France boss Didier Deschamps invited to take closer look at Saints midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin

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Mauricio Pochettino has given France boss Didier Deschamps an open invitation to come and watch Morgan Schneiderlin first-hand.

With all the recent headlines surrounding Saints’ England players and their World Cup chances, it was somewhat overlooked that Schneiderlin was again snubbed by his country.

Pochettino appears baffled by the decision and has tried to address the problem on behalf of his player ahead of this summer’s World Cup.

He said: “Until the final list is given he has his chances.

“I would actually invite the France national manager to come and see him direct as I think he has the skill and the quality to play with the France side and hopefully that will happen. I would be very pleased for him if that did happen.”

It was one of the four England World Cup hopefuls that failed to get on the pitch in the recent friendly with Denmark, Jay Rodriguez, that scored the winner at Crystal Palace and Pochettino backed him for a spot in Brazil.

“He has the talent, he has the skill to go with the English national side and play for the English national side,” said the Saints boss.

“The call-up to the English national side by Roy Hodgson of Jay Rodriguez was deserved and to actually win your place you need to deserve your place to be going to the tournament.

“To be scoring goals as he did here he is definitely increasing his chances.”

He added: “The goal showed what Jay Rodriguez is made of.

“It showed his quality, it showed his speed, it showed how great he is, it showed his technique and it showed it was fully deserved that he got the England call-up.”

Pochettino was asked whether the motivation of potential World Cup places could benefit his side in a season where there is little left to play for.

“I disagree,” he insisted. “The extra motivation that they have is playing for Southampton, that’s the most important thing for them.

“The goal of the World Cup is another goal. They know that the most important thing for them is to defend the interests of Southampton.

“If they are able to do that then they will increase their chances to go to the World Cup.”

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7:02am Mon 10 Mar 14

willygetaway says...

About time COYR
About time COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 13

7:59am Mon 10 Mar 14

Chipster says...

Long overdue!
Long overdue! Chipster
  • Score: 11

8:18am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 26

8:19am Mon 10 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad.

England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years.

I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him!

Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England.

So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him!
Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad. England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years. I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him! Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England. So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 20

8:35am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad.

England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years.

I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him!

Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England.

So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him!
It's a nice idea. Morgan would (or at least 'should') walk into the England team but he has his heart set on France and who can blame him.

Remember those discussions about Le Tiss and France? It's sort of a reverse of that.

Maybe now he's been overlooked and seems so very unlikely to get the call up he longs for, he could be persuaded.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad. England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years. I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him! Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England. So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him![/p][/quote]It's a nice idea. Morgan would (or at least 'should') walk into the England team but he has his heart set on France and who can blame him. Remember those discussions about Le Tiss and France? It's sort of a reverse of that. Maybe now he's been overlooked and seems so very unlikely to get the call up he longs for, he could be persuaded. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 10

8:45am Mon 10 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad.

England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years.

I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him!

Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England.

So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him!
It's a nice idea. Morgan would (or at least 'should') walk into the England team but he has his heart set on France and who can blame him.

Remember those discussions about Le Tiss and France? It's sort of a reverse of that.

Maybe now he's been overlooked and seems so very unlikely to get the call up he longs for, he could be persuaded.
Thank you, Strasbourg Saint. I agree with every one of your words!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad. England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years. I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him! Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England. So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him![/p][/quote]It's a nice idea. Morgan would (or at least 'should') walk into the England team but he has his heart set on France and who can blame him. Remember those discussions about Le Tiss and France? It's sort of a reverse of that. Maybe now he's been overlooked and seems so very unlikely to get the call up he longs for, he could be persuaded.[/p][/quote]Thank you, Strasbourg Saint. I agree with every one of your words! justaSaintsfan
  • Score: 9

8:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not killared
  • Score: -36

9:23am Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Are you really a French man?
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Are you really a French man? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 16

9:30am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 9

9:39am Mon 10 Mar 14

Puddletown Saint says...

