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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Adam Ounas: Star Taking the Bore out of Bordeaux

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In an otherwise putrid and boring season for Girondins de Bordeaux fans, Algerian youngster Adam Ounas has proven to be a glimmer of hope, a bright little fix to save les Girondins fans from falling asleep at the new Stade Matmut Atlantique. Early in December, playing against EA Guingamp, Bordeaux were limping towards another turgid performance in Ligue 1. As the referee signalled […]

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