Thomas Cook handles the tours from the Low Countries and France (I think) for trips to Premier League matches in England.
This is the group above settling down to an express lunch at Damsons in MediaCityUK.
Earlier we'd been on a walking tour of the city including Manchester Town Hall which has conveniently got the name Belgium and the latter's coat of arms on the Great Hall ceiling.
Then it was the Royal Exchange, Spinningfields and a coffee in the Radisson Edwardian Bluu hotel, aka The Free Trade Hall.
Away football teams tend to stay in this hotel when in town. The match the group were coming to see was Manchester City v Chelsea and so the latter team were staying over.
We had a coffee and I discovered that most of the men on the tour wrote for individual papers and wrote about just one team. The man second on the right just writes for Anderlecht for example.
As we were talking John Terry, the Chelsea captain, and Nemanja Matic came wandering past. It was a bonus for the football writers.
I pretended I'd arranged it all of course.
Terry was being interviewed; later I'm sure I saw the interview on Sky Sports, fortunately there were no Belgians falling over things in the background trying to take pictures.
There was general agreement over what the final score would be in the match they were about to see: Manchester City 3, Chelsea 0. Some of the fellas wanted to put a bet on the result.
Chelsea won 0-1. I hope they didn't bet too much.