Tag Archives: Football

Let Them Play #EngCro #FifaWorldCup #QueLesMeilleursGagnent #AllezLesBleus

Let them talk !

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Mammy Blue says : “Allez Les Bleus !”

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Mrs President says : “Allez les Bleus !”

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Everybody says : “Que les meilleurs gagnent !”

Let them all say : “Allez les Bleus” (which in French is : “Que les meilleurs gagnent”, of course).

RF – July 11th-15th, 2018

On second thoughts … #Brexit

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Crédit : Internet / unreadable signature, sorry

May I respectfully suggest, that Brits should think BEFORE they vote, not pretend to re-vote AFTER they sink, next time they have a chance to commit collective suicidal self-euthanasia and play European football as poorly as political Russian roulette, and vice-versa …

More (in French, sorry) : http://renaudfavier.com/2016/06/28/deux-brexit-in-a-row-comme-on-dit-dans-clerks-ca-commence-a-suffire-non/

Renaud Favier – June 28th, 2016

Junk(ies) in #Paris #France ? No comment …

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Credit : Reuters / Charles Platiau – via The Telegraph

Never mind the French … garbage in the streets.

Its smell is actually better than the stinking cigares on café terrasses, the toxic diesel particles in the streets (especially for kids and dogs and dwarves with their nose lower, and possibly better, than ours), and the dirty hands of too many French (politicians, but not only).

Besides, after a few decades of French style socialism “à la Saint-Germain des Prés”, many French, especially Parisians without subsidized housing and a job in the administration, football or the glamour business, have no better choice for food than picking up rotten cherries, disposed caviar and other junk food left by the richer tourists and more famous sociali(s)tes.

More (by The Telegraph, in Oxbridge British English, of course, not French or other globbish junk) : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/09/pictures-of-the-day-9-june-2016/a-waiter-stands-near-a-pile-of-rubbish-bags-in-front-of-the-cafe/

Vive la France (de gauche caviar de maintenant) !

No comment, indeed.

Reno – June 10th, 2016

No (French) comment … Who cares about football / soccer anymore, anyway ?

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We (French) are not amused, but if and when you can’t avoid it …

Renaud Favier – July 5th, 2014

Keep calmos … and Watch Football on TV #FIFA #Brazil

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Unless you’re British, Spanish or Croatian (or Brazilian), keep calm, buy some French food, have some French wine, add some French sex if you can’t drink coffee, and you should survive until you can watch the next football match on TV in bed.

More (in French, of course) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/06/17/calmos-les-buzzeurs-twittos-facebookiens-ronchons-toussa-touceux-et-autres-kaskouilles-on-sentend-plus-sindigner/

Renaud Favier – June 17th, 2014

 

Don’t worry, this is just Hollande’s #France

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Don’t worry, if you support another European political team, this is not the new French socialist government at Elysee Palace, only the ongoing (where ?) French “Président de la République”, his assistant (with ball) and some French football apparatchiks.

Don’t worry either if you support another country’s football team, these people and other politicians will be in Brazil at the beginning of the football World Cup, but they will just play and talk politics, eat and drink expensive foods, enjoy the beach and bitches, and come back as fast as possible for their summer holiday in France, when they realize it is winter in Brazil.

Don’t worry, it’s juste nowadays’ France.

Renaud Favier  – May 31st, 2014

 

It’s (Russian) Diplomacy, Stupid ! #Ukraine #Crimea #BraveRealWorld

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Talk(er)s not walking/working, pretending to work/walk – Credits : internet / press

In a nutshell : a place somewhere in Orthodox Catholic East-Central Europe (not far from the famous “Balkans”) is called “Ukraine” (formerly part of Soviet Union) ; the place East of Ukraine (and West of Alaska, North of Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, China …)  is called “Russia” (formerly heartland of Soviet Union) ; a place with sandy beaches and a good harbour somewhere South of both Ukraine and Russia (not enormously far from the skiing resort Sochi) is called “Crimea” (formerly part of Russia, then of Soviet Union, then of Ukraine, now of Russia again).

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Ukraine – Credits : internet / press

Ukraine says Crimea belongs to Ukraine, like California or Louisiane belong to the USA (since they were taken over and/or bought from Mexico and France by the people who had taken over America from the Brits and Native Indians), or Greece belongs to Europe.

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Real talk(er)s walking – Credits : internet / press

Russia says Ukraine is like Panama or England, and Crimea is like Alaska or Hawaï, but they don’t mind about Alaska and Hawaï, and don’t ask Panama or England to be really independant. Yet.

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The Russian Boxer Nikolay Valuev in CRimea C) Reuters – Credits : internet / press

Lots of people talk, twit and post about it.

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Official talk(er)s pretending to work … – Credits : internet / press

That’s Diplomacy.

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Diplomacy … – Credits : internet / press

There was a vote, in Crimea, and over 90% of local citizens said they wanted to (re)become Russians, rather than stay Ukrainians.

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It’s democracy, Stupid ! – Credits : internet / press

That’s (not increased) reality.

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Master and Commander, or vice-versa – Credits : internet / press

Some walk their talk.

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Official and Real Talker and Walker – Moscow 2014 – Credits : internet / press

That’s Russia.

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“Steak tartare as a starter”, says smiling Putin – Credits : internet / press

Now, the game seems to be over (and Russia won this one).

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

Not everybody outside of Crimea (and Russia) seems 100% happy about it all (by the way, it seems some people in Eastern Ukraine are jealous and would also like to be Russians …), but who knows what’s Diplomacy and what’s reality ?

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Franco-Russian Diplomacy – Credits : internet / press

Anyway, that’s the way it is, there (in Europe) and now.

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European Diplomacy … – Credits : internet / press

In a nutshell, it’s like a football game : some players win (and usually, the Germans), some lose (not always the same), trainers and managers call their lawyers, supporters shout, journalists talk, so called “experts” sell their comments at tv shows, twittos twit, facebookers post, activists walk in the streets, politicians talk among politicians and on TV, but nobody can do nothing but laugh, cry, shout, put their flags back in the garage, and go back to work or watch something else on Google’s Youtube, Apple TV, or Netflix, when the game, Olympic or not, is over.

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Good (Olympic) Game – Credits : internet / press

Good game (and good luck), Ukraine.

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

Good game (and good luck), Europe & Co.

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The “Winner takes all” Game – Credits : internet / press

Good joke (and good luck), Brussels !

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Europe … Credits : internet / press

Good luck, Brave New World, and good luck, citizens of here and now.

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Crimea / Airport 2014 – Credits : internet / press

The trouble is, from a Western viewpoint (China, which incidentally took over Hong-Kong and Macao in the recent past without much noise in the West, doesn’t seem to care that much, as it is busy with it’s own real economic, environmental, social, politic and other issues), there’s plenty of communists and other nasty people, plus gas, oil, unemployment, social unrest and religion turmoil around …

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Crimea 2014 – Credits : internet / press

But the game is over in Crimea, let’s play and watch another one.

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The Players – Credits : internet / press

What, who, where next ?

The (win-win, lose-lose or whatever good else) Game – Credits : internet / press

More about it (and other issues) in French (but with pictures & internet links) : http://cestalire.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/un-e-cafe-suspendu-au-hasard/

Renaud Favier – March 20, 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

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