Updated 30th December


Voeux 2005

Not the easiest of things to say given the circumstances, but wishes all our visitors a very Happy New Year, hoping that 2005 brings you health happiness and peace.

Updated 27th December

SRI LANKA. The tsunami which has devastated southern asia dominates the headlines all around the world, and we at, recent visitors to the beautiful island of Sri Lanka are moved by the televison reports and images from the area. The places we visited, and more particularly the lovely people which we met will never be the same again, and our hearts go out to the people whom have suffered. We met one family in particular in the village of Aluthgama, and we hope that they have been spared the worst of the disaster.
To all the people of the area our thoughts are with you.

Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, Sri Lanka

JANUARY 9th 2005. Is the date when most of the games in hand will be played, except for Lusitanos - Red Star, date to be fixed. That day will see : Evry - Le Mée Sport, Sannois Saint-Gratien - Meaux. Lusitanos play another game in hand against Versailles on that date. Red Star should have played a friendly against Le Blanc Mesnil the 9th, but they too have a game in hand in their championship to be played on that date. Red Stars' next game, therefore should be on the 16th against Le Plessis-Robinson, kick off 2-30pm CET at Stade Bauer.

Franconville - Red Star
Franconville v Red Star in the last round of the Coupe de Paris in November

Updated 24th December

ALLEZREDSTAR.COM would like to wish all our visitors, wherever you are in the world, whatever your beliefs, our very best regards for the season, and we hope that 2005 brings you health, wealth and happiness and above all, peace. Thank you for your fantastic fidelity to the site, and here's hoping for success for you, the site and for Red Star FC 93 in the coming year. And one last thing - Santa, do you have in your sack the gift of promotion for Red Star FC 93 to the CFA 2 in May....?

ABDALLAH HONOURED. Yesterdat, Le Parisien designated their "Team of the year" made up of players in the Seine-Saint-Denis region CFA, CFA 2 and DH. Red Stars' cultured midifielder Taïeb Abdallah was nominated in the starting line up, with Reevis N’Simba and Aboubacar Tandia warming the subs' bench.

Taïeb Abdallah
Taïeb Abdallah

TRAINING. Next week Red Star train only once, Wednesday eveing, 7-30pm CET at Bauer.
UNDER 13s. By beating Neuilly 2-0 last Saturday; Red Stars' under 13s presented coach Issage Diarra with a nice seasons' gift. The team as made up of:
Yani Collignon (1), Fabrice Béchu (2), Didier Yandzi (3), Vanek Mikabare (4), Yannick Musadi (5), Patrick Tchoutang (6), Christopher Luhaka (7), Abdelhakim Saka, cap. (9), Yassine Homri (9), Silima Traoré (10), Donice N’Gande (11). Subs: Yacine Boullkenafet (11), Yanis Kaïbi (13), Joris Madru (14). The goals were scored by N’Gande (16) from a pass by Tchoutang and N’Gande (70) from a pass by Kaïbi.

Yani Collignon
Goalkeeper Yani Collignon

LEAGUE TABLES…. Red Stars' reserves have enjoyed a recent run of success which has propulsed them to mid-table, just three points behind the second-placed team:
1. Palaiseau 36 pts, 2. Poissy 32 pts, 3. Chatou 31 pts, 4. Villepinte 30 pts (1 game in hand), 5. ACBB 29 pts, 6. Levallois 29 pts, 7. Red Star 29 pts, 8. Cosmo 26 pts, 9. La Colombienne 22 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Le Tremblay 16 pts (1 game in hand), 11. Le Perreux 15 pts (1 game in hand), 12. Cachan 15 pts.
The Under 18s first XI (DH):
1. ACBB 29 pts (2 games in hand), 2. Red Star 28 pts (2 games in hand), 3. Montgeron 28 pts (1 game in hand), 4. Paris FC 28 pts (1 game in hand), 5. Saint-Leu 26 pts (2 games in hand), 6. Les Lilas 25 pts (1 game in hand), 7. Sannois Saint-Gratien 24 pts, 8. Aulnay 21 pts, 9. Brétigny 21 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Viry-Châtillon 18 pts (1 game in hand), 11. Noisy-le-Sec (1 game in hand), 12. Le Mée Sports (2 games in hand). The under 18s reseves (DHR) are currently lying third:
1. Nanterre 27 pts, (1 game in hand), 2. La Colombienne 26 pts, 3. Red Star 25 pts, 4. Paris SG 23 pts, 5. Levallois 22 pts (1 game in hand), 6. Saint-Leu 21 pts, 7. Montigny-le-Bretonneux 20 pts (1 game in hand), 8. Saint-Ouen l’Aumône 18 pts, 9. Val d’Argenteuil 13 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Aubervilliers 11 pts.
The Under 18s third XI are currently sixth:
1. Le Tremblay 29 pts (1 game in hand), 2. Sannois Saint-Gratien 27 pts, 3. Sarcelles 24 pts (1 game in hand), 4. Cosmo 24 pts (1 game in hand), 5. Saint-Leu 20 pts (1 game in hand), 6. Red Star 19 pts, 7. Saint-Ouen l’Aumône 18 pts, 8. Villepinte 17 pts, 9. Villetaneuse12 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Bondy 11 pts (1 game in hand).

