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Cabaye you will never have a thing on Ginola

 

jesus to have a winger like him and nobby again with someone like Tino or Sir Les up front :wub:

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Cabaye you will never have a thing on Ginola

 

Eh?

 

They don't even play in the same position.

 

I meant for being a gifted "dreamboat" with flair, one of my all time favourite players, a proper two footed winger

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Thought Yorke, Ginola and the Sky presenter were brilliant yesterday. Intelligent, amusing, charismatic, good chemistry.

 

aye, yesterday was a rare tv watching experience

 

game was really entertaining, Ref wasn't shit and the presenters werent pricks

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Haha "ta very mooch" great man ! He's always good value when he's on the box . The SSports 'Those Were The Days' interviews with Stelling and ex-players worth looking up . He always peaks so affectionately about his time up here . Great tales about folk stopping him in Bigg Mkt to kiss his feet and how he thought it was ok to spark up on the team bus after his debut . Him n Albert used to buzz off the Sid The Sexist video with Albert especially giving all the lines a whirl in Julies most weekends .

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This thread could go gay.

 

Thing DG would be an excellent coach btw.

 

with the growing french contingent he'd be a very shrewd addition to the staff

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Cabaye you will never have a thing on Ginola

 

jesus to have a winger like him and nobby again with someone like Tino or Sir Les up front :wub:

What a shit comparison.

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Ant getting a lot of grief for comparing our old french heart throb to our new one

 

dont think he was refering to on the the pitch

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Haha "ta very mooch" great man ! He's always good value when he's on the box . The SSports 'Those Were The Days' interviews with Stelling and ex-players worth looking up . He always peaks so affectionately about his time up here . Great tales about folk stopping him in Bigg Mkt to kiss his feet and how he thought it was ok to spark up on the team bus after his debut . Him n Albert used to buzz off the Sid The Sexist video with Albert especially giving all the lines a whirl in Julies most weekends .

The best tale he told was about Tino putting videos on, on long coach journeys, he went to Keegan "I have video" so he sticks the video on its an Italian porn, Keegan went Tino you can't put that on, Tino went no no it's ok it's my girlfriend hehe.

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Haha "ta very mooch" great man ! He's always good value when he's on the box . The SSports 'Those Were The Days' interviews with Stelling and ex-players worth looking up . He always peaks so affectionately about his time up here . Great tales about folk stopping him in Bigg Mkt to kiss his feet and how he thought it was ok to spark up on the team bus after his debut . Him n Albert used to buzz off the Sid The Sexist video with Albert especially giving all the lines a whirl in Julies most weekends .

The best tale he told was about Tino putting videos on, on long coach journeys, he went to Keegan "I have video" so he sticks the video on its an Italian porn, Keegan went Tino you can't put that on, Tino went no no it's ok it's my girlfriend hehe.

 

Haha aye great stuff . Can imagine it was pretty magical with all the characters and KK pretty much letting them be themselves . Found myself a little misty-eyed watching it given the obvious fondness and camarada rie they had/have . His other tale about his neighbour Tino waking him at daft o'clock when someone had cut their hand or summat at one of his 'aall back t mine' parties at Woolsington was cracking too ! "can y pop round and sort it out David , its just I'm busy wi this partying lark. Merci beaucoups"

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Haha "ta very mooch" great man ! He's always good value when he's on the box . The SSports 'Those Were The Days' interviews with Stelling and ex-players worth looking up . He always peaks so affectionately about his time up here . Great tales about folk stopping him in Bigg Mkt to kiss his feet and how he thought it was ok to spark up on the team bus after his debut . Him n Albert used to buzz off the Sid The Sexist video with Albert especially giving all the lines a whirl in Julies most weekends .

Have you got a link to that Those Were The Days interview? I remember watching it at the time and it was quality. Never been able to find it since though.

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What a player. And what a handsome bastard. It's 100% acceptable for heterosexual male Newcastle fans to fancy David Ginola. It might actually be impossible not to.

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Haha "ta very mooch" great man ! He's always good value when he's on the box . The SSports 'Those Were The Days' interviews with Stelling and ex-players worth looking up . He always peaks so affectionately about his time up here . Great tales about folk stopping him in Bigg Mkt to kiss his feet and how he thought it was ok to spark up on the team bus after his debut . Him n Albert used to buzz off the Sid The Sexist video with Albert especially giving all the lines a whirl in Julies most weekends .

Have you got a link to that Those Were The Days interview? I remember watching it at the time and it was quality. Never been able to find it since though.

Nah, I've not had any joy finding it either unfortunately . Guess Sky must be pretty tight on anything that gets posted .

