Recent Posts

Coupe de France: Angers SCO v CA Bastia

Coupe de France: Angers SCO v CA Bastia

This last 16 tie between Angers and the CA Bastia will be the only all-Ligue 2 match at this stage of the competition, yet it could be seen as one of the most uneven contests around, looking at the two teams’ respective experiences in the current season. While Angers are […]

Coupe de France: Lille OSC v SM Caen

Coupe de France: Lille OSC v SM Caen

It seems a long, long time ago that Lille were last at this stage of the cup and hoping to lift their first trophy since 1956. That was back in 2011, and Les Dogues would go on to lift the famous Coupe de France and weeks later they completed a […]

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

So we’re finally here; Ranieri vs Blanc, Russia vs Qatar, Falcao vs Ibrahimovic, Monaco vs PSG. Oh wait hang on, one of those is wrong. It won’t be Falcao lining up against Ibrahimovic in the second El Cashico after the Colombian’s terrible injury that looks to have ended his season. […]

Thiago Silva – Happy At PSG

Thiago Silva – Happy At PSG

Paris St Germain captain Thiago Silva has made it clear he plans to fulfil his contract with the club after recently being linked with a move to Bayern Munich. The defender arrived in Paris in 2012, signing a contract extension in the summer that ties him down at the Parc […]

Interview: Arsenal legend Robert Pires – The International Years

Interview: Arsenal legend Robert Pires – The International Years

In Part III, Robert talks about the controversial end to his international career, his thoughts on the current Arsenal and France teams, his opinions on Ligue 1 and his post-professional career. Speaking of coaches… we have to go two years back in time from 2006… to 2004 and the French […]

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

In this second part of our three part series, Robert talks about the peak of his career, for club and country, the twin disappointments of missing the 2002 World Cup and his 2006 Champions League final substitution, and that penalty for Arsenal… So after, let’s say six months, there’s the explosion, especially […]

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

In the recent ITV4 show Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, the two great midfielders attempted to agree on their era’s combined Arsenal-Manchester United dream team. Some proposed players were the subject of heated debate, but one player who was included with no argument was Robert Pirès. His inclusion in the […]

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

Between them, they have spent around £250m this season, but it looks like both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are likely to spend a little more over the next few days. Indeed, Monaco have already spent close to £10m on signing Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore from Anzhi Makhachkala earlier […]