Lillian Thuram

Fabio Cannavaro

In defence of Jonny Evans

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Having been drubbed by West Ham, there is an ever-growing concern amongst United fans. The defence. As Sir Alex said moments after that game, United have been culpable of conceding "terrible goals", and "are too soft", and that has, of course, been the case for most of the season. Since the return of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic things have improved; but when both are absent like they were Tuesday night, United's back four seem to capitulate.

Four Years On: The 2006 All-Star Team.

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In life, four years is a drop in the bucket, unless it involves hard time and a bully of a shower mate named Benny. In football, four years is eons; if we were to reappropriate football time to equate real time, Germany would have a brontosaurus in net instead of Manuel Neuer. (Which sounds like a stroke of genius with that tail.

Should we kill off the Europa League?

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Remember that fabulous Parma team that lifted the UEFA Cup in 1999?

Led then by manager Alberto Malesani the team was made up of superb talent from the back to the front. A young Gainluigi Buffon kept goal, protected by a back three of Lillian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro and Nestor Sensini.

World Cup

Vive La Difference

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As Laurent Blanc's new look French side reach English shores, are there any future stars of the Premier League amongst them? The French league is probably the largest of the European leagues to suffer from losing home grown talent to English football since the inception of the EPL.

There are many good players that are plying their trade in Ligue 1, but the crème de la crème of French football currently play away from home.

Vive La Difference

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As Laurent Blanc's new look French side reach English shores, are there any future stars of the Premier League amongst them? The French league is probably the largest of the European leagues to suffer from losing home grown talent to English football since the inception of the EPL.

There are many good players that are plying their trade in Ligue 1, but the crème de la crème of French football currently play away from home.

Who is the French Football Federation sending to the corner?

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I'm not even sure crawling on your knees will get you out of this one hot-shot...

Well, I hope you didn't think that hiring Blanc and celebrating his first selection yesterday meant the fall-out of the World Cup was over. Â In fact, its just heating up in the land of the FFF.

Lillian Thuram Calls For Lifetime Patrice Evra Ban

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The World Cup only shows up every four years, but at least it leaves with enough drama to fill the gap in between.

One of those on the docket will be France's complete and utter collapse, with opinions raining in from all corners. Lillian Thuram is one of those opinions, and as France's most capped player in history and one of the sport's more respected athletes off the pitch, you listen.

Thuram Retires After Heart Condition Found

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France's all time most-capped player, Lillian Thuram, called an end to a distinguished career Friday afternoon at a press conference in Paris. The central defender was in the process of transferring from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain when the medical exam uncovered a heart defect which led to Thuram's decision to end an excellent career.

Patrice Evra

Dominic Raynor: Off The Ball

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The new season is nearly upon us and Off The Ball will be scratching around the underbelly of professional football for some bizarre and often inexplicable revelations every step of the way.

Twat...


This week, we have Manchester United spending £7.4 million on some bloke from the Portuguese third division, Steven Gerrard claiming Joe Cole is better than Lionel Messi, Patrice Evra's attack on Lillian Thuram and a referee running for his life.

France vs Norway: A Whole New 23

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Which 23 players will this fan be cheering for on August 11th..?

As punishment for the events that transpired during the World Cup, Blanc has asked permission from the French Football Federation (FFF) to suspend the entire squad of 23 players that represented France at the World Cup for the next friendly France play.

The Rest

Developmental Gibbs

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In managerial terms, Arsene Wenger belongs to a dying breed at the top level. In a game increasingly governed by the chequebook and brutal short termism, he is a developmental coach. He enjoys an almost unrivalled reputation in this respect, having nurtured hitherto undiscovered or untrusted talents of the likes of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Lillian Thuram and George Weah.

The Most Expensive XI of All-Time

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With Manchester City giving a big ole middle finger to the global recession, ESPN thought it prudent to concoct the world's most expensive lineup in the history of ever. It is, as one might expect, littered with immense talent; talent that has both lived up to the lofty price and talent which has failed quite [.

Lassana Diarra the next leader for France

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So Lassana Diarra is the next leader of France and is a favorite of Raymond Domenech, yet he couldn't get into a game for France during Euro 2008. I have a lot of respect for Lillian Thuram, he was one of the best defenders that I've seen play the game. I also rate Diarra very highly, but something doesn't quite make sense here.