Bureaucracy Corner – HT: DNCG 2 – 0 Corsica

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Ah, summer is here. While most football coverage right now is a feverish attempt to find who’s been seen at what airport (he’s from Chambery, Lyon is the closest international airport for a family holiday), France has another tradition apart from selling top talent for mates’ rates and loaning each other youth players. Welcome back, the DNCG, staggering into view like a […]

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Le50 2017 – Enzo Crivelli

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Bastia finished the season bottom of the league, and joint-lowest scorers with only 29 goals – but they had on-loan striker Enzo Crivelli to thank for ten of them. Having scored six in his first full season for Bordeaux, this was a significant improvement in rather difficult circumstances. Nobody else on the Bastia roster came close – Gael Danic was […]

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Le50 2017 – Allan Saint-Maximin

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Monaco and exciting young players seem to have gone hand in hand in recent seasons. Whilst the likes of Thomas Lemar, Benjamin Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko and a certain Kylian Mbappe have taken the plaudits, there’s a new wave of players who are either coming through the youth system or returning from loan spells. Allan Saint-Maximin is one such player who […]

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Relegation Summation

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Whilst most of the recent Ligue 1 talk has been about the exciting battle at the top of the table, itself something of a welcome and long overdue return, an equally exciting scrap is developing towards the danger end of le classement. With the bottom two facing automatic relegation, the team finishing in 18th place will go into a play-off against […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part II

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We reach the halfway point of the 32emes tonight as seven more ties take place, including one all-Ligue 1 clash as PSG host Bastia, and potential upsets as three Ligue 1 teams travel to lower league opposition. Blois Foot 41 (CFA2) vs FC Nantes (L1) Stalwarts of Division 2 in the 70s before tumbling town the French football structure, Blois […]

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Coupe de la Ligue – Wednesday Preview

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As we wait for the European teams to get involved, the seiziemes are again the dixiemes in the Coupe de la Ligue, with a cast of fourteen Ligue 1 teams joining four from Ligue 2 and two from National over a midweek bonus round. Chateauroux v Girondins de Bordeaux – 18.45 CEST (Canal+ Sport) One of only two third-tier teams left in […]

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Floyd Ayite to Fulham

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After rumours linking Nottingham Forest with SC Bastia’s winger / centre-forward Floyd Ayite after they brought in Philippe Montanier as their new manager, the Togolese international has signed for Fulham on a three-year deal with an option for one more. BREAKING: Please join us in welcoming Floyd Ayité to Fulham Football Club! > https://t.co/dnojOftiyE pic.twitter.com/qcxc0mTTRI — Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 1, 2016 […]

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Toulouse v Bastia: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33

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Whisper it but Toulouse are giving themselves a chance at making an almost unforeseen escape from relegation. It was only a few weeks ago that many, including this writer, were condemning Toulouse to the drop. To their credit, since the arrival of Pascal Dupraz, new life seems to have been injected into the side. A draw away to Marseille was […]

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