Archive for category: Stade de Reims

Aissa Mandi: Algeria’s defender is the Right Mandi for the Job

Aissa Mandi: Algeria’s defender is the Right Mandi for the Job

“I ask you to comply with the norms of civility” came the patient but tired voice of the announcer at the Stade de Geneve. He was pleading with the hordes of Algerian supporters who had spilled onto the pitch following a 2-1 victory against Romania in Algeria’s final pre-World Cup friendly. A […]

Stade de Reims: 2013/14 Season Review

Stade de Reims: 2013/14 Season Review

Despite a convincing first season back in the top flight, Reims returned for their second year in Ligue 1 with few certainties, and considered by many as one of the teams to watch in the relegation race. With one of the smallest budgets in the league, and a squad without […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Coupe de France : Marseille- Reims

The final game of the weekend’s cup bonanza takes place at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday night when Olympique de Marseille take on fellow Ligue 1 residents Stade de Reims. Both these clubs have been tremendously successful in their respective eras; these two sides have a combined total of fifteen […]

Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

Two Rouge et Blanc: Kossi Agassa

Kossi Agassa is a player whose career took some time to blossom, however the Togo goalkeeper appears to have finally found a home in the heart of champagne country. Indeed – much like Turkey and stuffing – Agassa’s partnership with Stade de Reims has proved to be a perfect combination, with […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]