Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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Bordeaux v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 25

Bordeaux v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 25

Sunday’s early game at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard has an intriguing sub-plot as both sides, despite trying to win places in Europe, have been on the slide in recent weeks. Willy Sagnol’s Bordeaux stopped the bleeding last week as they managed to sneak a 1-0 victory away at Evian. It was their first win in their last six games and keeps them in the mix in the top six. Going 2-0 up against Lens last Friday,…

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Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex

Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless he can find it, their hopes of playing in Europe next season are going to…

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Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Six positions and five points separate Willy Sagnol’s side from their Breton challengers, but it is the away side that are the form team going in to Sunday’s game between Bordeaux v Guingamp. Les Girondins have failed to win any of their last five games, their last victory came against Lorient at the Stade Chaban Delmas back on the 6th of December. Guingamp are definitely on the rise, the form of both Claudio Beauvue and…

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Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

Bordeaux Striker Set For Loan Move to SM Caen

SM Caen should be close to adding another forward to their attack in the next few days, as Girondins de Bordeaux’s stirker Argentine Emiliano Sala looks set to join Patrice Garande’s side.  The 24-year-old had been linked with a move to SC Bastia, but L’Équipe have reported tonight that he is close to signing a loan deal with their Ligue 1 rivals. Sala had an impressive loan spell last season in Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais,…

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Girondins de Bordeaux v OGC Nice: Preview – Week 21

Girondins de Bordeaux v OGC Nice: Preview – Week 21

Les Girondins return to the Stade Chaban Delmas on Friday night trying to stem the tide of what has become a difficult time for Willy Sagnol’s men. In the last six games, Bordeaux have only won twice, both coming at their home ground. Nice, who currently sit 12th in the league, are only five points above the dreaded drop-zone, but they will not be an easy opponent. The 3-2 away win over Caen and last…

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Coupe de France Preview: Girondins de Bordeaux v Toulouse FC

As the winter break comes to an end French football returns with the Coupe de France. The Ligue 1 teams are now in the competition and given how Guingamp surprised everyone last season, both Bordeaux and Toulouse will be feeling confident of a cup run this season. The home side enjoyed an excellent start to the Ligue 1 campaign, with many hailing new manager Willy Sagnol as a genius but recently the rookie manager has…

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PREVIEW: Bordeaux v Lyon – Ligue 1 Week 19

PREVIEW: Bordeaux v Lyon – Ligue 1 Week 19

Only a few years have passed since this fixture was between two sides fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. After some ups and downs on both sides, both Bordeaux and Lyon are enjoying new eras under new management. After suffering their worst ever start to a Ligue 1 season, Lyon’s recent form and the goals of Alexandre Lacazette mean that Lyon are genuine title contenders once again. Bordeaux’s campaign has…

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