Marseille continue their activity in the transfer window with the acquisition of CFR Cluj winger Modou Sougou. I honestly have never heard of him as my knowledge of Romanian football ends with Mutu and Nicolita. We are looking at a transfer fee of around 3 million Euros for the Senegalese winger. Certainly goals haven’t comes easy for us our paltry goal differential speaks to that. Whether or not Sougou can adapt to our league is yet to be seen, at least he wont have any hurdles with the French language. Far from a big name to replace Remy (assuming this is meant to be his replacement) lets hope Sougou can put some smiles on the faces of the fans!
Queens Park Rangers snatches up another one of our guys with the departure of Loic Remy. Back When QPR had signed Mbia in August it really didn’t bother me to be honest. I was always neutral to him and ironically its funny that he wound up there when years ago he rejected a move to Everton because they weren’t a big enough club. Well that small club currently sits in fifth place where as QPR is dead last in the league. For whatever reason Remy has decided to join Mbia though I cant imagine why. Supposedly it isn’t for the money but for the challenge of keeping the team up. Read the rest of this entry »
Marseille begin things in the transfer window with the signing of Valenciennes midfielder Foued Kadir. By no means breaking the bank Kadir comes to the Velodrome on a three and a half year contract for a reported 550.000 € price tag. A proven Algerian international his official debut for the club will be postponed as he will be partaking in this years African Cup of Nations. Regardless I hope Kadir integrates will with our squad and adds some much needed depth for our midfield. I would urge you guys to check out his first official interview on OM’s home page to learn a little more about Kadir and his ambitions with the club!
Where the hell have I been? Lets just say the recent storm that hit New York City and it’s surrounding areas was not kind to me. That being said in my absence we have seen Marseille capitalize domestically and see heartbreak on the European stage. Sounds all to familiar I was able to see the Monchengladbach match and that late goal hurt almost as bad as the one Arsenal got during their visit to the Velodrome last year. It’s now really a must win situation when Fenerbahce visits on the 22nd as I just done see AEL getting the upset especially in the role as the visiting team! Lets however get into our little southern derby with coastal neighbors OGC Nice. Read the rest of this entry »
International duty is finally over hooray! But before we can get back to business lets take a quick look on how are internationals did on the world stage shall we? Read the rest of this entry »
With Valencienne still fresh in the minds of OM fans, many wondered just how the team would respond to their upcoming Europa league match. Let alone the ever increasing media buzz due to Le Classico. Should Marseille fail at the Velodrome just days before its biggest match well cue all the pundits predicting doom and gloom. Coming into the match I’d be lying if I told you I knew anything about AEL besides the fact they come from Cyprus. APOEL they are not but their league is certainly on the up and up making a name for itself throughout Europe. To welcome our Cypriot guests Baup went ultra experimental marking the debut of two new starlets in Lucas Mendes and Baptiste Aloé. Initially looking at the lineup of present I had my doubts, as Baup playing for a draw? Putting the competition aside with the real prize being Paris? No he gambled and boy did it pay off! Read the rest of this entry »
Making the move from our beloved Ligue 1 to England is certainly in the minds and hearts of many players much to the dismay of us fans. While I think our days as a feeder club are long behind us, I’m still surprised at some of the transfer headlines I see in the league. Promising Ligue 1 players signing up for mediocrity or as Jose Anigo said it “I see 20-year-olds who haven’t even made it in France leave the country for English clubs. You see someone like Stephane Sessegnon sign for Sunderland, even though the level at Paris Saint-Germain is much better.” Read the rest of this entry »
Another week another game where OM puts its 100% record on the line as our storied start to the season shows no sign of slowing down. Well to be honest this could have been the week that put a blotch on our record, certainly the long trip to Istanbul and hard fought draw would have some sort of implication on Sundays match right? Certainly OM are now making headlines as the team has gone above and beyond to preserve its unbeaten record. In fact to find a Ligue 1 side that won their first five fixtures, you’d need to look back to Bordeaux in the 1998-99 season. Yes they won they league and oh that’s right Elie Baup was also their coach as well. Want to go back even further the last team to win their first six matches in a row was Monaco and they did that back in 1960-61 season, and naturally they won the league as well. There is one teensy tiny glaring issue though during those seasons PSG did not exists in 1960, and in 1998 they were downright horrible. Point being it may take a record seven or eight wins in a row before we even mention that “C” word. Read the rest of this entry »
The pursuit for perfect continues for Marseille as we bagged another win against Nancy making it five in a row. In fact OM made history as the club has never had a season in which they won their first five matches! As has been the theme for our season thus far, nearly everyone on the pitch pulled their weight albeit a few hiccups along the way. Read the rest of this entry »