PSG go into the break with 13 wins from 13 …
It’s when you win in the last minute with a bit of good fortune that you know you’re really into “Championship form”. And for Paris St Germain the truth is they might as well engrave their name on the French League trophy now.
They have 26 points from 13 games and have a comfortable lead over nearest rivals (and previous owners of the title) Montpellier. If the team from outside the smoke hadn’t had an ‘interesting’ start to the year maybe the league might be closer (we can hope for that next year perhaps) but when they played in September Montpellier were in the midst of scandal and went down 38:24. Now they trail by 4 points and Paris aren’t going to lose that much between now and season’s end.
Last night’s win for PSG was close – they edged Tremblay-en-France 27:26 and another side wouldn’t have taken the points. For the boys in yellow (that’s Tremblay) they can have some comfort for having the moment of the night with Arnaud Bingo’s reverse leaping throw into the net. For the rest of us we can enjoy the show and wait for Paris to join the elite of the Champions League next season.
Paris being included in the Champions League sounds like a very good excuse to take a city break next autumn. Experience one of the most enchanting cities in the world plus a chance to see Abalo, Hansen and co in the flesh, I would be up for that.
The Karabtic situation according to the newspaper is that Karabatic denied categorically being tapped up by Paris and he had assured the Montpellier bosses in face to face conversations this was not the case. His agent has had a meeting with the bosses last week and was told to prepare for the possibility of NK leaving the club. NK keeps making negative statements about the club and particularly how effectively the coach is doing his job.
It seems to me that it would be more surprising if Paris had not entered into discussions with the French star. We have seen with arab oil money invested into sport that they always go after the best talent. If your stated intent is to build a French super team then there would be no reason at all why you would not approach the most well known French player. It seems like Montpellier have got to the stage where they have had enough of team disharmony, even if it entails their status of top dog being degraded by one place.
Thanks for that. I got the broad strokes but not the subtlety of what the agent was saying/implying.
Karabatic to PSG seems to be the likeliest outcome?
I Agree with NK going to Paris seems logical. Talking with some croatian colleagues a few weeks ago we were surprised this was not finalised yet?! I asked if he wanted to go abroad he might choose Croatia instead of Germany : I got a straight “no no thanks”!!!! Surprising?!……….