Posted in Miscellaneous

Yoann Gourcuff: Absbloodylutely Dreamy!

The gorgeous creature known as Yoann Gourcuff has surfaced again, soulful eyes and all.

Gourcuff is featured in a documentary “the heart and soul”. You might not understand the words coming out of his mouth because you may not speak his native language, French, but I encourage you to give it a look:

http://www.canalplus.fr/c-sport/pid2708-c-interieur-sport.html?vid=769462

The documentary was filmed last month by Intérieur Sport TV interview.

If you want to read more, download the interview or see more pictures, then simply head on over to kickette.com:

http://www.kickette.com/yoann-gourcuff-dont-think-just-watch/

Thnx for this yummy distraction, kickette! 🙂

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Posted in Europa League, Olympique Lyonnais

Presser/Training Session: Lyon/Bilbao

The teams prepared for their Europa clash tomorrow. Lyon will take on Bilbao which I am billing as a rematch from the last time these two teams met during the pre-season. Bilbao won 2-1.

Lyon Presser:

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Lyon’s Training Session:

 

That’s Lyon’s general manager Bernard Lacombe looking on at the training session.

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France Soccer Europa League

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Bilbao’s Presser:

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Bilbao’s Training Session:

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France Soccer Europa League

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France Soccer Europa League

 

Posted in La Liga, Ligue 1, PL, Serie A

19 Points Around the Leagues

Been a crazy season thus far for the beautiful game. With the club games on international break, 4 leagues share a team or two holding the top of the table with 19 points.

La Liga

Both FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid started the season strongly and what do they have to show for it? Two things: they share 19 points and they have their two best goal scoring machines – Messi and Falcao – in the race for the Pichichi with 8 goals each.

A. Madrid will play Real Sociedad on the 21st while Barca will take on Deportivo on the 20th. Will they share 22 points then? Will Madrid grab the top of the table? Will Barca stay on top? Tune in then.

Table as it stands (7 games has been played thus far):

1 FC Barcelona 7 19
2 Atletico Madrid 7 19
3 Malaga 7 14
4 Betis 7 12
5 Real Madrid CF 7 11
6 Mallorca 7 11
7 Sevilla 7 11
8 Valladolid 7 10
9 Getafe 7 10
10 Rayo Vallecano 7 10
11 Levante 7 10
12 Celta 7 9
13 Real Sociedad 7 9
14 Valencia CF 7 8
15 Granada 7 8
16 Athletic Bilbao 7 8
17 Zaragoza 7 6
18 Deportivo 7 6
19 Osasuna 7 4
20 Espanyol 7 2

Serie A

Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani of SSC Napoli scores the first goal during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and Juventus FC at Stadio San Paolo on January 9, 2011 in Naples, Italy.
Juventus and Napoli! These two have been doing superb thus far this season. They simply refuse to back down! Napoli has their lethal weapon, El Matador at the top of the scoring table with 6 goals and Juventus has their unbeaten streak record going.
After the international break, the two teams will face each other on Oct 20th. This is going to be some super clash! Can the Old Lady bag number 47? Will Napoli upset them and grab the 3 points? Will they draw and settle to share 22 points? This is some exciting stuff. Last time Napoli beat Juve was in the Coppa Italia and yes, victory was sweet but revenge will even be sweeter.
Table as it stands (7 games has been played):
1 Juventus 7 19
2 SSC Napoli 7 19
3 Lazio 7 15
4 FC Internazionale 7 15
5 Roma 7 11
6 Fiorentina 7 11
7 Catania 7 11
8 Sampdoria 7 10
9 Genoa 7 9
10 Torino 7 8
11 AC Milan 7 7
12 Bologna 7 7
13 Pescara 7 7
14 Udinese 7 6
15 Parma 7 6
16 Chievo 7 6
17 Palermo 7 5
18 Atalanta 7 5
19 Cagliari 7 5
20 Siena 7 2
BPL
Chelsea is setting the BPL on fire and they’re not going to stop any time soon I reckon. They sit nicely on top of the table with 19 points. Behind them, both Man U and Man City sit at numbers 2 and 3 respectively, waiting to grab the top of the league.
Chelsea will face Tottenham HOTspurs next. Yes, the Spurs are mighty hot this season. Hugo Lloris must be their lucky charm, eh? All joking aside, AVB is doing a good job. Will Spurs upset Chelsea? Can Chelsea get those 22 points? This is a match I am absbloodylutely looking forward to! This is a match where ANYTHING can go right or wrong.
Table as it stands (7 games has been played with the exception of Sunderland and Reading):
1 Chelsea FC 7 19
2 Man Utd. 7 15
3 Manchester City FC 7 15
4 Everton 7 14
5 Tottenham 7 14
6 West Bromwich Albion 7 14
7 Arsenal 7 12
8 West Ham 7 11
9 Fulham 7 10
10 Newcastle 7 9
11 Swansea 7 8
12 Stoke 7 8
13 Sunderland 6 7
14 Liverpool 7 6
15 Wigan Athletic 7 5
16 Aston Villa 7 5
17 Southampton 7 4
18 Reading 6 3
19 Norwich City 7 3
20 QPR 7 2
Ligue 1
BRILLIANT!
What other word is there to describe the season Marseille had been having? Impressive! Super! Marseille is on a roll and on top of the table they sit with 19 points from 8 games. Their #1, Steve Mandanda is seeing a lot of clean sheets (6 so far) and they started the Ligue with 6 straight wins. I expect Mandanda to win Goalie of the Year if he continue his brilliance between the sticks.
Marseille sits on top of the league with 19 points. PSG is right behind waiting to topple them and behind PSG is Lyon with 15 points – 1 less than PSG – is also anticipating to go to the top. Marseille will meet ESTAC Troyes next. Let’s see if they can hold on longer to the top where the air is beautifully rare.
Table as it stands (8 games has been played):
1 Olympique de Marseille 8 19
2 Paris Saint-Germain 8 16
3 Olympique Lyonnais 8 15
4 FC Lorient 8 14
5 Stade de Reims 8 14
6 Bordeaux 8 14
7 Toulouse FC 8 13
8 Valenciennes FC 8 12
9 AS Saint-Etienne 8 11
10 AC Ajaccio 8 11
11 LOSC Lille Métropole 8 10
12 Stade Rennais FC 8 10
13 Stade Brestois 29 8 10
14 SC Bastia 8 10
15 Montpellier HSC 8 8
16 OGC Nice 8 8
17 Evian Thonon Gaillard 8 8
18 FC Sochaux 8 6
19 AS Nancy-Lorraine 8 4
20 ESTAC Troyes 8 2
And that’s the big 19!
Posted in France Football (Other), Ligue 1

