yeah i think french players come to england because of the entertainment of the game, the incredible crowds and atmosphere and ... high wages. but i think they still have that kind of feeling of superiority towards english players and they think they will be starters in any club they'll go to. english clubs are generally very enthusiastic and keen on players when they want to engage them and that reinsure french players into this feeling of arriving as a king. furthermore french players, and particularly youngsters, only know about arsenal, manutd, liverpool and chelsea. the rest seems crap to them and they consider clubs like say west ham, newcastle (sorry) or tottenham only as a first step (but that shouldn't last too long...) to an important club which is able to qualify for the CL or a potentially champion.
it could be an explanation of such unrespectful behaviors. i'm a bit surprised by franck dumas, but i'm not from robert, domi or ginola. these guys are simply egomaniacs! robert is particularly stupid. just hear him talk and make a sentence, you will understand the whole guy... but i think it's the whole problem of the new generation of players who don't respect the experienced ones, want to be starters and doesn't accept to be subs and that have to improve. they simply want everything right now!
back to sakiri
, i think he's currently our best player, i mean offensively. we have also hristov, former barnsley striker, and the rising pandev from Inter Milan. you probably don't know him yet cause he plays for Inter's B team (with another macedonian of the same age stojkov) but he's a great prospect. he's only 19.
we have also good ones in defense like sedloski (dinamo zagreb), igor mitreski (spartak moscow) and vasoski (vardar skopje) who really became famous in macedonia since that game against ... england. he was in charge of beckham on the left wing... i guess beck still remember that night very very well
in midfield, popov, aleks mitreski, trajanov (the 2nd scorer against england) are very good too.
but i'll stop there cause i may become a bit chauvinistic.
btw, it's very cool that you come here and show interest to us. we're still a small team though we have some good potential.