Ebene News – GB – What can the Antwerp Rangers expect?

For many of a certain age, the name Royal Antwerp will be synonymous with Manchester United during a 15-year stint as English giants’ partner club

Captain Hibernian David Gray and former Scotland international Phil Bardsley have joined figures like John O’Shea and Jonny Evans for early-career loans in the Flemish city renowned for its diamond industry

Cup Winners’ Cup finalists in 1993, Antwerp were beaten 3-1 at Wembley by the exciting Parma side of Nevio Scala, but since then not much has happened Apart from relegation and years of underperformance

Antwerp is the most populous city in Belgium, but has spent a long time in the doldrums of football since the club’s national cup victory in 1992 The last of their four titles came even further in 1957

Anderlecht and Club Brugge have largely dominated the roost ever since, with Genk and Standard Liège weighing in every now and then.But, for Antwerp, the trophy cabinet has been collecting dust for some time

However, as Franky Vercauteren’s squad prepare to welcome Rangers to northern Belgium, there are flickers of a sort of rebirth of ‘The Great Old’

Sitting second in the Belgian top flight, although 13 points behind champion Bruges, they are on track for their highest ranking since 1975

As for their first crack in the Europa League proper, it’s going very well Just ask Jose Mourinho

Antwerp narrowly lost first place to Tottenham Hotspur in their squad, but took their scalp in a 1-0 home win in what will serve as a warning to Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard

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Romelu’s younger brother and cousin of former Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli, the 26-year-old is himself a Belgian international and is on loan from Italians Lazio He was in disgrace as his parent club were twice beaten by Celtic in last season’s competition

Defensive midfielder who won his lone cap for Belgium in a friendly beating against Scotland at Hampden Park in 2018 He is also on loan at Antwerp from German side Cologne, which he joined last season in from Ghent

Played internationally until the Under-21s with Youri Tielemans, Jason Denayer and Leander Dendoncker Gerkens had mixed results against Celtic in the Champions League when he was with Anderlecht, both starting their 3 loss -0 at home and their 1-0 away win

Scotland wasting a great opportunity in a classic with Wales, but there is still a lot to admire from Gregor Townsend with three Six Nations games to go, writes Tom English

Scotland’s Zander Fargerson is sent off after hitting Alun Wyn Jones in the head at a crucial moment in their Six Nations game against Wales at Murrayfield

By beating both halves of the Old Firm, scoring goals for fun and moving up the table under “Scotland’s best young manager”, BBC Scotland examines the rise of St Mirren

British doubles player Jamie Murray opens up about life in Melbourne, new concerns about the Australian Open this week and his obsession with Football Manager

Julius van Sauers of the Glasgow Rocks basketball team told BBC Scotland he and two teammates were forced to leave their homes in the city due to racial harassment

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Ebene News – GB – What can Rangers in Antwerp expect?

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56102489