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BlueLion.

Kevin de Bruyne

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Woooow, and the best notion about that goal is that it could have been against both a weak side or a strong one. Really looking forward to seeing him in action, especially the PL. BTW, can you Belgian guys please tell me how the Flemish and Walloon players communicate together in the NT? It has always made me wonder, I remember seeing that video where Lukaku, Benteke, Hazard, KdB and another guy were watching a match in a hotel room and KdB couldn't apparently understand what the former three were saying in French. :P

KdB understands French very well actually. Naingollan, the bald guy, seemed reluctant to speak French though as he essentially spoke Dutch to Lukaku. Flemish players like Dries Mertens and KdB (or even Lukaku) tend to get along very well with French speaking players. The video is kinda representative of Belgium though as you could hear French, Dutch and even Congolese with a bit of English thrown in.

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true .. I talk Congolese ALL the time at my place. It is very typical.

:Goober:

You would if you lived in the Matonge quarter of Brussels. Not speak it but hear it.

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BTW, can you Belgian guys please tell me how the Flemish and Walloon players communicate together in the NT?

(not really on topic, but to answer to your question:)

...in some younger teams, football is used as a method to learn both languages (french & dutch), and to raise respect for both communities... some say football is the only thing that keeps us together... hopefully we'll go to Brazil, that would be a good thing for the country...

The top players: Hazard, Benteke, Witsel, Fellaini.. (native french speaking) and DeBruyne, Vertongen, Dembele, Courtois, Mertens... (native dutch speaking) know each other for years, so communication won't be a problem. Lukaku and Kompany are from Brussels, they're native french speaking but went to dutch schools (if I am good informed), so they are perfect bilingual.

To make it even more difficult: in a small part of Belgium they speak German, but because they're so small, they do not deliver a lot of players.

Probably Chadli is going to Tottenham, Alderweireld isn't going to Norwich, but imo to another PL-team, which means about 75% of the Belgian NT-players are owned/will play by/for English clubs.

Looking forward to 'Match of the day' next season! Would ne nice to go to SB one day, if anyone can tell how/where to buy tickets....?

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true .. I talk Congolese ALL the time at my place. It is very typical.

:Goober:

You would if you lived in the Matonge quarter of Brussels. Not speak it but hear it.

Exactly ... So it is not in fact typical.

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Heyy you silly belgians, stick to the topic where i can understand what are people talking about!

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Kevin in a videoclip :D

Ow shit ....

I guess he will love it all :-)

As long as he keeps playing like a boss and improving. Ok.

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Would ne nice to go to SB one day, if anyone can tell how/where to buy tickets....?

You could always join Mighty Blues Belgium, biggest Belgian official fanclub. I'm a member for 2 years now, still i haven't been to games yet, due to busy with family and also not knowing anyone who's member..

But seen for sure i will go with them, they go all games Cfc play (except pre-season tours or so..)

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When I heard De Bruyne was transfered to Chelsea, I thought he would never make it, like Lukaku (never had any doubt about Hazard); but he made awesome progress in Werder. I don't think he will be titularized; but he will add a harder working, more powerful option up front than the other players. In a sense, he is more a "Mourinho like" player than the other ones.

if Callejon was given playing time under Jose, I'm confident guys like KDB and Lukaku will get their chance if they deserve them

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So KDB is the only player getting 90 minutes tomorrow (in the first training match of this season). As a fan, I'm pleased, but I suppose it's to early to jump to conclusions, wright? Looking forward to see how he fits in.

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As he'll probably start most games on the bench it won't hurt to let him have full 90 minutes now.

Plus the majority of our midfielders have had less rest post season..

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So KDB is the only player getting 90 minutes tomorrow (in the first training match of this season). As a fan, I'm pleased, but I suppose it's to early to jump to conclusions, wright? Looking forward to see how he fits in.

Maybe not 90 minutes.

He could play 65-70 minutes.

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I have high hopes for him. Would be nice to have another high workrate player in the attack with his quality

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