I really need to follow the news more closely – over a month on, and I had no idea about the early retirement of poor Steve Savidan, star striker and erstwhile cornerstone of the Malherbe dream.

On Monday, of course, we took Nantes down to Chinatown. Bastia must be trembling in the boots. Bastia! I mean, who even knew they had a football team?

Will write on what this blog is actually meant to be about later, I promise.