Archive for category: Ligue 2

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When […]

May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

Lens‘ appeal to the DNCG over their promotion being blocked resulted in a less-than-positive decision on Tuesday, with the appeal body confirming that insufficient financial guarantees for the proposed budget have been given. Initially the shortfall was explained as being due to a bank transfer being late due to a public […]

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Last season was not a happy one for Valenciennes, who hit the relegation zone after five games and never dragged themselves out of it. They changed managers, bringing in Ariel Jacobs for Daniel Sanchez, they got in Abdul Majeed Waris on loan in January, but it didn’t work. Their season featured not […]

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

So… After the Helena Costa debacle, it’s difficult to know whether Claude Michy’s latest managerial appointment is a clumsy mea culpa, a desperate attempt to save face, or simply confirmation that he’s a man who doesn’t know when to stop digging. Whatever his thinking, one has to assume that after the litany of criticisms […]

Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Monday. A brief, brusque, and unexpected communique from Claude Michy, President of Clermont Foot : Helena Costa has decided not to honour her commitments to Clermont Foot. Helena Costa will therefore not take up the position of manager for the coming season. This decision is sudden and surprising. Tuesday morning. […]

World Cup Player Preview: Abdul Majeed Waris

World Cup Player Preview: Abdul Majeed Waris

Heading to their third World Cup, and looking to build on their previous achievements reaching the last 16 on their debut in Germany, and that quarter-final against Uruguay in South Africa in 2010, Ghana have been handed a place in a very tricky group along with Germany, Portugal and the […]

Guillermo Ochoa: Hoping for that one chance at glory

Guillermo Ochoa: Hoping for that one chance at glory

When an injury to Club América’s veteran goalkeeper Adolfo Ríos allowed him his professional debut in the 2004 Mexican Clausura tournament, 18-year old goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa didn’t think twice. Within weeks, he had shown he was up for the challenge. Within months, he had proved he was something much more special […]

Valenciennes: 2013/14 Season Review

Valenciennes: 2013/14 Season Review

This season was a complete disaster for Valenciennes, it’s as simple as that. The Northerners had worked hard to establish themselves as a Ligue 1 club for nine years, only to wash that all away thanks to a nightmare campaign. Pre-season expectations were for VA to finish up around the […]