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Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

This week’s podcast is a little bit different than normal. Jeremy, Jon and Andrew debate the PSG “crisis” or lack of, and the situation at AS Monaco and the changing project. It also leads on to the wider problem in Ligue 1 teams in Europe and some of the reasons behind it. […]

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

Joao Moutinho raises his game to fire Monaco over Leverkusen

In five Ligue 1 games, AS Monaco had only tasted victory once this season, and that was via the head of a striker who is no longer with the club. On Tuesday night, the Monegasque side started their Champions League campaign with an excellent 1-0 win over German side Bayer […]

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

Monaco start France’s European adventure with Leverkusen in Monte Carlo

This midweek sees the first group stage games for the five French teams involved in European competition this season. This followed a not-very-successful-overall set of results in the qualifying play-offs, which saw Lille drop down to the Europa League after being beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Porto, Saint-Etienne needing penalties […]

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 […]