Kombouaré calls for strike of players and coaches / France / Toulouse / SOFOOT.com

Against all odds, Antoine Kombouaré is not very happy with the fate reserved for the Toulouse red lantern.

In an interview with The team, the Kanak technician takes the floor to defend the cause of his Téf ‘and Amiens, and militates for a Ligue 1 to 22 clubs next season. “I would say the same thing if it were Brest, Nîmes, Dijon, Metz or Saint-Étienne” , says Casque d’or, which invites “That the players and the coaches agree to strike at the start of next season if that does not change” .

“I am waiting for Philippe Piat and Sylvain Kastendeuch [les présidents de l’UNFP] move, said the former coach and player of PSG. We don’t hear them on the subject. Like Raymond Domenech [président du syndicat des entraîneurs]. Mr. Le Graët [président de la FFF et ex-président de l’EAG] would he have agreed if Guingamp was among the relegated? Now, we need to be heard and step up to the plate. ”

A strike? Here is a good idea to sell this stock of merguez!


Herbin at OL, transplant rejected / Goodbye Monsieur Herbin / SOFOOT.com

Craftsman of fifteen of the seventeen national trophies gleaned by AS Saint-Etienne, Robert Herbin, who died on Monday at the age of 81, will also remain as the last coach with whom the rival from Lyon descended into the second division, in 1983. Final proof of love for the Greens? Return of karma, rather, if we are to believe the trajectory of the Sphinx, whose coaching career really started to run out of steam once the tracksuit ‘des Gones was put on. Or how a snub turned into a trekker.

For Olympique Lyonnais and its coach Vladimir Kovačević, this new spanking received in Nancy (5-2), a few weeks after those inflicted by Rouen (0-4) and Tours (3-0), two competitors in the race to maintain in Division 1, is one too many. Especially since it comes seven days after another setback in the derby at Saint-Etienne (1-0), which also plays its skin. Red lantern for the first time of the season, this February 21, 1983, his team is not released: Toulouse, the barragiste, and Sainté, the first non-relegation, are only three points away. But his dynamics (five defeats in the last six days), his defensive fragility (48 goals conceded in 25 days), his inability to take points against his direct opponents and his as sudden as worrying propensity to drop the matches make it a a suitable candidate for relegation to D2. And remind Charles Mighirian, the new president of Lyon, that the revolution should not be limited to the offices of OL, whose finances are otherwise disastrous.

Emon: “The team was not at the coach level”

At the head of the club for a little month, the quadruple French champion of sport-boules – which is in Lyon what pétanque is in Marseille – and former vice-president of Nîmes Olympique arrives the Serbian coach, his sporting director Fleury Di Nallo, and gets out of his Robert Herbin hat. We no longer present the guy: soon to be 44, an age when some of his counterparts are only at the beginning of their careers, the technician has already stacked four French champion titles and three French cups on the bench neighbor of AS Saint-Etienne, a club he left after the slush fund affair. From a sporting point of view, the blow seems as huge as the nose to the Greens. Did Mighirian think too big, considering the Lyon resources of the moment? No matter, this name alone brings hope to a group in distress. “We were quite proud, confirms Albert Emon, Gones top scorer that season with twelve pawns. We all thought that with him, we could get away with it. ”
But the magic does not work, or too little. If “the Sphinx” and his flock sign five wins in the last thirteen days (one less than in twenty-five games with Kovačević), including the very first against Lens (1-0), the operation most often transfers to the open house operation. Caught 29 times over this period, the Rhone defense ends the season with 77 goals conceded, the worst total in the division, the second worst total in the history of Olympique Lyonnais in the elite (78 goals in 1969 -1970). Difficult, under these conditions, to escape the knife, which falls to Auxerre during the last day (3-1), June 3, 1983. After 28 seasons in the first division, haloed by two podiums and ten European qualifications, Lyon falls back into D2. Can Herbin only be held responsible for this descent, he who inherited late from a dying team? For Albert Emon, the answer is no: “It’s the players who play. The team was not at the coach level. We didn’t have enough collective. ”

