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About oiseau

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  1. Toulouse 2018 thread

    Kuni was seen as a disruptive influence on the rest of the squad which is said to be a very happy unit. He recently underwent a knee injury though his fitness and playing ability wasn't doubted. The club says they have done everything to accommodate him but the feel he can't be integrated into the system because of disciplinary reasons. One such incident was a three-match club ban for being late for one of the games last season.
  2. Elite 1 follow-up

    He is a very handy guy to have in the squad, so who will cover for Andrew B at 13 ?
  3. Elite 1 follow-up

    I think the business was done at TO well before Eloi decided what he wanted to do. Kane B was put out to pasture for various reasons and Houles has put his faith in Kriouache, a bit of a loose cannon for me and Bouzinac who doesn't have that much experience at a higher level. Eloi would have been perfect IMO but maybe the salary would have been a sticking point with the arrival of Barthau etc ? Dunno, just guesing.
  4. Hows about if he was put a convict ship, sent to Oz, did his bird then got a coaching job with The Roosters ?
  5. Toulouse show SL intent?

    The Elite 1 play-offs are scheduled for that weekend (16/17th june) that's all, there's a fair chance Albi will be involved.
  6. Toulouse show SL intent?

    It's not a great road from Rodez to Albi whereas Toulouse to Albi is quicker by the motorway. If I had the choice I would stay in Toulouse which a bit more lively.
  7. Toulouse show SL intent?

    Depends when the game is John. Albi RL play their league games on a saturday evening (this weekends cup match is sunday as it happens) so they have always clashed with TO13 and the Catalans so the Albi supporters have never really had the chance to follow them. I think the fans will turn out but nowhere near the 10K, rather 4 or 5 K maybe. Flights to and from Rodez are from London or Southampton so maybe not so practical ?
  8. Toulouse show SL intent?

    Yeah, it'll be played at the main stadium which is about a fifteen minute walk from the town centre. It's a 10000 seater just about and was packed to the rafters for the France v Wales game a few years back. The Mazicou, where Albi XIII play will be too small for such a game. I went to the Jean Vidal a few weeks back to watch the Albi reserves play Villefranche and the atmosphere there was brilliant too. The Albi public are a passionate lot when it comes to RL.
  9. Toulouse show SL intent?

    You'll enjoy Albi, it's a beautiful town - some good watering holes too.
  10. I don't have a problem with anyone asking to be pai to play tho' it's just Mirco was asking too much apparently. The club has a very small budget most of which goes towards the travelling expenses.
  11. No, Matthew W, I was told by a club official he asked for too much money.
  12. Apparently he wanted too much to play for the Roosters.
  13. Elite 1 follow-up

    Thanks for the info dm - had no idea Danny had a cousin playing over here - he's not on the official player list for 2017/18.
  14. Yeah, a bit of a shock after only losing by ten points in the previous game with Marseille. Entraigues will be another big test, good luck to them.
  15. Elite 1 follow-up

    You beat me to it Gordon, Danny Hulme back playing again. He started as hooker with Kane B coming on as replacement. Not sure whether he'll be a permanent fixture or just the home games but it's good to see him back. Big Aaron Wood MOM against an error strewn FCL. Toulouse Elite 1 still known as the Broncos by the way. Julien Gerin back as coach after a couple of years playing at Plaisance which will help a lot with Aaron W and Kane B assisting. Cracker at Villeneuve where ex TO13 Constant Villega tarring a they pipped St Esteve (Thomas Bosc co-coaching) by one point. Upset at Parc des Sports where Avignon managed to beat ASC. Looks like it could be a lot more competitive this season ?