Articles by: Steve Wyss

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 […]

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

Following a strong 2012/13 campaign, young Auxerre attacker Paul-Georges Ntep suddenly came onto the radar of a couple of Ligue 1 clubs. Nantes were one name said to be keeping a ‘close eye’ on him during the summer but they didn’t pounce. Maybe they wished they had now, because Ntep […]

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Reims were many people’s pick as a potential ‘whipping boy’ in Ligue 1 this season. They may yet go down, but it’s fair to say they have been very competitive and played much better than a lot of pundits would have predicted. One of the key men for the Champagne […]

Stephane M’Bia adds power and ambition to the QPR squad

Stephane M’Bia adds power and ambition to the QPR squad

Arguably, its Joey Barton who is the more high profile transfer in this QPR-OM switch, but going in the other direction is the highly rated Stephane M’Bia. Everyone knows a lot about and has an opinion about Barton, but the Cameroonian is perhaps more of an unknown to a lot […]