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kiggy

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  1. Anywhere north of Palais du Justice, up through the area called Carmes and onto Capitol. Lots of nice little bistro/bars, and as it's a big Uni city it's full of bright young things having a chill time. No1 son lives just around the corner from the Black Lion at Palais du Justice (the tram from the airport has a stop directly outside), No3 son just off of Capitol around the corner from the George and Dragon. Both areas super nice. Cafés around the actual Place du Capitol nice to sit in and watch the world go by but a tad on the expensive side (there's always McD though!) . There are some great little "curry" houses as well around and about, all you can eat buffet meals for 15€, very basic but good food.
  2. In reality, it is really no change to the situation when they were in the Championship, even so, changing the rules as late as that is not acceptable. Having to find close to 300K, still, to fund the travelling teams is no mean feat.
  3. I am led to believe they had to review their spending on players as they had the rules changed late in the season so that they now have to pay the costs of the travelling team.
  4. No, he was doing other stuff as well. This means he has to drop the other stuff if he wants to make a go of it. TO are happy that he has set his mind and effort on SL otherwise if they had any doubts he wouldn't have been kept on.
  5. Max Peuch has signed on a 2 year deal, he has decided to commit to full time rugby which is good news for TO. I hope he can step up to be SL ready in the pre-season
  6. Which is what Leeds were offering I believe. So TO get a year to see if he can cope with Super League and he won't be a bench warmer for a UK team.
  7. Great physical presence but didn't have a good attitude
  8. If he stays at TO then he will be coached by Remi. But it is a big "if" at the moment.
  9. There are some still to re-sign unfortunately. There are a couple of other SL sides sniffing around a couple of TO players, I would hate to see them go after being part of this successful team but that's the nature of the beast when it comes to bigger clubs and more success.
  10. Do you think the partnership with Toulouse may have had an impact in this decision ?
  11. Cedric has already publicly said they will not be spending up to the cap.
  12. Maybe Sir Kevin could change the title to something like "Toulouse almost likely to sign to new signings but who knows, maybe, but let's comment anyway as it helps pass the time until the fixtures are out and we have something else to discuss other than the corrupt RFL and SKY money". Better?
  13. They are about to announce. They already signed before the final, but it depended on them winning the final. This thread is discussing the possibility and whataboutabe of what Toulouse will do to help cement a position in the SL, join in, have some fun.
  14. Another one with very dodgy knees He will fit in well
  15. https://www.facebook.com/ToulouseOlympiqueXIII/videos/6777889805584580/ Harrison has decided to stay for one more year. At 36 that is very brave
  16. Sorry nothing solid, but BEIN got more interested before the season proper ended, I heard they had some initial conversations. Having aired the semi and final and seen the support it has generated then I hope they push on. Canal+ are a different kettle of worms. I heard a sniff of a rumour but no more. Occitanie TV are involved also in the local sport but they are small potatoes compared to the others. Someone will step up I'm sure of it, it's too much of an opportunity to miss, even if it's just down here in the south.
  17. BEIN sports and Canal+ have been thinking about the home French matches.
  18. Great game, Great experience. i got back very late last night completely knackered and drained, we live an hour and a half away in the mountains but absolutely worth the trip. My first experience of a top level "final" and , to be honest, it doesn't half put you through the wringer doesn't it ! I thought Fev's 20 mins in the 2nd half was going to make TO fold as usual. Thankfully not this time. I've yet to see the match "proper" ... you never do when you are there, especially when you are on the 10m line and all the action is the other end of the pitch. So i can't comment on referring decisions but what I saw seemed fair enough (the 79th minute grinding Remi's face into the pitch wasn't something to be proud of though...got the WAG's behind me a bit, well, shouty) Fabulous atmosphere, great crowd...even the Fev fans I met were good natured and chatty. Nice to see so many young kids there as well, and to be there for Remi's last game was special. I'm also made up for Johno Ford, scoring the last try seemed to be so apt. He's always been singled out as being a bit of a show pony, but his leadership this season, and he has upped his playing level above and beyond normal because of the new guys around him, I think he well deserves his moment in the headlines. He, and Killer, always said they would play in the SL, but it would be on their terms, and playing for TO. Chapeau Messieurs... to all at TO, both the team on the pitch and off it.
  19. I had heard a rumour that there was a top Australian player who has been thinking of switching codes. it would be massive if it came off, more from a marketing point of view as well as you would get the Union crowd in when the other team were playing away. It had gone quiet though as the quota question did come up, so i'm not sure where they are with that. with Peuch and Marcon fit again, and Albert staying , just one or two more big fellas would be my guess. One huge other question is if they make it obligatory to be fully vaxxed to play in SL. I know of at least one top guy at TO who would not be playing next year!
  20. Just read about this on the LaDepeche site. He was trying to cross the Périphérique by foot. Such a waste and I am really sorry that this had to happen.
  21. A bit harsh saying Toulouse denied them the privilege. Featherstone offered two dates, a Saturday, where Stade Toulouse had already a game on, and a Wednesday the following week. Featherstone knew full well they couldn't travel on the Wednesday as their players would have to miss a lot of work on their return, what will self-isolation and all that, and would be putting their own end of season at risk. It was a shame the game couldn't have been played but to lay the full blame on the Toulouse doorstep is rather harsh.
  22. Quite. It's not the visiting supporters that make a difference, and to be honest, not many Toulouse fans will be able to afford more than a couple of games away in a season. Away fans are important if there is a following TV audience. I can guarantee that come Toulouse reaching the heady heights of super League then there will be a massive increase in fanbase here in France.
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