Nantes try and make a promotion push


by Ross Mackiewicz FC Nantes missed a golden opportunity to put the pressure on the top three and consolidate their claim for an automatic promotion berth after playing out a frenetic 3-3 draw with relegation fodder Boulogne. The eight time Ligue 1 winners have not exactly been pulling up any trees this season but they find themselves in a great […]

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The rise and fall of Les Girondins


By Sam Crocker It wasn’t too long ago that Ligue 1 was once a place of immense predictability, with Olympique Lyonnais continually picking up the winners medals at the end of the season. Each year increasing their dominance, scouring the league and picking up any stand-out talent the league possessed.  As we now know this was not an eternal dynasty for the L’OL, […]

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Mancini watches the Eden Hazard Show

Lille Val

by Jeff Cumpson Sunday’s most competitive match in terms of the Ligue 1 table was contested in Brittany, as Toulouse visited Rennes. The clubs were tied on 44 points, with the hosts in the fifth spot on goal-differential. A win for either side could see them in a Champions League place and in the top-four by Sunday night. Fittingly, the […]

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Le Grand Match – Olympique Lyonnais vs Lille OSC

This week’s “Le grand match” features the behemoth fixture between fallen giants Olympique Lyonnais and current champions Lille.  Both sides are in need of some points in order to catch up with current league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.  Lille themselves are eight points away from the summit of Ligue 1 whilst Lyon, currently in eighth place in the table, are 15 […]

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Finding Memo – Ochoa Is Ajaccio’s Unsung Hero

Ajaccio are enjoying a resurgence of late having taken 11 points from a possible 18 in their last six games to give themselves a realistic chance of survival after a poor start to the season. Many important points recently have been supplied by match-winning goals from new signing Brazilian striker Eduardo or in-form winger Christian Kinkela but one man who […]

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