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May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

Lens‘ appeal to the DNCG over their promotion being blocked resulted in a less-than-positive decision on Tuesday, with the appeal body confirming that insufficient financial guarantees for the proposed budget have been given. Initially the shortfall was explained as being due to a bank transfer being late due to a public […]

The Marseille Stadium Mystery

The Marseille Stadium Mystery

So, Ligue 1 kicks off again in a month’s time on Saturday 9th August, with one of those chaotic season-opening multiplexes where the TV coverage is a frantic mix of that bingity bing-bing, bing-bing bing noise that tells you the coverage is moving, just as a man desperately yells “But à Gerland!” (just an […]

Episide 120: Down and out without much of a fight

Episide 120: Down and out without much of a fight

France lost 1-0 to Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The journey is over, France are out, and as impressive as the run was, they left Brazil without putting up too much of a fight. France were tame, and disappointing on the day. The team look at the […]

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Last season was not a happy one for Valenciennes, who hit the relegation zone after five games and never dragged themselves out of it. They changed managers, bringing in Ariel Jacobs for Daniel Sanchez, they got in Abdul Majeed Waris on loan in January, but it didn’t work. Their season featured not […]

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

This is the big one. France versus Germany for a place in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Before the tournament kicked off, France would have taken a quarter-final place and thanked you for the opportunity to banish the memories of four years ago. Now, with only 180 […]

Relive the France glory days with Campo Retro

Relive the France glory days with Campo Retro

After the success of our competition with Campo Retro, they have kindly offered to try and soften the blow of France’s 1-0 defeat to Germany and subsequent elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. Until the end of the World Cup they are offering 10% off all their clothing to […]

Episode 119: Nigeria beaten by Griez-lightning

Episode 119: Nigeria beaten by Griez-lightning

France have qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after defeating Nigeria by 2 goals to nil. It was a tough match for France and came under a lot of pressure in the first 60 minutes, then substitute Antoine Griezmann made a telling impact and France found a way […]

Griez-the-mann as France set up showdown with Germany

Griez-the-mann as France set up showdown with Germany

Before this crunch match France manager Didier Deschamps was facing what one might call “a selection headache”. As is so often the way the majority of international coaches would jump at the opportunity to have the sort of dilemma that faced Deschamps but this was no laughing matter for the […]