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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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P$G at 8th :))

Great results mate!
Not the best of results at the start of January but you improved a lot, well done beating P$G there :)
Great results. And great signings. Lucas Zen looks great. Hopefully he can do the job for you in the future as well as the present. Keep it up and good luck with the push for the title.
Loving it so far! Keep it up mate :D
Glenn: P$G are pretty rubbish :p

Louis: I wasn't too pleased but we bounced back well I think in the next month

edu: Thanks mate Zen will have settling in period but hopefully he'll turn in some top performances

OnTheBall: Cheers mate :D keep reading ;)

Match Reports February

Ajaccio 0 - 0 Olympique Lyonnais

Saturday 2nd February 2013 – Ligue 1 – Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio – Att. 5,660

Lyon starting XI – Vercoutre, Zen, Muniesa, Umtiti, Giaccherini, Gonalons, Hughes, Malbranque, Lacazette, Colazo, Benzia

Subs Grenier, Fierro, Briand

Lining up 3-5-2 I was sure we would control and dominate the game against the team sat bottom of the league. I wasn’t wrong there but I didn’t think we weren’t going to score. 11 shots on goal and 6 on target yet nobody could put anything away. This draw meant Montpellier jumped ahead of us by 1 point.

Olympique Lyonnais 5 – 0 Lille

Sunday 10th February 2013 – Ligue 1 – Stade de Gerland, Lyon – Att. 27,293

Lyon starting XI – Vercoutre, Lovren, Kone, Umtiti, Giaccherini, Mvuemba, Hughes, Fofana, Lacazette, Colazo, Benzia

Subs Zen, Fierro, Briand

Goals Umtiti (45+3), Kone (50,70), Lacazette (77), Fierro (90+1)

The favoured 3-5-2 tactic lately proved to be perfect for this game. We were about to go in to half time 0-0 after dominating the game until Umtiti jumped up from a corner and nodded home. After that the 2nd half Lille tried to be attacking but we hit them time and time again on the counter and smashed another 4 goals. A fantastic win and a great performance from Bakary Kone in defence, claiming 2 goals on the night.

Olympique Lyonnais 1 – 1 Anji

Thursday 14th February 2013 – Europa League – Stade de Gerland, Lyon – Att. 23,796

Lyon starting XI – Vercoutre, Bisevac, Kone, Umtiti, Briand, Mvuemba, Hughes, Fofana, Giaccherini, Benzia, Lacazette

Subs Fierro

Goals Umtiti (6)

Lining up 3-5-2 against an attack that consisted of Wilian and Eto’o was a risk and one that almost paid off as we dominated the game. Umtiti scored his 2nd goal in as many games to put us up in the 6th minute and we bossed it but Eto’o had other ideas and struck an equaliser in the 77th minute. Massive goal for Anji as it was an away goal but I knew we were capable of scoring in Russia so I had no real worries.

Match Reports February Cont’d

Bordeaux 2 – 3 Olympique Lyonnais

Sunday 17th February 2013 – Ligue 1 – Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux – Att. 18,665

Lyon starting XI – Vercoutre, Zen, Kone, Muniesa, Briand, Malbranque, Mvuemba, Fofana, Giaccherini, Fierro, Lacazette

Subs Dabo, Gonalons, Grenier

Goals Lacazette (30), Fierro (48), Briand (53)

An end-to-end game that ended with Bordeaux on top of us trying to grab a late equaliser. We went in to half time at 1-1 and scored early in the 2nd half to put us up and then followed the 3rd goal. Bordeaux pulled one back in the 66th minute but we held on for the win and with that we stretched our lead at the top to 2 points over Montpellier after they lost. This was a good sign with teams around us dropping points.

Anji 3 – 3 Olympique Lyonnais

Thursday 21st February 2013 – Europa League – Saturn, Ramenskoye – Att. 13,992

Lyon starting XI – Vercoutre, Reveillere, Lovren, Umtiti, Dabo, Hughes, Gonalons, Giaccherini, Colazo, Watt, Lacazette

Subs Bisevac, Malbranque, Benzia

Goals Umtiti (51), Lacazette (62, 82)

A thriller that we had to score in to at least take it to extra time. Eto’o got a 7th minute goal to put all the pressure on us and we didn’t score until the 2nd half with Umtiti yet again rising high to plant a header in to the net. Lacazette followed with a 62nd minute to put us in command until Eto’o scored in the 79th minue. At this rate though we were still going through. Lacazette popped up with another in the 82nd minute and that pretty much guaranteed that we were going through to face Man City in the next round, who joined after the were knocked out of the Champions League. Eto’o had time to score one final goal in the 87th minute but it wasn’t enough for Anji and we were through!

Vannes 1 – 3 Olympique Lyonnais

Tuesday 26th February 2013 – Coupe de France, 11th Rd – Stade de la Rabine, Vannes – Att. 23,796

Lyon starting XI – De Vries, Zen, Kone, Umtiti, Fierro, Hughes, Fofana, Grenier, Colazo, Benzia, Watt

Subs Vercoutre, Gonalons, Lacazette

Goals Watt (2, 9, 89)

Lining up 3-5-2, we expected to dominate and crush Vannes, who were 2 leagues below Ligue 1. Watt got us off to a blinder scoring 2 goals in the first 10 minutes and then the boys took their foot off the pedal. We still got 20 shots on goal away, with 8 on target and it was left to Watt to complete his well-deserved hat trick in the 89th minute. An easy win in the cup and on we go.
You are doing brilliant mate!
Wow, you're doing well. Surely the title has got to be yours this season.
Glenn: Cheers buddy! Appreciate the support!

edu: Thanks mate. Thing is Montpellier are only 1 point behind me right now and it is very close! Not long left to go in the season and it's tight haha hope I can get the title but I will be happy with 2nd with the players I have
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Montpellier might just implode if they sell Belhanda though and that usually happens in the first season
Paddy: Unfortunately, they've still held on to him and he's absolutely bossing it for them

My Thoughts

So far we have qualified from our group and played in the first knockout round against Anji, which we got through on away goals. I was disappointed defensively as we conceded 3 goals to Anji in Russia when it could have been kept down. At the end of the day it didn’t matter, we were through and had a tough game against Man City lined up.

They were top of the Barclays Premier League, a massive difference from what it was like when I was at Arsenal. I hated Man City with a passion. They bought their way to a title and are nothing more than the English P$G but worse! Marouane Feilaini joined them in the summer but the rest of the line up was made up of players who lifted that coveted trophy, wrestling it away from the Red Devils on the final day.

I knew it would be a tough game and had to think about how we were going to line up against them. Playing at home I had to ensure we didn’t concede but in my mind I was scared about getting thrashed. I couldn’t let the players know I had this fear in me but before this game we had a league match coming up. We need to keep up our league form because there were so many teams chasing at the top of the league and we only have a point advantage.

This job is stressing me out already and I think it’s made worse by the fact we barely have any money. I need to win trophies to bring in some money to the club. The chairman doesn’t have enough to give a loan to the club. Along with that, we are paying back a bank loan that won’t be done until next year in June. All of this is having a strain the clubs finances and on me. Nothing can be done and I need to focus on the football.
Nice update and great job so far! Umtiti seems to be scoring quite a lot... Now,smash City down and go on! ;)
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City will be tough. I'd park the bus haha

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