Patrice Garande Caen Continue the Normand Conquest


Stade Malherbe Caen, just that quiet, little club from Normandy right? Whilst that may be, it is time credit was given to this hard-working team led by coach Patrice Garande. Whilst Friday evening’s surprise home defeat to Nantes will have dampened spirits, it will only be momentary as by and large it has been a very successful start to the […]

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The Renaissance of Rafael: Lyon’s Swashbuckling Full-Back


It’s the 12th of September 2015.  Lyon are playing Lille at the Gerland and struggling to break down the well-organised visitors. As the minutes tick away the home fans are becoming increasingly restless. Can the deadlock be broken? Can someone nick the points for Les Gones? Come the 65th minute Hubert Fournier decides to make a change. The fourth official […]

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EUROUNDUP: Nothing to See Here – Monaco top Group J, ASSE are OK

AS Monaco SES

Round three of the Europa League and it was another evening of two halves for the French teams. Shift 1 both managed narrow wins, to maintain a decent place in the standings; shift 2 had evenings best described as ‘mixed’, or possibly ‘confusing’. Monaco 1 – 0 Qarabag After dropping out of the Champions League, and two 1-1 draws in […]

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Ligue 1: Preview + Predictions – Week 11


Are Saint-Etienne the closest we’ve got to a genuine title contender this season? Will Angers continue their amazing run? Who will suck more out of Lille and Marseille? All these questions may not be answered this weekend, but it will be a fantastic watch. Outside of first place, this has been a fascinating start to the Ligue 1 campaign. There […]

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Ada Hegerberg Melting Faces for Lyon as PSG “Struggle” Domestically

OL running

Well, the men are running around and that’s all very exciting, but there’s another football going on right now which is just as interesting. Allez les femmes… Division 1 Seven games in, and first place in the table is no surprise, as Lyon are top with seven wins, scored 44, conceded 0, and with a minimum winning margin of four […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week 10

Monaco Rennes

We’re back! Another international break is over, now clubs can get back to picking up some momentum in the league race. Friday’s clash in Monaco is huge for both sides as they will be hoping to push up the table in the next weeks. PSG look to exorcise the ghosts of last season and exact revenge on Bastia, and clubs […]

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PSG Roll on, Fears for Montpellier and Questionable Sustainability for Nice, Angers and Caen


OK, OK, we’re only nine games in, but an international break is one of those times when you pause to take stock, so we’re having an ‘as it stands’ moment and seeing if there are any patterns that help make predictions for how the rest of the season will pan out. All of the stats below are included in the ‘go compare’ […]

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