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Established in 1899 Marseille is a club with a history of sublime players and ridiculous owners and scandals. It's a club with fans who famously once played the sound of goat recordings from the stands at the Velodrome in protest to the awful running of the club. The very same fans who once played the Benny Hill music whenever our players had the ball to denote how terrible they were. And yes, the same clubs fans who told Patrice Evra to fuck off for being a lazy donkey ... who promptly round house kicked one of our fans. 

This is Marseille. 

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To the goal! (That's right isn't it?)

I love Marseille, they're my favourite French club although I'll admit I don't follow Ligue 1 too much. For the reasons stated in the opening post they should be applauded, bunch of legends.

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14 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

To the goal! (That's right isn't it?)

I love Marseille, they're my favourite French club although I'll admit I don't follow Ligue 1 too much. For the reasons stated in the opening post they should be applauded, bunch of legends.

Straight to the goal, but close enough.

They're quite a cult club, its all about extremes in Marseille. We've had some incredibly gifted players, but they've usually thrown their toys out their prams when they felt they were bigger than the club. 

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7 hours ago, Danny said:

No Bordeaux though

Bordeaux of yesteryear, in particular their youth academy was something else. Nowadays, they’re a shadow of those times. 

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1 hour ago, Batard said:

Bordeaux of yesteryear, in particular their youth academy was something else. Nowadays, they’re a shadow of those times. 

I used to go to Bordeaux for holidays so they were always a team I had a soft spot for, never made it to the stadium mind. Tried one year and we got lost, spur of the moment trip. Before tom toms and iphones.

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7 hours ago, Danny said:

I used to go to Bordeaux for holidays so they were always a team I had a soft spot for, never made it to the stadium mind. Tried one year and we got lost, spur of the moment trip. Before tom toms and iphones.

Probably not the first time you've got lost whilst looking for a ball :ph34r:.

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7 hours ago, Cannabis said:

Probably not the first time you've got lost whilst looking for a ball :ph34r:.

Yeah it's in your mums mouth

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3 hours ago, Danny said:

Yeah it's in your mums mouth

Fucking hell cunt, you fed your cancer ball to Canna's mum? That is Tanksie granddad snorting level shite right there.

I'm in over my head with you cunts.

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8 hours ago, Blue said:

Miguel Trauco linked with Marseille

We’d been looking at him in the summer as well but nothing came of it. He’s also been linked with Bordeaux but given our problems at fullback I’d be hopeful he will sign for us. I know little of him apart from he’s seemingly well rated by Flamengo

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9 hours ago, Batard said:

We’d been looking at him in the summer as well but nothing came of it. He’s also been linked with Bordeaux but given our problems at fullback I’d be hopeful he will sign for us. I know little of him apart from he’s seemingly well rated by Flamengo

He's our second best player. His vision and technique are sublime. His main weakness is that at times he can be weak defensively, but get past that or catch him on his day and he is a top left back.

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Renato Tapia linked with Marseille. Given he has a huge potential, I feel this is only a small step up for him, so I'm not sure how I feel about this.

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Another good win yesterday, I didn’t get to the watch the game, my time is not my own at the moment waiting for baby to arrive. But I’m pleased with things greatly, it’s important we strengthen this month to push on for 2nd place. 

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23 hours ago, ...Dan said:

New striker unlikely according to Eyraud. @Batard are you happy with Germain and Mitroglu?

No. Not at all. There’s no pace there at all. An over reliance on mercurial midfielders who flip flop from show stealing performances to phoning it in. I’m particularly concerned that the teams average age seems to be getting older with each signing.

... But! In Strootman; what a quality signing. He’s too good for Ligue 1. But if he can stay fit, with his passing range, he offers something very different. 

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Marseille are looking at two Spain full-backs - Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, 32, and Liverpool's Alberto Moreno, 26 - as the French side look to strengthen their squad in January. (France Football - in French)

Bounedjah, Monreal, Moreno... Cinq idées de renforts pour le mercato hivernal de l'OM

Si Marseille reste en bonne position au classement en Ligue 1, le niveau de jeu de certains joueurs est très inquiétant... Dès cet hiver, des renforts pourraient arriver. FF.fr vous propose cinq noms à faible coût qui feraient probablement du bien à l'OM.

Baghdad Bounedjah

Son nom ne vous dit peut-être pas grand-chose mais Baghdad Bounedjah fait l'unanimité au Moyen-Orient avec son club d'Al Saad et en Algérie, et pourrait se révéler aux yeux de l'Europe dans les semaines à venir. Pour renforcer son attaque, Marseille serait bien inspiré de se pencher sur cet attaquant de 27 ans. À Al Sadd, ses statistiques sont exceptionnelles avec 28 buts en 14 matches cette saison. Depuis le début de l'année civile, les chiffres sont encore plus hallucinants avec 60 buts soit un ratio de plus d'1,5 buts par match. «Si une offre d'un club européen meilleur qu'Al Sadd me parvient alors je m'en irai, mais si c'est un club moyen qui me sollicite alors je resterai au Qatar», a-t-il expliqué au micro d'Al Kass il y a quelques jours. Selon nos informations, les dirigeants marseillais, alertés par son profil, se pencheraient déjà sur le dossier. Pour l'attirer, un transfert sec de 5 millions d'euros serait nécessaire mais un prêt serait également possible... avec une option d'achat obligatoire.

