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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Philippe Montanier, Real Sociedad and their French connection

While Monaco were busy announcing their massive coup in luring Porto duo Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez to the Principality, having bounced back to the French top-flight after a two-year exile, another Ligue 1 club were securing their own coup. More understated than that of the Portuguese international or the Colombian wizard, but equally as impressive, Rennes have secured the […]

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UNFP French Football Award Nominations Announced

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The nominations for the 2013 UNFP awards have been announced today. Awards will be handed to the best player, young player, goalkeeper and manager in Ligue 1 and also the best player and manager of Ligue 2. Here are the nominees: PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG: AS Saint-Etienne, Gabones, 23-years-old, Forward ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC: Paris Saint-Germain FC, Swedish, 31-years-old, Forward BLAISE MATUIDI: Paris Saint-Germain FC, French, 26-years-old, Midfielder THIAGO SILVA: Paris Saint-Germain FC, Brazilian, 28-years-old, Defender FFW Prediction: Blaise Matuidi […]

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Guingamp charge towards Ligue 1 as the promotion race heats up

With the race for promotion to France’s top tier entering the final straight it seems as good a time as any to assess the runners and riders at the top of Ligue 2. With 4 games remaining for all teams (no pesky games in hand muddying the waters) it appears to be a straightforward equation.  3 teams will be promoted, […]

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Smells like Ligue 1 – Nantes v Monaco in the Promotion Race

The scent of Ligue 1. This was how the local press was building up to the Easter Saturday top-of-the-table clash between FC Nantes and leaders AS Monaco. Looking at their histories, it is hard to argue against the pedigree of the two clubs. A shared fifteen league titles (8-7 in FCN’s favour) showed firstly just what a classic match-up this […]

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Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. […]

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Monte Carlo or Bust for Ligue 1’s future

Monaco are currently dwelling in Ligue 2 but are on the verge of a return to France’s top-flight, despite a recent 1-1 draw with title rivals Nantes that has drawn the top four in the second tier that bit closer together with eight games left to play. Like Les Canaris, however, Les Monegasques will be viewing potential promotion with trepidation […]

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