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It’s the Adam and Erics 2019! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Kylian Mbappé scored a hatful, Dimitri Payet scored a cracker and Nacer Chadli couldn’t score at allBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Neymar and Edinson Cavani both struggling for fitness, PSG’s attack became (nearly) the so…

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Why are so many Ligue 1 clubs sacking their managers?

Half of the managers who started this season will not be around when Ligue 1 returns in AugustBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Dijon having pipped Caen to the relegation play-off spot, the dust has almost but not quite sett…

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Téji Savanier was in Ligue 2 last year. Now he is dominating Ligue 1

Téji Savanier is best known for a ruckus with Kylian Mbappé but he’s also a contender for the player of the year awardBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA short walk from the centre of Montpellier lies the neighbourhood of Figuero…

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Rennes win wild cup final as PSG, Mbappé and Neymar lose their heads

PSG threw away a 2-0 lead, Kylian Mbappé was sent off and Neymar hit out as Rennes won their first trophy in 48 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes had not won a trophy since 1971 and it showed. Keeper Tomas Koubek hare…

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PSG are champions again. Now they need to give youth a chance

Kylian Mbappé has been PSG’s star this season but the club should start promoting more homegrown youngstersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe inevitable came to pass on Sunday as PSG retained the Ligue 1 title. They beat Monac…

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Lille hammer ‘beginners’ PSG as they close in on the Champions League

This time last season Lille were second bottom. Now they are second only to PSG at the top of the tableBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsStade Louis-Dugauguez, Sedan, December 2000. Laurent Robert scores PSG’s only goal as they l…

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With seven weeks to play, half of the clubs in Ligue 1 are aiming for Europe

PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitabl…

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Lyon look set to stick with Bruno Genesio – and ignore José Mourinho

Many Lyon fans are crying out for a new manager but the club’s veteran president is likely to stay loyal to Bruno GenesioBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis week could prove pivotal in the recent history of Lyon. A cup semi-fi…

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France are only getting better, with Matuidi and Giroud still crucial

Didier Deschamps’ trust in Olivier Giroud was rewarded with goals that made him France’s third all-time leading scorerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAs if the internet-breaking Paul Pogba-Antoine Griezmann combination was not …

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Ligue 1 blows chance to rid itself of ‘farmers league’ jibe

For the first time since 2011, not a single French club will appear in either the Europa League or Champions League last eightBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt was not supposed to happen like this for Ligue 1, not with the way…

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It is Max Gradel’s world and Toulouse are living in it … dangerously

The Ivorian has been sensational since returning to Ligue 1 from the Premier League and losing him would be disastrousBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith modern football characterised by intensity and collective ideals, for a …

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Marseille hint at change of focus as Champions Project hits the rocks

OM’s reliance on ageing stars could be nearing a conclusion as young players begin to make their presence feltBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFootballing ideologies have come to define many French clubs. While for Monaco and Ni…

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Reims were in Ligue 2 last season. Now they are dreaming of Europe

Reims struggled to adapt to the top flight at the start of the season, but they are now unbeaten in 10 matchesBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrench football has thrown up plenty of surprises this season, remaining a compelling…

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Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club

Vadim Vasilyev made Monaco the model of a sustainable, profitable club. But he has paid for their disastrous seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsUntil recently, mistakes were rare at Monaco. In just five years, the Russian du…

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Nice have the best goalkeeper in France – which is just as well

Patrick Vieira’s team have the second worst attack in Ligue 1 this season yet they are somehow challenging for a place in EuropeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe visit of Lyon to the Allianz Riviera was not the easiest of mat…

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …

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Lyon show Ole Gunnar Solskjær how to handle PSG in Manchester | Adam White and Eric Devin

PSG suffered their first defeat of the Ligue 1 season at Lyon on Sunday night but they are a different proposition in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s visit to Lyon on Sunday night wasn’t just about PSG and Lyon. For …

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Thierry Henry only has himself to blame for his failure at Monaco

Henry inherited a depleted squad but his negative tactics and immature man-management did not help his caseBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAppointing Thierry Henry as manager was always going to be a gamble for Monaco, but ther…

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Strasbourg were in the fifth tier in 2012. Now they are fifth in Ligue 1

After battling back from liquidation and multiple relegations, Strasbourg are dreaming about Champions League footballBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsSavoir-faire does not translate directly from French. The closest English equ…