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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PREVIEW: Nantes v Bordeaux – Week 18

PREVIEW: Nantes v Bordeaux – Week 18

Saturday afternoon’s fixture between FC Nantes and Girondins de Bordeaux at the Stade de Beaujoire sees two of Ligue 1’s most decorated sides try to stake a claim for European football next season. Both clubs have played a huge part in the growth of French football, but are now entering a new era with different aims and directions this season. Under new boss Willy Sagnol, Bordeaux are enjoying an excellent season. The fabulous start had…

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Willy Sagnol Comments Revive Football and Race Debate

Willy Sagnol Comments Revive Football and Race Debate

Willy Sagnol the player never hesitated to tell the world what he was thinking. Willy Sagnol the manager has been similarly content to speak his mind, particularly on the subject of referees. So when Bordeaux’s main newspaper, Sud-Ouest, organised a group interview between the Bordeaux manager and some fans among their readership, we were entitled to expect plenty of material to chew over. What we didn’t expect was to be thrown into another row about racism and…

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Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Hello, Goodbye. Friday night sees Lyon host Monaco in a game about the return and departure of key players.  Both teams have had shaky starts to the season with les Gones winless since their opening week victory over Rennes.  As has been well documented, injuries have played a part in this poor run of form for Lyon as the make up of their casualty list would make a very strong first XI.  Good news could…

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