Articles by: Jonathan Johnson

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

The two most recent French champions go head-to-head on Wednesday when current titleholders Paris Saint-Germain welcome 2011-2012 surprise winners Montpellier HSC to the Parc des Princes in the Coupe de France round of 32. However, while the capital club have thrived since La Paillade famously pipped them to the title […]

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Like the rustic Trinighellu train that snakes its way around the breath-taking coastline of the beautiful island of Corsica, local side Football Ile-Rousse Monticello (or Balagne Ile Rousse) are making steady inroads on what could potentially be a famous deep Coupe de France run. Next up for the plucky islanders […]

Coupe de France: Stade Brestois 29 vs. PSG

Ligue 1 champions and eight-time Coupe de France winners Paris Saint-Germain travel to Brittany on Wednesday to face Brest in what could prove to be a tricky encounter. Alex Dupont’s side were relegated from Ligue 1 last season and are struggling in the second tier this time around, sitting in […]

Coupe de France: Quimperle FC vs. AC Ajaccio

Six divisions separate Ligue 1’s AC Ajaccio and Brittany’s Quimperle FC of the local Division Superieure Elite’s Group A when they meet on Sunday in the Coupe de France’s round of 64. The Corsicans will be grateful for the draw as it offers them some respite from a miserable campaign […]

Nine Roses Growing : Daniel Wass

Nine Roses Growing : Daniel Wass

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green… Daniel Wass doesn’t strike you as the carol-singing type, but if he was, it is probably safe to say that one of his favourite tunes would be the one that bears his name (kind of). One thing the Evian Thonon Gaillard […]

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

Guillermo Ochoa: An outcast on the island of Corsica

Guillermo Ochoa: An outcast on the island of Corsica

Since his arrival in Ligue 1 in 2011, the most commonly asked questions when discussing Guillermo Ochoa and Ajaccio have been ‘how did they sign him?’ and ‘why is he still there?’ The former has been well documented since Mexican television company Televisa parked him there two years ago. But […]

Anthony’s not-so-Modeste claims for France?

Anthony’s not-so-Modeste claims for France?

I’m going to put it out there. Anthony Modeste should be part of France coach Didier Deschamps’ squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus when he names it on Thursday August 29. One year ago this notion would have been scoffed at by many, not least a […]