18 ans

In the Under 15s:
1. Red Star 28 pts, 2. Sannois Saint-Gratien 28 pts, 3. Saint-Ouen l’Aumône 27 pts, 4. Paris SG 26 pts, 5. FC Mantois 25 pts, 6. Les Lilas 21 pts (1 game in hand), 7. Issy 19 pts, 8. Versailles 17 pts (1 game in hand), 9. Sarcelles 12 pts, 12. Aulnay 12 pts.
HAKIM SACI AND OTHER OLD BOYS. Following trials, Hakim Saci was not offered terms by Sedan and is still looking for a club. Meanwhile former striker Stéphane Crucet is currently employed by Louhans-Cuiseaux as a youth coach. Elsewhere Mickaël Pizzo who grew up with Red Star alongside such luminaries as Steve Marlet before a spell at the INF Clairefontaine with a certain Nicolas Anelka, has moved to CFA outfit Sénart-Moissy, currentle leaders of their group and looking for promotion to the National. Mickaël has played in Scotland with Kilmarnock before moving back to France and to Grenoble, in L 2.

Mickaël Pizzo
July 2002: Fousseni Diawara (Saint-Etienne), Mickaël Pizzo, Franck Busutill (Levallois) and Djebrane Abda

Updated 22nd December

RED STAR WIN YOUTH AWARD. At the end of the 2003-2004 season, Red Star were honoured with the title of the Best Youth Football Club in the Ile de France region. The under-18s Coupe de Paris triumph and the honourable second place in the under 13s competition contributed in no small part to the designation of the award. Last week in a ceremony held at the Stade de France, former League president Jean Verbeke handed over a handsome trophy as well as a nice cheque for 2000 euros to Red Stars' Christian Duraincie. Red Star finished ahead of ACBB and third division (National) club Entente Sannois Saint-Gratien.

Ligue de Paris
Christian Duraincie, centre, with the trophy receives the award from Jean Verbeke (left with microphone). (photo Ligue de Paris)

SO WHY THE AWARD ?. The trophy was awarded based on thefollowing criteria:

  • The position in the league table for Challenge de la Sportivité et de la Courtoisie - a fair-play table.
  • The respetive positions in the under 18s, 15s and 13s categories.
  • The sucesses in the Coupes de Paris IDF (same age groups).
  • The number of players selected for regional under-14s representative XIs.
  • The number of youth coaches and youth players for all age groups.
  • The number of ladies teams.
  • The number of match officials

13 ans
Red Stars' under 13s(DH)

TRAINING. This evening at 7-30pm CET at Stade Bauer the last training session before the festive season will be held.
1. Red Star 28 pts, 2. Sannois Saint-Gratien 28 pts, 3. Saint-Ouen l’Aumône 27 pts, 4. Paris SG 26 pts, 5. FC Mantois 25 pts, 6. Les Lilas 21 pts (1 game in hand), 7. Issy 19 pts, 8. Versailles 17 pts (1 game in hand), 9. Sarcelles 12 pts, 12. Aulnay 12 pts.
Under 18s:
1. ACBB 29 pts (2 games in hand), 2. Red Star 28 pts (2 games in hand), 3. Montgeron 28 pts (1 game in hand), 4. Paris FC 28 pts (1 game in hand), 5. Saint-Leu 26 pts (2 games in hand), 6. Les Lilas 25 pts (1 game in hand), 7. Sannois Saint-Gratien 24 pts, 8. Aulnay 21 pts, 9. Brétigny 21 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Viry-Châtillon 18 pts (1 game in hand), 11. Noisy-le-Sec (1 game in hand), 12. Le Mée Sports (2 games in hand).

