FFF decide Lyon is the place for Euro 2020

We all know that the European Championships will be coming to France in three years as Euro 2016 is hosted in nine different French cities in 10 different stadia. 2016 is set to be an absolute fantastic summer of football and a tournament to never forget, as for the first time 24 teams compete for the Henri Delaunay Trophy. However […]

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Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe


Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from the EPL and Ligue 1. Now this is a very […]

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The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

Yohan Mollo

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 million to be spent by the other 18 teams. Marseille […]

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Preview: The Chase for European Football

If the title is a forgone conclusion then the chase for European football couldn’t be any more different. The final Europa League places weren’t decided until the last 20 minutes of the season and it looks like we could be in for a similar rollercoaster ride this season. These six clubs are the most likely to fight to the deaf, […]

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Lyon leap past Swiss side Grasshoppers into the playoffs

Grenier v Gresshoppers

Lyon’s financial situation is getting a lot of press at the moment as they were forced into selling hot prospect Anthony Martial to Monaco and sending last season’s top-scorer Bafetimbi Gomis to Coventry as they play high-stakes poker with Alan Pardew, but if they fail to qualify for the Champions League group stage, things are going to get even worse. […]

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GOLAZO: Clement Grenier scores a wondergoal against Real Madrid


If you haven’t seen this goal yet, prepare to be amazed. Against Real Madrid in last night’s friendly the Lyon midfielder enhanced his reputation even further with a lovely “no look” goal. Sheer skill, craft and just plain cheek from the outstanding youngster. Grenier was a member of this year’s Le50 and we are expecting him to have a huge […]

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Olympique Lyonnais – 2012/13 Season Review

With the spotlight on Paris Saint Germain for the 2012/2103 season and their likelihood of winning Ligue 1, the race for the final two Champions League spots was one of the most exciting in recent years. The usual candidates Lyon, Lille and Marseille were soon fighting unlikely challengers including Saint Etienne and OGC Nice. Having been able to hold onto […]

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