Hope Springs Eternal for Julien Feret #FFWTOTW

Hope Springs Eternal for Julien Feret #FFWTOTW

With only 10 goals scored in this weekend’s ten Ligue 1 games, it wasn’t the most thrilling of matchdays, although let’s give everyone the benefit of the doubt, credit some excellent defensive performances and, if all else fails, blame the weather. The big match of the weekend saw Lyon (no Ligue 1 goals conceded for 476 minutes) visit Monaco (no Ligue 1 goals conceded for 701 minutes). And you’ll never the guess what the score…

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Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

Manchester United to Make Audacious Bid For Marquinhos: Round-Up

It may have been a fairly unproductive weekend in Ligue 1, but the transfer stories are heating up, somewhat making up for the baron run of low-scoring game we had to endure this weekend. The best and most bizarre rumour to start the day when The Sun revealed that they believed that Manchester United had met with Paris Saint-Germain to discuss the transfer of Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The 22-year-old was signed by PSG from Roma…

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AS Monaco v Lyon: Preview – Week 23

AS Monaco v Lyon: Preview – Week 23

Sunday night’s game was supposed to be the battle between the league’s best attack against the most stubborn of defences at the Stade Louis II. However, injury to Ligue 1’s top scorer Alexandre Lacazette last weekend against Metz has taken some shine off Week 23’s headline match, but it turns the clash into a very intriguing and interesting battle. Lyon’s last league defeat came in November against Saint-Étienne in the Derby du Rhone, that 3-0…

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Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Girondins de Bordeaux v EA Guingamp: Preview – Week 23

Six positions and five points separate Willy Sagnol’s side from their Breton challengers, but it is the away side that are the form team going in to Sunday’s game between Bordeaux v Guingamp. Les Girondins have failed to win any of their last five games, their last victory came against Lorient at the Stade Chaban Delmas back on the 6th of December. Guingamp are definitely on the rise, the form of both Claudio Beauvue and…

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SM Caen v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 23

SM Caen v Saint-Étienne: Preview – Week 23

Patrice Garande has enjoyed a positive week. The 4-1 win over Rennes was as spectacular as it was unexpected. No matter how bad Rennes’ form has been, no one predicted that outcome. When you have your centre-back curling shots into the top corner with the outside of his boot, you know something is going well. The Normandy club have also made some transfer moves this week. Emiliano Sala comes in from Bordeaux, looking for a…

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Bolton Wanderers Target Alain Traore Makes Loan Move: Round-Up

Bolton Wanderers Target Alain Traore Makes Loan Move: Round-Up

The weekend is usually quiet when it comes to transfers. With 12 teams preparing for games later in the evening, it’s usually hard to get things over the line. Monaco were the biggest movers on Saturday. Les Monegasques added two new players to their squad, although you may never have heard of one of them. Matheus Thiago De Carvalho, jeune attaquant de 22 ans, rejoint l’@AS_Monaco en prêt jusqu’à la fin de saison. pic.twitter.com/sshhTIioxy —…

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Pape Souaré: Crystal Palace’s Adventurous New Left-Back

Pape Souaré: Crystal Palace’s Adventurous New Left-Back

Earlier Monday morning and the football world still wait for official confirmation from either Crystal Palace of Lille OSC to confirm the transfer of Pape Souaré to the Premier League club. In this day of modern technology, we were left with no doubt the move had gone through when Palace’s chairman Steve Parish posted a picture on twitter and Instagram shaking hands with the Senegalese defender. This low key exit is in some way similar…

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