August 18th, 2010

Cirque Du Malaise: Front Row Seats At The French Circus – UPDATED

UPDATEDNicolas Anelka’s response to the news that he has been suspended from the French NT for 18 (!) matches:

“The so-called punishment has no relevance whatsoever because, for me, the French national team was an issue which ended on June 19 when I was kicked out of the training centre at Knysna.”

“This is just to entertain the public, to turn the page because Laurent Blanc needs to be able to work in peace.”

“These people are clowns. I am dying with laughter.”

Yup. Think we mentioned this at the time. But thanks for confirming it, Nic. A smug Kickette office is a happy Kickette office, after all.

Come one, come all to the greatest show on earth!

The French NT circus is rolling into our town and it’s nearly sold out. You needn’t worry about purchasing tickets, Kickettes, as we’ve scored our loyal readers prime viewing real estate at this World Cup’s most exciting show.

Please note: admission to the circus is 30 minutes before performance start times. Additionally, the circus guest shop is open beforehand and during intermission – selling adult refreshments and mascara tubes as souvenirs.

The big top will be heated as required and you may get wet or foamed during performances. That’s an advisory, not a guarantee.

 

1. Patrice Evra the “Ringmaster”: At first, Evra was vehemently denying an internal team rift.  The recently-appointed captain then changed his tune, claiming he would exposed his camp’s “traitor”.

Front and centre – or on the bench -  Evra commands the spotlight. He was also one-half of Sunday’s training ground bust-up and made the executive decision for the entire team to skip practise in protest to the French federation’s handling of the Anelka-Domenech situ.

France NT fight2. Andre-Pierre Gignac as the “The Tightrope Walker”: grateful he even made this year’s final team, his service as Anelka’s replacement essentially started this whole damn thing.

We proudly claim ownership of our newly discovered hottie but really, we just want to see him in a leotard.

3. Raymond Domenech the “Clown”: in a strange and somewhat comical series of events, the man who agreed with the FFF’s choice to remove Anelka had to read the players’ statement of dissent to the world’s media. Lest we forget, he was first the butt of jokes in 2008 when he proposed to his partner, Estelle Denis, on live telly just moments after his side crashed out of the Euros.

All that’s needed to seal this manager’s fate is a water-squirting flower.

4. Nicholas Anelka as “The Magician”: his words have the power to be twisted and he does one helluva disappearing act.






5. Yoann Gourcuff is “The Ball Balancing Seal”: he was picked on while riding the bus, forced to eat lunch by himself and acknowledged his role as the team’s scapegoat.

Our Kickette front row seats do not permit Mean Girls or fugly boys; thus, we will keep Gourcuff safe and non-speaking as the cutesy water creature.

6. Franck Ribery, “The Lion”: looks aside, when you attack our pretty pet seal, you are turned into an animal yourself. One we don’t even have to photoshop.

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153 Responses to “Cirque Du Malaise: Front Row Seats At The French Circus – UPDATED”

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  2. LaTipa says:

    What really “bugs” me is that these grown men act like spoiled brats.Obviously their egos (and f***in’ attitudes) are as big as their bank accounts.It’s really disappointing seeing them doing their best for their clubs yet forgeting how to play football when (they’re) members of the NT.At their age they should be able to get over themselves and play decently.Just sayin’…

  3. kaya says:

    I’ll just add that we all knew something to this effect was going to happen… it was just a little more spectacular than anyone imagined. If the players agreed to give up whatever bonus was being referred to, that’s a nice gesture, but they can’t give back the expense that was wasted on sending them there, the luxurious hotel or the ticket to RSA that should’ve gone to Ireland.
    Anyway, Domenech is clearly a joke, but the morons who had so many opportunities to remove him are the ones that should be publicly humiliated. What a little group of spoiled brats. I’m about to go spend the rest of the WC in the Cote d’Azur… super!

  4. kaya says:

    There are sooooo many comments here, I’m not certain I’m the first to mention this, but the Clown section needs correction. Domenech proposed to his gf when France crashed out of the 2008 Euro, not the WC. And I believe the won the WC in 1998, anyway. No Domenech to thank.

    • kaya says:

      I said "I believe" with a hint of irony. It's only obvious to me, though, so I'll just add that I'm certain the clown section could be improved with a little updating.

      • Lilipop says:

        You're right, I think I just skipped the part about Domenech…

        fortunately, he has not been there since 1998…;

        Six years is more than enough!!!

