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Post by A & K on Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:22 am

Yeah Puel, when he was charge of Lille the team was super super defensive, which is negative football. This guy is negative anyway...... He reminds me of Domenech a bit, he did something great last year in the C.L but has won NOTHING in football.

I m a big fan of Payet, who plays for St Etienne, he impressed me the last time I saw him play two years ago and he is exploding: 7 goals in 7 games...... 23 years of age. The good time to become international. He just scored two great free kicks in a week.

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Post by Black Magic on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:49 am

Pjanic is out of form and doesn't fit into the 4-3-3 system Puel used when I've seen Lyon. His talents aren't suited to playing that deeply.

What's the central defensive pecking order at the moment?

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Post by A & K on Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:38 pm

I think Lovren-Reveillere. Lovren is a bit like Pjanic, which is too young for his position and not experienced enough. Pjanic needs to get some muscles to toughen his work.

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Post by A & K on Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:40 pm

P.S.G are doing very well this year, similar as Dortmund in Germany and both are meeting this week.

They won 2-0 at Toulouse.

It's their 5th game without conceding a goal. How long will that last? They are now 3rd in the league. It must have been 6-8 years both Marseille and P.S.G had a good season. Before it was one or the other.



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Post by Cesc Soler on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:20 pm

Rennes & St. Ettiene, the two teams above PSG both have a game in hand away from home today. Bordeaux are also starting to pick up form after a poor start.

It's about time PSG started to make progression in the league, they are the second best supported club in France and also one of the best economically. Wenger spoke about them this week after being questioned if he would take up a role with them in the future, he said that "PSG is the only club in the world which is based in an area of 10million inhabitants and doesn't have any competition (from a rival club)".

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Post by A & K on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:02 pm

He's totally right when he says that. Imagine there was only one club playing in London and that's the same thing for Paris. Lots of players from Paris go to other places to start their career and that's not normal.. Drogba, Thuram and an endless number of players never played for Paris althought they were living there...

Others clubs in Paris are Creteil and Fc Paris but they are sht (in the 3rd ligue)
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Post by Chocolate Thunder on Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:06 pm

Nene cheers


edit - Insurebet was 4/1
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Post by Cesc Soler on Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:35 pm

Lyon dropping points again, this time they can only manage a draw at the hands of Arles-Avignon away from home. Not all is lost, they are still only seven points of the top spot.

Lille vs. Marseille later, if Marseille win they go second.

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Post by A & K on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:26 am

Stupid draw for us against the shitest team of all. Thank god everyone else is doing shit. Only Marseille and Toulouse managed to win amongst the good teams.

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Post by stinger on Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:51 pm

Watching Rennes vs Lyon at the moment - very good game and Puel's (whom still wasn't fired) is losing 0:1 at HT. Puel did a big mistake choosing Kallstrom to play LB and using Bastos on left wing. Kallstrom has been disastrous defensively, and right winger of Rennes Jires Kembo_Ekoko (who looks fantastic) makes his live a hell! Don't think I know any Rennes player besides Fanni and Dalmat, but they are playing exceptionally well, they have some big talents in their squad and they play well together as a team.

Edit: What a screamer by Bastos!!! A little bit lucky (slight deflection off the wall), but still a perfect free kick!

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Post by A & K on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:36 am

Rennes are so feking stupid and have themselves to blame. Just a week before the transfer deadline they sold two of their main strikers: Bangoura and Gyan and made around 30 million euros, but they didn't buy anyone. As a result they often lack in attack and rely on their midfieders to score goals. They have lots of talented young players:

Brahimi (20) lots of talents, need to score more though.
Marveaux (chelsea tried to buy him this summer, and other big clubs as well)
Mvila (20, and fresh international player, seems like a player that could do a Makelele in his career.
Fanni (international, targetted by Atletico, Bayern and other big clubs)
Dalmat (played for Inter and Tottenham) a bit of a c**t but still good

As for Lyon, Lisandro is injured (will be for 3 weeks. Gomis is shit and everyone knows that and Briand will only score 10 goals a year so there's only Gourcuff and Bastos here to score each time, which Bastos usually does.


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Post by stinger on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:12 am

Alive and Kicking wrote:Rennes are so feking stupid and have themselves to blame. Just a week before the transfer deadline they sold two of their main strikers: Bangoura and Gyan and made around 30 million euros, but they didn't buy anyone. As a result they often lack in attack and rely on their midfieders to score goals. They have lots of talented young players:

Brahimi (20) lots of talents, need to score more though.
Marveaux (chelsea tried to buy him this summer, and other big clubs as well)
Mvila (20, and fresh international player, seems like a player that could do a Makelele in his career.
Fanni (international, targetted by Atletico, Bayern and other big clubs)
Dalmat (played for Inter and Tottenham) a bit of a c**t but still good
And what's even makes it even more stupid, from what I've heard yesterday watching the game, Rennes have a very rich owner - no. 4 in France.

