Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Troyes won the B Group of Second French Division – another ‘unsettled’ club, meandering between promotions and relegations, but unlike RC Lens never managed to establish itself in First Division. Good for them to go up in 1973, but in general Troyes dwells in the lower division.

Bottom, left to right: Thoirain, Natouri, Tonnel, Trebuck, Steyer.
Top: Jacques, Formici, Chapuzet, Deferrez, Gregoire, Artelesa.
Well… not much a squad. Obviously, enough for promotion, but reinforcement was needed – it came in the form of Ilija Petkovic (see OFK Beograd above) eventually, but the club did not last in First Division.