Le Classique: When two tribes go to war

We start the build up to this Sunday’s Le Classique with a debut piece by Theo Benneworth. A life-long Ipswich fan who lives in Lyon and writes for The Football Ramble, its a crazy combination for what could be a crazy match. This weekend, Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome plays host to the biggest match in world football. Ok, so that might […]

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PSG, doing their bit for sex equality.

PSG Last-Minute Penalty v MHSC

Mosson plays host to the Montpellier women’s team for the first time in over two years. God bless the new TV deal. A rainy weekend turns sunny for the match, and free admission encourages a wide range of support – grizzled old men smoke, young guys tweet, children play, babies cry.  Two little girls have matching ‘Lattaf 18’ shirts, others […]

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Ali Ahamada’s heroics steal a point from Rennes

Ahamada

Where does the week go? After a wonderful weekend in France the new weekend of games is nearly upon us, but we couldn’t let last week pass without picking out a couple of the great goals scored this weekend. The story of the weekend has to be Toulouse goalkeeper Ali Ahamada, but we’ll get back to that in a minute. […]

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Marco Verratti an indispensable part of the PSG puzzle

After an eight year absence from Europe’s top competition Paris Saint-Germain’s win against Kyiv made it look like they had never been away. One player pulling the strings this season has been 19-year old Marco Veratti, the Italian has impressed everyone and continued to excel on his Champions League debut. The young playmaker is already becoming one of PSG’s most […]

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Mercato Summer 2012 – They’ve spent how much?

Ligue 1 Scatter

The transfer window has (as is traditional) slammed shut – sort of. Possibly there are still some frees / late release deals to be done, but for now, we’re putting a pin in it and sending up the dashboard.  This takes the details of all the deals done by Ligue 1 and Premiership clubs this window, and visualises the results […]

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Ligue 1 not just a one horse race this season

After FC Lorient held the title favourites PSG to an opening day draw Vaishali Bhardwaj looks at what the other teams around the league have done to try and not be left in the Parisian’s dust. Four minutes into their first league game of the season against Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain were losing. Ok, so Maxwell had scored an own goal but […]

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Benoit Pedretti’s late goal steals all three points for Lille

There we have it, the first weekend in Ligue 1 is in the books. We had 25 goals, six sending off, four goals in the 90th minute and quite amazingly only one home team picked up a victory. Now instead of the normal review that most sites do, we want to do things a little different this season. We won’t […]

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PSG sign Lucas Moura: Superstar or Super-expensive?

Brazilian football expert Chris Atkins weighs up the latest move from Super-rich Paris Saint-Germain. Now will Lucas Moura become the next Ronaldinho or just another expensive flop? Traditionally, €43 million signings have been the domain of the established world class star. Indeed, just a matter of weeks ago, Brazil captain Thiago Silva, regarded by many as European football’s leading centre-back […]

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