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Toulouse: La Cité Des Violettes

Started on 3 February 2016 by Griffo
Latest Reply on 25 September 2017 by smith
You are crushing this league, you're overthrowing PSG! Keep it up! :D
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7 yearsEdited

In their first fixture of the month, Toulouse finally lost their first Ligue 1 fixture in a 2-1 defeat to OGC Nice with Hatem Ben Arfa putting in a terrific performance for the home side. In their next fixture, Toulouse bounced back in a dominant 2-0 victory over Girondins de Bordeaux.

Next up, Toulouse put in a solid performance but were outclassed by Sevilla in their UEFA Europa League fixture with the Spanish side coming away with a 2-0 victory. A goal from Kelechi Iheanacho saw Toulouse defeated last placed FC Nantes before finishing the month with a 1-1 draw against FC Lorient.

For the second month in a row, Gabriel Obertan has won the Player Of The Month award after continuing with his impressive form from last month.

“When we brought Gabriel to the club we knew what he was capable of and he has managed to exceed all of our expectations.” said Toulouse manager Dominique Arribage. “We have started brilliantly so far this season and we will be looking to maintain our current form for as long as possible,” he added.

Despite finally losing their first game, Toulouse remain at the top of the Ligue 1 table and have maintained a decent gap between themselves and their nearest rival in Stade Rennais who currently sit in second place.

Paris Saint-Germain continue to struggle this season and have drawn eight of their thirteen fixtures this season to see them sitting in fifth place. Their poor results in not only Ligue 1 but also the UEFA Champions League where they find themselves on the bottom of their group sees manager Roberto Mancini placed under a tremendous amount of pressure to keep his job with the club.

FC Nantes struggles continue, finding themselves still at the bottom of the table after another poor month of results. Despite this, the club has shown loyalty to manager Michel Der Zakarian although he will need to turn things around sooner rather than later otherwise he could find himself looking for another job.

At the halfway point of the group stage, Toulouse find themselves in a position where they could still qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. Their next fixture in the competition sees them travel to Spain to face Sevilla who defeated them 2-0 in their previous fixture.


Injury Report

Kevin-Prince Boateng

During the match against FC Lorient, Kevin-Prince Boateng strained ligaments in his knee and was forced to be substituted. After assessing the injury, it has been determined that he will miss five to six weeks because of the injury.

Toulouse go in as underdogs as they face Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League to start November followed by a Ligue 1 fixture against Racing Club de Lens. Next, they return home to Stadium Municipal to face Paris Saint-Germain who will be looking to return to form after suffering a poor start to their season so far.

The UEFA Europa League sees them travel once again, this time to Belgium to face Standard Liege in what could prove a vital fixture in Group L. To finish the month, Toulouse face LOSC Lille at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
any chance we can see your formation/tactics screen, I'd be interested to see how you line up
Nice to see a different team atop of Ligue 1! Important game coming up against PSG, however, to really cement that lead. Good luck :)
Still flying high mate and it's absolutely brilliant to see!! Keep it up and it could be an amazing season for Toulouse!
A loss against Sevilla in your next match could make it very tough to qualify for the next round..

Good results in tbe league so far
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7 yearsEdited

Toulouse put together almost a perfect month as they returned to form in November. Starting their month with a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League followed by a 1-0 victory over Racing Club de Lens after Kelechi Iheanacho secured the victory with a goal in the 90th minute.

Taking advantage of their recent poor form, Toulouse claimed a 2-1 victory against Paris Saint-Germain before a comfortable 2-0 victory over Standard Liege in the UEFA Europa League. To finish the month, Toulouse put in a tremendous performance, coming away with a 3-0 victory.

After recently returning from injury, Etienne Didot has continued his role as the driving force in the midfield for Toulouse as well as scoring two goals and providing an assist. The 33-year-old is in his ninth season with Toulouse and has played 246 games for the club so far in his career.

Didot was also awarded the Ligue 1 Goal of the Month for November for his magnificent strike from the edge of the box against LOSC Lille in their 3-0 victory.

Toulouse maintain their impressive lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table with Montpellier HSC, AS Monaco, Stade Rennais FC and Olympique Lyonnais grouped below them. Incredibly, Paris Saint-Germain are yet to return to form with manager Roberto Mancini under increasing pressure to produce results. If Paris Saint-Germain fail to win the title this season, it will be the first time since 2011/12 that another team would be crowned Ligue 1 champions.

FC Nantes have sacked Michel Der Zakarian after a terrible start to the season with players at the club losing confidence in the manager. A number of contenders have been rumoured to take the role include Didier Deschamps, Herve Renard or Hubert Fournier.

With only one round left in the group stage, the winner of the match between Toulouse and FC Kobenhavn will advance to the next stage of the competition, should the match result in a draw, Toulouse will advance due to having a superior goal difference. Sevilla are guaranteed to go through to the next round and will face Standard Liege in the final match of the group stage.

Toulouse is set to face LOSC Lille in their first match in the Coupe de la Ligue with Toulouse winning the last match up between the two sides by three goals. Last season, Toulouse was eliminated by Montpellier HSC after losing 3-2 in their opening fixture of the competition.


Injury Report

Kevin-Prince Boateng

After suffering strained ligaments in his knee, Kevin-Prince Boateng will still be forced to stay on the sidelines for at least another week before returning to action. His presence will be welcomed with Toulouse facing a large number of fixtures during December.

