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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
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7 yearsEdited


01 February 2018

Transfer Deadline Day has passed without much activity meaning the January Transfer Window in the 2017-2018 season has now closed. The 20 clubs in Ligue 1 were on the whole very quiet during the transfer window with the only major dealings involving two of the top three teams.

Olympique de Marseille moved quickly to land Munir El Haddadi from FC Barcelona for a fee believed to be worth £9 million to the Spanish Giants, whilst PSG sold Kevin Trapp to Premier League side West Ham United, after the German keeper requested more first team football or a transfer away from the Parc des Princes. It now means that clubs will have to make do with what they’ve got going into the final period of the season.

Thauvin is a very creative player, hopefully he can perform!
Made some good moves there man
great signing!!!
Interesting to see how he looks as he attempts to find form!
2016-04-28 13:53#230193 MJK46 : Made some good moves there man

Thanks man, with any luck they'll help fire us to the title!

2016-04-27 21:27#230169 Justice : Thauvin is a very creative player, hopefully he can perform!

Yeah he's gonna be a big player for us in this second half of the season!

2016-04-28 14:33#230197 Live For FM : great signing!!!

Cheers man!

2016-04-29 00:40#230235 Griffo : Interesting to see how he looks as he attempts to find form!

Yeah you're right, but then i guess anything will be better than his form for Newcastle and Swansea!
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20.01.2018: Olympique de Marseille 3-0 Stade Rennais
- Florian Thauvin Double Sinks Stade Rennais On Wingers Marseille Return
6: F. Thauvin
21: L. Perrin
45: F. Thauvin
Florian Thauvin

27.01.2018: Clermont Foot 1-2 Olympique de Marseille
- Olympique de Marseille Close Gap On AS Monaco To Go Joint Top Of Ligue 1
20: M. El Haddadi
46: M. El Haddadi
66: E. Rolland
Munir El Haddadi

31.01.2018: Olympique de Marseille 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
- Late Islam Slimani Goal Denies PSG Crucial Three Points
43: A. Morata
87: I. Slimani
Brice Dja Djedje
06.01.2018: Evian TG 2-0 Olympique de Marseille
- Ligue 2 Side Stun Marseille To Knock Giants Out Of Coupe De France
3: J. Falcon
20: F. Sammaritano
Frederic Sammaritano
23.01.2018: Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 Olympique de Marseille
- Late Rally Unable To Stop Semi Final Defeat For Olympique De Marseille
10: N. Antonov
16: M. Veratti
19: A. Di Maria
62: R. Alessandrini
85: E. Cardona



Munir El Haddadi, FC Barcelona, £9 Million. We needed another striker after Clinton N’Jie never hit it off at the club. However in Munir we have signed a player of top quality that can score a lot of goals. He is exactly the sort of player that Barcelona will want to re-sign in a couple of years because if he hits it off at the Stade Velodrome he is going to be a top quality player for this club.

Florian Thauvin, Swansea City, Loan. A player that knows the club extremely well after a very successful spell at the club first time around. Has the quality to be an important player for the club and potentially help replace Remy Cabella even if Edwin Cardona is giving it his best shot. Made a fantastic start to his second spell, but picked up an injury which was a shame but hopefully can come back even better.

Chaker Alhadhur, Fenerbahce SK, Loan. Failed to play a single game for the club during the first half of the season, which was a shame even if we did only pay a small amount of cash for him. Hopefully the scout reports of his time at Fenerbahce will come back positive and he may be able to force his way into the squad again next season.

Maxime Lopez, Eskisehirspor, Loan. Like Alhadhur, failed to play a single game during the first half of the season, so has been loaned out again to get first team football. Has the potential to be a quality player for the club but needs to be able to play regular football to become that player and with the options we have in midfield, that isn’t going to happen here for the time being.



Benjamin Mendy is the player of the month after three excellent performances in Ligue 1. He has weighed in with some fantastic defensive play and taken his assists total for the season up to 5 which is all we can ask for really. He has improved his discipline this season and is beginning to look like a fantastic young left back and could well be the top drawer player we want him to be.


A great month in the League where we’re right back in the title race, even if we were never out of it. Even though we ended the month two points behind Monaco, it still feels like we are closer to top spot even if the positions haven’t changed. The result against PSG has certainly helped that which was fantastic and for Islam to score the goal late on was amazing and we got the minimum result we deserved. To return to league action with a fantastic 3-0 victory over Rennais was brilliant and the football we played in the first half was excellent and we were flying. Against Clermont we should have done a lot better but we managed to grab the three points was what we needed to do. In the cup competitions though our exits have been painful, especially to lose the way we did against Evian. We didn’t turn up which is a shame and Evian stunned us with a great performance. Against PSG we were poor for the first 20 minutes but then we decided to play and it was a shame we didn’t do it for the full 90 minutes otherwise we would have probably won the game. However there is a positive from all of this. The fact we are out of the cup competitions means we only need to focus on the Ligue 1 Title Race, and the Champions League games when they come around. The Champions League returns next month with a trip to Galatasaray and we cannot wait.

Tough loss in both Coupes
Evian TG... those sneaky baaa.... blokes!
2016-05-01 20:33#230511 MJK46 : Tough loss in both Coupes

Yeah was tough to take but theres still the Champions League to come and we're still very much in the Ligue 1 title race!

2016-05-02 02:57#230521 Griffo : Evian TG... those sneaky baaa.... blokes!

Haha i see what you did there ;)
Munir made an instant impact anyway! Unlucky to be knocked out of both cups, but still all to play for in the league!
2016-05-02 08:44#230536 Justice : Munir made an instant impact anyway! Unlucky to be knocked out of both cups, but still all to play for in the league!

Yeah instant impact and hopefully it continues for a long time!
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06 February 2018

Some breaking news for Olympique de Marseille fans this morning. The club website has released an official statement from manager Christophe Galtier, confirming that the manager, will be leaving the Stade Velodrome at the end of the season. It has been common knowledge for some time that the manager’s contract at L’OM will come to an end at the end of the season and now Galtier will be looking for a new club come the close of play in Ligue 1.

In his statement, Galtier stated: ”I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Marseille and we have been very successful so far. However after the success we had last season and how many competitions we nearly won I felt as though a new contract offer would be forthcoming. No offer ever came and as a result I have made the decision to leave this club at the end of the season. I am determined to see out the season and see what we can achieve. We might be out of the two domestic cup competitions but we still have an excellent chance of winning Ligue 1 this season and I am thoroughly convinced that we can do it. I guarantee the fans that I am going to give 110% between now and the end of the season when my contract expires and hopefully we can have a trophy in our hands come May. I will forever love this club, because of both my achievements as a player and now as a manager and I will always remain a fan of the club. Next season I will watch from afar, cheering the team on all the way. I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the fans and the club for the opportunity to manage here, it has been a magnificent experience and I will hold you all forever in my heart.”

Is this story ending?!!?
OMG! I hope this continues at another club......

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