Archive for category: FC Lorient

Seven Hake-a-swimming: Vincent Aboubakar

Seven Hake-a-swimming: Vincent Aboubakar

As a Chelsea fan first and foremost there’s always been something about big strikers that love bulldozing through defences that has attracted me. The famous one for me needs no introduction, but another man caught my eye a couple of years ago when he moved to France, perhaps not because […]

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

The odds were not stacked in Lille’s favour on Saturday night. August is never a good month for Les Dogues and Lorient’s opening day record is one of the best in the league. Since their return to the top flight in 2006 they have yet to start a season at […]

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

In any league table there are teams that avoid the relegation scrap, but also never get anywhere near the fight for European football. They are also the ones that can pull out a shock, just like Montpellier winning the league two years ago. Who in this group is going to […]

2012/13 Ligue 1 Season Reviews

2012/13 Ligue 1 Season Reviews

FC Lorient – 2012/13 Season Review

FC Lorient – 2012/13 Season Review

FC Lorient had a very disappointing run out last season (2011/12) and finished in 17th spot, 1 point ahead of relegation so people feared the worst. However at the beginning of the 2012/13 season Lorient and in particular Loic Fery ‘splashed the cash’ and spent €12.5million making them the third top spenders […]

Tears, Cheers, the End of Careers…?

Tears, Cheers, the End of Careers…?

After David Beckham’s touching farewell to football at the Parc des Princes in game 37, and with certain games on the final day not meaning much at all, there was the opportunity to say farewell to some other players either coming to the end of their top-flight careers, or otherwise […]

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 37

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 […]