Archive for tag: Jean-Claude Dassier.

Marseilles threaten ‘Nasty’ Nigel with court action as Ben Arfa drama drags on.

October 10th, 2010 | 70 Comments |

Nasty Nigel doing what he does best.
Nasty Nigel doing what he does best.
Olympique de Marseille have threatened to take legal action against Manchester City’s serial leg breaker ‘Nasty’ Nigel De Jong.

This folows hot on the heels of the Dutch hatchetman being banished from the Dutch squad by supremo, Bert van Marwijk, a man usually known for his penchant for ultraviolence in the middle of the park after the Netherlands somewhat robust World Cup performance, when De Jong also demonstrated some of his Kung Fu skills on Spain’s Xavi Alonso during the final of that competition. Van Marwijk said of the tackle which ruined Ben Arfa’s season:

“I have a problem with the way Nigel needlessly looks to push the limit. I am going to speak to him.”

Getting back to the Marseilles story though, their President, Jean-Claude Dassier told French TV station “Telefoot”: (more…)

Marseille president slams Newcastle.

August 20th, 2010 | 211 Comments |

Dastardly Dassier.
Dastardly Dassier.
Marseille president, Jean-Claude Dassier has decided to hit out at Newcastle over the way that they are handling the transfer of Hatem Ben Arfa.

As each day passes, a deal is becoming less likely to happen, in my opinion anyway, which is frustrating considering that it would appear that the player is there to be signed.

Apparently Marseille have no issue with the player going out on loan, but they also want a clause which would mean that the transfer would become permanent if Newcastle managed to avoid the drop, which seems pretty reasonable to me to be fair. However, the way Marseille have acted throughout this whole affair makes me wonder if they are actually telling the truth? (more…)

Ben Arfa update – Marseille open to talks with Ben Arfa.

August 15th, 2010 | 47 Comments |

The next episode!
The next episode!
Marseille president Jean-Claude Dassier has opened the door for talks between himself and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Ben Arfa walked out on Marseille a few days ago in the hope of forcing a move to Newcastle, but the Marseille president now wants to talk to the player to try and resolve the situation.

Quite what that means is anyones guess, but the way I see it those talks can go one of two ways. The player will either stand his ground and still want to move to Newcastle, which would appear to be the more likely course of action given what Ben Arfa and his agent have said previously, or Dassier could convince Ben Arfa to change his mind as stay at Stade Velodrome this season. (more…)