Archive for category: Player Profiles

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

Following a strong 2012/13 campaign, young Auxerre attacker Paul-Georges Ntep suddenly came onto the radar of a couple of Ligue 1 clubs. Nantes were one name said to be keeping a ‘close eye’ on him during the summer but they didn’t pounce. Maybe they wished they had now, because Ntep […]

Henri Bedimo: Talented full-back available for the right price

Henri Bedimo: Talented full-back available for the right price

With all the transfer hoo-hah about Younes Belhanda, the other Montpellier player cleared for departure from Mosson has been slightly overlooked in the rumour stakes. Cultured left-back Henri Bedimo shouldn’t cost a lot (ignore LouLou, he says things all the time) and would bring one lucky buyer some very attractive […]

Marquinhos makes it a PSG hat-trick of signings

Marquinhos makes it a PSG hat-trick of signings

On Thursday evening French champions Paris Saint-Germain completed a hat-trick in transfer dealings this week. For the tiny sum of €35 million they have signed Brazilian defender Marcos Aoás Corrêa – you may know him as Marquinhos. The former Corinthian defender signed for AS Roma only 12 months ago and […]

First Class Feret: Return trip to Brittany

First Class Feret: Return trip to Brittany

By Pete Sharland If you had a quick browse through Julien Feret’s career you would see that he started his time in football with Stade Rennais and after a number of transfers, has ended up back with his original club. It is a pattern repeated by many footballers but this […]

La Perle Noire – The greatest player the world has ever neglected

La Perle Noire – The greatest player the world has ever neglected

Hannover, Germany – October 1954 - Larbi Ben Barek had decided it was time to rest his aching knees. The last 18 years of his life seemed to sap the fluid in his joints; it was now time to retire. Nostalgic reveries brought him back to the scorching tar roads of […]

Aurelien Chedjou: From Forgotten Man to Wanted Man

Aurelien Chedjou: From Forgotten Man to Wanted Man

Ever since he established himself as one of Ligue 1′s premier centre-backs, Aurelien Chedjou has been a player in demand. On the radar of Europe’s top clubs for a number of years, it seemed a move away from northern France was a matter of when, not if. The gossip columns […]

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 […]