    • MrsNesta says:

      Oh yeh you’re right, didn’t quite go crashing out in 1998 lololol

    • thanks luv, have fixed typo/drunken mistake. x

    • DJ says:

      Hee, my note on that was buried in my comment downthread.

      I could’ve sworn we won in ’98… ;)

  5. pandora says:

    Whole their appearance on this world cup was just one big fail. I hope they will come round, dismiss Domenech, arrange misunderstandings and start to winning. French team has great players but they have to work like team and they have to stop acting like spoiled imps.

    • Charlotte says:

      That was Domenech last game, thank god! Now we're going to have Laurent Blanc as a coach. He was in the NT in 1998 (ah! the good times) and was the coach of Bordeaux for the last 2 or 3 years. I'm sure Yoann will fell better in the future NT.

  6. elnino says:

    The French NT really is a calamity. This team has injured football a great deal. First Henry’s handball that got them the qualification, that made FIFA look horrible! Like they would just let a foul like that go unnoticed and unacted on. Now, this. This hateful attitude. Football is supposed to bring people together and be fun, I’m not talking about a little competitive spirit or rivalry or getting mad at an injustice or loss; but this is not even about football anymore. The feud between Yoann and Ribery, Anelka’s disrespect and everyone else’s disasters is ruining the French team. Toulalan seems to be the only sensible one on the team. :(

    • elnino says:

      Sorry guys I don’t mean to say that The Whole French team is injuring football. Just this particular one playing right now. Just trying to avoid some Anelka situ, what with his words getting twisted and all ;)

  7. Freya says:

    Haha! That’s hilarious Kickette! Lashes is even cuter as a seal…and the whole ‘Yoann gets bullied and eats alone’ thing made me sad…he’s too cute to eat alone!

  8. Violets says:

    Hot team, hot mess.

  9. C16 says:

    Seriously, how lame and selfish from all the French players (except Yoann, of course) is this?
    This is THE WORLD CUP we’re talking about, they should’ve left their egos and differences aside but no… I’m not even French and I feel betrayed and embarrased by them.
    All of this is a joke, thank God is over…

    I hope “Lashes” is OK. The red card doesn’t help much. *hugs to Yoann

  10. p4ng says:

    Fernando Torres: Yoann, come and eat your lunch with us! And I can teach you how to bitchface as well!

    WELCOME TO LIVERPOOL FC YOANN DARLING! :)

    • LaTipa says:

      Liverpool signed him?!?!?!?!?!?In the middle of the WC?

      • Thea says:

        Think it's all up for grabs still, may be Arsenal, Manu or any number of teams! Lets hope this has not ruined his transfered prospects!

      • p4ng says:

        Naah, or not yet. Or maybe just in my dreams. But I really would like Torres and Gourcuff together. Oh my gash.

        If Yoann signs for manuuuuh or arsenal, he will totally break my heart. Come to Liverpool or stay Yoann! YOU HEAR ME! Or I will steal all your clothes.

        • MrsNesta says:

          Haha, he's coming to Arsenal and because he's so kind and doesn't mind getting his kit off he will give me his clothes LOLOLOL

        • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

          If he gets to Arsenal do you SWEAR that you will steal his close!!! :-D

  11. Sylvia15 says:

    i cnt believe france are out…all because of the bickering :'(

    poor Yoann..theyre so mean to bully him! and leave him to eat his lunch alone……..and only have a few loyal friends in the team..thats horrible..:'(

    :'( stupid red card…

  12. lila says:

    They were supposed to be a team, right? But they didn't acted like it…so I think its a bit of everyones fault what happened. Maybe some are more to blame them others but we'll never really know. So honestly I'm glad its over! And about Gourcuff…. I don't care…I still love him!!!

  13. Ofeily9 says:

    I'm French and I don't speak English very well but I can say that what have frenchteam did is so pathetic, childish and disrespectful. They are just paid so much and not able to win only one match. Shame on us.

    PS: I LOVE GOURCUFF <3

  14. Ofeily9 says:

    I'm Franch and I don't speak English very well but I can say that what have frenchteam did is so pathetic, childish and disrespectful. They are just paid so much and not able to win only one match. Shame on us.

    PS: I LOVE GOURCUFF <3

  15. VeNia says:

    God please have mercy of them…don't let the media disgrace them too…and keep Yoann-The-Seal-Boy safe and warm…pleasee…hahahaha!!just kiddin'!

  16. Linda (Gooner till I says:

    Yoann of all people. Poor baby. I wanted to hug him and tell him that everything's gonna be alright.

    but FINALLY, FINALLY it's over. What a shame, what a disgrace.

