Le50 2016: Jordan Siebatcheu – Stade de Reims


It wasn’t quite Jordan Siebatcheu’s Ligue 1 debut, but it was on the opening day of the new season that the teenager, named after basketball’s greatest ever player, announced his arrival in French football. Stade de Reims found themselves 1-0 down to Bordeaux at the new Matmut Atlantique stadium. Olivier Guégan made his move, bringing on youngsters Grejohn Kyei and […]

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Le50 2016: Corentin Jean – ES Troyes AC


As Monaco shifted policy from buying the biggest and best players in the world to the most talented youngsters around, one could imagine those in charge at Troyes nervously unplugging their telephones. They had just earned promotion to Ligue 1 and the player at the heart of their success was Corentin Jean. It was impressive that Troyes had managed to […]

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Nice v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33

HBA v Dembele

Sunday afternoon sees a very promising match as Nice in sixth on 50 points welcome Rennes in fourth on 51. Both teams are high-scoring, but not particularly defensively solid, so the prospects are good for there to be goals in this. When they met in the first half of the season, Nice were on a highly enjoyable run of form that had […]

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Toulouse v Bastia: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33


Whisper it but Toulouse are giving themselves a chance at making an almost unforeseen escape from relegation. It was only a few weeks ago that many, including this writer, were condemning Toulouse to the drop. To their credit, since the arrival of Pascal Dupraz, new life seems to have been injected into the side. A draw away to Marseille was […]

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Montpellier v Lyon: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33


This weekend’s fixtures open with a match between Montpellier and Lyon at the Stade de la Mosson. It’s a capital match for both teams for differing reasons and has the added attraction that they both welcome back returning heroes. Montpellier have been battling around the bottom quarter of the table all season and – despite only three defeats in 10 matches […]

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Monaco v Bordeaux: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 32


Leonardo Jardim must hate the international calendar, one thing he would not have wanted was a disruption after his team valiantly defeated Paris Saint-Germain 10 days ago at the Parc des Princes. On Friday night, they take on a Girondins de Bordeaux side that would have been desperate of any type of break, just something to slow down their slump. […]

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Marseille v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview: Week 31

Rennes OM

Friday night, under the bright lights of the Stade Velodrome. It should be a celebration, 70,000 Marseillais packed into the brand new stadium to watch their club take on Stade Rennais…sadly, what we are going to get instead is around 35,000 die-hard fans, hoping, praying and begging their club to put in a performance and hopefully end their terrible run […]

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