Former Lyon Youth Product Linked With Wigan Athletic Move

Former Lyon Youth Product Linked With Wigan Athletic Move

Wigan Athletic could be close to signing twenty-three-year-old attacking midfielder Harry Novillo. According to Vital Football, Novillo, who represented France’s  U19  side eight times,  is believed to be training with The Latics and is said to have impressed in a training match against Premier League side Burnley at Wigan’s Christopher Park training complex.  Novillo is a free agent after recently leaving Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot by mutual consent. A product of Olympique Lyonnais’ world…

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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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Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

So… After the Helena Costa debacle, it’s difficult to know whether Claude Michy’s latest managerial appointment is a clumsy mea culpa, a desperate attempt to save face, or simply confirmation that he’s a man who doesn’t know when to stop digging. Whatever his thinking, one has to assume that after the litany of criticisms in Costa’s statement about her decision to step away from the role, the new appointee was smart enough to get cast-iron guarantees from the club…

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Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Monday. A brief, brusque, and unexpected communique from Claude Michy, President of Clermont Foot : Helena Costa has decided not to honour her commitments to Clermont Foot. Helena Costa will therefore not take up the position of manager for the coming season. This decision is sudden and surprising. Tuesday morning. A press conference in which Costa said not very much, that she had discussed her reasons with Michy, and would not discuss them publicly. She…

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Helena Costa to Clermont – A New Era?

Helena Costa to Clermont – A New Era?

On Tuesday night, game 36 played out in Ligue 2. Caen had won in Brest on Monday, to stay second with a game in hand, and the game to which all eyes were drawn the next night was Lens’ epic 6-1 hammering of Istres, which not only put them level on points with SMC, but also put a significant dent in their goal difference advantage. Metz were crowned Ligue 2 champions with a tight 1-0…

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2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco splash their cash in Ligue 1 in preparation for world-wide dominance, the more humble surroundings of Ligue 2 takes a slightly more subdued approach than…

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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 of the 2012-13 season is only a matter of hours away with all eyes cast…

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