Archive for category: Ligue 1

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

In the recent ITV4 show Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, the two great midfielders attempted to agree on their era’s combined Arsenal-Manchester United dream team. Some proposed players were the subject of heated debate, but one player who was included with no argument was Robert Pirès. His inclusion in the […]

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

Between them, they have spent around £250m this season, but it looks like both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are likely to spend a little more over the next few days. Indeed, Monaco have already spent close to £10m on signing Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore from Anzhi Makhachkala earlier […]

FFW Team of the Week: Remy rinses Reims

FFW Team of the Week: Remy rinses Reims

Another week, another little lead eked out by PSG at the top of the table. Their hard-fought 2-0 win against Bordeaux, helped by an off-side non-decision, and featuring Cabaye’s debut (unlucky to see a header come off the post), puts them five points ahead of Monaco. That lead could easily […]

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

The fact that Kévin Gomis started 11 matches for Nice this season (nine of them in Ligue 1) speaks perhaps more to the fragility of the club’s first-choice central defenders than it does Claude Puel’s faith in Gomis. In fact, Gomis sat fourth in the club’s centre-back pecking order, behind […]

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

The news broke late last night, and momentum continued this morning. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have agreed a deal with Saint-Etienne for teenage centre-back, Kurt Zouma. The 19-year-old has begun talks with the London club and any deal would see him leave Ligue 1 in June. Reports suggest the fee […]

Can Dominik become Furman for Toulouse?

Can Dominik become Furman for Toulouse?

Despite rumoured interest from a host of European clubs, Legia Warszawa’s Dominik Furman finally put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with Ligue 1 side Toulouse on Thursday – putting an end to speculation on the future of one of Poland’s hottest talents. Doubling his salary, and earning […]

Team of the Week: Jeremy’s Spoken, putting Marseille in a Jam

Team of the Week: Jeremy’s Spoken, putting Marseille in a Jam

Well it’s hardly a crisis but the last five days have certainly given PSG some food for thought. First knocked out of the Coupe de France following a home defeat to Montpellier and now, frankly, lucky to escape Guingamp with a 1-1 draw. Blanc can complain about the state of […]

Bryan Dabo: Going Rover to Blackburn

Bryan Dabo: Going Rover to Blackburn

While most of the transfer window talk re: Montpellier has been about the arrival of M’Baye Niang on loan, and the potential exit of Remy Cabella, one move that has gone slightly under the radar (in that it is not up on the MHSC site as yet) is Bryan Dabo […]