Updated 20th December

WITCHITA LINESMAN. In case you weren't aware, on Friday large parts of the Hexagon were battered by storm-force winds, resulting in much damage and sad to say, loss of life. Red Star and were also hit by the inclement conditions; firstly the game on Sunday at Saint-Mauer was postponed, then later on in the afternoon our correspodant Gérard returned home to find himself without telephone, as a tree in his garden had ceded, destroying the telephone wires in its path. This meant that the site was slow in bringing the news of the postponement to you - our apologies.

Gérards' one-time cherry tree and severed phone cable

This leaves of course Red Star to find a date to re-arrange the game at Lusitanos, but not before the 20th of February, as all the weekends are taken up - unless of course Red Star or their hosts have a Coupe de Paris game scheduled for that date !
For training, Jean-Luc Girard will have his men in twice this week, Monday and Wednesay, then once next week before being fully back in training 3rd of January. In the meantime there will be a friendly at Le Blanc-Mesnil on the 9th of January, a Coupe de Paris tie at Bauer against Le Plessis Robinson on the 16th (kick off 2-30pm CET) then the league gets back underway on the 23rd with Cosmo the visitors to Bauer.
DH WEEK 13. Aubervilliers beat one-time leaders Cosmo 2-1, and current leaders Saint-Leu beat Orly 3-1. Elsewhere: Versailles - Morangis-Chilly 1-1.

Red Star - Brétigny
Aboubacar Tandia and Philippe Cuervo against Brétigny

RESERVES ON A ROLL. Red Stars' reserves are still on winning tracks with a fine 4-2 win against Cachan, including a brace from youngster Chamma. Black spot on the performance was another red card, albeit unwarranted, for Grégori Sinobad.
UNDER 15s. Red Stars under 15s go top of their group with a 2-1 win over Sarcelles

F Valck
Fabien, Gérards' son and a likely starter in Red Star Supporters' XI in the forthcoming friendly against Dulwich Hamlets' supporters team

Updated 17th December

IMPORTANT GAME. Red Star have a real chance to get themselves back into the leading pack if they can overcome Brétigny on Sunday. Sannois Saint-Gratien on the same number of points as Red Star receive Meaux, who are third with three points more. At the top, leaders Le Mée Sports and Saint-Leu (five points lead over Red Star) travel to struggling Evry and unpredictable Orly respectively. Cosmo play Aubervilliers and Morangis-Chilly travel to Versailles for what will be the third successive home game for Versailles. Brétigny will be hoping for a good result against Arménienne.

Red Star - Brétigny
Reevis N’Simba

INJURY LIST LENGTHENS. The win against Brétigny was not without cost, unfortunately. If Ahmed Hamdani and Aboubacar Tandia have more or less got over their injuries sustained during the game, Kaba Diomande is definitely out and Philippe Cuervo and Vincent Fourneuf are uncertain. Alhaji Baldé and Franck Gueï will also miss the trip whilst Grégori Sinobad was back in training Wednesday. A good news is that long-term injured goalkeeper Salifou Essomba is back in training.
SUSPENDED. Taïeb Abdallah will serve a one-match ban on Sunday.
UNDER 18s. The under 18s also meet Brétigny on Sunday, hoping to continue their good run against the eighth-placed side. David Giguets' charges are second, just one point behind ACBB.
LADIES. Each Wednesday Red Stars' ladies section trains at the Stade Joliot-Curie. If you are interested in joining them please contact +33 1 40 11 04 26.

Red Star Ladies

Seniors (DHR) : Red Star - Cachan
Under 18s (DHR) : Red Star - Levallois
Under 18s (PH) : Cosmo - Red Star
Under 15s (DSR) : Red Star - Sarcelles
Under 15s (PH) : Soisy-Andilly - Red Star
Under 15s (2nd division) : Red Star - Noisy-le-Sec
Under 13s (1st division) : Le Blanc-Mesnil - Red Star
Under 13s (4th division) : Red Star - Le Raincy
Critérium des Talents : Red Star - Aubervilliers
UNDER 14s. Red Stars' under 14s have a Winter break until the 23rd January, when they have a tough trip to Wasquehal. Last Sunday the talented Yannis Salibur was Red Stars' scorer in the 1-1 draw with Avion.
The table : 1. Avion 32 pts, 2. Dunkerque 28 pts, 3. Wasquehal 27 pts, 4. Paris FC 27 pts, 5. Le Bourget 27 pts, 6. Lille 26 pts, 7. Lens 26 pts, 8. Vermelles 25 pts, 9. Red Star 24 pts, 10. Lambersart 23 pts, 11. Racing 21 pts, 12. Chantilly 19 pts

