Tag Archives: France

World Cup Watch

“We regretted the impact it had. But we were in such a state that sometimes, for love, you can do clumsy gestures.” Thierry Henri reflects on the decision of the French players to go on a training strike. What a … Continue reading

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Au revoir Domenech,

Au revior tout le monde. Le fates have handed you un grande retribution pour le jiggy-jiggy va va voom ball-to-main incident vs the Republic of Ireland, but your team have given me beaucoup de pleasure of the wrong kind and … Continue reading

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Eric Rohmer

French New Wave film maker, died yesterday, age 89. At one point in my life I liked to drop Rohmer’s name into conversation as a demonstration of how avante garde I was. I went to see a couple of his … Continue reading

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