Monday, 21 November 2011

Parisiens derailed by Nancy boys

Not AK's funeral, although I'm sure he'd be happy to meet the masked lady

Sorry for the lack of blog activity recently. I’ve been hampered by a lack of internet access (thanks Plusnet), which has only just been resolved.

The Ligue One season got back up and running this weekend, and PSG hit an unexpected bump in the road when they were beaten 1-0 by Nancy at the Parc yesterday. Jean Calve scored the only goal as Jean Fernandez’s side secured their first away win of the season.

For under-pressure boss Antoine Kombouare it was a result which was about as welcome as a Sepp Blatter appearance at the MOBO awards. I say “under-pressure boss” because this is the ridiculous situation we’re in now, whereby every slightly dodgy result sparks speculation about his future.

“Kombouare could jump (go) at any time, and a second loss in a row, especially in the symbolic Velodrome, could look like his funeral march,” notes the grave Parisien today.

Indeed, the symbolic Veldrome is where PSG head next weekend for Le Classico against the dastardly Marseille, who also lost 1-0 at the weekend to second-placed Montpellier.

A derby is hardly the match you want after a couple of dodgy results, but Leonardo insists AK is here to stay. Sort of.

“We have total confidence in Antoine Kombouaré, and we continue to have that, even if there are things to be improved,” said the Brazilian.

“We hope for a good match at Marseille next week but this defeat changes nothing. It's only Week 14 and we still have a lot left to accomplish.”



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