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A summer of uncertainty for Champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain

A summer of uncertainty for Champions-elect Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain’s win at Evian last weekend put the capital club in touching distance of their first league title since 1994, however despite being on the cusp of success there are still many burning questions requiring answers at the Parc Des Princes. On the pitch PSG look set to have to […]

Guingamp charge towards Ligue 1 as the promotion race heats up

Guingamp charge towards Ligue 1 as the promotion race heats up

With the race for promotion to France’s top tier entering the final straight it seems as good a time as any to assess the runners and riders at the top of Ligue 2. With 4 games remaining for all teams (no pesky games in hand muddying the waters) it appears […]

Out of Les Bleus: Aliadiere is ready to hit the international stage

Out of Les Bleus: Aliadiere is ready to hit the international stage

Ligue 1 has witnessed a number of remarkable feats in recent history, not least Montpellier’s highly unlikely title win last season. But this year Le Championnat has witnessed something almost, if not more, unlikely than La Paillade’s success. In western France one previously forgotten figure, a perennial underdog in the […]

Episode 92: Defending the indefendable

Episode 92: Defending the indefendable

This week on the podcast Vaishali returns to join Andrew and Jon for this week’s discussion. First up is Lille’s amazing ability to three away three goals and three points at home to Sochaux. Then it’s over to Annecy to discuss PSG’s 1-0 win over Evian, but the victory was […]

Ligue 1′s Men in Black. And Red, and Yellow, and Purple…

Ligue 1′s Men in Black. And Red, and Yellow, and Purple…

Oh, David. Oh, David, David, David. When the attention on the anglo-centric press on Ligue 1 is mostly focussed on comparing Bad Boy Barton with Model Professional Beckham, with much fanfare for the former’s red card against Nancy (second yellow in five minutes), getting a straight red for comportement violent […]

Arsenal fan Loic Remy poised to become a Gooner this summer

Arsenal fan Loic Remy poised to become a Gooner this summer

With Queens Park Rangers failing to beat Reading on Sunday, the Londoners’ fate was sealed, and Harry Redknapp’s side will start life in the Championship next season. One player who won’t be in their starting line-up come August is Frenchman Loic Remy. Bought for £8 million  in January, Premier League […]

Lille crumble from late late Nogueira show: Team of the Week

Lille crumble from late late Nogueira show: Team of the Week

Matchday 34 was a bit of a random one, with tensions turned up to 11, tempers fraying, and almost as many red cards (a high 7 – or maybe 8? We’re not sure about Salvatore Sirigu at the time of writing – 3 – or 4 – of which came in post-match […]

Les Verts are go! Les Rouges et Noirs have stalled

Les Verts are go! Les Rouges et Noirs have stalled

16th January 2013: as referee Stéphane Lannoy signalled the end of the League Cup semi-final between Rennes and Montpellier, the Stade de la Route de Lorient exploded. The Rouge et Noir fans jumped over the barriers and rushed towards the centre of the pitch to congratulate their players. Four days […]