    • Fiji Mermaid says:

      Seriously. How old are these guys? I’d expect this from teenage girls–not fully grown men.

  17. smurfette says:

    and amillion hugs for Thierry. He didn't deserve such a goodbye from the French team. I am hoping he will still play for them but I doubt it. A hottie says bye bye, and one of the best on the pitch despite handball and all.

  18. Lilipop says:

    the French players have come to an agreement : they will not accept their premium/ bonuses they should have earnt thanks to their participation to the world cup

    Does it make sense?

    • MrsNesta says:

      Thats a fair gesture, not totally sure the reasons why? is it because of the farce or they’re upset over the FFF and Raymond et al? Will their bonuses got to supporters who travelled to WC??

      • Lilipop says:

        on the French radio they are making fun of this information.

        "Now they are willing to be forgiven, so if you have anything to ask, such as mowing your lawn (not sure about the translation), do it now, they may do it!"

        I hope they will also give back the price of their wives'flight!!!!

        • MrsNesta says:

          Yeh they should definitely pay back the cost of the wives flight cost!!!! But obviously the press are enjoying this! Yeh hopefully some good will come and some money will filter down to some deserving teams :)

      • Charlotte says:

        That’s the least they could do, if they wanted to gain back some respect from the french. I believe the money will go to FFF and then to non-professional football clubs.

        • Lilipop says:

          I think the same.

          It woumd be quite fair as amateur football will lose money because of the NT, since some sponsors will not renew their partnership following what happened in SA, and a part of the sponsorship contract usually goes to amateur football…

  19. Dea says:

    I'm not going to pity Gourcuff. The SA player was BLEEDING and had to be taken away. Whether is was on purpose or not, he deserved the red card.

    • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

      So yesterday when Pique was bleeding…and i think that he was hurt badly in first game( poor guy) non of players who hurt him DIDN’T GET RED CARD! what I am truing to say-Blood it’s not reason for red card!

      • DJ says:

        Pique's injury was a pure accident. Gourcuff absolutely elbowed the South African player and drew. Maybe not a straight red but at the least a yellow.

        How people don't notice the trend in which calls are bashed is beyond me. Curious that Kaka and Gourcuff can do no wrong. Whatever might they have in common?

        • DJ says:

          Oops, "drew blood", rather.

        • MrsNesta says:

          The refs aren’t biased towards Kaka and Yoann, they sent them off :)

          • DJ says:

            Not talking about the refs, moreso the media and public and this very board of comments.

            • MrsNesta says:

              I know lol :)

              • DJ says:

                Hee. I obviously need a break and a drink. Stupid FFF.

                • MrsNesta says:

                  Yeh lets have a drink, mines a vodka and diet coke lol There is some serious problems starting at the top (FFF) and clearly Domenech did not have all the players support, so it was just never going to turn out good. Are you french or just a supporter, and yes I feel for you as a fan of the French NT. As I put before the England NT woes are nothing compared to the French, but from this hopefully things can only improve :)

        • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

          And why are you acting like those guys who are talking things like- girls watch football only because of hot players!? Some of us are really into FOOTBALL and don’t tell me that KAKA deserved red card!? Yes Yoann should get card but a yellow one! And in Premier League this things are happening all the time!

          • DJ says:

            My apologies. I absolutely do not mean to imply that because I know firsthand how annoying it is to not be taken seriously as a sports fan because of gender. I, in fact, point this site out often as run by women who truly know the sport and take a tongue in cheek approach to appreciating the players.

            I'll admit I took the comments personally because I love my team and hearing everyone fawn over Gourcuff while piling on the rest of the team without any proof of wrong-doing rubbed me wrong. It just starts to feel like players' actions or behaviour are excused or condemned simply based on how cute they are, with tongue firmly not in cheek. Yellow and red cards are not the end of the world and are an acceptable part of playing the game. No need to bend over backward to excuse them when they're kind of like battle scars.

            Gah, I feel all preachy. I really don't want to be the buzz kill. I know everyone has their favourites, but can't we promote them without tearing down other people's loves?

      • Dea says:

        This isn;t the first call that people are not going to agree with nor the last, but I do and that is my opinion. I didn’t like the call with the USA goal but I dealt with it. I like Gourcuff, but this crap about him being bullied and alone all the time are lies and I can’t believe people the French press.

        • C16 says:

          How do you know it's not truth? Just asking.

          • Dea says:

            Just because you think its true, doesn’t make it the truth. Wait for the players who are involved to speak their mind. I don’t pick up a paper or watch the news and assume all gossip is true. It’s just common sense.