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Post by A & K on Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:20 pm

Yes, they are owned by Pinault. His holding company Artemis S.A., owns (or owned), among others, Converse shoes, Samsonite luggage, Château Latour, the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado, and Christie's auction house. Pinault owns one of the biggest collections of contemporary art worldwide. On the magazine ArtReview's 2006 list of most powerful people in modern art, he was ranked in first place. (sorry from Wilki).

A few years ago, they bought a Brazilian for 14 m pounds Lucas (who's unknown now, not the chap at Liverpool) and Luis Fabanio and it was a disaster so they sold them for cheap. After that, I guess they never really invested in players.

These years they always started badly and finished great, often 4th or 5 th. But this year is a bit different because they are first. They have lots of cash to spend for this winter to buy a striker. They could be dangerous if they get a good one.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:39 pm

Le Classique XI's

PARIS-SG: Edel - Jallet, Armand, Sakho, Tiéné - Giuly, Makelele, Chantôme, Nenê - Erding, Hoarau

MARSEILLE: Mandanda - Azpilicueta, Diawara, Heinze, Taiwo - Lucho, Kaboré, Be. Cheyrou - Rémy, Gignac, Valbuena
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Post by Cesc Soler on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:35 pm

PSG won 2-1 and go third in the table.

Erdinc opened the scoring with a tap-in after Mandanda spilled the ball out from a shot. The goal by Hoarau which doubled PSG's lead was brilliant, it was all down to a great piece of improvisation from Nene who picked the ball outside the area and clipped a pass to Hoarau taking out four defenders to leave him with an easy finish. Marseille's response come as a result of more poor goalkeeping after Edel pushed out Gignac's cross into the path of Lucho to smash home.

Marseille pressured for a leveller late on but PSG held on and were worthy of the three points. I hope they make the CL spots this season.

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Post by A & K on Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:28 am

Cesc Soler wrote:PSG won 2-1 and go third in the table.

Erdinc opened the scoring with a tap-in after Mandanda spilled the ball out from a shot. The goal by Hoarau which doubled PSG's lead was brilliant, it was all down to a great piece of improvisation from Nene who picked the ball outside the area and clipped a pass to Hoarau taking out four defenders to leave him with an easy finish. Marseille's response come as a result of more poor goalkeeping after Edel pushed out Gignac's cross into the path of Lucho to smash home.

Marseille pressured for a leveller late on but PSG held on and were worthy of the three points. I hope they make the CL spots this season.

They will for sure and they will also win the ligue, which is kind of instable. No one is winning at the top. Marseille have bought some new players: Azi..., Remy and Gignac. Once they will improve the team will be better. No, they are a bit irregular.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:44 pm

Revolution on the rampage in France's Ligue 1

First there was 1789, then 1968 and now 2010. France is in ferment and not just on the streets in protest at President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reforms, with French football also in revolt.

I think it's fair to say that almost no one, perhaps even their most ardent supporters, would ever have thought they would live to see the day when Brest - Stade Brestois 29 to give them their proper name - would top the French first division.

Brest had a sustained spell in the top flight during the 1980s - during which Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain's father Jorge played for the Breton club - but by the end of the 1990s they had slithered down as far as France's fourth tier before crawling their way back up though the divisions.

It has not been been a meteoric rise for the club that can count the likes of David Ginola and Franck Ribery among their most notable alumni.

Four years in the third division were followed by another six in Ligue 2 before Brest finally won promotion as runners-up to Caen last season.

Despite losing 3-1 to Lille on Sunday, the Bretons are still in pole position in Ligue 1, leading this season's other surprise package Rennes by one point, with the pair playing each other in a fortnight in what may still be a top-of-the-table meeting.

Brest play struggling Sochaux on Saturday, in which Romain Poyet, who scored a stunning volley in that defeat to Lille, will be looking to hit the target in his fourth consecutive league game.


Brest's Romain Poyet is in a fine run of form. Photo: Reuters

If Poyet has been providing the goals, Brahim Ferradj, Ahmed Kantari, Paul Baysse and Omar Daf have been keeping them out at the other end of the pitch. Brest had only conceded four goals prior to Sunday's defeat, a game Kantari missed with his replacement Johan Martial having a shocker.

If there is a revolution going on in Ligue 1, what has been happening to French football's aristocracy?

