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Restructuring Lyon shuffle their pack

September 5, 2012
By Andy Brassell
(Archive)
Team photo shoots tend to be anodyne affairs, where players feeling twitchy and conspicuous in full battle regalia but no shin-pads tease and lark to pass the inevitable boredom. Yet for once, there was genuine interest as Olympique Lyon did the honours for 2012-13 last Wednesday, opposite their Stade Gerland home at the Palais des Sports.

As a regular venue for ATP tennis events, the Palais is often a decent venue for star-spotting, and there was a fair bit of rubbernecking going on at ...

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