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

Grenier

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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Les Bleues, Destination Sweden!

Bruno Bini has announced his 23-woman squad for the 2013 European Championships in Sweden, kicking off mid-July.  After several squads featuring 11 OL players, but including two goalkeepers, this time they are sending a dozen! While highly unlikely (three at the back would be a bit of a risk), it would therefore be possible for France to field a national […]

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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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Saint-Etienne seek an upgrade on their ticket to Europe

PEA Brandao

Welcome Chris Luxford-Noyes to French Football Weekly – he looks at what the final day of fixtures means to Saint-Etienne and their future. Follow him on twitter @Bust_of_Chapman As we approach the final day of the Ligue 1 season, PSG have already been crowned champions with Olympique Marseille as runners-up, but from Lyon in third down to OGC Nice in sixth, the […]

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