Archive for category: AS Saint-Etienne

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

The news broke late last night, and momentum continued this morning. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have agreed a deal with Saint-Etienne for teenage centre-back, Kurt Zouma. The 19-year-old has begun talks with the London club and any deal would see him leave Ligue 1 in June. Reports suggest the fee […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v ASSE

AS Cannes are one of the few clubs laboring in the lower division of French football that can boast substantial name recognition. A true Ligue 1 legend, the team helped launch the careers of French superstars Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira, as well as players like Bernard Casoni, Jonathan Zebina, […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Lucky 13? Faouzi Ghoulam on Manchester United’s Radar

Lucky 13? Faouzi Ghoulam on Manchester United’s Radar

Faouzi Ghoulam is on the transfer radar again, and for everyone’s sake, you have to hope that this turns out better than last time. Kept out of the squad for the unsuccessful Europa League qualifying campaign and the first four games in Ligue 1 after an awkward and aborted transfer situation […]

Saint-Etienne feeling the strain as cracks begin to show

Saint-Etienne feeling the strain as cracks begin to show

After their midweek defeat at Marseille, Les Verts sit in 6th place with 12 points, which, at first glance, seems just fine.  After all, at this point last season they were mired down in 11th with 8 points and ended up finishing in 5th.  Add to that the fact that […]

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from […]