Articles by: Andrew Gibney

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

AS Cannes and the windmills of Moulins are the two lowest-ranked teams left in the Coupe de France, and if ever there was a fairy tale set to continue in this competition, the Dragons of Cannes are the perfect characters, and this time they’re the good guys. Ligue 1 sides […]

Coupe de France: Lille OSC v SM Caen

Coupe de France: Lille OSC v SM Caen

It seems a long, long time ago that Lille were last at this stage of the cup and hoping to lift their first trophy since 1956. That was back in 2011, and Les Dogues would go on to lift the famous Coupe de France and weeks later they completed a […]

Coupe de France: Moulins v Toulouse FC

Coupe de France: Moulins v Toulouse FC

Le Téfécé will have to be very careful on Wednesday evening. Coming off the back of a frustrating 2-0 defeat to Monaco, they face CFA side Moulins, a side with a history of having a bit of a cup pedigree. In fact it was only last season they made it […]

Coupe de France: IC Croix v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: IC Croix v Lille OSC

This is easily one of the biggest games the Lille Metropole area has seen in recent years. Thoughts go back to 2011 when Wasquehal made a return visit to the Stade Lille Metropole, the stadium they called home when they played in Ligue 2. It was of course then home […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v Plabennec

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v Plabennec

Cannes’ game in the last round had pretty much everything you can ask for in a football match. Originally the tie against Saint-Etienne was due to be played on Saturday the 4th of January, the same day that Vincent Richetin’s 69th minute striker was enough for Plabennec’s 1-0 win over […]

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

This used to be a game that brought memories of two of France’s better sides, and we could be getting back to those days shortly, but for now it’s Ligue 2 against mid-table Ligue 1. However don’t tell that the 40,000 plus fans that will turn up to the Stade […]

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

“Now we start the story, the real story, because we have six hard months to play and we are only three points off Montpellier.” Days before Valenciennes would record only their fourth victory of the season, a 3-2 win at home to Bastia, Uruguayan defender Gary Kagelmacher sat down for […]