French Exit From World Cup - its England's Fault - allegedly

spen666
spen666 Posts: 17,709
edited June 2010 in Commuting chat
so the French apparently say
Sulking French blame England for their World Cup exit
Peter Allen, in Paris
23.06.10

A culture of greed and egotism imported from the Premier League was today blamed by French politicians and public for their team's disastrous performance in the World Cup.

As the shamed Les Bleus flew home from South Africa — reportedly in second class — amid an outbreak of national handwringing, the country found a convenient scapegoat on the other side of the Channel, where many stars such as Nicolas Anelka and William Gallas play.

“It's all about individualism, egotism, and everyone for themselves,” said Socialist Party spokesman Jerome Cahuzac, adding: “All that really matters is the size of the cheque.”

As the French media dubbed the players “a bunch of seven-year-olds”, Jean-Pierre Escalettes, president of the French Football Federation, said the “disaster” had brought “shame” on the country. The government promised an inquiry.

Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut called the players products of a “scum” generation, more interested in starting riots on housing estates than integrating into French society.

Chelsea's Anelka, Manchester United's Patrice Evra and Arsenal's Gallas, together with former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, were said to have led a revolt against eccentric outgoing coach Raymond Domenech.

After one draw and one loss in their group games, the 2-1 defeat to South Africa last night put them out of the tournament. The team refused to train on Sunday after Anelka was sent home following a row with Domenech.
Evening Standard

no doubt there will be calls for the government to apologise to the French and pay compensation to them for this
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  • suzyb
    suzyb Posts: 3,449
  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    suzyb wrote:
    :lol::lol:

    +1

    :lol::lol:

    That's hilarious.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,786
    Too subtle Spen

    You'll not land the big fish with that post.
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    I am interested in the details of the enquiry that the president is promising....

    Point 1 - france played poorly.
    Point 2 - france got put out.
    Point 3 - better get practicing for next time!

    there i saved them the bother....i accept cash in the post.

    :D
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  • notsoblue
    notsoblue Posts: 5,756
    Too subtle Spen

    You'll not land the big fish with that post.

    +1 lol :)
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Too subtle Spen

    You'll not land the big fish with that post.

    i'm not fishing, merely posting the incredible stories on the web
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  • notsoblue
    notsoblue Posts: 5,756
    spen666 wrote:
    Too subtle Spen

    You'll not land the big fish with that post.

    i'm not fishing, merely posting the incredible stories on the web

    Heres another incredible story:
    http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2 ... dian-ocean

    And hey, look, no xenophobia!
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,786
    edited June 2010
    spen666 wrote:
    Too subtle Spen

    You'll not land the big fish with that post.

    i'm not fishing, merely posting the incredible stories on the web


    Off course you are.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alain_Finkielkraut

    Philosopher Alain Finkielkraut called the players products of a “scum” generation, more interested in starting riots on housing estates than integrating into French society.

    Chelsea's Anelka, Manchester United's Patrice Evra and Arsenal's Gallas, together with former Arsenal star Thierry Henry, were said to have led a revolt against eccentric outgoing coach Raymond Domenech.
    “New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!
  • rhext
    rhext Posts: 1,639
    I, for one, would be proud to think that England was to blame for the French exit from the World Cup.
  • Agent57
    Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    rhext wrote:
    I, for one, would be proud to think that England was to blame for the French exit from the World Cup.

    :D They shouldn't have been there in the first place. Bloody cheating Henry.
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  • Splottboy
    Splottboy Posts: 3,695
    Yeah, go on, rub it in...

    I had France in the draw in work.
    Got me hopes up too, others thought I was in for the £60 top prize.

    Sacre Bleu! Wot iz zee probleeem wiz zis teeeeemmm.
    OOHH LA LA !!!

    Two whole Englsih pounds down the drain. They can bloody hop it !

