Saturday, November 23, 2013
Badge of the Day #12 (KRC Genk)
Today’s badge from the expanding collection features the magical (by their own admission) KRC Genk, a name that simply appeals a great deal.
Genk are a relatively new name on the European football map, having been formed in 1988 from a merger of Winterslag & Waterschei Thor Genk, who, respectively, one recalls playing against Arsenal (beating) & Aberdeen (losing to) in continental club competitions in the early 80s, but quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, not least in TOoT’s affections, where today they occupy an elevated position indeed.
Such is the nature of football devotion that it tends not to be especially shaken even in the face of an apparently testing result like this evening’s ‘what the heck?’ 0 – 4 defeat for Genk (starting the day in second place in their league) at previously-struggling Oostende, what one might term a rather bracing visit to the coast, but, still, they really must do better.