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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Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 37

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 37 Sunday 19th May NICE v LYON Saturday 18th May ST-ETIENNE v MARSEILLE PSG v BREST SOCHAUX v TOULOUSE RENNES v AJACCIO MONTPELLIER v LILLE REIMS v LORIENT TROYES v BORDEAUX EVIAN v VALENCIENNES NANCY v BASTIA

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Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

The Magic of the Cup took a bit of a knock in the last round, as only Lens remain as representatives of football outside Ligue 1. The last three amateur sides in the competition exited in the last round, so we will not see the like of last year’s final where Quevilly made Lyon sweat a little before getting their hands on the silverware.  With wildly differing run-ins, starting squads, and other fronts to fight…

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