Articles by: Andrew Gibney

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

Ligue 1 is back in full-swing and already we have some interesting narratives that are going to develop as the season continues. On Saturday two of the league’s most interesting sides meet in what could be an excellent and compelling battle. Lyon travel to the Stade Municipal to take on […]

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

It would be quite easy to label Emmanuel Rivière as one of Ligue 1’s most frustrating talents, but at 24 years old, it is far too early to rule him out of future greatness. The AS Monaco striker is on the verge of sealing a reported €8 million move to […]

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

This is the big one. France versus Germany for a place in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Before the tournament kicked off, France would have taken a quarter-final place and thanked you for the opportunity to banish the memories of four years ago. Now, with only 180 […]

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with a move for Lille’s Divock Origi in recent weeks, and on Wednesday evening it was reported that Liverpool had stolen a march on the other Premier League suitors and were close to completing a deal worth around €10 million for […]

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Honduras – Preview

After having to sit and watch the first three days of World Cup action, finally France get their tournament under way on Sunday evening. Honduras are the opponents as they do battle for Group E superiority. Having watched Brazil kick off with a win and Spain dismantled by Netherlands, Les […]

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

Divock Origi: Arise the New Prince of Les Diables Rouges

The Divock Origi story starts like that of any other young hopeful striker at any club across Europe. You hear the stories: the remarks about how good he is and then he’s compared to the last great prodigy that came through the ranks. You are not sure what to believe, […]

Now is the time for Karim Benzema to shine for France

Now is the time for Karim Benzema to shine for France

France take on Jamaica on Sunday at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. It is the last of the pre-World Cup friendlies and the last chance for some of the squad to stake a claim for a starting spot against Honduras on June 15th. One player who will be hoping to get […]

Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2013/14 Season Review

Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2013/14 Season Review

If it wasn’t for the end of season heroics of Daniel Wass against Sochaux at the Stade Auguste Bonal, Evian’s season would have been a complete failure. Twelve months ago they were excited about their Coupe de France final against Bordeaux, and although they lost 3-2 in the end, the […]