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Thread: France - Ligue 1 - Season 2013/14

  1. #21
    Apparently the footballers in France are to go on strike in opposition to Francios Hollandes supertax. I wonder what the French public think of this move.

    I'm pretty sure that the U.K press would be really confused about who to support if the same thing happened over here. They are just as much against Woking-class kids becoming rich footballers as they are against any slightly left on centre politicians.

  2. #22
    You can't blame the footballers really when that Socialist President is introducing a 75% tax rate for the super rich.

    Its a crazy idea and has already resulted in many of France's top young businessmen leaving and coming to live in London.

    This is what happens when the left come into power and they end up destroying the economy like Labour did in the UK.

  3. #23
    How are teams like Bordeaux, that are refinancing ever going to compete with PSG or Monaco to buy in big name players? if this goes ahead French football as a whole will suffer.

  4. #24
    Fri 25/10/13 Nantes 0 - 1 Lille
    Sat 26/10/13 Olympique Mars… 2 - 3 Reims
    Sat 26/10/13 Bastia 1 - 0 Nice
    Sat 26/10/13 Guingamp 2 - 1 Ajaccio
    Sat 26/10/13 Lorient 2 - 1 Sochaux
    Sat 26/10/13 Toulouse 0 - 5 Rennes
    Sat 26/10/13 Valenciennes 0 - 1 Evian TG
    Sun 27/10/13 Bordeaux 2 - 0 Montpellier
    Sun 27/10/13 Monaco 2 - 1 Olympique Lyonnais
    Sun 27/10/13 Saint-Étienne 2 - 2 PSG


    1 PSG 11 7 4 0 20 7 +13 25 D W W W W
    2 Monaco 11 7 4 0 20 8 +12 25 W D W D W
    3 Lille 11 7 2 2 13 4 +9 23 W W W D W
    4 Nantes 11 6 1 4 15 9 +6 19 L W W W W
    5 Guingamp 11 5 2 4 16 12 +4 17 W W W L W
    6 Olympique Mars… 11 5 2 4 15 11 +4 17 L L L W W
    7 Saint-Étienne 11 5 2 4 17 15 +2 17 D W L D L
    8 Nice 11 5 2 4 12 11 +1 17 L W L W L
    9 Rennes 11 4 4 3 15 11 +4 16 W D L L D
    10 Reims 11 3 6 2 11 10 +1 15 W L D D D
    11 Bastia 11 4 3 4 12 15 -3 15 W L W D L
    12 Toulouse 11 4 3 4 9 16 -7 15 L W W L W
    13 Bordeaux 11 3 5 3 14 13 +1 14 W D W D D
    14 Olympique Lyonnais 11 3 3 5 15 15 +0 12 L D L D L
    15 Montpellier 11 2 6 3 14 15 -1 12 L L W D D
    16 Evian TG 11 3 3 5 12 19 -7 12 W L L D L
    17 Lorient 11 3 1 7 11 19 -8 10 W L L L L
    18 Ajaccio 11 1 4 6 7 15 -8 7 L L L D W
    19 Sochaux 11 1 3 7 10 22 -12 6 L D L W L
    20 Valenciennes 11 1 2 8 7 18 -11 5 L D D L L

    PSG were held to a 2-2 draw at Saint-Étienne on Sunday giving Monaco the chance to draw level after beating Lyon 2-1.

  5. #25

    Re: Bordeaux supporters UK

    Quote Originally Posted by AllezBordeaux
    Are there any Bordeaux supporters any where in the UK, particulary Northern Ireland?
    Welcome to the forum AB.
    I don't think we have any Bordeaux fans on here at the moment but your still very welcome to stick around.
    Maybe you would like to help me keep this French topic up to date and try and encourage some other Ligue 1 fans to join us?

    We have a player at my team West Ham called Alou Diarra who we signed from Bordeaux and hoped for big things but he keeps getting injured.

  6. #26
    I am not a big internet user, but I will try to help. Can not understand why Ligue 1 does not have a bigger support in UK, BT sport and ESPN show regular matches. If there is anyone out there who has just started getting BT sport and has watched any Ligue 1 matches, I am sure they would like to get more interested in this league, and maybe pick a team to support for interest; I would highly recommend Bordeaux.

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by Hams
    You can't blame the footballers really when that Socialist President is introducing a 75% tax rate for the super rich.

    Its a crazy idea and has already resulted in many of France's top young businessmen leaving and coming to live in London.

    This is what happens when the left come into power and they end up destroying the economy like Labour did in the UK.
    The last Labour government could not be described 'left' by any stretch of the imagination and it was the recession that did the damage to the UK economy, it was a worldwide recession and practically every country in the world was affected whether left or right-wing. You can certainly put blame at Labours feet but it would be highly unlikely the Tories would have managed any better.

    I am sure that this will lead to an exodus of the top talent in France, if they can get a job abroad to avoid all this then they will.

  8. #28
    For the same final salary, a player will cost a French club 33% more in taxes than he would in Germany, England, Spain or Italy, this means French clubs will have to pay more for top players, any good French players will leave France, and French football will suffer. This narrow minded policy to make a quick buck will backfire as French football generates huge amounts of money for the governments pockets, through tv rights, gate receipts etc 25000 jobs are supported by professional football in France, these jobs may be endangered.
    The twenty Ligue 1 clubs posted total losses of 108 million Euros at the end of the 2011/2012 season. In a free market where players are free to ply their trade anywhere in Europe, in order for French clubs to compete they cannot afford to drastically reduce the salaries they offer. The accumulated losses for the last three seasons are somewhere around 303 million Euros.

  9. #29
    Fri 01/11/13 PSG 4 - 0 Lorient

    Sat 02/11/13 Rennes 16 : 00 Olympique Mars…
    Sat 02/11/13 Ajaccio 19 : 00 Valenciennes
    Sat 02/11/13 Evian TG 19 : 00 Toulouse
    Sat 02/11/13 Olympique Lyonnais 19 : 00 Guingamp
    Sat 02/11/13 Reims 19 : 00 Bastia
    Sat 02/11/13 Sochaux 19 : 00 Saint-Étienne

    Sun 03/11/13 Nice 13 : 00 Bordeaux
    Sun 03/11/13 Montpellier 16 : 00 Nantes
    Sun 03/11/13 Lille 20 : 00 Monaco

    Should be a good game on Sunday night between Lille and Monaco
    Any predictions?

  10. #30
    I predict a Monaco win, will be watching the game.

    Brilliant win for Bordeaux at Nice today, 1-2. Brings to an end an unbeaten home record for Nice, Bordeaux starting to play well. Well done to my favourite ex Bordeaux player Yohan Gouffran for his goal for Newcastle against Chelsea.

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