            • Molly says:

              Well how do you know the players are telling the truth??

              • Dea says:

                What are talking about? The players haven't even spoke out yet. Just admit that no one is 100% sure of what is going on, not even the FFF has a clue.

                • Molly says:

                  Calm down and take a few breaths please! I meant how do you know that the player are going to tell the truth? The real truth is probably never going to come out no matter who it comes from. And you are getting far to crazy. You don't know the truth either! Therefore, you can't tell others what is going on. Your becoming crazy with everyone else when you yourself have no idea what is going on. We are all giving our opinion. It's okay that you have your own opinion on it but don't jump on others for giving theirs. My goodness! People need to get a grip! We love Yoann here and he seemed to be bullied on! None of us know the French NT personally (including YOURSELF!) so we can't say what really happen. Therefore, where else do you expect us to get our information beside the media and press! Are you from France?? Do you have some type of insider story or something??? Like really…my god!

                  • Dea says:

                    I'm not angry at, I'm not sure how you got that from my text. I didn't say I am right or that the players will be right. As of now we have only gotten gossip from the tabloids. I would like to hear all sides before I cast judgment.

                  • Dea says:

                    I never said people are wrong. I said many believe sports gossip to be true w/o hearing all sides. His own own father said he wasn't bullied but that he was having a hard time, same with Chamakh(sp?). That could mean a million things before bullying. Again I have my opinion and you have yours.

                  • C16 says:

                    AMEN Molly!!!

                  • DJ says:

                    I can’t speak for Dea, but what bothers me is that if there were rumours of another player being picked on, they would be taken with a grain of salt. But simply because it’s Gourcuff, rumours are taken as fact and established players are vilified.

                    Again, I understand that this is a fun site and we mostly appreciate players’ attractiveness, but one has to be a little self-aware and employ some measure of critical thinking when the subject is more serious.

                    • C16 says:

                      We clearly love Yoann and I think most of us are sticking by his side.

                      What other player are you talking about? As I said before, NOBODY deserves to be treated that way.

                    • Molly says:

                      Well thats how it always is. Some players are favoured over others. I am not saying that its right but that is how it is and will always be. Look at David Beckham. And Dea you are entitled to your opinion too. But you are telling others they are wrong when you have no idea yourself. And you are telling others not to attack you. I understand that the press doesn't give the best of facts but once again where else do you expect us to get our information from. THE PLAYERS THEMSELVES. Well I can tell you that I bet a hundred different stories will come from the players. Thats how it always is. Each player will have their own idea about what happen. And I agree that NOONE DESERVSE TO BE BULLIED ON! I never heard of any other player in the French team being bullied on. And if there was I support him too.

                    • Molly says:

                      I am sorry. I don't mean to sound rude to anyone. Lets just agree to disagree. I am pregnant and my hormones get the best of me sometimes lol.

                    • MrsNesta says:

                      Are ok Molly, raging hormones and all? You need to calm down ready for the match tomorrow, I feel sick already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    • Dea says:

                      Thank you. That’s all I was trying to say.

            • C16 says:

              I'm not saying I think it's true. I'm just asking how do you know it's not truth, you're the one who said it's all lies.

        • Lilipop says:

          1)I am not pyting Gourcuff for what happened today, even though I think he did not deserve to be expelled. Anyway, this kind of mistake happen all the time

          2) I think there is sth true about what the French press is saying, that Gourcuff was bullied by some of the players. If you watch images of their training session, he is always isolated!

          When Evra was asked about Gourcuff, he said: "I nevet get to talk to him, you ve got to talk to Jeremy (TOulalan) if you want to discuss with Gourcuff".

          I think Gourcuff is shy and maybe that's why he does not fit in, …besides French press has quickly turned him into the "new Zidane", praising his discretion and beauty, which may have created some jealousy amongst the oldest players!

          But I don't think the feud Gourcuff/RIbéry actually happened

          (my message is far too long, sorry!)

          • MrsNesta says:

            No its not too long Lilipop, its good to hear from someone in France, thanks :)

          • Dea says:

            Evra said he was shy. He was stating the obvious. He didn't demonize him. they reporters asked him a questioned and he answered. It seems to me that the press is creating more theatrics than there are in real life. I don't know what newspaper or reporter to believe, which why i reserve judgement until I have ALL the facts. So far, this all one-sided.

            • Lilipop says:

              I also think that the media have exagerated the whole situation making Gourcuff the shy/nice one when the rest of them were the villains.

              What tehy write may be based on real facts but I think they have made a psychodrama when there was no need to do so.As they have done with Anelka's rant!