14 ans
Red Stars' under 14s train under the eye of coach Cédric Malhomme

Updated 15th December

SAINT-MAUR. To get to Saint6maur by public transport : take RER line A direction Boissy Saint-Léger (about twenty minutes from Châtelet station in central Paris), get off at Parc Saint-Maur station. Then it is ten minutes by foot - take the Avenue de Lattre de Tassigny then Avenue de Tourelle before arriving at the Stade Adolphe Cheron (Avenue Pierre Brossolette).
RESERVES WIN AT POISSY. Against a strong side featuring one or two CFA players, including ex-Red Star man Yves Desmarets, Francesco Scarattis' men won their second successive game. The game centered around the penalty awarded for a foul on Red Stars' sub Mohamed Chamma who picked himself up to beat the Poissy goalie from the penalty spot.
RED STAR : Benhamou - Budoc, Araouche, Hamdani, Diallo - Toukara, Ghili (Zaïer 63), Ouattara, Ba - Yed (Chamma 46), Lihouel. Coach : Scaratti.

Salim Benhamou  Mohammed Chamma  Francesco Scaratti
Salim Benhamou, Mohammed Chamma and coach Francesco Scaratti

Under 14s : Red Star - Avion : 1-1
Seniors (DHR) : Poissy - Red Star : 0-1
Under 18s (PH) : Le Tremblay - Red Star : 5-0
Under 18s (DHR) Red Star - Paris SG : 1-4
Under 15s (DSR) : Versailles - Red Star : 2-0
Under 15s (PH) : Racing - Red Star : 0-1
Under 13s (DH) : Les Lilas - Red Star : 2-1
Under 13s (DHR) : Red Star - Le Blanc-Mesnil : 0-2
Under 15s (2nd division) : Red Star - RS Montreuil
Under 13s (1st division) : Romainville - Red Star : 2-0
Under 13s (4th division) : Red Star - Le Tremblay : 17 -0
Coupe Benjamins : Livry-Gargan - Red Star 2 : 7-3
Coupe Benjamins Espoirs : Les Lilas - Red Star 4 : 2-3

Under 13s
Red Star FC 93 under 13s

LE MEE SPORTS - SANNOIS SAINT-GRATIEN 3-0 (1-0). Goals : Marna (32), Daoud (57), Ebara (62)
MORANGIS-CHILLY - SAINT-LEU : 1-0 (1-0). Goal : N’Gaibona (8)
VERSAILLES - ARMENIENNE : 1-0 (0-0). Goal : Sabourin (67)
ORLY - AUBERVILLIERS : 2-1 (1-1). Goals : Djellal (45 + 2), Sedda (63) - Allue (6)
MEAUX - LUSITANOS : 2-0 (0-0). Goals : Barhi (71), Fitner (73)
EVRY - COSMO : 1-1 (0-1). Goals : Picardo (90) - Mézaguer (5)

Bell saves from Colombel watched by Dao (2), Yessad (4)

TOP SCORERS. Three players have eight goals each: Daoud (Le Mée Sports), A. Diawara (Morangis-Chilly) & Shatrit (Saint-Leu). Just behind is Red Stars' Aboubacar Tandia (7 goals).

La lutte Dao - Colombel watched by Abdallah

YOANN DELANEUVILLE. Following Red Star's win on Sunday, former player Yoann Delaneuville received the prestigious player of the year award for the season in the Clubhouse at Stade Bauer. (see our photo special).

