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Stade de France, Saint-Denis - 10/09/08 20H45 - TF1

So, if we win that's all good and if we do anything else than a win Domenech is out. :D
 

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Is it best we lose then so Domenech stays? :D
 

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wonder what players he gonna use for putting us out of this shit (sorry for the word but it's an appropriated one i think)
 

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We don't win big games, the last time we beat a leading nation in a competitive game was Spain in 1990 and that was as part of Yugoslavia.
 

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We are not a leading nation, or at least we don't scare anyone anymore. The last time Austria won against France was 38 years ago. So there is still hope. :D Or at least a draw, our media will do the work left, like how they are doing at the moment.

Abidal should come back in the squad. Dunno if Mexes will be kicked out.
 

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Abidal doesn't really impress me and I know when Mexes played against Zigic a couple of seasons back he couldn't handle him at all. Was completely outmuscled.

I still think you have a very good side and on paper, at home should still be favourites against us. We are a side that's changed our manager only 2 weeks ago, have a lot of new players coming into the side and are without a top class striker who is guaranteed to score goals.

I am hopeful we can get a good result but you shouldn't be too pessimistic. If i was to put a bet on it would be on a 1-1 draw.

A lot of Serbian fans are said to be making the trip from all around Europe, not sure how many but a good few thousand at least should be there. Hopefully there is a good atmosphere in the stadium and we can get something positive and Domenech can get fired.
 

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The stadium shouldn't be full, apparently. Only 45 000 expected and the third ring (the highest in the stand) should be closed. L'Equipe says they expected Domenech to be booed on wednesday.:D

I think i am exagerating a bit about a level, but Austria has put a finger exactly on our weaknesses and it worked really well : Our inability to defend on set pieces and the fact that we are unable to play a team which defend deep. Domenech promised some changes but what we got so far is a shaky defense.
 

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Set pieces we are likely to be strong if the delivery is good. With guys like Zigic, Vidic and Jankovic we can be very very dangerous.

We don't seem to play with the same tempo that other sides do, this might change with Antic but I'm not sure. I just hope Sulejmani (Ajax's record signing) gets a shot to prove what he can do.

If there really is on 45,000 then with a strong support from our fans it might feel a bit more like a home game for us. This is probably our best chance to beat you so I hope we take it but I will remain reserved for now. I don't know what to expect from us really.

What's Domenech's problem with Trezeguet btw? Why does he call up the likes of Cisse and Anelka ahead of a proven goalscorer?
 

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Trez doesn't fit the system and I agree with Domenech on that...

Other than that, Deschamps hour has come.
 

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Trez doesn't fit the system and I agree with Domenech on that...

Other than that, Deschamps hour has come.
You don't have to fit trez in a system, you have to make a system for trez, he's that good (like juve is doing). Same for Henry, but he's not great lately so trez is the best french striker nowadays.

Deschamps even if he's very overrated as a coach. Could do a juve like system with trez as a striker, so it would work better than dumbenech "tactics"
 

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Trez is past, like any other strikers above or around 30; Henry included.

Future are Benzema, Ben Arfa and Nasri : The system must be built around them NOW.
 

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Trez is past, like any other strikers above or around 30; Henry included.

Future are Benzema, Ben Arfa and Nasri : The system must be built around them NOW.
comon nasri is horrible, I can't believe he play for france

but benzema is great

anyway even at 40 trez will score goals, his game doesnt age whereas henry is finished in 1-2 years
 

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The team according to L'Equipe :

Code:
[CENTER]Mandanda 

Sagna Gallas [B]Abidal[/B][B] Clichy[/B]

Toulalan L.Diarra

Govou   [B]Gourcuff [/B]

 Henry  Benzema[/CENTER]
Your qualifying chance are already in jeopardy and he tries Gourcuff as starter.:wth: Hope L'Equipe is wrong.
 
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