FC Nantes: Goalless and now Coachless

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You cannot spell slaughter without laughter. Both were in evidence in spades Wednesday night at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes. The slaughter took place on the pitch as Olympique Lyonnais inflicted a historic 6-0 defeat on their hosts. The laughter was down to the enormous amount of gallows humour on show in the stands, particularly during the second […]

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Coupe de la Ligue: Laval v Montpellier – Nantes v Angers

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The Coupe de la Ligue is back for a midweek round with the fourteen non-European Ligue 1 teams joining the party, along with four Ligue 2 teams and two from third-tier National. Stade Lavallois v Montpellier Hérault SC, 18:45 CEST (Canal+ Sport)  Stade Lavallois are bottom of Ligue 2, and have only scored six goals in the dozen matches played thus far in […]

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Ligue 1 Betting: Week 10 – PSG vs Marseille, Nantes vs Rennes, Monaco vs Montpellier

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 9… The team (well most of them…) regained a little collective pride with a much better showing this week – […]

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Why Rene Girard is not the right guy for FC Nantes

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Where did the magic go? After 7 games in this season, Nantes are camped in 18th in the Ligue 1 table. The “Canaris” were prepared to have a difficult kick-off this season, but did not anticipate being in such dreadful position early on. You have to admit, the Atlantic coastal club has had some up and downs in the last ten years: relegation to […]

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Ligue 1 Betting : Week 6 – Nice v Monaco, Metz v Bordeaux, Angers v Caen

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 5. It wasn’t pretty – especially for Andrew and Jeremy, whose “both teams to score” picks both ended 0-0 and […]

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XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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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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