Yoann Delaneuville receives the prestigious award: Shevchenko is jealous at missing out on this one

INJURY LIST. Red Star might be struggling a bit to put out a strong side at Saint-Maur, following injuries to Vincent Fourneuf, Kaba Diomande, Ahmed Hamdani and perhaps Aboubacar Tandia. Taïeb Abdallah is also suspnded for the encounter.
THE TABLE. 1. Le Mée Sports 35 pts, 2. Saint-Leu 35 pts, 3. Meaux 33 pts, 4. Morangis-Chilly 31 pts, 4. Cosmo 32 pts, 5. Morangis-Chilly 31 pts, 6. Red Star FC 93 30 pts, 7. Sannois Saint-Gratien 30 pts, 8. Aubervilliers 27 pts, 9. Orly 24 pts, 10. Versailles 23 pts, 11. Evry 23 pts, 12. Arménienne 23 pts, 13. Lusitanos 20 pts, 14. Brétigny 20 pts. Lusitanos & Versailles have a game in hand

Three of the four goalscorers : Tandia & Hamdani … and Colombel (11) of Brétigny

COUPE DE PARIS. Red Star have been tied with FC Le Plessis-Robinson, PH club, in the fifth round. The match will take place on the 16th January at Bauer (details to be announced).

Updated 10th December

DH ROUND 12. Morangis-Chilly will have a tough task against strong front-runners Saint-Leu. Le Mée Sports - Sannois Saint-Gratien, is another top of the table clash. Meaux will be hoping to beat Red Stars' next opponents Lusitanos, while Evry no doubt will be going for the draw against Cosmo. Elsewhere : Orly - Aubervilliers & Versailles - Arménienne.
YOANN DELANEUVILLE. Yoann Delaneuville dropped in to see his former team-mates as he often does, at Bauer this week. Whilst there he took part in a mini competition of soccer on a games console. On Sunday Yoann will of course collect his player of the season award from this site, receiving the prestigious trophy.

Yoann Delaneuville
Yoann studies his former team-mates…

Yoann Delaneuville
… before showing them how it should be done !

ALHAJI BALDE. Will be out at least until the start of 2005. He is back in very light training.
GREGORI SINOBAD. Recent father of little Milham, Greg is experiencing one or two sleepless nights ! The good news is that his suspension is over and he will be hoping for a recall for Sundays' game against Brétigny.

G. Sinobad
Grégori Sinobad, with Reevis N’Simba (6) and Taïeb Abdallah (8)

POST-MATCH. Don't forget that the club house at Stade Bauer will be open after the game.
SUSPENSION. Taïeb Abdallah will miss the game on the 19th December following a yellow card picked up at Versailles.
RESERVES AT POISSY. Red Star reserves travel to Poissy, where they could be up against a familiar face in Yves Desmarets.
Under 14s : Red Star - Avion, dimanche à 15 h, stade Marville à La Courneuve
Seniors (DHR) : Poissy - Red Star
Under 18s (PH) : Le Tremblay - Red Star
Under 18s (DHR) Red Star - Paris SG
Under 15s (DSR) : Versailles - Red Star
Under 15s (PH) : Racing - Red Star
Under 13s (DH) : Les Lilas - Red Star
Under 13s (DHR) : Red Star - Le Blanc-Mesnil
Under 15s (2nd division) : Red Star - RS Montreuil
Under 13s (1st division) : Romainville - Red Star
Under 13s (4th division) : Red Star - Le Tremblay
Coupe Benjamins : Livry-Gargan - Red Star 2
Coupe Benjamins Espoirs : Red Star 3 - Le Blanc-Mesnil
Coupe Benjamins Espoirs : Le Blanc-Mesnil - Red Star 4

Mairie de Saint-Ouen
Red Stars' benjamins with coach Albert Bot (middle) and Slovodan Milic outside Saint-Ouen town hall last weekend.

Updated 8th December

YOANNS' TROPHY On Sunday, Red Stars' ex-captain, now with Poissy, will be presented with his trophy for winning AllezRedStar.coms' Player of the Season internet vote 2003-2004. The presentation will take place in the recently-opened Club House under the Bauer Stand. All are welcome !

