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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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Iceland? Motherwell? Lens? Where did the ‘thunderclap’ originate? | The Knowledge

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“Where did this bloody Icelandic clap really first come from?” asks Simon Weaver.

Every time a new song is aired or a new action appears on the terraces its origin is met by claim and counter-claim, with only a few exceptions (see: the Poznan, the Mexican wave). This summer’s fashionables,

Mitro’s
Will Grigg’s on Fire and the Icelandic Viking clap/haka/chant/thunderclap/roar/train, are no different and are coming back to a stadium near you very soon.

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Euro 2016 venue guide: Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens – video

Stade Bollaert-Delelis will host England v Wales on Thursday. The stadium in Lens underwent restoration during the build-up to the tournament which reduced its capacity from 42,000 to 38,000 – still more than the population of Lens itself

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PSG warm up for Chelsea by thrashing Lens and putting pressure on Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain thumped Lens 4-1 to move top of Ligue 1 for at least 24 hours as the French champions geared up for their Champions League clash at Chelsea on Wednesday.David Luiz, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Blaise Matuidi and Javier Pastore scored the go…

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Edinson Cavani one of three players sent off as PSG beat Lens in Ligue 1

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Radamel Falcao seals victory for below-par Monaco against Nantes

Colombian striker and World Cup absentee clinches 1-0 win Lens stun Lyon while St Etienne draw with Rennes Continue reading…