              It is a shame because L'Equipe used to be a serious paper,…

              Christian GOurcuff (Yoann's father, and FCLorient Coach) was also reported to have said "Yoann does not feel comfortable in the French team, and it exceeds football"

          • Charlotte says:

            I agree with that. Yoann clearly wasn't friend or talking to some of the players. The main problem is that he didn't get along with them on the pitch as well (see the game against Uruguay).

            We'll know more in the next few days.

        • Dea says:

          *the people believe the french press*

          • MrsYoann says:

            Its very true darling.

            Otherwise shouldn't these have been denied by the coach himself?

          • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

            @Dea sorry but i was talking about your opinion that Yoann deserved red card because there was blood which doesn’t make any sence to me…I wasn’t talking about press_crap…that’s different story…

      • Bria says:

        I agree with you. If that was the case then we would hardly ever have a match finish with 22 players on the field. He did not hit him on purpose. It is a contact sport and there are going to be some accidents. Lashes was sent off wrongly!!!

    • MrsYoann says:

      Are you sure you know the rules?
      Yoann did not run to attack the SA player FGS, he was attempting to score!
      BIASED REFEREES.
      If this was England he must have thought ten times!

      As for Yoann being treated as an Angel, you obviously dont know the whole story.
      Yoann is educated and is humble and polite, “well brought up”, according to even ex players. He is being bullied by Ribery, Anelka and co. Ribery even called him a “homosexual slur” for not going to a night club? for what? for respecting the values his parents passed on to him and holding on to them?
      He is being picked on by those rude and ill mannered players who swear at coaches and the staff.
      You see the two extremes?
      I hope you change your views.. If not, its all good :)

      • Lilipop says:

        where do you get your information from?

        I had never heard about Ribery insulting him!

        It is getting worst and worst…

      • Dea says:

        Which tabloid did you read that in?
        Which sports reporter aid this and who are their sources?

        You are proving my point right now. Why do you bring up that he is well educated and comes from a good background? So if the other players that were raised poorer, does that make them lesser than Gourcuff?

        And please tell me where I said Yoann ATTACKED anyone?? I didn’t. But he did cause injury and the ref decided that deserved a red card. Don’t tell me about biased refs……My team should have won 3-2 the other day :(

        • MrsNesta says:

          I agree that Yoann being brought up properly, being well educated and having money does not make him a better person!!!, but how a person treats others does. Its sad if it becomes a class/race issue! :)

          • Thea says:

            Which in fairness Nesta looks like it may have been – we will know in the next few days what went on, and I have a feeling Yoann will be seen to be a victim. i hope that he learns to fight for himself in the face of adversity from all of this. only way you survive.

        • MrsYoann says:

          Sweetie, just trying to prove that he was being bullied by the older more “hyper” players :) Thats why i brought in how much of a simple man Yoann is, that he refuses to even fight for his right..
          It makes the others less of a man, because imo, whoever fails to respect other people (women, coaches, yada yada), they dont deserve to be respected.
          As for the sources, they are in the Yoann group discussion on this site, but i saw it some days ago, must be about 20 pages back.. see if you can find the link..

          I am sorry, just a bit sentimental. But Yoann did not deserve a red card. It was too harsh. He never meant to hurt the player, he was the only one helping him up while the others were screaming at the ref, you see what i mean.. Its his first red all his career..

          • Dea says:

            Again, that is your opinion. IMO, Gourcuff deserved the red card and handled himself well afterward. Frankly idc of 200 articles were written in favor of Gourcuff, it doesn’t make it true. Time will tell.

            • MrsYoann says:

              The IMO was used for saying that Ribery and Co. dont deserve to be backed by people.

              As for you, you dont seem to follow Yoann. I do, since I followed Bordeaux last season. You want Yoann to speak right? To get the proof from the player himself? Well i dont think it will happen ever, because he isnt the whiny biatch kind of person.

              Maybe you should use your power of reasoning.

              • Dea says:

                Good lord. The man is 23. Sometimes his fans treat him like he is a toddler. If the man has something to say he will say it himself or have his father or agent speak for him.

                • MrsYoann says:

                  Well his fans know about him, and you clearly dont.

                  • Dea says:

                    Exactly. You know about him, but you don't know HIM. All I was saying is don't believe everything you read or hear about the players. We will have to agree to disagree. :)

                    • MrsYoann says:

                      Im just very glad its over!

