Articles by: Nicholas McGee

Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

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 […]

Monaco defeat raises questions over Marseille’s summer spree

Monaco defeat raises questions over Marseille’s summer spree

For many, Olympique de Marseille are the only team in Ligue 1 that can challenge champions Paris Saint-Germain and big-spending league leaders Monaco for the title this season. It is a view that makes a good amount of sense; OM have recruited heavily in the transfer market, signing exciting youngsters […]

Coupe de France Final Preview: Evian TG v Girondins de Bordeaux

Coupe de France Final Preview: Evian TG v Girondins de Bordeaux

It has been an extraordinary season for Evian, after narrowly escaping relegation by virtue of a late run of form, they now face the biggest day in their short history as they take on Bordeaux in the Coupe de France final. A 4-0 win over Lorient in the semi-finals booked […]

A summer of uncertainty for Champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain

A summer of uncertainty for Champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain’s win at Evian last weekend put the capital club in touching distance of their first league title since 1994, however despite being on the cusp of success there are still many burning questions requiring answers at the Parc Des Princes. On the pitch PSG look set to have to […]

Casanova’s charm offensive falling short at Toulouse

Casanova’s charm offensive falling short at Toulouse

It often takes a momentous event for a person to come to a realisation, and it was as Kevin Anin’s injury-time winner flew past Olivier Blondel to hand Nice all three points, and single-handedly ruin my Ligue 1 accumulator, that I came to one about a Toulouse side which continues […]

Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

The Ligue 1 title race is one of, if not the, closest in European football this season, but perhaps more thrilling is the battle for promotion in France’s second tier. As many as 10 teams can at least be considered as harbouring hopes of earning a place in the top […]

The Sochaux must go on for Les Lionceaux

The Sochaux must go on for Les Lionceaux

After a season of struggle in which they narrowly avoided relegation last season, many anticipated that Sochaux would be set for another battle against the drop this term. Those expectations where not subverted, as after losing key players such as Marvin Martin to Lille and Modibo Maiga to West Ham […]

Newcastle United – Ligue 1’s 21st Club

Newcastle United – Ligue 1’s 21st Club

Premier League side Newcastle United have become better known in France in recent years, with Gallic talents such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye joining the club in recent years along with others such as Sylvain Marveaux, and French-speakers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse. The Magpies enjoyed great success […]