Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four

Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four

Going into the fourth week of Ligue 2 action and we have a three-way tie at the top. AS Nancy, FC Metz and US Creteil all have seven points, but something has to break as the latter two do battle at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle on Friday night. That gives Nancy a chance to gain an early advantage when they visit Nimes on Saturday. Le Havre v Clermont: Friday 19:00 – @rich_allen85 Le Havre welcome…

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

After Steve Wyss’s excellent team-by-team guides to kick off the new season in Ligue 2, FFW’s coverage of the second tier will continue with a weekly preview, as one of our experts picks out three stand-out games each week. 2eme Journée – Brendan MacFarlane Sochaux v Metz: Friday 19:00 The pick of the second weekend of Ligue 2’s fixtures sees two of the championship’s promotion favourites clash, as relegated Metz travel to the Stade Auguste-Bonal…

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Le Havre AC: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Le Havre AC: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Coach: Thierry Goudet Stadium: Stade Océane Last Season: 7th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE The goalkeeping position has been an issue for HAC in recent seasons. They’ve moved by signing ex-Clermont man Fabien Farnolle, someone who has plenty of Ligue 2 experience. First, he’ll have to do battle with Stephen Milosavljevic though and it remains to be seen who gets the no1 jersey. At the back, they’ve lost influential Maxime Le Marchand to ligue 1 side Nice and he…

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Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

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 be Troyes. Arguably, the club managed by Jean Marc Furlan have the strongest looking squad…

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2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco splash their cash in Ligue 1 in preparation for world-wide dominance, the more humble surroundings of Ligue 2 takes a slightly more subdued approach than…

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Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. Some players’ names have been on the list since day one, some have made late…

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Not so second rate: Ligue 2 set for thrilling finale

The Ligue 1 title race is one of, if not the, closest in European football this season, but perhaps more thrilling is the battle for promotion in France’s second tier. As many as 10 teams can at least be considered as harbouring hopes of earning a place in the top flight, as Ligue 2 once again showcases just why it is one of the most competitive leagues around. The division’s big spenders Monaco look to…

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend of the 2012-13 season is only a matter of hours away with all eyes cast…

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