OL in distress, supporters smash the management


Two groups of Olympique Lyonnais supporters have published a joint press release on the situation of the Rhone club, distanced from European places. The Bad Gones and Lyon 1950 expressed their displeasure and lambasted the management of Les Gones.

Laurent Blanc, OL Lyon Olympique Lyonnais

The ultras of Olympique Lyonnais are stepping up to the plate. This Wednesday, the Bad Gones and Lyon 1950 posted a joint press release on social networks, in reaction to the results of the Rhone club since the start of the 2022-2023 season. Surprised last Sunday by Clermont at Groupama Stadium (0-1, 17th day of Ligue 1), Laurent Blanc’s Gones occupy only eighth place in the standings with 24 points, twelve lengths from third place held by Olympique Marseille and even nine units from fifth Monaco. Suffice to say that there is no longer any question of qualification for the Champions League for the partners of Alexandre Lacazette, now coached by the former coach of the France team following the departure of Peter Bosz.

“The ship is sinking peacefully”

But replacing the Dutchman with the Cévennes has not had the desired effect, at least so far. Hence the desire of these two groups of supporters to attack the leaders for their management of the club. “Inexorably, Olympique Lyonnais is sinking serenely, silently into mediocrity. We are far from the expected degree of requirement, the legitimate ambitions of a club like ours are drowned in an illegible sports policy in defiance of the institution and its supporters. The President has long known how to surround himself with the right people. However, in these troubled times, it is clear that the ship is sinking peacefully, with no one publicly stepping up to defend the club.

Lovren, leader

Les Bad Gones and Lyon 1950 drive the point home: “Who brings added value in sports management, if there is a strategy beyond reselling the rare valuable players at the best price to replace them with failures? Who today has the legitimacy to remind players of their duties vis-à-vis their employer and their public?

Eager to raise their heads after the first six months to forget, Olympique Lyonnais intends to take advantage of this winter transfer window to recruit new players. This month of January began with the arrival of central defender Dejan Lovren, who signed until June 2025. A defector from the Russian formation of Zénith Saint-Petersburg, the 33-year-old player is returning to the city of saplings, after 102 games played during his first stint between 2010 and 2013.

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