FC Metz Need to Cohade or Go Home

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As promotion celebrations go, you’d be hard-pushed to find more muted: Metz had secured the final promotion slot to return to Ligue 1, but only after a disastrous night during which Le Havre overhauled a three point and six goal deficit, beating Bourg-en-Bresse 5-0, leaving Metz hanging on to a flattering 1-0 loss at Lens. Philippe Hischberger’s men were going […]

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Le50 2016: Thomas Didillon – FC Metz

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As FC Metz brought in a raft of new players during the summer in their quest for an immediate return to Ligue 1, only in one position were no purchases made; however, one major change did take place, as 19-year-old goalkeeper Thomas Didillon took over the number 1 slot from Johann Carrasso. While Metz’s season has been a rollercoaster, with […]

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AJ Auxerre v FC Metz: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 33

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Auxerre had a great 2-0 win against Red Star a few weeks ago away from home which looked to have moved them back into the promotion race. However, back to back defeats to Bourg-en-Bresse and RC Lens appears to have ended any lingering hopes of a top three finish. The Burgundy outfit are nine points adrift of that spot now […]

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Ligue 2 Previews: Week 28

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FC Metz vs Stade Brestois 29: Friday 19:00 – @FRfootballWillG As has been the case for most of the season, Metz have once again stuttered in their bid for promotion. No wins in three after three consecutive wins sums up their campaign, with the Lorraine side now 5th in Ligue 2 and not looking any more likely to grab the […]

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Ligue 2 Week 25 – Previews

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As we begin to approach the business end of the season, we preview two big matches which take place this weekend, which may have a major bearing on places at the top and bottom of the table come the end of the season.   AS Nancy-Lorraine vs FC Metz Friday 5 February 19:00 by @FRfootballWillG The Lorraine derby is set […]

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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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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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