Preview: Girondins de Bordeaux vs FC Nantes – Coupe de France

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We have a Derby de l’Atlantique on our hands on Wednesday evening as the last sixteen sees Bordeaux hosting Nantes. Bordeaux especially will be looking at this fixture as a welcome distraction from recent results. After an impressive, if rarely scintillating, unbeaten run came to a shuddering end with a 5-1 Coupe de la Ligue semi-final mauling at the hands of […]

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Stoke City Linked with Rescuing French International

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If The Stoke Sentinel is to be believed, FC Porto’s Gianelli Imbula could be on his way to the Premier League this month – the local paper is reporting that the former Olympique de Marseille man could leave Portugal for the Britannia Stadium. Porto payed Marseille €20 million in the summer and even though he has only played nine league […]

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Lille Name Their Price for Tottenham Hotspur Target

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Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has been monitored by Tottenham Hotspur for over a year now, even before he joined the Northern club from SCO Angers last January. Now, the 2011 Ligue 1 champions have told any interested party, via L’Equipe, that they will have to pay between €25-30 million to sign their top scorer. After the mess that was Divock […]

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Ligue 1: Week 16 – Preview + Predictions

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Paris Saint-Germain remain top, already crowned Autumn champions – like that is an actual thing! Below the Parisians is where all the action is. Angers were second briefly, until SM Caen beat struggling Bordeaux on Sunday. Nice continued their Jeykll & Hyde impression: reduced to 10-men, they lost to a Toulouse side looking to find a new, younger identity. Walking […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 8

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No time to take a breathe this week as Ligue 1 gets into it’s eighth week the day after Week 7 has finished. Rennes, Marseille and Saint-Etienne will hope to continue their strong home form. Bordeaux try to recover from shipping six as they welcome Lyon to the Matmut Atlantique and Nantes will hope their extra week’s rest will help […]

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FC Nantes: Under Construction

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The window of FC Nantes’ city-centre shop, situated on the edge of the old town, sees six figures in various FCN shirts looking menacingly out at shoppers. The figures in question are Vincent Bessat, Jordan Veretout, Issa Cissokho, Alejandro Bedoya, Lucas Deaux and Papy Djilobodji. Of that collection of players only Bedoya and Deaux remain at the club. Bessat opened his Ligue […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week Five

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Ligue 1 is back after the international break and everyone is hoping that someone can stop the Paris Saint-Germain juggernaut. Stade de Reims, Stade Rennais and Angers try to continue their good starts, while Montpellier and Gazelec are just looking to find the back of the net. by @Gibney_A Olympique Lyonnais v Lille OSC: Saturday 16:00 Saturday afternoon sees Hervé Renard and Lille […]

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Papy Djilobodji: Who is the Chelsea New Boy?

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On Monday afternoon, the final day of the French transfer window, Chelsea completed the unexpected signing of Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji for a fee reported to be €3m million. It surprised everyone when reports in both the French and English press suggested that Chelsea could be on the verge of signing the Senegal international. The 26-year-old may not be the most […]

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