Arkadiusz Milik

L'attaquant polonais était déjà sur les tablettes de l'Olympique de Marseille il y a plusieurs mois. Avec treize matches et sept buts depuis le début de la saison, le buteur a déjà le même ratio que l'année dernière. Joueur puissant, très bon dans un rôle d'un pivot et doté d'une belle frappe de balle, Milik a les qualités indéniables pour réussir à Marseille. Sa valeur marchande reste élevée, et un prêt de six mois pourrait être une bonne option pour Marseille, d'autant que le joueur, pas tout le temps titulaire, pourrait chercher à se relancer loin de Naples. Mais cela impliquerait un départ de Germain ou Mitroglou pour ne pas surcharger l'effectif. 

Alberto Moreno

Son nom revient avec insistance depuis quelques semaines pour renforcer ce poste de latéral gauche, laissé à l'abandon. Pour sa cinquième saison à Liverpool, Alberto Moreno n'a plus de temps de jeu ou très peu, barré par la concurrence de Andrew Robertson. Pour le moment, il n'a joué que deux matches pour 155 minutes. En fin de contrat en juin 2019, l'international espagnol (4 sélections) pourrait se retrouver sur le marché des transferts dès cet hiver pour éviter de le voir partir libre cet été. Seulement âgé de 26 ans, le Red a encore un bel avenir devant lui. Pour L'Equipe, Andoni Zubizarreta a évoqué ce joueur qu'il connaît bien : «Normalement, ce n'est pas notre marché. Après, il peut y avoir des circonstances qui ouvrent des possibilités.» Affaire à suivre, d'autant que Séville serait également sur le coup selon L'Equipe.

Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala crève l'écran en Ligue 1, lui qui est actuellement le meilleur buteur du Championnat à égalité avec Mbappé avec 12 buts. Encore étincelant ce mercredi face à Marseille, l'Argentin pourrait de nouveau se retrouver sur les tablettes de certains clubs lors du mercato d'hiver. Mais pour recruter l'attaquant, Marseille serait dans l'obligation de mettre la main à la poche. En effet, le Daily Mail croit savoir que Nantes a fixé son prix de départ à 28 millions d'euros. Très à l'aise dans le jeu aérien, l'attaquant des Canaris a prouvé ses qualités dans la finition. Et c'est ce qu'il manque à l'OM depuis déjà trop longtemps...

Nacho Monreal

Sa situation n'est pas totalement claire du côté d'Arsenal. Le latéral espagnol semble avoir la confiance d'Unai Emery, en atteste son entrée en jeu samedi face à Huddersfield, alors qu'il était de retour de blessure. Seulement voilà, l'intéressé est en fin de contrat en juin prochain et la prolongation tarde. Les Gunners pourraient être obligés de vendre cet hiver pour ne pas le voir partir gratuit l'été prochain. Âgé de 32 ans, il peut apporter cette expérience supplémentaire à l'OM. Propre dans le domaine défensif, il sait apporter ce petit plus offensif lorsque l'équipe en a besoin et peut également dépanner dans l'axe. Une recrue idéale surtout si Marseille continuer à jouer avec sa défense à trois, Monreal ayant très souvent joué axe gauche dans ce système avec Arsenal.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/gossip

https://www.francefootball.fr/news/Bounedjah-monreal-moreno-cinq-idees-de-renforts-pour-le-mercato-hivernal-de-l-om/966648

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1 hour ago, CaaC - John said:

Marseille are looking at two Spain full-backs - Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, 32, and Liverpool's Alberto Moreno, 26 - as the French side look to strengthen their squad in January. (France Football - in French)

 

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Stuck it in here as there's links to more than 1 player.

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3 minutes ago, Stan said:

Stuck it in here as there's links to more than 1 player.

Cheers boss :ay: :hh:

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Can't afford that sort of money xD

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Finally got access to BeIN TV, which has the rights to La Liga and....you guessed it....LIGUE 1. 

Love this league so I was a bit gutted when BeIN and ATT parted ways, thus leaving me in the dark. 

Tomorrow we'll be my first match back in the league. 

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It’s official. Defensively I have no faith he’s an improvement. Offensively, it should be at least entertaining

 

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I'm surprised by this. He's been out of football for a while now and he's never really demonstrated that he's "still got it" after he left Porto tbh.

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Thauvin being linked to us amidst rumours that Marseille need to sell.

Any truth? @Batard

His numbers seriously excite me.

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If true - Marseille would be crushed, he seems like their backbone and their best player. No doubt he has a very punchable face, but he's the best talent on that team. 

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We absolutely have to sell. Preferably Strootman and Payet given their absurd wages. But Thauvin is the most sellable asset. However, he's prone to home sickness and he's going to be expensive - especially now he's broken into the France squad finally. It's a gamble 

If you are going to buy him, play him on the right or centrally, that's where he does the most damage cutting in on his left. It's his pace that makes him look more than a one trick pony in Ligue 1, but in England the level of defending will be up a notch. Honestly think he's better off sitting tight, it's a comfortable level for him 

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7 hours ago, Batard said:

We absolutely have to sell. Preferably Strootman and Payet given their absurd wages. But Thauvin is the most sellable asset. However, he's prone to home sickness and he's going to be expensive - especially now he's broken into the France squad finally. It's a gamble 

If you are going to buy him, play him on the right or centrally, that's where he does the most damage cutting in on his left. It's his pace that makes him look more than a one trick pony in Ligue 1, but in England the level of defending will be up a notch. Honestly think he's better off sitting tight, it's a comfortable level for him 

What are your plans if you sell Thauvin & Payet? 

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2 hours ago, Eco said:

What are your plans if you sell Thauvin & Payet? 

I've long accepted the apathy of being a Marseille supporter. So I plan to continue to scowl xD

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Accrington 2-0 Marseille xD know friendlies mean shit all really but that is funny.

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