There is only one Olympic

An opinion probably shared by Charles Mighirian. Despite the sporting, but also financial uncertainty (the players had to agree during the season to a drop in salary to avoid the club filing for bankruptcy), the manager began steps in May to extend his coach . Which ensures that the D2, which he knew as a player and which then comes dangerously close, ” is not a problem ” . The daily Progress reports on a three-year contract. But, crumpled that the details of the negotiation are leaking to the press – which gives him the unpleasant impression of having “The knife under the throat” -, Herbin has the lease reduced to one year, initially. “I need to see throughout the next season in which climate I will be able to work, he pretends. I therefore only commit myself for a year with the prospect, I hope, of pursuing something which in my opinion should allow OL to raise their heads and have a competitive team in the years to come. ”
Competitive, rejuvenated Gones will be as soon as they resume, despite the summer departures of Emon, Serge Chiesa and Jean-François Domergue, partly guided by the need to considerably reduce the wing, while the threat of a balance sheet. Undefeated after ten days, Lyon held Olympique de Marseille for a long time, leader of group A (the D2 then had two pools) throughout the season and narrow winner at the Vélodrome in the first leg (0- 1). In the wake of the Phocaeans until the thirtieth day, OL lost ground, however, in the spring, winning only one of its last eight games. Overtaken by OM and Nice, Herbin and his men fail in a pre-jump match on the field of RC Paris, winner in overtime (3-1) and finally promoted into the elite after having dismissed Nice then … Saint – Etienne, 18e from D1. Frustrating, but exhilarating: “The redhead” plunges. Taking care to grab Charles Mighirian by the arm first.

A manita and a double disclaimer

While OL still struggles for its financial survival, the technician convinces its president to incur unreasonable expenses to sign Félix Lacuesta (Strasbourg) and the internationals Jean-François Larios (Neuchâtel Xamax) and Olivier Rouyer. Ambition comes at this price. “With such a team, we thought we would succeed, sees Rouyer, a defector from Strasbourg too. But it didn’t take. There was a lack of cohesion, of balance in the team. We had a coherent team, but we have to admit that we were not at the expected level. ” In particular on the mental level, where the Rhodaniens do not appear sufficiently armed to face a division where historical clubs (Saint-Étienne, Nice, Cannes, Montpellier, Nîmes) coexist and teams of prefectures (La Roche-sur-Yon, Valence , Le Puy-en-Velay, Limoges), sub-prefectures (Thonon, Alès, Béziers) and chief town of canton (Gueugnon). “We may have seen ourselves a little too beautiful, recognizes “rust”. When you arrive at Puy, it’s all weird … We were unable to adapt, we were often surprised, and we were shaken a pair of times by players probably less technically strong than us . We lacked the determination, the gnack. ”
It must be said that between Herbin and his group, the current is struggling to pass. “He had a guideline and did not move from itsums up Rouyer. We did not always understand him, nor did we always agree with him. I don’t know if it was linked to his past at Saint-Etienne, but the feeling was not very positive. Maybe too much was expected of him, or that too much was expected of him. ” Fourteenth (out of eighteen) of its pool in mid-season and long under the threat of a descent into the third division, Lyon hit rock bottom on February 23, 1985, the date on which Saint-Étienne dances on Gerland (1-5 ). A few weeks later, after a pitiful draw against Thonon (0-0), Mighirian broke Lacuesta’s contract for “Personal and professional deficiencies” . Heavy-handed, this dismissal is coupled with another disavowal against Robert Herbin: the enthronement alongside him of André Ferri, then captain of the Gones, in the role of assistant player. Once the midfielder was promoted, OL lost no more, finishing in seventh place in their pool this 1984-1985 season. The third and last on the Lyon bench of Robert Herbin, who will never put his hand on his mojo, lost somewhere between Rhône and Saône. On this too, the Sphinx will have been a forerunner.

Simon Butel
Comments from AE and OR collected by SB. HR remarks taken from INA archives.


Belarusian Championship stopped, Accambray champion with Meshkov Brest – Fil Info

The Belarusian Handball Championship was finally stopped six days before the end due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The classification was frozen and it was Meshkov Brest by Frenchman William Accambray who won a twelfth coronation. “There were 6 matches left and we should have been champions in 1 or 2 days. We are champions now! And the Cup is postponed to the start of next season, “reacted the former international with joy. The triple world champion, also Olympic and European champion, who arrived in Belarus a year ago, will probably not have the opportunity to win the Belarus Cup, since he signed up with Aix-en -Provence from next season.


Coronavirus: PSG qualified directly for Final 4 – News Feed – Champions League

The European Handball Federation announced on Friday that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the eighth and quarter-finals of the Champions League could not be played, and that competition would resume directly with Final 4 on 28 and 29 December. The EHF therefore decided to qualify the first two teams of the two tall hens, including PSG, for this last four. Parisians will be accompanied by Barcelona, ​​Kiel and Veszprem. However, no decision has yet been made for the women’s competition, although the option of playing in the quarterfinals in September is still under consideration.


