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Author Archive for Adam White and Eric Devin

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André Villas-Boas is quietly making Marseille best of the rest in Ligue 1

The revolution has been quiet, stable and even a little boring, but Villas-Boas is giving Marseille exactly what they needBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Stable” and “efficient” are not words that describe Marseille’s recent h…

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In praise of Stéphane Ruffier, the most underrated goalkeeper in Europe

Ruffier made his 303rd league appearance for Saint-Étienne this weekend and was as reliable as everBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt wasn’t pretty, but Saint-Étienne battled their way to a goalless draw against Montpellier on …

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Dimitri Payet has his revenge as Marseille finally beat Lyon in Ligue 1

Payet had a point to prove against his former manager and did it perfectly. If only he was that motivated every weekBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDimitri Payet didn’t hold back. “They have two different visions of football. T…

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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Dijon defeat PSG and savour the sweet taste of redemption

Stéphane Jobard was sacked by Dijon last year for stealing from a colleague. This weekend he led the club to victory against PSGBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDijon surprised everyone by beating PSG on Friday night. They were …

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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PSG tried to offload Ángel Di María. He stayed and became their key player

Neymar’s skill bamboozles opponent and Kylian Mbappé’s pace terrifies them, but Di María’s vision knits it all togetherBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhen a frustrated Ángel Di María trudged off the pitch at the Allianz Rivier…

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Ligue 1 clubs turn to experienced French managers to right wrongs

Claude Puel, Antoine Kombouaré, Rudi Garcia and Christian Gourcuff are all enjoying positive starts at their new clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFour Ligue 1 clubs have changed managers since the start of August and all fo…

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Claude Puel joins St Étienne and immediately turns up heat on Lyon

Within 48 hours of taking the job, Puel was celebrating a dramatic, last-minute victory over his new club’s biggest rivalsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFlanked by a pair of beefy security guards, Sylvinho emerged from a cloud…

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Claude Puel joins St Étienne and immediately turns up heat on Lyon

Within 48 hours of taking the job, Puel was celebrating a dramatic, last-minute victory over his new club’s biggest rivalsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFlanked by a pair of beefy security guards, Sylvinho emerged from a cloud…

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Have Monaco suddenly found a winning formula?

A week ago it looked as if Leonardo Jardim would be sacked. Now it feels as if he may be building his next great teamBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhat a difference a week (and a tactical switch) has made for once-beleaguered…

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Angers are starting to turn heads with their unconventional beauty

Stéphane Moulin’s team have beaten Toulouse and St Etienne this week to go level with PSG at the top of Ligue 1 By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe term “jolie laide” cannot be directly paired with an English word. It literally…

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Tuchel must curb hype after Neymar completes PSG’s perfect week

A win at Lyon after the rout of Real Madrid has the French press dreaming of European glory but we have been here beforeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG must act as if they’ve achieved nothing despite a pitch-perfect week.“I…

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PSG fans don’t want to hear it, but Neymar is their best route to success

PSG ultras are unwilling to forgive Neymar, but he remains the team’s best weapon in Ligue 1 and the Champions LeagueBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt had to happen this way. On Saturday evening at the Parc des Princes PSG bat…

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PSG’s transfer strategy is bad news for their academy graduates

PSG should be developing the future greats of French football. Instead they are signing players to plug holes in their squadBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo years after leaving PSG for RB Leipzig, Jean-Kévin Augustin has ret…

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Monaco have lost sight of everything that made them Ligue 1 champions

Monaco’s success inspired Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux. It’s time they started following the example they have set for other clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA lot has changed at Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux in recent years. All thre…

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Sylvinho has revived Lyon so will Ligue 1 have a title race after all?

Lyon have won both of their games so far this season and look like a team reborn under their young Brazilian managerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I didn’t think he would be a coach,” explained Gilles Grimandi. “I thought he …

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Sylvinho has revived Lyon so will Ligue 1 have a title race after all?

Lyon have won both of their games so far this season and look like a team reborn under their young Brazilian managerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I didn’t think he would be a coach,” explained Gilles Grimandi. “I thought he …

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Sylvinho has revived Lyon so will Ligue 1 have a title race after all?

Lyon have won both of their games so far this season and look like a team reborn under their young Brazilian managerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I didn’t think he would be a coach,” explained Gilles Grimandi. “I thought he …

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PSG would cope without Neymar but would French football suffer?

Neymar’s popularity in Paris has plummeted but his presence still attracts attention, TV viewers and money for Ligue 1 clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNeymar’s absence from PSG’s first game of the season against Nîmes on S…