January 26, 2022

LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for this Monday, December 13

Rani Assaf and the referent supporter Fabien Ordoñez in front of the East weighing closed in front of Nancy (Photo Anthony Maurin).

Like every day, from Monday to Friday, discover the essentials of Gard sport news in a few infos.

Olympic Nimes

17th affluence in Ligue 2. After 18 contested days, Nîmes Olympique is tenth in Ligue 2. On the other hand, if we take the classification of crowds since the start of the season, the NO is ranked 17th with an average of 2,053 spectators at the Costières stadium. Last Saturday, around 1,210 spectators were present to witness the 2-1 success against Nancy. A figure roughly constant over the last three meetings while at the start of the season, the influx approached more than 2,500 spectators. Overall, after nine receptions, the number obtained barely exceeds the total capacity of the Costières stadium. That is to say approximately 18,400 places including the West stand which is not open to the public except the part dedicated to visiting supporters. Finally, on the basis of a capacity declared to the LFP of 14,600 places, Nîmes Olympique has the lowest occupancy rate in the championship with 14%. This can be explained in particular by the various boycotts carried out by groups of supporters opposed to the pricing policy of President Rani Assaf. During the 2017/2018 season, the year of the rise in Ligue 1, the Crocos ranked fourth in the attendance rankings with an average of 8,600 spectators. Another era!

U-turn for Nancy. There must have been a hundred in the yard this Saturday at Costières. But the visitors’ stand remained empty throughout the match. At first, the ASNL ultras canceled their trip on Friday evening, refusing to disclose their identity to buy registered seats as requested by Nîmes Olympique, in accordance with the LFP regulations. Finally, a contingent of around 80 Nancy residents nevertheless took the road to Gard on Saturday morning. Spending part of the day in Poulx, he was joined by supporters from Nice with whom the people of Nancy are friends. Refusing until the last moment the nominative places, all these beautiful people were escorted by the police to the motorway direction Nancy without being able to approach Costières.

Jérôme Arpinon and Laurent Boissier (Photo Instagram)

The Boissier / Arpinon reunion. In order to maintain his network and show himself on the market for available coaches, the former Nîmes Olympique coach Jérôme Arpinon is continuing his tour of France through the stadiums. Meetings that he shares on his social networks. After participating in the Ligue 2 multiplex on The Channel The Team as a consultant, Friday evening, the Nîmes went to Angers yesterday to attend the Ligue 1 match against Clermont. But above all to visit his friend and cousin by marriage, Laurent Boissier, newly appointed sports director of the SCO. “I would also like to congratulate my cousin on his new position within the Angers club”, wrote the former coach of the Crocos who remained very close to his former sports director. If this visit pleased Laurent Boissier, it did not bring luck to Angevins who lost 1-0.

French Cup

Five points of sale. Five days before the historic 32nd final of the Coupe de France which will pit Chemin-Bas (R2) against Clermont (Ligue 1) at the Costières stadium, we now know all the points of sale to get one of the 6,000 grand seats. public available at a rate of 10 €. In addition to Family Gril (avenue de Bir Hakeim), Grillade et Tacos (alley of Latin America), Pizzeria Beau Soleil (route d’Arles) and Pizzeria l’Olive Noir (rue de la République), a physical counter is open this evening, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the southern ticket office of the Costières stadium.

On the right, Pascal Courtois, the Nîmes coach (Photo Boris Boutet)

The Hauts de Nîmes Tennis club relegated. The fine performance of Clément Chidekh (531eworld) against Julian Lenz (top 300 member) 2/6 6/3 10/8 was not enough. The Nîmes lost on the last day of Pro B in Thionville (4-2), confirming their relegation to National 1. The bet of captain Pascal Courtois to maintain a team made up only of local players failed. “ It would have taken some favorable circumstances, we did not have them, he regrets. We have quite a few young players continuing their learning on the circuit. We focused on supporting their individual projects over the composition of a team that can play the leading roles. “