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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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas

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Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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Preview: Coupe de la Ligue – Last 16

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We have reached the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue – eight fixtures, with smaller clubs looking to find a way into Europe outside of the unpredictability of the season in Ligue 1. Four Ligue 2 sides are left in the competition, but they all face Ligue 1 opposition. The games are spread over two days, with coverage […]

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Ligue 1 : Week 18 – Previews + Predictions

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Fourteen more sleeps and two more Ligue 1 rounds until Christmas! After a fascinating (we need to check that – ed.) midweek round of European games, Ligue 1 is back, but still features no away fans. They’ll be back for the midweek Coupe de la Ligue round. The team has picked out three fixtures worth your attention, as well as […]

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Ligue 1: Week 15 – Preview + Predictions

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Ligue 1 moves into the 15th week of action and the table is as unpredictable is ever. Lyon sit second, 13 points behind Paris Saint-Germain, but only 11 points ahead of Bastia in 18th. As Gazelec Ajaccio have shown, if you can put together a run of results, you can rapidly climb up the table. That will give hope to […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 7

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The first mid-week set of fixtures this season sees Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table take on in-form Guingamp. Angers and Reims do battle in the top six, Rennes take their quick start to Corsica and both Lille and Nantes get an extra few days off because of the Eurobasket at Stade Pierre Mauroy.   SCO Angers v […]

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Bielsa Shocks Ligue 1 as Lecomte is Lorient’s Hero

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No matter how many goals were scored and regardless of the results in the opening weekend of fixtures in Ligue 1, Marcelo Bielsa made sure there was only one story dominating the press in Journée 1. Straight after the 1-0 defeat to Caen at the Stade Velodrome, the Argentine coach, to the shock of everyone, announced his decision to quit as OM […]

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