Preview: Ligue 1 – Week Five


Ligue 1 is back after the international break and everyone is hoping that someone can stop the Paris Saint-Germain juggernaut. Stade de Reims, Stade Rennais and Angers try to continue their good starts, while Montpellier and Gazelec are just looking to find the back of the net. by @Gibney_A Olympique Lyonnais v Lille OSC: Saturday 16:00 Saturday afternoon sees Hervé Renard and Lille […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three


Normal service has already resumed, and it’s only the second week. Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Gazelec Ajaccio on Sunday night saw Laurent Blanc’s side take top spot; the other teams are now playing catch-up. by @Gibney_A Montpellier v PSG: Friday 19:30 The Parisians travel south on Friday night for what is usually a tough test at the Stade de […]

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016


The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to […]

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Rennes v Marseile: Preview – Week 28 + Ligue 1 Multiplex


Before the season is out there will be many games in Ligue 1 deemed “must wins” for sides up and down the table, but Saturday afternoon’s meeting between Rennes and Marseille brings up a clash where neither side can really afford to go away without any points. There is a gaping hole somewhere in Philippe Montanier’s sinking ship, and unless […]

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Marseille v Evian: Preview + Ligue 1 Saturday


Marcelo Bielsa’s side return to the Stade Velodrome this weekend and try to forget about their terrible away record. Evian have conceded 25 goals away from home, have only won twice and have no draws to show for their troubles. Evian have a history of turning up and putting in performances when you least expect it – just ask PSG […]

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Rolland Courbis: Would Jose Mourinho Have Done Any Better?


Rolland Courbis has never been one to hide his opinion, while away from the game he has featured prominently in various media outlets. It’s no surprise that he has found a good working relationship with Montpellier owner Louis Nicollin. In an interesting interview with Le Parisien on Friday, the former Bordeaux, Lens and Marseille coach had a laugh at Chelsea’s […]

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Paris Saint-Germain v Girondins de Bordeaux – Preview


The biggest game of the Coupe de France’s tenth round – at least if you’re looking at it from a technical point – is probably Paris Saint-Germain’s clash with Bordeaux at the Parc de Princes. On current form Nantes vs Lyon would probably make a solid claim but on paper at least the tie featuring the current champions is always going […]

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Coupe de France Preview – Montpellier v PSG

When this fixture was drawn out of the hat, it may have put something of a spanner in Laurent Blanc’s selection plans for the new year. PSG have six fixtures in January, including both cups, and five in February, including the Champions League, with the possibility of another in January and two more in February depending how their cup runs […]

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