Archive for category: Montpellier HSC

Montpellier HSC: 2013/14 Season Review

Montpellier HSC: 2013/14 Season Review

Two years ago, Montpellier won the league title. After the tribulations of the last two seasons, that achievement looks even more impressive than it did at the time. With Rene Girard moving on, Jean Fernandez came in promising organisation and solidity, and delivering mostly draws and frustration. With his team […]

Remy Cabella: Dreaming of Brazil and Beyond

Remy Cabella: Dreaming of Brazil and Beyond

Didier Deschamps’ announcement of the provisional World Cup squad has sparked much comment, mostly around the exclusion of Samir Nasri. Further down on the reserves list, however, are another couple of debates – Lacazette not being in the 23, for example, but also the presence of Montpellier’s Remy Cabella. As […]

Coupe de France: Cannes v Montpellier

Coupe de France: Cannes v Montpellier

After all the turmoil of last season, when they came very close to liquidation, CFA side Cannes are on a storming cup run, having seen off Troyes, St Etienne (on penalties) and most recently frequent cup-botherers Plabennec  with a goal from Belkacem Zobiri to set up a second clash with the Ligue […]

Bryan Dabo: Going Rover to Blackburn

Bryan Dabo: Going Rover to Blackburn

While most of the transfer window talk re: Montpellier has been about the arrival of M’Baye Niang on loan, and the potential exit of Remy Cabella, one move that has gone slightly under the radar (in that it is not up on the MHSC site as yet) is Bryan Dabo […]

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

Coupe de France: PSG v Montpellier

The two most recent French champions go head-to-head on Wednesday when current titleholders Paris Saint-Germain welcome 2011-2012 surprise winners Montpellier HSC to the Parc des Princes in the Coupe de France round of 32. However, while the capital club have thrived since La Paillade famously pipped them to the title […]

Coupe de France: Rodez Aveyron Football v Montpellier

Coupe de France: Rodez Aveyron Football v Montpellier

If you were looking for a Ligue 1 side likely to be dumped embarrassingly out of the cup, Montpellier would seem worth a flutter; after an underwhelming start to the season they are 17th on 17 points, with a new / old manager yet to bed in, problems scoring, and […]

Three Pailladins – Benjamin Stambouli

Three Pailladins – Benjamin Stambouli

Away at Valenciennes in game 13, Benjamin Stambouli played his 100th professional game for his club formateur, Montpellier. A native of Marseille, as a child he played for them, then FC Sion and CS Sedan Ardennes, where his father Henri was working, and ES Uzès Pont du Gard before joining […]

Montpellier – Managerial Merry-Go-Round, and Courbis, the Return

Montpellier – Managerial Merry-Go-Round, and Courbis, the Return

Here we go again. Back in April, Montpellier announced that Rene Girard was leaving, and Jean Fernandez would replace him. As noted at the time, Fernandez has some form as a second-half-of-the-season recovery artist, but that can be risky if a club hierarchy would prefer not to be deep in […]