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Hérve Renard: Sochaux get into bed with suave Renard

Hérve Renard: Sochaux get into bed with suave Renard

He looks like a man who should be well away from the high emotional atmosphere of the football pitch, with his suave black slip-ons, well-fitting blue jeans and a white shirt that looks like it’s about to be ripped wide open by his pectorals. Standing nonchalantly on the touchline, thumbs […]

Foot Feminin – Division 1 round-up and WCL

Foot Feminin – Division 1 round-up and WCL

Five games into the new season, and Lyon are top with five wins out of five. Business as usual? It certainly looks that way, particularly as there have already been three grands chocs between the members of the traditional top four, with the title holders having already beaten both Juvisy and […]

Team of the Week: Cabella masterclass tames Lyon

Team of the Week: Cabella masterclass tames Lyon

Last night saw the first Classico of the season and no doubt who stole the show – referee Clement Turpin, with an insipid performance. To be fair to him, the inevitably brilliant Matuidi aside, few players did much to rival the referee in the man of the match stakes. For […]

Episode 101: So low for Gillot

Episode 101: So low for Gillot

This week Jonathan, Jeremy and Andrew are joined by European football expert Andy Brassell. Unfortunately the audio gremlins stole the first 15 minutes of the show, but we still have 40 minutes of excellent discussion for you. We look at Bordeaux in the Europa League and issues domestically. We discuss […]

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Perhaps the only comforting thought for Francis Gillot regarding Thursday night’s match is that he doesn’t have to face Frankfurt again for a few weeks. Next up are the Israeli champions and league leaders Maccabi Tel-Avi. With the hosts languishing just outside the relegation places in Ligue 1, it should […]

Lyon v Vitoria de Guimaraes: Europa League Preview

Lyon v Vitoria de Guimaraes: Europa League Preview

First travels to meet second in Group I in the second week of the Europa League group stage but oddly neither side are demonstrating the sort of form that suggests they might be back again next year. After rather fortuitously escaping their game on the weekend against Lille with a […]

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

PSG v Benfica: Champions League Preview

Game 2: Parc des Princes KO 20:45 local time Game 1: Olympiakos 1 – 4 PSG; Benfica 2 – 0 Anderlecht Someone’s 100% record in the group stage is going to fall on Wednesday night. Paris Saint-Germain were able to rest players in their 2-0 win over Toulouse and will […]