Archive for category: Coupe de France

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Voice of the Fans

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Voice of the Fans

As Rennes and Guingamp prepare for their final-showdown at the Stade de France, Bastien Leclair has asked a few questions to Régis Delanoë, journalist for French magazine So Foot and Guingamp fan, and to Nils Talibart, founder, administrator and webmaster of Stade Rennais Online and Stade Rennais supporter. 1 – […]

Preview: Coupe de France – Rennes v EA Guingamp

Preview: Coupe de France – Rennes v EA Guingamp

As Rennes and Guingamp prepare for their second Coupe de France final in five years, the build-up will be completely different to what it was in 2009. Guingamp aren’t travelling to Paris as lower-league outsiders anymore, as they face their Rennes neighbours as equals. And this isn’t only a matter […]

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Return Of The Breton Roar

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Return Of The Breton Roar

Five years on and the memory remains vivid and beautiful in the hearts of all Rennes and Guingamp supporters alike. From the Gare Montparnasse to the Stade de France, a joyful and noisy Breton crowd had taken over the capital for a weekend. The Red and Black colours shared by […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

While onlookers wish for magic, maybe the most important factor in cup competition, after raw ability, is motivation. The situations of the two teams facing off on Wednesday could not be more different. Monaco hit the top three almost immediately on arrival back in Ligue 1, and have been solidly second […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade […]

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

With only four Ligue 1 teams left and two CFA sides still hanging around in the last eight, Ligue 2′s Lens must practically feel like Coupe de France favorites at this point. They’ve already dispatched two top division teams in their march to the quarterfinals (Bastia and Lyon, both in […]

Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Group B of the CFA is clearly the place to be if you want to become a Coupe de France hero this year. After Chasselay’s defeat of Ligue 2 Istres, and Yzeure’s giant-killing of Ligue 1 Lorient, it is AS Moulins, conquerors of Toulouse, who will be flying the flag […]