Archive for category: Competition

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Yet again, Lyon have Thursday Night FootballTM with a key Ligue 1 match looming just behind it; yet again, Remi Garde has to try to keep several plates spinning simultaneously. As they prepare to welcome Viktoria Plzen to Gerland, with injuries to Gourcuff and Grenier ruling them out and Henri […]

An Audience with… Didier Deschamps

An Audience with… Didier Deschamps

This coming Monday 20 January, tune into our good friends at Sports FRL on French Radio London. The programme’s special guest will be Didier Deschamps, the manager of France’s national team. Samir Nasri’s injury, Franck Ribéry and the Ballon d’or, the responsibilities of a coach, his objectives for the World […]

#ICICESTPARIS Paris Saint-Germain Nike Air Max 90

#ICICESTPARIS Paris Saint-Germain Nike Air Max 90

  NIKE FRANCE FOOTBALL have released the new Nike Air 90 – this is no normal trainer, it is of course the PSG Nike Air 90. You can personalise the trainers in the PSG colours and with choice of slogan in the tongue and the PSG badge on the back, […]

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup Qualifying from the African Group has been a high-speed affair that has seen some big names already dumped out in the group stages, and a worryingly high number of results being overturned for fielding ineligible players (including Cape Verde, who managed to have one – lost – match […]

Deschamps and France: Searching for an identity

Deschamps and France: Searching for an identity

It’s no exaggeration to say that France has some soul-searching to do.  The World Cup qualifying play-offs are looming large on a sea that is anything but calm.  The qualifying campaign has been fairly efficient considering France was matched with trophy-magnet Spain, but it has hardly been inspiring stuff.  Going […]

Competition: Win a copy of I AM ZLATAN

Competition: Win a copy of I AM ZLATAN

The wonderful people over at Penguin UK have given us a copy of the International Best Seller “I AM ZLATAN” to giveaway on the website, and we couldn’t think of a better time to hold the competition than this weekend. PSG host Monaco on Sunday night in the Parc des […]

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from […]

Wouldn’t it be Nice: European dream is Apoll-ON

Wouldn’t it be Nice: European dream is Apoll-ON

After a winless preseason and a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Lyon during the opening weekend, Nice welcomed Rennes to the Stade du Ray badly in need of a positive performance. Though fans were banned due to their use of flares during the final home match last season, Nice […]