True Paris Saint-Germain have edged their way into third and look alarmingly, at least if you are a Brest or Rennes fan, like they are getting into their stride, as demonstrated by their 2-1 win at the weekend over long-distance derby rivals and current champions Olympique Marseille.

Bordeaux, Ligue 1 winners just two seasons ago, are languishing in 10th place, while Lyon, seven-time winners between 2002 and 2008 and last season's runners-up, are just one place below them. Meanwhile Monaco are currently in the relegation zone.

Judging from previous comments on this blog, there are plenty of people who would argue that the current Ligue 1 table demonstrates the inherent weakness of French club football.

However, it's worth remembering Bordeaux reached the last eight of the Champions League last season, while Lyon went one round further after beating their French rivals in that quarter-final meeting, before they were knocked out by Bayern Munich.

Lyon's position in the Ligue 1 is mystifying given the squad contains the likes of Jeremy Toulalan, Michel Bastos and French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and was strengthened by summer signings of midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and striker Jimmy Briand.

But Gourcuff, who moved from Bordeaux to Lyon for £20m in the summer, has so far struggled to make an impact in his new jersey.


Gourcuff has so far flattered to deceive in the Lyon shirt. Photo: Reuters

Brest's table-topping exploits have a lot to do with exceptional team spirit and the outstanding work of coach Alex Dupont, but if the Bretons are to sustain their championship challenge they are going to have to stop relying so heavily on Poyet as they are averaging just one goal a game.

Despite losing Asamoah Gyan to Sunderland, Rennes might be a different matter. Stephane Dalmat and Yann Mvila are doing a good job for them in the midfield while Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik has been a find as a central defender.

However, having seen some of PSG's performances in recent weeks, with former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Claude Makelele still in magnificent form at the age of 37 and Nene in fine fettle down the left wing, I fancy the Parisian club to lift their first title since 1994.

France coach Laurent Blanc, who named his 22-man squad to face England at Wembley on 17 November, has clearly not been impressed by Brest's impressive start as there is not a single player from the Breton club in his roster. Can anyone tell me the last time a league-leading side of a major European nation didn't have anyone in its national team?

For the first time since the World Cup debacle, Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal is included, while Lille's tireless midfielder Yohan Cabaye also gets a recall and could win his second cap.

Toulalan, who was one of the ringleaders in the South Africa strike, is still in purgatory, despite his French Football Federation imposed suspension having come to an end.

The complete squad is: Goalkeepers: Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille.

Defenders: Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Adil Rami (Lille), Mamadou Sakho (Paris St Germain), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Eric Abidal (Barcelona).

Midfielders: Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Yohan Cabaye (Lille), Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon), Yann Mvila (Stade Rennes), Samir Nasri (Arsenal).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kevin Gameiro (Lorient), Guillaume Hoarau (Paris St Germain), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Loic Remy (Olympique Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille), Dimitri Payet (St Etienne).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/philminshull/2010/11/revolution_on_the_rampage_in_f.html
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Post by Jaime on Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:47 pm

They should be calling Antoine Griezmann!

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Post by A & K on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:26 am

Cesc Soler wrote:Revolution on the rampage in France's Ligue 1

First there was 1789, then 1968 and now 2010. France is in ferment and not just on the streets in protest at President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reforms, with French football also in revolt.

I think it's fair to say that almost no one, perhaps even their most ardent supporters, would ever have thought they would live to see the day when Brest - Stade Brestois 29 to give them their proper name - would top the French first division.

Brest had a sustained spell in the top flight during the 1980s - during which Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain's father Jorge played for the Breton club - but by the end of the 1990s they had slithered down as far as France's fourth tier before crawling their way back up though the divisions.

It has not been been a meteoric rise for the club that can count the likes of David Ginola and Franck Ribery among their most notable alumni.

Four years in the third division were followed by another six in Ligue 2 before Brest finally won promotion as runners-up to Caen last season.

Despite losing 3-1 to Lille on Sunday, the Bretons are still in pole position in Ligue 1, leading this season's other surprise package Rennes by one point, with the pair playing each other in a fortnight in what may still be a top-of-the-table meeting.

Brest play struggling Sochaux on Saturday, in which Romain Poyet, who scored a stunning volley in that defeat to Lille, will be looking to hit the target in his fourth consecutive league game.


Brest's Romain Poyet is in a fine run of form. Photo: Reuters

If Poyet has been providing the goals, Brahim Ferradj, Ahmed Kantari, Paul Baysse and Omar Daf have been keeping them out at the other end of the pitch. Brest had only conceded four goals prior to Sunday's defeat, a game Kantari missed with his replacement Johan Martial having a shocker.

