Le50 2016: Léo Dubois – FC Nantes

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When Nantes announced over the summer that they had handed Leo Dubois a new contract it seemed to suggest that the youngster would be part of Michel Der Zakarian’s plans for the season. Indeed, that proved to be the case with the youngster starting the first eight league games of the campaign. Der Zakarian has never been afraid to throw […]

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Le50 2016: Valentin Rongier – FC Nantes

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When the ball fell to Valentin Rongier around 25 yards out during Nantes’ 3-0 win over Troyes in mid-October, what proceeded had the air of something special. As the ball rolled towards him Rongier didn’t think – he didn’t even take a touch. He hit the ball first time and could have hardly hit it more sweetly. It rocketed into […]

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SC Bastia v FC Nantes : Ligue 1 – Week 27 Preview

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While everyone else is watching the Champions League, Ligue 1 is using this midweek opportunity to catch up on some delayed matches, this one due to public order fears rather than the usual weather-related pitch-knack, as in Gazelec v Marseille, kicking off at the same time. Some background – after the away trip to Reims in game 26, which Bastia won 1-0, […]

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Rennes v FC Nantes: Ligue 1 – Week 29 Preview

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Another week, another Breton(-ish) derby. But this is the biggest one – Rennes vs Nantes – and is arguably the biggest match between the two in a while, the winner having the chance to steal a march on the loser in the fight for European places. Heading into injury time last weekend, Rennes were on the way to a poor […]

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FC Sochaux v FC Nantes: Coupe de France Preview

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Granville may be the fairytale story of this season’s Coupe de France, but FC Sochaux are quietly flying under the radar and are just one game away from the semi-finals. Les Lionceaux, one of the French league’s founding members, take on Nantes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal at a time of uncertainty. They currently sit 18th in Ligue 2, two points […]

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FC Nantes v AS Monaco: Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions

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It’s a battle between two of Ligue 1’s most in-form teams as Nantes host Monaco on Sunday afternoon. Both these sides have quietly put together impressive runs of form that have led to Michel Der Zakarian’s side to sixth (two points behind third with a game in hand) and the principality side claiming second place as their own. Les Canaris […]

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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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