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L’Affaire Crocodile – Investigation into Ligue 2

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 […]

Willy Sagnol Comments Revive Football and Race Debate

Willy Sagnol Comments Revive Football and Race Debate

Willy Sagnol the player never hesitated to tell the world what he was thinking. Willy Sagnol the manager has been similarly content to speak his mind, particularly on the subject of referees. So when Bordeaux’s main newspaper, Sud-Ouest, organised a group interview between the Bordeaux manager and some fans among […]

Kevin Anin

Kevin Anin

At around 6pm yesterday (Tuesday), a news item appeared on L’Equipe’s website (and many other places) saying that Nice midfielder Kevin Anin had been involved in a car accident. It had happened overnight, on the motorway Seine-Maritime, and he was in hospital at Rouen, along with three other people who had […]

FC Lorient – a new space for Le jeu a la Lorientaise

FC Lorient – a new space for Le jeu a la Lorientaise

When it comes to footballing academies across Europe we think about the Barcelona academy, the Ajax academy, the Sporting Lisbon academy, and when thinking about academies in France we think about Clairefontaine. Clairefontaine is known as the national institution for football in France and it has been the starting place […]

Mercato Summer 2012 – They’ve spent how much?

Mercato Summer 2012 – They’ve spent how much?

The transfer window has (as is traditional) slammed shut – sort of. Possibly there are still some frees / late release deals to be done, but for now, we’re putting a pin in it and sending up the dashboard.  This takes the details of all the deals done by Ligue […]

PSG and Chelsea to do battle for Brazilian Hulk

PSG and Chelsea to do battle for Brazilian Hulk

The biggest news yesterday was the news that Eden Hazard had finally picked his new team, tweeting that he would move to the “Champions of Europe” – of course to everyone that mean Chelsea. However it seems that Chelsea’s summer business is far from over, next on their hit-list is […]

Kenny Dalglish scouts top French talent

Kenny Dalglish scouts top French talent

On Friday night as Montpellier took a five point lead in the race for the French championship there were a few notable scouts in the stands at the Stade Municipal as various clubs keep tabs on their summer targets. Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish and assistant Steve Clark , Giles Grimandi […]

Newcastle & Arsenal Target Could Stay

Newcastle & Arsenal Target Could Stay

Despite all the rumours regarding his future with Montpellier, captain Mapou Yanga Mbiwa could actually stay with the club.  Montpellier will have a tough job on their hands in keeping hold of the 22 year-old defender amidst interest from the Premier League, notably from clubs like Arsenal and Newcastle United, […]