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: Adam Ounas – Girondins de Bordeaux

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“An interesting player with explosive qualities” is how ex-Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol referred to Adam Ounas on his exciting start to his professional footballing career at the tail end of 2015. The young Franco-Algerian was not exactly touted for a breakthrough, though somehow managed to weave his way into his Bordeaux squad heading into the 2015-16 campaign. It was at […]

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Le50 2016: Paul Bernardoni – Girondins de Bordeaux/ES Troyes AC

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A fire-sale is usually a bad sign. Troyes had come up to Ligue 1 with high hopes as Ligue 2 champions, but received a rude awakening back at the top table. Having played only one game for them in 2014/15, Paul Bernardoni was just 18 when he was handed his first taste of Ligue 1 – a clean sheet in […]

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Le50 2016: Enzo Crivelli – Girondins de Bordeaux

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In a world of polyvalence, wingers who can play either side, false nines, and all that other flummery, a single-position centre-forward who is built like a brick might seem a blast from the past. Enzo Crivelli is concentrating on blasting into the future. After coming through the AS Cannes youth system, Crivelli joined Bordeaux in 2012, and his first season […]

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Monaco v Bordeaux: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 32

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Leonardo Jardim must hate the international calendar, one thing he would not have wanted was a disruption after his team valiantly defeated Paris Saint-Germain 10 days ago at the Parc des Princes. On Friday night, they take on a Girondins de Bordeaux side that would have been desperate of any type of break, just something to slow down their slump. […]

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Freed Willy: What Went Wrong for Sagnol at Bordeaux

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At half-time of Willy Sagnol’s second match in charge of Bordeaux, at home to Monaco, his team were trailing 1-0 and fortunate to be only a goal down after a poor display. A technical switch after the break transformed the match and Bordeaux ran out 4-1 winners. Sagnol was lauded for his tactical nous and flexibility, but amidst the euphoria […]

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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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Ligue 1 Week 25 – Previews + Predictions

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A quick turn-around in Ligue 1 this week following the mid-week matches which ended late on Thursday evening. This weekend includes an intriguing top-of-the-table Riviera derby between Monaco and Nice. But we’ve picked three other matches for your previewing delectation.   SCO Angers vs Olympique Lyonnais Saturday 6 February 16:00 by @jeremysmith98 Two teams in slightly shaky form meet this weekend, hoping […]

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