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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:   […]

Mamadou Sakho: The Parisian mountain heading to Liverpool

Mamadou Sakho: The Parisian mountain heading to Liverpool

The transfer window train is rapidly speeding up and the next young French player to leave these shores looks set to be Paris Saint-Germain’s man mountain, Mamadou Sakho. With his place seemingly taken at his boyhood club, and France national team coach Didier Deschamps putting pressure on the 23-year-old to […]

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

One Ntep Beyond: Beware the explosive talents of Paul-Georges Ntep

Following a strong 2012/13 campaign, young Auxerre attacker Paul-Georges Ntep suddenly came onto the radar of a couple of Ligue 1 clubs. Nantes were one name said to be keeping a ‘close eye’ on him during the summer but they didn’t pounce. Maybe they wished they had now, because Ntep […]

Karim Ziani: The start of a Ligue 1 love affair

Karim Ziani: The start of a Ligue 1 love affair

The 2006/07 season was a year of novelties for me. Zinedine Zidane’s succulent performances at the World Cup had reinvigorated my love for football, and it was a good time to reconcile myself with the sport. This was mostly thanks to the Internet. On YouTube I looped hours of Zidane […]

Episode 97: You’re Nantes going to win like that

Episode 97: You’re Nantes going to win like that

Andrew, Jonthan and Jeremy are back again this week to guide you through the latest in Ligue 1. They start by looking at the big Sunday night game between Nantes and PSG. Tactically changes from both sides, and a very interesting match. They look at the situation at Rennes currently, […]

Derby du Nord: Local sides with a Croix to bear

Derby du Nord: Local sides with a Croix to bear

One of the best parts about moving to a new town or city is the chance to explore, and for me, finding new football teams that you can spend your weekends watching. Moving to Lille in Northern France, there were already a decent number of sides around. Obviously the main […]