TFC started their season on the wrong foot with a 2-0 defeat in Bordeaux. Both goals resulted from dead ball situations. Douchez and his team-mates will give their new pink strip another airing on the pitch at Gerland this Saturday.
Founded in 1970, TFC has yet to chalk up a win at the Stade Gerland, in 12 L1 clashes: nine defeats and three draws, including last season’s 1-1 result; Moreira opening the scoring, Carew getting the equaliser. In pre-TFC days, Toulouse’s D1 club travelled to Gerland 13 times, notching up five wins, four draws, and four defeats.
What will TFC be hoping for from the new season ? “The middle of the table would be a satisfactory end-point” according to the president before the season kicked off. One thing is certain: the “Ville Rose” club has embarked on a new adventure with Elie Baup on the bench.