Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Two


The new season is underway, and the first weekend may have been more sparklers than fireworks, but it did show that Ligue 1 will be as unpredictable as always. Games are as hard to call as always, and it will take a few weeks until we see any patterns emerging. This weekend’s games see Lyon and Marseille face tough away tests […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week 3


After the dismal performance in front of goal in Week 1, thing definitely improve – but 17 goals is still far from a goal rush. Teams are still finding their way and after midweek Coupe de la Ligue exploits, it will be very interesting to see how the squads cope this weekend. RC Lens v US Creteil: Friday 19:00 – […]

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Layvin Kurzawa to PSG: A Killer Blow to Ligue 1?


Laurent Blanc stated earlier in the summer that any future departures from Paris would be replaced. With the news that Lucas Digne has moved closer to joining AS Roma on loan, it’s no surprise that the Ligue 1 champions have been rumoured to be interested in an array of left-backs. One surprise, on Wednesday afternoon, was the breaking rumour that […]

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Is There a New Dawn for OGC Nice New Boys


As befits their reality as a selling club in a selling league, Nice kicked off the 2015-2016 season against Monaco with a first XI that was largely donning a red and black kit in the Allianz Riviera for the first time. Indeed, seven of the home side’s eleven starters – including three-quarters of their defensive line – were either new […]

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The Art of the Goal-Mouth Scramble

Lecomte diving

On Sunday night, as Lyon and Lorient played out a goalless draw at Gerland, one first-half incident caused some debate among team FFW. With fifteen minutes played, Fekir crashed one off the post, the rebound reaching Lacazette, whose shot was blocked by Benjamin Lecomte, the ball looping back out to the striker, who launched a flying header; cue a diving […]

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Bielsa Shocks Ligue 1 as Lecomte is Lorient’s Hero


No matter how many goals were scored and regardless of the results in the opening weekend of fixtures in Ligue 1, Marcelo Bielsa made sure there was only one story dominating the press in Journée 1. Straight after the 1-0 defeat to Caen at the Stade Velodrome, the Argentine coach, to the shock of everyone, announced his decision to quit as OM […]

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