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Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Valenciennes Relegated Again: VAFC v DNCG

Last season was not a happy one for Valenciennes, who hit the relegation zone after five games and never dragged themselves out of it. They changed managers, bringing in Ariel Jacobs for Daniel Sanchez, they got in Abdul Majeed Waris on loan in January, but it didn’t work. Their season featured not […]

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Germany – Quarter-Final Preview

This is the big one. France versus Germany for a place in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Before the tournament kicked off, France would have taken a quarter-final place and thanked you for the opportunity to banish the memories of four years ago. Now, with only 180 […]

Relive the France glory days with Campo Retro

Relive the France glory days with Campo Retro

After the success of our competition with Campo Retro, they have kindly offered to try and soften the blow of France’s 1-0 defeat to Germany and subsequent elimination from the World Cup in Brazil. Until the end of the World Cup they are offering 10% off all their clothing to […]

Episode 119: Nigeria beaten by Griez-lightning

Episode 119: Nigeria beaten by Griez-lightning

France have qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after defeating Nigeria by 2 goals to nil. It was a tough match for France and came under a lot of pressure in the first 60 minutes, then substitute Antoine Griezmann made a telling impact and France found a way […]

Griez-the-mann as France set up showdown with Germany

Griez-the-mann as France set up showdown with Germany

Before this crunch match France manager Didier Deschamps was facing what one might call “a selection headache”. As is so often the way the majority of international coaches would jump at the opportunity to have the sort of dilemma that faced Deschamps but this was no laughing matter for the […]

World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria – Preview

World Cup 2014: France v Nigeria – Preview

France enter the knock-out phase well aware of the threat of the underdog after seeing both Brazil and the Netherlands struggle to make it through to the quarter-finals. Like both of those sides, France won their group and now face a runner-up but that doesn’t mean that the French should […]

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

Clermont Foot appoint Corinne Diacre

So… After the Helena Costa debacle, it’s difficult to know whether Claude Michy’s latest managerial appointment is a clumsy mea culpa, a desperate attempt to save face, or simply confirmation that he’s a man who doesn’t know when to stop digging. Whatever his thinking, one has to assume that after the litany of criticisms […]

Episode 118: Mission Accomplished – Next Stop Nigeria

Episode 118: Mission Accomplished – Next Stop Nigeria

After France’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador, the team discuss the end of the Group Stage. France finishing with seven points, who impressed, who needs to step up and what decisions did Didier Deschamps get right. They also look forward to the knockout game against Nigeria and discuss the best XI […]