Player of the Month (August) – Alain Traoré

French Football Weekly’s Player of the Month for August is Auxerre midfielder Alain Traoré, who has made a fantastic start to the season and helped his side to a number of important points over the course of the month.  His midfield presence and accuracy in both passing and shooting have certainly aided the cause for both his personal development and […]

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Hop aboard the Lorient Express


With the top of the Ligue 1 table taking a relatively familiar shape with the exception of Montpellier (yes I know!) and perhaps Toulouse, Lorient’s steady and impressive start to the season has crept under the radar so far. Sat in seventh place after eight games Les Merlus are playing some good football and wily manager Christian Gourcuff, famed for […]

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Will Joe get LOSC in Lille’s system


There is no doubt that this summer’s transfer window will go down as one of the busiest in Ligue 1 history. Marseille, PSG, Lyon and Lille all spent money, bringing in players to strengthen their status as the four biggest teams in France. Throughout the transfer period it seemed a day didn’t pass without one of the leagues finest linked […]

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