Lucas Evangelista. – SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP
FC Nantes are currently 19th in L1 with only 6 points.
This is one of the worst starts of the club in D1.
Guess how many points pointed the FC Nantes of
René Girard at the same stage of the competition in 2016? As surprising as it may seem, the Canaries were 11th with 11 points, 5 more than the FCN de
Vahid Halilhodzic, sharply defeated (3-0) in Bordeaux on Sunday.
It should rather go a few decades back to find a trace of a departure more failed than today (6 points to date). The worst (after 9 days always) beginning of season in the history of the club occurred in … 2001-2002. Yes Yes. A few months after the 8th title of champion of France. The Canaries of Denoueix were totally adrift with only 3 points in 9 games (3 draws). On December 22, the historic coach Raynald Denoueix was thus removed from his duties on the night of a … success (1-0 against Troyes, goal of Moldovan in the 85th), during a polar evening (16 points at the truce ). Angel Marcos' FCN had nevertheless managed his rescue operation, finishing 10th.
Another calamitous start in 1996-1997, two years after the 7th title of champion of France. Definitely. After 9 days, the men of Jean-Claude Suaudeau had garnered 4 points … before finishing in cannonball in the 3rd place of the L1. The FCN had chained 27 games without defeat, including a 7-0 at the Beaujoire against Nice on October 5, 1996.
Finally, another start to the season is the same as today's: the 2006-2007 season. That of the first relegation in Ligue 2. At the same stage of the competition, the FCN of Serge Le Dizet (then Georges Eo then N'Doram and Der Zakarian) had 6 points, the same total as the current Nantes. The canaries of president Rousillon had finished 20th and last of L1.
Moreover, to undermine even a little morale of the fans of Nantes, these statistics of our colleagues France Bleu Loire Ocean: since the passage of L1 to 20 clubs in 2002, 60% of clubs with 6 points or less after 9 days have come down 20 teams out of 33. A team ranked 5th, it was Rennes last season. The other teams all finished between 10th and 20th place.
Since the switch from L1 to 20 clubs in 2002, 60% of clubs with 6 points or less after 9 days have come down. 20 out of 33. A club ranked 5th Rennes (17/18). The others finished between 10th and 20th place. #FCN @bleuloireocean # FCGBFCN- Grégory Jullian (@gregory_jullian) October 7, 2018