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World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria – Preview

France enter the knock-out phase well aware of the threat of the underdog after seeing both Brazil and the Netherlands struggle to make it through to the quarter-finals. Like both of those sides, France won their group and now face a runner-up but that doesn’t mean that the French should […]

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

So… After the Helena Costa debacle, it’s difficult to know whether Claude Michy’s latest managerial appointment is a clumsy mea culpa, a desperate attempt to save face, or simply confirmation that he’s a man who doesn’t know when to stop digging. Whatever his thinking, one has to assume that after the litany of criticisms […]

Episode 118: Mission Accomplished – Next Stop Nigeria

Episode 118: Mission Accomplished – Next Stop Nigeria

After France’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador, the team discuss the end of the Group Stage. France finishing with seven points, who impressed, who needs to step up and what decisions did Didier Deschamps get right. They also look forward to the knockout game against Nigeria and discuss the best XI […]

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool bound Divock Origi has the world at his feet

Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with a move for Lille’s Divock Origi in recent weeks, and on Wednesday evening it was reported that Liverpool had stolen a march on the other Premier League suitors and were close to completing a deal worth around €10 million for […]

Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Helena Costa steps away from Clermont Foot

Monday. A brief, brusque, and unexpected communique from Claude Michy, President of Clermont Foot : Helena Costa has decided not to honour her commitments to Clermont Foot. Helena Costa will therefore not take up the position of manager for the coming season. This decision is sudden and surprising. Tuesday morning. […]

World Cup 2014: France v Ecuador– Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Ecuador– Preview

Many thought that the Swiss would put up the sternest test for the French in Group E. After 90 minutes that notion was well and truly blasted out of the water, and arguably the victory was actually achieved after the quickfire double before the 20-minute mark. Coach Didier Deschamps showed both […]

Episode 117: France blast holes in Swiss cheese

Episode 117: France blast holes in Swiss cheese

France continued their impressive start in the 2014 World Cup with a wonderful 5-2 victory over Switzerland. Jeremy, Jonathan and Andrew are joined by Stephane Farenga to discuss the game. Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud impress upfront ahead of the wonderful midfield trio. Moussa Sissoko played superb and inspired France […]

Les Bleus Nouveaux: France in 5-2 Destruction of Switzerland

Les Bleus Nouveaux: France in 5-2 Destruction of Switzerland

A target man who clears a corner from his own box before galloping the length of the pitch to lay on an inch-perfect assist. A tiny midfielder who plays everywhere at once, never slowing down as he creates perpetual rage in opponents, goals for teammates, and delight in fans. A striker […]