Sidelines: Ten things that Spurs' David Ginola might be missing in his home village of Gassin this weekend

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1 A stroll through the winding streets of this Provencal village, a former winner of the "Plus Beau Village de France" award.

2 The views across the Golfe de St Tropez to the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. About the same distance as Tottenham are from the summit of the Premiership.

3 The quiet life in a village rich in history but now a calm backwater of no significance. Sounds familiar.

4 Dinner at the Domaine de l'Astragale, where the restaurant "combines local produce with the delicately flavoured herbs of the region".

5 Black truffles, bought from the market held in nearby Aups every Thursday between November and February. As sweet as a Tottenham victory and almost as rare.

6 A bottle of wine from one of the seven local vineyards.

7 A climb up La Sauvette, at 2,556ft the tallest peak in the nearby Massif des Maures. Ideal preparation for a Christian Gross training session.

8 The chance for reflection in the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Compassion.

9 The lighthouse at Cap Camarat, which can be seen by boats at sea nearly 40 miles away.

10 Sunshine.

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