Ligue 1 Week 23 – Previews and Predictions

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Another exciting Ligue 1 weekend is in store, as Troyes host Nantes looking to back up last week’s first win of the season, Marseille aim for their first league win at home since September, and Bordeaux attempt to find eleven players who haven’t yet moved to the far north of England. Here’s our pick of three of the weekend’s most […]

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Ludovic Giuly: The “Magic Elf” continues to cast his spell

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Nick Roberts looks at the career of Ludovic Giuly – one which has gone full circle – never forget where you come from. In 2013, Ludovic Giuly finally returned to the club that he had left 19 years before – it may not echo the historic arches of the two virages behind the goals at the Gerland nor the colossal […]

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Steve Savidan: The Man Who Brought Joy Back to Valenciennes

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The annals of football are littered with late bloomers.  Toto Schillaci went from Serie B to World Cup Golden Boot in one year, while Ian Wright, signed by Arsenal at the age of 28, somehow still managed to become their highest ever scorer. And of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you can […]

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Ligue 1: Week 20 – Preview + Predictions

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Ligue 1 is back following the winter break and the Coupe de France and, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s, 19-point lead at the top, we couldn’t be more excited for its return. Lyon open their brand new stadium against Troyes, Marseille will try to win at home against Guingamp and Lille boss Frederic Antonetti faces his old side Nice at the Stade […]

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Stoke City Linked with Rescuing French International

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If The Stoke Sentinel is to be believed, FC Porto’s Gianelli Imbula could be on his way to the Premier League this month – the local paper is reporting that the former Olympique de Marseille man could leave Portugal for the Britannia Stadium. Porto payed Marseille €20 million in the summer and even though he has only played nine league […]

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Liverpool Tracking Monaco’s Teenage Forward

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Ligue 1 side AS Monaco face a dilemma this month. After only joining the first team over the past few months, 17-year-old forward, Kylian Mbappé, is out of contract in June, and according to L’Equipe, is already on the radar of both Real Madrid and Liverpool. The Monesgasque side spent the summer buying a lot of young talent, and at […]

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Former Manchester City Playmaker On the Move Again

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Former Manchester City midfielder Marcos “Rony” Lopes should be on the move this winter. Earlier in the week, his agent Mikkel Beck revealed to Foot Mercato that his client was considering a six-month loan spell away from Monaco in order to find more playing time. When asked about the possibility of moving to Lille the former LOSC player said: “It […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas

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Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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