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Author Archive for Adam White and Eric Devin

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PSG are champions but their ‘project’ is under more pressure than ever

PSG smashed their closest challengers 7-1 to win the Ligue 1 title but they need some new ideas to progress in EuropeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFew clubs could canter to a treble and end the season disappointed, but Paris …

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Rennes have the money and manager to challenge the top four in Ligue 1

The distance between the top four and the rest has been a problem in Ligue 1 for a while. Rennes may bridge that gapBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes are something of a sleeping giant in French football, but that may be ch…

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Mathieu Debuchy’s unlikely return: leader, goalscorer … France full-back?

Mathieu Debuchy was playing in Arsenal’s reserves a few months ago but his current form could take him to RussiaBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I train with the pros during the week and I play with the youngsters at weekends. …

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Marseille v Lyon boils over but Ligue 1 needs Olympico rivalry

Memphis Depay sealed a last-gasp 3-2 win for Lyon that saved a manager, sparked a brawl and made it clear why this fierce rivalry is welcome in Ligue 1By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo months ago Memphis Depay crashed his las…

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Lille fans attack their own players as the team fights relegation

Anger has been brewing at the club for some time but it spilled out of the stands and on to the pitch on Saturday eveningBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLigue 1 often made the headlines for the wrong reasons last season, with v…

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Dijon defy Ligue 1 stereotypes and catch the eye with fluid football | Adam White and Eric Devin

Olivier Dall’Oglio’s side have managed to strike a balance between adapting to the league and playing the kind of attacking football with which they ascendedBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We wanted to play high and hinder Lyo…

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Dijon defy Ligue 1 stereotypes and catch the eye with fluid football | Adam White and Eric Devin

Olivier Dall’Oglio’s side have managed to strike a balance between adapting to the league and playing the kind of attacking football with which they ascendedBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We wanted to play high and hinder Lyo…

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PSG can beat Real Madrid without Neymar – by playing as a team

PSG were superb in their 3-0 win over Marseille on Sunday. If they work as hard against Real Madrid, they have a chanceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Neymar? He’s a top player. I hope it’s nothing big. I’d prefer to see the b…

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PSG will not win the Champions League until they learn to defend

The defensive lapses that cost PSG in the Bernabéu last week were on show again when they beat Strasbourg on SaturdayBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We started by producing the match that we needed to,” said a frustrated Adrie…

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Toulouse’s fear of relegation is harming their talented young players

Toulouse should be developing their academy products instead of signing Premier League misfits such as Yaya SanogoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThings were supposed to improve for Toulouse when they dismissed Pascal Dupraz a …

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St Étienne’s unlikely band of misfits may keep them in Ligue 1

St Étienne had not won in 10 matches until Jean-Louis Gasset set sail with a group of nearly men, old faces and free transfersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThree months have passed since Lyon visited the Stade Geoffroy-Guicha…

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Metz lost 11 of their first 12 games this season – but might just stay up

Metz looked lost before Christmas but, with four wins in their last six games, they are threatening to pull off a great escapeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News2017 was a difficult year for Metz. They just about managed to avoid …

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Jérémy Toulalan leaves Bordeaux in support of his sacked manager

Loyalty is rare in modern football but no one seems to have told erstwhile Bordeaux captain Jérémy ToulalanBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNo one was shocked when Bordeaux decided to sack Jocelyn Gourvennec this week after a ru…

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Neymar was superb but PSG’s 8-0 win raised more questions about unity

Neymar scored four goals for Paris Saint-Germain as they thrashed Dijon but his attitude does not make things easy for his managerBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsOn Wednesday evening at the Parc des Princes, Neymar spent the ma…

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Malcom is stuck in the middle of a crisis at Bordeaux

Bordeaux endured an awful run either side of Christmas but their young forward has remained a bright spark throughoutBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsGoats are becoming a common sight in French football. Two seasons ago Marseill…

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PSG reign supreme but a big four is emerging in Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain go into the second half of the season with a commanding lead in Ligue 1 but Monaco, Marseille and Lyon are all fighting to competeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLigue 1 has been rightly criticised for a lac…

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Montpellier have built Ligue 1’s best defence around their 40-year-old captain

Montpellier lost their inspirational fan-turned- owner Louis ‘Loulou’ Nicollin in the summer but the team’s form this season would make him proudBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTaken in isolation, Montpellier’s 2-0 win over Bor…

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Florian Thauvin has lost his tux and left Dimitri Payet in the shade at Marseille

Florian Thauvin has swapped his arrogance for maturity and may go on to replace Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid or Franck Ribéry at Bayern Munich By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s “Champions Project” has become s…

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Unai Emery’s lack of control could kill PSG’s hopes in the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain can waltz through domestic fixtures, but their selfish culture of player power will not cut it in the latter stages of the Champions LeagueBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“The protagonists are the players.” …

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Strasbourg’s win over PSG is further proof of their remarkable return

Six years ago ago Strasbourg were playing in the fifth tier of French football. On Saturday they beat Paris Saint-GermainBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMonaco and Lyon picked up somewhat lucky wins to keep the battle for the C…