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You’ve got no history: The genesis of AS Monaco

You’ve got no history: The genesis of AS Monaco

There was more than meets the eye in AS Monaco’s promotion back to Ligue 1 back in June after two seasons in the French second division, a promotion widely perceived as the upshot of the money poured into the club by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who took over two thirds […]

Lyon leap past Swiss side Grasshoppers into the playoffs

Lyon leap past Swiss side Grasshoppers into the playoffs

Lyon’s financial situation is getting a lot of press at the moment as they were forced into selling hot prospect Anthony Martial to Monaco and sending last season’s top-scorer Bafetimbi Gomis to Coventry as they play high-stakes poker with Alan Pardew, but if they fail to qualify for the Champions […]

France v Serbia – U19 European Championship Preview

France v Serbia – U19 European Championship Preview

It’s final time in Lithuania as France prepare to meet Serbia in Thursday’s U19 Euro final after Les Bleus dumped out two-time defending champions Spain 2-1 after extra-time in Monday’s semi-final. In a replay of last Friday’s group stage meeting, which ended in a 1-1 draw, the French will seek […]

Mercato Madness – Fabulous Marquinhos and ASSE bank on Franck

Mercato Madness – Fabulous Marquinhos and ASSE bank on Franck

The Mercato is starting to get to some people – goalkeepers sneaking off to Belgium, top-scorers being sent to train with the reserves while a desperate-to-sell president, erm, refuses to sell, confused wingers complaining that they’ve been ‘used’ after being left standing at the side of the dancefloor wistfully watching […]

Young French players heading to Italy in talent exchange

Young French players heading to Italy in talent exchange

After Paris Saint-Germain’s massive raids on Italy’s Serie A over the past two years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there is no talent left in Calcio. That is not true of course, there is still plenty coming through the ranks. Some of Italy’s finest young talents are now finally […]

2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

2013/14 Preview: Ligue 2 Kick-off

It’s that time of year again when the dust begins to settle, the smell of fresh grass wafts through the corridors to the changing rooms and a sense of optimism swells inside every supporter. There really is nothing better than the beginning of the football season. As Paris and Monaco […]

Report: Monaco Outfox the Foxes – Leicester City 0, AS Monaco 3

Report: Monaco Outfox the Foxes – Leicester City 0, AS Monaco 3

The new season draws ever closer, and to get a look at Ligue 1 new boys AS Monaco we sent @RyanHubbard on a scouting mission as Les Rouges et Blancs took on his hometown team Leicester City, to watch the action and the post-match presser.  AS Monaco boss Claudio Ranieri […]

France advance through the group stage – U19 Euro Finals

France advance through the group stage – U19 Euro Finals

France 0 – 0 Georgia After Serbia beat Turkey 2-1 in the other Group B game to open the tournament, France and Georgia played out a goalless game with few clear chances and a lot of good defending. The stats say that France got seven shots on target to their […]