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Remi Garde: Reclaiming The World - THIS STORY WILL NOT GO ANY FURTHER

Started on 14 May 2013 by k1rups
Latest Reply on 8 August 2013 by Louis O.
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The Travels of the Past


The travels of the past. What does that mean?

I had first joined this fantastic club in 2012, with no money to spend but a good group of dedicated players. I had taken over a team that was full of youth, producing talent left, right and centre. But there were also players there that were well past it and were living of the thousands of euros they were being paid, money that in my opinion they didn’t deserve!

I had a no nonsense attitude when I took over and I made sure everyone knew about it. The first ever team report that was layed out on my table by Bruno was given a thorough seeing to and a lot of analysis went in to the decisions that followed. I remember sitting there looking at players like Lisandro Lopez, Bafetimbi Gomis and Yoann Gourcuff and thinking we aren’t going to be a top club if we keep players like this at the club. I saw youngsters like Alexandre Lacazette, Maxime Gonalons, Yassine Benzia and I knew they were the future of the club.

One of the very first acts as the new Olympique Lyonnais manager was to remove the deadwood and that is what I did. The travels of the past will show us where those players have gone since leaving this club and what they have achieved, whilst we have gone on to become European Champions twice and league champions 4 times and treble winners more than once.












With Carlos Fierro joining Stoke and Tom Ince joining PSG, it remains to be seen whether either of them will suffer a similar fate to those that have gone before them. One would not hope for such a failure for a former player but it shows just how strong Olympique Lyonnais is and the future is brightest for this grand club.
Nice unique update!
I see an update trend building up here. Eyeing up on of these myself because when it's presented like this it's so cool to know where these individuals are many years down the line. Keep it up :)
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10 yearsEdited

The August and September Match Updates





Nice 1 – 2 Olympique Lyonnais

Sunday 14th August 2016 – Ligue 1 – Allianz Riviera, Nice – Att. 23.970


Lyon Starting XI: Swift, Corchia, Boateng, Lovren, Rojo, Hughes, Gonalons, Allione, Fomba, Benzia, Lacazette

Corchia, Fomba, Gonalons
Umtiti, Poch, Belhanda



Bordeaux 0 – 4 Olympique Lyonnais

Friday 19th August 2016 – Ligue 1 – Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux – Att. 31,117


Lyon Starting XI: Swift, Poch, Boateng, Lovren, Rojo, Hughes, Gonalons, Allione, Asamoah, Benzia, Watt

Watt, Allione, Gonalons
Toure, Fomba, Bahlouli



Olympique Lyonnais 0 – 0 Rennes

Friday 19th August 2016 – Ligue 1 – Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu – Att. 31,450


Lyon Starting XI: Swift, Poch, Boateng, Lovren, Rojo, Hughes, Gonalons, Allione, Asamoah, Benzia, Watt

Watt, Allione, Gonalons
Umtiti, Toure, Belhanda



Bordeaux 1 – 3 Olympique Lyonnais

Saturday 10th September 2016 – Ligue 1 – Stade Louis Fonteneau, Nantes – Att. 31,185


Lyon Starting XI: Ruddy, Poch, Gonzalez, Umtiti, Granger, Toure, Gonalons, Allione, Fomba, Benzia, Watt

Poch, Toure, Gonalons
Lovren, Boateng, Belhanda

Olympique Lyonnais 3 – 0 Lille

Saturday 17th September 2016 – Ligue 1 – Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu – Att. 30,229


Lyon Starting XI: Swift, Gonzalez, Lovren, Umtiti, Allione, Toure, Asamoah, Hughes, Fomba, Benzia, Lacazette

Gonzalez, Toure, Lacazette
Belhanda, Rojo, Watt



Olympique Lyonnais 3 – 1 Evian TG

Saturday 24th September 2016 – Ligue 1 – Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu – Att. 29,198


Lyon Starting XI: Ruddy, Corchia, Boateng, Rojo, Granger, Allione, Gonalons, Asamoah, Belhanda, Benzia, Lacazette

