Ligue 2 Previews: Week 28

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FC Metz vs Stade Brestois 29: Friday 19:00 – @FRfootballWillG As has been the case for most of the season, Metz have once again stuttered in their bid for promotion. No wins in three after three consecutive wins sums up their campaign, with the Lorraine side now 5th in Ligue 2 and not looking any more likely to grab the […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 22: Clermont on the Front Foot


At the top of Ligue 2, both Nancy and Dijon are starting to pull away from the pack, while below them seven teams are divided by just six points. From Le Havre in third to Auxerre in sixth, with even Tours and Laval just another point back. AS Nancy v Nimes Olympique: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Nancy were forced to accept […]

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Ligue 2 : Week 18 Previews


Much of Ligue 2 will be pleased to return to the bread and butter of league action this weekend. Seven second-tier clubs were knocked out of the Coupe de France last weekend, including the current top three, Dijon, Nancy and Metz, and only eight Ligue 2 clubs have made it through to the next round. The old “concentrating on the […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week Six


Domestic football is back and the top two in Ligue 2 are back in action on Friday night, while down the bottom, Nimes have a chance to take a chunk out of their points deduction against fellow red-zone-dwellers Ajaccio. Stade Lavallois v FC Metz – @IsMiseBrendan While much of the focus on Friday evening in France will be on Paris […]

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Nimes Olympique: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

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Coach: Jose Pasqualetti Stadium: Stade Des Costiéres Last Season: 13th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Young custodian Mathieu Michel actually had a fairly good season last year and looks set to have a promising future. He should do a fairly good job for them in between the sticks. Nimes’ best defender is Fethi Harek, someone who has plenty of ligue 1 experience. Behind […]

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Nimes Face Relegation After LFP Decision on Match-Fixing


On 17th March, the LFP Disciplinary Commission gave its decision after the investigation of several matches played by Nimes Olympique last season. They found that the club tried to arrange four matches, by the actions of two of their officers, majority shareholder Serge Kasparian and former president Jean-Marc Conrad, both of whom have been banned from football for considerable periods. As […]

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Coupe de France Preview: Nimes Olympique v AS Monaco

The last time Monaco went to le Stade de Costieres they came away with a late winner and promotion back to Ligue 1 following their two seasons’ purgatory in Ligue 2, to go with their large injection of cash. Ibrahima Touré’s 94th minute header was the only goal of the game that sent the 472 away Monaco fans wild. Monaco’s […]

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L’Affaire Crocodile – Investigation into Ligue 2


On Tuesday morning, news broke of multiple arrests in the world of French football. Confusingly, there seemed to be two different inquiries going on – one into transfer dealings relating to OM, and one into match-fixing, involving several Ligue 2 teams but pivoting around Nimes, who were battling relegation last season, finally managing to stay up in 15th. The following […]

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