Preview : Krasnodar v Nice – Europa League

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Nice are riding high in Ligue 1 at the moment, but had a difficult evening of it when Schalke visited the Allianz Riviera, the visitors getting twenty shots off in their 1-0 win. Now les Aiglons face an archetypal tricky away trip, 3,000 km away in Krasnodar, in search of points. Founded only in 2008, FCK are currently sixth in the Premier League […]

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Ligue 1 Betting : Week 6 – Nice v Monaco, Metz v Bordeaux, Angers v Caen

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 5. It wasn’t pretty – especially for Andrew and Jeremy, whose “both teams to score” picks both ended 0-0 and […]

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Ligue 1 Betting : Week 5 – Marseille v Lyon, Monaco v Rennes, Toulouse v Guingamp

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Every weekend the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 4. It was success all round for the team as Lille v Monaco, Angers v Dijon, Lyon v Bordeaux […]

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Preview : Nice v Schalke – Europa League

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Nice are having a fine start to the Ligue 1 season, unbeaten after four games, and come into this match off the back of a highly enjoyable 3-2 win over Marseille on Sunday. It felt a little ‘all change’ at the club over the summer as last season’s top-scorers Valere Germain and Hatem Ben Arfa departed, as well as midfield fulcrum Nampalys Mendy […]

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Scouting: Leicester City Bid for Claudio Ranieri’s “Makélélé”

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On Monday night, RMC journalist, Mohammed Bouafsi reported that Leicester City had made a €10 million bid for OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. It comes on the back of suggestions that N’Golo Kante is on his way out of the club this summer, with the 23-year-old heralded as his replacement. Leicester a transmis ces dernières heures une offre (~10M€) pour […]

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XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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Season Review – Winning is a State of Mind

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PSG may have taken the title and the Coupe de la Ligue, and will play Marseille for the Coupe de France next weekend, but there are other winners in this Ligue 1 season, maybe not as showy or shiny, but worthy of recognition. Nice came fourth on 63 points, which if PSG win the cup will mean automatic group stage qualification for […]

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Ligue 1 PREVIEW: Nice v Saint-Etienne – Week 37

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In a crucial tie to determine the Europa League places, fourth-place Saint-Etienne travel to fifth-place Nice, with only a point between them. With ASSE then facing Lille (sixth, only one point further back) in the final game, holding onto their current ranking could be a difficult proposition; LOSC play Guingamp this round, and in a neat coincidence EAG host Nice in the final […]

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