French Football & Ligue 1 “Bullet-point” news for Dec 7th, 2010

  • Cris to play his 50th Champions League match today.
  • Lorient FC Loïc Féry calls Lille coach Rudi Garcia as “lacking class and respect” and Yoann Cabaye “disrespectful”.
  • Ludivoc Guily says he wants to play next year, but lofty salary might see him play elsewhere.
  • Johann Carrasso to get a few starts under his belt as Nicolas Douchez undergoes surgery.
  • American investment group in line to buy Nice.
  • Michel Platini calls French World Cup mutineers “idiots”.
  • Didier Drogba happy to return to Stade Velodrome for CL match, as talk of a return to OM next year continues.
  • Rod Fanni expected to make a decision “within 48 hours” on either a move to Liverpool or Marseille.
  • Mathieu Berson expected to make move to Ligue 2 club Vannes.
  • Marseille continue to be without Gignac, who will miss the CL match against Chelsea.
  • In addition to Eden Hazard, Real Madris supposedly interested in Yann M’Vila.
  • Jeremy Toulalan will be back for Toulouse in their match against Tel Aviv.

Sarcastic News of the Day

  • After continued negotiations, Leeds United looking to move up The Championship table with the signing of Eden Hazard with a transfer fee of $25 and an autographed jersey of Kasper Schmeichel to Lille. In addition, Hazard was said to be bowing in front of a golden statue of Elland Road saying “playing in England has always been of dream of mine and every French player, even though I am Belgian.”
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