 

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Him and Houllier going to court today over a variety of comments surrounding the France v Bulgaria game EIGHTEEN years ago. Houllier to me always seems, a fair, intelligent, mild mannered French aristocrat, but the comments are scandalous. He must just hate Ginola and that's it, but I can see why he was upset about 1994, because they had the team to win it imo.

 

On Monday, David Ginola and Gerard Houllier will renew a fiery acquaintance that dates back to one of French football’s darkest days in 1993. Their meeting on this occasion will not come in the familiar confines of a football stadium, rather in the courtroom, where Ginola will aim to partially close a chapter on an episode that will undoubtedly haunt him for the remainder of his life.

 

The scene was the Parc des Princes, packed and throbbing with anticipation of France’s qualification for the 1994 World Cup. Les Bleus were tied 1-1 against Bulgaria in a fixture they needed to avoid defeat in to progress to the finals in the USA. Ginola gathered possession and was called to charge for the corner flag by Houllier, the erstwhile coach of the national side. The winger did not heed the advice coming from the sidelines, choosing instead to deliver a cross. It was to prove a fateful decision.

 

Ginola’s delivery was too heavy, and set in motion a sequence of events that saw Emil Kostadinov score an injury-time goal that sent the visitors into the finals at the expense of the disbelieving French.

 

The aftermath was swift and harsh, inevitably falling hardest on Ginola, who was remorselessly booed around France thereafter, aside from at Paris Saint-Germain, where he remained the darling of the support as he claimed the French Footballer of the Year prize at the conclusion of the campaign. Most infamously, the press hit out at the former Newcastle winger, branding him “the assassin of French football”, a comment that typified the vilification of a player who felt he had to seek exile from his homeland in England.

 

Houllier was amongst those to hit out at the wideman, claiming that Ginola’s on-field actions were “criminal”.

 

"It affects my personal life, my children, it affects a lot of things, it’s intolerable. Now it’s enough. I’m so sick of it"

 

 

- David Ginola

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“Until my death they are going to talk to me about this,” Ginola, speaking to the BBC in 2010, said. “If at the time Gerard Houllier hadn’t said these type of things, they wouldn’t talk to me about this now. It affects my personal life, my children, it affects a lot of things, it’s intolerable. Now it’s enough. I’m so sick of it.”

 

Although such comments clearly hurt the then 26-year-old, the ex-Liverpool boss would not allow his feelings to dissipate over time, and the ill-feeling was inflamed incredibly when the former France coach released a book entitled ‘Secrets des Coachs’.

 

His comments did not refer to Ginola’s overzealous attacking endeavour late in the Bulgaria defeat; rather, they regarded comments made by the player in the build-up to the match. Unable to force his way into the national side on a regular basis, Ginola hit out at his coach prior to the game, grumbling that Eric Cantona, who opened the scoring on that ill-fated night, and Jean-Pierre Papin, a former Ballon d’Or winner, were not worthy of a place in the side ahead of him.

 

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DAVID GINOLA | ALL-TIME LEAGUE STATS

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Team Years Games Goals Toulon 1985-88 82 4 RC de Paris 1988-90 61 8 Brest 1990-92 50 14 PSG 1992-95 115 33 Newcastle 1995-97 58 6 Tottenham 1997-2000 100 13 Aston Villa 2000-02 32 3 Everton 2002 5 0 Total 1985-2002 503 81

 

“PSG play at the Parc des Princes,” Houllier wrote. “PSG's enemy is Marseille. When he says that Papin and Cantona should not play and that he should play instead ... he is a bastard because every time Papin or Cantona touched the ball, they were booed.”

 

Without the support of the notoriously fickle Parisian crowd, Houllier believes his side were given an unnecessary extra hurdle to surmount in their qualification battle.

 

Perhaps Ginola would have heeded – or at least ignored - the 64-year-old’s comments had they been framed in a more tactful manner, but the scalded winger has instead turned to the courts to seal Houllier’s lips after an argument lasting the best part of two decades, citing “public insult and defamation of character”.

 

"Gerard Houllier is a repeat offender,” Jean-Claude Guidicelli, the lawyer who will represent Ginola, told the press last November.

 

"Two years ago he slipped up on a television programme and we sent him a yellow card, inviting him to demonstrate more measurement and discernment.

 

"This time he has gone too far. David Ginola has decided to send him a red card.

 

"David had to leave France for England and his son, who was just starting out in football at the time, was jeered as soon as he came on to the pitch.

 

"To use those words, and to have them in a book that is meant to sell and to sell heavily, this was a very heavy quote."

 

Whatever happens in the Toulon courtroom over the next days, weeks or months, one thing is for sure: an affair that has sullied the French game for nearly 20 years will be forever remembered as one of its great controversies, and Ginola is right when he says he will carry the incident with him to his grave. He will not be given the opportunity to forget.

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