Archive for category: Player Profiles

Idrissa Gueye: The driving force behind Lille’s charge towards Europe

Idrissa Gueye: The driving force behind Lille’s charge towards Europe

There are only two weeks left in the Ligue 1 season, and with the title finally in the hands of Paris Saint-Germain the focus turns to the race for the third and final Champions League place and of course the Europa League. Lille travel south to Montpellier in what is […]

Griez-proof: Scouting Report – Antoine Griezmann

Griez-proof: Scouting Report – Antoine Griezmann

Following Franck Ribery’s exploits with Bayern Munich, and Mathieu Valbuena’s weekly heroics for Les Phoceens, it’s only fair we tilt the spotlight at another pixie-sized French midfield dynamo: Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann has more in common with the aforementioned two than just an impressive stat line. Griezmann, like Ribery and Valbuena, […]

This Charming Man: Yoann Gourcuff

This Charming Man: Yoann Gourcuff

The tortured artist of the number 10 shirt is a so-what tired cliché at this point in the 21st century. The image projected by these magical players has changed dramatically since the days of the solitary artists of bygone years. The likes of Iniesta, Ozil and David Silva are no […]

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Reims were many people’s pick as a potential ‘whipping boy’ in Ligue 1 this season. They may yet go down, but it’s fair to say they have been very competitive and played much better than a lot of pundits would have predicted. One of the key men for the Champagne […]

Le50: Florian Thauvin – The one that got away

Le50: Florian Thauvin – The one that got away

To give you a little taster of what Le50 is all about, here is @Puchkin_B‘s piece on Bastia wonderkid Florian Thauvin. If you would like to read the other 49 #Le50 members please download the PDF. Terrific technical skills, fantastic pace and impressive power: at only twenty, Florian Thauvin is […]

Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

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 […]

Someone Like You: Why Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb could be the next Adel

Someone Like You: Why Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb could be the next Adel

Sporting Lisbon beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on a freezing Wednesday night at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium, to progress to the semi-finals of this year’s NextGen Series, which will take place in the no doubt warmer climes of Lake Como. It was a brave effort from Tottenham’s youngsters, who in truth […]

Sebastien Corchia – The Lion Cub With Everything In His Arsenal

Sebastien Corchia – The Lion Cub With Everything In His Arsenal

Sochaux are not doing very well. Their last silverware was the Coupe de France in 2007, and after finishing fifth in 2010/11 and qualifying for the Europa League preliminaries, manager Francis Gillot left, Metalist Kharkiv turned them over 4-0 at home, and they spent games 19 to 35 of the […]