Bureaucracy Round-Up : Evian – it’s a waterfall

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The summer ‘break’ in football is a time for many things – international tournaments, transfer rumours, ill-advised posts on instagram from your favourite players, confusing pre-season matches against Austrian amateur sides that somehow end up on TV anyway, and – in France at least – admin, which is definitely in the top five national sports. The DNCG (financial overseer of French […]

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Le50 2016: Fabien Centonze – Evian TG

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few are as versatile as Évian Thonon-Gaillard’s star youth product Fabien Centonze. In a season in which the club has struggled to adapt to another spell in Ligue 2 after last season’s relegation, the 19-year-old utility man’s development has been a much needed source of pride for les Roses’ supporters and directors. The Voiron-born youngster has made an impressive 31 […]

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Ligue 2 Week 25 – Previews

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As we begin to approach the business end of the season, we preview two big matches which take place this weekend, which may have a major bearing on places at the top and bottom of the table come the end of the season.   AS Nancy-Lorraine vs FC Metz Friday 5 February 19:00 by @FRfootballWillG The Lorraine derby is set […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Allez Ahamada and Rain Stops Play – Again

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Midweek Cup Action Ahoy! The Coupe de la Ligue reached the seiziemes – or, due to the structure of the competition, the dixiemes; we’ve already lost all the eligible third-tier teams and most of Ligue 2, as they made up the first two rounds. But now is the time the big boys arrive! Or, some of them, as the European teams are still […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 7

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What a weekend of Ligue 2 action we have ahead of us: top-of-the-table Metz take on local rivals and third-place Nancy on Friday night, Dijon take on Le Havre, and Nimes and Niort do battle in an early six-point relegation battle. FC Metz v AS Nancy-Lorraine: Friday 19:00 – @jeremysmith98 A spicy affair at the best of times, this weekend’s Lorraine derby […]

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Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

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In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four

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Going into the fourth week of Ligue 2 action and we have a three-way tie at the top. AS Nancy, FC Metz and US Creteil all have seven points, but something has to break as the latter two do battle at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle on Friday night. That gives Nancy a chance to gain an early advantage when they […]

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Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

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Coach: Safet Susic Stadium: Parc des Sports D’Annecy Last Season: 18th in Ligue 1 DEFENCE It’s unclear if Dane Jesper Hansen will stay at the club. He probably won’t but it doesn’t matter because Benjamin Leroy will be a more than satisfactory no1 keeper at this level. The backline contains some quality but really lacks depth. The starting back four […]

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