How big of an impact does Anelka not being called up have on the French NT?

Discussion in 'France' started by BadReligion, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. BadReligion

    BadReligion New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Washington, DC
  2. DMunited

    DMunited New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Austin TX
    Actually what baffals me more is that Marlet keeps getting called up while Kanute does not
  3. david dunn

    david dunn New Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    no impact, nobody wants him in french NT, he don't want to go in french NT, no problem...
  4. Snuffy

    Snuffy New Member

    May 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    France have a wealth of world class and top young strikers, so I don't think Anelka is really missed. Even though he's good, his poor attitude negates all that.

    As for Marlet, he constantly gets called up because he's a favorite protege (read, lap dog) of Jacques Santini from back in Lyon. I also always wondered how he could be rated higher than Kanoute (did u see Kanute's goal vs Everton - cracker!)
    However, Marlet has played well since joining OM from what I've seen. I've never liked him, but now that he plays for my team, I hope he proves me wrong.
  5. ZZ10

    ZZ10 New Member

    Sep 4, 2002
    Anelka'case is desperate - it is a pity because he can be a very good player but his attitude is terrible.

    I agree about Marlet who is an average player.
    Kanoute definitely deserves a chance.

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  6. Alphonse

    Alphonse New Member

    May 30, 2003
    La France
    It is le tres big impact, the players have complained that when they get le substituted in the last seconds of the match, now le bench is not nearly as being kept warm by the other substitute Français players their asses, like it was being kept warm by Anelka his le ass.
  7. joeblade

    joeblade New Member

    Sep 30, 2003
    Manchester, England
    For me, Anelka is a disgrace. Playing for your country should be a footballers highest honour. If he doesnt want to play for France, then the team doesnt need him.
    As for Marlet, its hard to understand why he was so disappointing at Fulham. After all, he WAS good at Lyon. Hopefully he can now start to recover that kind of form and confidence.
  8. Snuffy

    Snuffy New Member

    May 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Re: Marlet,
    it's clearly the set-up that Santini has that helps Marlet flourish. Whenever he does get a run in the French 1st team, he does pretty well (despite it being questionable why he gets called up, if you base it on club form). Santini was the Lyon manager when he played there as well.
  9. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It must not have been a negative impact since France didn't drop a point in qualifying for Euro 2004. :)
  10. Fonsos

    Fonsos Member

    Sep 21, 2000
    "Sydney Govou" rates higher than Kanoute. Nickulehead can't make the team and he knows it. He's not even a top ten (10) striker when you rate French Strikers and as far as I'm concerned it was a cop out on his part in regards to not being good enough to make the team. I'm always amazed at how it's everyone else's faulk except his. As a PSG supporter, I feel that I should apologize on behalf of the club for helping create this headache (he's a product of the PSG youth system). We should have at the very least sent to him to Merdeseille.

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