Articles by: Steve Wyss

Valenciennes: 2013/14 Season Review

Valenciennes: 2013/14 Season Review

This season was a complete disaster for Valenciennes, it’s as simple as that. The Northerners had worked hard to establish themselves as a Ligue 1 club for nine years, only to wash that all away thanks to a nightmare campaign. Pre-season expectations were for VA to finish up around the […]

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Marseille both started and finished the season relatively well. But in between they had all sorts of problems and a 6th place finish was way below their expected level. Tipped by many to be a dark horse for the title, or at least to finish second, fans had very little […]

Five Worried Candidates in the Ligue 2 Relegation Battle

Five Worried Candidates in the Ligue 2 Relegation Battle

With just three games left to play, the Ligue 2 relegation battle is really tight. Here is an analysis of all the teams in the mixer at the bottom, and what their respective chances of beating the drop are. The only certainty is that CA Bastia have already been relegated […]

Coupe de France: AJ Auxerre v Dijon FCO

This is one of the last scheduled matches to take place in this round of the CDF and it should be a spicy encounter between two big rivals. Many people won’t be aware of the hatred between these sides, but this’ll be a crunch Burgundian derby in which both teams […]

Coupe de France: CA Bastia v Niort

Coupe de France: CA Bastia v Niort

These two teams actually met less than a fortnight ago in the Ligue, and on that occasion Niort travelled to Corsica and claimed an emphatic 3-0 away win, in a very impressive victory for Les Chamois. Of course, it was a success which many people expected to happen anyway, simply […]

Coupe de France: Jura Sud v Creteil

Coupe de France: Jura Sud v Creteil

The Coupe de France should be a welcome distraction for CFA side Jura Sud as they take on ligue 2 opponents Creteil. The hosts currently sit just one place above the relegation zone in CFA Groupe B and only a couple of sides have lost more games than them so […]

Coupe de France: Epinal v Niort

Coupe de France: Epinal v Niort

CFA side SAS Epinal play host to Ligue 2 outfit Niort at Le Stade de la Colombiere. Officially there are two divisions between these sides, but in all reality the gap might not be as wide as that. Epinal were one of the six unfortunate teams relegated from the National […]

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

  Ajaccio haven’t had a good season so far and on current form are heading towards relegation. They seemed to lose their ‘Corsican toughness’ under the management of Fabrizio Ravanelli. It’s up to the new coaching staff and certain players to re-find this edge. One of the individuals who could […]