Spurs in France (Paris)

Discussion in 'Spurs Abroad' started by Chuba, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Chuba

    Chuba SC founder member gone bad, i love u all

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    Well as im not a native froggy im gonna start this thread to get the french yids on the map.

    There are other younger members here on SC that probably have more knowledge about the spurs supporting communiy in france than me so they can add their stuff later.

    I know there is a spurs supporters club in Paris which is organised by
    Magnus Eriksson (yes he's swedish and no relation to the other one) but i have never had the chance to contact him or go visit the supporters club so i can't really tell you alot about their activities.

    Their website is HERE but doesn't say very much.

    If your in Paris on business or here for a dirty (ermm romantic) weekend there are lots of irish/english pubs where you can watch our games and mingle with the british, american, australian, nz, south african, well the ones that speak english, people. The main areas to find these sort of pubs are near the Champs Elysée (8th Arr.), in the St Germain des Près area where you'll find loads of little side roads leading off into picturesque parisien village style rues with big English, Scottish, Irish flags hanging outside the bar, and with noisy brits doing their usual im on holiday drinking sessions.
    Chatelet les halles is another area which is vastly populated by the local brit and has a lot of anglophone hangouts where your find brits (or english speakers) drinking, singing, throwing up, and generally having fun, if u check the Paris Spurs supporters site they mention a pub/bar/restaurant that they frequent so might be worth checking out.

    Spurs are not a very well known in France but are slowly becoming a recognised team by the TV commentators over here because of the french contingent within our ranks, most french football fans will talk about Henry and the Arse but now he's gone they can STFU!

    Im waiting for FrenchAlex and Spurs_59 or whatever he was called, to add to this thread as they are both french nationals one from the East of France i think (FrenchAlex) the later from Bordeaux (Spurs_??) so they can enlighten you all on where to support Spurs in other regions and so desperately seek a TV wihich is showing our game.

    If your ever in Paris send me a PM so we can meet or that i can tell you where the best peep show ermm pub with a TV is ;)

    Allez Les Spurs!
     
  2. GDG

    GDG Old China Hand Staff

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    Thanks for that, Chuba.
     
  3. deka-

    deka- Active Member

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    Thanks for the thread !

    So I'm 19 and I live in Caen in Normandy.
    I've been supporting spurs for 4 years now, and i've been to my first game last year at the lane against blackburn.

    Hope there are many others french supporters, i'm feeling alone among all those big4 supporters.. :-|
     
  4. Chuba

    Chuba SC founder member gone bad, i love u all

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    ^^ Welcome to the SC crazy train Deka, no big4 twats on here we're all Spurs supporters ;)
     
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    deka- Active Member

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    :wink: i've been on this forum for almost a year now, but i don't write often (0.05 post per day :bowdown:), i just read every day the legendary biterness of SC :rofl: So good..
     
  6. coope

    coope Midfield General

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    Im heading out to Val Thorens for the winter snow season, Are the prem league games on live and easy to get? Or should I make sure I take my laptop :shrug:
     
  7. michaelj70

    michaelj70 Active Member

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    Found this informative Spurs Summary on the Anderlecht website

    Fondé en 1882 par des membres du Hotspurs Cricket Club local assistés d’un petit groupe d’étudiants d’un collège proche qui étaient fous de football, le club fut rebaptisé deux ans plus tard en Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Le premier match officiel de championnat fut disputé seulement trois ans après sa fondation, mais les Spurs s’imposèrent immédiatement 5-2 contre Saint Albans. Peu de temps avant le changement de millénaire, les Londoniens passèrent même au professionnalisme et la direction du club fit rapidement des profits car l’intérêt du public pour les prestations des Spurs prit un essor rapide, à un tel point que l’équipe dut déménager vers un autre stade afin de donner la chance à tout le monde de voir à l’œuvre son équipe favorite.
    Tottenham dut attendre son premier grand trophée jusqu’au début du vingtième siècle avec la conquête de la FA Cup en 1901. Vingt ans plus tard, les Spurs triomphèrent une nouvelle fois en Coupe d’Angleterre en s’imposant en finale contre les Wolverhampton Wanderers. Les Lillywhites, comme ils sont appelés par leurs propres supporters, connurent encore des succès dans la coupe qui est considérée comme la plus prestigieuse compétition sportive au monde au début des années soixante, au début des années quatre-vingt et au début des années nonante. Les Spurs durent néanmoins attendre le début des années 50 pour conquérir leur premier titre de champion d’Angleterre. Le deuxième sacre national fut décroché exactement dix années plus tard, en 1961, une saison lors de laquelle les Londoniens se montrèrent également les plus forts en FA Cup et inscrivirent le seul et unique doublé de l’histoire du club à leur palmarès.
    Au niveau européen, Tottenham obtint son premier grand trophée en 1963. Au Kuip de Rotterdam, les Anglais remportèrent la Coupe des Vainqueurs de Coupe dans leur toute première finale européenne sur un score monstre (5-1) face à l’Atletico Madrid, devenant par la même occasion les premiers vainqueurs britanniques d’une trophée européen. Neuf ans après cet exploit, les citoyens de la capitale firent cette fois main basse sur la Coupe de l’UEFA. Mais la double confrontation face à leurs compatriotes des Wolverhampton Wanderers fut bien plus palpitante car les Spurs s’imposèrent alors seulement d’un but (2-1 à l’extérieur et 1-1 à domicile). Douze saisons après sa première victoire dans cette compétition, Tottenham se retrouva à nouveau en finale et l’adversaire se nomma cette fois… Sporting d’Anderlecht. Les deux rencontres de cette finale se soldèrent à chaque fois par des partages 1-1. À White Hart Lane, il fallut donc recourir à la douloureuse séance des tirs au but et les Britanniques démontrèrent malheureusement plus de sang froid dans cet exercice, ils inscrivirent donc pour la deuxième fois leur nom au palmarès de la Coupe UEFA.
     
  8. GDG

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    I finished studying French 27 years ago, but I still understood nearly all of that - remarkable.
     
  9. Teemu

    Teemu I Belong To Bale

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    Hello, just like to say I'm in France at the moment. And I'm half French. So erm yeaaaahh. Big up French Spurs.

    Also, I realised the other day that the French commentator is called Guy Stephane, and his co-commentator was called Stephane Guy. How bloody awesome is that?
     
  10. Chuba

    Chuba SC founder member gone bad, i love u all

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    And they are two of the most irritating dickheads to have to listen to (biased Ar5ena1 loving wankers), go to the Canal+ site and find out Darren Tullet's rubrique on Fabulous sport and the Premier League, i comment on there every now and then and i am asking for Canal+ to give us the option to listen to commentry in VO aswell as VF like with their movies.

    Salut.
     
  11. Teemu

    Teemu I Belong To Bale

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    I don't think they're intentionally pro-Arsenal, it's just everyone in France knows them because they had some big French players. I think it's just that they're pretty unknowledgeable about the other clubs. Like during the 5-1 game they were making out that Jenas was some sort of demi-god!
     
  12. ealingspur

    ealingspur WHPK 88.5FM Chicago

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    I'm a spurs supporter studying in Paris at Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne...
     

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