                      Lets see what Mr Evra the Drama Queen will say about all this!:)

                    • lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

                      We can all agree on one thing-press can make so many c r a p that sometimes I wonder from were do they take all those crazy ideas and articles…But in this case story is true…I am not talking about " inside sources" ,and all the headlines but the "base" of story it's true. When you have divas & egos, PIMPs affected by fame&money… on one side and on the other normal players who aren't interested in underage prostitutes…well you just know that they aren't getting along…

            • MrsYoann says:

              *sorry for the first sentence, it wasnt aimed at you.. was commenting on someone else's comment..

              Anyway, why do you think it was a red?

        • Bria says:

          So what if he caused injury? Some player has caused injury to another at some point of time in their career. The only way he should of been red carded was if he intentionally caused injury or on the basis of violent conduct. He did neither so why should he have been sent off? Same thing with Kaka. Lets just admit that some referees are having a piss poor WC so far. Imo (I might be wrong) it seems you don’t really understand what really warrants a red card so may I suggest you ask someone, google the rules or go on the FIFA website.

          • Dea says:

            I hated the ref the USA had in the Slovenia game, but that doesn’t mean I can’t agree with the decision to give Gourcuff a red card. Am I not entitled to my own opinion? You have your opinion but I didn’t say you don’t know what you are talking about and tell you to look up the rules. That’s is a tad rude. All the Gourcuff stans attack just for me stating my opinion….

  20. Charlotte says:

    Yes, that was (still is?) a real circus: sad and pathetic. Everyone in France is furious with the team and the FFF. I don't think the players realise how bad things are here. Seems like it's the end of the NT for some of the players, because of their attitude in SA (Anelka of course, Evra, Abidal, Gallas, maybe Ribery), that's what journalists are saying anyway.

    I still love Lashes though. He, at least, didn't act like an a**. Yes, Evra, I'm looking at you.

  21. liv says:

    Anelka and the entire FNT ego is as big as their bank account, and it's a pity! I feel so sorry for their supporters that had to see this unfold, but happily it is finally over for them! Blanc got a hard job ahead of him with attitude, and personility one had expect from children on the play ground!

  22. Lilipop says:

    freak show still going on, Evra is promising right now on French TV that he will tell the whole truth about what happened…

    mysterious!!!

    Can't wait to hear it !!!!

    • MrsNesta says:

      Yeh his version of events, I think this saga will go on for a long while :(

    • Linda (Gooner till I die) says:

      Yeah, I “can’t wait” for Evra’s version of events. :-/

      • nia says:

        really??? might be because he suspected he will never be selected again for the national team, hence the tell all….the saga continues!

  23. BHN says:

    i LOVE how all the kickette gals are sticking together for Gourcuff!!

    I am just so barbaric and evil that i want to confront Anelka, Evra, and Ribery with a rifle or a club or something and be all like 'you been messing with my Lashes punk?? well you mess with him you mess with me'

    and then a whole armageddon begins =P

    but that's just me.

    • Bria says:

      It’s not only you. I feel the same way too!! I would wait for them at the airport and create a diversion to get lashes away from them, and then I would jack up each and everyone of them including the management staff!! You don’t ever, ever mess with the Yoann!!! Let it be known!!!

  24. DJ says:

    Okay, I know Gourcuff is pretty and all, but I'm not going to dry his tears simply because of that. Why is he the only one who is not in disgrace? I apologize, I love this site and its fantastic coverage and humour, but the comments are a bit offensive. There are so many other factors at play in this debacle and I refuse to appoint Gourcuff the hero in the story simply because he's easy on the eyes.

    The disaster of the French team truly is a circus and the blame goes all the way to the top (of the high top, ba-dum-ching), the FFF. There's ongoing racial tension and egos and elitism and above all, a ridiculous poorly managed side.

    Now I'm going to go drown my sorrows in wine and the 2006 vs Brazil match.

    (Domenech proposed in 2008 after the Euro. When he should have been fired.)

    • Dea says:

      MTE. I love Gourcuff just like the next straight woman, but to portray as the innocent little angel and demonize the others (mostly black players) and to have the French press bring up race/ethnic/religion/class issues to starts lies about the team is a disgrace. No ones hands are clean here and I am eager to hear what Evra has to say. All of a sudden the man is being demonized by the press and everyone eats it up. Shameful.

      • MrsNesta says:

        Its a shame the french press are playing it out like that, but I certainly don’t see it as a race issue for me!

      • Lilipop says:

        I feel the same way, I hate when the press create a race/class issue when there is not one!
        besides, Lloris comes from a wealthier family then Gourcuff and I have never heard that he had been bullied!!