The last ten OL – AC Ajaccio

The Corsican club never managed to Gerland except last season by getting a lucky draw …

11 league matches at the Stade Gerland between the two clubs for 10 Lyon success and a bare l. The draw dates of last season when Lisandro had equalized after the opening goal Sammaritano. The OL has struck four times the bar and found a post not counting stops Ochoa! For the rest, the OL is in his master remained more or less easily. confrontations First date from the late 60s and early 70s with the striker Sansonetti ACAjaccio … or M’Pelé, Dortomb … without forgetting Courbis, Treasury Baratelli … Di Nallo, Guy Lacombe … wore jersey OL Ajaccio has come in D2 after the 1972-73 championship.

We find the Corsican club L1 from 2002 to 2006 ( Bagayoko, Diomedes, Demont, Loko, Porato Edson …). Down L2, it goes back in 2011 . Courbis has led this club as Louis Hon, Muro, Bijotat, Pantaloni, Pasqualetti … Sébastien Squillaci is one of the players to have worn both jerseys: 2000-2002 to 2006-2008 ACA and OL.

Loko has also wore two tunics (OL 2001 and ACA 2004). D1/L1 The best classification of the Corsican club? sixth in 1970-71 just before the OL with a better goal average. matches at the Stade Gerland 

1967-1968 : OL Di Nallo 2 ACA 1 and SCC

1968-69 : ACA OL 2 2 House, Lekkak, Prost

1969-1970 : OL 2 ACA 1 Lhomme, Prost

1970-1971 : OL 3 0 Coluna ACA, Guy Di Nallo

1971-1972: OL 2 ACA 1 Lhomme, Prost

1972-1973 : OL 1 0 Baeza ACA

2002-03 : ACA OL 3 1 2 Juninho, Anderson

2003-04 : OL 4 0 ACA SCC 2, Elber, Luyindula

2004-05 : OL 2 ACA 1 Govou, Cacapa

2005-06 : OL 3 2 Fred ACA, Juninho, Wiltord

2011-12: OL 1 ACA 1 Lisandro

 

SOURCE: olweb.fr

Posted in Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais

Ligue 1: The side of the AC Ajaccio (Figures)

Yes, Lyon faces this surprising club next.

The Corsican club has made a good start … It has to be strengthened with the arrival of Romanian Mutu …

Five points in four games (two penalty points) for two wins, a draw and a defeat. 12th in the standings.

2 success ETG 2-0, 1-0 to OGCN D1: PSG 0-0 1 defeat to Valenciennes 3-0

3 goals in 38 shots (10 on target): Eduardo, Medjani, Cavalli. Head after a corner, a goal after center. Two goals outside the penalty area. breakdown ¼ hours: 1, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0.

3 goals conceded in 46 enemy fire: a center of the head after a kick. 1 goal outside the penalty area. breakdown ¼ hours: 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1. ACAjaccio is the team that lost the most balls (646) and which has gained the most (505).

13 yellow: Faty x 2, Bonhours, Pierazzi, Ochoa x 2, Diawara, Poulard, Cavalli, Andrew, Eduardo, Belghazouani x 2. The Corsican club is the most penalized team with Sporting Bastia.

3 Red Cards: Mostefa, Dupont, Pierazzi

19 players used.

 

SOURCE: olweb.com

Posted in Ligue 1

Leo Cruzeiro: “I would love to play in France’

Announced long on the shelves of Olympique Lyonnais , Leo should sign in Ligue 1 this summer. The Brazilian defender has preference for the champion, who will play the Champions League next season. Cruzeiro player would be very happy to engage with a French club, whether Lyon or Montpellier .

“Montpellier is the defending champion, is a club that is in a very good phase. But regardless of the club, Lyon and Montpellier, I’d be happy to play in France. Montpellier that plays in the Champions League this year may be a deciding factor in my choice. But the two clubs I like, I’ll be happy whatever the team “ , told Leo on the site Sambafoot.

SOURCE: madeingoons.com