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No thrills, No attitude, Just Thuram

No thrills, No attitude, Just Thuram

We all have that one player we always wanted to be, the one player we always followed, the one player who made us fall in love with football, in my case, French football.  For me, that player was the great Lilian Thuram. His CV speaks for itself.  His career spanned […]

Stade du Ray: Saying goodbye to family and hello to a new era

Stade du Ray: Saying goodbye to family and hello to a new era

  OGC Nice played their last ever game at the Stade du Ray on Sunday. The club have called it home since 1927 and after four renovations it was time to say goodbye. Their next home game, against Valenciennes, will be played at the new and very impressive Allianz Riviera, but for […]

Episode 98: Episode 98: Have Bastia been on the Boudebouz?

Episode 98: Episode 98: Have Bastia been on the Boudebouz?

This week Jon, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the deadline transfers that took place and dissect the big Sunday game between Marseille and Monaco. Bastia’s amazing €1m bargain signing of Ryad Boudebouz, the move of Mario Lemina from Lorient to Marseille and Liverpool’s signing of Mamadou Sakho are all on the […]

O Mario, Mario! wherefore art thou Mario? Oh yeah Marseille: Mercato Madness XI

O Mario, Mario! wherefore art thou Mario? Oh yeah Marseille: Mercato Madness XI

The final stretch. We made it, people. The last day of the window can best be described as total chaos, and anyone trying to draw a map of this will have run out of crayons and be weeping gently in a corner. But it’s done. Subject to final amounts being […]

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]

OM – AS Monaco : Ligue 1 top sides battle for French Riviera supremacy

OM – AS Monaco : Ligue 1 top sides battle for French Riviera supremacy

Ambitious AS Monaco can make a statement on Sunday as they travel to Stade Vélodrome to face Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1’s first major clash of the season between the country’s two best-ranked teams. Ranieri’s men have started the season at full throttle with two wins and a draw […]

Ladies Relaunch – Division 1

Ladies Relaunch – Division 1

Division 1 kicks off this weekend, and with yet more overseas internationals joining the league, and QSI also investing in their women’s team, it looks set to be more exciting than ever. While Lyon remain the team to beat, PSG have continued the investment that we noted last season, when […]

“Take advantage of your 20s”: an open letter to Florian Thauvin

“Take advantage of your 20s”: an open letter to Florian Thauvin

On Thursday, Cédric Rouquette, editor-in-chief of eurosport.fr, published a superb open letter to Florian Thauvin, who is currently on strike and refusing to train with new club Lille, in order to engineer a move, preferably to Marseille. Cédric has kindly given us permission to translate and publish his letter:   […]