i decided against the pokerstars france scheme and im happy to say after a month or so of chats with various people im staked for cash play!
i actually had about 7 or 8 offers and after eliminating the shocking sites (Nordic Bet) i actually struck a good deal which sees me play on ipoker and also at the $50 buyin level.
my stakee is a UK based online cash whizz although i dont know his online handle..... in live events however i can see he has $150k worth of winnings so deffo knows his business
inital deal is 50/50 after 40k hands, i estimate this will take me 2 months
lets hope i get a good start!!