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Discussion in 'France' started by soccer krazy, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. guignol

    guignol Moderator Staff Member

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    titi's second isn't very impressive. i doubt he would have got that much time (and room!) to trap, turn and shoot in a french departmental league (OK, in the 75 maybe).
     


  2. lefutur

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    He's starting to make me a believer.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcKyEujWNgk"]BEN ARFA - SEASON SO FAR (UPDATED) {TOON_COMPILATION} - YouTube[/ame]
     
  3. El-ahrairah

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    Well, he was playing against Montreal, so does that count?
     
  4. StarrMatthieu

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    Antoine Griezmann

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMobhxj4lxg"]Real Sociedad 4-0 Rayo Vallecano HD Full game highlights & goals [4.01.2012] - YouTube[/ame]
     


  5. CoDave

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcKyEujWNgk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcKyEujWNgk[/ame]

    D - A - M - N ! ! ! :eek:
     
  6. StarrMatthieu

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    uno
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIWzKHOL00U"]Adil Rami Goal (1) - Valencia Vs AZ Alkmaar 1-0 HD [Apr.5 2012] - YouTube[/ame]
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG3Fk1SjncI"]Adil Rami Goal (2) - Valencia Vs AZ Alkmaar 2-0 HD [Apr.5 2012] - YouTube[/ame]


    ADIL RAMI :eek:
     
  7. CoDave

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    Currently watching Ben Arfa tear Bolton apart.
     
  8. StarrMatthieu

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    dude he looked like MESSI OUT THERE HAHAH
     
  9. NicolasN.

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    So Nasri became the symbol of the players who joins a club for money. :confused: Talk about hypocrisy. "son club de coeur" is Marseille and he left Marseille for Arsenal, right ? Why ? Money. Surpringly, when a situation benefits you, it doens't disturb you but when it's at your disadvantage, he's a devil playing for money. It's almost funny, almost... Money = performance in football, anyway and City is 10 points ahead of Arsenal. If Marseille could afford to pay him more than Arsenal, he would have never played there. It's just the way football works.

    Usually, French players abroad and even more Nasri who is labeled Marseille only draw my indifference but I find his treatment so hypocrite and ridiculous.
     
  10. guignol

    guignol Moderator Staff Member

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    can i say i'm surprised? yes, no... and yes.

    he's been such a twunt for so long that i was sure he had already gone the way of all flash. so yes.

    but i saw HBA play several times when he was 16-17 years old and at that time i was telling everyone who would listen that he would be the next zidane. benzema was a good player, but the real star of the show those days was ben arfa, and by far. so no.

    but there remains a final surprise: what took him so long?
     
  11. lefutur

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    zidane, like messi, was a master of focus and concentration 99% percent of the time. that 1% of the time when he lost focus was also when he lost his head and got a red card, or used his head and made Materazzi cry.

    Other players with talent dont have that ability **cough** gourcuff **cough**, or develop it later. It remains to be seen whether Ben Arfa falls into the "developed it later" category or not.
     
  12. CoDave

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    A rare ability indeed. It's what separates the few legendary players from the good players. Which begs the question, is it fair to treat Gourcuff like shit for not living up to the standards that the media set? With a tag like that, anything below playing like a legend-in-the-making is seen as complete failure.
     
  13. NicolasN.

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    I believe Materazzi rejoiced since Italy won the WC. I know no one but me think like that but in my eyes the first provocation came from Zidane when he said to Materazzi that if he wants his jersey, he'll give it to him when the match is over because Materazzi grabbed his jersey. Even when you are insulted on a football pitch, I don't think it's a valid reason for turn into Street fighter's Honda during a WC final. If it were any other player, he'd have banned from France.

    I wanted to rant about Zidane. :cool:
     
  14. lefutur

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    why?

    :confused:
     
  15. NicolasN.

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    The last sentence was supposed to be a joke. I'm bad at jokes, sorry. :( haha
     
  16. StarrMatthieu

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9ocBUp8qXA"]UEFA Champions League 11/12 - Bayern vs. Real - 1:0 by Franck Ribéry - YouTube[/ame]

    FRANCK RIBERYYYYYYYYYYYY!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zjOEEvNcE"](HD) Bayern Munchen - Real Madrid 2:1 - 17.04.2012 - Goal Franck Ribery - YouTube[/ame]
     
  17. CoDave

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    Ribery best player of the game. Benzema best player for Real. Keep it up through June les Bleus!!!
     
  18. lefutur

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    Except that Ribery's form for Bayern has always been inversely proportional to his form for Les Bleus.

    :rolleyes:


    But yes, it would be nice to think that our players are peaking at the right time. Ben Arfa for revelation of the tournament? (maybe im being a bit far fetched here)
     
  19. StarrMatthieu

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    Passe déf. de Ben Arfa pour Cabaye et Cabaye pour CIssé, t oui Ben Arfa a l'air bon ! :)

    WOW NEWCASTLE!!!
     
  20. CoDave

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    Cabaye with 2, one directly assisted by Ben Arfa and the other came from some great Ben Arfa moves!!!! Holy crap!!! And Cabaye set up Newcastles 2nd goal with an great pass.


    And Ribery scores the winner in injury time for Bayern!

    :eek:
     
  21. StarrMatthieu

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG6MkxASORA"]Franck Ribery GOAL (Bayern) vs Werder Bremen - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F0wh9_ymck"]Arsenal vs Chelsea FC 0-0 - Full Match Highlights 21/04/2012 - YouTube[/ame]

    Laurent Koscielny played a prefect game vs chelsea !!! looked beast
     
  22. CoDave

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    Newcastle to sign Amalfitano this summer. ...Romain Amalfitano of Reims that is.
     
  23. StarrMatthieu

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    [​IMG]
    ALLEZ LES BLEUS!
     
  24. StarrMatthieu

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    West Ham : Faubert pas contre un retour en L1 (26/04/2012) En course pour une montée en Premier League avec West Ham, le défenseur Julien Faubert (28 ans) réalise une belle saison en D2 anglaise. En fin de contrat l'été prochain, l'ancien Bordelais ne sait toutefois pas de quoi sera fait son avenir. Un retour dans le championnat de France ne serait pas pour lui déplaire.
    "Ca ne me dérangerait pas de revenir en France si je n'ai pas de proposition qui me convienne ailleurs. Mais pour l'heure, je me concentre sur West Ham, c'est un club que j'apprécie. (...) J'avais dit que je ne comptais pas revenir en France, mais il n'y a que les imbéciles qui ne changent pas d'avis. Oui, ça me plairait bien de retrouver la L1 !", a déclaré le joueur à nos confrères de France Football.

    Julien Faubert is coming back to ligue 1
     
  25. guignol

    guignol Moderator Staff Member

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    hallelujah! our prayers have been answered! it's jubilee!

    wipes away tears of joy.
     
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