Was looking forward to watching Montpellier/Auxerre, but for some silly reason EuroWorldSport here in Canada showed the PSG/L'orient game instead . The game aired right after, but already knew the score. Booo
Congratulations to Montpellier. A team with little money compared to PSG and Lyon but a title win nonetheless. Would never see that in the UK.
I think that says a lot about the lack of top end skill in Ligue 1. Maybe some people find the Cinderella story nice but for me, and it's not just because I root for Paris, I would like to have consistantly strong top teams and the fact that there are so many big upsets in French Cup for instance is just a consequence of top clubs being not that good. As a result we look bad in European competitions and as we look bad in Europe top end skill doesn't want to go to France and it's a cycle of mediocrity and I'm sick of that.
That being said, Montpellier deserves the Ligue 1 title, they played better than Paris this season.
I agree that the "big" teams failed this year for the most part : Lyon and OM were horrible for good stretches (or for long for Marseille).
But PSG had a good season, Lille too, and Montpellier had an exceptionnal season also because they had players playing at a very high level.