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Hatem Ben Arfa has not lost his eye for a spectacular finish

Earlier this year Hatem Ben Arfa sarcastically ‘celebrated’ a year away from first-team action. Now he is a player rebornBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“Joyeux anniversaire à moi,” read the caption as Hatem Ben Arfa posed, thu…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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Marseille’s dream of returning to the Champions League remains a fantasy

Marseille have already suffered six defeats in Ligue 1 this season – more than they lost in the entirety of last seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Frank McCourt era at Marseille was not supposed to be like this. The Ame…

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PSG finally drop points as Thomas Tuchel hints about players’ futures

After a run of 14 straight wins in Ligue 1, PSG lost their 100% record in an exciting 2-2 draw at BordeauxBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG’s run of wins to start the Ligue 1 season finally came to an end on Sunday night as t…

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Why PSG can beat Liverpool without Kylian Mbappé and Neymar

With Thiago Silva, Ángel Di María and Julian Draxler all on top form, PSG may not need their two stars on Wednesday nightBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNever has a club been as single-minded as PSG. While trophies are the aim …

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Mamadou Sakho or Aymeric Laporte? Didier Deschamps is missing a trick

The young defender is showing great potential at Manchester City but Deschamps has still not given him a cap for FranceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFrance may not have been taking the Nations League that seriously but their …

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Memphis Depay is a big club player with a small time attitude

Depay has been more effective in Ligue 1 this year than Neymar or Kylian Mbappé but his mentality is holding him backBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMemphis Depay is not often associated with the words “effective” or “consisten…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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Thomas Tuchel is making slow but sure progress at PSG

The manager’s emphasis on defensive rigour and discipline will pay dividends if given timeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG don’t handle change well. In nearly eight years of QSI rule, the club has rarely deviated from their …

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What can we learn from Thierry Henry’s debut as Monaco manager?

Monaco were beaten 2-1 by Strasbourg in their first game under Henry, but they have reasons for positivityBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThierry Henry went into his first match as Monaco manager missing his two best goalkeeper…

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Hugo Lloris is not given the credit he deserves for France’s success

Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove in Russia and David de Gea was picked in Fifa’s team of the year. What about Lloris?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIndividual acclaim for a goalkeeper is rare. No goalkeeper has won the Ba…

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Ligue 1 suffers more crowd trouble as rival fans battle over stolen banner

The Derby du Languedoc between Montpellier and Nîmes has reemerged as a potent rivalry after lying dormant for 25 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMontpellier’s Stade de la Mosson was unusually packed for the visit of newly…

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Marseille must beat big rivals if they are to return to Champions League

Marseille did not win against PSG, Lyon or Monaco in the league last season. That run of results needs to change soonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt was more of the same for Marseille on Sunday evening at the Parc OL, as the…

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Monaco are starting to pay for their mistakes in the transfer window

Monaco are 15th in Ligue 1 and now face the daunting task of hosting Atlético Madrid in the Champions LeagueBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMonaco are not like other clubs. PSG, Marseille and Lyon boast raucous home fans, splur…

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Olivier Giroud finds his scoring boots for France at just the right time

Just as his place in the team was looking vulnerable, Giroud scored a wonderful winner against the Netherlands in ParisBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Nations League is a real competition rather than a set of money-spinning…

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Kylian Mbappé needs to control his temper. Perhaps Neymar can help

Kylian Mbappé scored a fine goal as PSG won 4-2 at Nîmes but his red card was another sign of his increasing petulanceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“You have to a protect us,” implored an increasing irked Kylian Mbappé to the…

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Patrick Vieira faces a crisis at Nice just three weeks into the Ligue 1 season

It’s still early days but Vieira needs to turn things around quickly after a brutal 4-0 defeat at home to DijonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsNice players were quick to toe a line of togetherness and self-flagellation after th…

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Gus Poyet melts down as Bordeaux go from crisis to crisis

Poyet’s fury was a long time coming but fans are hoping new investment will give the club some stabilityBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsCrisis has become a part of day-to-day life at Bordeaux. Fan unrest, player indiscipline an…

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Lille are finally over Marcelo Bielsa and ready to fight for Europe

Christophe Galtier’s conservatism has allowed Lille to make careful but considerable progress in Ligue 1By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsChristophe Galtier’s reputation in France isn’t quite on par with that of Tony Pulis or Sam…