Archive for category: Ligue 1

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons looks set to leave Ligue 1 this summer. The French midfielder was named in Didier Deschamps’ reserve list on Tuesday and, barring an injury, he will not be travelling to Brazil this summer. The next move for the 25-year-old will likely be to Italy, with Serie […]

Sochaux live to fight another Rou-det #FFWTOTW

Sochaux live to fight another Rou-det #FFWTOTW

After PSG won the title in midweek in the dampest of squibs, going down 2-1 at home to Rennes for the second consecutive season, it’s only right that we concentrate at the other end of the table, where the real action is. As Saturday evening’s matches kicked off, three teams […]

Preview: Tough at the Top – Lille OSC v Paris Saint-Germain

Preview: Tough at the Top – Lille OSC v Paris Saint-Germain

The champagne is on ice, the fireworks are primed and ready to go: in case you missed it, Paris Saint-Germain clinched the Ligue 1 title at home on Wednesday night. Well we say clinched, but it was Monaco’s slip against Guingamp that sealed the deal. No matter what happens this […]

Langil leads Guingamp to Coupe de France glory #FFWTOTW

Langil leads Guingamp to Coupe de France glory #FFWTOTW

Salut! Another fun weekend’s football over, and at the end of it we have a new trophy winner and, sadly, a new relegee. Let’s start with the biggie – the Coupe de France. As brilliantly predicted by @Puchkin_B in his previews, the Stade de France played host to a festival […]

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Voice of the Fans

Coupe de France: Rennes v EA Guingamp – Voice of the Fans

As Rennes and Guingamp prepare for their final-showdown at the Stade de France, Bastien Leclair has asked a few questions to Régis Delanoë, journalist for French magazine So Foot and Guingamp fan, and to Nils Talibart, founder, administrator and webmaster of Stade Rennais Online and Stade Rennais supporter. 1 – […]

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team […]

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

This Sunday sees one of the classic confrontations in Ligue 1 as Olympique Marseille take on Olympique Lyonnais in a match that we like to call “The Olympico”. Sixth plays Fifth, with five points between them, and a place in Europe is at stake. As Marseille continue to try to […]

Preview: Coupe de France – Rennes v EA Guingamp

Preview: Coupe de France – Rennes v EA Guingamp

As Rennes and Guingamp prepare for their second Coupe de France final in five years, the build-up will be completely different to what it was in 2009. Guingamp aren’t travelling to Paris as lower-league outsiders anymore, as they face their Rennes neighbours as equals. And this isn’t only a matter […]