My big fear is that Morgan will feel he has to leave to gain international recognition. Not about ability - just international exposure (no puns).
My big fear is that Morgan will feel he has to leave to gain international recognition. Not about ability - just international exposure (no puns). Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 6

10:14am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Like I said I like guy but He only have 2 seasons in the top flight before that he was playing in the League 2,1 Championship then EPL. Deschamps is known that Morgan is playing really well but too many players are above him. Those players that I mention in my previous post are likely to go to top European team as well like Kongdogbia who might go to Dortmund in the summer fpr example. Yes It was harsh to say that it wasn't good enough but I'm afraid that's the reality. Since the awful world cup 2010 France had to rebuild the team and reputation and the last 3 years with been doing well by beating top team home and away. He can play for friendly no doubt but I don't think He play for France in the world cup or European Championship in France in 2016
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Like I said I like guy but He only have 2 seasons in the top flight before that he was playing in the League 2,1 Championship then EPL. Deschamps is known that Morgan is playing really well but too many players are above him. Those players that I mention in my previous post are likely to go to top European team as well like Kongdogbia who might go to Dortmund in the summer fpr example. Yes It was harsh to say that it wasn't good enough but I'm afraid that's the reality. Since the awful world cup 2010 France had to rebuild the team and reputation and the last 3 years with been doing well by beating top team home and away. He can play for friendly no doubt but I don't think He play for France in the world cup or European Championship in France in 2016 killared
  • Score: -10

10:22am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Are you really a French man?
Yes I am French who live in Chilworth and support the mighty Saints since 2003 !
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Are you really a French man?[/p][/quote]Yes I am French who live in Chilworth and support the mighty Saints since 2003 ! killared
  • Score: 7

10:23am Mon 10 Mar 14

Saintjock says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate. Saintjock
  • Score: -11

10:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight?

(Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)
Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.) Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 8

10:43am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world.
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world. killared
  • Score: 3

10:46am Mon 10 Mar 14

Confucious says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement.

If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too.

Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath?

Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie.

No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere.

PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well.

PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement. If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too. Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath? Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie. No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere. PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well. PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too. Confucious
  • Score: 8

10:46am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact.

I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way!
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact. I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 1

10:48am Mon 10 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Like I said I like guy but He only have 2 seasons in the top flight before that he was playing in the League 2,1 Championship then EPL. Deschamps is known that Morgan is playing really well but too many players are above him. Those players that I mention in my previous post are likely to go to top European team as well like Kongdogbia who might go to Dortmund in the summer fpr example. Yes It was harsh to say that it wasn't good enough but I'm afraid that's the reality. Since the awful world cup 2010 France had to rebuild the team and reputation and the last 3 years with been doing well by beating top team home and away. He can play for friendly no doubt but I don't think He play for France in the world cup or European Championship in France in 2016
for a start morgan has never played L2 football, don't tar us with the same brush as our fishy neighbours! you mention a player who might ign for Dortmund well morgan could also walk into any top European team. the 2 seasons morgan has played in th prem he has topped the stats in tackles, interceptions etc, way above all the other French midfielders who have only played top flight football. I don't think that there are too many players who are playing `better` than him its more to do with who he plays for, as stras said if he signed for psg he would be straight in the side. deschamps cant tell how good or how well a player is playing without watching him first hand and by not even looking at morgan he is making a big mistake.
I think morgan would do well to keep away from the French national team, the way the players have behaved at previous world cups and the self destruction that we have all seen heaps shame on the players who wear the shirt.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Like I said I like guy but He only have 2 seasons in the top flight before that he was playing in the League 2,1 Championship then EPL. Deschamps is known that Morgan is playing really well but too many players are above him. Those players that I mention in my previous post are likely to go to top European team as well like Kongdogbia who might go to Dortmund in the summer fpr example. Yes It was harsh to say that it wasn't good enough but I'm afraid that's the reality. Since the awful world cup 2010 France had to rebuild the team and reputation and the last 3 years with been doing well by beating top team home and away. He can play for friendly no doubt but I don't think He play for France in the world cup or European Championship in France in 2016[/p][/quote]for a start morgan has never played L2 football, don't tar us with the same brush as our fishy neighbours! you mention a player who might ign for Dortmund well morgan could also walk into any top European team. the 2 seasons morgan has played in th prem he has topped the stats in tackles, interceptions etc, way above all the other French midfielders who have only played top flight football. I don't think that there are too many players who are playing `better` than him its more to do with who he plays for, as stras said if he signed for psg he would be straight in the side. deschamps cant tell how good or how well a player is playing without watching him first hand and by not even looking at morgan he is making a big mistake. I think morgan would do well to keep away from the French national team, the way the players have behaved at previous world cups and the self destruction that we have all seen heaps shame on the players who wear the shirt. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 7

10:53am Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 6

10:53am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight?

(Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)
No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)[/p][/quote]No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

10:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact.

I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way!
Trust me I'm not hurt by that guy comment that's his opinion, I'll watch the Saints when I can and I have been doing that since 2003 and after the game I'll express myself when they win or lose or if they lack of something like right now we need a striker everybody can see that ! but that Saintjock might think that Lambert he's better than Messi I don't know that's his opinion !. I will not back down Morgan is good but there's too many players ahead of him you should now that you live in Strasbourg .
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact. I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way![/p][/quote]Trust me I'm not hurt by that guy comment that's his opinion, I'll watch the Saints when I can and I have been doing that since 2003 and after the game I'll express myself when they win or lose or if they lack of something like right now we need a striker everybody can see that ! but that Saintjock might think that Lambert he's better than Messi I don't know that's his opinion !. I will not back down Morgan is good but there's too many players ahead of him you should now that you live in Strasbourg . killared
  • Score: 4

10:58am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement.

If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too.

Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath?

Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie.

No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere.

PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well.

PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.
Nice parady - only one problem, Confucious, as I LOVE to point out to my students, there are MORE varieties of English cheese than French cheese.

Mind you, the smelliest is, indeed, French - Vieux-Boulogne. It makes Stinking Bishop look a bit like the Chris Smalling of the smelly cheese world.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement. If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too. Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath? Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie. No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere. PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well. PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.[/p][/quote]Nice parady - only one problem, Confucious, as I LOVE to point out to my students, there are MORE varieties of English cheese than French cheese. Mind you, the smelliest is, indeed, French - Vieux-Boulogne. It makes Stinking Bishop look a bit like the Chris Smalling of the smelly cheese world. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

10:58am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
Hahahahahah you are so right !
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]Hahahahahah you are so right ! killared
  • Score: 1

11:08am Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact.

I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way!
Trust me I'm not hurt by that guy comment that's his opinion, I'll watch the Saints when I can and I have been doing that since 2003 and after the game I'll express myself when they win or lose or if they lack of something like right now we need a striker everybody can see that ! but that Saintjock might think that Lambert he's better than Messi I don't know that's his opinion !. I will not back down Morgan is good but there's too many players ahead of him you should now that you live in Strasbourg .
I love going to watch Racing Strasbourg but it's not the best advert for French footy.

Anyway, Retford's right, butter on croissants? We're surely united against that sort of felony!

Okay, time to go and see some students. One has to teach the locals how to parle comme La Queen, mush.
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh Jock. You could, of course, be right, but there are a number of French Saints fans on these threads and I think Killared is genuine. And he does make valid points - and expresses them as I'd expect a French person to. That's to say that his choice of words does lack a certain tact. I've a French mate in the West of France who is a Liverpool fan. When I emailed him my opinion of Suarez, I didn't hold back. He didn't hold back in his reply, either. We totally disagreed and were able to give some pretty strong contrasting opinions but stay friends. It's the Galic way![/p][/quote]Trust me I'm not hurt by that guy comment that's his opinion, I'll watch the Saints when I can and I have been doing that since 2003 and after the game I'll express myself when they win or lose or if they lack of something like right now we need a striker everybody can see that ! but that Saintjock might think that Lambert he's better than Messi I don't know that's his opinion !. I will not back down Morgan is good but there's too many players ahead of him you should now that you live in Strasbourg .[/p][/quote]I love going to watch Racing Strasbourg but it's not the best advert for French footy. Anyway, Retford's right, butter on croissants? We're surely united against that sort of felony! Okay, time to go and see some students. One has to teach the locals how to parle comme La Queen, mush. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

11:14am Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight?

(Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)
No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?
Oh yes!

I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly.

Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)[/p][/quote]No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?[/p][/quote]Oh yes! I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly. Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit? Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

11:47am Mon 10 Mar 14

Saintjock says...

killared wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world.
killared

Je vous demande pardon. Je vous confondre avec un patin. Mais....Allez les rouges!, pas tuer un rouge! s'il vous plaît changer votre nom. : - )
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]killared Je vous demande pardon. Je vous confondre avec un patin. Mais....Allez les rouges!, pas tuer un rouge! s'il vous plaît changer votre nom. : - ) Saintjock
  • Score: 3

11:57am Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world.
killared

Je vous demande pardon. Je vous confondre avec un patin. Mais....Allez les rouges!, pas tuer un rouge! s'il vous plaît changer votre nom. : - )
HAHAHAHAHAH fair play best reply !
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should read the comment above before posting anything !. The stat don't mean anything Both Schneiderlin and Cork have played really well and they are not been selected for England and France. For Morgan it's because Matuidi and Pogba and Sissoko are just too good and for Cork it's because is not playing for Liverpool or Manchester diving academy but again you might be one of them who refuse to watch anything else but the EPL because you believe it's the best league in the world.[/p][/quote]killared Je vous demande pardon. Je vous confondre avec un patin. Mais....Allez les rouges!, pas tuer un rouge! s'il vous plaît changer votre nom. : - )[/p][/quote]HAHAHAHAHAH fair play best reply ! killared
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Mon 10 Mar 14

DisplacedFan says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
But with Pernod ?
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]But with Pernod ? DisplacedFan
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Mon 10 Mar 14

H0ckeyd says...

I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French. H0ckeyd
  • Score: -2

12:35pm Mon 10 Mar 14

george chivers says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory. george chivers
  • Score: 3

1:12pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Redrobbo says...

george chivers wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
its not just Scots we all know that George Michael stuck a chocolate bar in a strange place. Or was that just a careless wispa.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.[/p][/quote]its not just Scots we all know that George Michael stuck a chocolate bar in a strange place. Or was that just a careless wispa. Redrobbo
  • Score: 9

1:49pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

george chivers wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
I've heard Mick Jagger likes to cover his Mars bars in batter. I'm not sure if this is a faithful reporting of events of not.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.[/p][/quote]I've heard Mick Jagger likes to cover his Mars bars in batter. I'm not sure if this is a faithful reporting of events of not. Santa Retfordia
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2:25pm Mon 10 Mar 14

justaSaintsfan says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days!

I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!!

Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days! I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!! Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense! justaSaintsfan
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2:40pm Mon 10 Mar 14

killared says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days!

I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!!

Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense!
They reach the final in 2006 if he wasn't for Zidane crazy headbutt they would have won it because Italy was poor on the day and they won it on penalty. I agree Morgan should play for England surely he would walk in the team easily !
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days! I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!! Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense![/p][/quote]They reach the final in 2006 if he wasn't for Zidane crazy headbutt they would have won it because Italy was poor on the day and they won it on penalty. I agree Morgan should play for England surely he would walk in the team easily ! killared
  • Score: -2

4:21pm Mon 10 Mar 14

legod7 says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days!

I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!!

Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense!
In November 2013, various British media outlets reported that Schneiderlin was eligible to represent England. Under Article 8.1, Regulations Governing The Application Of The Statutes, FIFA Statutes, Schneiderlin is only eligible to represent France at international level as he has played at various age-levels in UEFA competitions prior to gaining British citizenship.
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]I'm inclined to agree that France might have a decent WC, probably a lot more than only one decent WC these days! I do not, however, believe France will have a decent World Cup in Brazil this year. The competition will most likely be won, yet again, by a South American team, probably Brazil. The simple fact is that it is very difficult to win the World Cup away from one's own continent. France have no pedigree of winning the World Cup away from home, just like England!!! Morgan Schneiderland for England! We should all know it makes sense![/p][/quote]In November 2013, various British media outlets reported that Schneiderlin was eligible to represent England.[15] Under Article 8.1, Regulations Governing The Application Of The Statutes, FIFA Statutes, Schneiderlin is only eligible to represent France at international level as he has played at various age-levels in UEFA competitions prior to gaining British citizenship. legod7
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5:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els
ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
[quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 4

5:55pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight?

(Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)
No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?
Oh yes!

I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly.

Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit?
Yes, it's going to cost, innit? We're staying at Oldham Travelodge and hoping to take in a trip to the Football Museum. Is it worth it?

I wanted to see The Lowry, too, but just won't have time for both.

