Le50 2016: Alexis Blin – Toulouse FC

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A quick glance at the Ligue 1 table is enough for one to realise that things have not gone according to plan this year for Toulouse FC. Following managerial upheaval and squad changes, life in France’s top-flight this season has been difficult for the men from the south-west and the threat of relegation has been a constant reality. However, the […]

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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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Marseille v Toulouse: Week 29 Ligue 1 Preview

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It has definitely been a season to forget for Marseille. They go into Sunday’s match with Toulouse 14th in the table, only seven points clear of the relegation zone. There is obviously the reverse of that point, as they are also only eight points from a place in the Champions League, however, it’s the former that looks more likely than an ascent up […]

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PSG Stunned by Lyon in First Defeat of Ligue 1 Season

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They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it…that’s right, Stade de Reims scored four goals in a game for the first time since the end of August. Oh! You thought I meant Paris Saint-Germain finally losing to Lyon – ok, that was better. Let’s start at the Stade des Lumières. Lyon, with a whole host of players missing through injury and […]

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Ligue 1: Week 27 – Previews and Predictions

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After a week in which Ligue 1’s footballers have shown some spectacularly bad judgement on social media (Aurier), on the road (Ongenda) and at the barber’s (Alessandrini) it’s a relief to see them back to what they do best. The weekend opens with Bordeaux looking to avenge their 6-1 defeat to Nice earlier in the season and we also have […]

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Ligue 1: Week 26 – Previews and Predictions

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This weekend in Ligue 1 showcases a crucial set of matches to determine who finishes in the European places this season. Monaco travel to Saint-Etienne with a chance to create a nine-point gap between them and their opponents. Marseille can close in on third-placed Nice with a victory at the Allianz Riviera, plus Angers and Rennes will look to keep their […]

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PREVIEW: Coupe de la Ligue – PSG v Toulouse

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The second semi-final has a familiar feeling to it – it’s not that unusual for teams to face off more than twice a season, but playing each other three times in twelve days is something of a novelty. The teams may well be sick of the sight of each other by now, but relegation-battling Toulouse have put in two decent performances […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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