Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP
Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Trip of a lifetime ends on sour note

Bordeaux has great wine, a well-supported soccer club and even the Globetrotters are here but, sorry, it's not the place for me

Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP
Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.