Archive for category: Ligue 1

Stade Rennais: 2013/14 Season Review

Stade Rennais: 2013/14 Season Review

The phrase “consistently inconsistent” can apply to so many teams in Ligue 1, but this season it seemed to perfectly sum up the performances of Stade Rennais. After a summer of cautious optimism following the surprise capture of the highly-regarded Philippe Montanier, more was expected of les Rouges et Noirs […]

Paris Saint-Germain: 2013/14 Season Review

Paris Saint-Germain: 2013/14 Season Review

The 2013-14 Ligue 1 season will go down as one of the best in Paris Saint-Germain’s relatively short history. For the first time in the capital club’s 43-year existence, les Parisiens defended their title and also secured a maiden league and domestic cup double thanks to Laurent Blanc’s men also […]

FC Sochaux: 2013/14 Season Review

FC Sochaux: 2013/14 Season Review

It’s the hope that kills you! A line that we supporters of fair-to-middling clubs have often uttered as our team toys with our emotions, raising our hopes, then somehow managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Well, Sochaux fans have found new depths of meaning in the phrase […]

SC Bastia: 2013/14 Season Review

SC Bastia: 2013/14 Season Review

In their second season back in the top flight, Bastia were looking to maintain their midtable-on-a-budget approach after an impressive 12th-place finish in 2012/13. They certainly managed it – the points adjustment after Nantes fielded an ineligible player in the first game of the season made a difference, certainly, as […]

AC Ajaccio: 2013/14 Season Review

AC Ajaccio: 2013/14 Season Review

Looking back at the 2013-2014 Ligue 1 season, it will be difficult for Ajaccio fans to find too many positives. The plucky Corsicans were always going to have a struggle on their hands to remain in the top flight, just as they did last year. However, the average supporter would […]

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique de Marseille: 2013/14 Season Review

Marseille both started and finished the season relatively well. But in between they had all sorts of problems and a 6th place finish was way below their expected level. Tipped by many to be a dark horse for the title, or at least to finish second, fans had very little […]

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

The 2013-14 season will perhaps be looked back on as one of missed opportunities for Lyon but will be remembered for bringing Remi Garde’s time in charge to an end. It had looked so promising heading into the season. Lyon were set to compete in the Champions League and possessed […]

Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2013/14 Season Review

Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2013/14 Season Review

If it wasn’t for the end of season heroics of Daniel Wass against Sochaux at the Stade Auguste Bonal, Evian’s season would have been a complete failure. Twelve months ago they were excited about their Coupe de France final against Bordeaux, and although they lost 3-2 in the end, the […]