Ligue 2 fans look forward to the new season

The 2012/13 Ligue 2 season kicks off tonight with seven matches are being played at 20:30 CET. RC Lens play Le Mans on Saturday and favourites AS Monaco kick off their season on Monday evening against Tours FC. After the excellent season preview by @tiertwofooty we asked a couple of Ligue 2 fans how they saw their team’s chances this […]

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend […]

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Sporting Kansas City welcome Montpellier to the The Cauldron

On Tuesday night French champions Montpellier opened their American tour with a 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Gaetan Charbonnier opened the scoring with his first goal for his new club and in the second half Argentine striker Emanuel Herrera added two more goals to his pre-season account. Although it was against a second string Sporting side Rene Girard would […]

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Lille LOSC: The start of a new chapter in northern France

News came through around Monday lunchtime that Lille had agreed a fee with Ligue 1 new boys Troyes for full-back Djibril Sidibé. The move all but confirms the departure of Mathieu Debuchy, most likely to Premier League side Newcastle United. Having been part of the club for nearly 20 years, the move signals the end of an era, not just […]

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PSG Grab The Headlines: Ligue 1 Centre Of Smart Business?

BOOM! So it happened. Paris Saint-Germain finally landed the big-name superstar signing they have been threatening to bring in ever since QSI arrived in France’s capital last summer and in Zlatan Ibrahimović they have a world-class footballer whose reputation transcends European football. ‘Ibra’ is a world-recognised name and the 30-year old Swedish international captain is the biggest star to have […]

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Destination Angleterre for Lloris?

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has drawn interest from a number of clubs this summer.  In previous years, links to the French number one may have been brushed off but this year is different.  With Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas looking to balance the books at the club after years of overspending, this may be the year Hugo Lloris finally departs. Lloris […]

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Tongo Doumbia set to add some steel to the West Brom midfield

As he prepares to join West Bromwich Albion and bring his three-season spell at Rennes to an end, Tongo Hamed Doumbia’s departure will leave a strange taste in the mouth of the Rennes support. There isn’t bitterness, or relief, or joy, or despair at seeing him go; just a vague feeling of uncertainty.  In fact, to most Rennes fans, the […]

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