EA Guingamp: They score when they want

On the penultimate day of the Ligue 2 season, the final two places on the promotion podium were decided. FC Nantes and En Avant Guingamp secured one-nil victories against sides already doomed to relegation. These results, coupled with others, meant that two sides from the north west of France will be rubbing shoulders with the glitterati of French Football’s top […]

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Guingamp a step closer to Ligue 1 glory

Guingamp’s amazing 7-0 win over Lens puts them a step closer to playing Ligue 1 football for the first time since 2004. They are four points ahead of Angers in fourth. Caen in 5th are five points behind but play Nantes on Monday night. Guingamp were without their star player Gianelli Imbula, perhaps a window into the future.

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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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Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle United all want a piece of Imbula

One of the most wanted players in France, one of the most likely to leave his club in the summer. His last mission in France is to help Guingamp win promotion. Jonathan Johnson profiled Gianelli Imbula for this year’s Le50, and he is the real deal. Since becoming the youngest player in Ligue 2 history when he made his debut […]

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Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

The Ligue 1 title race is one of, if not the, closest in European football this season, but perhaps more thrilling is the battle for promotion in France’s second tier. As many as 10 teams can at least be considered as harbouring hopes of earning a place in the top flight, as Ligue 2 once again showcases just why it […]

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend […]

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