Recent Posts

Report: France 3 – 0 England, Women’s Euros

Report: France 3 – 0 England, Women’s Euros

So, having won the first two games France had already qualified, so Bruno Bini decided to try changing it up, replacing the goalkeeper, two defenders, one holder, and switching the attack around. While one appreciates that he might be trying to get his back-ups up and running in a safe […]

Mercato Madness – Lucas here, PSG sign Digne

Mercato Madness – Lucas here, PSG sign Digne

News in Brief – Gomis: still in Lyon. Lyon, conversely, are in America. Cavani: ACTUALLY IN PARIS. Thiago Silva: agent has reissued declaration from three weeks ago, that his client is staying in Paris. We take no responsibility, etc and so on. Ajaccio – 32-year-old centre-forward Eduardo, whose last match […]

NIKE and PSG present – #ICICESTPARIS

NIKE and PSG present – #ICICESTPARIS

Around Ligue 1, preseason is well underway, and the champions Paris Saint-Germain will fly out to Sweden this week, playing a local Swedish team and then a glamour friendly against Real Madrid on July 27th. During this game, the players will reveal the new NIKE away kit, and wear it […]

French Football Finances – Not Waving But Drowning?

French Football Finances – Not Waving But Drowning?

You may already be aware of the travails of AS Cannes, who were facing a very uncertain future, but several other clubs are also in financial difficulties which mean that sporting penalties can be applied. Such decisions are in the hands of the Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG) which audits the […]

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U19 Elite Stage

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U19 Elite Stage

Yes, there is another international tournament to come, people, stay focussed. The bilan so far: les Bleuets 1.0 came third at Toulon (U20 competition), version 2.0 won the U20 World Cup, the women’s team are looking good at the European Championships in Sweden, and the U19 team, having won their […]

France 1998, Turkey 2013 – 15 years, 2 World Cups

France 1998, Turkey 2013 – 15 years, 2 World Cups

On Saturday evening, the French Under-20 team achieved World Cup glory in Istanbul. This victory came exactly 15 years and a day after the full squad secured France’s biggest footballing triumph at the Stade de France.  This allows us to celebrate this anniversary with a look back at a memorable […]

Report: France 1 – 0 Spain, Women’s Euros

Report: France 1 – 0 Spain, Women’s Euros

Well, that was a game of football. Unlike the frantic shot-frenzy of the first game against Russia, this was a much more balanced and considered encounter. France could afford to be less frantic, perhaps, after going ahead so early. Louisa Necib put in a corner, and Wendie Renard was there […]

Petits Champions du Monde – France v Uruguay

Petits Champions du Monde – France v Uruguay

It was not the best game of football you will have watched this year, but for the French, it won’t matter. After 120 minutes, the game would be decided on penalties, and this is where France would come good. Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola stood tall and made himself the hero, saving […]