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Olympique de Marseille: Droit au But

An Olympique de Marseille story for Football Manager 2016
Started on 31 December 2015 by mgriffin2012
Latest Reply on 14 June 2016 by Griffo
2016-03-13 22:46#227470 mgriffin2012 : @Jack thanks mate, was very hard to take considering our dominance of the tie!

@Griffo thanks mate but it gets worse :(

Very decent month is that, keep it up man :)
@Griffo haha keep following ;)

@Jack thanks mate, still lots to come!
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Olympique de Marseille full back Benjamin Mendy has surprised L’OM supporters by writing a letter to the clubs fans, published in the latest match day programme for the game against Bordeaux, after his costly red card in the previous game against Lille OSC. In his letter the French left back declares: ”I fully regret my actions against Lille and it sickens me the repercussions that it might have on the team and what we can achieve today. The lads did well to gain a point in the game against Lille but maybe if we had 11 players on the pitch we could have grabbed the three points. Hopefully we can keep up the challenge and achieve our dreams this season but once again I would like to state how sorry I am to both my team mates and everyone who has put in so much hard work for this club to where it is.”

Despite Mendy’s red card in the 8th minute, Marseille did manage to claim a point against Lille, and did even take the lead through Romain Alessandrini. However despite the point, PSG’s win in their game meant that the current French Champions reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 and would secure the championship with two wins from their remaining two games.

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Hi Guys, the latest post was the 100th update on this story and I just want to take this chance to say thank you for everyone who comments and reads, whether it be regularly or not, this story. I'm having an absolute blast writing it and there is still plenty more content to come and hopefully we'll be able to topple PSG in the not to distant future.

It's been a delightful read so far to say the least!
Cheers mate glad you're enjoying it!
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06.05.2017: Lille OSC 1-1 Olympique de Marseille
8: B. Mendy
37: R. Alessandrini
43: Nathan

13.05.2017: Olympique de Marseille 0-0 Girondins de Bordeaux

20.05.2017: Troyes AC 1-2 Olympique de Marseille
48: P. Hosiner
58: R. Alessandrini
88: R. Alessandrini



A pretty poor and drab end to the season where we whimpered into second position and just let PSG grab the title. We were never at the races for the first two games although the Lille game might have been different if we’d been able to play the majority of it with a full 11 players but there is no point dwelling on the past. In the grand scheme of things, PSG won their final 2 games but if we’d beaten Bordeaux things may have been different so ultimately it was the three consecutive draws that meant we didn’t pick up anything this season. To end our poor form against Troyes was something though even if they did take the lead so at least we finished the season on a positive note. In the Coupe de France we did whimper out of that too as we tried to secure that league title but ultimately we perhaps should have put more emphasis on it, because we could have won the competition on another day. To qualify directly for the Champions League though is perfect and exactly what we wanted to do and not having to go through the Qualifying Rounds will give us a full pre-season next season which we will be thankful for. In terms of this summer, we will continue to build on what we have and hopefully come back next year with an even stronger squad.

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Paris Saint-Germain have been crowned the Champions of France for the fifth consecutive season after finishing the 2016-2017 season 3 points clear of nearest rivals Olympique de Marseille. After a 4-0 crushing of Montpellier at the Parc des Princes on the final day of the season, the home fans went wild as they knew no matter how Olympique de Marseille fared against Troyes they would be lifting the trophy and celebrating long into the night.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was once again the clubs top scorer in the league this season, bagging 22 goals in another impressive season, whilst key players such as Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Bernard had extremely impressive seasons too.

The title win would also have been more pleasing for manager Marcelo Bielsa who managed to secure the league title in his first season. The Chilean manager expressed his delight of ”Securing the title is fantastic and hopefully we can carry on, on the road to becoming a giant club and we can keep winning titles like this. Commiserations to Marseille but now we just have to focus on ourselves and keep winning titles like this.”

Straight up heartbreak... still an incredible season though!
Yeah was gutting man but we'll come back stronger next year!
It's been a wonderful season for you but so unlucky to lose out on the title - onto the next!
Thanks man! Heartbreaking to lose out so close to winning it but we'll come again next year!
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With the 2016-2017 season having finished not so long ago, Olympique de Marseille have made their first moves in the transfer market by announcing the signing of Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele on a pre-contract agreement that will see him move to the Stade Velodrome when his contract at Tottenham Hotspur expires in the summer. Dembele who has made 74 appearances for the Belgium national team, will join Marseille on a 3 year contract on July 1st and will hope to help inspire Marseille to silverware in his first season at the club. With the World Cup in Russia coming up, the midfielder will be hoping to play plenty of football at a club with a packed midfield including the likes of Jonas Martin and Mario Lemina, Marseille’s newest acquisition will be hoping his performances at the Stade Velodrome can secure his place on the plane to Russia in the summer.

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