What to Expect from Watford New Boy Abdoulaye Doucouré


With the news that Watford have completed the signing of young Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré, albeit then sending him out on loan to Granada, what can the Hornets fans expect from their record signing? Doucouré joined Rennes as a 14-year-old in 2007 and was moulded into a central midfielder. As he progressed through the academy ranks, he finally made his […]

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Last Chance Saloon for Newcastle United Loanee Florian Thauvin


Last summer, Olympique de Marseille was ripped apart when Andre-Pierre Gignac, Gianelli Imbula, Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet all left the club. One of the last departures from the Stade Velodrome was proverbial “bad boy” Florian Thauvin to Newcastle United, but at the weekend the winger made his return, re-joining on loan for the rest of the season. “It’s very […]

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Ligue 1: Week 24 – Previews + Predictions

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Lille OSC v SM Caen: Wednesday 18:00 – by @Gibney_A Lille welcome SM Caen to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Wednesday, hoping to stop the recent slide. However, they won’t have it easy, facing Patrice Garande’s team that seem to have stopped their own run of bad form. After three straight defeats, the Normand side, following the 2-0 win over […]

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Wahbi Khazri: The Skilful Tunisian Tasked With Saving Sunderland


With a price agreed between both clubs, it looks likely that Sunderland AFC will today finalise the signing of Wahbi Khazri from Girondins de Bordeaux. The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to England all season, and now Sam Allardyce has secured the Tunisian international on an expected four-and-a-half-year deal, hoping the attacking midfielder can be a catalyst in Sunderland’s […]

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Ligue 1 Week 23 – Previews and Predictions


Another exciting Ligue 1 weekend is in store, as Troyes host Nantes looking to back up last week’s first win of the season, Marseille aim for their first league win at home since September, and Bordeaux attempt to find eleven players who haven’t yet moved to the far north of England. Here’s our pick of three of the weekend’s most […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – PSG v Toulouse


The second semi-final has a familiar feeling to it – it’s not that unusual for teams to face off more than twice a season, but playing each other three times in twelve days is something of a novelty. The teams may well be sick of the sight of each other by now, but relegation-battling Toulouse have put in two decent performances […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – Lille OSC v Girondins de Bordeaux


For two clubs looking from the outside in at the race for European football this season, Tuesday night offers both Lille OSC and Girondins de Bordeaux hope. Victory in the semi-final would take them just one game away from the chance to qualify for the Europa League. Meeting at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, the game is too close to call, […]

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