Archive for category: AS Monaco

AS Monaco: 2013/14 Season Review

AS Monaco: 2013/14 Season Review

Though they secured a club record points haul on their way to second place in Ligue 1, in the eyes of their rich new ownership with lofty aspirations, Monaco’s season might nevertheless be described as a failure. After all, despite very heavy summer spending, they mounted no real challenge to […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

While onlookers wish for magic, maybe the most important factor in cup competition, after raw ability, is motivation. The situations of the two teams facing off on Wednesday could not be more different. Monaco hit the top three almost immediately on arrival back in Ligue 1, and have been solidly second […]

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

With only four Ligue 1 teams left and two CFA sides still hanging around in the last eight, Ligue 2′s Lens must practically feel like Coupe de France favorites at this point. They’ve already dispatched two top division teams in their march to the quarterfinals (Bastia and Lyon, both in […]

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

The magic’s back. Eight teams, including two from the fourth tier of French football, will be fighting it out for a place in the semi-final, hoping for an iconic piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season. No replays. No names on shirts. No messing. Tuesday 25 March 19.45 GMT […]

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

So we’re finally here; Ranieri vs Blanc, Russia vs Qatar, Falcao vs Ibrahimovic, Monaco vs PSG. Oh wait hang on, one of those is wrong. It won’t be Falcao lining up against Ibrahimovic in the second El Cashico after the Colombian’s terrible injury that looks to have ended his season. […]

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

Between them, they have spent around £250m this season, but it looks like both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are likely to spend a little more over the next few days. Indeed, Monaco have already spent close to £10m on signing Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore from Anzhi Makhachkala earlier […]

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Preview: Monaco v Marseille, Game 22

Just a few days after dealing with the blow of losing star striker Falcao, possibly until the end of the season, AS Monaco (2nd in the table) host Olympique de Marseille (5th) on Sunday to stay alive in the Ligue 1 title race. Claudio Ranieri’s side is under pressure after […]

Coupe de France: Chasselay Monts d’Or Azergues vs AS Monaco

Coupe de France: Chasselay Monts d’Or Azergues vs AS Monaco

La magie de la Coupe. Something that the FA Cup tries to monopolise, but which has been diluted to homeopathic levels by reserve team selections, Wembley semi-finals and tea-time Final kick-offs. France still take their romantic duties seriously however, and a sprinkling of magic took place in the last round, […]