Yet Flamini & Ben Arfa aren't even in the squad while Thuram, Henry, Anelka, Makelele, Vieira, & Toulalan are & they are all ancient. Toulalan might not be as old as he looks, but he plays like he is. even if they do turn it around & qualify, these fossils won't be going to S. Africa. (Maybe Henry will, but not as a starter.) I said it after the Euros & I'll say it again: they need to focus on their youth! I imagine Domenech is claiming that the youth will evolve over the next 2 years & slowly overtake the older players, but unless some changes are made now, it won't matter because they won't be playing a competitive match until the Euro 2012 qualifiers begin in the fall of 2010.
In other news, we won our 1st match the other day as the other team only had 4 people & had to forfeit. We gave them some people & played 8 v 8 & Dan (my brother in law & right winger) got his 1st goal ever, finally overcoming the anguish of being stopped by a legless goalie as a kid. Along w/ "getting his duck," he also published a story on Word Riot... you should all check it out.