Ligue 1 2020-2021

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Forgot Renato Sanches was at Lille. How has he been playing?
Really impressive this year. Definitely building a solid career for himself in France after his Bayern and Swansea experiences.
 

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22 Apps(1189min) 1 goal 2 assists
Yeah he's a midfielder, goals and assists aren't exactly the metrics to judge them on

But as i said, afaik. I might very well be wrong
 

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I have no idea who the Lille manager is, but this is such a great achievement and surely a bigger club will snap him up very soon?
 

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Delighted with Brest staying up! Very stressful in the end as we were in that playoff position for a while there, but thank you to Montpellier for getting that goal! (They will also seemingly take Dall'Oglio take from us this year so they look forward to never defending again. :lol:)

Delighted for Lille too as it means PSG miss out. Would have loved for Brest to take something off PSG to help ourselves and deny them, but I'll take what I got!
 

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I have no idea who the Lille manager is, but this is such a great achievement and surely a bigger club will snap him up very soon?
Seems poised to join Nice according to the French media.
 

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I have no idea who the Lille manager is, but this is such a great achievement and surely a bigger club will snap him up very soon?
Apparently, he's off the 9th place Nice. :houllier:
 

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I have no idea who the Lille manager is, but this is such a great achievement and surely a bigger club will snap him up very soon?
He is supposed to join Nice or Lyon.
 

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Who's on BT co-comms for the Lille game with Jonathan Pearce?

Seems to be talking more sense than most of the no-marks they wheel out for the PL games.
Ah, cheers. Way off the age profile they'll be wanting to go for with the main coverage then I suppose. Probably only considered to be qualified for doing this for spending 5 minutes in Bordeaux in the late 80s. :lol:
Clive Allen's also done a bunch of co-commentary for Serie A, and he's been quite decent compared to your typical Premier League co-commentators. He's generally clued up on European football.
 

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They have more money and are building a more stable project. Galthier is not going to be targetted by fancy clubs, he has been around for a long time and his football is terrible, it gets results in the league with a certain type of player but as you can see in Europe his teams are destroyed by even average continental teams.
 

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Amazing achievement by Lille. Congratulations to them!

I wonder how this PSG fiasco is going to be received in Doha? One thing is for them to lose in the CL, but losing in a league where their budget absolute dwarfs everyone else's is pretty embarrassing.
 

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Clive Allen's also done a bunch of co-commentary for Serie A, and he's been quite decent compared to your typical Premier League co-commentators. He's generally clued up on European football.
Yeah, I thought he was pretty good to be fair. Certainly seemed a bit more thoughtful than the shite that comes out of Keown/Savage/Jenas etc. Shame they're very unlikely to have him anywhere near the main coverage.
 

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They have more money and are building a more stable project. Galthier is not going to be targetted by fancy clubs, he has been around for a long time and his football is terrible, it gets results in the league with a certain type of player but as you can see in Europe his teams are destroyed by even average continental teams.
Sounds like the French Moyes
 

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Sounds like the French Moyes
In a way, though I would trust him to do it with every midsize club that he manages. He is a genuinely good coach but I think that he is limited and not made for top level.
 

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Really impressive this year. Definitely building a solid career for himself in France after his Bayern and Swansea experiences.
Nice to know. I hope he can continue to do well. Reckon he can crack a better league?
 

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Nice to know. I hope he can continue to do well. Reckon he can crack a better league?
I think he could, but not yet. I think he needs at least another season in Ligue 1, playing Champions League again will help too.

Probably needs to up his actual goals/assists numbers to truly get the attention of bigger clubs again.
 

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Congratulations Lille. To win Ligue 1 and beat PSG to the title when PSG are miles ahead of everyone else in every department on and off the pitch is nothing short of outstanding.
 

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PSG haven’t won as many leagues in a row as Lyon did. They’re dominant but not the most dominant French team ever.
 

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This is just outrageous to be fair rigth? I mean it's not an 'overall best XI', but a Team of the last Season.

How indeed Yilmaz and Botman arent in there is just crazy. Also Maignan for example.. Somehow they managed to not include any player from the Champions. Especially in defense it hard to defend these choices, with Lille having only lost 3 games and conceeded the least amount of goals..
 

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This is just outrageous to be fair rigth? I mean it's not an 'overall best XI', but a Team of the last Season.

How indeed Yilmaz and Botman arent in there is just crazy. Also Maignan for example.. Somehow they managed to not include any player from the Champions. Especially in defense it hard to defend these choices, with Lille having only lost 3 games and conceeded the least amount of goals..
There are two players from the champions, André and Mandava.
 

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Haha wow, somehow managed to just completely overlook that... #crawlsbackinhiding
It happens. :lol:

It's actually a fair team, maybe Botman instead of Kimpembe but it's close, same with Maignan and Navas.