Philippe Auclair

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But enough of that. As Robert says, 'lovely'.
The fact that 'Europeans' can be white, brown, black, Christian, Muslim, agnostics, wealthy, doing ok, poor and exploited, in other words - anything or anyone, disturbs a vision of society and of the world at large which is profoundly retrograde and anachronistic.
...should you do it, you're clearly a wrong 'un. The almost complete apathy of those 'lefty closet nativists' towards the impact of Brexit on Europeans who live here is a telltale sign. In fine, is their idea of the 'continentals' really that different from that of a Liam Fox?
Its post-colonial under- and overtones are also clear to me: imperial nostalgia packaged as guilt and remorse, an understanding (?) of identity which is predicated by colonial prejudices, a type of 'false consciousness' which it is very, very hard to confront, as...
What Robert says here is something that has been at the back of my mind for a while, which I found very hard to express (& probably feared expressing): the existence (to us Europeans, in plain sight) of a very British 'lefty closet nativism' which is hardly ever mentioned. twitter.com/robertrotifer/…
I say, 'my favourite', but there's also this...and many more. youtube.com/watch?v=acmKYo…
I post this from time to time, as it is little known outside France - my favourite film theme tune, 'Arsenic Blues' ('La Peau de l'ours', 1957), composed by Marc Lenjean, performed by Ray Ventura's orchestra, Pierre Thibaud on trumpet. Goosebumps music. youtube.com/watch?v=3fee1m…
A (presque) tout de suite sur @Europe1 avec @lionelrosso, @Nabil_djellit et @marclibbra pour parler football anglais, comme chaque weekend, sur fond d'un Brentford-Liverpool étincelant.
Quand on est au courant des pénuries de carburant (et de beaucoup d'autres choses) en Angleterre en ce moment, pas mal trouvé... twitter.com/MarinerIndy/st…
Le relâchement de Salah dans le dernier geste, l'assurance, l'intelligence, la subtitilité. C'est tout simplement majestueux. 100 buts en 151 matches de Premier League, désormais.
Phil McCann is now in this very specific & rare hall of fame
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Chelsea, qui n'a pas cadré un seul tir, s'incline 0-1 (Jesus) face à Man City à Stamford Bridge. On saluera un match XXL de Bernardo Silva, dans un rôle plus central que les saisons précédentes. Quel abattage défensif du Portugais...
The haste with which football clubs are signing sponsorship deals with crypto businesses (and 'fan engagement platforms') is reminiscent of the enthusiasm they showed for getting dodgy e-Gambling operators on board a few years ago. Interestingly, all of these are connected. twitter.com/SouthamptonFC/…
UK govt: "This isn't just a British problem - Europe hasn't got any truck drivers either" Also UK govt: "Let's solve it by giving visas to the European truck drivers Europe hasn't got" twitter.com/PickardJE/stat…
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Il est tout de même étonnant que les informations contenues dans cet article, publié il y a deux jours, n'aient pas encore été reprises - à ma connaissance - par un autre média français. Quand on fait le buzz pour la nouvelle coupe de cheveux d'une 'star', pourquoi donc? twitter.com/PhilippeAuclai…
Today is the second and last day of the Alfredo Di Stefano auction organised by @JuliensAuctions at the Mall Galleries, London. Open to all comers. The last chance to look at Don Alfredo's astonishing collection before it is dispersed. I'll be there - again.
As @paddybarclay put it: "there are two kinds of football writers: those who have been influenced by Brian Glanville, and those who should have been". A very happy 90th birthday to the maestro!
Le monde du football est décidément petit: le repreneur supposé de l'ASSE, SAR Norodom Ravichak, est un associé des frères Bessedik, (très) proches de Nasser al-Khelaïfi. Mon article pour @Eurosport_FR, with thanks to @jackoozell: eurosport.fr/football/ligue…
Some unique wines to be tasted this evening, made from the Savagnin, Troussard and Poulsard cépages. Jura wines have been a love of mine since the day I drank my first glass of Arbois, many moons ago.
What a day - now joining zoom tasting of the Domaine Pignier wines, a biodynamic Jura estate. Many thanks to Jean-Etienne Pignier, @alineconus and @corbett! #pigniervirtualtasting
Link to @JuliensAuctions page on their forthcoming Alfredo Di Stefano auction, which will take place at Mall Galleries, London, on 23 and 24 September. Open to all comers. juliensauctions.com/about-auction?…
Our 'Football Book of the Year', a near-unanimous choice from the Book Committee of @theofficialfwa for @sportsbookaward - @paddybarclay. @HyderJawad, Priya Ramesh, @ChristianRad and myself. Sincere congratulations to @mattspiro! twitter.com/mattspiro/stat…
One thing is sure: I'll be there on Thursday and Friday, to pay homage to one of football's true giants, in hope those precious artefacts go to people and institutions who cherish them as they should. And thank you for your welcome, @JuliensAuctions.
