Defence the Best Form of Attack? Saint-Etienne Enter the Europa League

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Another team kick off their season on Thursday with Europa League qualifying, having not really done much in the mercato so far. Saint-Etienne will play Romania’s Tirgu Mures, runners-up in Liga 1 last season, just three points behind Steaua Bucharest. How exactly they’ll approach that remains to be seen but their rather binary results from last season’s edition (featuring five draws […]

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Don’t Look Back in Angers: Bristol City New Boy is Ready

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After months of speculation, Ligue 2’s Player of the Season Jonathan Kodjia finally brought an end to rumours of a prolonged stay with Ligue 1 new boys Angers SCO  when last week he signed with Bristol City on a three-year contract as part of a £2.1 million transfer. Kodjia’s departure to the other side of the Channel is certainly not the […]

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Men Against Young Boys As Monaco Take Control

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Before the new league campaign kicks off on August 7th, AS Monaco began their Champions League challenge with breath-taking 3-1 win over Young Boys of Berne on Tuesday night. Goals from Layvin Kurzawa, Guido Carillo and Marko Pasalic gave Leonardo Jardim’s side three fantastic away goals and puts them in a very strong position to reach the play-off round of […]

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AS Monaco Start Campaign for Champions League Glory

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Monaco will be the first French team to kick a competitive ball this season, as they take on Swiss league runners-up Young Boys in Berne in the third qualifying round for the Champions League this Tuesday evening. Young Boys have never made it to the group stage, most recently being knocked out by Spurs in a play-off back in 2010/11, […]

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Aston Villa to Continue French Adventure With Jordan Veretout

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The catering staff at Aston Villa have been informed, the marketing team updated, from this season onwards Villa Park will be decked in Bleu, Blanc et Rouge and the menu will consist of exquisite Hors d’Oeuvres instead of Pukka Pies. On Tuesday morning, FC Nantes president Waldemar Kita was quoted in French newspaper L’Equipe confirming that a deal for Jordan […]

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Bordeaux – ConSagnolidation

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There’s a way to go in the transfer window yet. For some fans, that’s a frightening thought, as their club has to try to hang on to key players for another four weeks; for others, a ray of hope as they wonder if their club will do … anything. Bordeaux fans may be in this second group. Arrivals! Four players back from […]

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Breton Pride Dented as Rennes Comfortably Beaten 2-0 By Celtic

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At the beginning of the day, Glasgow was awash with blue skies and white clouds, but much like Stade Rennais’ Saturday afternoon, it quickly turned for the worse. As the rain fell over Celtic Park, a promising start from Philippe Montanier’s side was washed away within 13 minutes. Goals from Leigh Griffiths and Gary Mackay-Steven gave Celtic a 2-0 lead at HT and […]

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Nampalys Mendy Set for Ranieri Reunion at Leicester City

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On Monday morning, French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Leicester City had made a €10 million offer for OGC Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy. The 23-year-old has been a commanding presence in the south of France since he joined Le Gym from Monaco in the summer of 2013. The English club are obviously in the market for a combative defensive midfielder after […]

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