Mercato: Danic left Lyon, Lacazette didn’t, Liverpool sad.


So, not a great deal happened in headline terms, apart from the intriguing possibility of Hatem Ben Arfa playing in the Arctic circle and Doria eventually getting to play some actual top-tier football (to clarify – Doria unlikely to play some actual top-tier football). But there has been a lot of movement in and around the Ligue, and it’s worth […]

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Corentin Tolisso: Perfect Symbol of Lyon’s Resurrection


One of the big stars of this Ligue 1 season is Lyon’s Corentin Tolisso. The 20-year old midfielder has become a first team regular, valued for his versatility, his workrate and his ability to contribute to both defensive and attacking play. For the first six months of last season, he was mostly seen by watchers of Lyon’s Europa League campaign, where […]

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Who is the Real Winner in the Lucas Ocampos Deal?


In the final few hours of Monday night’s transfer deadline day, Lucas Ocampos completed his transfer from AS Monaco to Olympique de Marseille. The 20-year-old winger has linked up with compatriot Marcelo Bielsa at their Ligue 1 rivals, in the hope of capturing the form that once made him on of the most sought-after prospects in Argentine football. Ocampos made […]

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Lille OSC v Paris Saint-Germain: Coupe de la Ligue Preview


Into the closing stages of the most involved route into Europe possible, and a set of fixtures that look likely to pit France’s two Champions League teams against each other in the final. First up on Tuesday is Lille vs Paris Saint-German at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Last Round Round-Up In the second quarter-final PSG beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 at the Geoffroy-Guichard, […]

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Hope Springs Eternal for Julien Feret #FFWTOTW


With only 10 goals scored in this weekend’s ten Ligue 1 games, it wasn’t the most thrilling of matchdays, although let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt, credit some excellent defensive performances and, if all else fails, blame the weather. The big match of the weekend saw Lyon (no Ligue 1 goals conceded for 476 minutes) visit Monaco (no […]

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Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France


Since his summer move to the English Championship, Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort has endured a frustrating spell at the Lancashire club. Now it appears that the forward could make a surprise return to Tours FC, just five months after he left the Ligue 2 side. On Friday evening during Tours FC’s eventual two-nil home defeat to AC Ajaccio, France Football reported […]

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Pape Souaré: Crystal Palace’s Adventurous New Left-Back


Earlier Monday morning and the football world still wait for official confirmation from either Crystal Palace of Lille OSC to confirm the transfer of Pape Souaré to the Premier League club. In this day of modern technology, we were left with no doubt the move had gone through when Palace’s chairman Steve Parish posted a picture on twitter and Instagram […]

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