Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

The Ligue 1 title race is one of, if not the, closest in European football this season, but perhaps more thrilling is the battle for promotion in France’s second tier. As many as 10 teams can at least be considered as harbouring hopes of earning a place in the top flight, as Ligue 2 once again showcases just why it […]

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Auxerre struggling to adapt to life in Ligue 2

Oliech Auxerre

Relegation. The word strikes fear into fans, players and officials of pretty much every club on the planet, and while many teams have demonstrated that it is possible to recover from dropping down a division, for most it is a disaster that can often decimate their squad and do untold damage to their financial infrastructure. One club that is currently […]

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Celtic showing an interest in Auxerre’s Willy Boly

Yesterday news from both the French and British press had Scottish champions Celtic linked with a move for Auxerre defender Willy Boly. And it looks like the 21-year old will be the next player to leave the Stade l’Abbe Deschamps after l’AJA were relegated to Ligue 2 last season. After breaking through during the 2010/11 season, it was last year […]

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend […]

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