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Toulouse: La Cité Des Violettes

Started on 3 February 2016 by Griffo
Latest Reply on 25 September 2017 by smith
i really wanna see someone other than PSG win it.. CMON TOULOUSE!!!
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7 yearsEdited

Toulouse managed to go undefeated in their Ligue 1 fixtures for the month of October, extending their unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 to six matches without losing.

Uros Spajic had a day he won’t forget against relegation candidates GFC Ajaccio. In the 33rd minute, Spajic deflected the ball into his own net to give GFC Ajaccio the lead, only to score in the 72nd minute by heading home a free kick from Etienne Didot to seal a draw.

In their most dominant display this season, Toulouse defeated relegation candidates Angers SCO 3-0, only allowing the visiting side one shot on target.

Next, Toulouse went up against Olympique Lyonnais racing out to a 2-0 lead but Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2014/15 Alexandre Lacazette scored twice just before half time to see the sides go to the break locked at 2-2. A physical encounter developed in the second half with Olympique Lyonnais showing dominance but Toulouse managed to hold on to secure a draw.

To end the month, Toulouse faced rivals Montpellier HSC twice in a row. In the first match, Toulouse lost 3-2 after an injury time winner to Montpellier HSC striker Djamel Bakar to see them eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue. Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder would exact revenge for Le TFC, scoring a brace in their 3-1 win in the Ligue 1.

William Matheus put together yet another impressive month but it was Oscar Trejo who was awarded the Player Of The Month for October, the first player to win the award other than Matheus this season.

Despite only scoring one goal and providing one assist during the month, it was the distribution he provided to the wider players which saw him take out the award, consistently driving the team, maintaining possession and controlling the game.

Unfortunately in the final match of the month against Montpellier HSC, Trejo dislocated his shoulder after a hard challenge and is expected to be injured for seven to eight weeks.

Paris Saint-Germain have managed to create a six-point gap at the top of the Ligue 1 with AS Saint-Etienne and Toulouse share second place but a large number of teams find themselves not far behind.

Olympique de Marseille manager Michel appears to be on shaky ground with his role at the club considered to be very insecure. Many media outlets who predicted Olympique de Marseille would finish in the top four now believe they will not qualify for any European competition by the end of the season.

The bottom of the table sees Olympique de Marseille, Angers SCO and SC Bastia with a reasonable gap between themselves and safety, a problem which they will need to attempt to rectify as early as possible in order to avoid relegation.

After losing in injury time to rivals Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue, Toulouse were eliminated from the competition in their first fixture. Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage remained positive saying “Our early exit from this competition will allow us to maintain our focus on continuing our good from in Ligue 1”.


Injury Report

Oscar Trejo

Oscar Trejo is expected to be unavailable for seven to eight weeks after a hard challenge in the Ligue 1 match against Montpellier HSC saw him dislocate his shoulder. Quentin Boisgard is set to start in place of Trejo with the 18 year old set for a tough introduction as his first match will be in the Ligue 1 fixture against Paris Saint-Germain.

Marc Vidal

After suffering a broken finger in training, goalkeeper Marc Vidal is expected to be unavailable for five to six weeks. His injury shouldn’t effect Toulouse with Vidal currently considered the third best keeper amongst the squad although current starter Ali Ahamada has picked up a couple of knocks in the past two matches.

Toulouse will compete in only three fixtures across November with their first fixture against current league leaders Paris-Saint Germain who will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Next they face En Avant de Guingamp in a match between two sides who are currently exceeding expectations, En Avant de Guingamp currently reside in fifth place after being predicted to finish in the bottom half of the table at the start of the season.

In the final match of the month, Toulouse face OCG Nice at the Stadium Municipal in a match which will see Toulouse go in as favourites.
looking very promising in Ligue 1 right now, but what are your expectations?
Looks like you're building to something here, great start to the season! Keep it up!
Very good start Griffo! Do you think it`s possible to win the league?
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7 yearsEdited

Arribage Extends Contract With Toulouse
Arribage has his Toulouse side playing above expectations so far this season

• The Frenchman played 291 games for Toulouse during his football career
• The 44-year-old had 7 months remaining on his contract prior to extending his contract
• Toulouse will face Paris Saint-Germain in their next Ligue 1 fixture

Dominique Arribage has signed a new contract with Toulouse, the extension will see him at the club until 2018. Arribage will earn €11,750 per week for the duration of his contract. The Frenchman began managing Toulouse in 2015 with the role being his first in management. He also played for Le TFC during his footballing career, playing for the club on 291 occasions.

“Dominique extending his contract is great news for the fans, the players and the club itself.” said Toulouse Chairman Olivier Sadran. “He has been involved with the Toulouse Football Club since his debut in 1992 and we hope that remains the case with Dominique for as long as possible.” he added.

