Antoine Griezmann: From Rebel to Real Superstar


Rarely does a forbidden venture to a nightclub, on the eve of a crucial game, lead a football player to his most prolific season. And yet, this is exactly what has happened to Antoine Griezmann this year. The Real Sociedad striker this month made his national team debut against the Netherlands, crowning a season of excellence in La Liga. With […]

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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 the Polish champions a cool 2.7 million Euros in the […]

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Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22


Just a few days after dealing with the blow of losing star striker Falcao, possibly until the end of the season, AS Monaco (2nd in the table) host Olympique de Marseille (5th) on Sunday to stay alive in the Ligue 1 title race. Claudio Ranieri’s side is under pressure after the draw away to Montpellier two weeks ago, which now […]

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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 verdict of the 2012 African champions will render that they […]

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Game-changing month for AS Monaco


Pre-season hype did not seem to faze AS Monaco, who are sitting three points behind leaders PSG mere months after rediscovering Ligue 1 and coming into the January transfer window with renewed ambitions to overtake their Paris rivals by the end of the season. Claudio Ranieri’s men were tipped for glory early on, and quickly justified those ranking them as […]

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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 still keep talking about a project. Last August, the OM […]

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Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

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Kossi Agassa is a player whose career took some time to blossom, however the Togo goalkeeper appears to have finally found a home in the heart of champagne country. Indeed – much like Turkey and stuffing – Agassa’s partnership with Stade de Reims has proved to be a perfect combination, with the shot-stopper providing the backbone of one of Ligue 1’s […]

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