Player of Year
Yoanns' Trophy - a sneak preview

RED STAR - TREMBLAY (DHR) . Red Stars' reserves finaly showed what they are capable of in dismissing Tremblay (4-0), the goals coming from Diallo (35 & 62), Ghili (55 & 83).
The table : 1. Chatou 29 pts, 2. Palaiseau 28 pts, 3. Poissy 27 pts, 4. Levallois 26 pts, 5. ACBB 24 pts, 6. Villepinte 22 pts (1 game in hand), 7. Red Star 21 pts, 8. Cosmo 21 pts, 9. Colombienne 19 pts (1 game in hand), 10. Le Perreux 14 pts, 11. Le Tremblay 14 pts, 12. Cachan 12 pts.
UNDER 15s (DSR) : VERSAILLES. On Sunday 12th, Red Stars' under 15s, currently leaders in their division travel to Versailles (k-o 3pm CET, Stade Sans Souci, place de la Brèche, Versailles.) After seven games they have won five, drawn one and lost one, with nineteen goals scored for eight conceded.
The table : 1. Red Star 23 pts, 2. Paris SG 23 pts, Sannois 22 pts, 4. Saint-Ouen l’Aumône 21 pts, 5. FC Mantois 20 pts, 6. Les Lilas 17 pts, 7. Versailles 13 pts, 8. Issy-les-Moulineaux 13 pts, 9. Sarcelles 10 pts, 10. Aulnay-sous-Bois 10 pts.

Versailles - Red Star
Red Stars' first XI in action against Versailles

OFFICIALS. For the game at Bauer against Brétigny, the matchday officials will be Serge Poupet assisted by Abdeloihab Fares & Joël Carlier.

Updated 7th December

TOP SCORERS. To clarify a point raised in an e-mail from our friend Treveor, the leading scorers in the DH are : Shatrit (Saint-Leu), with 8 goals as does A. Diawara (Morangis-Chilly); third is Daoud (Le Mée Sports) 7. Our man Aboubacar Tandia is fourth level with Cosmos' Montadour on 6 goals.
Morangis-Chilly have the best attack (18 goals) whilst Meaux have the best defence - 6 goals conceded.

Versailles - Red Star
Aboubacar Tandia

BRETIGNY - MEAUX : 0-3 (0-2). Goals : Baldé (9), N’Gasseu (15, 61)
COSMO - ORLY : 0-1 (0-0). Goal : Diawara (48 pen.)
SAINT-LEU - ARMENIENNE : 1-0 (0-0). Goal : Shatrit (76)
SANNOIS SAINT-GRATIEN - EVRY : 4-0 (0-0). Goals : D. Imakhoukhène (60), Alo’o Efoulou (74, 89), Halis (86)
AUBERVILLIERS - MORANGIS-CHILLY : 1-1 (1-0). Goals : Allué (12) - Diawara (58)
LE MEE SPORTS - LUSITANOS : 1-0 (0-0). Goal : Daoud (56)

Versailles - Red Star
Taïeb Abdallah in action at Versailles

Under 14s : Vermelles - Red Star : 1-2
Senior (DHR) : Red Star - Tremblay-en-France : 4-0
Under 18s (DH) : Saint-Leu - Red Star : 1-2
Under 18s (DHR) : Val d’Argenteuil - Red Star : 2-4
Under 18s (PH) : Red Star - Bondy : 4-2
Under 15s (DSR) : Red Star - Aulnay-sous-Bois : 5-0
Under 15s (PH) : Red Star - Livry-Gargan : 0-3
Under 13s (DH) : Red Star - Racing : 0-4
Under 13s (DHR) : Aulnay-sous-Bois - Red Star : 6-3
Under 15s (2nd division) : Coubron - Red Star : 0-2
Under 13s (1st division) : Red Star - Sevran : 2-1
Under 13s (4th division) : Stade de l’Est - Red Star : 2-2
Benjamins (critérium) : Red Star 1 - Le Bourget : 3-2
Benjamins (critérium) : Red Star 2 - Le Bourget : 2-3
Benjamins (critérium) : Red Star 3 - Le Bourget : 3-2
Poussins (critérium) : Le Bourget - Red Star 1 : 0-5
Poussins (critérium) : Le Bourget - Red Star 2 : 1-6
Poussins (critérium) : Le Bourget - Red Star 3 : 1-6
Poussins (critérium) : Le Bourget - Red Star 4 : 0-5

Red Star Under 15s
Red Stars' under 15s

Updated 6th December

JEAN-LUC GIRARD. « It's our fault that we didn't socre earlier. This win allows us to get back on the right road - providing that we can string some wins together.
We have to avoid slip-ups before the (winter) break. This win comes as a relief after recent games.
In order to win, we have to be more efficient in front of goal. Clumsiness prevents us from being efficient - and therefore serene.
It's important to win away from home - we just have to follow the same route at home. »

TWO GENERATIONS. Jean-Luc Girard brought back experienced Philippe Cuervo to add a touch of know-how to the midfield, and blooded youngster Nadjib Aklouche, a product of Red Stars' under 18S. Both gave excellent accounts of themselves.

