French Football - Season 17/18

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by Özillionaire, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Özillionaire

    Özillionaire Granit Xhaka Enthusiast

    Looking forward to the Ligue 1 kicking off tonight. It's going to be an interesting season in my opinion, and even though it would take a big miracle for Monaco (or anyone but PSG) to do it again - there is so many quality players and managers littered throughout the league this year.

    I couldn't find a thread for this.. if there already is one please merge.
     
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  2. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Good start for AS Monaco yesterday coming back twice to win the game. They will need to step up their game though.
     
  3. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Watching the PSG-Amiens. Beautiful day in Paris.
    Neymar presented to the fans before the game. Total mad ness.
    Unfortunately he can't play though. Apparently Barca and La Liga are playing
    petty and have not submitted his transfer documents yet.
     
  4. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    Random but @carlito'sway who was that African midfielder who gave off Pogba vibes? He impressed me hugely from that one minute clip of him, I need to make an effort to watch him this season.
     
  5. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Ah...I guess you are talking the Lille CM, Yves Bissouma. Interesting player.
    Keep an eye on Thiago Maia as well at Lille. Superb talent.
     
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  6. BobP

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  7. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen much of him TBH. Apparently he is a young talent. A lot of big clubs are chasing him now and he may go to Inter.
    Having said that, with Kante and Lemar as past references, perhaps we may need to pay attention to Caen now. ;)
     
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  8. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    1-0 for PSG vs Amiens (40th min).
    Who else...Edison Cavani.
     
  9. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    2-0 for PSG....Pastore.
     
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  10. Özillionaire

    Özillionaire Granit Xhaka Enthusiast

    Managed to catch the Monaco and (most of the) PSG games. It was a pretty easy welcome back to competitive football for Neymar-less PSG today.

    Monaco had a bit of a rocky one last night but they still have some quality in the main areas with Fabinho at the heart of the team, Mbappe up front, Lemar (hopefully not for much longer) and the centre back pairing of Glik and Jemerson being relatively reliable. If their supporting cast can hit similar heights, they have a slight chance.

    Shame that Lille vs Nantes is on during our game tomorrow - would have liked to see Bielsa vs Ranieri live.
     
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  11. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    PSG was on early season mode today. Took them time to get into their rhythm. Dani Alves is a top player though. Shocked to see him at that level at 34. Rabiot was good too today.
    Monaco showed character by coming back twice and win the game. They will be ok even if Mbappe likely leaves. They are apparently close to get Dolberg from Ajax. Would be a top recruit.
    The Lille-Nantes tomorrow is going to be interesting. Great opposition of style between the 2 managers.
     
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  12. Özillionaire

    Özillionaire Granit Xhaka Enthusiast

    Agree. I think Jardim is simply a top manager.. it seems that no matter how big the revolving door, he always manages to improve the team on the other side. It'll be hard this time, obviously.. because the team they had assembled was just so fantastic. But I wouldn't rule him out. They have come on leaps and bounds from the team that eliminated us in the Champions League only 2 years ago.
     
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  13. GunnerBP

    GunnerBP Well-Known Member Trusted

    Now that PSG has signed Neymar, I think they'll have sell a player two, and I wouldn't be surprised if Di Maria and Draxler were to get shopped around.

    PSG's attack with Neymar includes Cavani, Di Maria, Draxler, Lucas, Pastore, Guedes, and Jese. I can't imagine that all of those players will stay. Cavani isn't leaving, Lucas is good friends with Neymar, Pastore isn't leaving either, and they just signed Guedes.

    I hope Wenger can use his good relationship with PSG to buy a player as the club will need to sell someone this month.
     
  14. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Good addition for OGC Nice. They need some experience in CM.

     
  15. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Dom Marcelo is back. Bielsa' Lille beat Ranieri's Nantes 3-0 today.
    Goals form Alonso, De Preville and El Ghazi. Impressive performance by Lille. Non stop pressing, fullbacks playing high up the field, close to 68% possession. that was fun to watch.
    Thiago Mendes is a heck of a player in CM and Malcuit, if he continues to perform to that level, will be the next French NT RB.

    On the third goal....Araujo the LW sends Kouame the LB into space for a cross to El Ghazy. Bielsa method.
     
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  16. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

  17. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog Every Little Thing Is Gonna Be Alright

  18. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Great stuff between two gentlemen of the game. Classy!
     
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  19. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    Newells Old Boys fans went all the way to Lille to see Bielsa first game there. A number of Atletico Bilbao were there as well. Amazing.

     
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  20. carlito'sway

    carlito'sway Well-Known Member

    @MaraDon, this one is for you.... As usual, fascinating!
     

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