Tears, Cheers, the End of Careers…?

Giuly Farewell

After David Beckham’s touching farewell to football at the Parc des Princes in game 37, and with certain games on the final day not meaning much at all, there was the opportunity to say farewell to some other players either coming to the end of their top-flight careers, or otherwise moving on. There were tears, hugs, sentimental substitutions, unexpected goals […]

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Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 37

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 37 Sunday 19th May NICE v LYON Saturday 18th May ST-ETIENNE v MARSEILLE PSG v BREST SOCHAUX v TOULOUSE RENNES v AJACCIO MONTPELLIER v LILLE REIMS v LORIENT TROYES v BORDEAUX EVIAN v […]

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UNFP French Football Award Nominations Announced

HazardUNFP

The nominations for the 2013 UNFP awards have been announced today. Awards will be handed to the best player, young player, goalkeeper and manager in Ligue 1 and also the best player and manager of Ligue 2. Here are the nominees: PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG: AS Saint-Etienne, Gabones, 23-years-old, Forward ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC: Paris Saint-Germain FC, Swedish, 31-years-old, Forward BLAISE MATUIDI: Paris Saint-Germain FC, French, 26-years-old, Midfielder THIAGO SILVA: Paris Saint-Germain FC, Brazilian, 28-years-old, Defender FFW Prediction: Blaise Matuidi […]

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Montpellier take their place on the Managerial Merry-Go-Round

There are still five games to go in the Ligue 1 campaign, but a fair amount has been sorted out already: PSG are nine points clear at the top of the table; five teams are in the race for the four remaining European places*; Troyes and Brest look gone, leaving four teams battling to avoid the final relegation spot. Transfer […]

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Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 32

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 32 Sunday 14 April LYON v TOULOUSE NICE v SOCHAUX LILLE v MARSEILLE Saturday 13 April EVIAN v RENNES BORDEAUX v MONTPELLIER LORIENT v BASTIA BREST v REIMS AJACCIO v NANCY TROYES v […]

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Brighter Times for the Raining Champions

The rain was already falling at 7am, and continued throughout the day, incessant, dull. Strangely familiar. The song says that “mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”, and as those unused to heat and sun can get carried away, basting themselves to scarlet levels when the opportunity presents itself, so those unused to drizzle can, it seems, […]

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Coupe de la Ligue: Rennes v Montpellier

Road to the Semi-Final: Back in September, the third round-success against Nancy (3-2) was the trigger to a spectacular return to form for Stade Rennais after their difficult start of the season. It also was the epiphany for Romain Alessandrini, whose flying backheel flick remains one of the goals of this season so far. Two goals by Erding completed the […]

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