Don’t Look Back in Angers: Bristol City New Boy is Ready to Rock The Robins

Don’t Look Back in Angers: Bristol City New Boy is Ready to Rock The Robins

After months of speculation, Ligue 2’s Player of the Season Jonathan Kodjia finally brought an end to rumours of a prolonged stay with Ligue 1 new boys Angers SCO  when last week he signed with Bristol City on a three-year contract as part of a £2.1 million transfer. Kodjia’s departure to the other side of the Channel is certainly not the first and is unlikely to be the last journey made by a French-based footballer to…

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West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

West Brom and Reading Target Kodjia Linked With Ligue 1 Move

Angers SCO’s free-scoring centre-forward Jonathan Kodjia is becoming increasingly sought after, as the end of the current January transfer window draws ever closer. The 25-year-old has scored thirteen goals this season in Ligue 2 and is currently the league’s top scorer. A move abroad in the current window is believed to be less likely for Kodjia, and this will come as a disappointment to West Bromwich Albion and Reading supporters, as it’s believed that both…

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Angers’ Kodjia reported target for Palace and West Brom

Angers’ Kodjia reported target for Palace and West Brom

Earlier in the January transfer window, Angers SCO’s Jonathan Kodjia had been linked with a move to Lorient in Ligue 1, but now Foot Mercato are reporting that the 25-year-old is a target for Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League and Championship side Cardiff City. Having scored 12 goals in France’s second-tier so far this season, the centre-forward has caused quite a stir, with scouts making their way to the Stade…

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L’Affaire Crocodile – Investigation into Ligue 2

L’Affaire Crocodile – Investigation into Ligue 2

On Tuesday morning, news broke of multiple arrests in the world of French football. Confusingly, there seemed to be two different inquiries going on – one into transfer dealings relating to OM, and one into match-fixing, involving several Ligue 2 teams but pivoting around Nimes, who were battling relegation last season, finally managing to stay up in 15th. The following is a summation of developments in the latter case, for the benefit of non-French-speaking readers,…

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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 mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Ligue 2 Promotion Race Set for Five Star Finish

Things are heating up nicely in the race for promotion from Ligue 2 to Ligue 1. With one team having already sealed their place in France’s elite for the 2014-2015 season, several others are trying their best to win the opportunity to test themselves at a higher level. That team which has already been promoted is FC Metz. They have been atop the league table since the twelfth round of games and confirmed their place…

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Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade Rennais’ are positioned better than most. After losing in the 2009 final to Ligue 2 side Guingamp, then again in the final of the Coupe…

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Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Group B of the CFA is clearly the place to be if you want to become a Coupe de France hero this year. After Chasselay’s defeat of Ligue 2 Istres, and Yzeure’s giant-killing of Ligue 1 Lorient, it is AS Moulins, conquerors of Toulouse, who will be flying the flag for the second pool of France’s fourth tier, in this week’s Coupe de France Quarter-Finals. Hervé Loubat’s men are having an excellent season in league…

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