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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Preview: Bordeaux v Lorient – Coupe de la Ligue

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The Coupe de la Ligue has reached the quarter-finals stage, and outside of Paris Saint-Germain, this is perhaps the best chance the other seven clubs will have of securing a place in next season’s Europa League. Girondins de Bordeaux v FC Lorient: 20:00 Both clubs come off the back of mixed fortunes this weekend. Bordeaux have had to wave goodbye […]

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Lamine Kone Move to Sunderland is Officially Off

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FC Lorient vice-president Alex Hayes has today told French newspaper Le Telegramme that Lamine Kone’s proposed move to Sunderland has been cancelled. “It’s quite outrageous!” Exclaimed Hayes, speaking after the team’s training session on Thursday. “We gave Sunderland our consent last Tuesday, Lamine left the next day to have contract talks, but the player warned us there were problems in […]

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Leicester City Targeting a Lion to Help the Foxes Add Goals

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Hoping to build on their unexpected success this season, Leicester City are looking to strengthen their forward line this month. One of Claudio Ranieri’s reported targets is FC Porto forward, Vincent Aboubakar. The 23-year-old has played 14 games and scored six goals in the Liga Sagres this season. This is his second campaign with the Portuguese giants after moving from […]

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Guingamp Targeting Return of Newcastle Midfielder

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EA Guingamp, currently 18th in Ligue 1 at the half-way stage, are looking to bring two former players back to the club this January. L’Equipe suggest this morning that the Breton club will try and sign Sylvain Marveaux on loan from Newcastle United – after a loan spell last season – and recall Rachid Alioui from his time at Stade […]

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FC Lorient’s Lamine Kone the Man to Save Big Sam’s Sunderland

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When Laurent Koscielny left FC Lorient for Arsenal in 2010, it began a chain of events that revealed the business plan that the Brittany club would follow right up to the present day. Five years ago, Lamine Kone was signed from US Chateauroux to replace the France international and now, according to reports on the BBC, the 26-year-old is set […]

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