Joker brings best out of French pack

September 9, 2005
By Alex Chick
French football fans might claim they already had a joker in the dug-out, so it was to general surprise that it took a second comedian to coax the best out Les Bleus against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday. Coach Raymond Domenech has reportedly become a marginal figure since the return of Zinédine Zidane, Lilian Thuram and Claude Makélélé and, even in his finest moment to date, the bushy-browed technician had his thunder stolen - by a radio impressionist. On the eve of the match, Gérald ...

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