Who is Sehrou Guirassy? The Fox Catches His Newest Dogue

Who is Sehrou Guirassy? The Fox Catches His Newest Dogue

The Hervé Renard-era is now officially here and the charismatic coach has been quick to make his mark on his new team by buying and selling within the current transfer window. The former Sochaux boss has obviously learned from the success of one of Lille’s best pieces of business last year, by returning to Ligue 2 to source his latest transfer target. Before his January move to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Sofiane Boufal stood out as…

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DNCG Strike Again As SC Bastia Face Ridiculous Relegation to Ligue 2

DNCG Strike Again As SC Bastia Face Ridiculous Relegation to Ligue 2

While most football sites are currently focussing on the transfer window and various international tournaments going on, French football has another traditional subject to factor in – admin. Every summer, the DNCG (Direction Nationale du Controle de Gestion – responsible for oversight of rules, budgets, etc) gets through a frankly ludicrous amount of bureaucratic to-ing and fro-ing, which can also involve appeals, magistrates courts, the Olympic Committe, local politicians, et une perdrix dans un poirier….

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2014/15 French Football Weekly Ligue 2 Awards

2014/15 French Football Weekly Ligue 2 Awards

After our Ligue 1 Awards, we wanted to do the same for Ligue 2. We consulted our experts and they picked they players and coach deserving of the awards. Here is your Player, Young Player, Coach, and Goalkeeper of the Year.    Thank you to everyone that has contributed in some way to French Football Weekly this season. We appreciate every comment, every RT and all you do to help us. We wouldn’t be anything…

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

AJ Auxerre make the journey from Burgundy to Paris on Saturday, hoping to upset the odds and stop Paris Saint-Germain winning an unprecedented treble. It is going to be tough, but here is Steve Wyss on how they get here, and who and what will be key to their success. To make the final of the Coupe de France is a great achievement for any Ligue 2 side, although some would argue that Auxerre have…

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Situation Report: Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National

Situation Report: Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National

So – many things sewn up, but many things to play for. Ligue 1 PSG are champions after winning 2-1 at Montpellier – they only needed a point to confirm their third consecutive title but Lyon made that academic by drawing 1-1 at Bordeaux anyway, confirming they will come second. That also means that the race for sixth is over, with Bordeaux winning that and thus taking the final Europa League spot (unless Auxerre usurps it…

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016

The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to try out a couple of his deputies in the absence of captain Hugo Lloris. With…

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Top-Flight Troyes: On the Verge of Promotion

Top-Flight Troyes: On the Verge of Promotion

There is a distinct chance that corks will be popping in the Champagne region this weekend, as Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champagne will achieve automatic promotion to Ligue 1 if they record a tenth away triumph of the season on Friday night, against Ligue 2’s eighth-placed outfit AS Nancy-Lorraine. Jean-Marc Furlan’s side have impressed with their consistently high levels of performance throughout this season, and it’s thanks to their strong form that they find themselves…

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What is Behind the Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio?

What is Behind the Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio?

In what has been a fairly unremarkable Ligue 2 season, there is one team that everyone keeps talking about. Despite being written off at the start of the campaign, GFC Ajaccio are extraordinarily still inside the promotion places, seemingly with a good chance of making it all the way up to the top flight. In terms of results, it’s been a season of surprises in Ligue 2, but ultimately the current top ten contains most…

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