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Out of the frying pan and into the fire

September 21, 2010
By Andy Brassell
Half-a-season is a long time in football. At the winter break last year Yoann Gourcuff, French football's long-awaited successor to Zinedine Zidane, was leading Laurent Blanc's Bordeaux on an imperious march to retaining their title. Everybody knew he would leave the Chaban-Delmas sooner or later, but he was meant to return as part of one of the world's finest sides. It wasn't supposed to be like this.

• Bordeaux 2-0 Lyon

On Sunday, Gourcuff arrived on the team bus ...

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