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Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Well, the football is coming thick and fast now – Ligue 2, the Trophee des Champions, National, Ligue 1, that weirdly-arranged friendly between Napoli and PSG, and now…the cup! The league cup, that is (the Coupe de France is currently in regional preliminary mode before the 3rd round proper in mid-September) […]

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

As Matt LeBlanc found out in his pre-Friends days, the best things come to those who wait. And after a seemingly interminable 83 days, with pretty much only meaningless football played in between, Ligue 1 has come back with a vengeance, a fantastic, goal-laden weekend’s football opening the new campaign. […]

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Following a summer that much of French football spent busy with tribunal hearings rather than transfer dealings, three lengthy administrative sagas look – look – to have been sorted out. We’d say ‘and not a moment too soon’ but things actually kicked off last week, causing something of a headache for Steve […]

Episode 121: Ligue 1 Preview Podcast

Episode 121: Ligue 1 Preview Podcast

The podcast is back for the new season and Ligue 1 is back this weekend. Jon, Jeremy and Igor Mladenovic discuss some of the changes you will see around the league this season, starting with the new managerial changes. Have a listen and apologies for cutting the audio off short. Pre-season gremlins. Enjoy. RIGHT […]

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for […]

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 Preview: 2014/15

Ligue 2 kicks off on Friday night and it is set to be a very exciting and unpredictable season. Our resident Ligue 2 expert Steve Wyss brings you up to date with all the summer goings on, and looks at the contenders up and down the table. Promotion contenders When […]

Florian Tardieu: Sheffield Wednesday signing one of France’s hot young talents

Florian Tardieu: Sheffield Wednesday signing one of France’s hot young talents

FC Istres midfielder Florian Tardieu is close to agreeing a deal that will see him move from France’s third division to the English Championship. Sheffield Wednesday have agreed a fee with the club and personal terms are close to being agreed. He’s not a name that the Wednesday fans will […]

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

It would be quite easy to label Emmanuel Rivière as one of Ligue 1’s most frustrating talents, but at 24 years old, it is far too early to rule him out of future greatness. The AS Monaco striker is on the verge of sealing a reported €8 million move to […]