Le50 2017 – Nicolas Pépé

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Now part of Gerard Lopez’s “LOSCUnlimited” project at Lille, Nicolas Pépé’s rise seems set to continue unabated. Born in the western Paris suburb of Mantes-la-Jolie, the young winger, late of Angers, has moved to the north of France for a sum rumoured to be in the order of €10m. His move is one of a host of acquisitions made by […]

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Le50 2017 – Baptiste Santamaría

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Baptiste Santamaría’s rise has been one of the more surprising in Ligue 1 this season. Signed by Angers from Tours in the summer, he was nominally bought to replace Romain Saiss, who was sold to Wolves, at the base of midfield. While he has performed that role with aplomb, he has also shown considerable signs of being more than the […]

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FFW Podcast : PSG win the Cup

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Phil, Jeremy and Rich round up some end-of-season events including the Coupe de France and Gambardella finals, and international tournaments currently underway, before getting on to the serious business of exactly what type of midfielder Jean Michaël Seri is as they pick a team of the season. The podcast is available on… SOUNDCLOUD …and after much to-ing-and-fro-ing, the Team of the […]

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Coupe de France Semi-Final Preview : Angers SCO v EA Guingamp

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It’s the business end of the season and as well as a title race, that also means the prospect of Cup Glory. While many eyes will turn to the other semi-final, PSG v Monaco, as an adjunct to the title race (Monaco still edging that), League Cup (PSG surprisingly comprehensive victors) and relative success in European competition (Monaco definitely edging that), […]

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Coupe de France Quarter-Final : Angers SCO v GD Bordeaux

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While the other quarter-finals involve combinations of minnows and the top two, this rerun of last year’s round of 32 match which Bordeaux won 2-1 should be one of the closer encounters of the round. The league fixtures have been pretty tight, Angers winning 1-0 in Bordeaux in game 5, and getting a 1-1 draw at home, while in the […]

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

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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 – Sunday Part II

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The weekend’s 32emes draw to a close tonight with six matches (after postponements) taking place. The headline match is Lyon vs Montpellier, with some tantalising matches on the undercard – including last year’s surprise quarter finalists Granville hosting Ligue 1 opposition. Istres (DHR) – Marseille Consolat (Nat) The lowest-ranked team remaining in the competition are facing a local derby as FC […]

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Coupe de la Ligue: Laval v Montpellier – Nantes v Angers

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The Coupe de la Ligue is back for a midweek round with the fourteen non-European Ligue 1 teams joining the party, along with four Ligue 2 teams and two from third-tier National. Stade Lavallois v Montpellier Hérault SC, 18:45 CEST (Canal+ Sport)  Stade Lavallois are bottom of Ligue 2, and have only scored six goals in the dozen matches played thus far in […]

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