Café de Saint-Germain (Vol. IV) - 2005-2006

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  1. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ganu kicks off these new threads, so here's his thing ;) :

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    Bienvenue au Café de Saint-Germain! The one and only place for everything PSG!

    Welcome back to a new year after a pretty mixed bag for PSG over the last 12 months. If you've never posted here before, don't worry, there is only one rule. You have to talk about PSG and Paris. Please feel free to post in French and English, I don't mind, it's all good - so long as I understand it.

    So, please sit back and let the cool smell of Parisian coffee waft over you, as you just sit back and chillout at our very exclusive Parisian café. The sun is shining, the lights over Yvelines are bright, and the sweet sensation of springtime is trying to break free amongst the wonderful surroundings of the Boulogne forest...

    "...If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." - Ernest Hemingway

    PARIS EST MAGIK!!!

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    If you want to read previous editions of Café de Saint-Germain....

    Vol. I
    Vol. II
    Vol. III


    Here's latest news:

    Former Paris Saint-Germain FC coach Luis Fernandez has signed a one-year contract to coach Qatar club Al-Rayyan. Fernandez, whose finest hour came when he guided PSG to their 1996 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup triumph, had not been involved in coaching since steering RCD Espanyol to Primera División safety 13 months ago.
     
  2. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Marseille fight PSG for playmaker
    27 Jun 2005 00:00

    Marseille have made a bid to hijack Paris Saint Germain's move for unsettled AC Milan midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo.

    The former Lyon playmaker has just one year to run on his current San Siro contract and is widely expected to be sold this summer to prevent him moving on a Bosman free next year.

    PSG registered a firm interest earlier this summer but Marseille are said to have tabled a £1.5m offer for the diminutive France international, as Milan consider their options.

    Dhorasoo featured just 12 times last season
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  3. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    :eek:

    Its like looking in a mirror.

    I think I'll wait till the end of the month when the season starts, before I post. ;)
     
  4. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
  5. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, PSG will try anything to win! ;)

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    Actually, it's advanced cryotherapy. at the forefront of sports science...article here:

    30 degrés à Paris, 140 de moins à Capbreton ! Voilà les Parisiens soumis à rude épreuve. Alors que ce dimanche après-midi était laissé libre par Laurent Fournier, Hakim Chalabi a proposé aux plus curieux - et téméraires aussi - une cryothérapie du corps entier à moins 110 degrés. Explication…

    « Mais qu’est-ce que je fais là ? », Bernard Mendy n’en croit pas ses yeux. Planté au milieu du CERS (Centre Européen de Rééducation Sportive) de Capbreton, à deux pas de la mer, la cabine de cryothérapie intrigue. Une fois la porte franchie, vous comprenez enfin ce qui vous attend. « Attention, vous allez pénétrer dans une pièce à –110°. Bonnet, gants et chaussures obligatoires. Ne pas dépasser 4 minutes. »

    Conçue pour soulager les blessures, la cryothérapie a des propriétés antalgiques et anti-inflammatoires inégalées. « C’est une première pour moi, explique Bernard Mendy. Passé le stade inévitable de l’appréhension, vous comprenez très vite les bénéfices de ces 2 minutes à -110 degrés. J’ai été comme envahi par une vague de froid, mais maintenant je me sens super bien. » Voilà donc, le latéral parisien conquis.

    Autre aventurier, le jeune Boukary Drame. Pour son premier stage avec le groupe professionnel, l’international sénégalais profite de chaque nouvelle expérience. « C’est impressionnant ! Terrorisant au départ, mais bénéfique au final. Je me sens plus léger après deux petites minutes d’exposition. J’ai la forme », poursuit-il dans un immense éclat de rire.

    Le docteur Alain Simon explique qu’il s’agit avant tout d’une initiation. « Même si les bénéfices ne se font ressentir qu’après plusieurs séances, nous souhaitions faire découvrir aux joueurs cette technique encore peu utilisée en France. Et même si aucune preuve scientifique ne démontre les bienfaits d’une exposition de quelques minutes à ces températures si basses, le froid permet incontestablement de récupérer plus vite. Et puis, c’est nettement plus agréable que le sceau à glaces ! », poursuit Alain Simon qui a lui même tenté l’expérience.
     
  6. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Jesus Christ. That looks insane...

    I think that's the same technique that Cobos was using at Nice.... :eek:
     
  7. jegerpenge

    jegerpenge New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Lake Charles, LA
    Hmm, if the club wanted to dish out money they could fly the team to train in the mountains of Tibet. The higher altitude would increase RBC count and increase stamina when they return to Paris.
     
  8. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Iirc, they usually go to the French Alps for pre-season training...
     
  9. jegerpenge

    jegerpenge New Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    Lake Charles, LA
    You know it makes sense.
     
  10. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Great start to the season for the boys....

