Baptiste Santamaria is back, VFC comes to Twitter, Pauline Astier executioner of hearts… The week’s sporting blunders

On the leg

Absent from the field since September, footballer Baptiste Santamaria played again in the first team on Friday in the Coupe de France. His club, Stade Rennais, was defeated by OM (1-0), but midfielder Berruyer, who entered the match, distinguished himself remarkably with a shot on the crossbar at the end of the match. . “The feelings are pretty good, it’s a good sign,” he said at the end of the meeting at the microphone of beIN Sports.


Surfing the media dynamic surrounding its qualification for the Coupe de France, Vierzon FC took the opportunity to launch its Twitter account at the start of the week. His arrival on the Twittosphere was immediately dispatched by his future opponent in the round of 16, Grenoble Foot 38. Nice.


Vierzon FC’s historic qualification for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France was also praised by the Vierzon “diaspora”. A great football fan, the Stade Toulousain rugby player Sofiane Guitoune did not fail to convey the qualification of the VFC on social networks.

Baptism by fire

Saturday, in Leinster, in the European Cup, Racing 92 lined up not one, but two players trained in Cher, in its starting XV. The original Sancerre hooker, Janick Tarrit, scored a try, without stopping the defeat of Ile-de-France (36-10). For young flanker Mahamadou Coulibaly, who trained in Bourges, this was his baptism of fire with the pro group. Unforgettable!


Extremely rare in handball in the Centre-Val de-Loire region, the meeting that opposed Saturday in the Men’s Prenational, Eglantine de Vierzon to Escale Orléans, was led by Sami Khalid, international referee, elite level, regularly officiating, among others, in the Liqui Moly Star league or the Butagaz Energy league. Between two teams looking for points, an overflow is possible. But none of that, and Vierzonnais coach William Grason wanted to salute the performance of the referee. “There wasn’t a word on the pitch, and to be honest, it was a treat. In fact, he just missed the victory…

Arbitrator (twice)

Marie-Pierre Garsaud, the talented goalkeeper of the Églantine Vierzon handball team, who single-handedly refereed the regional men’s meeting of honor Mehun – Val d’Aubois on Sunday afternoon, was not idle. With the final score 36-54 in favor of Val d’Aubistes, he had to prove, like the scoreboard, the small 90 goals, which is not common in handball!


Sunday, at the end of a match with a heavy scenario, Bourges XV won its first victory in Fédérale 1 at home (it won the first match in Orléans). At the final whistle, the players let their joy explode and President Pascal Blanc could not hold back tears of happiness.At the final whistle Bourges XV – PUC (photo Olivier Martin).

snow blower

It took the efforts of volunteers from the Puy-en-Velay club for the French Cup football match between Le Puy and Vierzon FC (Vierzonnais qualification on penalties) on Sunday night, to go well. It took a long time to remove the tarpaulin protecting the pitch from the snow hours before kick-off, then more effort to “blow” the snow onto the field lines, drawn in red for the occasion.Le Puy Foot – Vierzon FC played in the snow (photo Lionel Ciochetto).

Full box

This weekend, the Coupe des Rois, an intergenerational tournament organized by the Cercle d’escrime vierzonnais, brought together 24 fencers among the club’s 30 members. The victory went to the trio: Agathe Riesemann, Mickaël Gastrein and Alexis Lasselin.Each team consists of three shooters from different generations.


Pauline Astier’s fan club stretches all the way to Brittany. On Saturday, a young supporter took advantage of Bourges Basket’s trip to Landerneau in the Women’s League to make a sign for young Tango. “Pauline Astier, marry me!” “, he wrote on a piece of cardboard. According to our information, La Berruyère rejected this proposal… Pauline Astier unleashes passions all the way to Brittany (photo Ludovic Aurégan)


Superstition or not, Souleymane Diagne (n°7), the footballer of Vierzon FC, did not want to watch the penalty shootout against Le Puy on Sunday in the Coupe de France. He turned for the first shot, then lowered his head and eyes for the next.Vierzon’s side experienced a penalty shootout.

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