Covid-19: at RC Lens, the ultra mobilized

“No longer going to Bollaert at all, it creates a vacuum … Even a little shock.” But hey, it’s better for the good of everyone, I think! “ Thirty-three years since Fred, a 41-year-old house painter, went to all RC Lens games played in his legendary English stadium. For a few weeks, the enclosure has remained silent, deprived of the songs and the fervor of its usual 25,000 spectators. The pandemic depopulated the stadiums as it emptied the streets.

“It remains incidental, considers Matthew, 40 years old. Football is a passion but it remains a hobby. Currently, it is not necessary for everyday life. “ Member of the Red Tigers, the largest ultra group of Lens supporters, the teacher says that he is much more concerned about the imminent resumption of school than that of the professional championships desired by the governing bodies. (read opposite).

How to end the season brutally stopped by the health crisis? How to prepare the next one? Should the show continue at all costs, with or without an audience? On March 9, the Sang et Or played against Orleans the first professional match behind closed doors imposed by the pandemic in France. Even on a Monday evening, even in Ligue 2, at least 20,000 spectators were expected at Bollaert. If the ardent celebration of the goal of the northern victory by the announcer Cyril Jamet made the turn of the television broadcasts, his voice especially resounded in a sad silence.

“Comet plans”

“In an ideal world, I would like the season to end with 30,000 people at the stadium but it is not in anyone’s hands”, sighs Matthew. The Professional Football League imagines several hypotheses, including that of a resumption of the championships on June 17 and the start of the next season in late August. “They are drawing plans on the comet but nobody knows”, annoyed Arthur, 38, of the Red Tigers. For Matthew, we must not deny the rights of club employees, referees, players, ball pickers … And if you can’t be less than one or two meters away, how do you manage to mark someone who may be sick? ”

While club leaders quarrel in the press, 46 sections of ultras oppose, in a collective forum, an early recovery. “It is urgent to wait, write these groups, sometimes rival in the stands but united in the crisis. It is not conceivable that football will resume prematurely. It is not possible that it will resume in camera. It will resume in due course when the health and social conditions are met. ”

Pierre Révillon, one of the officials of the Red Tigers and president of the National Association of Supporters (ANS), does not envisage either “A resumption of the championship without supporters”: “C It’s like playing a play without spectators. It’s completely stupid. We are players in football just like players and managers. It goes against our mentality and our vision of football. ”

The stands are empty but supporters remain active throughout France. In Lens, the Red Tigers launched, from the start of confinement, a call for donations to equip a microcrèche mounted urgently by Lensois caregivers to keep their children, deprived of school and nannies, within the confines of the ‘hospital. In a few days, the ultras collect changing tables, umbrella beds, or playpens. “New high chairs and bottle warmers even arrived in services that were already lacking before the Covid crisis”, would like to thank Pauline, 31, educator of young children at the hospital. It designates Jérémy, a member like her of the Tigers, who came to probe the needs of caregivers. For seventeen years, he has coordinated Children’s Christmas, a toy distribution operation for young hospital patients.

“Ultrasounds mobilized for hospital staff, you are our pride”, we read on a banner hanging in front of the main entrance. We can guess Jeremy’s smile, under his surgical mask: “In the first week, the guy who takes care of messages with us said he was going to do something. Considering all the tape he put on, I can tell you that she’s going to stay there for a while! “ It has already been a month since the declaration welcomed the caregivers.

“The Tigers were among the first to set up a fundraiser for the hospital,” notes Norman Noisette, 42, president of the Lens United Federation. The network brings together thirty associations of Lensois supporters and 3,000 members across France. “We immediately added to their initiative by opening a kitty online” to support the momentum of solidarity. More than 8,000 euros have already been collected. The money was used to donate tablets to patients and nursing home residents isolated from their loved ones. At the same time, Lens United participated in the launch of an overcoat workshop for the hospitals of Lens, Béthune and Hénin-Beaumont. “We plan to deliver 18,000 each week,” Norman Noisette hopes. These fan associations, very locally anchored, mobilize beyond their members. This is the case for the joint auction of jerseys organized by Lens United and the club for the benefit of hospitals and the Pasteur Institute to finance research against the Covid: “We received several calls from people who wanted to give us jerseys of players recovered during a match.”

