Talk:Olympique de Marseille

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18:20, 21 July 2007 (UTC) The are several English syntax and grammar problems throughout the article. Looks like someone with French as the first language wrote the bulk of the article.



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I guess, an explanation of the club's motto "droit au but" would be adroit ;) .

--Dionysostom 14:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC) : No, it really means going straight to the goal.

Oalexander-En 07:21, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

I think that droit au but could also be translated as "straight to the goal". In French is used the same word for right (à droite) and straight (tout droit). Fixture 23:12, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

--Dionysostom 14:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC) : You're right.

match fixing scandal[edit]

The assertion that The whole scandal has since been debunked as an hoax. needs a reference, or preferably several. Oldelpaso 10:42, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

Having googled for it, I've found no claims or evidence for the above, so I will remove it. Oldelpaso 10:49, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

--Dionysostom 14:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC) no one can say that. If it was a real fact, we would have seen some prosecutions.

It's not a fact, yet... It hasn't been proved and it would be hard to prove... If you want to had something, you could say Jean-Jacques Eydelie has declared ..... Cperroquin (talk) 19:01, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

moved from main page[edit]

It must be added that "The rivalry is largely based on political differences (especially regarding immigration and minority rights), with PSG traditionally representing the right-wing and Marseille traditionally representing the left." as said in the top of the page is obviously wrong. Some far-right-wing supporters (about 100-200, parked in the down part of Boulogne Kop) are part, unfortunately, of those of Paris Saint-Germain but should never be regarded as representing anything more than themselves. You might even divide the two kops of Paris Saint-Germain, one that should be more right-wing (not far-right) and the other that is assumedly left-wing (even far-left). At the opposite, there is no real political tendency for Marseilles supporters, as the club has been the most popular in France, and definitely the club of his whole city, even for the 30-35pc who vote far-right. Thank you to correct the introduction.

--Dionysostom 14:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC) The rivalry is only based on the opposition between the Capital City and provincial Towns. It isn't just about football.

Pronunciation of "Marseille"[edit]

I'm wondering what the pronunciation of the team is, [maʀsɛj] or [mɑxˈsɛjɐ], thanks --Manop - TH 20:35, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

--Dionysostom 14:51, 2 May 2007 (UTC)You can say both. The second one is the local way.

History expansion[edit]

I've expanded the section "history", translating from the French wikipedia and so I delete the template for expansion.Hope it would be OKbut I surely can do more for recent years. User talk:Latouffedisco

Supporters[edit]

I'm a Marseille fan, I'm not really the right one to do the edit but the section is clearly presenting a POV. The incredible atmosphere,Impressive banners ... If someone could do the edit, that would be cool... Cperroquin 12:01, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Undid revision 151503673 by 217.232.114.110 (talk)[edit]

Most of the player are professional players even if most of the time, they played with the B team... Some has already played qith the A team. I need to check for Pape M'Bow... Cperroquin 11:53, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 07:39, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


flamini[edit]

could someone maybe add mathieu flamini to the list of notable players? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.40.86.155 (talk) 15:42, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't know if a player hated by Marseille fans can be added to the list of notable players

Nasri and Ben Arfa transfers[edit]

Until Nasri is officially announced as an Arsenal player and Ben Arfa is officially announced as an OM player, they should be listed as part of their respective teams - Marseille and Lyon, respectively. Ben Arfa has only had his fee agreed to - Lyon have to sort out their contractual obligations to Ben Arfa (which includes giving him a peice of the transfer fee), and he has to pass a medical. Medicals sound simple, but not to be ignored - ask Lillian Thuram.

Nasri's official site announced him as an Arsenal player, only to retract the statement later the same day. There may yet be something changed. - Slow Graffiti (talk) 18:45, 28 June 2008 (UTC)


Reads like a send-up[edit]

The opening paragraph gives an account of the club that sounds like it was copied and pasted straight from the Marseille website. The rest of the article continues in the same tone. I don't know a lot about the club, but someone with knowledge of Olympique Marseille affairs has to edit this to make it at least somewhat impartial, because right now it's just ridiculous. The article of such an important club in world football shouldn't be in this sorry state.

Wannabe rockstar (talk) 17:45, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I have modified the opening paragraph. But I don't have a very high level in English so I'm afraid I will make a lot of mistakes... --Mamad (talk) 14:20, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Badge[edit]

I removed instances of "crest" and replaced them with "badge". Call it a logo, device or a badge, but a crest it certainly ain't. There seems to be a bad habit of calling football club badges (mostly pseudo heraldic) "crests" Duarcain (talk) 13:10, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Origin of the team colours[edit]

The article cites the Greek flag as the inspiration, but I think the Marseille flag and crest seem a more likely explanation (see article on the city of Marseille to see what I mean). Can anyone confirm that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.4.12.4 (talk) 23:10, 20 April 2013 (UTC)