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1906 >> 2006

Racing Club de Strasbourg is currently sitting in fourth place within the French Ligue 2 and are only four points behind neighbors and league leaders Metz. Not bad for a club of limited means that lost almost all of their main players over the summer transfer window. With the club celebrating its centenary year it's everyone's hope - apart from a few sore losers in Sochaux and Nancy - that the main name of Alsatian football returns to the French elite after just a single season in 'purgatory'. The new maillot for this season looks very classy, but a price tag of 60 euros plus shipping may keep me from purchasing one for myself. Maybe it can be a present to myself if I finish the semester with high marks?

In other footballing news, playing twice a week with veterinary doctors is turning out to be a very painful experience. In the past month I've had someone stomp on my ankle wearing cleats, the ball has been kicked in my face with enough force to cut open the inside of my mouth and leave me bleeding for an hour straight, and I've been elbowed in the head so hard that my glasses were knocked off and bent out at a 45' angle. Fortunately they were my old pair and not the glasses Mimi bought for me in Daegu. If this keeps going I may lose an arm or leg before too long. But hey, at least I'm surrounded by doctors and vet students, right?

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Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Football is a terrible game... i broke one finger playing it and i swear to god that i never will put a foot on a football field again.
(plus i got all kinds of jokes because i broke my finger and football is played with well...feet. They were afraid i didn't quite understand the rules)
Sep. 25th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
We could play together ... then there's an equal chance that I would get hurt instead.
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're not playing American football.

What sort of cable do you have at your place? I only have pared down digital cable and have a bit of trouble picking up a station that shows le football.
Sep. 25th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
We don't get any cable - not even basic - so it's 99 channels if static over here. If you get Fox Soccer Channel that's the best one, but ESPN shows European Champion's League matches during the week. Here's a schedule so you can see what's available ... link
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