On its website, the ANS lists at least forty similar solidarity actions in progress, including the impressive prize pool of Socios toile club bastiais. The Corsicans collected 63,253 euros to help three hospitals on the island finance, in particular, resuscitation beds and respirators. “It is not the groups that are using the health crisis to make themselves visible. It’s rather the crisis that makes actions visible, Matthew analysis. There is such a lack of material that, thanks to these groups, everyday life becomes less hard for patients and staff. ”

Popular football

What the teacher misses most is not so much the meetings, but rather “The pre-match, the comrades, drink a pint, chat, the post-match, escort the tarpaulin …” Going to the stadium is a celebration. “It allows you to get out of everyday life”, slips Hans Decroos, supporter of Racing for twenty-two years. This Thursday, he delivers the weekly food drive launched by the Tigers in his supermarket. “We have customers who make a small cart, deprive themselves and still give a packet of cakes, observe this follower of Bollaert. For the crèche, some customers could have sold their equipment on the Internet but they preferred to give it away. ” Support for the image of popular football claimed by many Lensois supporters, in a fragile economic area. “Here, some people sacrifice themselves to go to the stadium, Hans continues. In Lens, we don’t really like football business. “ We prefer solidarity football, fueled by the hope of finding the elite in front of a celebrating stadium, five years after relegation to L2. “If there is no climb, there is no climb … breathes Matthew. We will go and get it in the field like every year, with blood, sweat and tears. ”

Sheerazad Chekaik-Chaila Photo Stéphane Dubromel. Hans Lucas


Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?


Numerous case studies demonstrate this unequivocal : smokers who get Covid-19 have a risk greatly increased to develop severe forms of the disease. In this work, we find that the proportion of smokers is two to four times higher in severely ill patients than in those with a moderate form of the disease.

On the other hand, several publications relayed since the beginning of April report a counterintuitive phenomenon: in several countries, the proportion of smokers infected with SARS-CoV-2 would be lower than the proportion of smokers at regional or national level. The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, recently mentioned this data.

In France, works being published conducted on a limited number of patients at the Pitié-Salpétrière, as well as a study in a school environment in Crépy-en-Valois (prepublished this April 23), also reported this statistical trend.

Many potential limits

Note now that the link between smoking status and propensity to be infected does not appear in all research. So in a recent study published in the Jama, involving 5,700 New York patients hospitalized for Covid-19, the proportion of smokers was analogous to that observed in the regional population.

The first studies were met with skepticism, not without reason. Indeed, many of these works have sometimes significant biases.

First limitation present in all studies (with the exception of French studies): the age parameter of hospitalized patients. Indeed, a significant proportion of patients with severe forms of Covid-19 are over the age of 65. The prevalence of smokers decreases very strongly with age (for example, in France, 65-75 year olds smoke 2.5 times less than the general population).

In the study conducted at Pitié-Salpêtrière, taking into account the age and sex of the patients, smokers nevertheless appeared to be four times less likely than non-smokers to be Covid +. A rate observed both in hospitalized patients and in patients treated on an outpatient basis. However, in order to draw more solid conclusions, these results should have been put into perspective with the smoking profile of patients who usually attend this hospital, at the same periods in previous years.

Another parameter that seems to be excluded from most analyzes: the socio-economic profile of the groups studied, which can strongly influence the expected proportion of smokers. A limitation mentioned by the authors of the French study, who established their calculations “Assuming that the population studied who lives in a limited area around a Parisian hospital has the same smoking habits as the French population in general”, and who note that “Healthcare workers were overrepresented in the outpatient group due to routine workplace testing when they became symptomatic”. The study conducted at Crépy-en-Valois seems to take this parameter into account. And its results are consistent with the Pitié Salpêtrière study.

Third important pitfall: the quality of the information collected is not always there … far from it. In some studies used by epidemiologists to conduct their analyzes, the smoking status of the sickest Covid + patients was simply not informed. Commentators have also noted that one of these studies considered individuals to be “non-smokers” less than 30 packages per year – preventing any comparison with national statistics which relate to all cigarette consumers.

For its part, the study conducted at Pitié-Salpêtrière seems to consider as “former smoker” any person who had quit smoking at the time of his hospitalization … without mentioning the hypothesis that patients may have stopped smoking because of the first Covid-19 symptoms! A point which would considerably influence the results. Requested by CheckNews, Zahir Amoura, author of this work, has not yet commented on this point.

