Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:32 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2011 8:37 am

Brum defeats Belgium's Best!?

With USA International Player at times and previously at West Ham, Johnathan Spector, PL relegated and Championship club Birmingham defeated Club Brugge Belgium in the 90th + 10 minutes of Extratime, there must have been some hold up in the game with 10 minutes of additional time. This result really goes to show how strong the English pro leagues must be.


But the game was marred by a head injury to Birmingham's Pablo Ibanez, who was stretchered off with his team-mate Guirane N'daw in tears.

So there was indeed something more to this game, the Blues may have risen more to the occasion.

Let's hope Pablo Ibanez, the Spaniard is alright, not to be confused with a Raul Ibanez, apparently playing in the MLB World Series.

With Stoke City quashing Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-0 it is given to reflection the performances of these teams along with Tottenham's win and Fulham's close loss.

The BBC stats are telling here.

Club Brugge defeated every English team previously in Belgium, West Brom, Chelsea twice, Ipswich, Nottingham and Tottenham except for one draw with Liverpool in 1976, 7 games altogether. So they were undefeated before yesterday's match. I wonder if one may read into this any kind of decline in Belgium as a footballing power? I'd think the National Team will return to it's former glory, lots of Belgian players on teams in England let alone Germany and France, Fellaini of Everton of course, is probably one of the most famous..

Update: After Sidney Crosby can we ever think a concussion is not that bad?? Well, it does seem Ibanez did not suffer a serious injury thank goodness and get well soon Pablo!


Manager Chris Hughton said: "Pablo was a real concern for us so we're happy it was just concussion and he's OK."
Category: Soccer
Tags: Europa, UEFA
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