Thursday, June 20, 2013

L'équipe a gagné si souvent il est devenu ennuyeux

No offense meant for the club nicknamed "Les Gones (The Kids)," but FRENCH FOOTBALL was never more boring to me than when OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS were winning seven consecutive titles from 2002.
It's just that nobody likes "Goliath." We have a propensity to cheer for the "Davids" of the world -- the underdogs, not the overlords.
I mean to take nothing away from Lyon. President Jean-Michel Aulas created a marvelous team. I just grew tired of the club's hegemony of the era.
We're approaching the 10th anniversary of the title-winning 2003-04 Lyon team. The talent in the team was undeniable, with Florent Malouda, Giovane Elber, Michael Essien, Juninho Pernambucano and Grégory Coupet in goal.
Lyon took that year's title by three points over PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN and four points over MONACO in a close finish.
Lyon would continue their winning ways in the seasons to come.
I recognize their accomplishments while wishing rivals could have unseated them at least once during their championship streak.
I just can't cheer for Goliath.


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