Pubs?
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)[/p][/quote]No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?[/p][/quote]Oh yes! I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly. Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit?[/p][/quote]Yes, it's going to cost, innit? We're staying at Oldham Travelodge and hoping to take in a trip to the Football Museum. Is it worth it? I wanted to see The Lowry, too, but just won't have time for both. Pubs? Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

7:53pm Mon 10 Mar 14

H0ckeyd says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els

ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
To be fair though, Jack Charlton would have tried to get him playing for the republic on such a tenuous link! ;p
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]To be fair though, Jack Charlton would have tried to get him playing for the republic on such a tenuous link! ;p H0ckeyd
  • Score: -1

8:35pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

H0ckeyd wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els


ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
To be fair though, Jack Charlton would have tried to get him playing for the republic on such a tenuous link! ;p
True enough, and he's way better than Andy Townsend!
[quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]To be fair though, Jack Charlton would have tried to get him playing for the republic on such a tenuous link! ;p[/p][/quote]True enough, and he's way better than Andy Townsend! Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: -1

8:41pm Mon 10 Mar 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els

ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way?

(I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.)

Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges!
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way? (I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.) Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges! TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 0

8:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

donni1437 says...

France must have a pretty good squad if Morgan can't get in it. If he could shoot he'd be in it for sure, the one part of his game that's lacking for me.
France must have a pretty good squad if Morgan can't get in it. If he could shoot he'd be in it for sure, the one part of his game that's lacking for me. donni1437
  • Score: -2

9:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Les Reed was on "The Footallers Football Show" (SS1) making some great points about our aademy ethic tonight. Excellent debate. Repeated at 11pm for anyone interested.

As if to prove his points, our u21s beat Man City at the Etihad....nice one :O)
Les Reed was on "The Footallers Football Show" (SS1) making some great points about our aademy ethic tonight. Excellent debate. Repeated at 11pm for anyone interested. As if to prove his points, our u21s beat Man City at the Etihad....nice one :O) Baddesley Bill
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els


ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way?

(I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.)

Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges!
It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime.

Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered.
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way? (I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.) Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges![/p][/quote]It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime. Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

9:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Baddesley Bill says...

Baddesley Bill wrote:
Les Reed was on "The Footallers Football Show" (SS1) making some great points about our aademy ethic tonight. Excellent debate. Repeated at 11pm for anyone interested.

As if to prove his points, our u21s beat Man City at the Etihad....nice one :O)
*Footballers *Academy.....my keyboard is on a right go-slow tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Baddesley Bill[/bold] wrote: Les Reed was on "The Footallers Football Show" (SS1) making some great points about our aademy ethic tonight. Excellent debate. Repeated at 11pm for anyone interested. As if to prove his points, our u21s beat Man City at the Etihad....nice one :O)[/p][/quote]*Footballers *Academy.....my keyboard is on a right go-slow tonight. Baddesley Bill
  • Score: -4

9:15pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Just watched the under-21s beat Man City away. Decent game. And I'll tell you something for nothing: we've got two very, very good centre backs coming through.

The future's bright.
Just watched the under-21s beat Man City away. Decent game. And I'll tell you something for nothing: we've got two very, very good centre backs coming through. The future's bright. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 5

9:16pm Mon 10 Mar 14

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

Pompey Fans urged to support Gosport borough - and will be in London the same day we play Spurs Away.

On the subject of Morgan - take on the shots - gets the goals - grab the headlines and shape his own future.

Like Luke vs Palace - I would encourage all our Players to shoot on sight of goal - get shots on target and make a name for themselves.

COYR
Pompey Fans urged to support Gosport borough - and will be in London the same day we play Spurs Away. On the subject of Morgan - take on the shots - gets the goals - grab the headlines and shape his own future. Like Luke vs Palace - I would encourage all our Players to shoot on sight of goal - get shots on target and make a name for themselves. COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH
  • Score: 7

9:21pm Mon 10 Mar 14

TPFKARTSNINZ says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els



ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way?

(I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.)

Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges!
It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime.

Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered.
Thanks Strassie.

I haven't had much chance to keep up the old lingos, especially living for a few years in NZ!

Continue educating the locals, maybe I will see you in The Station or another pre & post-match watering hole one day?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way? (I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.) Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges![/p][/quote]It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime. Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered.[/p][/quote]Thanks Strassie. I haven't had much chance to keep up the old lingos, especially living for a few years in NZ! Continue educating the locals, maybe I will see you in The Station or another pre & post-match watering hole one day? TPFKARTSNINZ
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
TPFKARTSNINZ wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
H0ckeyd wrote:
I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.
His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with.

