Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Bottom three surprise?

Week 3 5 Reasons

Three teams to get off the mark Whilst many may have predicted that come week three, both Lens and Evian would have failed to get off the mark, I doubt many, if any, would have guessed that Monaco would also be part of that club.  After a home loss to Lorient and a comprehensive defeat to Bordeaux last week, the Monegasques […]

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2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

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It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for the other accolades in France’s top division. There are loads […]

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Evian Thonon Gaillard: 2013/14 Season Review

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If it wasn’t for the end of season heroics of Daniel Wass against Sochaux at the Stade Auguste Bonal, Evian’s season would have been a complete failure. Twelve months ago they were excited about their Coupe de France final against Bordeaux, and although they lost 3-2 in the end, the fall from grace has been sudden but equally bizarre. Out […]

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The Best of the Worst: Ligue 1 Relegation Bound XI

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It’s around this point in the season when people start prepping their Team of the Season articles, and hoping that nobody has a calamitous crash in form or unexpectedly starts knocking in hat-tricks as part of a late surge for the European places. Not here. Oh no (OK, we will almost certainly put one together, we just haven’t been that […]

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Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

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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 air, at least hovering gently. Contrast this with France, where […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

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The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result : Nantes 1 – 0 Auxerre Goal-machine Fernando Aristeguieta broke the […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

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This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to give those teams playing in Europe a little bit of […]

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