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Olympique de Marseille – 2012/13 Season Review

  After a woeful domestic campaign in 2011/12, hopes weren’t exactly high at the start of the 2012/13 season. Having stuttered to a 10th-place finish last time round, OM started the season having lost high-profile players Lucho Gonzalez, Stephane Mbia, Alou Diarra and Cesar Azpilicueta, along with club legend and […]

Olympique Lyonnais – 2012/13 Season Review

Olympique Lyonnais – 2012/13 Season Review

With the spotlight on Paris Saint Germain for the 2012/2103 season and their likelihood of winning Ligue 1, the race for the final two Champions League spots was one of the most exciting in recent years. The usual candidates Lyon, Lille and Marseille were soon fighting unlikely challengers including Saint […]

FC Lorient – 2012/13 Season Review

FC Lorient – 2012/13 Season Review

FC Lorient had a very disappointing run out last season (2011/12) and finished in 17th spot, 1 point ahead of relegation so people feared the worst. However at the beginning of the 2012/13 season Lorient and in particular Loic Fery ‘splashed the cash’ and spent €12.5million making them the third top spenders […]

Lille OSC – 2012/13 Season Review

Lille OSC – 2012/13 Season Review

It was hard to predict how Lille’s season was going to go. The sparkling new Grand Stade Lille Metropole welcomed a new era, but with the mercurial talents of Eden Hazard gone, this was a journey into uncertainty. In the end it turned into the typical “game of two halves” […]

Evian Thonon Gaillard – 2012/13 Season Review

Evian Thonon Gaillard – 2012/13 Season Review

Evian’s season started badly, stayed pretty bad, looked to get a lot worse, rallied, and then ended with an almost unbearable hope, touching distance of European competition, before those hopes were dashed. After a top-half finish in 2011/12, this time they were hovering in and around the relegation zone for […]

Stade Brestois – 2012/13 Season Review

Stade Brestois – 2012/13 Season Review

Well, where does one start? Brest finished rock bottom of Ligue 1 accumulating just 29 points, a full 10 points short of safety. They racked up eight more defeats than anyone else in the league. What’s more they scored the fewest goals and had the second-worst defensive record. Not to […]

Girondins de Bordeaux – 2012/13 Season Review

Girondins de Bordeaux – 2012/13 Season Review

It’s been a season of contrasting emotions for Les Girondins and their fans, but 2012/2013 should go down as ultimately a successful year. Even before the season had begun, expectations were somewhat lowered when it became clear that there would no funds available for new players. Despite snatching a Europa […]

SC Bastia – 2012/13 Season Review

SC Bastia – 2012/13 Season Review

In their first season back in Ligue 1 since 2005, Bastia defied the odds by avoiding immediate relegation back to France’s second tier. In fact, they finished the campaign nine points clear of the drop zone in a comfortable 12th place and never once found themselves in the bottom three, only […]