Versailles - Red Star  Versailles - Red Star
Left the newcomer : Nadjib Aklouche, and right the not-so-newcomer Philippe Cuervo

CONGRATULATIONS. extend its' warmest congratulations to midfielder Grégori Sinobad, who has just become a Dad ! Bravo to Greg and his wife, and more good news is that he should be soon available after serving out his suspension.
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE AT HOME. Red Stars' fans made up about eighty percent of the spectators present. A truly sorry state of affairs given the size of the town and the potential in Versailles. Two well_known faces in the crowd were the injured Alhaji Baldé and Bilal Hammami, who were also dancing around with the fans at the final outcome of the game - nice to see that the players realy do care - two top blokes as well !! Also a long-distance visitors - Jean-Noël, currently based in New York but back for the holidays. He brought in a basket of oranges for us - delicious !
No floodlights at Montbauron - ridiculous for such a superb stadium. The last fifteen or so minutes were played out in near blackness.

Versailles - Red Star
Red Star at Versailles before the kick-off

ELSEWHERE IN THE DH. Orly pulled off the surprise of the day at Cosmo, winning 1-0. Otherwise all the front runners won. Leaders Saint-Leu beat Arménienne 1-0, Sannois Saint-Gratien thumped Evry 4-0, Le Mée struggled to get past Lusitanos 1-0 and Meaux came back from Brétigny with a 3-0 win. Meanwhile boring Aubervilliers drew with Morangis-Chilly 1-1.
THE TABLE. 1. Saint-Leu 34 pts, 2. Le Mée Sports 31 pts, 3. Cosmo 30 pts, 4. Meaux 29 pts, 5. Sannois Saint-Gratien 29 pts, 6. Morangis-Chilly 27 pts, 7. Aubervilliers 26 pts, 8. Red Star 26 pts, 9. Arménienne 22 pts, 10. Evry 21 pts, 11. Orly 20 pts, 12. Lusitanos 19 pts (game in hand), 13. Versailles 19 pts (game in hand), 14. Brétigny 19 pts.
RESERVES WIN. Tremblay-en-France went down 0-4 at the Ile des Vannes against Red Stars reserves in the DHR. This win enables Francesco Scarattis' men to climb to seventh.
UNDER 18s. The under 18s beat Saint-Leu 2-1 and are still top of their championship with a two point lead over Paris FC and three over ACBB, but the latter have a game in hand.
UNDER 15s. Red Star drubbed Aulnay 5-0 and take over top spot ahead of Sannois Saint-Gratien, beaten at Paris SG.
NOT ALL ROSY, THOUGH. The under 13s DH, lost heavily 0-4 at Racing. More results tomorrow. GENERAL ASSEMBLY. On Saturday morning Red Star held their AGM at Stade Bauer. Officially, Bruno Davoine becomes Club President and replaces Eric Charrier.

Assemblée Générale du Red Star FC 93
Red Star AGM Saturday morning

INAUGURATION. Also Saturday morning there was the inauguration of the Tommie Smith Gymnasium. Red Star were well-represented, with youngsters, club directors and supporters in the audience. The Great Man signed autographs, posed for photographs and even had a read of ! Respect, Tommie and have a sfae journey home - keep visiting and if you're ever over here again, you'll always be welcome at Red Star ! (See also:

Tommie Smith

Updated 3rd December

SURPRISE VISITOR. Yesterday evening Stade Bauer had a very special guest - Mexico 1968 Olympic 200 metres champion Tommie Smith. The legend was accompanied on a visit to Stade Bauer by Saint-Ouens' sports supremo Karim Bouamrane. Tommie spent a rather damp twenty minutes at Bauer (it rained unfortunately !), meeting Red Stars' coaching staff and directors before moving on to a meeting at the town hall. A special page with several photos of yesterdays procedings is on-line now. Tommie Smith was also interviewed by several TV and radio networks and features in a Canal+ special on Sunday 12th December.

