Articles by: Guest Post

The Mounting Troubles Facing FC Lorient This Season

The Mounting Troubles Facing FC Lorient This Season

The end of the 2013-14 season saw another successful campaign for FC Lorient. It was another top 10 finish under long time manager Christian Gourcuff. Using a fluid 4-4-2 formation they finished with the seventh best goal scoring record in Ligue 1, which was made possible by the wonderful form […]

Why the World Cup is so important for Raphael Varane

Why the World Cup is so important for Raphael Varane

Anyone who has watched Raphael Varane play will know that he possesses the ability to one day become a star. The young centre half quite simply commands the pitch from the back whenever he plays. Incredibly quick across the ground as well as being dominant aerially, the Frenchman is perfectly […]

Can Dominik become Furman for Toulouse?

Can Dominik become Furman for Toulouse?

Despite rumoured interest from a host of European clubs, Legia Warszawa’s Dominik Furman finally put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse on Thursday – putting an end to speculation on the future of one of Poland’s hottest talents. Doubling his salary, and earning […]

Day-trip to Calais makes perfect football day out

Day-trip to Calais makes perfect football day out

Fed up with the price of English non-league football, James Drobka and friends took to the ferry, picked up their free bottle of wine and enjoyed a day out watching Calais and fifth division French football. You wouldn’t think it would be possible; however on this weekend, two friends and […]

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

They both made their debuts for Sochaux this weekend, so we called upon Salim Masoud Said from the excellent Sandals For Goalposts to tell us more about the Zambian duo of Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala. In the end, Zambia’s defence of the Africa Cup of Nations was unsuccessful. Whether the […]

Marseille: A project … but what project?

Marseille: A project … but what project?

The day after the defeat to Arsenal, many harsh words were written about Olympique de Marseille. Some were quick to say that Baup’s team selection was an insult to the Champions League. Rightly or wrongly,  those claims do highlight the problem of French clubs and Europe. However, at Marseille, they […]

PSG’s last line of defence: Salvatore Sirigu

PSG’s last line of defence: Salvatore Sirigu

In 2012/13, Paris-Saint Germain finished top of the league having only conceded 23 goals all season; 13 fewer than 2nd placed Marseille. This was the second-lowest ever total for goals conceded by a team in Ligue 1, with only Lyon boasting a tighter defence in the 2004/2005 season, picking the […]

French Football in a TAXing downward spiral

French Football in a TAXing downward spiral

There has been a lot in the press recently about the situation with the pending 75% tax law and its potential impact on French football. The teams are already organising a strike at the end of November to protest the decision. In order to explain how this could affect French clubs […]