Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 22: Clermont on the Front Foot

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At the top of Ligue 2, both Nancy and Dijon are starting to pull away from the pack, while below them seven teams are divided by just six points. From Le Havre in third to Auxerre in sixth, with even Tours and Laval just another point back. AS Nancy v Nimes Olympique: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Nancy were forced to accept […]

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Ligue 2: Week 21 – Preview

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Dijon FCO v Bourg-en-Bresse: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Dijon are unbeaten in six games and are still one of the firm promotion favourites, but a run of three draws in their last four has slightly hindered progress. They failed to break down a couple of resolute defences at home to Red Star and Auxerre (0-0), whilst last week they needed a […]

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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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Preview: Coupe de la Ligue – Last 16

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We have reached the last 16 of the Coupe de la Ligue – eight fixtures, with smaller clubs looking to find a way into Europe outside of the unpredictability of the season in Ligue 1. Four Ligue 2 sides are left in the competition, but they all face Ligue 1 opposition. The games are spread over two days, with coverage […]

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Ligue 2 : Week 18 Previews

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Much of Ligue 2 will be pleased to return to the bread and butter of league action this weekend. Seven second-tier clubs were knocked out of the Coupe de France last weekend, including the current top three, Dijon, Nancy and Metz, and only eight Ligue 2 clubs have made it through to the next round. The old “concentrating on the […]

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Ligue 2: Week 17 – Preview

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There is no chance to sit and analyse the results from this weekend as we are straight into the mid-week Ligue 2 fixtures. RC Lens and Nimes kicked things off with a 1-0 home win on Monday. The Crocodiles are still seven points from safety, and the three points takes Lens up to 10th before everyone else plays. Dijon face a tough […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 15

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Football returns this weekend and so does Steve Wyss, here to guide you through the Week 15 Ligue 2 fixtures. Dijon FCO – Clermont Foot: Friday 19:00 Dijon’s season so far has very much mirrored recent campaigns. A run of seven wins in their first nine games propelled them to the top of the Ligue 2 table. Indeed, at that […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Allez Ahamada and Rain Stops Play – Again

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Midweek Cup Action Ahoy! The Coupe de la Ligue reached the seiziemes – or, due to the structure of the competition, the dixiemes; we’ve already lost all the eligible third-tier teams and most of Ligue 2, as they made up the first two rounds. But now is the time the big boys arrive! Or, some of them, as the European teams are still […]

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