Bob (Roberto Martinez) probably has attended more Pro League matches by now than Wilmots during his whole tenure with us ... one of the ties he saw was the "Slag om Vlaanderen" ... well, it's more the "Battle of the Legionnaires" ... still Bob can be happy that so "many" Belgians started ... often, on Belgium's pitches, it's even worse. Most Belgian clubs put their trust in legionnaires that often turn out worse than the quality of Belgian youth going to waste at those same clubs ... it's only normal that moving abroad gains an extra alluring dimension despite the hurdles of such a move at a young age ... hard to tell how much potential is being lost exactly but the lack of #InYouthWeTrust is baffling ... as it's easy to list several Belgian talents that came through in Belgian clubs, made a name for themselves and that are playing for big clubs ... e.g. Kompany, Lukaku, Witsel, Fellaini, Benteke, Batshuayi, Courtois, KDB, et al. ... struggling Beerschot, back when they were on financial drip from Ajax, saw the likes of Dembele, Nainggolan, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, et al. come through in a very short timeframe ... even when including the unusual case of Beveren's Ivorians, the list of legionnaires will be nowhere near as impressive as the one of Belgians that came/could have come through in recent times while sadly only a minority of starters in Belgian clubs were Belgians... it's time, long overdue actually, to add a rule that a Belgian club can only contract a legionnaire if he's among the club's top earners/a very high min. wage (adds value to the club/increases the level of the Pro League) ... currently, our talents might be better off when they leave as soon as they turn 16 than when they stay at Belgian clubs and become ghosts ... providing the world with the finest of legionnaire dross is a shite "vision" for Belgian football. PS despite Van Rhijn's great free kick (the next 100 will end up in the parking lot), didn't Brugge learn from the Beerschot debacle ... IIRC it was GBA's chairman at the time who said that the players/flops that Ajax sent over were worse than what remained at Beerschot ... and that's after Ajax took all of their players that were at least half decent ... in a deal that even in medieval times would have been considered plunder and pillage overkill ... wouldn't be surprised if Ajax had asked for Prima Nocte as well ... since Sneijder and VDV came through in what seems a century ago Ajax's "eigen kweek" (at the club before turning 16yo) has been utter shite ... e.g. Denswil should be nowhere near a pitch.