It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els




ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests.

Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence.

To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home'

In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?
Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way?

(I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.)

Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges!
It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime.

Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered.
Thanks Strassie.

I haven't had much chance to keep up the old lingos, especially living for a few years in NZ!

Continue educating the locals, maybe I will see you in The Station or another pre & post-match watering hole one day?
That would be good. Haven't been there (or SMS) in a while. Tried but failed to get Liverpool tickets. It'll probably have to be next season.
[quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TPFKARTSNINZ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]H0ckeyd[/bold] wrote: I'm surprised with his name, the Germans haven't come looking also; most of the Germans I knew were baffled at him being French.[/p][/quote]His name is 'Germanic' because he's from Alsace (my adopted neck of les bois). Same goes for Arsene Wenger, who many of those I know claim to be a bit pally with. It's all a bit complex but Alsatian (or Alsacien (French), Elsässisch or Elsässerdeutsch/Els ässerditsch) is a Germanic language and isn't much like French. BUT don't think for a minute that Alsace is a part of the German motherland that has been illegally occupied by France; quite the reverse. I'm no historian but I do know that the Germans took control from 1871 (Franco-Prussian Wars and all that) until their defeat in WW1 and, when Hitler did his best to take Alsace under his wing, his storm troopers weren't particularly good guests. Today, most locals seem happy to be French and speak French but there's still plenty of talk about independence. To confirm the influence and use of German in Alsace, half the towns and villages end in 'Heim', as in 'home' In easy reach of Strasbourg, we have towns like Schiltigheim, Soufelweiersheim and Oberschaeffolsheim. Can you imagine falling out a club drunk on a Saturday night and trying to ask a taxi driver how much it is to the junction of Allee de Schiltigheim and Rue Soufelweiersheim in the centre of Oberschaeffolsheim?[/p][/quote]Do the locals pronounce these places in the French or German way? (I know it's not about football, but having German & French "A" levels it's a subject that interests me.) Just to stay "on message" - Allez les Rouges![/p][/quote]It's a good point, TPFKARTSNINZ. In Alsace, when towns end in sheim, it's pronounced like this: ssime, whereas, so far as I understand, across the border in Germany it would be pronounced: shime. Oh, and Morgan's surname is, of course, pronounced something like Shni-der-la (not schni-der-LIN), but I guess that's more French than Alsatian; best to ask Killered.[/p][/quote]Thanks Strassie. I haven't had much chance to keep up the old lingos, especially living for a few years in NZ! Continue educating the locals, maybe I will see you in The Station or another pre & post-match watering hole one day?[/p][/quote]That would be good. Haven't been there (or SMS) in a while. Tried but failed to get Liverpool tickets. It'll probably have to be next season. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

11:46pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Santa Retfordia says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote: Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)
No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?
Oh yes! I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly. Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit?
Yes, it's going to cost, innit? We're staying at Oldham Travelodge and hoping to take in a trip to the Football Museum. Is it worth it? I wanted to see The Lowry, too, but just won't have time for both. Pubs?
I've never been to the football museum but people I know say it's 'alright'. Hope that helps! The building's pretty cool.

There are no decent pubs near the Etihad, but that's ok because if you arrive via tram you come out in City Square, which is brilliant. It's like Wembley but good. Have a few halves there.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: Aaaanyway, who's coming to watch the under-21s at the Etihad tonight? (Seriously, it's 4 quid in and you'll see some decent players. If you're exiled in this northern outpost then you should totes come along.)[/p][/quote]No, but I'm going to be first on the official site next Monday when (if!!!) the Man City tickets go on general sale. You going to that one?[/p][/quote]Oh yes! I imagine the fact it's been switched for TV will help with ticket availability as fans are now being asked to travel 400 miles for a lunchtime kickoff at a stadium where tickets cost 50 (FIFTY) quid when they could just watch it on telly. Mind you, City have turned to sh1te so I think there's half a chance we could win it rather than get beaten 6-0, which probably would have happened three or four months ago. Funny how teams lose momentum, innit?[/p][/quote]Yes, it's going to cost, innit? We're staying at Oldham Travelodge and hoping to take in a trip to the Football Museum. Is it worth it? I wanted to see The Lowry, too, but just won't have time for both. Pubs?[/p][/quote]I've never been to the football museum but people I know say it's 'alright'. Hope that helps! The building's pretty cool. There are no decent pubs near the Etihad, but that's ok because if you arrive via tram you come out in City Square, which is brilliant. It's like Wembley but good. Have a few halves there. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 0

