Archive for category: Stade Rennais FC

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade […]

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

The magic’s back. Eight teams, including two from the fourth tier of French football, will be fighting it out for a place in the semi-final, hoping for an iconic piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season. No replays. No names on shirts. No messing. Tuesday 25 March 19.45 GMT […]

Coupe de France: Boulogne v Rennes

Coupe de France: Boulogne v Rennes

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much in common between Rennes – a Ligue 1 patron since 1994 – and Boulogne, now in National four years after their only season in the top flight. If you take a closer look however, there is a little bit more to […]

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 […]

Benoit Costil: Licence to Thrill: Rennes v PSG

Benoit Costil: Licence to Thrill: Rennes v PSG

Stade Rennais are one of France’s more frustrating clubs, capable of the sublime one week and the totally useless the next. New manager Philippe Montanier is still trying to exert his style on the club and he hasn’t been helped by the inconsistency of some his attacking players. One player […]

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

We are now 6 games into the Phillipe Montanier era at Stade Rennais.  Have things changed?  Is it a happy camp?  Have the demons been banished?  Let’s take a look. A lot has already been said about just how woefully last season finished for Rennes.  Heads were down, confidence was […]

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 […]