Bangkok Veterans League — Team — • LesGaulois French •
LesGaulois French were the 1st of the 5 new expansion teams of Dec/2006 competition. However, the communication period to convince them was just about 2 years! Once they heard of the size of the competition in Dec/2006, and the teams that were going to participate in the 2006 season-ending tournament (some of which are their arch-rivals), they wanted a piece of the action as well.
Everyone in footballing circles know, LesGaulois is a formidable team in Bangkok. With the likes of Daviid and Robert and Dominique on there ranks, they have won many tournaments around the region in recent years. Perhaps the Vets League was going to be just another one!
But, it wasn't meant to be, as they went out on an unfortunate goal against the Germans in the Round of Sweet Sixteen, leaving much of their work to 2007!
And, after declining the tournaments of the first 2 months of the 2007 season, suddenly they were ready to pick up the pieces in Apr/2007 right were they had left, going all the way to the Grand Final, and taking down mighty Cosmos on the penalty-shootout. Great stuff!
[Apr/2007] — Eventual Champions, LesGaulois, caught on camera earlier in the day, flanked by their stand-in coach, LeCoq Dominique. Pictured are: Standing: , Arnaud, Dominique, Daviid, Jean-Francois, [LeCoq Dominique!] Front: , , , [kid], [kid]
*Ranking: Champ! among 16 teams
Over the Years:
[Apr/2007] — A completely satisfied LesGaulois poses to immortalize their achievement in the Vets.
[Feb/2008] — LesGaulois invading the Admin Tent, in search of more points for the Group Stage.
[Feb/2008] — A jubilant LesGaulois went all the way to the Grand Final this month, losing to Cosmos at the very end.
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