FC Sochaux v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

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Granville may be the fairytale story of this season’s Coupe de France, but FC Sochaux are quietly flying under the radar and are just one game away from the semi-finals. Les Lionceaux, one of the French league’s founding members, take on Nantes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal at a time of uncertainty. They currently sit 18th in Ligue 2, two points […]

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FC Nantes v AS Monaco: Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions

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It’s a battle between two of Ligue 1’s most in-form teams as Nantes host Monaco on Sunday afternoon. Both these sides have quietly put together impressive runs of form that have led to Michel Der Zakarian’s side to sixth (two points behind third with a game in hand) and the principality side claiming second place as their own. Les Canaris […]

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Preview: Girondins de Bordeaux vs FC Nantes – Coupe de France

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We have a Derby de l’Atlantique on our hands on Wednesday evening as the last sixteen sees Bordeaux hosting Nantes. Bordeaux especially will be looking at this fixture as a welcome distraction from recent results. After an impressive, if rarely scintillating, unbeaten run came to a shuddering end with a 5-1 Coupe de la Ligue semi-final mauling at the hands of […]

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Stoke City Linked with Rescuing French International

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If The Stoke Sentinel is to be believed, FC Porto’s Gianelli Imbula could be on his way to the Premier League this month – the local paper is reporting that the former Olympique de Marseille man could leave Portugal for the Britannia Stadium. Porto payed Marseille €20 million in the summer and even though he has only played nine league […]

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Lille Name Their Price for Tottenham Hotspur Target

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Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has been monitored by Tottenham Hotspur for over a year now, even before he joined the Northern club from SCO Angers last January. Now, the 2011 Ligue 1 champions have told any interested party, via L’Equipe, that they will have to pay between €25-30 million to sign their top scorer. After the mess that was Divock […]

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Ligue 1: Week 16 – Preview + Predictions

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Paris Saint-Germain remain top, already crowned Autumn champions – like that is an actual thing! Below the Parisians is where all the action is. Angers were second briefly, until SM Caen beat struggling Bordeaux on Sunday. Nice continued their Jeykll & Hyde impression: reduced to 10-men, they lost to a Toulouse side looking to find a new, younger identity. Walking […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 8

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No time to take a breathe this week as Ligue 1 gets into it’s eighth week the day after Week 7 has finished. Rennes, Marseille and Saint-Etienne will hope to continue their strong home form. Bordeaux try to recover from shipping six as they welcome Lyon to the Matmut Atlantique and Nantes will hope their extra week’s rest will help […]

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FC Nantes: Under Construction

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The window of FC Nantes’ city-centre shop, situated on the edge of the old town, sees six figures in various FCN shirts looking menacingly out at shoppers. The figures in question are Vincent Bessat, Jordan Veretout, Issa Cissokho, Alejandro Bedoya, Lucas Deaux and Papy Djilobodji. Of that collection of players only Bedoya and Deaux remain at the club. Bessat opened his Ligue […]

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