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Bonanza

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  1. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    I've read the play-downs start in the weekend of March 22 and they end in the weekend of April 26. I'll keep you posted when they've actually drawn the fixtures.
  2. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Looking at the remaining games, I think Westerlo is safe. In my opinion the relegation group will consist of us, Roeselare, Tubize and Lommel. Next week"s game against Tubize is a massive one. If we win, we go up 5 points on last place. This would mean we would start the play-down with a bonus of 3 points on Tubize, putting them under a lot of pressure. But if we lose, we are back in last place, putting all the pressure back on us.
  3. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Couldn't agree more! First half was very bad. It looked like the players were afraid to concede a goal, which resulted in very defensive football, with a lot of bad passes and no offensive pressure. In the second half we played good football. The big difference was that our wingers played much higher in the second half, which resulted in the 3 goals. We still have a long way to go, but I really believe tonight's win has been a turning point!
  4. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    We were 10 point behind nr. 4 Westerlo (after today's win 7) with only 3 games remaining. After last week's loss against KV Mechelen we were officially in the relegation group.
  5. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Although Mechelen had more possession, I think we deserved a draw tonight. The new manager(s) have only been in Leuven for about 24 hours, so it was impossible for them to turn things right away. Nonetheless, we played our best game since November. The players have showed they have the skills and willpower to play decent football. We created enough chances to score a second goal, but it wasn't to be. It's clear to me that this team isn't dead yet! We played with a lot of fighting spirit, which is the biggest improvement in my opinion. I'm looking forward to next week's game, when the manager(s) have had some time with the lads on the training pitch.
  6. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Up until now Lierse, Deinze, Virton, RWDM and Seraing have put in a request for a professional license. The requirement are (for Belgian standards) quite high, so there is no certainty they will get the license. I don't know the specifics, but teams in 1A and 1B need a minimum budget, a certain amount of full professional players, the stadium needs to be up to standard, etc... Furthermore, there is a "Belgian" tradition of sueing other clubs when it comes to their license. The last couple of year, the teams that have relegated have always sued another team to revoke their license in a last attempt to fight of relegation. And of course, there is still the case of matchfixing against KV Mechelen and Waasland-Beveren. If they are found guilty, this will also have consequences on promotion and relegation.
  7. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    You are right about his time at Standard. He did a good job there dispite the club being is disarray.
  8. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Like I said, only time will tell... The other options weren't that great in my opinion. Peter Maes is a tyrant, a screamer, but tactically an absolute zero. When was the last time Jose Riga had a succesful spell at a club? I would've been ok with Yannick Ferrera, but on the other hand, he hasn't done well since he left Sint-Truiden in 2015.
  9. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    In my opinion he was very weak when it came to tactics. He has been with us for one and a half season, but we never saw a tactical plan. He simply got outsmarted every game by the opposing managers. He also put players in the wrong position: striker on the wing, central midfielders as defenders, etc. Simply put, he looked like a fish out of water. Since we have the biggest budget in the league, money wasn't an issue. He was also very much involved in recruitment, so he could basically buy/sell any player he wanted, but our summer transfers have all failed.
  10. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    After reading all the interviews it's clear to me that Vercauteren is the real man in charge. It seems like his assistents will be in charge of training, while Vercauteren himself can supervise things from the sidelines. During matchdays he'll be in the stands in stead of on the bench, but he will communicate with his assistents if necessary. Looks a bit like how Sir Alex ferguson did things in his last couple of seasons at Man Utd. Will this work for us? Only time will tell, but I'm confident. We could've done much worse...
  11. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    If you were in charge, what would you have done?
  12. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Seems like assistent-manager (current manager ad interim) Joachim Mununga 'a.k.a. MR. T.' will lead tomorrow's game at Mechelen.
  13. Bonanza

    The OH Leuven Thread

    Quite happy with this deal (as are most of the OHL fans on our social media pages). A young (36 years old), promising and motivated coach who can fall back on the experience of a seasoned veteran. Vincent Euvrard has some managerial experience. He started his coaching career in 2014 at Hasselt in the Belgian 3th division (now 1st Amateur Division). He then became manager at Geel in the Belgian 2nd division where he finished 13th. Due to the reforming of the professional football leagues Geel relegated to the 1st amateur division. His good work didn't go unnoticed, as Cercle Brugge appointed him as manager for the 2016/2017 season in the 2nd division. Due to bad results he got sacked in October 2016, but returned as assistent-manager to Vercauteren in October 2017. Cercle Brugge won the league under their guidance. Monaco, who owns Cercle Brugge, wanted a new manager for their affiliate club for the 2018/2019 season, so both Vercauteren and Euvrard left.
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