Talk­ing Points

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An­der­lecht won the league un­der Rene Weiler last sea­son, but he lost Youri Tiele­mans this sum­mer and re­tain­ing the ti­tle might be test­ing.

Af­ter fail­ing at Di­namo Za­greb, Franko An­dri­ja­se­vic was named player of the sea­son in Croatia as his club Ri­jeka took the ti­tle last year. Great things are ex­pected of him at Gent.

With their fans ex­pected to make a lot of noise and some big-name play­ers still ex­pected to ar­rive at the Bo­suil sta­dium, An­twerp are all set to re­mind peo­ple of their for­mer glo­ries on their re­turn to the top flight.

Ivan Leko earned re­spect for his work at Sint-Truiden in his first coach­ing job, but there will be more pres­sure at Club Brugge, where he ought to be given time to suc­ceed.

A rel­a­tive un­known when he took over at Genk, Al­bert Stu­iv­en­berg shows plenty of prom­ise as a coach and says he doesn’t want to have a team “that plays well with­out win­ning”.

Stan­dard Liege fans are ac­cus­tomed to be­ing long suf­fer­ing. Once again, they have a new coach and will be prey­ing that good things will hap­pen this term.

A for­mer num­ber two at Club Brugge, Philippe Cle­ment felt he had done enough to be ap­pointed to the top job. In­stead, he'll have to show what he can do in charge at Waasland-Bev­eren.

Big hope..An­dri­ja­se­vic

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