Coupe de France 16emes : SAS Epinal v Olympique Marseille

CDF 2018

OM go into their last 32 tie against amateurs SAS Epinal in great form in 2018 – four games played, four wins and no goals conceded. But the manner in which they beat lower league opposition in Valenciennes in the last round gives some concern as to how seriously Rudi Garcia’s team are taking the cup competition. The match provides a […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Olympique Marseille v Valenciennes

CDF 2018

Marseille encounter old foes Valenciennes in the first weekend of 2018 as part of the round of 64 in the Coupe de France. On the first anniversary of Frank McCourt’s first transfer window as the figurehead of the club – in which the likes of Dimitri Payet and Morgan Sanson were signed, question marks still remain regarding the direction OM […]

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Maxime Lopez : Marseille’s New Star Winning Admirers

Maxime Lopez

A new name is filling in the column inches in the south of France at the moment. Whereas the return of Dimitri Payet has unsurprisingly captured the imagination of Olympique de Marseille supporters, the real adulation has been reserved for 19-year-old Maxime Lopez who has enjoyed a breakthrough campaign so far in 2016-17 following his graduation from the youth side. […]

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Cautious Optimism in the New Chapter of Marseille’s History

McCourt OM

It happened. And this time, it was not a hoax. Olympique de Marseille, following years of stagnation & frustration, is set to embark on a new chapter in the club’s history. After 20 years under the ownership of the Louis-Dreyfus family, the club is set to change hands, coming under the direction of a consortium led by American businessman Frank […]

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Marseille in Trouble: Turbulent Times Ahead for OM

OM Velodrome

Marseille are a club on the descent. It was a turbulent season in which the club parted ways with two coaches, finished in its worst league position in 15 years and suffered numerous hits to its global image through an investigation into shady transfer deals, coupled with crowd trouble in a number of games in the 2015-16 campaign. Suffice to say, the […]

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Marseille Lifeless as Season Descends into Mediocrity

Michel OM

Olympique de Marseille is a club that demands success – in any form. It doesn’t matter whether the playing staff or set-up actually is capable of delivering on such a demand, it is simply expected to give your best over the course of a season, to generate a campaign worthy of the club’s prestige. To live up to such lofty […]

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The Rise and Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio

Larbi Gaz

This December, a quick glance at the league tables in the top divisions in Europe paints a somewhat surprising picture. Leicester City, bottom of the Premier League at Christmas last year sit at the summit. Watford, promoted from the Championship are in seventh, ahead of Merseyside rivals Everton & Liverpool. In Germany, Hertha Berlin sit in third during the winter break. […]

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There May be Trouble Ahead for Ligue 1 and French Football

Ligue1

A brief glance at the Ligue 1 table shows a distinct unbalance. At the top, unsurprisingly – we have Paris Saint-Germain on 48 points, dropping just six in the 2015-16 campaign thus far. Well below, we have the other 19 teams. With the exception of winless Troyes, rooted to the bottom, only 15 points separate the other 18 teams sandwiched […]

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