If there is a revolution going on in Ligue 1, what has been happening to French football's aristocracy?

True Paris Saint-Germain have edged their way into third and look alarmingly, at least if you are a Brest or Rennes fan, like they are getting into their stride, as demonstrated by their 2-1 win at the weekend over long-distance derby rivals and current champions Olympique Marseille.

Bordeaux, Ligue 1 winners just two seasons ago, are languishing in 10th place, while Lyon, seven-time winners between 2002 and 2008 and last season's runners-up, are just one place below them. Meanwhile Monaco are currently in the relegation zone.

Judging from previous comments on this blog, there are plenty of people who would argue that the current Ligue 1 table demonstrates the inherent weakness of French club football.

However, it's worth remembering Bordeaux reached the last eight of the Champions League last season, while Lyon went one round further after beating their French rivals in that quarter-final meeting, before they were knocked out by Bayern Munich.

Lyon's position in the Ligue 1 is mystifying given the squad contains the likes of Jeremy Toulalan, Michel Bastos and French international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and was strengthened by summer signings of midfielder Yoann Gourcuff and striker Jimmy Briand.

But Gourcuff, who moved from Bordeaux to Lyon for £20m in the summer, has so far struggled to make an impact in his new jersey.


Gourcuff has so far flattered to deceive in the Lyon shirt. Photo: Reuters

Brest's table-topping exploits have a lot to do with exceptional team spirit and the outstanding work of coach Alex Dupont, but if the Bretons are to sustain their championship challenge they are going to have to stop relying so heavily on Poyet as they are averaging just one goal a game.

Despite losing Asamoah Gyan to Sunderland, Rennes might be a different matter. Stephane Dalmat and Yann Mvila are doing a good job for them in the midfield while Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik has been a find as a central defender.

However, having seen some of PSG's performances in recent weeks, with former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Claude Makelele still in magnificent form at the age of 37 and Nene in fine fettle down the left wing, I fancy the Parisian club to lift their first title since 1994.

France coach Laurent Blanc, who named his 22-man squad to face England at Wembley on 17 November, has clearly not been impressed by Brest's impressive start as there is not a single player from the Breton club in his roster. Can anyone tell me the last time a league-leading side of a major European nation didn't have anyone in its national team?

For the first time since the World Cup debacle, Barcelona left-back Eric Abidal is included, while Lille's tireless midfielder Yohan Cabaye also gets a recall and could win his second cap.

Toulalan, who was one of the ringleaders in the South Africa strike, is still in purgatory, despite his French Football Federation imposed suspension having come to an end.

The complete squad is: Goalkeepers: Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyon), Steve Mandanda (Olympique Marseille.

Defenders: Anthony Reveillere (Olympique Lyon), Gael Clichy (Arsenal), Philippe Mexes (AS Roma), Adil Rami (Lille), Mamadou Sakho (Paris St Germain), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal), Eric Abidal (Barcelona).

Midfielders: Alou Diarra (Bordeaux), Yohan Cabaye [/b[b]](Lille), Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon), Yann Mvila (Stade Rennes), Samir Nasri (Arsenal).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kevin Gameiro (Lorient), Guillaume Hoarau (Paris St Germain), Florent Malouda (Chelsea), Loic Remy (Olympique Marseille), Mathieu Valbuena (Olympique Marseille), Dimitri Payet (St Etienne).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/philminshull/2010/11/revolution_on_the_rampage_in_f.html

Why would Blanc chose anyone from Brest? This is so stupid. They are there because all the big clubs are underachieving.

Puel is doing shit with Lyon. Marseille lost to Paris, that is pretty strong this year.
As for the French national team, it's clearly made in France but there are quite a lot of players missing: Ribery, Evra, Diaby, Squillaci, Kosheniciskh (or what ever his name is), Menez (who's doing shit for Roma), L. Diarra (who's not playing anyone more for Madrid, etc.., Briand and Toulalan are too irregular for Lyon.

I wonder what the outcome of the game against England'll be. England haven't won against France for a long long time. I think the last 4 games must be 3 wins and a draw for France.