Tommie Smith
Tommie Smith, with Red Star FC 93 coach Jean-Luc Girard

DH (round 11). Leaders Saint-Leu will be on their guard against a revitalised Arménienne (kick off 1pm CET). Cosmo, second are at home to bottm placed Orly, whilst Le Mée Sports face Lusitanos. Sannois Saint-Gratien meet bore-draw specialists Evry. Meaux have a tough one against Brétigny, finally Aubervilliers play Morangis-Chilly.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY. On satuday morning at Stade Bauer, Red Star FC 93 hold their AGM.
UNDER 15s. We have received a photo of Red Stars' under 15s, currently second in their division. On Sunday the under 15s meet Aulnay CSL at 1pm CET, Parc des Sports de Bobigny, 40 avenue de la Division Leclerc in Bobigny.

Under 15s
Red Star FC 93 Under 15s (DSR)

FOR CIVIL RIGHTS - AND AGAINST RACISM. This weekend town of Saint-Ouen pays hommage to Tommie Smith, with the inauguration of a sports hall (40, rue Eugène-Berthould) which will carry his name. (Internet : ).
For out younger readers, below we publish an article on the momentous events of 1968, a transaltion of the words of journalist Maurice Vidal, (ex-Miroir-Sprint) « Sport et Jeux Olympiques » published by Editions La Farandole, in 1976. October 68, Mexico, Colette Besson had just received her 400 metres gold medal, ahead of Lilian Board (GB). The three medallists of the mens' 200m (Smith, Carlos and the Australian Norman), were united and wore a badge of the Olympic Project for Civil Rights. ».
On the rostrum during the American national anthem, heads bowed, Smith and Carlos raised a black-gloved fist. An image which stays in the minds of the millions of men and women all around the world who were watching on TV. Remember that a few months before, the Pastor Martin Luther King had been assassinated. The black Americans were living in poverty in ghettos and were humiliated by racial segregation.
Their gestures were to prove costly - expelled from the Olympic Games. However this did not prevent Lee Evans or the great Bob Beamon from manifesting their solidarity on the winners' podium. Someon asked Evans, why he wore a beret on the podium « To protect ourselves from the rain pluie ».
During a press conference given by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the former declared : « the Whites accept us shen we play jazz or beat records in athletics. But for them the Blacks are trained circus animals. We wanted to protest against the situation of our brothers in the USA where the citizens don't receive the same treatment. Why should we watch the raising of a flag of a country where Civil Rights are not recognised ? We are not animals without brains … »

All this took place thirty-six years ago.
Last year Tommie was asked "Would you do it again ?" during a press conference at the World Championships. Tommie Smith replied : « I do it every day. That, it's me, truly me. When I returned from Mexico, I was looked upon as if I had the plague. There was no-one to meet me at the airport. People avoided me. They were afraid in my company. I was twenty-three years old and I found it very difficult to find a job. »

Tommie Smith  JO 1968
Mexico, 1968. Left the 200 m podium : Norman, Smith & Carlos. Right, 400 m ceremony, the three AMerican athletes with the fists raised : James, Evans & Freeman

On a personal note, I was honoured to meet the great man yesterday evening. A man who represents the positive side of sport. He is in remarkably good form, a warm character, a great smile, and in all probability would still thrash me over 200 metres despite the age difference ! An excellent orator, I could listen to him speak for hours. In a word, RESPECT !!!

Updated 1st December

PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Better late than never - on Sunday 12th December last seasons' player of the year Yoann Delaneuville will be presented with the prestigious Player of the Year award for the season 2003-2004 as voted by you the Internautes. More details on the ceremony will follow. We hope to have an exclusive interview with Yoann when he receives his trophy.

Racing - Red Star
Yoann Delaneuville (3rd from the left), at Racing last season, along with Messrs Diomande, Hamdane and Marques

INITIATIVE. Thanks to Gilles Cutulic, the Collectif des Amis du Red Star have decided, in colaboration with the Saint-Ouen Town Hall, to publicise future Red Star home fixtures on the display panels around town. First will be on Sunday 12th December when Red Star welcome Brétigny.
CHATOU - RED STAR (DHR) : 3-0. Durand (39, 90 + 2), Leguy (73). Booked : Ararouche (70), M. Hamdani (85). Off : M. Hamdani (88).
Red Star : Benhamou - Liheouel, Ararouche, M. Hamdani, Budoc - Sydney, Champia, Aklouche (Yed 58), Da Cruz (Dabo, 74) - Zaïer, A. Hamdani (Debbah, 63). Coach : F. Scaratti.

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