    Francs a lot guys...( Did you see what I did there?! )
  • Headhuunter
    Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Dammit. I had France in the work sweepstake. Putain.
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  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 57,715
    If the soap dodgers start annoying you, just point them to this handy website thst sums up their nation's military achievements through the ages :) Bit like the footy really...
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html
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  • Agent57
    Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    If the soap dodgers start annoying you, just point them to this handy website thst sums up their nation's military achievements through the ages :) Bit like the footy really...
    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html

    Or this one:

    http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/victories.html
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  • clanton
    clanton Posts: 1,289
    The irony is that many were blaming England's poor performance on too many foreign players in the Premiership.
  • beegee
    beegee Posts: 160
    Try typing in 'french military victories' in the google search box and click 'I'm feeling lucky'. Makes me laugh.
  • CanalRider
    CanalRider Posts: 194
    We watched the England - Algeria debacle in a bar in Cherbourg. The only people more miserable were the French. I think they longed to take the piss but couldn't.
    --
    Saw a sign on a restaurant that said Breakfast, any time -- so I ordered French Toast in the Renaissance.
  • rhext
    rhext Posts: 1,639
    clanton wrote:
    The irony is that many were blaming England's poor performance on too many foreign players in the Premiership.

    I thought that the reason for England's poor performance was the foreign players in the opposition teams!
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    rhext wrote:
    clanton wrote:
    The irony is that many were blaming England's poor performance on too many foreign players in the Premiership.

    I thought that the reason for England's poor performance was the foreign players in the opposition teams!
    I thought the reason for England's poor performances was the English players in the team
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  • rhext
    rhext Posts: 1,639
    spen666 wrote:
    rhext wrote:
    clanton wrote:
    The irony is that many were blaming England's poor performance on too many foreign players in the Premiership.

    I thought that the reason for England's poor performance was the foreign players in the opposition teams!
    I thought the reason for England's poor performances was the English players in the team

    I was trying to be kind. It must be terrible, given that everyone keeps telling them they're the best in the universe, to find out that actually they're really quite ordinary. And only earning £50K a week must be small compensation for the mental agony that must cause. I didn't want to add to their pain!
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    rhext wrote:
    spen666 wrote:
    rhext wrote:
    clanton wrote:
    The irony is that many were blaming England's poor performance on too many foreign players in the Premiership.

    I thought that the reason for England's poor performance was the foreign players in the opposition teams!
    I thought the reason for England's poor performances was the English players in the team

    I was trying to be kind. It must be terrible, given that everyone keeps telling them they're the best in the universe, to find out that actually they're really quite ordinary. And only earning £50K a week must be small compensation for the mental agony that must cause. I didn't want to add to their pain!


    £50k per week? Have the luvies taken a massive pay cut?

    Anyway after yesterday's world beating performance to destry the mighty Slovenia, its clear to me that the squad are all World beaters and are going to win the world cup easily
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  • Eau Rouge
    Eau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    Hang on...
    Isn't this greed and egotism the exact same thing people have been accusing an under performing English national team of for the past decade too?

    They are too rich, and pampered and selfish to play, they don't have any passion etc etc
  • spen666
    spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Eau Rouge wrote:
    Hang on...
    Isn't this greed and egotism the exact same thing people have been accusing an under performing English national team of for the past decade too?

    They are too rich, and pampered and selfish to play, they don't have any passion etc etc
    They were clearly wrong, those skillful brave young men are world beaters and are going to win the world cup for us. They deserve every penny they get and more. They should all be made life peers immediately
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  • Eau Rouge
    Eau Rouge Posts: 1,118
    spen666 wrote:
    They were clearly wrong, those skillful brave young men are world beaters and are going to win the world cup for us. They deserve every penny they get and more. They should all be made life peers immediately

    ...except for Heskey
  • Agent57
    Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    What? Heskey's the one most deserving! The clue's in the name. He's key. O_o
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  • Jay dubbleU
    Jay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    Agincourt - well someone had to say it - its all down to those Frenchies suppressing their peasants and not allowing them to practice archery on Sundays