Viewing entries posted in April 2011
The end of the season is always a difficult time for me. The life of a professional sportsman invariably means working with short term contracts and often having to say goodbye to friends. During this off season Toulon is losing a few of it's greatest servants and I would like to say a massive thank you and all the best to those leaving for new challenges.
I enjoyed this year immensely, right up until the last part that is. It ended disappointingly. We lost a couple of games on our home patch, Stade Felix Mayol, at the very beginning of the season and had to fight hard to recover. Nevertheless fight hard is what we did and in the final weeks we secured a trio of victories on the bounce against Stade Francais, league leaders and eventual victors Toulouse and Perpignan. An away win against Montpellier on the final day of the regular season would have qualified us for a home quarter final in the play offs. Perhaps it was one step too far, the eventual finalists outplayed us from start to finish.