Archive for category: LOSC Lille

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

The magic’s back. Eight teams, including two from the fourth tier of French football, will be fighting it out for a place in the semi-final, hoping for an iconic piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season. No replays. No names on shirts. No messing. Tuesday 25 March 19.45 GMT […]

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: Lille OSC v SM Caen

Coupe de France: Lille OSC v SM Caen

It seems a long, long time ago that Lille were last at this stage of the cup and hoping to lift their first trophy since 1956. That was back in 2011, and Les Dogues would go on to lift the famous Coupe de France and weeks later they completed a […]

Coupe de France: AC Amiens v Lille OSC

AC Amiens coach Azouz Hamdane will be sick of the sight of Lille come Sunday afternoon. At the end of November they travelled north to take on local side Villeneuve d’Ascq Metropole in the last round of the cup, the game went to extra-time and then was suspended due to […]

Twelve Mastiffs Barking: Simon Kjaer

Twelve Mastiffs Barking: Simon Kjaer

There are some players to whom one just forms a certain attachment; even when you have the most tenuous of links to said player. For me, one of those is players is Danish central defender Simon Kjaer. This harks back to the halcyon days of 2008 when Kjaer was a […]

LOSC’s Highly Underrated Warrior: Marko Baša

LOSC’s Highly Underrated Warrior: Marko Baša

With 12 clean sheets in 14 games the Lille back line has received a lot of praise this season. Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has earned multiple plaudits from fans and press, Danish newcomer Simon Kjaer has made various “team of the week” selections in his short time in France, but yesterday […]

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 […]