Bureaucracy Round-Up : Evian – it’s a waterfall

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The summer ‘break’ in football is a time for many things – international tournaments, transfer rumours, ill-advised posts on instagram from your favourite players, confusing pre-season matches against Austrian amateur sides that somehow end up on TV anyway, and – in France at least – admin, which is definitely in the top five national sports. The DNCG (financial overseer of French […]

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Floyd Ayite to Fulham

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After rumours linking Nottingham Forest with SC Bastia’s winger / centre-forward Floyd Ayite after they brought in Philippe Montanier as their new manager, the Togolese international has signed for Fulham on a three-year deal with an option for one more. BREAKING: Please join us in welcoming Floyd Ayité to Fulham Football Club! > https://t.co/dnojOftiyE pic.twitter.com/qcxc0mTTRI — Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 1, 2016 […]

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Le50 2016: Thomas Didillon – FC Metz

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As FC Metz brought in a raft of new players during the summer in their quest for an immediate return to Ligue 1, only in one position were no purchases made; however, one major change did take place, as 19-year-old goalkeeper Thomas Didillon took over the number 1 slot from Johann Carrasso. While Metz’s season has been a rollercoaster, with […]

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Ligue 1 PREVIEW: OM v Stade de Reims and Reims v Relegation – Week 37

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To say Marseille have had a difficult season is not so much an understatement as, well, something else entirely. L’Equipe headlined their last match, a 1-0 win away at Angers, after eleven matches without a victory, with ‘Marseille tient son maintien‘ (roughly, ‘Marseille are staying up’) – and this was of a very different mood than those Leicester fans waving a […]

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Le50 2016: Lys Mousset – Le Havre AC

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Sometimes players start seasons as they mean to go on, and that’s exactly how Lys Mousset began this Ligue 2 campaign as Le Havre visited Bourg-en-Bresse. The latest product off from the Normand club’s famous youth system took just one touch after coming off the bench before rifling home a blistering 40-yard strike high past Sébastien Callamand. Some questioned whether […]

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Le50 2016: Fabien Centonze – Evian TG

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few are as versatile as Évian Thonon-Gaillard’s star youth product Fabien Centonze. In a season in which the club has struggled to adapt to another spell in Ligue 2 after last season’s relegation, the 19-year-old utility man’s development has been a much needed source of pride for les Roses’ supporters and directors. The Voiron-born youngster has made an impressive 31 […]

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Le50 2016: Angelo Fulgini – Valenciennes FC

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As first matches as a professional go, it wasn’t a bad start. Making his first Valenciennes appearance since signing his first contract in the summer, it took Angelo Fulgini four minutes to score his club’s – and Ligue 2’s – first goal of the season, in VAFC’s 1-0 win at Niort. It was no surprise that Fulgini seemed in a […]

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Le50 2016: Adrien Hunou – Clermont Foot/Stade Rennais

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Another player to emerge from the renowned Rennes academy, Adrien Hunou has really blossomed whilst on loan with high-flying Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot. Under coach Corinne Diacre, Hunou has progressed leaps and bounds from the slight figure who only got the occasional game at Rennes. In his second spell on loan with Clermont, after a successful time in early […]

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