Category Archives: Ligue 1

Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 8

Another week, another edition of the Ligue 1 roundup. We’re eight games into the 2014-15 Ligue 1 season and Olympic Marseille are still atop the French first division following a 2-1 victory over Saint Etienne. In comparison to the demolitions … Continue reading

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Olympique Marseille: Ligue 1’s Hottest Commodity

Around a month ago, I wrote a piece on Marcelo Bielsa and his two year tenure as a domestic manager with Athletic Bilbao. Within that I touched upon the positives that occurred during his time with the Chilean National Team … Continue reading

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PSG 1 Lyon 1: The 4-3-3 Conundrum

It’s been no secret that the two sides involve in this match have had disappointing starts to the French domestic season. PSG as it stands right now are sitting out of a European spot (I know, only six games in, … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 5

We’re back after a two week hiatus courtesy of the international break to talk some scintillating football from the French first division. The big matchup from the fixture list in Week 5 was Lyon’s tilt versus struggling AS Monaco. Lyon … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 4

We kick off this week’s edition of the Ligue 1 roundup with Olympic Lyonnais’ 2-1 defeat to newly promoted side Metz. Lyon only have 3 points in their first four games which, you know… is a bit of a problem. … Continue reading

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European Roundtable

Can Napoli or Roma unseat Juve this year? If so, who? Ahmad: This says more about Juventus than the other two, quite frankly, and with good reason. Antonio Conte is gone, replaced by AC Milan whipping boy Max Allegri. As … Continue reading

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Marseille and the Bielsa Equation

It’s only been only three games into Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure with Olympique Marseille, so jumping to conclusions on many levels is ridiculous, even bordering on stupid. Bielsa had his issues in domestic league play over his two seasons with Athletic … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 3

While we are only three weeks into the season, the team in first place in Ligue 1 is not PSG or Monaco. It’s FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Bordeaux has nine points in three games after beating Nice 3-1. Bordeaux overcame going … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 2

PSG rebounded from their Week 1 draw against Reims by topping Claude Makélélé’s Bastia, 2-0. While they may have won the game, they lost their most important player to injury during the match. Zlatan had to be subbed off in the … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Round Up: Week 1

Ligue 1 started on Friday with PSG starting their title defense against Reims. Zlatan stole the show in more ways than one. He scored twice, hit the post on an open chance, and dove for a penalty which he then … Continue reading

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