Is the phenomenon biologically plausible?

The interpretation of these statistics, as well as the extent of the associated phenomenon, are still questionable.

Researchers, however, have begun to explore the hypothesis of a direct causal link between smoking status and primary SARS-CoV-2 infection. The question arises indeed: from a physiological point of view, is it plausible that lungs exposed to tobacco are less permeable to this coronavirus? Could nicotine be involved in the phenomenon?

A possible link with the ACE2 receiver?

SARS-CoV-2 infects cells by binding to the ACE2 receptor, abundant on the surface, in particular, the cells of the mucous membranes and the alveolar pulmonary tissue. The expression of the gene corresponding to ACE2 is not identical in smokers and in non-smokers. Based on animal models, smokers have long been considered to express less ACE2 – which suggests a simple explanation for the phenomenon: less ACE2 induces a lower propensity for infection.

But recent data, which seem to be corroborated by new researchsuggest that in humans, smoking is associated with a higher expression of ACE2. A higher propensity for coronavirus infection would therefore be expected. The epidemiological observations mentioned above, suggesting a protective effect of tobacco, would therefore raise a paradox.

Several explanatory hypotheses have been formulated. Some authors have advanced that in all patients, infection with SARS-CoV-2 would decrease the availability of ACE2 receptors in the lungs. The biological processes that usually mobilize these receptors would be hindered, leading to various symptoms of the disease. People with more ACE2, even if they were infected, would develop fewer symptoms. However, this interpretation is challenged by the Crépy-en-Valois study, where the diagnosis of infection was made on a blood test, and not on a simple clinical assessment of symptoms.

According to other works, the nAChR nicotinic receptor could modulate the activity of ACE2. Could stimulating nAChR make infection through ACE2 more difficult? This fact is not yet proven. “The possibility of a reciprocal modulation between ACE2 and the nicotinic receptor is an interesting scientific question for which we have no answer”, insists Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux, co-author of a scientific article inviting this hypothesis to be explored.

La Pitié-Salpêtrière has announced the launch of several clinical trials in this direction. The first, conducted on caregivers, aims to compare the infection rate between a group carrying nicotine patches and a group carrying placebos patches. More trials need to be done on Covid + patients in hospital to assess whether nicotine affects the course of the disease – especially in smokers who are forced to quit as a result of hospitalization.

Nicotine and vaping: preliminary data not very encouraging

The return of associations of electronic cigarette users does not seem to go in this direction, however. According to the analysis of a questionnaire sent in early April to several thousand members of the AIDUCE and SOVAPE associations, the rate of patients suspected of being Covid + was similar whether or not there was nicotine consumption – around 2.5 %. “Although it concerns nearly 10,000 people, this citizen survey is inconclusive on a major protective effect of nicotine, note the associations in a press release. The first data show no major positive or negative effect of vaping when faced with the risk of contracting Covid-19 for vapers and their entourage. ”

Tobaccoologist Bertrand Dautzenberg, who had encouraged these associations to explore this hypothesis, notes on Twitter that the data was not collected under conditions “Respecting all the obligations of scientific studies”. He nevertheless considers that they are not showing strong signs of a beneficial effect of nicotine in reducing Covid-19 levels. ” He invites an analysis of the Health Database to further explore this hypothesis.

No reason to start smoking

The tobacco specialist recalls “That tobacco certainly brings a negative effect greater than that of a small benefit which is not confirmed at all”. “This leads to encouraging all doctors to advise and support smoking cessation for all smokers.” The authors of the Crépy-en-Valois study abound in this sense, recalling that tobacco is responsible for 75,000 deaths per year in France. “Smoking cannot therefore be offered as a way of protecting oneself against the new coronavirus”, they insist.

Unsurprisingly, this finding is similar to that of the authors of a review on the complications of Covid-19 related to smoking. “Risk factors for severe forms of Covid-19 (pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, etc.) are more common in smokers. Smokers with comorbidities should quit smoking by all means. ” They also observe that confinement can lead to social isolation and psychological distress that increase the need for smoking. [En outre], smoking is more prevalent among the economically less advantaged groups, and they are potentially more at risk for Covid-19. ”

For its part, the association Alliance contre le tabac urged the greatest caution with regard to speculative information in circulation. In the absence of more evidence, nicotine users, “Should not expect to be more protected than the population from the current epidemic”, she recalls. In addition, she advises non-smokers to use nicotine substitutes. A warning also formulated by the promoters of the Pitié-Salpétrière study or by the Minister of Health.

