Archive for category: Girondins de Bordeaux

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Coupe de France: Balagne Ile Rousse v Bordeaux

Like the rustic Trinighellu train that snakes its way around the breath-taking coastline of the beautiful island of Corsica, local side Football Ile-Rousse Monticello (or Balagne Ile Rousse) are making steady inroads on what could potentially be a famous deep Coupe de France run. Next up for the plucky islanders […]

Five Girondins : Henri Saivet

Five Girondins : Henri Saivet

Handmade jumpers, crafty television infomercial appliances, or a weathered album of postage stamps; Christmas tends to bring bizarre gifts in tow. Ones that you often forget, rediscover, and then learn to value. Henri Saivet is kind of like those enigmatic gifts. Saivet became the youngest Bordeaux player to ever sign […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Perhaps the only comforting thought for Francis Gillot regarding Thursday night’s match is that he doesn’t have to face Frankfurt again for a few weeks. Next up are the Israeli champions and league leaders Maccabi Tel-Avi. With the hosts languishing just outside the relegation places in Ligue 1, it should […]

Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt 3 – 0 Bordeaux  When the teams were announced, there was a slight suspicion that Francis Gillot was more worried about addressing les Girondins’ league position and preparing for the trip to Lorient this weekend. Having scored only three goals in five games, none of the scorers were […]

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]