French Football’s Greatest Ever Striker: Delio Onnis

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Born in Giuliano di Roma (Italy) on March 24, 1948,  Delio Onnis grows up in his South-American fatherland, Argentina, and makes his debut for Almagro aged 18. Two years later, he joins La Plata’s Gimnasia and compiles 53 goals in 93 league games for the River Plate side, putting him on the radar of several European clubs. In the end, […]

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The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

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The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 million to be spent by the other 18 teams. Marseille […]

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Why Monaco will win the Ligue 1 title

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A heavily-anticipated Ligue 1 campaign gets underway this weekend with the spotlight having progressively shied away from the French capital city towards the Southern coast, where AS Monaco have heralded their comeback to Ligue 1 with a bang after two seasons in the floor below. The high-profile reinforcements brought by club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev have seen the promoted side spring […]

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Preview: The Race for Le Championnat

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It is a typical pre-season cliché, but this coming Ligue 1 campaign is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory and certainly the most exciting of the modern (money) era. Last season Paris Saint-Germain ended up winning the title by a comfortable 12 points over Marseille, providing a sixth different French champion in six years. Overall victory […]

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You’ve got no history: The genesis of AS Monaco

There was more than meets the eye in AS Monaco’s promotion back to Ligue 1 back in June after two seasons in the French second division, a promotion widely perceived as the upshot of the money poured into the club by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who took over two thirds of the shareholding on the eve of Christmas 2011. The […]

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Report: Monaco Outfox the Foxes – Leicester City 0, AS Monaco 3

The new season draws ever closer, and to get a look at Ligue 1 new boys AS Monaco we sent @RyanHubbard on a scouting mission as Les Rouges et Blancs took on his hometown team Leicester City, to watch the action and the post-match presser.  AS Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri gave British fans a glimpse of how his side could […]

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Monaco and New Money: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Ever since the arrival of Dmitry Rybolovlev at Stade Louis II, the football world has been waiting for the Russian businessman to open his chequebook and buy AS Monaco players previously beyond their means. Sealing promotion away to Nimes started the ball rolling, and with James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and Falcao already signing on the dotted line it looks like […]

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