Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

Max Quelch-Woolls covers Ligue 2 for Football Radar – so when Juventus agreed to buy Clément Lenglet from AS Nancy we thought we’d ask him just what sort of player the Italians were signing. Juventus know a thing or two about nurturing French footballing talent and the club has boasted several of Les Bleus’ finest players over the years. Legends of yesteryear such as Michel Platini, Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Lilian Thuram…

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Coupe de France Preview: AS Saint-Etienne v AS Nancy

Pablo Correa, in charge of Nancy for what seems like the 100th time, takes his side to the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday and the Ligue 2 side should be full of optimism of causing a shock, although current form will have them worried. Despite sitting in sixth place, well within reach of the promotion places, it has all gone suddenly downhill. In November, ASNL were enjoying a nine-game unbeaten run, but then an injury time winner…

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team which has already been promoted is FC Metz. They have been atop the league table since the twelfth round of games and confirmed their place…

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2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco splash their cash in Ligue 1 in preparation for world-wide dominance, the more humble surroundings of Ligue 2 takes a slightly more subdued approach than…

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AS Nancy – 2012/13 Season Review

With virtually the last kick of the game, Yohan Mollo’s free-kick headed towards the top corner, aided by a fumble from Brest ‘keeper Alexis Thebaux, and it found the back of the net. Three valuable points on the opening day, and Jean Fernandez would have been confident that his Nancy side could build on the previous year’s 11th place finish. Amazingly they wouldn’t win another league game until January, by which time Mollo was gone, Fernandez…

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