The Renaissance of Rafael: Lyon’s Swashbuckling Full-Back


It’s the 12th of September 2015.  Lyon are playing Lille at the Gerland and struggling to break down the well-organised visitors. As the minutes tick away the home fans are becoming increasingly restless. Can the deadlock be broken? Can someone nick the points for Les Gones? Come the 65th minute Hubert Fournier decides to make a change. The fourth official […]

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EUROUNDUP: Nothing to See Here – Monaco top Group J, ASSE are OK

AS Monaco SES

Round three of the Europa League and it was another evening of two halves for the French teams. Shift 1 both managed narrow wins, to maintain a decent place in the standings; shift 2 had evenings best described as ‘mixed’, or possibly ‘confusing’. Monaco 1 – 0 Qarabag After dropping out of the Champions League, and two 1-1 draws in […]

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Ligue 1: Preview + Predictions – Week 11


Are Saint-Etienne the closest we’ve got to a genuine title contender this season? Will Angers continue their amazing run? Who will suck more out of Lille and Marseille? All these questions may not be answered this weekend, but it will be a fantastic watch. Outside of first place, this has been a fascinating start to the Ligue 1 campaign. There […]

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Ada Hegerberg Melting Faces for Lyon as PSG “Struggle” Domestically

OL running

Well, the men are running around and that’s all very exciting, but there’s another football going on right now which is just as interesting. Allez les femmes… Division 1 Seven games in, and first place in the table is no surprise, as Lyon are top with seven wins, scored 44, conceded 0, and with a minimum winning margin of four […]

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Arsenal Forward Spearheads France Under-17 World Cup Campaign


On Monday 19 October, Jean-Claude Giuntini will guide his France under-17 side into their opening game of the World Cup in Chile. They take on New Zealand, Paraguay and Syria in Group F and will hope to at least progress through to the knockout stage. Top two teams advance, plus the four best third-place teams. The squad boasts players from Ligue […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week 10

Monaco Rennes

We’re back! Another international break is over, now clubs can get back to picking up some momentum in the league race. Friday’s clash in Monaco is huge for both sides as they will be hoping to push up the table in the next weeks. PSG look to exorcise the ghosts of last season and exact revenge on Bastia, and clubs […]

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