XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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Le50 2016: Didier Ndong – FC Lorient

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Since arriving at Lorient in January 2015, Didier Ndong has proven to be one of Sylvain Ripoll’s most selected and most dependable players. The Gabon international has barely missed a game in that spell and his standout performances mean bigger suitors have swiftly taken note. His flamboyant hairstyle may suggest someone more focused on the looks and outlandishness of the […]

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FC Lorient v PSG: Coupe de France Preview

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The next step in PSG’s attempt to repeat last season’s domestic quadruple [if we really must count the Trophee des Champions – Ed] is a Coupe de France semi-final against Lorient. FCL are 11th in the table on 43 points, so can be fully focussed on this match, whereas despite its importance for the holders, they will also be looking forwards to […]

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SC Bastia v FC Lorient : Ligue 1 – Week 29 Preview

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A match between the teams in eleventh and tenth might not seem to have much riding on it, but such is the weirdness of the Ligue 1 table this season that both are only four points off a theoretical European spot. Bastia’s home form continues to impress, third in the domicile table behind only PSG and Lyon. They have won […]

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FC Lorient v Gazelec Ajaccio: Coupe de France Preview

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in the opening pair of quarter-finals, there is an all-Ligue 1 clash between FC Lorient and Gazelec Ajaccio, hoping to outdo their league colleagues Saint-Etienne and PSG later on. Lorient needed extra time in both of their first two cup matches, at home to Ligue 2 Tours and away at National’s Boulogne, both times having Benjamin Jeannot to thank for their progression […]

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Preview: Sarre-Union vs Lorient – Coupe de France

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With big names such as Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg already out, lowly Sarre-Union are left to represent the Alsace-Lorraine region in the Round of 16 of the Coupe de France, as they host Ligue 1’s Lorient. One of three fourth-tier CFA teams remaining in the competition, Sarre-Union reached this stage with an impressive win over Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais […]

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Ludovic Giuly: The “Magic Elf” continues to cast his spell

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Nick Roberts looks at the career of Ludovic Giuly – one which has gone full circle – never forget where you come from. In 2013, Ludovic Giuly finally returned to the club that he had left 19 years before – it may not echo the historic arches of the two virages behind the goals at the Gerland nor the colossal […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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