The life of football loving Parisians changed drastically as the city club, Paris Saint-Germain, was bought in to wealth.
Many good things come with money, and PSG managed to win the Ligue 1 in 2012.
Then there are some tougher things, like expectations, there are more and tougher expectations weighing on the team's shoulders.
The project got itself a thorn as the manager, Carlo Ancelotti, left for Real Madrid and the club had to, once again, realise that they are not yet on top of the pecking order.
Nor is the French league.
In comes Christophe Sauvage, and unproven, unexperienced French manager, to try and retain the league as well as further improve on the European scene. This season a new threat awaits as newly promoted AS Monaco has opened their wallet, and much thanks to their beneficial taxes in Monaco, have bought some of the most sought after talents in the football world. Such names as Falcao, Moutinho, James Rodíguez and Toulalan have arrived.
Will Christophe Sauvage prevail?
Let's find out!