Archive for category: Valenciennes FC

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

With five games to go (mostly) in the Premier League, 13th to 20th are separated by 9 points and while there is a five point span between safety / not-safety, there are five games in hand and managerial moves to consider, so things are, if not still up in the […]

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s PSG v Valenciennes, so for all of you similarly prioritising your love of football over the commercialisation of romance, we’re planning a few things to keep everyone cheerful. First – we are finally doing the sweepstake for when Marco Verratti will be booked. Tweet us […]

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

“Now we start the story, the real story, because we have six hard months to play and we are only three points off Montpellier.” Days before Valenciennes would record only their fourth victory of the season, a 3-2 win at home to Bastia, Uruguayan defender Gary Kagelmacher sat down for […]

It’s Grim Up North for Valenciennes

It’s Grim Up North for Valenciennes

In the early 90’s a British group released a song called “It’s Grim Up North”, a sort of acid house composition where the main lyrics consisted of naming towns and cities in Northern England. Given that the  impression of the song was that the North was grey, drab and generally […]

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 […]

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

In any league table there are teams that avoid the relegation scrap, but also never get anywhere near the fight for European football. They are also the ones that can pull out a shock, just like Montpellier winning the league two years ago. Who in this group is going to […]

2012/13 Ligue 1 Season Reviews

2012/13 Ligue 1 Season Reviews

Valenciennes FC – 2012/13 Season Review

Valenciennes FC – 2012/13 Season Review

It was a real Jekyll and Hyde season for Valenciennes. They were situated just one point off 3rd place after 15 games and at the halfway stage of the campaign they were in a very competitive 6th position on 29 points. However, they managed to obtain only 19 more points […]