Preview: Granville vs Bourg-en-Bresse – Coupe de France

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Fifth tier Granville will fly the flag for the CFA2 this week as they host Ligue 2 Bourg-en-Bresse as the lowest-ranked team remaining in the Coupe de France. In the previous round their Stade Louis-Dior was full as they beat their CFA2 peers Sarreguemines 3-1 thanks to two goals in the final six minutes. Top scorer Thomas Vauvy was the […]

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Preview: Sochaux vs Monaco – Coupe de France

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Distractions, distractions – both teams here may be wondering if a cup run falls into the category ‘good thing’ or ‘bad thing’, but for rather different reasons. Sochaux are languishing in 19th place in Ligue 2, and their supporters are writing open letters to voice their concerns about the new owners who arrived in the summer, Chinese LED-manufacturers Ledus (not the […]

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Ligue 2 Week 25 – Previews

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As we begin to approach the business end of the season, we preview two big matches which take place this weekend, which may have a major bearing on places at the top and bottom of the table come the end of the season.   AS Nancy-Lorraine vs FC Metz Friday 5 February 19:00 by @FRfootballWillG The Lorraine derby is set […]

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Ligue 2: Week 24 – Previews

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Another vital mid-week round of Ligue 2 fixtures kick off the action this week. Nancy and Dijon have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table, while Sochaux and Creteil fight it out at the bottom, giving Nimes the chance to continue their remarkable escape bid. US Creteil v FC Sochaux: Tuesday 20:00 – @FRfootballWillG Creteil […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 22: Clermont on the Front Foot

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At the top of Ligue 2, both Nancy and Dijon are starting to pull away from the pack, while below them seven teams are divided by just six points. From Le Havre in third to Auxerre in sixth, with even Tours and Laval just another point back. AS Nancy v Nimes Olympique: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Nancy were forced to accept […]

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Preview: Coupe de France Last 32 – Day Four

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Another day another tie in the week-long Coupe de France Round of 32. Just one match tonight, as Ligue 1 meets Ligue 2 for a place in the final 16. Saint-Etienne vs AC Ajaccio – 20.00 GMT by @meatmansoccer There’s an old saying about buses. You wait ages for one, then loads turn up at once. That is certainly the case […]

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Steve Savidan: The Man Who Brought Joy Back to Valenciennes

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The annals of football are littered with late bloomers.  Toto Schillaci went from Serie B to World Cup Golden Boot in one year, while Ian Wright, signed by Arsenal at the age of 28, somehow still managed to become their highest ever scorer. And of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you can […]

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Ligue 2: Week 21 – Preview

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Dijon FCO v Bourg-en-Bresse: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Dijon are unbeaten in six games and are still one of the firm promotion favourites, but a run of three draws in their last four has slightly hindered progress. They failed to break down a couple of resolute defences at home to Red Star and Auxerre (0-0), whilst last week they needed a […]

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