Tuesday, August 02, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1563

There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Brugge spot on for Super Cup
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
2. Clyde sign 11 players in 24 hours
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>

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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 18:10:08 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Brugge spot on for Super Cup

Club Brugge have won their first prize of the new season by beating
Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen on penalties to lift the Belgian Super
Cup for the fourth year running at the Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges.

Ceulemans bow
Jan Ceulemans, who won many honours for Brugge as a player, was to
make a good start as coach having taken over from Trond Sollied at
the Belgian champions earlier this month. The Champions League third
qualifying round participants also were eager to take revenge on
Germinal Beerschot for their defeat in the Belgian Cup final last
season.

Balaban opener
Both teams had good chances in the first half hour, with Brugge's
Ivan Leko seeing his shot save by goalkeeper Luciano Da Silva, while
at the other end, Sezer Öztürk forced Tomislav Butina to a full-
length dive. But in the 36th minute it was Boško Balaban who opened
the scoring for Brugge, beautifully volleying in Gert Verheyen's pass.

Messoudi levels
Brugge now pushed to double the lead but on the hour mark the Antwerp
side levelled. Mohamed Messoudi saw his first attempt blocked by
Philippe Clement, but was first to the rebound and headed beyond
Butina. After Gert Verheyen had hit the crossbar with another header
for Brugge, the match ended 1-1 and moved to spot-kicks.

Leko delight
Pieterjan Monteyne sent Germinal Beerschot's first penalty wide, and
Wim De Decker then shot over from their third kick. That allowed
Leko, a summer signing from Hajduk Split, to step up and convert
Brugge's fourth attempt for a 4-2 shoot-out win and their 13th
victory in 14 attempts in the 25th edition of the competition.

League kick-off
Brugge kick off the new Belgian league season on Friday at home to
Excelsior Mouscron, with Germinal Beerschot at Charleroi SC in the
Sunday match.

Last supercups:
1986 Club Brugge 1-0 Anderlecht
1987 Anderlecht 1-1 KV Mechelen [2-0 pen]
1988 Club Brugge 1-0 Anderlecht
1989 not played [would have opposed KV Mechelen and Anderlecht]
1990 Club Brugge 2-2 FC Liège [7-6 pen]
1991 Club Brugge 3-3 Anderlecht [6-5 pen]
1992 Club Brugge 1-1 Antwerp [4-1 pen]
1993 Anderlecht 3-0 Standard
1994 Club Brugge 3-1 Anderlecht
1995 Anderlecht 2-1 Club Brugge
1996 Club Brugge 5-2 Cercle Brugge
1997 Lierse SK 1-0 Germinal Ekeren
1998 Club Brugge 2-1 Racing Genk
1999 Lierse 3-1 Racing Genk
2000 Anderlecht 3-1 Racing Genk
2001 Anderlecht 4-1 Westerlo
2002 Club Brugge 2-0 Racing Genk
2003 Club Brugge 1-1 La Louvière [5-4 pen]
2004 Club Brugge 2-0 Anderlecht
2005 Club Brugge 1-1 Germinal Beerschot [4-2 pen]

Number of Super Cups per Club [lost finals between brackets]
13 [1] Club Brugge
06 [6] Anderlecht
02 [2] Beveren
02 [2] Standard
02 [0] Lierse SK
01 [0] Waregem

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We just win this cup every year :p
Still, we are far from being ready compared to the previous seasons.

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 18:53:42 -0000
From: "Nick Morris" <n_i_c_k_17@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Clyde sign 11 players in 24 hours

Clyde manager Graham Roberts had an amazing 24 hours, signing 11
players before Saturday's start to the season.

Former Morton striker Alex Williams and former Dundee United
goalkeeper Paul Jarvie arrived along with defender Neil McGregor and
striker Steve Masterton.

Those two were released by Kilmarnock, while midfielder John Paul
McKeever and striker Gary Arbuckle re-signed.

Assistant Joe Miller registered, as did youths Paul Flaherty, Robert
Harris, Sean McKenna and Raymond Inglis.

They followed the earlier signing of striker Gordon Parks, who had a
previous spell with Clyde before appearances for Dumbarton, East
Stirlingshire and Queen's Park before returning to Shire last season.

Clyde had faced competition from former club Stirling Albion for
Williams, who was had been released from Morton with the Second
Division club quoting the player's off-field problems as a reason.

Roberts said of the 22-year-old: "All I want him to do is get back to
enjoying his football again. The slate is wiped clean.

"We need to put a smile back on his face. Alex had the chance to join
several other clubs, all of whom were offering more money, but he
chose Clyde.

"I'm delighted that he has joined and hopefully he can get back to
doing what he is best at - scoring goals."

The signing of Arbuckle completed Roberts' squad, contstructed after
he was left with just three players still under contract from last season.

"I've been told that's my budget used, so as I've said before, I won't
be going over it," he said.

"But Joe and myself are pleased at the quality we have brought in."
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lol wonder if all 11 will play on saturday. it got desperate the
assistant boss signed up :))

nick

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