Andre Villas-Boas and Marseille’s Revival

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Perennial under-performance gave way to complicated financial issues and, this summer, Marseille found themselves at a significant crossroad. Squad reinvention, changes to recruiting and a reassessment of revenue expectations were reason enough to believe that the storied French side was preparing for a period of transition. When the club decided to hire Andre Villas-Boas to […] READ MORE



Shoddy Tactics Cost Sylvinho and Lyon Against Zenit St Petersburg

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Coming into Champions League competition, Lyonnais supporters were excited about a draw that saw them placed in a group with Benfica, RB Leipzig and Zenit St. Petersburg. However, last night, in what many would have considered their easiest fixture – a home date against Zenit – a number of tactical miscues from Sylvinho resulted in […] READ MORE