Articles by: Jonathan Johnson

Olympique de Marseille vs. AS Saint-Etienne: Big Test for Bielsa

Olympique de Marseille vs. AS Saint-Etienne: Big Test for Bielsa

It is a good time to be a Marseille supporter right now. After five consecutive victories – during which the team have scored 16 goals and conceded just one – les Phoceens sit atop the Ligue 1 table after the first seven fixtures. Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa is about to […]

PSG’s Edinson Cavani to be Uruguay’s main man in Brazil?

PSG’s Edinson Cavani to be Uruguay’s main man in Brazil?

Uruguay and Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani comes into the FIFA World Cup on the back of a satisfactory debut season in Ligue 1. After scoring 16 times in 30 league appearances – 25 goals across all competitions – El Matador will have his sights set on gunning down the likes […]

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

Brazil’s Maxwell Enjoying Long Overdue Selecao Recognition

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will crown one of the most unlikely – but thoroughly deserved – success stories of recent international football. Paris Saint-Germain left-back Maxwell, at the ripe old age of 32, has played his way into Luiz Felipe Scolari’s plans for the host nation when […]

Paris Saint-Germain: 2013/14 Season Review

Paris Saint-Germain: 2013/14 Season Review

The 2013-14 Ligue 1 season will go down as one of the best in Paris Saint-Germain’s relatively short history. For the first time in the capital club’s 43-year existence, les Parisiens defended their title and also secured a maiden league and domestic cup double thanks to Laurent Blanc’s men also […]

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 […]