To have a good time our fifteenth anniversary, we launched into a significant recap of the 74 gamers who’ve made their mark on La Paillade because the creation of our web site in February 2007. As we speak, episode 4 opinions the gamers ranked between 67th and sixty fifth place.
67 – Isaac Mbenza (2017-2018)
RESUME: 54 Ligue 1 matches, 3 French Cup matches, 2 League Cup matches
11 targets in Ligue 1, 1 aim within the Coupe de France, 1 aim within the Coupe de la Ligue
After Montpellier: Huddersfield City (England), Amiens SC (France), Qatar SC (Qatar), Sporting Charleroi (Belgium)
The least we are able to say is that the leaders of Huddersfield aren’t resentful. Within the area of two years, they’ve spat 28 million euros (15 million for Mbenza, 13 for Mounié) to poach two attackers pailladins. The end result ? After two seasons within the Premier League, the Burrows end good final of the 2018-2019 monetary 12 months. Nevertheless, in the summertime of 2019, the Yorkshire membership didn’t hesitate to ask MHSC for a pre-season pleasant match. As a logo, Isaac Mbenza transferred a 12 months earlier will return on the 64′ minute. The Belgian comes out of a (very) difficult 12 months within the Premier League the place he solely performed 900 minutes, for a single small aim. Sufficient to bolster the concept Montpellier has carried out an actual theft by promoting it for round fifteen million euros. In a membership that’s typically accused of promoting poorly, this switch will stay because the exception that proves the rule and Huddersfield, a pleasant membership ceaselessly.
66 – Kevin Berigaud (2014-2017)
70 Ligue 1 matches, 3 French Cup matches, 5 League Cup matches
7 targets in Ligue 1, 3 within the League Cup
After Montpellier: Paphos FC (Cyprus), Riga FC (Latvia)
A spotlight :
Matchday 35 of the 2011-2012 season, championship chief Montpellier is 5 factors forward of its runner-up. Because the title approaches, the stress mounts a notch. All matches at the moment are essential and observers are already saying that La Paillade might not maintain tempo with the entrance runners. Particularly since whether it is Evian which presents itself on the garden of La Mosson this Could 1, 2012, the 2 following opponents are of a very completely different caliber: Rennes, then Lille.
La Paillade is reassured from the beginning via a penalty simply transformed by Belhanda. Besides that crash, Montpellier is joined to the rating simply earlier than the break. It was at 68′ that this satan of Kevin Berigaud appeared to sow discord within the heads of Montpellier. As an actual floor fox, the native of Thonon performs with Hilton and Bedimo to deceive Jourdren. From that second, the state of affairs of the assembly turns epic. Olivier Giroud someway manages to equalize after a snatch from Camara. Then, when Cabella will get a penalty following a clumsiness from a sure Mongongu on the very finish of the sport, we find yourself believing that Montpellier is blessed. It was with out relying on the cease of Andersen towards Camara. 2-2, a heavy blow on the top of the pailladins who let their opponents get nearer. Worse, the strain amassed all through the match was violence: following a basic battle Younes Belhanda was expelled. Will the younger Remy Cabella have sufficient shoulders to hold the Montpellier offensive towards Rennes in an important match?
65- Giovanni Sio (2017-2018)
34 Ligue 1 matches, 2 League Cup matches, 2 Coupe de France matches
10 targets in Ligue 1
After Montpellier: Al-Ittihad Kalba SC (United Arab Emirates), Gençlerbirliği SK (Turkey), FC Sion (Switzerland)
A spotlight :
August 11, 2018 for the primary day of the 2018-2019 season, Dijon involves La Mosson. An reasonably priced opposition which ought to make it doable to launch the Hérault machine. On the prime, Giovanni Sio comes out of an accurate 2017-2018 monetary 12 months with ten targets on the clock. He’s aligned alongside the membership’s new recruit, a sure Andy Delort.
On the pitch, it began for one of the best with a aim from Pedro Mendes. A couple of minutes of happiness earlier than a chaotic state of affairs of which solely Montpellier has the key: exit on harm of Pedro Mendes, equalization of Júlio Tavares, a penalty stopped by Lecomte at 82′, rendered ineffective by a aim conceded in extra time.
However it’s above all of the exit of Giovanni Sio which can make individuals discuss after the match. Changed beneath the whistle within the 64′ minute, the Ivorian worldwide refused to shake fingers together with his coach, Michel Der Zakarian. The Armenian genius could have assured: ” that there’s nothing in any respect“, the attacker finds himself placardized. This missed handshake will certainly stay as THE gesture of Sio at La Paillade as a result of it can enable a loopy butterfly impact resulting in the recruitment of Gaëtan Laborde six days later, then to the dismissal of Gustavo Poyet from the Girondins de Bordeaux. Lastly, from Giovanni Sio’s efficiency towards Dijon in Bordeaux in Ligue 2, there is just one step.
See you on Friday for 3 new “colourful” portraits!