The Countdown is now on….By: Magnusson | September 22nd, 2007
Just when you thought it was not possible for us to play worse then we have been doing since the beginning of the season, our players make a point on proving us wrong. Marseille has just lost 2-0 to Auxerre who was before this game the only team to be playing a poorer football than us this year.
Marseille, playing in brown (we thought we could play in our Argentina jerseys but they looked too much like the Auxerrois kits, so they lent us their brown and pink ones), and without Samir Nasri (who had a gastroenteritis even before the Besiktas game) nor Julien Rodriguez (suspended), played the first half like my sunday afternoon football game. After many chances missed by Kahlenberg, Maoulida and Niculae, the latter scoring twice in five minutes (19′ and 24′) and could have scored even more a minute later.
Ronald Zubar was so pissed with his own performance on the right side of our defense that he asked to be replaced after 30 minutes of playing, faking a head injury. The look Albert Emon gave him when he was going to the locker room talked more than any words.
I know I’ve said it before but Habib Beye who was the only real right-back we had (add this to the fact that he was the heart and soul of our team) should have never been tranfered. The biggest mistake we’ve made all season.
All in all, marseille played the first 25 minutes of the second half but that was not enough. Auxerre, with a more than questionnable defense resisted hard enough and Sorin remained unscored upon. The most worrying fact was that Albert Emon who was furious during the first half and couldn’t sit down, didn’t move from his bench in the second half and seemed resigned on quitting his job. Pape Diouf left the stands five minutes before the end of the game and was seen on the phone. Maybe he was talking with his wife about what he wanted for dinner tonight or maybe he was talking with one of the potential replacements of Albert Emon.
From a professional standpoint, if Pape Diouf wants to fire the coach, he needs to do it now. There’s 10 days before our next match, Marseille not playing the League Cup this turn around. Now let’s see what they are going to do. In all cases, the countdown is on for Albert Emon’s future. Let’s not forget our next game is against Liverpool at Anfield Road. We don”t need this but it is imminent.
Here are the two Auxerrois goals. There’s no offside on the first one.