|8-0 this year on my 100% confidence plays.
Posted: 12/7/2012 9:31:07 AM
play in Ligue 2, which is the 2nd tier of French Football, just below
Ligue 1. St-Renan play in the 'Groupe A du championnat de Division
Supérieure Elite de la Ligue de Bretagne' easier said as the 20th tier
of French Football, yes TWENTIETH. If St-Renan wanted to make it into
the offical French football ladder (16th tier), they'd have to be
promoted an additional 4 times. St-Renan are a Sunday league level team,
this is the biggest fixture they've ever played in, the club are asking
fans to make their own special banners for the game and they're selling
'Special Edition St. Renan vs. Nantes' scarves.
So, in terms
of squads, Nantes are taking a near full strength team, the only real
first team miss being striker, Filip Dordevic.
taking both first team goalkeepers in #1 Remy Riou and the youngster
Erwin Zelazny. First team defenders that have travelled include Ahmed
Madouni, Issa Cissokho & El Hadji Djilobodji.
defender Alhadhur and the veteran Alioui, who recently signed from Al
Kharitiyath in Qatar, have also travelled though they are both yet to
make first team appearances this year. Madouni, Cissokho and Djilobodji
have all made between 11 and 14 league appearances already so the overal
defence will be very strong.
First team midfielders; Lucas Deaux,
Birama Touré, Fabrice Pancrate & Adrien Trebel have all travelled
whilst midfielders/attackers Yong-Jae Lee and Saad Trabelsi have also
travelled with the team, Lee having already scored in Ligue 2 this year.
In terms of strikers, Nantes will be without their, and Ligue 2 leading
goalscorer Filip Dordevic, who's confirmed as suspended for 3 matches
after the Ligue 2 disciplinary comittee increased his 1 game ban to 3
matches after his red card in the game vs. Niort last week. Serge Gakpe
is the most experienced striker of the 3 included having already scored 2
in the league this year, he's expected to start the game alongisde
youngster Lois Diony. Niane Adama has been called up from the U19's to
travel as the 3rd striker due to Dordevic's absence.
on St-Renan. Like I've already mentioned, they play in the 20th tier of
French Football and they're currently 8th out of 12 in their league
after 8 games played having won 3, drawn 2 and lost 3. They've scored 10
and conceded 12 so far and managed to make it through to set up the
game vs. Nantes due to an extra-time victory in their last Coupe de
Another thing to note is that NEITHER team are at
home in this game. The match is being played at the Stade Francis-Le
Blé, better known as Ligue 1 club, Brest's stadium. Nantes have already
confirmed that over 4000 fans are travelling for the game and as I've
mentioned multiple times in the past, Nantes provide the best
attendances across Ligue 2, beating most teams in Ligue 1 and even some
Premier League teams in England. Their support is incredible and if
anybody is going to get the 'home feel' from this, it'll be Nantes.