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Laurent Blanc

This video may have been floating around the internet for ages, with persistent rumors of its existence spliced into clips, but for those of us new to the Zizou and friends doing karaoke in a Turkish steam bath…well, this should either make or break your day.

Being sure the scene for this little clip is set properly, it includes…

– Some men nude, some in towels. – Steam. – A shower. – Laurent Blanc’s blurred-out man parts. – White boy dancing. – At least one world class mustache.

Do you suppose nude dancing, steam bathes and mustaches was the missing… Continue reading

As if Frank Ribery hadn’t endeared himself enough to Les Bleus fan, he has now declared himself ‘almost German.’  Politically, its a smart move – at least for his club, Bayern Munich. After a long negotiation process (which endured some controversy), Ribery signed a long-term contract last year that will keep him at the club until 2015.  And Ribery apparently has no regrets about his decision…

Extending my contract with Bayern was the right decision. They are a great club on the international stage and at the same time they are a real family club

Ribery has… Continue reading

Leading the charge against France over the past few months has been France. It’s been an internal housecleaning of many varieties, and no fingers have done more pointing than those directed inward.

Hasn’t worked. Not, at least, as quickly as they would’ve liked. So Laurent Blanc and those surrounding the team have taken to alternative methods to get France back in working order.Psychological profiling:

France is turning to psychological profiling and has hired someone coach Laurent Blanc believes will give him a greater understanding of his players.

“Someone who can help us go a bit further into the… Continue reading

Though he could probably walk into any international midfield in the world save for Spain, it seems the nature of Zizou’s surprise showing at Clairefontaine was more training for his eventual political career – handshakes, photos, kissing babies, etc. – than training for a surprise return to the football pitch.

But given how the summer went for France, don’t be surprised if Laurent Blanc names him in the starting XI on Friday, completely unbeknownst to Zizou.

This may just be the best thing France has done since ‘98 (or ‘00 if you prefer). In the wake of that massive mental and behavioral meltdown that was their World Cup 2010 campaign, a show of bad football and even worse insubordination, the French Football Federation has suspended the entire World Cup squad for their next game at the request of new head honcho Laurent Blanc.

Blanc said: “I obviously cannot act as if nothing had happened in South Africa.”

“I followed the events with sadness, I was disappointed with the sporting results and I was shocked by certain… Continue reading

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