    • C16 says:

      Of course each and one of them have to take their part of guilt but I think we're going easy on Yoann for all that's been said, the way he was treated, eating alone and all of that…

      That doesn't make him less or more guilty than the others but I think nobody deserves to be treated that way.

      • Dea says:

        The only proof you have that Gourcuff was treated badly are French tabloids and sports reporters who make up stories left and right. Why don’t we wait for the players to speak for themselves when they return to France.

        • C16 says:

          Yeah, I want to know what they all have to say… All of them. I wonder if they will talk.
          I’m still taking Yoann’s side.

  25. MrsNesta says:

    Puts Englands woes into perspective!! Poor showing from Raymond also for not shaking hands with the SA coach :( The whole thing (French NT) has been bizarre and a shambles from start to finish!!!! Think it may have been better if they hadn't qualified and the Irish went instead. If I was a french supporter and had travelled to SA I would be asking for a refund from the FFF!!!!!! As Yoann is young he will have another opportunity to play in a WC and hopefully it will be a rich and rewarding experience for him as he genuinely seems like a nice, quiet (extremely hot) and talented player :)

    • cutecurls says:

      Yeah, the fans who traveled so much to watch their team play are probably the biggest losers.

      Btw, did you hear about that guy accidentally ending in the English lockers when he was looking for the bathroom? It was hilarious!

      • Molly says:

        OMG I thought that was hilarious too!!! LOL I would have did the same thing as that guy because I was pissed!

      • MrsNesta says:

        Yeh I did, think its harsh he's got to go to court over it, as you said he was only looking for the toilets and probably said what all england fans would've if they got the chance!!!!

        • cutecurls says:

          They really deserve to face the wrath especially after JT’s foot in mouth moment. Wtf was he thinking?

          • MrsNesta says:

            Yeh Fabio needs to do a 'note to self – don't let JT do press conference' thank god Lampard saved the day LOL :)

            • Molly says:

              Right MrsNesta! I totally agree. And Lampsy did such a great job of down playing/ clearing up the situation.

              • MrsNesta says:

                Nothing against Stevie G but think maybe Lampard should have been captain after Rio got injured, I know he was vice-captain but…. Ok getting back to topic (hehe) interesting to hear what Patrice has to say and what the counter-attack will be cos I’m nosy and like a good goss but perhaps sometimes when you’ve gone out like that and the coach is going anyway maybe a dignified silence is needed?

                • Molly says:

                  Yeah I would have loved, loved, loved to see Frank as captian :) . I am nosy to and I can't wait to see what Evra has to say lol. It's all so juicy. But I think they should all silence themselves after everything that has gone on.

        • Molly says:

          It’s extremely stupid that he has to go to court and they deserved someone to tell them how it is lol.

          • nia says:

            i read somewhere the guy's lawyer might even ask david beckham to become defense witness……poor guy should't be prosecuted really

    • Molly says:

      Lol about Englands woes!!! We look like saints compared to France LOL!!

  26. lorena $Yoyo Gaga$ says:

    Yoann didn't deserve red card!!! Referees on this WC are disgusting bunch of blind people! Sorry girls but i am still angry! But i think that I got even more disappointed in Titi and Evra after this all episode of playing high-school with gorgeous Yoann!

    • Lilipop says:

      + 1

    • elnino says:

      I didn't watch the game! What was the red card for??

      • nia says:

        elbowing the opponent….he should have escape with a yellow really. the ref is just too fussy, and the poor guy didn’t even protest over the decision…just waiting there looking after the person he elbowed, only then he came off….i really really felt for him, poor Yoann!

  27. Lilipop says:

    As a French person, I could not agree more with the Kickette team, except for the crush on Gignac, I reaallllllllly don't get it. (Maybe, that's because I can understand what he says,…)

    I think a lot of French person are actually happy that they are eliminated, this whole worldcup campaign was a joke and their behaviour was shameful.

    And I am so disappointed by Evra!

    I think the situation is not necessarily going to improve and I don't belong to the Blanc-is-our-saviour group, I really don't!

    • Lisa says:

      Lilipop, as a French person what's your take on Carrasso? To me he doesn't sound stupid at all, but then I am just learning French. Is he a total idiot?

