row yesterday. On a visit to Lokeren, the boys from Jonas De Roeck lost with 3-1. Francis Amuzu scored for the Purple & White. Evgen Makarenko made his appearance after three months of absence.

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Verboomen leads Ostend - Anderlecht

Verboomen leads Ostend - Anderlecht

GAMES

The Royal Belgian Football Association has appointed Nathan Verboomen as referee for the final game of Anderlecht in the regular competition. The 30-year-old teacher is assisted by linesmen Koen Thijs and Matthias Hillaerts. Bert Put is fourth referee.

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Obradovic: "Stop whistling at him"

Obradovic:

INTERVIEWS

On Sunday Antonio Milic was had been chosen above Elias Cobbaut who took a seat in the grandstand. Only Milic is not really good with the supporters and they showed that when he replaced Ivan Obradovic. The Serbian now stands up for Milic.

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Saief immediately gives assist

Saief immediately gives assist

OTHER

Kenny Saief left last week on a rental basis for the American team Cincinnati. He came into action there last weekend and immediately helped his new team to a point. He provided the assist for the equalizer in the final minutes of the game.

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Dauda scores his second for Vitesse

Dauda scores his second for Vitesse

OTHER

Mohammed Dauda gave Vitesse a draw against Feyenoord. The striker, hired from Anderlecht, scored the equalizer shortly after the break in the 1-1 draw. Dauda's second goal since he arrived in Arnhem on January 31.

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Does Anderlecht risk a fine?

Does Anderlecht risk a fine?

OTHER

At the kick-off, the supporters again lit a lot of purple and white smoke bombs. They did not disturb the match, but chances are that referee Wesley Allen will include it in his match report. As a result, RSC Anderlecht would again risk a fine.

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"If coach confirms, he can stay"

INTERVIEWS RSC Anderlecht are sure of play-off 1. The first assignment of coachFred Rutten has therefore been successful. On to the next and that is bringing in European football. And afterwards? If the coach continues on this impulse, his position is not being discussed according to Michael Verschueren. Read more »

 11-03-2019 

Kums kicks Anderlecht into Play-Off 1

Kums kicks Anderlecht into Play-Off 1

GAMES One day before the end of the regular season, Anderlecht is certain to participate in Play-Off 1. It won with 2-0 against Kortrijk and STVV lost points against Mouscron. Anderlecht is now fifth and of the duo Gent and STVV, only one can jump over them. Read more »

 10-03-2019 

Preview: Anderlecht - Kortrijk

Preview: Anderlecht - Kortrijk

GAMES In his penultimate 'final' of the regular season, Anderlecht will play against Kortrijk. With a bonus of just one point on number seven AA Gent, the record champion can not afford a misstep. KVK also has a water chance on Play-Off 1. Read more »

 09-03-2019 

Bakkali suffers from the knee

Bakkali suffers from the knee

INJURIES Fred Rutten stated on Friday at his press conference that Zakaria Bakkali is injured and is out for the match against Kortrijk. He could not say anything about the nature of the injury due to the law on privacy. According to La Dernière Heure, Bakkali suffers from the knee. Read more »

Obradovic: "Karma is a bitch"

Obradovic:

INTERVIEWS Ivan Obradovic disappeared to the second team earlier this season. After the arrival of Fred Rutten he got a new chance and took it with both hands. The gentlemen who referred him to the second team are no longer there, Obradovic is: "How they treated me, they got it back as a boomerang." Read more »

Verschueren: "It is 'Much more'"

Verschueren:

OTHER Yesterday it became known that RSC Anderlecht made a capital increase of 4.5 million euros. But according to Michel Verschueren that amount is higher, much higher even he let us know on twitter. Read more »

Anderlecht again linked with Lee Gongerton

Anderlecht again linked with Lee Gongerton

OTHER In late December, it became known that Frank Arnesen wanted to attract Lee Congerton from Celtic. Congerton is currently responsible for the transfers at Celtic. According to Sky Sports, he is very close to a transfer to RSC Anderlecht.
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"Sunday is another final"

INTERVIEWS RSC Anderlecht are still not sure of play-off 1, for which it must continue to win, Sunday and next week. Coach Fred Rutten also realizes that and also looks at the match against Kortrijk as a final. Read more »

"I have spoken with Santini"

INTERVIEWS Ivan Santini likes to use his body, that was shown in two last games. Last Sunday Diaby got another blow in the face. Dangerous phases and especially if you know that Santini is the only remaining target striker at RSC Anderlecht. Fred Rutten also spoke with the Croatian. Read more »

Bakkali out for Sunday

Bakkali out for Sunday

INJURIES Zakaria Bakkali is injured and is out for Sunday's game against KV Kortrijk. The coach can not say anything about the nature of the injury due to the law on privacy. Smiling he added that Bakkali suffered from his leg. Read more »

No date for Dimat's return

No date for Dimat's return

INJURIES Landry Dimata is still injured. Press officer Marie Verbeeke now officially announced that Dimata will not get surgery. A date when he will be available again Fred Rutten.will not and can not give Read more »

 08-03-2019 

"Vanhaezebrouck made me block"

INTERVIEWS Ryota Morioka and Anderlecht, it was not a successful marriage. In Het Nieuwsblad the Japanese looks back and tells what went wrong. In his eyes Hein Vanhaezebrouck is guilty, but the decision to leave fell only after a conversation with Fred Rutten.
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Suarez makes debut with national team

Suarez makes debut with national team

OTHER The career of Matias Suarez is going up again. In fact, the striker is selected for the Argentinian national team for the first time. The former striker of Anderlecht has to report for the friendly games against Venezuela and Morocco later this month. Read more »