Surely, @realmadrid, you should buy *everything* and display it in your museum. This unique collection should not be dispersed. But if it is, I have my eye on a couple of 'cheap' items myself, and so has @sidlowe. We have a gentleman's agreement, don't we, Sid?
The shirts. The European Cup winners medals. The Ballons d'or. Yes, the Ballons d'or. Hundred of items, each of which was part of Don Alfredo's personal collection - surely the greatest ever assembled by a legend of the game. Speechless - and conflicted.
Giddy. Quite emotional, too. I've just come back from a sneak preview of the Alfredo Di Stefano sale organised by @JuliensAuctions at Mall Galleries, London, on 23 and 24 October. I've never seen anything like it. I will never see anything like it again. It's all there.
PSG wins thanks to Icardi's header in added time. You'll look at the score - 2-1 - and you'll think 'logical'. But logical it wasn't. OL played almost all of the football. PSG were shockingly bad, and only got back in the game thanks to the most generous of penalty decisions.
Superb goal by Lyon, which shows OL's strengths as well as PSG's glaring weaknesses. Intrigued to see what Pochettino is going to do to redress his team's obvious lack of balance.
It looks like Lyon have found yet another player of great promise, right-back Malo Gusto, only 18, who had a terrific first half against PSG. 0-0 at the pause. The so-called MNM combination yet to click properly, and PSG looking, again, unbalanced without the ball.
Chelsea, 13 points sur 15, un but encaissé en cinq matches, et encore: sur pénalty, après avoir joué trois fois à l'extérieur, à Arsenal, Liverpool et Tottenham. Le champion d'Europe joue comme un futur champion d'Angleterre. Prochain match: Man City à Stamford Bridge, le 25/9.
Quel coup de tête de Thiago Silva...et Chelsea, souvent malmené par des Spurs très entreprenants, prend l'avantage. Ces Blues semblent avoir réponse à tout.
Le mien aussi. Mes condoléances et mes amitiés à toute la famille olympienne qui est touchée au plus profond de son coeur aujourd'hui. twitter.com/tcros/status/1…
This reminds me of that famous video shot in a pub (in Doncaster? @Barcajim3 will know the one), in which a series of unlikely characters (the drunkard, the dancer, the dwarf) come into shot as if directed by a higher power. In other words, close to perfection. twitter.com/ThatsSoVillage…
@arseblog Despite growing up as an Arsenal fan, a neighbour who knew I loved football took me to WHL every other Saturday. I saw Greaves in his prime. He was the very best of his era, a joy to watch play and always with a smile on his face. There’s been no player like him.
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Ce sera un sombre derby que le Spurs-Chelsea de ce soir. Jimmy Greaves, dont on vient d'apprendre la disparition, fut l'un de leurs plus grands joueurs, et sans doute le plus grand avant-centre de l'histoire du football anglais. Adieu à une légende, et à un gentleman. twitter.com/GerryCox/statu…
That was quite the home debut for Leon Bailey, wasn't it? Any other examples of a player packing so much in a mere twenty minutes on such an occasion? The corner kick, the goal, the caution, the injury? Perhaps @RichJolly or @BillEdgarTimes would know.
Leon Bailey n'est pas près d'oublier son premier match à Villa Park. Seulement 20 minutes, mais quelles 20 minutes! Entrée en jeu, 62'. Corner olympique (Digne touche le ballon, mais, bon...), 69'. Frappe inarrêtable pour le 3-0, 75'. Carton jaune, 78'. Sortie après un choc, 82'.
La bulle de la Super League chinoise est bel et bien en train d'éclater. Après la dissolution de Jiangsu Suning, champion en 2020, au tour du propriétaire de Guangzhou Evergrande, le club entraîné par Fabio Cannavaro, de connaître d'énormes difficultés. twitter.com/tariqpanja/sta…
Why are cryptocurency and blockchain businesses suddenly *everywhere* in football, often in connection with e-Gambling and 'fan engagement platforms'? Who are the people behind these ventures? Why is football seemingly not interested in finding out?
La Fifa est repassée à l'attaque avec un étrange et bien peu convaincant sondage auprès de 15 000 'personnes identifiées comme s'intéressant au football'. Oui, drôle de guerre indeed. Avec le football dans le rôle de victime? Ma chronique pour @Eurosport_FR. twitter.com/Eurosport_FR/s…
Une Coupe du monde tous les deux ans? La @FIFPRO demande à voir...et à entendre. L'avertissement de son secrétaire-général @BaerHoffmann. eurosport.fr/football/la-co…
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Meilleur joueur de ce Club Brugge-PSG? Charles De Ketelaere. Ce qui s'appelle crever l'écran, mon cher @HLNinEngeland.
I had a sneaky look at this. Lucky me. It is magnificent. Terrifying, too. twitter.com/anelsona/statu…
Une Coupe du monde tous les deux ans? La @FIFPRO demande à voir...et à entendre. L'avertissement de son secrétaire-général @BaerHoffmann. eurosport.fr/football/la-co…
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