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Jonny Rowell: The former Hartlepool midfielder on his ten years in Belgium

Jonny Rowell is one of the originals for me. Ever since I have been interested in the subject of English players abroad, the midfielder from Newcastle has been plying his trade overseas so it was great to finally get in contact with him last month. Now 30, Rowell has spent a third of his life […]

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2016/17 review

2016/17 Review: Eerste Divisie

One interesting trend from the 2016/17 season involving English players abroad has been the number of English expats competing in the Netherlands this season, particularly in the second tier, known as the Eerste Divisie. Four Englishmen have also competed in the top-tier, the Eredivisie, this season but this post is going to focus on the […]

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English in Action

English in action: 5th December

Belgium: Westerlo 1-2 Waasland-Beveren (Pro League) Waasland-Beveren moved to seven points above the relegation places in the Belgian Pro League after coming from a goal down to defeat Westerlo 2-1. English midfielder Jonny Rowell was in the starting line-up for Waasland, as his side looked for just their second league win of the season. The […]

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English in action: 29th November

In a busy Saturday, fifteen Englishmen made appearances for their overseas sides. Belgium: Waasland-Beveren 2-1 Mouscron-Péruwelz (Pro League) English midfielder Jonny Rowell played the full ninety minutes as his side Waasland-Beveren defeated Mouscron-Péruwelz 2-1 in the Belgian Pro League.. The result means Rowell’s side move up to 13th in the league table, one spot above compatriot […]

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English in action: 22nd November

Top flight domestic football was back yesterday, as players returned from their international breaks. Nine Englishmen were involved yesterday. Belgium: Club Brugge 4-2 Waasland-Beveren (Pro League) English midfielder Jonny Rowell and his Waasland-Beveren team-mates faced the unenviable task of an away trip to top of the table Club Brugge. Rowell played for Hartlepool United in England […]