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Metz’s Modibo Maiga Masters Malherbe #FFWTOTW

Metz’s Modibo Maiga Masters Malherbe #FFWTOTW

Next week is the first Classico of the season and, with the two teams in the top two places, the match could and should be epic. But let’s be honest, both teams need to improve hugely on this week’s showings. Marseille got back to winning ways after two defeats in […]

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

So, game 12. After the Olympico last round, and looking forward to the Classico in the next, there is maybe not a stand-out match in this round. It feels a bit like everyone is waiting for the cymbals to clash and the trumpets to blare at the Parc des Princes next […]

Coupe de la Ligue Seiziemes or Thereabouts

Coupe de la Ligue Seiziemes or Thereabouts

Midweek league cup action ahoy! This round, the seiziemes are actually the dixiemes, to accommodate most of the Ligue 1 teams joining in and ensure the numbers are right when the European teams (and Lyon) get involved in the next round. All six of the Ligue 2 teams who have progressed are playing […]

Gour-Woof! Lyon stop Marseille winning streak #FFWTOTW

Gour-Woof! Lyon stop Marseille winning streak #FFWTOTW

Game 11, sandwiched between two midweek rounds in Europe and the League Cup, promised much. We were not disappointed. Lens travelled to Toulouse on Friday night as the lanterne rouge and with a squad full of youngsters including 19-year-old reserve goalkeeper Valentin Belon and a couple of defenders without shirt […]

Europa Euround-up : Panning for Goals

Europa Euround-up : Panning for Goals

Well. First there was the Champions League, where on Tuesday the participants collectively hit the giddy heights of 5 goals per game, but PSG took until the 87th minute to get one past APOEL Nicosia, and on Wednesday a more restrained set of fixtures featuring the only 0-0 of the […]

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Allow me, if you will, to rewind the clock to 17 May 2014. Lyon had just won their final game of the season away at Nice to secure a 5th place finish in Ligue 1. It was the culmination of an disappointing campaign overall which had seen them as low […]

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

In some ways, it feels like a bit of a return to the days of Le Championnat before Qatari and Russian billionaires took over at PSG and Monaco. The days in which former giants Marseille, and more particularly Lyon, were the form teams in the league, and where an Olympico fixture […]

Episode 128: Turning back the clock like Gourcuff

Episode 128: Turning back the clock like Gourcuff

Without Jeremy Smith it’s just Andrew and Jonathan this week, but they do cover a whole host of topics. Edinson Cavani his two goals and his sending off, Marseille’s free-agent conundrum and title challenge. Lille’s chances against Everton and the resurgent Lyon with Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir. Plus they […]