3:07am Tue 11 Mar 14

SiamSaint says...

killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
You mon vieux pote, have b@lls like an Irish broad's a$$. to quote Ralphie on the Sopranos
[quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]You mon vieux pote, have b@lls like an Irish broad's a$$. to quote Ralphie on the Sopranos SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

3:09am Tue 11 Mar 14

SiamSaint says...

Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
Disagree. His English is just bad enough and he makes all the "right" mistakes
[quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]Disagree. His English is just bad enough and he makes all the "right" mistakes SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

3:11am Tue 11 Mar 14

SiamSaint says...

Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement.

If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too.

Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath?

Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie.

No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere.

PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well.

PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.
Not one of your better posts Confucius... unless you really don'l like =french, bread, wine, women, chocolate, cheese, perfume, cuisine...
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement. If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too. Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath? Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie. No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere. PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well. PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.[/p][/quote]Not one of your better posts Confucius... unless you really don'l like =french, bread, wine, women, chocolate, cheese, perfume, cuisine... SiamSaint
  • Score: -1

4:38am Tue 11 Mar 14

SiamSaint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Confucious wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field.

It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League.

I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Half spot on, half total nonsense.

I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement.

Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised!

For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.
Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement.

If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too.

Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath?

Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie.

No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere.

PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well.

PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.
Nice parady - only one problem, Confucious, as I LOVE to point out to my students, there are MORE varieties of English cheese than French cheese.

Mind you, the smelliest is, indeed, French - Vieux-Boulogne. It makes Stinking Bishop look a bit like the Chris Smalling of the smelly cheese world.
I hear Danny Oswaldo had a bit of a stinking bishop after a night out in Rumpy Pompey
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Half spot on, half total nonsense. I can't argue about Cabaye and Pogba (although his prem record wasn't particularly good). Certainly the others are all d4rn good, too, but to say that Morgan's 'not good enough to play for France', when his statistics (which I do realise don't give the full picture) put him above all the other French players in the Premier League, or to put forward that pointless arguement about not having European experience when he's already played around 100 games against top European teams in the Premier League doesn't help your arguement. Finally, so Dechamps picks his team by watching videos then? I'm not surprised! For what it's worth, I think the squad France will be able to select for Brazil gives it every chance of having a decent WC (unlike England) but I fear that Dechamps isn't really getting the best out of what's available to him.[/p][/quote]Far be it for me to speak ill of the French, but Spiderman is not thinking rationally if he's choosing France over England. His emotional commitment must be clouding his otherwise logical judgement. If he thinks more carefully about France he will realise that they've developed 265 different cheeses - a complete obsession which has drained their energies from other forms of useful business enterprises and indeed sporting progression too. Why would someone swap fish 'n chips and pasties in order to deliberately gobble cheese which smells of feet and chomp on slimy snails, frogs legs and slugs? And isn't it obvious that the limited success of French football is simply down to their team being protected from proper challenge on the pitch by a cloud of garlic breath? Morgan will rue the day he plays for a nation daft enough to confuse everyone by calling nearly all of their streets Rue - and all their shops either Boulangerie or Patisserie. No Morgan - French football est un passeport a nowhere. PS And a lot of them have got syphilis as well. PPS And they're a right nasty xenophobic lot too.[/p][/quote]Nice parady - only one problem, Confucious, as I LOVE to point out to my students, there are MORE varieties of English cheese than French cheese. Mind you, the smelliest is, indeed, French - Vieux-Boulogne. It makes Stinking Bishop look a bit like the Chris Smalling of the smelly cheese world.[/p][/quote]I hear Danny Oswaldo had a bit of a stinking bishop after a night out in Rumpy Pompey SiamSaint
  • Score: -1

4:52am Tue 11 Mar 14

SiamSaint says...

george chivers wrote:
Santa Retfordia wrote:
Saintjock wrote:
killared wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.
As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not
Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.
I had a croissant this morning. Decent.

Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it.

My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.
Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.
And of course, skunts can stick them where the sun don't shine
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saintjock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killared[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: MP's not the only one who is baffled, half of France is baffled, too. I didn't pay a lot of attention to the latest round of friendlies or which players got picked for France, so I don't have names. Maybe Terrence77 or StElsass can fill in the gaps. However, a friend told me that one midfielder dropped out injured and it was a straight fight between Morgan and one other for a call up. Dechamps picked neither and went for someone from left field. It's utterly incredible that Dechamps hasn't been to SMS already. His only defence is the number of other top midfielders he has at his disposal, but you would have thought it was his (and the french FA's) duty to check out someone whose stats seem to set him above pretty much everyone else in the Premier League. I'd wager a bet that if he were to move to PSG in the Summer, he'd get a call up in the Autumn.[/p][/quote]As a French Man I can tell you that he's not good enough to play for France and I love Morgan but Pogba, Rabiot, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Guivalogui, Grenier, Kongdogbia are all way better than him and they all have Champions League or Europa League. He doesn't have experience in Europe but I believe He can play for England I mean let's be honest here the Morgan is better than Jones, Cleverley, Henderson and He's been in the UK long enough so he can play For England. No offence to Pochettino but Deschamps doesn't need an invite to see him he know when a player can do the job or not[/p][/quote]Yeah right. You mean you ate a croissant once - do they actually sell them in croissants in Pompey then? Your handle gives you away, as does your lack of knowledge about Schneiderlin's proven performances over most of those mentioned. It's certainly a tough time for Saints enviers, but don't let yourself down, mate.[/p][/quote]I had a croissant this morning. Decent. Anyway, I hate to be controversial here, but I think there's something wrong with people that put butter onto their croissants. Seriously, it's made with so much butter already that you really don't need any more. It would be like making hot chocolate and sticking a Mars bar in it. My missus, being northern, insists on layering half a pack onto each one. I suppose I should be grateful she doesn't have them with gravy.[/p][/quote]Since the 1960's there has been a long tradition in this country to stick mars bars into hot places. The Jocks misunderstood this tradition, covered them in batter and put them into a fish fryer. The fish fryer didn't like it and reported them to the pope. The pope initially ignored the complaint but is now said to investigating it. The fish fryer has retired to his bed and is reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory.[/p][/quote]And of course, skunts can stick them where the sun don't shine SiamSaint
  • Score: 0

12:39pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Wayne marchant says...

justaSaintsfan wrote:
Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad.

England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years.

I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him!

Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England.

So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him!
You should be born in England or have English parents to play for England, where's your pride?
[quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad. England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years. I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him! Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England. So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him![/p][/quote]You should be born in England or have English parents to play for England, where's your pride? Wayne marchant
  • Score: -2

3:14pm Tue 11 Mar 14

killared says...

Wayne marchant wrote:
justaSaintsfan wrote:
Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad.

England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years.

I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him!

Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England.

So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him!
You should be born in England or have English parents to play for England, where's your pride?
Saido Berahino West Brom England under 21 was born in Burundi Africa. If a player is good enough and been in the UK for 5 or 10 years then he can play for England beside England really need Help because they are so poor !
[quote][p][bold]Wayne marchant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]justaSaintsfan[/bold] wrote: Never mind France! They already have umpteen midfield players, who will remain ahead of our Morgan for their national squad. England, however, have some ageing midfielders and a real lack of quality replacements. I believe Morgan qualifies for England because he has lived and played here for more than enough years. I think Roy Hodgson would be wise to take a closer look at Morgan Schneiderlin and beat French national manager, Didier Deschamps, to him! Roy should also seriously consider Jack Cork. Jack was injured on Saturday and I wish him a speedy recovery, but Roy Hodgson should still be considering him for England. So come on Mr. Hodgson, get your finger out and start noticing the quality Saints have in midfield!!! Jack Wilshere does not have the qualities of either our Jack or Morgan! They are both better players than him![/p][/quote]You should be born in England or have English parents to play for England, where's your pride?[/p][/quote]Saido Berahino West Brom England under 21 was born in Burundi Africa. If a player is good enough and been in the UK for 5 or 10 years then he can play for England beside England really need Help because they are so poor ! killared
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