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UEFA Cup Refwatch: City In French Hands At Aalborg



Stéphane Lannoy of La France will be overseeing Manchester City's UEFA Cup destiny in Denmark...

UEFA have just released the official's list for the do or die tie and it reads as follows...

Referee: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referee:
Frédéric Cano (FRA) Laurent, André Ugo (FRA)

Fourth official: Antony Gautier (FRA)

UEFA Delegate: Michail Kassabov (BUL)

UEFA Referee observer:
Jean Lemmer (LUX)

"...Knowing the French people as I do, I expect a calm, measured and tactful approach to the game....ahem." - JB

Meanwhile, the excellent WorldReferee.Com gives us the low down on Monsieur Lannoy:

**Click Here: Info courtesy WorldReferee.Com**

'French referee Stephane Lannoy is a French federation referee since 1998. Lannoy used to play football until he was 20, didn't think he was good enough to become a professional and turned to refereeing instead. Something he had been doing already, while playing.

Lannoy is a Premier Development referee which means he has a chance to move up to become an Elite ref in the near future.

International matches

Three matches in the U21 European Championships in the Netherlands, a qualifier for the UEFA Cup in 2006 and one in 2007, one EUFA Cup match in 2006 and then suddenly a group stage match in the 2007 Champions League. His first. All this within a year, so this must be a referee with a bright international future.

Euro 2008... came a bit too early for him, he was there though, albeit as 4th official.

Beijing 2008

Lannoy was selected for Beijing.

2010 World Cup...

On October 24th 2008, FIFA announced Lannoy is on the provisional list of referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.'

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On 27 November 2008, Carl travelled over to Germany to watch his beloved side play Schalke in the UEFA Cup, however due to a tragic incident at a German train station, Carl suffered life threatening injuries.

Due to this horrendous incident, Carl ended up in a coma for three weeks. He is currently in a rehabilitation unit in Germany while his family remain by his bedside.

The family are hopeful that Carl might be in a position to be repatriated to a rehab unit within the United Kingdom, hopefully sometime this month.

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The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 18 2009

Time: 2:49PM

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lets hope hes not card happy and flash them about all game or keep blowing every minute or so.
bluemooner_mcfc
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18/03/2009 14:56:00

lets hope hes not card happy and flash them about all game or keep blowing every minute or so.
bluemooner_mcfc
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18/03/2009 14:56:00

What's his hair like? It will have to be something special to beat the ref in the first leg.
MCFC_Goatboy
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18/03/2009 15:26:00

What's his hair like? It will have to be something special to beat the ref in the first leg.
MCFC_Goatboy
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18/03/2009 15:26:00

Well, Goat, you know the Luxembourg ref was very Spandau Ballet? Well this one is more Kraftwerk, I reckon.....http://worldreferee.com/site/copy.php?linkID=578&linkType=referee&contextType=bio
Johnny Baguette
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18/03/2009 15:30:00

Well, Goat, you know the Luxembourg ref was very Spandau Ballet? Well this one is more Kraftwerk, I reckon.....http://worldreferee.com/site/copy.php?linkID=578&linkType=referee&contextType=bio
Johnny Baguette
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18/03/2009 15:30:00

Furthermore, a massive French Strike is planned for the next two days. Will he turn up!?
Johnny Baguette
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18/03/2009 16:36:00

Furthermore, a massive French Strike is planned for the next two days. Will he turn up!?
Johnny Baguette
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18/03/2009 16:36:00

The french strikers are like lighting, they come and go very quickly,He may been flown to Aalborg already to counter the possibility, but will the team turn up?
Buzz Lightyear
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18/03/2009 18:09:00

The french strikers are like lighting, they come and go very quickly,He may been flown to Aalborg already to counter the possibility, but will the team turn up?
Buzz Lightyear
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18/03/2009 18:09:00

CV looks ok but only time will tell, hope he keeps it free flowing.
Doody
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18/03/2009 18:58:00

CV looks ok but only time will tell, hope he keeps it free flowing.
Doody
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18/03/2009 18:58:00

Been generally pretty impressed with the standard of referees in this competition so far (with the exception of the ref in the last leg not giving the blatant penalty on Robinho!), let's hope this guy carries on where the others have left off.
fifthcolumnblue
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18/03/2009 20:25:00

Been generally pretty impressed with the standard of referees in this competition so far (with the exception of the ref in the last leg not giving the blatant penalty on Robinho!), let's hope this guy carries on where the others have left off.
fifthcolumnblue
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18/03/2009 20:25:00

Viv la France? We will see what our reaction is after the game. Hope we love this guy.
Thaibluefan
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18/03/2009 22:15:00

Viv la France? We will see what our reaction is after the game. Hope we love this guy.
Thaibluefan
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18/03/2009 22:15:00

We will win. Game over. Robinho willl take them apart.
Sindbad
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19/03/2009

We will win. Game over. Robinho willl take them apart.
Sindbad
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19/03/2009

 

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