LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for next Thursday 17 March

Léon Delpech has only been called up once in the last four games by Nicolas Usaï (photo Anthony Maurin).

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.

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The GNs are still there. During Nîmes Olympique’s defeat to Auxerre (1-2), the Gladiators ultragroup once again expressed its desire to see President Rani Assaf leave. After the insulting numbers they have used a softer way this time. Installed in the South Stand opposite the North Stand, where Rani Assaf was not present, thirteen lined up and each wore a white T-shirt with a black letter written to form the message: “Assaf is breaking up!”. A formula that is then repeated in a few numbers. The weeks go by and the chorus is always the same. The next day, the GN91 claimed this action on their Twitter account: What not to do to express yourself in your own stadium…. For those who can still get in of course! Indeed, the weighbridge East, the historic grandstand of this supporters group, is closed and should remain so until the end of the season. And several dozen members have received a trade ban from the club, preventing them from visiting the stadium until the end of the season. It is therefore the few authorized supporters who have carried out this action. A completely legal way of protesting that will not lead to sanctions.

What future for Delpech? Holder during the first day in Bastia (1-1), Léon Delpech, in particular, immediately marked the ghosts with his fighting spirit. Hopes confirmed in the following games where he alternated between terms (10 this season) and came into the game (16 times) with a first professional goal over Grenoble (1-2). For example, as early as January, the club approached the 19-year-old’s entourage to offer him a first professional contract. A file that should a priori quickly but ultimately not. The player’s brokers are said to have other requests and demanded a higher salary for the middle bracket. Nîmes Olympique did not accept this request and the negotiations stopped. This non-renewal has consequences in the sporting field and on Delpech’s daily investment. After being on 24 scoresheets for the first 25 days, Nicolas Usaï decided to send him to reserve and not bring him to Amiens (3-0). The following week, the Bordeaux native recovered and played the last seven minutes. According to our information, his casual attitude during his warm-up would have displeased his coach. Which certainly explains why Léon Delpech was again not called up for the trip to Le Havre (0-1) and the defeat against Auxerre (1-2). Whether it’s a return to the team or the signing of a professional contract, the door doesn’t seem quite closed, but his future must be written outside the Gard next season.


USAM goalkeeper Tèodor Paul is committed to refugee aid (photo Anthony Maurin)

A derby for peace. The the green team will receive Montpellier on Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in the Parnasse. This meeting will be a heated derby between the two neighbors vying for European places, but it’s also regional supremacy at stake. During this important match, USAM will host a collection of basic necessities (note: you don’t need clothes) for the benefit of the victims of the war in Ukraine. Donations are then sent to Zilina, Slovakia, to a refugee camp run by the Slovak Red Cross. “Many Ukrainian families are fleeing the war and all of Slovakia is trying to help them. People are making available their apartments, their houses, and my children have new classmates, Ukrainians, in school too! Thank you for all the help you can give to the refugees,” explains Teodor Paul, the Slovakian USAM goalkeeper.

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The Centurions have to wait until April 3 to play again (Photo Centurions – Facebook)

The winner of Nîmes by forfeit† Released on the fourth day of the third division, the Centurions were set to face Notre-Dame Marseille next Saturday on behalf of the fifth day of Conference B. But we will still have to wait to see the Nimes in action again as their opponent Marseille withdrew. back. As a result, the Gardois will only play again on Saturday 3 April in the Nicolas-Kaufmann stadium against the Bleus Star de Marseille. With three wins in as many games, the Centurions are still at the top of Pool B.