Adam Ounas: Star Taking the Bore out of Bordeaux


In an otherwise putrid and boring season for Girondins de Bordeaux fans, Algerian youngster Adam Ounas has proven to be a glimmer of hope, a bright little fix to save les Girondins fans from falling asleep at the new Stade Matmut Atlantique. Early in December, playing against EA Guingamp, Bordeaux were limping towards another turgid performance in Ligue 1. As the referee signalled […]

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What to Expect from Watford New Boy Abdoulaye Doucouré


With the news that Watford have completed the signing of young Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré, albeit then sending him out on loan to Granada, what can the Hornets fans expect from their record signing? Doucouré joined Rennes as a 14-year-old in 2007 and was moulded into a central midfielder. As he progressed through the academy ranks, he finally made his […]

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Abdoul Camara: Derby County’s Ram-Raiding Speedster


Under the bright lights of the Stade de France in 2008, a young Stade Rennais side beat Girondins de Bordeaux 3-0 to lift the prestigious Coupe Gambardella. Coming off the bench that day was Derby County’s new signing, Abdoul Camara – however, his journey from youth team to Pride Park has not been a smooth ride. INTERVIEW: @abdoul_razzagui says #DCFC's ambitions […]

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Faiz Selemani: Niort Look to Third Division for Another Star


Chamois Niortais have had a tough start to their Ligue 2 campaign: after losing Yoann Barbet to Brentford and long-standing captain Mouhamadou Diaw to Auxerre in pre-season, the Poitou-Charentes side have gone five league matches without a win. The woes of supporters and players were compounded last week when standout players Florian Martin and Kévin Malcuit left the club to […]

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Papy Djilobodji: Who is the Chelsea New Boy?


On Monday afternoon, the final day of the French transfer window, Chelsea completed the unexpected signing of Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji for a fee reported to be €3m million. It surprised everyone when reports in both the French and English press suggested that Chelsea could be on the verge of signing the Senegal international. The 26-year-old may not be the most […]

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Will Juventus Take Mario Lemina to the Next Level


On Monday evening, with the transfer window coming to a close in both France and Italy, Juventus and Marseille were doing business on both sides. Paolo De Ceglie and Mauricio Isla joined the Ligue 1 side and the former France under-21 international Mario Lemina joined the Italian champions. Lemina joins Italy’s “Old Lady” on an initial loan deal, but Juventus […]

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Anthony Martial: What are Manchester United Getting for €50 million


Just as AS Monaco were about to take on Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s late Ligue 1 game, news broke from respected journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi that Manchester United had made a €50 million bid for France international striker, Anthony Martial. During most transfer windows Bouhafsi is rarely wrong, but that doesn’t mean that the information he is being fed is of […]

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Ola Toivonen: What can Sunderland expect from the Rennes flop


On Thursday morning it was confirmed that Sunderland had secured the signing of Rennes’ striker-come-attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen on a season long loan deal. The Swedish forward has ended what has mostly been a frustrating spell in Ligue 1 by joining up with his former PSV Eindhoven coach Dick Advocaat. It was in the Eredivisie that Toivonen probably played his best football […]

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