      • Lilipop says:

        I have a soft spot for Carrasso, to me he does not sound stupid but it may be because he used to play for Marseilles and I can't be objective about anyone who plays or played for Marseilles ;) ))

        So Carrasso >> Gignac

        • MrsNesta says:

          Haha ooh Marseilles boys :)

        • Lisa says:

          Thanks! I love Carrasso, you can all keep Yoann. I've had a major crush on Carrasso for awhile and was hoping against hope he'd get to play at least once at the WC (haha). But I'm always sad when a football player that I love gives an interview and he turns out to be an idiot. No matter how pretty they are I want them to be at least a little smart :) So glad to hear from someone whose first language is French that he's not stupid. In the interviews I've seen with my little knowledge of French he seems funny and articulate.

  28. beri says:

    Bravo Kickette!!! Fantastic post…

    I agree with Senora Ramos….the whole situ with the French Team was a "….f*****g disgrace".

    Bring on the new coach and let the French NT group therapy session begin…

  29. Molly says:

    POOR YOANN!!! *SHAKING MY HEAD* AT THIS WHOLE SITUATION :( ! It just crazy. They deserved to be eliminated. Karma's a bitch! They cheated in thier qualifying game with Ireland and look what happen. But I feel very bad for Yoann..he should get citizenship somewhere else and play where he will be respected.

    • cutecurls says:

      I agree! France deserved what they got. A million hugs for Yoann though.

    • senora ramos says:

      to quote drogba, this is a "f*****g disgrace"

      poor yoann. and poor french supporters. thank god laurent will set things right. this has been the worst freak show ever.

      • Molly says:

        I feel "f****g disgrace" and "freak show" are the two best ways to describe this situation.

        • senora ramos says:

          this has been hurtful and embarassing for me to watch being a louisiana cajun. i can only imagine it is magnified a million times to be a french-born person.

          also, with all the bickering back and forth up top, no one knows or will probably ever know how bitter the fighting was and who is to blame. they are all to blame. you embarassed your nation. that is horribly selfish of you.

    • Thea says:

      Right on Molly! It’s a disgrace, it seems it all kicked off after he refused to go to a strip club with Ribery in Paris before they went to SA. As if you turn on a person for that, they all should be ashamed! The light at the end of the tunnel is that the new French coach is Yoann’s old Bordueax one so he should have at least one Supporter now!!!

      In the mean time he can take refuge with Aphrodite here in the Palm atlantis!!!

      • Molly says:

        He has my support poor love :( ! Thats so petty! How are you going to bully someone b/c of that?! Why b/c he doesn’t want to bed 16 and 17 year old strippers?! Freaking pig Ribery! And I hope the new coach makes some changes in that football team b/c they need it!
        Aw thats would be so great if he came to Dubai and you too met and fall in love LOLOLOLOL!!

        • Thea says:

          I know – it would be a the ultimate fantasy!!! But he won't go for me if he saw my costume, unless he likes down market looking extra's from Clash of the Titans. He looked so hot today, such a disgrace as he was sent of for nothing! I just hope that this does not knock his confidence. I just want him to go to a good club with a good manger in the EPL!

          • Molly says:

            Lol why did he get sent off?? I didn't see the whole game as I had to work :( . And then my fiance made me shut it off b/c he refuses to watch the French in the WC as he is from the Rep. of Ireland and is still bitter lol. And I hope Yoann comes to the EPL too. Plus it would make stalking a whole lot easier lol.

            • MrsNesta says:

              Yes Yoann needs to come to Arsenal lol

              • senora ramos says:

                mrsnesta, i have adopted arsenal. some of my friends convinced me.

                • Molly says:

                  *gasp* TRAITOR! lol just joking!

                  • senora ramos says:

                    lol! sorry molly. to be fair, you already knew i wasn't a manu girl :D

                    • Molly says:

                      Lol I know. I am just glad you found yourself a EPL club! Congrats! You will love it! lol :)

                • MrsNesta says:

                  hahaha I am soooooo glad you decided to adopt them as your team, you wont be disappointed :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Sorry Molly hehe haha

                  • Thea says:

                    girls we have to meet up to stalk the lashes ourselves! Since is my only light relief these days!!! I have had to eat the same thing from Room Service for three weeks now so I keep my weight down! In honour of Yoann’s departure I letting myself have a cheese buscuit.

                    • Molly says:

                      OMG Thea forget Yoann I think you need our help! LOL your job sounds so mean! Eat that biscuit girl!!!! lol you make me laugh. But we really need to stalk Lashes just like we do Iker LOL and the Spanish NT lol. Lashes needs are love :) !

                    • Thea says:

                      I always need my girls at times like this – who knew that lashes getting bullied would cause such a stir!!

                    • MrsNesta says:

                      Aww Thea hope you enjoyed the biscuit? Yeah I say we do some kind of week long stalking thingy, which could be disguised as travelling around europe sight-seeing lol