If Bordeaux let out a whimper on Sunday morning in recognition that the sun had already set on what had only recently seemed like a bright new dawn, the rest of France breathed a collective sigh of relief, as Laurent Blanc revealed that he would be quitting the Stade Chaban Delmas to take charge of the French national team after this summerÃ¢ÂÂs World Cup finals.
It has been 11 years since we have seen GD Chaves in the Portuguese top flight. The historical club from TrÃÂ¡s-os-Montes is today a mere shadow of its former self and the time when Chaves were regarded as very tough nut to crack at their home turf is long gone.
Impressed by La Liga LocaÃ¢ÂÂs BeginerÃ¢ÂÂs Guide to La LigaÃ¢ÂÂs Last Day, there seemed no reason, in much the same way as Argie BargyÃ¢ÂÂs adopted country copied the language, not to copy the idea from the motherland.
When Carlos Queiroz announced his 24-men squad Ã¢ÂÂ not a typo, itÃ¢ÂÂs just that the national coach will later drop one unlucky spare wheel Ã¢ÂÂ few were expecting big surprises, as 90% of the team is a no-brainer.
FourFourTwo.com's James Horncastle on a young French midfielder currently being compared to Manchester City's former Arsenal star Patrick Vieria, who is aready said to be attracting the attention of Arsene Wenger, Harry Redknapp and Sir Alex Ferguson...