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FC Sochaux – 2012/13 Season Review

FC Sochaux – 2012/13 Season Review

The start of the season wasn’t ideal for Les Lionceaux, with one win in the first two months of fixtures, losing to teams like Marseille and Montpellier. They did have some sparks of life though, with a 1-0 win against Saint-Etienne, followed by the 3-1 smashing of Troyes at the […]

Saint-Etienne – 2012/13 Season Review

Saint-Etienne – 2012/13 Season Review

Is the sleeping green giant finally awaking? Mired in mediocrity for most of the last few decades, Saint-Etienne seem tantalisingly close to breaking into Ligue 1’s elite. They finished the 2011/12 season in seventh, backed by a breakout year from Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyeng (18 goals all competitions), and seemed capable […]

Stade Rennais – 2012/13 Season Review

Stade Rennais – 2012/13 Season Review

It was a familiar story for Rennes this season. A strong start followed by a disappointing finish. We’ve seen it all before, haven’t we? Perhaps this season more than any, however, the peaks and troughs were so dramatically apparent. Only three points were taken from the first five games which […]

Stade de Reims – 2012/13 Season Review

Stade de Reims – 2012/13 Season Review

Back in the top flight after a 33-year absence, the Stade Auguste Delaune was absolutely rocking for the opening game against Marseille, and although beaten by a very good Benoit Cheyrou goal, there were positives to take for Hubert Fournier and his team. Losing the next week to Bastia must […]

Paris Saint-Germain – 2012/13 Season Review

Paris Saint-Germain – 2012/13 Season Review

Paris Saint-Germain can reflect on a highly successful 2012/13 season after the club secured their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years, finishing a healthy 12 points clear of second-placed bitter rivals Marseille. Carlo Ancelotti’s declaration of his intent to quit the side from the capital following the confirmation of […]

OGC Nice – 2012/13 Season Review

OGC Nice – 2012/13 Season Review

Anyone who tells you they expected this from Nice is lying. There were reasons for hope, yes – a Coupe Gambardella title, a new coach with a track record of success, and some young promise amid the usual flurry of bargain basement transfers – but no one could have guessed […]

AS Nancy – 2012/13 Season Review

AS Nancy – 2012/13 Season Review

With virtually the last kick of the game, Yohan Mollo’s free-kick headed towards the top corner, aided by a fumble from Brest ‘keeper Alexis Thebaux, and it found the back of the net. Three valuable points on the opening day, and Jean Fernandez would have been confident that his Nancy […]

Montpellier HSC – 2012/13 Season Review

Montpellier HSC – 2012/13 Season Review

The target set for the 2011/12 champions by Louis Nicollin looked reasonable – top six, get third in their CL group, and “pourquoi pas une petite coupe?”. The start was disappointing; the opening matches in MHSC’s debut Champions League campaign were promising – a brave defeat to Arsenal and a […]