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Barthez cries out for a new life in Manchester

When France lifted the World can you wash a canada goose jacket in the washer Cup in Paris two years ago, Fabien Barthez said he cried for the first time in his life. The new Manchester United goalkeeper might have wept again after 90 minutes last night but it would have been for very different reasons.

His joy as Sylvain Wiltord squeezed in an injury-time equaliser to send this game into extra-time was unconfined, as he leapt about his penalty area.

Knowing him, though, it will not have come as a surprise because Barthez is renowned for possessing the self-confidence of Naseem Hamed. And it was a disappointment that he chose not to enter by flying carpet but walked behind Didier Deschamps for the national anthems instead.

Then again, if ever there is a time for Barthez to feel insecure it is during the canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps Marseillaise, because authentic canada goose outlet online it always appears that he has sat beneath the wrong peg and slipped on the goal keeper’s jersey by mistake.

The official tournament statistics list Barthez as 6ft, the same height as Marcel Desailly, which can only mean he turned up on measuring day wearing a Don King wig. The fact that he stood between Deschamps and Bixente Lizarazu, France’s two smallest canada goose coat 1000 players, during the anthems certainly seemed to give the game away. No wonder the 29-year-old feels the need to date supermodels, wear dark glasses and shave his head.

So canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps famous is the bald pate that it is shaved by contractual agreement with Bic razors. And a particular shiver must have gone through his cranium as he got his customary pre-match peck from Laurent Blanc. The defender had said this would be his international farewell and – whatever the state of play in his on-off romance with Linda Evangelista – Barthez must find it hard to imagine being kissed by another man.

Not canada goose coat – hybridge lite that he was given time to consider such matters. If, after Italy’s semi- final against Holland, Barthez expected his most testing moment of the first half would be jumping to touch the crossbar before kick-off, he was in for a nasty surprise. Within 80 seconds he was rushing outside his area to demonstrate his famous kicking ability as Marco Delvecchio chased a Francesco Totti pass.

His new club manager Sir Alex Ferguson, spotted here before the start, must have liked that. But Barthez’s relative lack of inches seemed to be exposed when he was caught well off his line as Totti headed wide from a Stefano Fiore corner minutes later.

Yet it is personality as well as undoubted ability that marks Barthez buy canada goose jacket london out, and his reaction to an early Demetrio best mens canada goose parka Albertini free-kick that flew over indicated that any Manchester United defenders who threw away their ear plugs when Peter Schmeichel departed could have made an error.

Delvecchio also got a mouthful, and nearly a fistful, when he caught the prone best place buy canada goose jacket toronto Barthez with his leg. But as the half progressed there was little to test France’s No16, who had enough toilet roll lobbed at him by Italy’s fans before the second period to last him to the next European Championship.

A few pieces might have been needed to wipe away the best fake canada goose jacket tears of anger and frustration when Delvecchio put Italy ahead, Barthez rooted to the spot as the Roma forward scored from close in. Grateful to see Alessandro del Piero and Delvecchio waste further chances, he did his bit late on by saving with his legs from Massimo Ambrosini.

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