Adama Diakhaby: Replacing the Irreplaceable at Rennes

Diak Rennes v2

I’ve been asked a couple of times this summer who the next Ousmane Dembele might be. To answer that is very difficult as it’s easy to forget that the former flying Rennes forward has only been playing professional football for ten months. Unearthing an heir apparent after that short a space of time would take some doing! Benefitting from one […]

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Ligue 1: The Battle for Europe


PSG secured their fourth consecutive title last month, so as they motor gently onwards, unencumbered by any distractions, focus turns to the battle for who will join them in Europe next season. This is slightly complicated by the fact that PSG could also win the Coupe de France, so at this point it’s not clear if sixth in the league […]

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PREVIEW: PSG v Rennes: Ligue 1 Week 36

PSG Rennes

Stade Rennais travel to the French capital on Friday night for a tough clash against the champions at the Parc des Princes. On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain could be distracted and chance for Rennes to win some vital points in their quest for European football, but Laurent Blanc will expect his team to finish the season strong to help their […]

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Rennes v Monaco: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 35


The big match of the weekend, in terms of European qualification anyway, sees Rennes host Monaco. Whilst the home side need the points to keep alive their dwindling hopes of Europa League football next season, Monaco will be looking for the win and the points in their quest to finish in second place and the final automatic Champions League qualification […]

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Le50 2016: Ousmane Dembele – Stade Rennais


It is incredible to think that less than 12 months ago, only the most ardent of Rennes fans had heard of Ousmane Dembele. The youngster has since taken the league by storm with blistering performance after blistering performance for les Rouges et Noirs. Having joined the Breton side at the age of 13, Dembele was quick to make a name […]

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Nice v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 33

HBA v Dembele

Sunday afternoon sees a very promising match as Nice in sixth on 50 points welcome Rennes in fourth on 51. Both teams are high-scoring, but not particularly defensively solid, so the prospects are good for there to be goals in this. When they met in the first half of the season, Nice were on a highly enjoyable run of form that had […]

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Marseille v Rennes: Ligue 1 Preview: Week 31

Rennes OM

Friday night, under the bright lights of the Stade Velodrome. It should be a celebration, 70,000 Marseillais packed into the brand new stadium to watch their club take on Stade Rennais…sadly, what we are going to get instead is around 35,000 die-hard fans, hoping, praying and begging their club to put in a performance and hopefully end their terrible run […]

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