Archive for category: Ligue 1

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

The weekend started with a bang as Reims travelled to Monaco, came back to equalise twice, had a man sent off late on (Oh, Mandi… ed.) and then bucked the last-season Leonardo-snit-inducing script by conceding a 95th minute winner from Layvin Kurzawa (assist: Fabinho-James-post). Marseille needed a late goal from Andre-Pierre […]

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Just before the January transfer window closed, Clement Grenier rejected a move to Newcastle United and on the face of it that is definitely for the best. Grenier is a wonderfully talented young player and he has all the capabilities to succeed in England but that definitely wasn’t the right move for […]

Lavezzi overcomes tragedy to lead PSG to victory #FFWTOTW

Lavezzi overcomes tragedy to lead PSG to victory #FFWTOTW

Surely they couldn’t do it. Could they? Despite being written off for weeks now, Sochaux showed that they are still alive and kicking, after beating Guingamp 1-0. That’s the second consecutive home win for foxy Hervé Renard’s men. Now follows a huge six-pointer at Valenciennes and a home match against […]

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

At the end of October, there was a slight ‘what? really?’ feeling when looking at the Ligue 1 table. Not so much the presence of newly-promoted Monaco second only on goal difference to reigning champions PSG, but the sight of En Avant Guingamp most definitely en avant and sitting in […]

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s PSG v Valenciennes, so for all of you similarly prioritising your love of football over the commercialisation of romance, we’re planning a few things to keep everyone cheerful. First – we are finally doing the sweepstake for when Marco Verratti will be booked. Tweet us […]

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

In the final Coupe de France match of the round two sides with proud histories go head to head. Lyon were winners of the competition in 2012 when they defeated 4th tier Quevilly thanks to a solitary Lisandro Lopez goal. That was their fifth time lifting the trophy – their […]

Coupe de France: L’Ile Rousse v Guingamp

Coupe de France: L’Ile Rousse v Guingamp

L’Ile Rousse have already made history - the CFA2 side came into the last 32 having faced off only against teams around or below them in the league pyramid, so although they had done so with some big scorelines, it was the shock of the round when they held on obdurately […]

Coupe de France: Cannes v Montpellier

Coupe de France: Cannes v Montpellier

After all the turmoil of last season, when they came very close to liquidation, CFA side Cannes are on a storming cup run, having seen off Troyes, St Etienne (on penalties) and most recently frequent cup-botherers Plabennec  with a goal from Belkacem Zobiri to set up a second clash with the Ligue […]