Granger, Belhanda
Lovren, Hughes



Olympique Lyonnais 3 – 1e Liverpool

Friday 26th August 2016 – Super Cup – Stade Geoffrey-Guichard, Saint-Etienne – Att. 40,454


Lyon Starting XI: Ruddy, Corchia, Umtitii, Lovren, Rojo, Hughes, Boateng, Allione, Asamoah, Benzia, Lacazette

Lacazette, Allione, Umtiti
Gonzalez, Gonalons, Belhanda



Olympique Lyonnais 3 – 0 Maritimo

Wednesday 14th September 2016 – Champions League Group H – Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu – Att. 27,302


Lyon Starting XI: Ruddy, Corchia, Boateng, Lovren, Boateng, Hughes, Gonalons, Belhanda, Asamoah, Benzia, Watt

Watt
Bahlouli



Ajax 2 – 4 Olympique Lyonnais

Tuesday 27th September 2016 – Champions League Grp H – Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam – Att. 52,960


Lyon Starting XI: Ruddy, Corchia, Lovren, Gonzalez, Umtiti, Allione, Belhanda, Boateng, Fomba, Lacazette, Benzia

Corchia, Fomba, Lacazette
Asamoah, Poch, Watt


League Table




Champions League Group H




What a great 2 months. We made a flying start in the league despite the draw against Rennes and have scored loads of goals. Demba Fomba has bedded in well and scored his first goal for the club and Toure is settling slowly and I expect them to grow more and more in to their roles. The Super Cup win was absolutely phenomenal and I’m so proud of the players. It went to extra time and Liverpool’s poor discipline cost them as they lost 2 players to red cards but we ultimately got the win.
Sensational Couple of Months! Won every game bar 1! Superb writing also!
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Champions League Final? :P

The International Fixtures





France 3 – 0 Malta

Friday 2nd September 2016 – UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Group 3 – Stade des Lumieres, Decines-Charpieu – Att. 61,556


France Starting XI: Lloris, Corchia, Yanga-Mbiwa, Varane, Digne, Knockaert, Pogba, Gonalons, Griezmann, Giroud, Benzia

Yanga-Mbiwa, Pogba, Giroud
Lacazette, Zouma, Sissoko



Czech Republic 0 – 6 France

Tuesday 6th September 2016 – UEFA World Cup Qualification Group 3 – Generali Arena, Prague – Att. 20,374


France Starting XI: Lloris, Corchia, Varane, Yanga-Mbiwa, Umtiti, Ben Arfa, Pogba, M’Villa, Griezmann, Giroud, Benzia

Ben Arfa, Griezmann
Sagna, Lacazette


World Cup Qualification Group 3




2 great results for the national team and a thumping win over the Czech Republic. Benzia and Giroud seem to be gelling up front and Pogba is an excellent midfielder, I only wish I could bring him to Lyon!
Big Olivier Giroud :D Great results. Kazakhstan next up. Should be fun :P
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Some nice results I always look forward to reading this mate
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Cheers guys! Giroud is pretty awesome in FM compared to real life haha France have an incredible squad I have to admit but they dropped to 28th before I took over which was ridiculous
2013-07-28 11:43#123493 k1rups : Cheers guys! Giroud is pretty awesome in FM compared to real life haha France have an incredible squad I have to admit but they dropped to 28th before I took over which was ridiculous
What do you mean not as good in real life. Big Olivier is immense :P
I am not updating this story any longer.

Massive thank you to everyone who has read and followed this story I wouldnt have got this far without you. I have lost the drive to write any more updates so I am ending this here. I will carry on playing the save but a new story may one day appear.
It was an absolute pleasure reading your story mate! Good luck with the save and hopefully we'll see you return with another soon :D
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Brilliant story, it has been a delight to read it! Thanks for the memories :)
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Wow, really sad to see this story over, but it was a brilliant one. Fantastic read, one of the best on the site.
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