"Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose" says John Delaney as he fires his cravat at the screen reading the Guardian this afternoon.
Les Bleus believe the system is flawed because fewer ranking points were available in the five-nation Group I while the other sections all contained six teams.
"We're going to contact Fifa," the French Federation's president Noël Le Graët told the radio station RMC. "There is a little injustice between the group of five and the groups of six. Our rivals from other groups have been able to score more points ... that's a fact."
Perhaps they should start planning for their application to be the 33rd team in the World Cup, always a bit of craic to throw that spanner at Sepp Blatter.