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On the Toulouse Football Club

Published on the 10 January 2007 à 10:05 by R.B

TFC has strung together three losses on the trot In the league (2 at home) and are 12th on the table with a match in hand (at PSG). Since its return to L1, TFC has lost consistently at home to OL (4 losses)…

7 wins: Nice 1-0, in Troyes 2-1, in Lille 3-1, VA 3- 0, in Monaco 3-1, Sedan 3-1, Rennes 1-0. 3 draws: in Lyon 1-1, Nancy 2-2 and Lorient 0-0. 8 losses: in Bordeaux 2-0, in Marseille 3-0, Sochaux 2-1, in St-Etienne 3-0, in Auxerre 1-0, Lens 1-0, in Le Mans 2-0 and Nantes 4-0. Toulouse has lost its last 3 matches, two of which were at home; they haven’t scored. The last time they scored was a penalty by Bergougnoux (66’) against Rennes.

20 goals scored: 17 inside the area and 3 outside; 1 free kick (Battles in Troyes); 1 penalty (Bergougnoux against Rennes); 1 header; 8 from crosses; 1 from a corner; 11 goals in the first half (4 in the first 15’, 5 in the second and 2 in the third) and 9 in the second half (3 in the fourth 15’, 2 in the fifth and 4 in the final 15’).

25 conceded: 20 from inside the area and 5 outside; 1 penalty (Sochaux), 1 free kick (Nantes); 7 headers; 4 from corners; 4 after free kicks; 6 from crosses. 8 goals in the first half (2 in the first 15’, 1 in the second and 5 in the third) and 17 in the second half (4 in the fourth 15’, 5 in the fifth and 8 in the final 15’).

Elie Baup has used 21 players; Ebondo and Douchez have played every minute of every game. Battles, Emana, Dieuze and Bergougnoux have played in 17 games.

38 yellow cards : Mansaré 6, Arribagé 5, Mathieu 5, Ebondo 4, Emana 4, Dieuze 4 & 1 red card: Battles.

12 matches to date in L1: 4 Toulouse wins, 4 draws and 4 OL victories (97-98, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006). In the last 3 OL victories, Toulouse has not managed to score. In 2000-2001, the two teams drew 1-1. Dieuze was on the TFC team and Coupet, Müller, Cacapa and Govou played for Lyon. The last time Toulouse won was in 93-94 (2-0). Toulouse was knocked out of the Coupe de France at home in 2004-2005 (1-2).

Battles should play his 300th L1 match this Sunday. He has never won a league game versus OL, in a career spanning many years and clubs including Bordeaux, Toulouse, Rennes, Bastia and Marseille. He made his league debut against OL in a 1-0 defeat on April 2 1994. Bergougnoux and Fabinho will celebrate their birthdays 1 and 3 days late respectively on match day.
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