Ligue 2: Week 16 – Preview

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Two of Ligue 2’s form teams meet on Saturday as Bob Bradley’s Le Havre visit Nancy, and before then we have nine fixtures on Friday night – including Dijon trying to get back in form away in Paris, and Red Star trying to put pressure on the top sides away at Niort. Third play fifth as Metz face Bourg-en-Bresse and down at the […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 7

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What a weekend of Ligue 2 action we have ahead of us: top-of-the-table Metz take on local rivals and third-place Nancy on Friday night, Dijon take on Le Havre, and Nimes and Niort do battle in an early six-point relegation battle. FC Metz v AS Nancy-Lorraine: Friday 19:00 – @jeremysmith98 A spicy affair at the best of times, this weekend’s Lorraine derby […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four

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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 […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week 3

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After the dismal performance in front of goal in Week 1, thing definitely improve – but 17 goals is still far from a goal rush. Teams are still finding their way and after midweek Coupe de la Ligue exploits, it will be very interesting to see how the squads cope this weekend. RC Lens v US Creteil: Friday 19:00 – […]

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RC Lens: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

RC Lens Preview

Coach: Antoine Kombouare Stadium: Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis Last Season: 20th in Ligue 1 DEFENCE The no1 keeper for Lens this year will be Joris Delle. The ex-Metz and Nice man did once look set to have a promising future, but has regressed in recent years. Injuries haven’t helped so he’ll hope to have a clean bill of health this term. Delle should […]

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DNCG Strike Again As SC Bastia Face Ridiculous Relegation to Ligue 2

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While most football sites are currently focussing on the transfer window and various international tournaments going on, French football has another traditional subject to factor in – admin. Every summer, the DNCG (Direction Nationale du Controle de Gestion – responsible for oversight of rules, budgets, etc) gets through a frankly ludicrous amount of bureaucratic to-ing and fro-ing, which can also […]

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Lille OSC v RC Lens: The Must-Win Derby du Nord

Derby Du Nord

In the Lille suburb of Villeneuve d’Ascq, the summer sun glistened through the trees at the Stade Lille Metropole on a warm Sunday evening in August 2006. Not since 1994 had the Derby du Nord been played so early in the season, and with both teams starting with a victory, defeat for either RC Lens or Lille OSC could spell […]

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Debut Goal for Lucas Ocampos Marseille’s Last Gasp Transfer

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One of the most interesting moves of the January transfer window was the loan of Argentine winger Lucas Ocampos from Monaco to Marseille – particularly when it looked like it might not happen. How ironic that he would go on to save Marseille’s blushes this weekend. With the clubs in agreement, somebody pointed out that Monaco had made too many […]

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