Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Thursday evening’s clash between Brest and Auxerre is the only Coupe de France match-up without involving a side from Ligue 2. Both sides will be hoping to use this advantage to win a place in the final. With the game being played at the very atmospheric Stade Francis le Blé, you have to give a slight edge to the Breton side. Auxerre has only lost one away game in the league this season, setting up…

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Former Lyon Youth Product Linked With Wigan Athletic Move

Former Lyon Youth Product Linked With Wigan Athletic Move

Wigan Athletic could be close to signing twenty-three-year-old attacking midfielder Harry Novillo. According to Vital Football, Novillo, who represented France’s  U19  side eight times,  is believed to be training with The Latics and is said to have impressed in a training match against Premier League side Burnley at Wigan’s Christopher Park training complex.  Novillo is a free agent after recently leaving Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot by mutual consent. A product of Olympique Lyonnais’ world…

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FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview

FC Metz v Stade Brestois 29: Coupe de France Preview

Last season FC Metz were deservedly crowned Ligue 2 champions, winning the league by eleven points and losing just six games. However, the transition from Ligue 2 to football at France’s highest level hasn’t gone as smoothly as either Les Messins’ coach Albert Cartier or their supporters would have hoped at the beginning of the current league campaign. Cartier’s side are currently anchored at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table, with the lanterne rouge side…

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Le Poiré-sur-Vie v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Le Poiré-sur-Vie v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Le Poiré-sur-Vie beat CFA side FC Bressuire in the previous round, but now face much tougher opposition in the round of 16. Overall, the side from the Pays de la Loire region of France have had a pretty miserable campaign, although their recent form has been much better. Perhaps this cup run has been a real positive for the team and helped propel them in the National division. They do have some players in their…

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Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Valenciennes’ Dayot Upamecano Isn’t Joining Manchester United

Reports emerged on Transfer Deadline Day that Manchester United had agreed the signing of Valenciennes’ young 16-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano. However, with two days having passed since the window closed there seemed to have been a lack of infromation coming from both clubs. Today, local newspaper La Voix du Nord is reporting that Upamecano is still a Valenciennes player and that the original deal was off. While the French club had agreed with compensation of  €450,000 with…

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Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France

Wigan Athletic’s Andy Delort Set For Return to France

Since his summer move to the English Championship, Wigan Athletic striker Andy Delort has endured a frustrating spell at the Lancashire club. Now it appears that the forward could make a surprise return to Tours FC, just five months after he left the Ligue 2 side. On Friday evening during Tours FC’s eventual two-nil home defeat to AC Ajaccio, France Football reported that negotiations were possibly underway between the Indre-et-Loire club and Wigan Athletic. The former AC…

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West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

Angers SCO’s free-scoring centre-forward Jonathan Kodjia is becoming increasingly sought after, as the end of the current January transfer window draws ever closer. The 25-year-old has scored thirteen goals this season in Ligue 2 and is currently the league’s top scorer. A move abroad in the current window is believed to be less likely for Kodjia, and this will come as a disappointment to West Bromwich Albion and Reading supporters, as it’s believed that both…

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Arles-Avignon to sign French striker on loan from FC Sion

Arles-Avignon to sign French striker on loan from FC Sion

It’s safe to say that AC Arles-Avignon, currently bottom of Ligue 2, have endured a complicated start to season, but Friday night’s one-nil victory over AS Nancy handed Victor Zvunka’s side an impressive and unexpected three points. It now appears that more good news will follow Friday’s night’s win, with L’Équipe today reporting that ACA are close to strengthening their attacking options with the signature of Fousseyni Cissé on loan from Swiss side FC Sion until the end…

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