Archive for category: OGC Nice

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

While most of the footballing world turns its eyes toward Brazil, Östersund, in the north of Sweden, is taking a breath after a frenzied week spent hosting a very different event: the first ever ConIFA World Football Cup. ConIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is not yet a year […]

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

Any attention being paid to the Colombian camp at the moment is quite rightly focused on the heartbreak of iconic striker Radamel Falcao, who lost his long fight to recover from ACL surgery and was recently cut from the squad. Even without El Tigre, though, anyone who writes Colombia off […]

OGC Nice: 2013/14 Season Review

OGC Nice: 2013/14 Season Review

Among Nice fans, the primary sentiment when the season came to a close was relief – relief that, finally, it was over. This season in which Nice finished 17th and secured its joint lowest points total since returning to Ligue 1 in 2002; this season in which Nice lost seven […]

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

The fact that Kévin Gomis started 11 matches for Nice this season (nine of them in Ligue 1) speaks perhaps more to the fragility of the club’s first-choice central defenders than it does Claude Puel’s faith in Gomis. In fact, Gomis sat fourth in the club’s centre-back pecking order, behind […]

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

The round of 32 draw has given us the second Derby de la Cote d’Azur of the season between Marseille and Nice.  Having both knocked out Ligue 1 opposition in the previous round, the south coast clubs will be eager to claim the win – and with both sitting outside […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Unless things improve drastically in the last two league matches of the year, the chances are that there will not be much Christmas cheer at the Allianz Riviera Noël party. Despite the optimism at the start of the season, with a shiny new stadium about to open, last year’s surprise […]