Who Should be Liverpool’s Left-Back?

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This time last year, Hull City found themselves in a scrap at the foot of the Premier League table. Coach Marco Silva did his best to rally the side and some good results were achieved. However, the Tigers eventually ended the season in 18th place. Following their relegation from England’s top flight, they were bound […] READ MORE


Lyon in the Driving Seat for Champions League Qualification

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Paris Saint Germain suffered only their second league defeat this campaign when they visited Lyon at the Parc OL on Sunday night. Bruno Genesio’s team won 2-1 with the winner coming from former Manchester United player Memphis Depay. PSG are still eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table and this loss […] READ MORE


Kostas Mitroglou: A Doomed Signing

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In the summer transfer window of 2017, Olympique de Marseille had a long overdue overhaul of their squad. Due to financial difficulties for several years, the club was forced to sell its most promising players. The likes of Michy Batshuayi, Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin left the club for fees far below their market value. […] READ MORE


The disappointments of Ligue 1 this season

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At the halfway stage in the French football calendar, there are not too many surprises in the table. Paris Saint-Germain lead the way and are already nine points clear of the chasing pack. Conversely, Metz find themselves dead last, seven points adrift of Angers in 19th. However, some better known French teams have vastly under-performed […] READ MORE


Why is Jürgen Klopp so exempt from criticism?

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Why is Jürgen Klopp so exempt from criticism? A little over two years ago, Jürgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool FC following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers as manager. Despite the German’s impressive attacking football, the most he has to show for his efforts is a return to the Champions League. Klopp has so far […] READ MORE


Burnley: A One Dimensional Success

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Despite many critics writing off Burnley at the beginning of the season, Sean Dyche’s men find themselves not only away from the relegation zone, but comfortably in the top half of the table. Considering that they have already played Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham all away from home (and taken eight points from […] READ MORE


What Has Gone Wrong For OGC Nice?

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Following a podium finish in Ligue 1 for the 2016/17 season, hopes were high for OGC Nice. They qualified for the play-off round to reach the UEFA Champions League, and Mario Balotelli had rediscovered his best form on the French Riviera. Three months into the season, though, and things could not be much worse. Nice […] READ MORE


Jordan Henderson – Time for Change?

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After Jordan Henderson’s display in Seville on Tuesday night, serious questions have been raised over the value of the English midfielder in the Liverpool squad. He delivered anything but a captain’s performance at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, allowing the Reds to let a 3-0 lead slip away, conceding an injury-time equaliser. Henderson often draws […] READ MORE


Nabil Fekir is Lyon’s New Talisman

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Nabil Fekir   This summer, Lyon’s French striker Alexandre Lacazette made the move from France to the Premier League. Lacazette was the star of the team having been the club’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons. Someone had to step up to fill the void left behind: Nabil Fekir stepped up to the plate. Fekir […] READ MORE


Are Nantes the French Leicester?

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Glancing at the Ligue 1, it would be easy to dismiss the standings as unsurprising with Paris Saint Germain leading the pack and teams like Lyon, Marseille and Monaco in the top six. However the team currently sitting in third is the one you might not expect to be there; Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes. After his […] READ MORE