In summary

Although well publicized, epidemiological observations associating smoking and the risk of developing the symptoms of Covid-19 are difficult to interpret at this time. Under the hypothesis of a real cause and effect link, the biological mechanisms mentioned in the press are still hypothetical. None have yet been formally tested.

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PSG players give up their bonuses of champions – Fil Info – Division 1

Last Tuesday, the National Handball League (NHL) decided to put an end to the Lidl Starligue and Proligue (D2) championships. A decision which prematurely offered the title of champion of France at Paris Saint-Germain, strong of its 17 victories in 18 games (for a draw). But to help their club, in financial difficulty like the others because of the cessation of competition, the players of the capital gave up receiving their bonus for winning the competition. A beautiful gesture, which should allow the institution to save several hundred thousand euros, as confirmed The Parisian.


Pieter Timmers will not take part in the 2021 Olympic Games – Fil Info

The postponement of the Olympic Games from 2020 to 2021 could have undermined the plan of certain athletes, especially those at the end of their careers. This is the case of the Belgian swimmer Pieter Timmers, 32 years old. Thus, the silver medalist in the 100 m freestyle in Rio in 2016 announced Thursday to give up participating in the next Games. “The postponement of the Games thwarted my plan, which had been put together for years: give everything one last time to the Games, and then start a new chapter in my life. I don’t want to change plans. In other words: I’m not going to participate in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. It’s a shame, but it’s a decision that appeases me because I made choices and it is a matter of a well-considered decision, “he justified himself, in an interview with the daily The last hour. However, he didn’t immediately withdraw from the pools. “I have given it my all for several years and will continue to do so for some time to come. I don’t stop immediately. I will participate in the European championships, which I hope will be able to take place in August (in Budapest) “, concluded the quadruple silver medalist at the European championships.


Relive Top Chef, episode 10 / France / D10 / Top Chef / SOFOOT.com

Clear Cyril Lignac and his spaghetti Bolognese, Top Chef welcomes Pierre Gagnaire, sixteen Michelin stars this evening, for the return of the Black Box. Take out the knives, it’ll bleed.

11:04 p.m .: We leave on it friends! Take care of yourself, stay a little with François-Régis Gaudry if you wish, a man who is also delightfully friendly to the city.

Be well, the notes arrive and remember: tomorrow, we will all be equal before the plate.

11:02 p.m .: Oh it’s already the end !!

It talks about ” box the glottis” and ” chocolate is like diamond” At the end of that, we will finally have one last chance and one eliminated. They make pleasure last.

11:01 p.m .: And they can say thank you to Chef Sarran who got the preisley hit with sweet wine.


Against all expectations !!


Arf, they are fucking M6 strong. We can’t pick up.

22.54: Come on, make way for the verdict. Like that there, I put a piece on the blue-purple team of chefs Pairet and Etchebest.

10.52 p.m .: Disappointed looks when the guys learn that it’s just a cream of corn … It looks like they just learned that Mickaël Pagis arrives at the winter transfer window.

10:50 p.m .: We love Pierre Gagnaire because he is very kind. So he did not bite his teeth at Jürgen Klopp.

10:48 p.m .: The training of the “orange” team is rather faithful to the initial dish of Pierre Gagnaire, apart, of course, the onion chips, replaced by a Saint-Jacques crisps.

A scallop chip. It makes no sense to write this.

10:46 p.m .: YELLOW BEET PURÉE !!!!

Mallory is completely brooding. He hops even more than Robert Kidiaba.

10:45 p.m .: And the oil cake above.

10:44 p.m .: @Said

They send the semi-blind on the visual?

Hahaha it’s shameful.

10:43 p.m .: They watch a dish where they play musical chairs, there?

10:42 p.m .: Mory and Mallory spin in the ON black box to see Pierre Gagnaire’s dish!

Twenty seconds, top time!

10:40 p.m .: Chef Etchebest in the kitchen is scary, he weaves between the tables as if he wanted to find someone to cut his throat for the evening meal.

10:39 p.m .: At the time, we took less head, anyway.

10:37 p.m .: Taste a Priesley Kimpembe of Saint-Jacques by hand, what a beautiful tribute.

10:35 p.m .: Chefs Pairet and Etchebest spin in the black box!

Etchebest recognizes oysters, foie gras, oil cake and scallops. What a G.O.A.T, damn it. He is really too strong.

