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newsfootball6 months ago

We understand frustration and anger but cannot accept it that way, asserts Bernard Tapie

Former Marseille president Bernard Tapie has confessed that while he understood why the fans protested, the way they did it was unacceptable. The club’s game against Rennes had to be postponed after fans broke into the training ground and set fires with them unhappy at the club’s performances.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Reports | Napoli join AC Milan and Sevilla in race for Marseille’s Florian Thauvin

According to French outlet Le10Sport, Serie A side Napoli have joined the battle for Olympique Marseille’s Florian Thauvin with the French side looking to sell the winger in January. The 27-year-old has been one of the club’s best performances since re-signing for them in January 2016 on loan.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Manchester City’s B team are strong enough to win the Champions League, admits Andre Villas-Boas

Ahead of Marseille’s clash against Manchester City, Andre Villas-Boas believes that the Cityzens have enough quality and depth that their ‘B’ team could win the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side have qualified for the round of 16 with dominating performances over all their Group C opponents.
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newsfootballa year ago

Marseille’s Ligue 1 season opener postponed after three positive coronavirus cases

Just three days before the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season kick-started, the league was forced to postpone Olympique Marseille’s opener against Saint-Etienne after three positive coronavirus cases. Marseille confirmed that three individuals within the club had tested positive which forced the league’s hand.
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newsfootballa year ago

FIFA should create Club Purchasing Ethics Commission to judge new owners, reveals Arsene Wenger

FIFA’s director of football development Arsene Wenger has revealed that he believes FIFA should create a Club Purchasing Ethics Commission to find out the real intentions of owners. The former Arsenal boss also warned the French top tier to beware of conscienceless investors from other countries.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Andre Villas-Boas to leave Olympique Marseille less than year after appointment

Olympique Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas could reportedly leave the French side less than a year after he was appointed after the club sacked Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta. The former Chelsea boss has made quite an impact with the Ligue 1 giants and led the club to a second place finish.
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featurefootballa year ago

From chaos and eccentricity to stability via Andre Villa Boas: How Marseille has become happy again

It’s the early months of the 2014/15 season and we’re in France, watching as Olympique Marseille and the eccentric Marcelo Bielsa rule the Ligue 1 for fourteen glorious weeks. It was some of the best football the French side had played in a long time and even three losses couldn’t knock them off.
Siddhant Lazar