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From the BBC Website:

Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier has been awarded the Legion d'Honneur - one of France's top civil awards.
The 54-year-old - who guided the English side to three trophies last season, the FA Cup, the Worthington Cup and the Uefa Cup - has recently recovered from heart surgery.

His return to the helm at Anfield has seen Liverpool move to second in the Premiership table and win themselves a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

He has largely been credited with laying the foundations for the national team's dominance of world football following the establishment of the French academy system.

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Players that came through the system helped France win the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000.

They are also among the favourites for this year's World Cup in Korea and Japan.

Houllier was also seconds from taking France to the 1994 World Cup before losing to Bulgaria at the Parc des Princes.

Houllier, a former English teacher, was coach at Lens and Paris Saint-Germain.

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Fantastic news, isn't it. But what a pity is that Ged is recognised in his own country more then in England. Apparently he still hasn't done enough to merit the title 'Sir' :rolleyes:, but this shouldn't prevent us from calling him that way now that he got the French equilavent of the title Sir. Congrats Ged:)
 

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All due respect Raanan, Houllier will not attain a title such as sir for a good 10 years from now, and that will only happen if the good times continue to roll at Liverpool throughout that reign.
You do not become a knight of the British empire for 1 or 2 seasons work.
 

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Now Houllier is saying that unless the Polish federation insure Dudek for millions he will take it to court whether or not Dudek is allowed to play for the Polish NT. FUC* YOU HOULLIER YOU [email protected]!!
 

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Barlinek said:
Now Houllier is saying that unless the Polish federation insure Dudek for millions he will take it to court whether or not Dudek is allowed to play for the Polish NT. FUC* YOU HOULLIER YOU [email protected]!!
Barlinek, calm down. There is no need for you to use this kind of language.:)

paw;)
 

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RazorUK said:
All due respect Raanan, Houllier will not attain a title such as sir for a good 10 years from now, and that will only happen if the good times continue to roll at Liverpool throughout that reign.
You do not become a knight of the British empire for 1 or 2 seasons work.
he wouldn't be entitled to be called 'Sir' anyway. Its a British award. He'll have to make do with 'monsieur' or 'oi scouser'....;)
 
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he wouldn't be entitled to be called 'Sir' anyway. Its a British award. He'll have to make do with 'monsieur' or 'oi scouser'....;)
look whos talking have paisley and shanks got knighthoods?

why not paisley is the greatest manager in british football history.

The honours are biased to mancs.

F*ck Knighthoods!

GH is the king in our books!
 

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This thread has been pretty harmless yet it attracted unwanted attention like these. Kindy clean up your language, pls.

Any continuation of this will render this thread closed.

paw;)
 

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sir or no sir! he is the best at the moment! and i don't think its that important!

those liars like "sir" alex is full of craps anyway!

said he goner retired but did not eventually!

s.ucker!
 

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Barlinek, calm down. There is no need for you to use this kind of language.:)

paw;)
My apologies for the language.:)

However, this **** thinks he can mess with Poland's chances at the WC? This is an outrage.

Houllier should retire. Thommo has done a great job this year and the only thing Houlliers return can do is ruin things.

My two cents.;)
 

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No need for that Russell
 

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Raanan said:
Fantastic news, isn't it. But what a pity is that Ged is recognised in his own country more then in England. Apparently he still hasn't done enough to merit the title 'Sir' :rolleyes:, but this shouldn't prevent us from calling him that way now that he got the French equilavent of the title Sir. Congrats Ged:)
he's only been over here a couple of years as a manager. he's going to have to wait a long time to get such a title. look how long fergie had to wait and what he had to achieve first.
 

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LFCOWNUALL said:


look whos talking have paisley and shanks got knighthoods?

why not paisley is the greatest manager in british football history.

The honours are biased to mancs.

F*ck Knighthoods!

GH is the king in our books!
I was just having a laugh:)
 

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When Poland start paying Dudek's wages, then they can have a say in this matter.
when did that happen? when did we stop paying him? I don't no where u got that from, but its not true.
 

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Since when is wage an issue? Hmmm I wonder if Houllier would say that about his Anelka?

Oh by the way, Dudek has stated that he will play in the WC, regardless of what Liverpool say. His words were something to the effect of "There is only one world cup, but many club teams to play for"

Never did I think Liverpool would stoop to this kind of shi*, but I'm glad to see Dudek will have none of it.
 
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