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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 […]

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

With five games to go (mostly) in the Premier League, 13th to 20th are separated by 9 points and while there is a five point span between safety / not-safety, there are five games in hand and managerial moves to consider, so things are, if not still up in the […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

AS Cannes and the windmills of Moulins are the two lowest-ranked teams left in the Coupe de France, and if ever there was a fairy tale set to continue in this competition, the Dragons of Cannes are the perfect characters, and this time they’re the good guys. Ligue 1 sides […]

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 […]

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

At the end of October, there was a slight ‘what? really?’ feeling when looking at the Ligue 1 table. Not so much the presence of newly-promoted Monaco second only on goal difference to reigning champions PSG, but the sight of En Avant Guingamp most definitely en avant and sitting in […]

Coupe de France: L’Ile Rousse v Guingamp

Coupe de France: L’Ile Rousse v Guingamp

L’Ile Rousse have already made history - the CFA2 side came into the last 32 having faced off only against teams around or below them in the league pyramid, so although they had done so with some big scorelines, it was the shock of the round when they held on obdurately […]

Coupe de France: Concarneau v Guingamp

Coupe de France: Concarneau v Guingamp

Football is a serious business in Brittany. With four teams in the top flight and numerous sides hovering close to the professional leagues, the westernmost region of France is home to more bitter rivalries, unlikely unions and flaming passions than a whole week of Eastenders. So when the “Tuna fishermen” […]

Coupe de France: Bourg-Péronnas – Guingamp

Bourg-Péronnas will welcome the Bretons of En Avant de Guingamp to the Rhône-Alps on Sunday afternoon. FCBP have met and performed well against a number of Ligue 1 sides down the years so EAG would be wise to bring their A-game – they sit fourth in the Championnat National and […]