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Belgian Div 4C (or 4D ?) - FC Seraing

 



abbswolf
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Oct 1, 2008, 5:58 PM

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Belgian FA decison postponed until NEXT Tuesday 7 October !

Foir the record, FC Seraing have now played 3 of 5 games and lost them all.

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Following the knock-on effects of Verb Geel (Div 2 club now folded); Union La Calamine (not now relegated from Div 3); and FC Bioul (bonus promotion
place to Div 4), we now have a new ongoing saga concerning Belgian League Div 4 club (newly promoted) side, FC Seraing.

Seraing were initially confirmed in Div 4D following their promotion from the Liege Province. However, following Bioul's appeal against having to play in Div 4C following their (nice surprise) promotion and just two days before the start of this season, Bioul were allowed in Div 4D. Seraing were then "dumped" into Div 4C instead. Div 4C comprises Antwerpen and Limburg province clubs, thus meaning now lengthy (and all at short notice) trips for Seraing.

Bioul and Seraing then commenced their seasons in Div 4D and 4C respectively. Under protest, Seraing played at home and lost 2-4 to Sint Lenaerts. The club then refused to play at Heidbloem Lille the following weekend and at home to Heusden Zolder last Sunday. Their appeal against the decision is now set for Tuesday 30 September, ie: another two games away.

Now the fun starts, because if Seraing do not play this weekend away at Heist,. they will have failed to play 3 consecutive matches. This could then potentially invoke article 1528, clause 11, which states that clubs who "forfait" 3 consecutive matches or 5 non-consecutive matches during the season will have relinquished their right to remain in the league !

My information is that the club will indeed play at Hiest and at also home to Leopoldsburg the following Sunday ( a game I currently plan to attend -
at the Rue du Teris complexe across the road from the Boverie complex). They will then await their fate on the 30 Sept knowing they can afford to
then "forfait" another two games thereafter if they don't like the decision - amazing !

At this stage, their favoured hope is that Div 4D is increased to 17 clubs and Div 4C plays with only 15.



abbswolf
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Oct 12, 2008, 10:46 PM

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As Seraing are without lawyer (financial problems between them and him) their case has been postponed yet again. It was finally held Friday 10 October apparently this time without any lawyer representing Seraing !

Decision due next week.

However some good news, Seraing won their 1st game of the season this afternoon 3-1


abbswolf
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Oct 16, 2008, 5:58 PM

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Re: [abbswolf] Belgian Div 4C (or 4D ?) - FC Seraing [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Final decision made. FC Seraing are to remain in Div 4C. The club will NOT further appeal the decision.

The outcomes of the 2 matches that the club did NOT play (away at Lille, home to Heusden Zolder) has still to be decided.

And, with last Sunday's match with Witgoor Sport Dessel having been ABANDONED with 3 mins remaining (3-1 score at that stage), a decision is also awaited on that one. The match was stopped due to crowd trouble. In some of the pictures, you can clearly see fans fighting in the ground and there was apparently also trouble outside.

A tough start to life in the league for FC Seraing !

 
 


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