Guameiro-Hoarau this shows how poor this attack is!!! Cisse should have been called. As for the ranking, I bet it won't be the same in 10 games, Marseille will top it

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Post by A & K on Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:14 am

Ligue 1 is crazy this year. It must be the first time in 100 years that there is such a small gap between the 1st team and the 8th.
Just this week there were 4 leaders: 1st Brest, 2nd P.S.G, then Montperllier and now Lille... since they all played at different times Rolling Eyes

Club........................ ..Pts........Diff.
1 LOSC Lille Métropole....24 +8
2 Montpellier Hérault SC..24 +1
3 Paris Saint-Germain 23 +8
4 Stade Rennais FC 23 +7
5 Olympique de Marseille.. 22 +7
6 Stade Brestois.............22 +4
7 Girondins de Bordeaux.....22 +3
8 Olympique Lyonnais........22 +2
9 AJ Auxerre.....................19 +4
10 AS Saint-Etienne 19 +2
11 FC Sochaux Montbéliard 18 +4
12 FC Lorient 18 -1
13 Toulouse FC 18 -1
14 AS Nancy Lorraine 17 -8
15 OGC Nice 16 -5
16 Valenciennes FC 15 -1
17 AS Monaco FC 14 +1
18 SM Caen 14 -6
19 RC Lens 14 -9
20 AC Arles Avignon 6 -20

Marseille, Bordeaux and Lyon all won as well.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:23 pm

1 Olympique de Marseille 147432514 1125
2 LOSC Lille Métropole 156722517 825
3 Paris Saint-Germain 156632315 824
4 Montpellier Hérault SC 157351316-324
5 Stade Rennais FC 146531611 523
6 Girondins de Bordeaux 156541916 323
7 Olympique Lyonnais 156542018 223
8 Stade Brestois 29 146441410 422

And the reason why PSG are not top is .....



Doh

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Post by stinger on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:34 am

Yeah, it was quite terrible, PSG's goalkepper was also partially at faul with Cissokho's goal, he didn't cover his near post good enough. Overall it was a nice game to watch, high tempo and much more open than usual stuff between top dogs in Ligue 1.

Makelele is still great in breaking up plays in the middle (he also made a pass which lead to a 1st PSG's goal) and Giuly still has explosive first few steps, some things just don't change.

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Post by A & K on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:58 am

Yeah P.S.G's goalkeeper really screwed up and that's great for us. They should really take a better keeper because this guy is one day good and another day terrible... a bit like flapanski.
Marseille are first for the first time this year... I can't see them drop many points... We are 7th but 2 points behind Lille the 2nd.

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Post by A & K on Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:15 am

Nene!! What a player. Already 11 goals in 16 games!! What a fucking bargain for 6 m euros....... P.S.G needed so much an attacking midfield like that..... since their strikers are c**ts and won't score much.

His second goal is class:

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Post by Cesc Soler on Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:48 pm

Continuing on the subject of Nene, he was named the best foreign player by France Football magazine today. Reported Liverpool target Yann M’Vila took the best youngster award.

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Post by A & K on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:28 am

Yeah, well deserved for both players. M'Vila will follow the steps of Makelele and go to a bigger club (Madrid are also keen paying 15 million euros, which seems like a bargain for his age and potential. I hope Nene'll stay at Paris for quite a few years. HE is the guy they were missing all these years.
Lisandro and Hazard have been playing poorly this year. not a surprise they lost their award.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:02 pm

Marseille have signed Rod Fanni from Rennes for €4m, he could go straight into the squad to play Lyon this weekend.

I forgot Ligue 1 clubs are allowed one wildcard signing outside the transfer windows. Idea

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Post by stinger on Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:32 am

Cesc Soler wrote:Marseille have signed Rod Fanni from Rennes for €4m, he could go straight into the squad to play Lyon this weekend.

I forgot Ligue 1 clubs are allowed one wildcard signing outside the transfer windows. Idea
Didn't know that Yikes
How does UEFA agree for this exception?

Also, Fanni will be a starting RB (replacing Azplicueta) or CB (replacing M'Bia, who's suspended I think)?

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Post by A & K on Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:02 pm

He's replacing Azplicueta who's going to miss most of this season....

I found this weird how Rennes, who are battling for the first places, let him go so easily. I think this club really have problems financially. Gyan left Rennes on the last day of the transfer time and now Fanni's going to Marseille and there are still two games til the winter break. This is a good for Marseille because he is a good defender..

Azpli had a few problems of adaptation but played well lately... How wonder what will happen once he gets better.
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Re: Ligue 1 - Saison 2011/12

Post by Cesc Soler on Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:48 pm

Nineteen matchweeks have now been completed in Ligue 1, as the competition goes into a winter break until January 15th.

Europa League side Lille go into the New Year top of the division despite only managing a home draw against St Etienne. The chasing pack all failed to take advantage, with 2nd placed team PSG losing away to Nancy. Rennes also lost, while Lyon & Marseille could only draw in their games. Marseille are in bad form having only taken four points from their last five games.

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3 Stade Rennais FC 198741812+631
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5 Olympique de Marseille 197842717+1029
6 AS Saint-Etienne 197842620+629

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