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Emmanuel Riviere rules the Riviera: FFW Team of the Week

Emmanuel Riviere rules the Riviera: FFW Team of the Week

Week 2 is over, at the end of which Monaco have stolen a further march over PSG, the former putting Montpellier to the sword, 4-1, whilst the latter needed a late Cavani goal to salvage a point at home to Ajaccio (remember that PSG started last season with three draws, […]

FC Nantes – The boys are back are in town.

FC Nantes – The boys are back are in town.

An “amateurish mistake” made by “50 or 60 members of staff of which 80% do nothing at all”. These are the words not of a fan ranting and raving on a phone-in but of Serbian international and FC Nantes’ star player, Fillip Djordjevic. This incendiary outburst is being interpreted as […]

Mercato Madness – Huge Relief-a as Marseille sign striker Saber Khlifa

Mercato Madness – Huge Relief-a as Marseille sign striker Saber Khlifa

This week is Striker WeekTM, as there is a late dash to pick up somebody who can score goals as clubs realise that Ligue 1 is kicking off all around them, which from the lack of activity in certain quarters, looks like it might have been missed. Evian – have […]

Episode 96: We’re all #TEAMNasri aren’t we?

Episode 96: We’re all #TEAMNasri aren’t we?

          This week on the podcast the guys look at the first weekends action in Ligue 1. Starting with Monaco’s first game back against Bordeaux, and they touch on the decision to overturn the 2 point dedution that was facing the Ligue 1 new boys. They […]

Team of the Week: Yo-Yo Gourcuff on the up for Lyon

Team of the Week: Yo-Yo Gourcuff on the up for Lyon

Salut les copains! After an interminable summer spent watching PSG and Monaco fighting to show which has the larger “project”, we finally have the blessed relief of actual football. And it was a great first week. PSG showed that they still have some of last year’s problems to iron out […]

Les Stephanois: Juggling Domestic and European Responsibilities

Les Stephanois: Juggling Domestic and European Responsibilities

            By Pete Sharland AS Saint-Etienne began their Ligue 1 campaign on Sunday afternoon with a narrow 1-0 win over AC Ajaccio but their season had already kicked off as they confirmed their place in next round of Europa League qualifying on Thursday with another […]

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

The odds were not stacked in Lille’s favour on Saturday night. August is never a good month for Les Dogues and Lorient’s opening day record is one of the best in the league. Since their return to the top flight in 2006 they have yet to start a season at […]

Let the Ligue 1 games begin: MHSC 1 – 1 PSG

Let the Ligue 1 games begin: MHSC 1 – 1 PSG

If you’d have offered me a point before the game, well…I’d have probably taken it. The way things turned out, well…what a point. Fears that the arrival of Jean Fernandez would lead to a more defensive approach went out the window as Montpellier launched a full-on attack from the start, […]