18 October 2005

week 11 of ligue 1

marseille v psg
all kinds of craziness on the south coast for the biggest rivalry in france. accusations of 'chemical warfare' being waged on psg before the game even begins (complaints of an overpowering smell of ammonia) and of marseille officals insulting the psg players add spice to an already heated affair. oh! and look at that, barthez is back, ready with his usual madness.... at least there was only one psg player who said he deliberately tried to injure him.
did anyone else notice that the teams came out to van halen's jump? and we have a new skunk boy! marseille's number 22, samir nasri, has the same haircut but not the same stark colour contrast....... yet.
a former psg boy scores the one and only goal to win this game for marseille for the first time in 3 years against the capital club.

great game, great atmosphere, even if the home fans were a bit naughty by raining down objects onto rothen every time he takes a corner. it must be that terrible blond hairstyle they object to so much.

lyon v ajaccio
my little corsicans were robbed!! robbed i tell ya!! there was that first goal that fred scored where the assistant ref had raised his offside flag, but the ref decided to give it to lyon anyway. there was all the little kicks and fouls that lyon were allowed to get away with (ok, they got a few yellow cards but come on! they were kicking the crap out of the corsicans!). and then there was the winner that ajaccio scored, after coming back TWICE, and were fouled in the box but still the goal doesn't count because of an accidental hand ball in the box when the attacker was pushed down by all the lyon bullies.
*grumbles* stupid league leaders. i will concede that juninho had his usual lovely freekick goal.

nantes v st. etienne
a nice chip from the nantes boy over the usually fantastic (and fantastically weird) st. etienne keeper janot. i will praise him even with that idiotic tattoo on the back of his head. oh and nantes got lucky as they had a handball/penalty not called against them. at least they are one place ahead of ajaccio in the table (15th).

auxerre v troyes
luyindula had a nice nice goal and he is a cutie... and he used to have terrible hair but got a nice trim. he should really call drogba and give him a heads up. my cutie pieroni doesn't get to come off the bench until the very end of the game. *sigh*
but i do find another monster on the pitch: check out the medusa wannabe #29 sajma. you'll see what i mean when you see the snakes in his hair.


jtgulls said...

There's only one Skunk Boy!

Nikki from the Treble said...

no one will every truly replace skunk boy in our hearts JT, i promise.

Elisa said...

Skunk Boy is on a roll at Stuttgart. I also saw him play with his National team. Doing all the free kicks, etc. He kicks *ss.

Elisa said...

St. Etienne - I really like the look of this team. They had a great game against Marseille this week. So solid in the back - from gk to defenders.

Ligue 1 is very exciting this year. It's all about the march for 2nd and 3rd.

PSG keeps plodding away. I am so happy and impressed with them. Thank God Letizi is back in goal! I just love that little french kazoo that the fans play before, during and after all the songs.

Then you have Bordeaux and Lens - the Jeckle and Hyde teams. Don't know which will turn but boy they know how to draw.

I am really impressed with the new kids - LeMans and Nancy. Great attacking football.