Le50 2016: Rémi Walter – OGC Nice

WALTER

At just twenty years old, Rémi Walter is already a fairly experienced footballer at first-team level. Having made his debut in 2013 with Nancy after he progressed through the club’s youth ranks, the local boy went on to make over 75 first-team appearances in a short period of over just three years at the club. So when Claude Puel’s Nice […]

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Ligue 1: The Battle for Europe

EUROPE

PSG secured their fourth consecutive title last month, so as they motor gently onwards, unencumbered by any distractions, focus turns to the battle for who will join them in Europe next season. This is slightly complicated by the fact that PSG could also win the Coupe de France, so at this point it’s not clear if sixth in the league […]

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OGC Nice v Stade de Reims: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 35

Nice Reims

The Ligue 1 season is getting down to the final weeks, four games left and if you have visions of playing in Europe next season, now, in this congested table, is the time to make your move. It may have seemed like a dream scenario for OGC Nice at the start of the campaign, but Les Aiglons are serious contenders […]

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Le50 2016: Yoan Cardinale: OGC Nice

CARDINALE

With the return of Hatem Ben Arfa and the incredible counter-attacking football on display at Nice, the goings-on further back have gone slightly under the radar. At the start of the season most expected Simon Pouplin to be the first choice but he lasted just over 30 minutes in the opening game of the season. Talented youngster Mouez Hassen, who […]

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Le50 2016: Vincent Koziello – OGC Nice

KOZIELLO

“I am no angel!” The words of OGC Nice midfielder Vincent Koziello at the start of 2016. It’s hard to believe when you look at the short, blonde haired, blue-eyed 20-year-old. “When I go into battle, I do not retreat.” This has been an amazing season for the home-grown youngster. He has burst into the first-team under Claude Puel, making […]

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Nice v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33

HBA v Dembele

Sunday afternoon sees a very promising match as Nice in sixth on 50 points welcome Rennes in fourth on 51. Both teams are high-scoring, but not particularly defensively solid, so the prospects are good for there to be goals in this. When they met in the first half of the season, Nice were on a highly enjoyable run of form that had […]

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Montpellier HSC v OGC Nice : Week 30 Ligue 1 Preview

OGCN v MHSC cropped

Eight points and eleven places separate these two teams, but recent form has Montpellier in better shape as the Nice goal-wave abates, and this is quite a tricky one to call. Their seasons could not have started more differently: while Montpellier spent the first ten games accumulating just five points and six goals, and getting mired in the relegation zone, Nice were fifth with 17 […]

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Ligue 1: Week 26 – Previews and Predictions

Nice OM

This weekend in Ligue 1 showcases a crucial set of matches to determine who finishes in the European places this season. Monaco travel to Saint-Etienne with a chance to create a nine-point gap between them and their opponents. Marseille can close in on third-placed Nice with a victory at the Allianz Riviera, plus Angers and Rennes will look to keep their […]

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