Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. […]

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Coupe de la Ligue: Rennes v Montpellier

Road to the Semi-Final: Back in September, the third round-success against Nancy (3-2) was the trigger to a spectacular return to form for Stade Rennais after their difficult start of the season. It also was the epiphany for Romain Alessandrini, whose flying backheel flick remains one of the goals of this season so far. Two goals by Erding completed the […]

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A Tale of Two Cities…Part Two: Saint-Etienne

Time to re-join Theo Benneworth as he continues his two day football journey around two of Ligue 1’s greatest stadiums. Game 2 (Friday 26th October 2012, Kick-Off 20h45 local time): AS Saint Etienne 2-0 Stade Rennais / Stade Geoffroy Guichard / Ligue 1 On Thursday night at Gerland, the weather had been pretty mild for a late-October evening. On Friday afternoon, […]

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Gignac 2-2 Ibrahimovic as honours are shared in Le Classique


Another great weekend of football in Ligue 1, with a bumper 33 goals scored over the 10 matches – great for all Ligue 1-ophiles looking to spread the good word about the Championnat. Matchday 8 saw some great matches, and was a good week for, amongst others, Lille who grabbed their first win since the opening day, Reims who continued […]

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Valenciennes humble league leaders Marseille

It has been yet another magical weekend in Ligue 1. 22 goals, unbeaten records smashed and managers earning a stay of execution, what else could you want….good goals? Well we’ve got them too. Frederic Antonetti had three games to have his job at Rennes and on Friday night he made it three from three when his side heaped more misery […]

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Come In Out Of The Rennais: The four step plan to fix Rennes season


Before their excellent 2-0 win against Lille, Rennes fan Bastian Leclair looked at Frederic Antonetti’s difficult position as coach of Rennes. Now French football expert Jonathan Fadugba proposes four changes that Rennes could make which could just get this club back on track. It has been a long and dark six months for Stade Rennais. A painful Spring. A cruel […]

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Razak Boukari: New man being fed to the Wolves

After making his move from Rennes to Wolves we asked our resident Rennes fan Bastien Leclair to run the rule over the winger and give Wolves fans an insight into their new signing. Two short spells of brilliance amidst month of frustration, this is the picture Rennes supporters could draw after the departure of Razak Boukari from Stade Rennais. Labelled […]

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