Coupe De France 8emes – Tuesday – CA Bastia v Angers, Frejus v Auxerre, Bordeaux v Lorient

Tuesday CDF

The round of sixteen crashes into view with some interesting fixtures but also not the draw we might have hoped for, as the minnows are all at home against higher opposition. However, with several of the higher-ups in a slightly awkward situation league-wise, there could still be some upsets in store. Today there are three fixtures, including a couple of minnows facing […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part I

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After last night’s aperitif, featuring two mild cupsets as Les Herbiers and Avranches both saw off Ligue 2 opponents, and one par-for-the-course win for Monaco, we move on to the first course of this year’s Coupe de France Round of 64 this afternoon. There are ten ties, featuring teams from the top six tiers of France’s footballing pyramid from Ligue […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

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In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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L’Affaire Crocodile – Investigation into Ligue 2

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On Tuesday morning, news broke of multiple arrests in the world of French football. Confusingly, there seemed to be two different inquiries going on – one into transfer dealings relating to OM, and one into match-fixing, involving several Ligue 2 teams but pivoting around Nimes, who were battling relegation last season, finally managing to stay up in 15th. The following […]

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Coupe de France: Angers SCO v CA Bastia

This last 16 tie between Angers and the CA Bastia will be the only all-Ligue 2 match at this stage of the competition, yet it could be seen as one of the most uneven contests around, looking at the two teams’ respective experiences in the current season. While Angers are looking up, with promotion to the top flight now a real prospect, […]

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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 because CA Bastia have been so bad this season. It’s […]

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