Archive for category: Ligue 1

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

While onlookers wish for magic, maybe the most important factor in cup competition, after raw ability, is motivation. The situations of the two teams facing off on Wednesday could not be more different. Monaco hit the top three almost immediately on arrival back in Ligue 1, and have been solidly second […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade […]

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Let’s start this week the way the weekend ended – with Lyon’s impressive 1-0 win at home to PSG, which keeps alive les Gônes’ faint hopes of Champions League qualification and nicely sets up next weekend’s Coupe de la Ligue final between the same two teams. Apparently PSG are now a […]

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

With five games to go (mostly) in the Premier League, 13th to 20th are separated by 9 points and while there is a five point span between safety / not-safety, there are five games in hand and managerial moves to consider, so things are, if not still up in the […]

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

We’ll start this weekend’s review in the same place the weekend’s football started – at the Vélodrome. Marseille put the penultimate nail in Ajaccio’s coffin with a 3-1 win, secured with an André Ayew hat-trick. But the real story was not on the pitch but in the stands. In protest […]

Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

They’ve finally done it! After two decades of hurt, during which they managed just one win in 27 attempts; after 18 straight derbies in which they failed to score more than one goal, Saint-Etienne finally did it when it mattered, registering a 2-1 win at (an albeit injury-ravaged) Lyon! A […]

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

With only four Ligue 1 teams left and two CFA sides still hanging around in the last eight, Ligue 2′s Lens must practically feel like Coupe de France favorites at this point. They’ve already dispatched two top division teams in their march to the quarterfinals (Bastia and Lyon, both in […]