Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Sunday Part I

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The epic five part 32emes, directed by Peter Jackson, continues this afternoon with part IV: A Faint Hope, featuring six matches, including two all-Ligue 1 clashes, a historical grudge match, and a reorganisation from yesterday. These matches are available on France 3 for French IPs, with TFC v OM the headline match but the others available online and also by region on TV. […]

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Le50 2016: Paul Bernardoni – Girondins de Bordeaux/ES Troyes AC

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A fire-sale is usually a bad sign. Troyes had come up to Ligue 1 with high hopes as Ligue 2 champions, but received a rude awakening back at the top table. Having played only one game for them in 2014/15, Paul Bernardoni was just 18 when he was handed his first taste of Ligue 1 – a clean sheet in […]

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Le50 2016: Corentin Jean – ES Troyes AC

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As Monaco shifted policy from buying the biggest and best players in the world to the most talented youngsters around, one could imagine those in charge at Troyes nervously unplugging their telephones. They had just earned promotion to Ligue 1 and the player at the heart of their success was Corentin Jean. It was impressive that Troyes had managed to […]

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Preview: Troyes vs Saint-Etienne – Coupe de France

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The early triple-header on Wednesday sees les Verts visiting the lanterne rouge. Troyes are bottom of the table with 11 points, 16 away from safety, and have recently sacked manager Claude Robin after less than two months in charge; he took over in early December from Jean-Marc Furlan who got them promoted as Ligue 2 Champions last season. Given ESTAC’s situation, a transfer window fire-sale […]

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Former Manchester City Playmaker On the Move Again

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Former Manchester City midfielder Marcos “Rony” Lopes should be on the move this winter. Earlier in the week, his agent Mikkel Beck revealed to Foot Mercato that his client was considering a six-month loan spell away from Monaco in order to find more playing time. When asked about the possibility of moving to Lille the former LOSC player said: “It […]

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Ligue 1: Week 16 – Preview + Predictions

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Paris Saint-Germain remain top, already crowned Autumn champions – like that is an actual thing! Below the Parisians is where all the action is. Angers were second briefly, until SM Caen beat struggling Bordeaux on Sunday. Nice continued their Jeykll & Hyde impression: reduced to 10-men, they lost to a Toulouse side looking to find a new, younger identity. Walking […]

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DNCG Strike Again As SC Bastia Face Ridiculous Relegation to Ligue 2

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While most football sites are currently focussing on the transfer window and various international tournaments going on, French football has another traditional subject to factor in – admin. Every summer, the DNCG (Direction Nationale du Controle de Gestion – responsible for oversight of rules, budgets, etc) gets through a frankly ludicrous amount of bureaucratic to-ing and fro-ing, which can also […]

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Top-Flight Troyes: On the Verge of Promotion

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There is a distinct chance that corks will be popping in the Champagne region this weekend, as Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne will achieve automatic promotion to Ligue 1 if they record a tenth away triumph of the season on Friday night, against Ligue 2’s eighth-placed outfit AS Nancy-Lorraine. Jean-Marc Furlan’s side have impressed with their consistently high levels of […]

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