FC Sochaux: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Sochaux Preview

Coach: Olivier Echouafni Stadium: Stade Bonal Last Season: 10th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Sochaux have lost GK Yohann Pele to OM which is a blow because he was quite impressive last season. Replacing him is Olivier Werner who comes in from Belgian side Cercle Bruges. I have little idea if he’s any good but considering the level he was playing at, you’d […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15


Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When mentioning promotion contenders, the first place to start has to […]

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FC Sochaux: 2013/14 Season Review


It’s the hope that kills you! A line that we supporters of fair-to-middling clubs have often uttered as our team toys with our emotions, raising our hopes, then somehow managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Well, Sochaux fans have found new depths of meaning in the phrase this season. To cite another football-related cliché, this was truly […]

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The Best of the Worst: Ligue 1 Relegation Bound XI


It’s around this point in the season when people start prepping their Team of the Season articles, and hoping that nobody has a calamitous crash in form or unexpectedly starts knocking in hat-tricks as part of a late surge for the European places. Not here. Oh no (OK, we will almost certainly put one together, we just haven’t been that […]

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PROFILE: Crystal Palace linked with a swoop for Cedric Bakambu


Yesterday both the English and French press linked FC Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu to a €4 million move to English Premier League side Crystal Palace. The 23-year-old has scored seven goals this season as Les Lionceaux try to avoid the dreaded drop to Ligue 2, but with only four games left they are still two points off seventeenth, and Bakambu […]

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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 air, at least hovering gently. Contrast this with France, where […]

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Coupe de France: Angers SCO v FC Sochaux

Tuesday night will see Ligue 1 strugglers Sochaux travelling across France to Angers, the city of Cointreau and the Doomsday tapestry. Both sides overcame lower league teams with varying amounts of ease in the last round, Angers beating CFA side FC Chambly in a sudden death penalty shootout after a hard-fought 1-1 stalemate, and Sochaux having no such trouble playing […]

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