Saelemaekers back after illness

Saelemaekers back after illness

INJURIES Alexis Saelemaekers trained again. On Sunday (game) and at the beginning of this week (training) the right winger was absent due to illness. Evgen Makarenko was also present again. His Achilles tendon injury seems to be completely in the past Read more »

Agreement on severance pay Vanhaezebrouck

Agreement on severance pay Vanhaezebrouck

OTHER Anderlecht and Hein Vanhaezebrouck have reached an agreement on the payment of the severance pay of the latter. This agreement is good news for Anderlecht. After all, Vanhaezebrouck had questioned Anderlecht's license because his redundancy pay hadn't been paid yet. Read more »

Hagi is inspired by Anderlecht

Hagi is inspired by Anderlecht

OTHER High visit earlier this week at Anderlecht. No less than Gheorghe Hagi, the best Romanian footballer ever, came by. The former star of Real Madrid and Barcelona is currently coach at Viitorul Constanta in his home country and came to find inspiration. Read more »

 07-03-2019 

Milic called up, Santini not

Milic called up, Santini not

OTHER The Croatian national coach Zlatko Dalić announced his selection for the first two European Championship qualifiers later this month. In the selection of 24, he also has a place for Antonio Milic. Ivan Santini is not in the selection. Read more »

Will BNP Paribas disappear from Anderlecht shirts?

Will BNP Paribas disappear from Anderlecht shirts?

OTHER There is another monument probably leaving at Anderlecht. According to Het Laatste Nieuws there is a real chance that next season there will be another shirt sponsor on the Anderlecht jersey. BNP Paribas and forerunners Fortis and Generale Bank have been the main sponsor of purple and white since 1981. Read more »

Zetterberg took a step back himself

Zetterberg took a step back himself

OTHER Pär Zetterberg decided to no longer take place on the bench during games. That writes Het Nieuwsblad. Zetterberg finds that his role stops once the game starts. Here and there you can also hear that Zetterberg does not want to be the victim if the technical staff would ever be fired. Read more »

 04-03-2019 

Saelemaekers was ill

Saelemaekers was ill

OTHER No Alexis Saelemaekers in the selection against Lokeren. The 19-year-old had to drop out at the last moment due to illness. It is not clear whether he will be fit for Sunday's game against Kortrijk. Read more »

Laforge replaces sick Dierick

Laforge replaces sick Dierick

OTHER Christof Dierick had been appointed as referee for the match at Lokeren. Only he became ill at the last moment. Fourth official Nicolas Laforge then took his place. Laforge whistled Club Brugge-STVV the day before but did not make a mistake.
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Kara: "We have to win twice now"

Kara:

INTERVIEWS Anderlecht have a big win in the battle for Play-Off 1 yesterday. Kara Mbodj also realizes that. "It was important to take the three points today, and two finals are waiting for us to win in order to reach Play-Off 1." Read more »

Anderlecht takes three golden points

Anderlecht takes three golden points

GAMES In the battle for Play-Off 1, Anderlecht made an important victory. After the victory of Ghent yesterday, Anderlecht had to do the same in Lokeren to stay in the top six. Purple & White won with 1-2. It is actually approaching two points from third place. Read more »

 03-03-2019 

Preview: Lokeren - Anderlecht

Preview: Lokeren - Anderlecht

GAMES A new final, Fred Rutten describes the match against Lokeren. Rightly so, because Anderlecht feels the hot breath of Ghent, Charleroi and now also Kortrijk in the neck. If Anderlecht wants to keep Play-Off 1 in its own hands, it has to win. Read more »

Saief says goodbye to teammates

Saief says goodbye to teammates

OTHER Officially, the transfer has not yet been communicated, but according to Het Laatste Nieuws, that would not take much longer. Kenny Saief moves to the MLS on a loan to Cincinnati. He even said goodbye to his teammates on Friday. Read more »

"Not critical but realistic"

INTERVIEWS Fred Rutten had some criticism after the game against Club Brugge. Although the coach does not want to call that criticism, but rather reality. It is now a fact that Club Brugge is a team that is particularly well attuned to each other. Read more »

 02-03-2019 

"Lokeren is another final"

INTERVIEWS After the away game at Antwerp and the home game against Club Brugge, the move to the very last in the ranking, Sporting Lokeren, is now awaiting. For Fred Rutten, that is a match like the previous one, because this is another final for RSC Anderlecht that has to go back home with three points. Read more »

 01-03-2019 

Kruiswijk stops playing football

Kruiswijk stops playing football

OTHER Former Anderlecht player Arnold Kruiswijk ends his career after this season. The 34-year-old defender is struggling with a back injury. Between 2008 and 2010 the Dutchman played 22 games for Anderlecht. Read more »

"I know Romelu wants to return someday"

INTERVIEWS Yannick Bolasie and Romelu Lukaku know each other from Everton and are still friends. In the buildings at Neerpede there is a very large picture of Lukaku hanging on the wall. But the love is mutual according to Bolasie: "I know that Romelu wants to return to RSC Anderlecht." Read more »

Has Dimata decided yet or not?

Has Dimata decided yet or not?

INJURIES When does Landry Dimata get surgery? According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the striker has not yet made a decision, but Het Nieuwsblad says he did. This last newspaper knows that the striker will get surgery and will not play anymore this season. Read more »

Saief on his way to newcomer in MLS

Saief on his way to newcomer in MLS

TRANSFERS FC Cincinnati, that is the club from the MLS that wants Kenny Saief. Anderlecht is currently talking about a loan with the American club. According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the expectation is that the deal will be completed in a few days. Read more »

Devroe sets up his own agency

Devroe sets up his own agency

OTHER Luc Devroe did not sit still after his resignation at RSC Anderlecht. He founded his own agency "Ludefoot". An expected move because Devroe already has a large network in the football world and is friends with agents Patrick De Koster and Didier Frenay. Read more »