Archive for category: FC Nantes

Bastia and Claude Makelele Can-Nantes afford another defeat

Bastia and Claude Makelele Can-Nantes afford another defeat

New Bastia coach Claude Makelele would have hoped for better than 18th place in the table after the first six games. However, the Corsicans have at least managed to pick up six points in that period and played some good football at times; SCB just need to become a more […]

Preview: FC Nantes v AS Monaco – Third time’s the charm

Preview: FC Nantes v AS Monaco – Third time’s the charm

Exactly a year ago to the weekend, FC Nantes welcomed one of Ligue 1’s big-money juggernauts to le Stade de la Beaujoire. The opposition in question had began the season with two disappointing results in their opening two league games and were looking to get their season up and running. […]

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

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 […]

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 […]