“I am thrilled to be able to extend my contract with the club I love.” said Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage. “Hopefully we can maintain our current level of performance on the field and begin to build something special.” he added.

Toulouse have impressed this season and are performing well above expectation, currently sitting 3rd in Ligue 1 after 12 games. They will face their biggest challenge so far this season in their next fixture where they will travel to Parc des Princes to face Paris Saint-Germain.
Great news and well earnt!
Lovely stuff :P
Congrats on that extension
congrats on the contract extension... hopefully theyll give you more money to play with now
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7 yearsEdited

In a tough start to November, Toulouse faced Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes. Toulouse got away to an early lead courtesy of Adrien Regattin but Paris Saint-Germain proved a class above, coming away with a 3-1 victory.

A brace from Wissam Ben Yedder saw Toulouse bounce back with a 3-1 victory over En Avant de Guingamp. In their final match of the month, Toulouse lost 2-0 to OGC Nice with Toulouse captain Abel Aguilar being sent off in the 77th minute in a very poor performance.

Etienne Didot has been awarded the Player Of The Month for November after the midfielder impressed with his high work rate and passing game. His skills were on display when Toulouse faced En Avant de Guingamp, Didot controlled the game in both attack and defence as Toulouse went on to achieve a 3-1 victory.

“Etienne has been working closely with Alexis Blin, a young midfielder who we believe to have a large amount of talent.” said Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage. “I truly believe this has motivated him to reaching the form that he has shown recently.” he added.

The 32-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down, playing every game so far this season for Toulouse. Didot has played 217 games for Toulouse after joining the club from Stade Rennais in 2008 for €3 million.

Paris Saint-Germain have increased their lead at the top of Ligue 1 once again, they will prove very hard to catch even this early on. In the positions below them we see ten teams separated by only five points in what should be an interesting battle to watch develop throughout the rest of the season.

Both LOSC Lille and Olympique de Marseille have sacked their managers after poor results in Ligue 1. LOSC Lille have hired Elie Baup who managed Olympique de Marseille between 2012 and 2013. Olympique de Marseille have promoted Thomas Fernandez who will be temporarily in charge of the side until a manager is found.

Olympique de Marseille, Angers SCO and SC Bastia remain in the relegation zone but a good run of form should see any of these sides find themselves closer to safety.


Injury Report

Oscar Trejo

After dislocating his shoulder during a Montpellier HSC, Oscar Trejo is not expected to return from injury until around Christmas with the Argentinian set to face three or four more weeks on the sidelines. Quentin Boisgard has performed well in stepping up to replace Trejo but has not performed as well as Trejo had been prior to his injury.

Marc Vidal

After suffering a broken finger in training earlier in the season, goalkeeper Marc Vidal is set to return from injury in the next few days. His return to the Toulouse squad will see 17-year-old goalkeeper Numan Bostan return to the reserves.



In November, Toulouse face three clubs in ESTAC Troyes, FC Lorient and FC Nantes who find themselves sitting mid-table at this point of the season. Toulouse will be looking to pick up some good results during this period in order to ensure they do not become a mid-table club themselves.

To finish the month, Toulouse face LOSC Lille who have a strong squad but find themselves sitting much lower on the table than expected at the start of the season. After recently hiring a new manager, it will be interesting to see whether LOSC Lille can turn their season around.
doing a good job, still sitting in the european places, cant believe OM are still sitting in the relegation zone.

keep ahold of Blin because he becomes quite the player
Excellent detail in these monthly updates which I love, as well as a good place in the table, keep it up!
Going great guns mate and wtf is up with Marseilles lol

Slovenia To Train In Toulouse For Euro 2016
Slovenia will be hoping to get out of the group stage at Euro 2016

• Slovenia will use the training facilities at Toulouse prior to the start of Euro 2016
• Toulouse home ground Stadium Municipal will be used as a venue during the tournament
• Ranked 43rd in the world, Slovenia face Bulgaria in their first game of the tournament

Slovenia have come to an agreement with Toulouse to use their training facilities during Euro 2016 which is set to take place in France. Stadium Municipal, the home ground of Toulouse is also set to be a venue which is used throughout the tournament.

For the tournament, Slovenia have found themselves grouped with Belgium, Bulgaria and Italy with the side not favoured to make it out of the group stage. Currently ranked 43rd in the world, only Bulgaria has a lower ranking than Slovenia with Belgium currently ranked 4th and Italy ranked 14th.

Slovenia has only qualified once in its history for the competition in 2000. They finished last in Group C, drawing in their games against Yugoslavia and Norway and losing to Spain. Star players such as Kevin Kampl, Samir Handanovic and Josip Ilicic will be hoping to put improve on their previous result.

The opening fixture of the tournament is set to be between Croatia and Iceland on Friday, the 10th of June 2016 with the opening fixture for Slovenia set to be against Bulgaria on the following Monday.

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