Articles by: Andrew Gibney

PREVIEW: Guimgamp v PSG – Week 18

PREVIEW: Guimgamp v PSG – Week 18

It was a successful week for both Paris Saint-Germain and EA Guingamp, with the Breton club joining their Parisian opponents in the later stages of European competition. Laurent Blanc’s side have had an extra day’s rest, so it will be interesting to see how the two teams fare on the sometimes […]

PREVIEW: Lille v Toulouse – Week 18

PREVIEW: Lille v Toulouse – Week 18

After the fans turned against the club on Thursday, there should be an interesting atmosphere at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday as Lille take on Toulouse. Poor decisions from René Girard didn’t help after Wolfsburg scored in the dying seconds of the first-half, but the players will be expected […]

PREVIEW: Nice v Saint-Etienne – Week 18

PREVIEW: Nice v Saint-Etienne – Week 18

Sunday’s Ligue 1 action kicks off at the Allianz Riviera as Claude Puel’s Nice host high-flying Saint-Etienne. After their fantastic 3-0 win over rivals Lyon, Les Verts are one of the in-form teams in the league right now, but will travel to the south of France after their defeat to Dnipro […]

PREVIEW: Nantes v Bordeaux – Week 18

PREVIEW: Nantes v Bordeaux – Week 18

Saturday afternoon’s fixture between FC Nantes and Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade de Beaujoire sees two of Ligue 1’s most decorated sides try to stake a claim for European football next season. Both clubs have played a huge part in the growth of French football, but are now entering […]

PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

With no European football to distract them, Lyon kick Week 18 of the Ligue 1 season with a must-win home tie against Caen on Friday night. After defeat in the Derby du Rhone against Saint-Etienne, Les Gones have bounced back well, with wins over Stade de Reims and Evian Thonon […]

Liverpool’s Divock Origi Pursuit Gives Lille a Massive Dilemma in January

Liverpool’s Divock Origi Pursuit Gives Lille a Massive Dilemma in January

The future of Divock Origi is a debate that is set to run all the way up until the transfer window finally closes at the end of January. The only way it will stop before then is if Liverpool get their man ahead of schedule. Part of his £10 million […]

Simon Kjaer: The Defensive Rock Giving Lille Hope Against Everton

Simon Kjaer: The Defensive Rock Giving Lille Hope Against Everton

When René Girard took charge of Lille following Rudi Garcia’s departure for Rome, there was always going to be a change in style at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Defence was never one of Garcia’s priorities, but when you have the likes of Eden Hazard, Gervinho, and Dimitri Payet spearheading your attack, […]

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Forgettable game as Monaco win a point against Zenit in Russia

Sometimes football likes to punish you for enjoying yourself. While there was rejoicing as Paris Saint-Germain played a superb match to beat Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, on Wednesday, as if to balance the universe, we were forced to watch Zenit St. Petersburg and AS Monaco […]