What will Philippe Montanier Bring to Nottingham Forest

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The appointment of Philippe Montanier as the new coach at Nottingham Forest came as a surprise to quite a few people in France. Perhaps the same way as his arrival at Stade Rennais did back in 2013. After great success at Real Sociedad, the former goalkeeper turned up in Brittany and offered hope to the Rennes fans, hoping to usher […]

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Preview: France v Romania – EURO2016

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The waiting is over and the 2016 European Champions are finally here. On Friday, Group A favourites France open the tournament against Romania this Friday and it would be a national scandal if Les Bleus didn’t progress out the group and they are full expected to win at least two of their three group games. By finishing in 1st place, […]

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Scouting: Leicester City Bid for Claudio Ranieri’s “Makélélé”

Nampalys Mendy

On Monday night, RMC journalist, Mohammed Bouafsi reported that Leicester City had made a €10 million bid for OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. It comes on the back of suggestions that N’Golo Kante is on his way out of the club this summer, with the 23-year-old heralded as his replacement. Leicester a transmis ces dernières heures une offre (~10M€) pour […]

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How PSG Can Win the Champions League

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It seems strange to call any season that features a possible domestic quadruple anything other than a resounding success, but for Paris Saint-Germain another year without a serious push for Champions League glory will leave a less than pleasant taste in the Parisian’s mouth’s. It’s no secret that PSG’s primary goal is to be crowned champions of Europe, but a […]

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Ligue 1 PREVIEW: Saint-Etienne v Lille, Reims v Lyon, Angers v Toulouse, Lorient v Gazelec Ajaccio, Monaco v Montpellier, Guingamp v Nice – Week 38

Ligue 1

Welcome to the last weekend of Ligue 1 action. Rather than give you individual previews, let’s bring it all together for the final day. There’s lots still to decide, which gives us lots to talk about, so we’ll start from the top and work our way down. Paris Saint-Germain are champions – have been for a while, about September 1st […]

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Le50 2016: Zinédine Machach – Toulouse FC


In most sports, when you are struggling for results or the situation becomes tough, coaches tend to lean on experience – not at Toulouse this season. Feeling the pressure, Dominique Arribage, before he was eventually sacked, turned to youth in order to save their ailing season. Although he played in the final game of last season, it is in this […]

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