Adrien Rabiot

double0

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Rabiot would be a brilliant buy we should def try again- he is a quality player and still young.
 

rawhide

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While it’s off topic, it’s specific because it happened to middle class players in the French squad, and was reported in the media. (y)
Sorry KOO

From L'Equipe:

The problems and friction in the French team are down to a split over one man: Yoann Gourcuff.

Gourcuff comes from a privileged family. He is smart and he is respectful - but he is also still a shy little boy. In his spare time he listens to music, watches films and plays his video game systems. He is, in his own words, a little nerdy.

In a French squad that places more value on how much money you have in your bank account, and what girl is on your arm, Gourcuff doesn't fit.

One incident occurred shortly before the World Cup. Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou had organised a night out at well known gentleman's club in Paris. Several players, including Gourcuff decided to stay home. When Ribery heard about this he immediately confronted Gourcuff and asked 'does your mother not allow you to go, you homosexual slur'

This is one of many incidents.

Ribery is the main instigator in the bullying, however he is far from alone. On the pitch, Gourcuff plays within himself. Scared because he fears the verbal retribution he will receive after the match from his tormentors.

In the squad, Gourcuff can count on only 4 real allies. His best friend Hugo Lloris, his teammate Jeremy Toulalan, elder statesmen Thierry Henry and captain and the glue that holds the team very loosely together, Patrice Evra.

When Raymond Domonech bowed to player pressure and dropped Gourcuff for France's second group match, that was the catalyst for the situation in which we now find ourselves.
 

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I was jesting before, but personally I'd be a little wary of extrapolating one unfortunate incident involving the bullying of a middle class white player into the idea that there is an endemic issue with discrimination against white middle class players in the press driving reports of Rabiot being an absolute nob.
 

King of Otters

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Sorry KOO

From L'Equipe:

The problems and friction in the French team are down to a split over one man: Yoann Gourcuff.

Gourcuff comes from a privileged family. He is smart and he is respectful - but he is also still a shy little boy. In his spare time he listens to music, watches films and plays his video game systems. He is, in his own words, a little nerdy.

In a French squad that places more value on how much money you have in your bank account, and what girl is on your arm, Gourcuff doesn't fit.

One incident occurred shortly before the World Cup. Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou had organised a night out at well known gentleman's club in Paris. Several players, including Gourcuff decided to stay home. When Ribery heard about this he immediately confronted Gourcuff and asked 'does your mother not allow you to go, you homosexual slur'

This is one of many incidents.

Ribery is the main instigator in the bullying, however he is far from alone. On the pitch, Gourcuff plays within himself. Scared because he fears the verbal retribution he will receive after the match from his tormentors.

In the squad, Gourcuff can count on only 4 real allies. His best friend Hugo Lloris, his teammate Jeremy Toulalan, elder statesmen Thierry Henry and captain and the glue that holds the team very loosely together, Patrice Evra.

When Raymond Domonech bowed to player pressure and dropped Gourcuff for France's second group match, that was the catalyst for the situation in which we now find ourselves.
Not sure what any of this has to do with BBLG's personal possessions being desecrated. Stay on topic please fella.
 

Hakkz

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Being reported that he has agreed a contract with Juventus.
 

McFlash

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Sorry KOO

From L'Equipe:

The problems and friction in the French team are down to a split over one man: Yoann Gourcuff.

Gourcuff comes from a privileged family. He is smart and he is respectful - but he is also still a shy little boy. In his spare time he listens to music, watches films and plays his video game systems. He is, in his own words, a little nerdy.

In a French squad that places more value on how much money you have in your bank account, and what girl is on your arm, Gourcuff doesn't fit.

One incident occurred shortly before the World Cup. Franck Ribery and Sidney Govou had organised a night out at well known gentleman's club in Paris. Several players, including Gourcuff decided to stay home. When Ribery heard about this he immediately confronted Gourcuff and asked 'does your mother not allow you to go, you homosexual slur'

This is one of many incidents.

Ribery is the main instigator in the bullying, however he is far from alone. On the pitch, Gourcuff plays within himself. Scared because he fears the verbal retribution he will receive after the match from his tormentors.

In the squad, Gourcuff can count on only 4 real allies. His best friend Hugo Lloris, his teammate Jeremy Toulalan, elder statesmen Thierry Henry and captain and the glue that holds the team very loosely together, Patrice Evra.

When Raymond Domonech bowed to player pressure and dropped Gourcuff for France's second group match, that was the catalyst for the situation in which we now find ourselves.
That does make me want to punch Ribery in the face even more.
Despicable little bullying scrote of a man. Because a well-to-do, sensitive young man doesn't want to go to a strip bar with a bunch of thick, sexist pricks, he calls him gay.
That has made he angrier than I expected!

Edit. Odious, I forgot to call him odious too!!
 

teok

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France has always had way more middle class players, they seem to not exist in the UK. I can only really think of patrick bamford recently.
 

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I've never seen a player being showboated quite like Juventus are doing with Rabiot.
 

Japhet

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I've never seen a player being showboated quite like Juventus are doing with Rabiot.
They only had paper hats and party poppers for Ramsey (and he had to pay for them).
 

King of Otters

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The name's Prick, Absolute Prick

So glad he didn't sign for us. We don't need that clown around the squad potentially unsettling the dynamic Poch has worked so hard to create.
Feel like he should have signed for Arsenal. He’d be right at home there.
 
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