    Played at Dax (40) - Stade Montois - Kickoff time - (19:00)

    Bordeaux 2-0 Paris-St-Germain
    [Laslandes 32, Lavie 82]

    Lineups:

    Bordeaux

    Ramé (c) - [Valverde 45"]
    Jurietti - [Marange 70"]
    Planus
    Faubert
    Jemmali - [Afanou 45"]
    Cheyrou - [Da Costa 70"]
    Cohade - [Ducasse 62"]
    Mavuba
    Francia - [Lavie 62"]
    Darcheville
    Laslandes - [Leroy 70"]

    PSG

    Alonzo - [Cousin 45"]
    Mendy
    Badiane - [Dramé 60"]
    Armand
    Pichot - [Ateba 45"]
    Landrin - [Teixeira 45"]
    M'Bami
    Cissé (c) - [Ragued 45"]
    Rothen - [Boskovic 45"]
    Pancrate - [Touré 45"]
    Haddad - [Djadjedje 45"]

    Bookings: Flaubert (Bordeaux) - 42"
    Attedance: 5000

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  11. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Hey, that's a start in the right direction.
     
  12. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Bad news for PSG today, as it has been confirmed that youngster Samuel Piètre will be out for upto 6 months after rupturing his cruciate ligaments...

    A big blow to one of our up and coming young stars...
     
  13. Mel Brennan

    Mel Brennan PLANITARCHIS' BANE

    Paris Saint Germain
    United States
    Apr 8, 2002
    Baltimore
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I'll drink to that.
     
  15. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Essien is a little b***h. What an a**hole.
     
  16. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    A little change to our pre-season schedule....

    On the 23rd of July, we were due to play either Inter or Juve in Geneva. We will instead play, another Italian side, Udinese.

    Kickoff will be at 20:30, local time... :)
     
  17. Catfish

    Catfish Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Why?
     
  18. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    About time. AEK 0-4 PSG

    All the new boys played, and we have to give them time to gel.

    But that was really encouraging. Especially given the Nice and Creteil games...

    We will now play Udinese in our final pre-season game on Saturday in Geneva (17:30 CET)

    Allez PSG!
     
  19. Nanbawan

    Nanbawan Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    Haute Bretagne
    Club:
    Stade Rennais FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Scheisse ! I'll be there the next Tuesday... :(
     
  20. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Looks like there has been a quick change to the Ligue 1 schedule. We will open the season against Metz on Friday at 20:45 local time.

    This is because Marseille, who had been selected for that live game have an Intertoto cup match two days earlier.

    Southern wimps. We played Lyon on a Friday iirc, straight after WC qualifiers. Mario Yepes = hard man!
     
  21. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Ha....Kein Glück! Nein?
     
  22. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    Next season's squad numbers...

    1 - LETIZI
    2 - PICHOT
    3 - BADIANE
    4 - ROZEHNAL
    5 - MENDY
    6 - YEPES
    7 - PANCRATE
    8 - CISSE
    9 - PAULETA
    10 - DHORASOO
    11 - SEMAK
    12 - RODRIGUEZ
    13 - RAGUED
    14 - HADDAD
    15 - KALOU
    16 - ALONZO
    17 - ATEBA
    18 - BUENO
    19 - CANA
    20 - BOSKOVIC
    21 - TEIXEIRA
    22 - ARMAND
    23 - MBAMI
    24 - LANDRIN
    25 - ROTHEN
    26 - DRAME
    27 - TOURE
    28 - LJUBOJA
    29 - OGBECHE
    30 - BENHAMOU
    31 - PIETRE
    32 - KANTARI
    33 - COUSIN
    34 - DJA DJEDJE
     
  23. gaijin

    gaijin New Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Malaysia
    d'oh. Forgot this...

    PSG 0-0 Udinese

    Letizi
    Mendy (Pichot - 76")
    Yepes
    Rozehnal
    Armand
    Semak (Cissé - 57")
    Dhorasoo (Haddad - 74")
    Cana (Landrin - 65")
    Rothen
    Pauleta [c] (Pancrate - 80")
    Kalou (M’Bami - 57")

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    Solid defensive display anyway. The past two pre-season games have been very encouraging.. :)
     
  24. puffinz

    puffinz New Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Philadelphia, USA
    I've always longed for a good Paris vs Paris rivalry.... such as PSG vs Paris Racing. But Racing would need to get their house in order.

    These rivalries work wonders a la Chelsea/Arsenal or Bondby/FC Kobenhavn for the fans.
     
  25. fishbiproduct

    fishbiproduct New Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Pasadena Ca.
    Hello, dear PSG fans ;)

    I don't know if any of you has posted these on
    this forum (I haven't seen them but apologies
    if it's a "repeat"):

    this is a new "paint-job"/ déco, at virage Auteuil,
    Parc des Princes (of all places, I saw them posted
    on l'olweb.fr's forum ;) )
    I guess some will love it, others will hate it.
    Me, I think it's pretty neat so here goes:

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