The presence of Toulouse in the list of the lucky ones is a great satisfaction for the staff led by Pierre-Nöel Arcangeli.
“Satisfied, yes, of course. Quite frankly, for my part, I have never doubted the presence of Toulouse in the field of 32 teams, however high it may be. If the finalist of the last Valencian edition had not not taken the road to Grande-Synthe, it would have been a very big disappointment accompanied by a bad surprise “. This is how Raymond Le Manac’h reacted to the verdict favorable to the representatives of the Pink City, via the announcement of Quarterback, the company in charge of organizing the major event of the autumn period. The president of the departmental committee was joined on the same wavelength by Pierre – Noël Arcangeli: “Without being unduly pretentious, the opposite would have been surprising” explained the one who attended the very last life-size test, last weekend , in Montpellier lands. With, under the leadership of Philippe Rouquié, the trio made up of Faurels (Polo, Bryan) and Rathqueber. “The players are preparing for the best, too bad if the rest is done in dispersed order within each club through the championships or the Coupe de France. We will go to Grande-Synthe to win, a place on the Grand Huit or in the last square being the lowest objective that can be assigned to a team of this level “.
The suspension of Mickaël Bonnaud did not give rise to any particular comments from Raymond Le Manac’h: “Other renowned players went to the disciplinary committee, it did not in any way influence this or that decision compared to the whole of the formation of which they were supposed to be part on Sunday “this one will find in the front row, next December 19, on the side of Quint-Fonsegrives, on the occasion of the departmental congress.
Among the possible opponents of Toulouse, we will find, Ajaccio, Amiens, Argelès-Gazost, Ax-les-Thermes, Besançon, Bourg-en-Bresse (the equivalent of the chef’s surprise because the pétanqueurs Aindinois do not have the habit of making the showcase shine), Cahors, Calais, Clermont-Ferrand (the tenant of the coveted title will evolve without Philippe Suchaud), Fréjus (even chosen, with Lacroix and Rocher retained by their international obligations), the two teams of Grande- Synthe, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Le Mans, Limoges, Lyon, Mâcon, Marseille, Melun, Mende, Metz, Monaco, Montauban, Moulins, Nice, Palavas-les-Flots, Périgueux, Perpignan, Pornic, Rumilly and Valence-Romans Agglomeration.
Nothing but beautiful linen, nothing but the great world, up to the Garonnais to “digest” well along, the very long trip to the shore of the North Sea.