Archive for category: FC Nantes

Alejandro Bedoya: Bringing Belief to the USA

Alejandro Bedoya: Bringing Belief to the USA

Four years ago, Alejandro Bedoya’s World Cup dreams were dashed when US coach Bob Bradley made the then 23-year-old one of the last players cut from his squad for South Africa. At the time, Bedoya was plying his trade in Sweden, establishing himself as a central figure at Örebro SK. […]

FC Nantes: 2013/14 Season Review

FC Nantes: 2013/14 Season Review

FC Nantes’ return to the French top flight was certainly eventful, as the club went through a rollercoaster ride putting their fans through a whole gamut of emotions. There were many highs and lows, plenty of off-field goings-on, and all the twists and turns one is accustomed to with the […]

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 […]

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

On Saturday,  the city of Nantes was awash with protesters campaigning against the opening of a new airport. The protests degenerated into terrible clashes between riot police and protesters, the result of which was large-scale damage in the city centre. The protesters ran wild destroying bus shelters, attacking offices and […]

Six Canaries Tweeting: Vincent Bessat

Six Canaries Tweeting: Vincent Bessat

Every so often a player just catches your eye, something draws you in, makes you sit up and pay attention. Usually it’s tricky winger, a powerful centre forward or a cavalier full-back. Vincent Bessat is none of these, but every time he enters the pitch clad in yellow, you can’t […]

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

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

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 […]

FC Nantes predator Filip Djordjevic future in the balance

FC Nantes predator Filip Djordjevic future in the balance

Looking at the Ligue 1 top goalscorers chart one finds three veritable superstars in the top four in Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The one intruder in that group is FC Nantes’ Serbian hitman Fillip Djordjevic. His eight goals have propelled Nantes up the league and into flirting […]

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Sleeping with the enemy: French and English clubs do battle in Europe

Entente cordiale? This week the Champions League gets into gear with the start of the group stages and match-day one sees an Anglo-French match-up in the shape of Olympique de Marseille taking on Arsenal at the Vélodrome. In this piece, we will look other similar memorable games involving sides from […]