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So Long Sochaux? Eric gets the Hely out of there…

So Long Sochaux? Eric gets the Hely out of there…

Seven games into the season is really no time to be looking at the table and talking about relegation, but… But. Sochaux are the lanterne rouge, with two points. Four scored, 14 conceded. Their manager Eric Hely has tendered his resignation, which club president Laurent Pernet is considering, possibly over […]

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

We are now 6 games into the Phillipe Montanier era at Stade Rennais.  Have things changed?  Is it a happy camp?  Have the demons been banished?  Let’s take a look. A lot has already been said about just how woefully last season finished for Rennes.  Heads were down, confidence was […]

Ligue 1: Latest News

Ligue 1: Latest News

Enjoy the latest pre and post match comments from the players and managers in Ligue 1

Kadir Oh Dear: Bad week in football for Italian managers

Kadir Oh Dear: Bad week in football for Italian managers

So this weekend saw the biggest match of the season so far, but the six-pointer finished with one point apiece, as Reims and Guingamp played out a 1-1 draw. The same score as PSG-Monaco, the home team dominating for the most part, but the Monégasques holding on for the draw […]

Le Grand Match – Preview: PSG v Monaco

Le Grand Match – Preview: PSG v Monaco

The two best teams in Ligue 1 meet on Sunday in a game coming too early in the season to be called a title-decider, yet too late for either team to blame a lack of preparedness in case of a bad result. Ligue 1 leaders AS Monaco travel to the […]

20 years later: In Bastia, high up…

20 years later: In Bastia, high up…

A reporter at l’Equipe at the time, Jean-Marie Lanoë was one of the sports daily’s special correspondents at Furiani, on 5 May 1992. Sat on the very back row of the North Stand… Last year, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the disaster, he returned to the scene, for France […]

Competition: Win a copy of I AM ZLATAN

Competition: Win a copy of I AM ZLATAN

The wonderful people over at Penguin UK have given us a copy of the International Best Seller “I AM ZLATAN” to giveaway on the website, and we couldn’t think of a better time to hold the competition than this weekend. PSG host Monaco on Sunday night in the Parc des […]

Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Lyon hold strong as Bordeaux crumble in Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt 3 – 0 Bordeaux  When the teams were announced, there was a slight suspicion that Francis Gillot was more worried about addressing les Girondins’ league position and preparing for the trip to Lorient this weekend. Having scored only three goals in five games, none of the scorers were […]