The Montreal Carabins picked up their second win of the seasonhttps://t.co/Qnq23M1yQW
– RDS (@RDSca) September 2, 2023
Even if I’m not the biggest soccer fan in Quebec (I follow CF Montreal’s activities, but I’m not a complete fan, let’s say), I always liked Wilfried Nancy during his time as CF Montreal’s coach. He exuded charisma and a kind of aura that made him very endearing.
I know their respective backgrounds aren’t the same, but he reminds me a little of Martin St-Louis in that sense. You’re not sure why, but you’d break down a wall for him.
That said, Nancy eventually left the club under rather nebulous circumstances. We know that his relationship with Joey Saputo wasn’t ideal and that the two had a good spat last year, but it was a shame to see him leave for Columbus.
– Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) September 2, 2023
In fact, this would be the first time in the club’s history that it has refused such a request. Probably just coincidence that it’s against the club of his former coach, who left on bad terms, no?
Of course, on the public forum, Nancy makes sure to give CF Montreal some big love, having compared the club to the “Real Madrid of North America”. Nothing less.
Wilfried Nancy and the Columbus Crew are in town. Listen to the former CF Montreal coach talk about the bond that will always unite him with the metropolis on @ybouchardRDS...⬇️https://t.co/3szTfn0ps4
– 98,5 Sports (@985Sports) September 2, 2023
But clearly, tonight’s match could provide some sparks. In addition to Nancy’s return, Rudy Camacho will also be back in town, and the Montreal CF are in the thick of the playoff race.
And yet, there are still tickets for sale. Imagine such a scenario with the Habs: it’s understood that all tickets would have been sold long ago.
In short, we’ll see what tonight’s showdown has in store for us, but clearly there’s still some bitterness between Nancy and her former club, on both sides.
It’s a real shame considering that Nancy was a coach much loved by the fans, but these things (unfortunately) happen.
– What do you think?
Who’s the best player to never win the Hart trophy? 🤔 🏆 pic.twitter.com/B6NIK2Yksw
– BarDown (@BarDown) September 2, 2023
– The Connor Bedard effect, as they say.
Up 11 spots from last year 👀⬇️ pic.twitter.com/rcPDcwVDHU
– Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) September 2, 2023
– Good start to the season for the Carabins.