10:33 p.m .: Fuck but I haven’t seen anything so messy since Stéphane Jobard’s compositions.

10:32 p.m .:We’re going to go on …

10:29 p.m .: AH BUT THE CHEFS COOK ???

Awesome. Always a pleasure to see the coaches putting on their crampons.

10:28 p.m .: Real worry about the chips for everyone. Nobody gets it onion.

10:25 p.m .: The chefs in the black box:

10:24 p.m .: We’re all going to have nightmares with her laughter, though.

10:22 p.m .:My cuisine is simple in production, but complicated in assembly. And that’s what I’ve been doing for fifty years (laughs).

Pierre Gagnaire is Suaudeau, in fact.

10:22 p.m .: And hop, we scald the cakes. Sorry, Brigitte.

9:21 p.m .:And there was a long thing there that threw me in the mouth.– David, 2020.

10:20 p.m .: Hahaha Mallory who doesn’t understand anything, well you surprise me.

10:18 p.m .: Adrien, who recognized Saint-Jacques, is very very strong.

Kostas is decidedly at the top. By cons pass next to the meal, it’s hot.

10:16 p.m .: Pierre Gagnaire’s smile:

10:15 p.m .: Winner, he cooks stuff that I had no idea existed. With his Elvis priestley of Saint-Jacques, there.

10:14 p.m .: Haven’t you identified the onion-potato crisps, David? Ah the tocard …

10:13 p.m .: Yes @ patchap40 ! Popular culture, mess. Huge work.

10:12 p.m .: Damn, I just had a flash of Nabilla inLove is blind.

10:11 p.m .: Diego is a mental patient, he is ready to go to war. He goes to the black box with David for two minutes.

10:10 p.m .: Advantage Mallory, he is already half blind.


The guy swings false mushroom tracks on the sides. How do you want to recognize it all in the dark ???

10:07 p.m .: MDR. It’s impossible. Crab, oyster, foie gras, beet juice, corn cream …

He just put all of his Christmas leftovers, actually.

10:06 p.m .: Imagine the kids !! Meeting Pierre Gagnaire is like kissing George Best, it must be crazy.

10:05 p.m .: @Said

Game question:

1: Adrien smoked the salad
2: Justine smoked the salad ”

3: Adrien smoked everyone.

10:04 p.m .: This is it, here we are.


It looks like the monolith in2001 the Space Odyssey.

22:01: In real Jean-Phi it’s a scandal, the guy blew himself up on the third show and comes back on a salad. Biggest robbery since Bruno Guimarães.

22h00: It is cruel for Gratien who blows himself up by an old eliminated … Terrible, terrible. But great journey for an accountant kid out of Objectif Top Chef, we do not forget.


The power of the ballotine, damn!

9:56 p.m .: @Omar Listening

Nastasia, AKA “I revisited it but to the Asian”

AkaSo here I add yuzu …

9:54 p.m .: This is the advertisement for you, for us and for Cristiano.

9:53 p.m .: AAAAAAAH MORY PAAAAAAASSE !!!! Come on !

Gratien’s greedy greenery remains on the list, and can be blown up by the best of the former candidates.

9:52 p.m .: @ brother tuck

Adrien, his plate is magnificent! A little scared about the combination of tastes, but what a visual!

And yes the favorite for Adrien, well seen !! Champion my @brother.

9:51 p.m .: Regarding Justine’s plate, the performance is praised, especially its jelly, but the whole is too salty. Assessment: normally, we are saved. Yeah, it’s a slam.

9.49 p.m .: When we talk to you about eating salad:

9.47 p.m .: The guys they cooked oxen listening to yoga music and fish massaged every morning, but it’s Adrien who sends “one of the dishes of the seasonWith its green salad. Superb.

It’s like Robert Huth is named player of the season in the Premier League.

9.45 p.m .: @Omar Listening

1. Rocket
2. Spinach
3. Sucrine

Olala the spinach controversy in the salad category …

9.44 p.m .:It can be a large dish if it is reworked.It looks like we’re talking about Jérémy Ménez.

9:43 p.m .: OUCH. The chefs do not find the iodine promised by Mory in its title. It doesn’t smell good at all.

9:42 p.m .:I should have taken a deep plate, it’s because of my inexperience.

Only in Top Chef can you hear this sentence.

9.41 p.m .: Let’s go for the tasting. I’m afraid for my Mory.

We start with Gratien and its “gourmet greenery”, not necessarily super tasty, due to the lack of coulis.

