As mentioned in my previous notes, I haven’t followed football in depth like so many fans worldwide, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t have a favorite club…mine being l’OM (Olympique de Marseille). With football taking center stage right now, and this being my only other picture related to the sport, I figure it’s the best time to post it.
Now you may think I’m crazy for liking a foreign team over one of my own countries professional league (MLS) teams, but the MLS has only been in existence since 1996. I was introduced to Marseille in 1989, and once I saw the fever pitch of what football means and how it’s supported, well…it didn’t take long for me to adopt l’OM as my first choice. That being said, my next favorite would be from my hometown, Real Salt Lake. You see, I still have local pride too. :)
I don’t know if this particular bar/café is still around or not, I only recall that it was situated along the Vieux Port strip. Boldly supporting one of the cities proudest components, the awnings display the teams logo, with the motto “Droit Au But,” meaning “Straight to the Goal.” This was kind of a quick shot as I was waiting to cross the street, and was amazed at how warm and golden the late afternoon sun projected onto the busy scene being played out in front of me. Unfortunately in my rush, I accidentally cropped off some feet from the young man to the right…but I’m sure he was just fine.
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ikeharel (53025) 2014-06-17 21:49
A common scene also in \israel, especially noadays, Jason - Football / or soccer fans gather in a local cafe' to valuate latest game saw.
Nice vivid image, and I am sure a vibrant atmosphere there.
Have a nice day.
emka (73761) 2014-06-17 23:00
I do not know teams and have no favorite and for sure it is not Legia Warszawa - many years ago I had to change my home route not to come from my work with their fans in the bus. Polish team is bad enough to not take a part in World Cup so of course the emotions are much less. Nice photo of the fans - men mainly - in the evening sun.
Warm regrads Malgo
jemaflor (81352) 2014-06-17 23:10
Nice warm light and good tiltle ... in french. Interesting presentation about this moment.Well made.
Nicou (117264) 2014-06-18 1:34
quelle scène et ocmpo sueprb eiamge et cpatage quel personnes sur la terrasse avec les tons doux et ces stores quei descendent splendide compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (37663) 2014-06-18 2:26
Well, the man to the right may not be able to play football any longer, but I'm sure he still enjoys the game just as much. :-)
It's not unusual to have favourite teams from other countries. Manchester U, Barcelona and many others make a lot of money from selling souvenirs all over the world.
The afternoon sun is indeed very warm and beautiful. It might have been fun to include a sound file for a picture like this, at least after the game (and a few drinks). :-)
timecapturer (45633) 2014-06-18 4:39
Like the idea of having a café/bar dedicated to the local team of a town or city. Would work fine as long as the town only had one club I suppose. But with the rivalry that exists in some English towns probably not going to happen here. Like the laid back atmosphere and camaraderie that pervades this image. Having warm summer nights to sit and relax in helps the mood I guess……….Experience tells me that once the chanting starts that would be my cue to leave.
Good win for you lot the other night. Will be interesting when you play Germany with Klinsmann being your coach.
Sergiom (55279) 2014-06-18 8:32
Il doit se boire des tonnes de Pastis pendant un match de soccer.Il n'y a pas à dire, ils sont vraiment partisan et rien ne leur fera changer de favoris. Même si l'OM a connu plusieurs déboires pendant un certain temps. Une belle scène très animée.
danos (83575) 2014-06-18 10:00
nice the view of all these fans of Olympique de Marseille to stay outside of the center state.I like the good reportage shot from Marseille.
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-06-18 12:19
Nice group of soccer fans.Very lively image with good colors.TFS.
Gigidusud (13649) 2014-06-18 15:28
Allez l'OM!!!! Incroyable d'avoir saisi cette scène lors de ton voyage. Et incroyable d'avoir un supporter comme toi aussi lointain, ça fait plaisir! Je pense que la boutique est toujours là. Les jours de Match tous les supporters sont vêtus de la tête aux pieds aux couleurs de l'équipe, un vrai rite ici! Superbe le lumière et les reflets dans les vitres. Bien vu!
J'attends toujours que le stade soit finis pour t'offrir la photo!
PS: J'oubliais le slogan : "nous sommes des marseillais et nous allons gagner!"
Bises de Marseille.
mirosu (12676) 2014-06-18 23:33
Another interesting intro note. I like this photo, excellent street snapshot. Must be a very good young people meeting point.
I'm supporter (not crazy strong( of Swiss FC Basel, one of the oldest soccer clubs in Europe.
FC Basel was started by an advertisement on 12 November 1893 that appeared in the Basler national newspaper requesting that a football team be formed and that anyone that wished to join should meet up the following Wednesday at 8:15. So, on 15 November 1893, FC Basel was born in the city of Basel.
jhm (135780) 2014-06-19 4:21
Football is also not my passion, I listen most to the radio.
Belgium does won against Algeria, but I hope that Belgium win against Russia, this for the young team from Belgium
Nice daily life view about these area.
Perfect composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ourania (27138) 2014-06-19 11:31
nice early evening atmosphere, lovely warm light and a vibrant scene in which apparently nothing spectacular is happening. But the interaction of the people is vivid and interesting, I like how they look connected and are looking at each other. This must be a characteristic scene of the south, it could easily be encountered in Greece too. The cropped legs still look lovely:) The colours are delightful and I also like how the setting expands through the reflections. Congratulations and thank you! The French team you chose to support has an interesting history and is never boring:)
All the best, have a lovely day,
nikkitta (13530) 2014-06-19 17:33
It seems we are both, just by chance at this very moment at TE
Just answer your note, so now you must leave some time to watch Argentina Iran next Saturday at the morning
This capture plenty of life is like a mirror as what happens in Argentina, people like to meet and comment games, there is also a hotel, a good new one called Boca, the name of a famous team in Argentina ( the one from where Maradona come)
This bar with the blue colors cant be missed by a fan of OM as well as blue and also of reflects, new subject?
Lets wait till next Wednesday to said a word about.. you know
From the far, far south, between Uruguay and Chile
omid266 (3476) 2014-06-21 20:56
Salam , Hi Jason,
Dear my friend,
another interesting sporting upload ,
warm lights and colours, excellent frame,
I wish your hometown and also coutry Tean be Successful ,
very well done and Thanks!
Freindly Best Regards,
Didi (55145) 2014-06-22 9:25
Very nice local scene in warm lights
I don't know where you took this picture
But it's a good composition
mcmtanyel (10891) 2014-06-22 20:22
Nice daily life photo from Marseille. Thanks for the translation & explanation, without them I would not have made the connection.