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Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

Toulouse & Casanova: You’ve lost that loving feeling

As Stade de Reims’ Gaëtan Courtet fired home his side’s second and decisive goal on Saturday, it signalled the end to a miserable evening for Alain Casanova’s men. Five games down and Toulouse hold an inconsistent record of LWLWL which, in fairness, is not exactly damning for a side expected […]

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Ligue 1 came back this weekend after a break in which some players represented their countries, others enjoyed the time off, and others sat at home frustratingly watching and waiting to prove their international credentials. It’s fair to say that Andre-Pierre Gignac falls into the latter group and he wasted […]

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Hello, Goodbye. Friday night sees Lyon host Monaco in a game about the return and departure of key players.  Both teams have had shaky starts to the season with les Gones winless since their opening week victory over Rennes.  As has been well documented, injuries have played a part in […]

Preview: Evian to pour water on Marseille’s bubbling volcano Marcelo Bielsa

Preview: Evian to pour water on Marseille’s bubbling volcano Marcelo Bielsa

Just when you think that everything is rosy at Marseille something happens that destroys the peace and tranquillity and turns the club back into the simmering cauldron that it was at the start of the season. After back to back victories it looked as if Marcelo Bielsa and Marseille were […]

Monaco’s problems are opening up the door for a Champions League race

Monaco’s problems are opening up the door for a Champions League race

During pre-season, the chatter concerning the upper echelons of Ligue 1 quickly coalesced into a firm consensus: PSG would win the league at a canter, Monaco would be a comfortable second and Marseille or Lille would probably grab third. PSG are still certain to end the season on top, but […]

Les Espoirs: It’s Sanogo-go-go for the Euro play-offs

Les Espoirs: It’s Sanogo-go-go for the Euro play-offs

On Monday evening, les Espoirs played their last group match in qualifying for the U21 European Championships next summer, and having won all seven of their previous matches, the hope was that they could finish on a perfect score. However, qualification had already been assured, and their opponents Iceland were the […]

Bruno Ecuele Manga leaves FC Lorient to become Cardiff City’s warrior

Bruno Ecuele Manga leaves FC Lorient to become Cardiff City’s warrior

After four years of leading the defensive line at FC Lorient, Gabon international Bruno Ecuele Manga has left for pastures new, making the trip across the channel to join Championship side Cardiff City. It will surprise many on-lookers that the 25-year-old centre-back has opted to move to England’s second division, […]

Episode 125: Bye Bye Falcao

Episode 125: Bye Bye Falcao

This week the guys go through the games that made up Week 4 in Ligue 1 while also discussing the transfers that went through around deadline day. Radamel Falcao’s move to Manchester United received a lot of attention, and it’s not very positive. PSG v Saint-Etienne, Marseille v Nice, and […]