Steve Savidan: The Man Who Brought Joy Back to Valenciennes

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The annals of football are littered with late bloomers.  Toto Schillaci went from Serie B to World Cup Golden Boot in one year, while Ian Wright, signed by Arsenal at the age of 28, somehow still managed to become their highest ever scorer. And of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you can […]

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Preview: Saint-Malo v Mont de Marsan – Coupe de France

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Saint-Malo v Mont de Marsan: Saturday 18:00 – @rich_allen85 The CFA train rolls on in this years Coupe de France. Mont de Marsan (Stade Montois) make the long trek north to Brittany on Saturday as they take on Saint-Malo. A game that takes place earlier than the other 10th round games as Saint-Malo agreed it was best and easier for […]

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Ligue 2: Week 21 – Preview

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Dijon FCO v Bourg-en-Bresse: Friday 19:00 – @meatmansoccer Dijon are unbeaten in six games and are still one of the firm promotion favourites, but a run of three draws in their last four has slightly hindered progress. They failed to break down a couple of resolute defences at home to Red Star and Auxerre (0-0), whilst last week they needed a […]

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Ligue 1: Week 21 – Preview + Predictions

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No doubt what the biggest game is this weekend, Saint-Etienne hosting Lyon at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in the Rhone derby. We also have second v fourth as Angers travel south to face Nice on Friday. Lille and Bordeaux do battle in the middle of the table, plus Marseille has a great chance of closing the gap on Caen on Sunday. […]

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Coupe Heroics from Enyeama, Referee Blunders and a Purple Haze for OM

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Into the quarter-finals, featuring a carefully scheduled series of three matches on Wednesday which of course ended up overlapping. Eight goals, extra time, a penalty shootout and, for once, no red cards, as an all-Ligue 1 line-up continued its pursuit of silverware. Bordeaux 2 – 0 Lorient After a valuable away win against Montpellier at the weekend, the departure of Henri […]

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West Bromwich Albion Make Bid for Ligue 1 Man-Mountain

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Wednesday morning’s edition of French newspaper L’Equipe ran a feature on Angers SCO midfield sensation Cheikh N’Doye, and as well as the reported interested from both Aston Villa and Derby County, they revealed that West Bromwich Albion has offered the French club €10 million for his services. N’Doye has been a revelation for the newly promoted club this season, helping […]

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Bristol City Linked with Shock Move for Lyon Striker

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Claudio Beauvue’s time at Olympique Lyonnais looks to be coming to an end this month. The French club, who paid €5 million to sign him from EA Guingamp in the summer are looking to cut their losses and there is a shock new club looking to land the 27-year-old. France Football are reporting that English Championship side Bristol City are […]

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Preview : Guingamp v Lille – Coupe de la Ligue

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In their third season after promotion from Ligue 2, Guingamp look stalled, after a creditable tenth-place finish in 2014/15 that also saw them put in the most impressive French performance in the Europa League. Top-scorer Claudio Beauvue left for Lyon (not entirely successfully), his habitual partner in crime Christophe Mandanne went to the UAE on a free, and despite some promising […]

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