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Author Archive for Adam White and Eric Devin

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France have three points but no clear identity after six years of Deschamps

France are the only favourites to have won their opening game but Didier Deschamps has still not developed a philosophyBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrance’s 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday means they top their group befor…

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It’s the Adam and Erics 2018! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Luiz Gustavo, Neymar, Nabil Fékir and a suspended referee are among the big winners in our end-of-season awards By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIn many respects, the 2017-18 Ligue 1 campaign represented a return to business as …

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Marseille suffer second Champions League heartbreak in four days

Marseille had to beat Atlético Madrid in the Europa League final or finish third in Ligue 1 to qualify for the Champions League. They did neither but should still be proud of their seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseill…

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Lille have pulled off a miraculous escape from relegation – or have they?

Three straight wins have made Lille mathematically safe but they will be going down if their finances are not up to scratchBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFan ire over the running of a club is hardly unusual, but the situation …

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Thomas Lemar’s slide at Monaco may convince Lyon to let Nabil Fékir go

The Monaco playmaker has been poor since having his head turned. Knowing when to let a player leave is so importantBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThere was some trepidation at the Parc OL on Sunday afternoon, even with the hos…

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Memphis Depay is driving Lyon towards a Champions League place

Lyon have won their last six matches in a row and the former Manchester United forward has scored in all of themBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“You do not have the right to be eliminated in this way,” Lyon president Jean-Miche…

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France’s outsiders are making late bids to go to the World Cup

The battle for second place in Ligue 1 is bringing the best out of Dimitri Payet, Nabil Fékir and Florian ThauvinBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDespite some uneven performances in the last set of friendlies, France are still a…

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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…