Frederic Frans: Scottish Football memories and life in Belgium

Q- You have previously played in Scotland with Partick Thistle and Dundee United but are now in Belgium..how are things going over there?

A – “Things are great, my team Beerschot is doing fantastic. We are currently 1st in the league and I’m playing every minute so very happy.”

Q- Do you keep tabs on Thistle and United? How do you think they will do this season?

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A – “Yes on both teams. United had a decent start I think, without playing great football they got some decent results and are comfortable in the Premiership. Partick Thistle haven’t had the best start but they will be fine and I believe they will get promoted again.

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Q- Do you miss the Scottish game and is it something you’d consider giving another go in the future?

A – “Of course I miss it sometimes because I had some fantastic moments. The people, the fans, they are all great. But at the moment it’s going really well in Belgium and my family is at home so thats very important for me.

Q- Your current side Beerschot have started the season very strongly and sit top of the league. Do you think you can go all the way and lift the title?

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A – “You never know in football but it will be very hard of course. We will try to keep this up and then see where we end up. We have a fantastic team and if we keep it together and have no bad luck with injuries then anything is possible.”

Q- How does the standard of the Scottish and Belgian leagues compare? Is there any notable differences as a player?


A – “It’s very different. Belgium is probably a little bit more quality and tactics. But Scottish football is very tough physically.”

Q- Do you have a favourite memory or moment from your time in Scotland or across your career to date?

A – “While playing in Scotland when I scored for Partick away in Ross County is probably one of my best goals.”

Published by Callum McFadden

Football CFB founder. Freelance football writer & broadcaster of over 300 interviews with professional players and managers across all levels of football.

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