Fabulous Feret Finishes Off Rennes #FFWTOTW

Fabulous Feret Finishes Off Rennes #FFWTOTW

This weekend was more about movement at the bottom of the table than at the top, and at the end of all of that, we have a new lanterne rouge. Metz are now the team propping up the rest of Ligue 1 after going down 2-0 at the Gerland to league leaders Lyon, who are now four points clear at the top. There was another goal for Lacazette, putting away a penalty to make it…

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Preview: Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain

Preview: Saint-Etienne v Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain reached the semi-final of the Coupe de la Ligue after beating Saint-Etienne 1-0 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. On Sunday evening, Les Verts have the perfect opportunity to extract revenge from their Parisian rivals, leap-frogging them up into third in the progress. It is going to be difficult for the home side, a host of injuries and players away on international duty has seriously reduced Christophe Galtier’s options for Sunday’s game. Five players from…

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Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Preview: Rennes v SM Caen + Reims v RC Lens

Although Rennes sit 10 places and 12 points above Caen in the Ligue 1 table, you would have to say that the bottom placed club are actually the form team going into Sunday afternoon’s game. The Breton side has only won once in the last six league games and hasn’t won any of their last three games at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. Caen has picked up four points in their last three…

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Are Rennes Set to Show Philipp Hosiner the Exit Door?

Are Rennes Set to Show Philipp Hosiner the Exit Door?

With so many players arriving in Rennes over the last couple of transfer windows, there were always likely to be players feeling left out. It is therefore little surprise to see one of those new arrivals taking to social media to announce their unhappiness. Austrian Philipp Hosiner arrived in Brittany with a glowing reputation. 41 goals in 61 games for Austria Vienna showed he was clearly no slouch in front of goal. A €1.9million transfer…

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Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

If Olympique Lyonnais go on to lift the Ligue 1 title this season, Jean-Michel Aulas should definitely send FC Metz a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers for the part the Lorraine club played. Albert Cartier’s side put Les Gones to the sword in Week 4, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. Since that day, Lyon has only lost once in the league, as if throwing away that victory, gave…

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RC Lens Enter a Difficult Winter of Discontent

RC Lens Enter a Difficult Winter of Discontent

by Kevin Nolan It should have been a summer of joy. After three years away from playing with the big boys you have managed to return, only for it to turn sour in the blink of an eye. Joy turns to despair as the club you love teeters on the brink of oblivion. May 14th 2014, the final day of the Ligue 2 season, and Lens have just beaten CA Bastia 2-0. Celebrations erupt as…

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Arsenal Drop Interest in Loïc Perrin With Paulista Move

Arsenal Drop Interest in Loïc Perrin With Paulista Move

It has been reported this weekend that Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal. That move all but confirms that Arsene Wenger has moved away from former target, and Saint-Etienne captain, Loïc Perrin. The Spanish side confirmed on twitter that they had agreed a deal in principal with Arsenal, with only work permit issues causing the final hurdle. Principio de acuerdo de traspaso con el @Arsenal por Gabriel,…

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Lavezzi To Spend Season at PSG Despite Italian Interest

Lavezzi To Spend Season at PSG Despite Italian Interest

There are only nine days left in the current transfer window and stories linking Paris Saint-Germain winger Ezequiel Lavezzi will not go away. The Italian press today link the Argentine with a move to both Inter Milan and Juventus, but the closer the deadline becomes, the less likely any deal will be done. On Thursday, it was reported by Le Parisien that Laurent Blanc had told the powers that be that he would be happy…

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