Pavle Ninkov

After suffering an injury during a UEFA Europa League fixture against Standard Liege, Pavle Ninkov is expected to face two weeks on the sideline with a pulled hamstring. His injury will see the inexperienced 22-year-old Dany Maury come into the starting side, Maury featured heavily while on loan last year for La Berrichonne as they earned promotion to Ligue 2.

Toulouse face a heavy schedule to end the year, starting with a UEFA Europa League fixture against FC Kobenhavn in a match which could see Toulouse qualify for the next stage of the competition. Following this, Toulouse have two consecutive Ligue 1 fixtures against Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Malherbe Caen.

Next up, Toulouse face LOSC Lille in their first Coupe de la Ligue fixture followed by Ligue 1 fixtures against FC Metz and rivals Montpellier HSC. To end the month, Toulouse will begin to attempt to defend the French Cup in their opening fixture of the competition, their opponent is not yet known with the draw set to take place on the 5th of December.
So, can I already congratulate you for winning the league? :D
13 points clear man, nice one! Just hope a busy schedule doesnt start to ruin your chances!
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7 yearsEdited

In a very busy month, Toulouse went undefeated until a major upset in the final fixture of the month. Toulouse found themselves three goals ahead within thirty minutes against FB Kobenhavn, going on to a dominant 3-1 victory. In their next three matches, Toulouse secured draws against Olympique Lyonnais and Stade Malherbe Caen before a Tongo Doumbia brace secured a 2-0 victory over LOSC Lille.

FC Metz suffered at the hands of Toulouse, going down 5-0 with Wissam Ben Yedder and Gabriel Obertan controlling the match throughout. To end the month, Wissam Ben Yedder collected a brace in a 3-1 victory over rivals Montpellier HSC followed by a major upset from Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais FC in the French Cup, knocking out defending champions Toulouse on penalties.

Continuing to perform impressively this season, Wissam Ben Yedder has been awarded the Player Of The Month award for December and is only four goals away from equalling his goal tally for last season with eighteen games left in the season.

During December, Ben Yedder produced five goals and four assists in six matches. His form has seen a number of teams across Europe interested in his services with West Ham and SL Benfica rumoured to be preparing bids for the January transfer window.

Despite some terrific performances this season in the Ligue 1, he has not been able to repeat this form in the UEFA Europa League. Ben Yedder is yet to score in Europe despite making six appearances so far this season.

Toulouse hold an eleven point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table over Olympique Lyonnais with the next four sides all within striking distance of second place. A good run of form from any of the mid-table clubs could see them find themselves amongst the European places.

At the bottom of the table, FC Nantes have begun to find form since the appointment of former France manager Didier Deschamps. All three sides that were promoted from Ligue 2 last season also find themselves in and around the relegation zone.

Toulouse have drawn Wolfsburg in the First Knockout Round of the UEFA Europa League with the first leg set to take place on the 9th of February at Stadium Municipal. Wolfsburg finished on top of Group C after the group stage and are considered heavy favourites against Toulouse.

After winning the competition last season, Toulouse have failed in their bid to defend the French Cup getting eliminated in their first fixture of the tournament, losing on penalties against Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais FC.

After defeating LOSC Lille in the previous round, Toulouse are now set to face Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final. The match is set to take place at Stade de La Mosson - Mondial 98 on the 10th of January.


Injury Report

Gabriel Obertan

During the last fixture of December, Gabriel Obertan suffered a bruised thigh and is set to be out for a week. Obertan is expected to be fit and ready for the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final match against Montpellier HSC.

Cristian Pavon

Suffering a back strain during a 5-0 victory over FC Metz, Cristian Pavon is still expected to miss a further week of action heading into January. It is unsure if he will be fit for the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final against Montpellier HSC with a decision to be made on his fitness closer to the match.

Heading into the new year, Toulouse face a light schedule with only three fixtures scheduled in January. In their first fixture of the month, Toulouse face rivals Montpellier HSC in the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final, should the win it is expected that the Coupe de la Ligue Semi Final will take place later in the month.

Next up, Toulouse face relegation candidates Valenciennes FC at Stadium Municipal before finishing the month with a fixture against Stade Rennais FC on the 29th of January.
Another fantastic month mate, keep Ben Yedder banging in the goals and the title may well be yours!!

How are L'OM fairing so far this season?
Only just caught up with this and wow! You're really f*cking good?!
Amazing stuff! Keep it up!
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7 yearsEdited

Toulouse Bring In Bakayoko
AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is set to join Toulouse

• The 22-year-old is set to join Toulouse for AS Monaco for €4.2 million
• The midfielder adds depth to a Toulouse squad currently struggling with injuries
• Bakayoko is available ahead of the Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final against Montpellier HSC

French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko has signed for Toulouse from AS Monaco for €4.2 million. The 22-year-old has signed a contract which will see him earn €13,500 per week until 2020. Bakayoko will add depth to the Toulouse midfield which has struggled with injuries throughout the season.

“Our midfield is very strong but Etienne Didot and Abel Aguilar are both coming towards the end of their careers.” said Toulouse manager Dominic Arribage. “In order to be strong for a long period of time, we must always be planning for the future of the club.” he added.

“I did appear to be in the plans of Fernando Hierro since he took over as manager of AS Monaco.” said Bakayoko. “I am looking forward to joining Toulouse, they have been incredible so far this season and I hope I can contribute immediately.” he added.

Bakayoko will be available to play for Toulouse in their Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Final against Montpellier HSC.
Really nice signing man, should do really well for you!

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