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Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Grumpy Old Man » March 13th, 2017, 11:41 am

According to reports from France and Gavin Mortimer.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Dave Cahill » March 13th, 2017, 11:47 am

Grumpy Old Man wrote:According to reports from France and Gavin Mortimer.


My ex-cousin in-law (long story, french) used to play for CASG, just pinged him there on facebook about this, he hadn't heard.

His reply consisted of rude words.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Grumpy Old Man » March 13th, 2017, 11:49 am

All over twitter, apparently being announced this afternoon.

Do the French do April Fools on March 13th?
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby IanD » March 13th, 2017, 1:27 pm

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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby limecat » March 13th, 2017, 1:36 pm

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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby johng » March 13th, 2017, 1:52 pm

Does that not mess up the top13? Or maybe the Pro D2?
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby neill_m » March 13th, 2017, 1:59 pm

johng wrote:Does that not mess up the top13? Or maybe the Pro D2?


Grenoble in 13th will no longer be automatically relegated, instead will face a playoff v the side who loses the Pro D2 playoff final apparently. Pro D2 1st and winner of 2nd-5th playoff still go up as normal, Bayonne in 14th still go down.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby brotheroffrank » March 13th, 2017, 2:24 pm

and so Racing Metro contemplate a move from the sports pages onto the fashion/entertainment pages.....at least Ronan O'Gara will get his wish to wear pink more often on TV.....
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Flash Gordon » March 13th, 2017, 3:34 pm

The fans aren't happy if the Twitter feed is anything to go by! Imagine if we merged with Munster!!!
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby simonokeeffe » March 13th, 2017, 3:45 pm

as pointed out theyve both won leagues last couple of years, would be like Sarries and Quinns merging, dont see the point other than megalomania and profiteering on behalf of owners, puts a lot of quality players on the transfer market too, also half the staff in general at both clubs to lose their jobs
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Grumpy Old Man » March 13th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Flash Gordon wrote:The fans aren't happy if the Twitter feed is anything to go by! Imagine if we merged with Munster!!!


Better than merging with Ulster!
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Flash Gordon » March 13th, 2017, 3:52 pm

simonokeeffe wrote:as pointed out theyve both won leagues last couple of years, would be like Sarries and Quinns merging, dont see the point other than megalomania and profiteering on behalf of owners, puts a lot of quality players on the transfer market too, also half the staff in general at both clubs to lose their jobs


I think you've just identified the point! Crazy stuff, Paris should be able to support two clubs.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Flash Gordon » March 13th, 2017, 3:54 pm

Grumpy Old Man wrote:
Flash Gordon wrote:The fans aren't happy if the Twitter feed is anything to go by! Imagine if we merged with Munster!!!


Better than merging with Ulster!


Possibly, I'm not sure I could face the prospect of agreeing with my father!
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby All Blacks nil » March 13th, 2017, 4:00 pm

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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Oldschool » March 13th, 2017, 4:02 pm

Flash Gordon wrote:The fans aren't happy if the Twitter feed is anything to go by! Imagine if we merged with Munster!!!

But Leinster and Munster play in different cities.
You've only to look at the difficulties Munster on their own had with their two centre problem (Limerick /Cork).
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Dave Cahill » March 13th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Mourad Boudjellal wrote:One empty stadium plus one empty stadium, perhaps will make one half-empty stadium.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » March 13th, 2017, 4:25 pm

I don't think Munster would be up for merging with us. The politics of it would mean they'd have to split training between here and Limerick and a professional organisation wouldn't allow that to happen.
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Golf Man » March 13th, 2017, 4:30 pm

Flash Gordon wrote:
simonokeeffe wrote:as pointed out theyve both won leagues last couple of years, would be like Sarries and Quinns merging, dont see the point other than megalomania and profiteering on behalf of owners, puts a lot of quality players on the transfer market too, also half the staff in general at both clubs to lose their jobs


I think you've just identified the point! Crazy stuff, Paris should be able to support two clubs.


Fairly sure there is only PSG in Ligue 1 in football - its a Paris thing more than a rugby thing. Seems mad to do it now - when they nearly have two new stadia - would have assumed they would need some approval for this?
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby Dave Cahill » March 13th, 2017, 4:40 pm

PSG is itself an amalgamated (and subsequently divided) club
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Re: Stade and Racing Metro to merge

Postby paddyor » March 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm

I thought they were flush with the money and the money would money money money etc.
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