9:39 p.m .: Sorry to have doubted: this is magnificent.

9:37 p.m .: The little genius therefore wants to reconstitute a lettuce with stuffing inside. Okay, Joker Smurf.

9:36 p.m .: Okay, here we are silent. Because it’s Mory, it’s GOAT.

9:34 p.m .:Little sweetie, I’m going to come smoke it.It seems that Serge Aurier said the same thing before ending on Périscope.

9:32 p.m .: Beware of our phlegmatic Adrien who is going to smoke his fir candy. Arugula coulis, I say yes, and a small bread crisps, shrimps, fish eggs … Be careful because it must remain a salad dish, man. Beware of the off-topic!

9:30 p.m .: Sucrose for Gratien! Yes kid, good choice. By cons, the curly to make your mess, it’s no. We want a nice green on the plate, nice texture, very smooth.

9:28 p.m .: Know that in my life I have three dreams: to jump in a parachute, to score in the World Cup final, and to immerse my green salad in ice water after cooking to preserve the chlorophyll.

9:27 p.m .: Braised sweet, watercress and peanut condiment. Hop. Void, void, void.

9:25 p.m .: Nastasia has Macheda syndrome: an incredible first copy, and it collapses behind. Not a kopek on his return.

11:24 p.m .: It’s as lunar as the Pablo Correa compos, the guy wrings his lettuce before putting it in a bowl to give it a rounded shape. And behind it he sprinkles his circles in the pan as if it were a piece of meat, it’s incredible.


Go all behind Jean-Phi !! Go ahead champion!

9:22 p.m .: So sorry but Jean-Philippe, what is he doing there? He left six episodes ago and he has a chance to come back, let’s be serious …

9:21 p.m .: To freeze the heart of your game you have the choice between agar-agar and N’Golo Kanté.

9:20 p.m .: Justine leaves on a rocket jelly, it makes NO sense.

9:18 p.m .: Top 3 salad in the comments, right away.

1 – Iceberg
2 – Sucrine
3 – Blond oak

And chews, it gives off very far.

9:16 p.m .: OH THE TEST IS ON THE SALAD! What a strange idea.

9:15 p.m .: And we do remember that Samuel, last year, won after being drafted in an event like this. Take this, Coutinho.

9:14 p.m .: Mory, Adrien and Gratien will therefore face Justine, Nastasia and Jean-Philippe as a last chance. It doesn’t smell good for Gratien, honestly. I’m not saying it too loud because it seems he reads us.

9:12 p.m .: Olala the three eliminated who return to beat the candidates at the last chance, damn it … Justine who returns would be worse than the arrival of Fiorèse at OM.

9:11 p.m .: AND ZÉÉÉÉÉ PARTIIII !!!!!


9:09 p.m .: You and your dad watching TV while waiting for Mory:

9:05 p.m .: For newbies: it is VERY IMPORTANT to eat well before Top Chef. Otherwise we never get to the end without putting on a snack, like Bounty or worse, Mars. At my house this evening it was homemade lasagna prepared by kindergarten, a delight. Hi Mom.

And you ?

9:03 p.m .: AAAAAAH. Look at Stéphane Rotenberg’s little trunk in the lower left, there.

We come, we come.

9:01 p.m .: Get me out of there.

8:58 p.m .: I have never spent so much time in my life in front ofScenes of households. Liliane is a fascinating character.

8:55 p.m .: The evening stakes are simple, friends: honor King Pelé. Pierre Gagnaire, a gus who charges 16 Michelin stars, advances on the lawn of the show having concocted a dish SPECIALLY CREATED FOR CANDIDATES, which they will have to taste in our friend the Black Box, before reproducing it at the identical.

Basically: it’s dark, you play colin-maillard, Ronaldinho passes by while dribbling and you have to do the same thing again. Quiet.

And before that, we will still have the right to the test of the last chance that was amputated last week, with the specter of a potential return of former candidates, including Justine. Hold my hand, we’ll get there, no reason to be afraid.

8.50pm: Hello frogs! The fries? Once is not custom, we meet tonight for a little Live of families of the last batch offered by Top Chef, one of the few shows to satisfy us still more than an hour of program (HUMHUM KOH- LANTA). There it will be something other than the boilies of Cyril Lignac at 19h, you will see.

So in the meantime, this is the worst video of humanity, right in front of the clip ofWaka Wakawhich begins with Grosso’s penalty.

By Théo Denmat Pokora