Archive for category: Ligue 1

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 […]

Stade de Reims: 2013/14 Season Review

Stade de Reims: 2013/14 Season Review

Despite a convincing first season back in the top flight, Reims returned for their second year in Ligue 1 with few certainties, and considered by many as one of the teams to watch in the relegation race. With one of the smallest budgets in the league, and a squad without […]

Girondins de Bordeaux: 2013/14 Season Review

Girondins de Bordeaux: 2013/14 Season Review

It’s hard to know where to start when reviewing the Girondins de Bordeaux’s 2013-14 season. On the face of it, it was fairly inconsequential; they finished in the same position as last season, with no real cup runs and an appalling showing in Europe.  It will go down as a […]

EA Guingamp:2013/14 Season Review

EA Guingamp:2013/14 Season Review

As they returned to Ligue 1 last season, nearly a decade after their relegation to the second tier, to say that Guingamp weren’t favourites to remain in the top flight would have been an understatement. With the smallest budget of all clubs involved in the division and a squad similar […]