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Category: Marseille

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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…

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Ligue 1 preview: PSG will win the title but everything else is up for grabs

Lyon will try to push PSG but they are likely to be battling with Lille, Marseille and St Étienne for the Champions League places By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAt first glance Thomas Tuchel’s first season at the Parc des Prin…

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It’s the Adam and Erics 2019! The complete review of the Ligue 1 season

Kylian Mbappé scored a hatful, Dimitri Payet scored a cracker and Nacer Chadli couldn’t score at allBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWith Neymar and Edinson Cavani both struggling for fitness, PSG’s attack became (nearly) the so…

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Daniele Massaro: ‘The Marseille defeat filled us with grief. But we came back’

Like Liverpool, my Milan side lost a Champions League final but made it back the next year – the problem was we were facing Cruyff’s BarcelonaIn the 1993 Champions League final my Milan team faced Marseille. We were the favourites but lost. The followi…

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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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The out-of-contract players who should interest Premier League clubs

Adrien Rabiot, Mario Balotelli, Yacine Brahimi, Enock Kwateng and Max Kruse are all available on free transfers this summerBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredGiven the money in the game these days, allowing a valuable player’s contract to run down to expi…

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PSG are champions again. Now they need to give youth a chance

Kylian Mbappé has been PSG’s star this season but the club should start promoting more homegrown youngstersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe inevitable came to pass on Sunday as PSG retained the Ligue 1 title. They beat Monac…

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Marseille hint at change of focus as Champions Project hits the rocks

OM’s reliance on ageing stars could be nearing a conclusion as young players begin to make their presence feltBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFootballing ideologies have come to define many French clubs. While for Monaco and Ni…

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European round-up: Mario Balotelli films celebrations after overhead goal

• Juventus go 16 points ahead after win at Napoli• Morata scores twice as Atlético Madrid keep up title chaseMario Balotelli put Marseille in front against Saint-Etienne with a brilliant overhead kick, then collected his phone from a cameraman before f…

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Monaco may regret sacking the man who revitalised the club

Vadim Vasilyev made Monaco the model of a sustainable, profitable club. But he has paid for their disastrous seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsUntil recently, mistakes were rare at Monaco. In just five years, the Russian du…

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Thierry Henry only has himself to blame for his failure at Monaco

Henry inherited a depleted squad but his negative tactics and immature man-management did not help his caseBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAppointing Thierry Henry as manager was always going to be a gamble for Monaco, but ther…

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Transfer roundup: Mario Balotelli joins Marseille on free transfer from Nice

28-year-old arrives on six-month contractReading loan Arsenal goalkeeper Emi MartínezMario Balotelli has joined Marseille on a six-month contract after leaving Nice, the French club have announced.The 28-year-old has yet to score a league goal this sea…

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‘All guilty’: Marseille fans spell out their anger at players, coach and club

Marseille are without a win in eight games after their dispiriting 1-1 draw at home to MonacoBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s recent travails continued at the Vélodrome on Sunday during and after their disappointing …

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Marseille humbled by fourth-tier amateurs in Coupe de France

Marseille played in the Europa League final in May. On Sunday they lost in the cup to club deemed too small to host the gameBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhile gilets jaunes (yellow vests) protests interrupted much of the Lig…

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Things go from bad to worse for Thierry Henry at Monaco

The manager was brought in to save the club’s Ligue 1 status but he is struggling to cope with crises on all frontsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsEdinson Cavani’s goal was met with a groan. Monaco had embarrassed PSG by captur…

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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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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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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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Ligue 1 season preview: PSG will be even stronger under Thomas Tuchel

Lyon are best placed to challenge PSG, Patrick Vieira will hope to take Nice into Europe and Caen face a relegation battleBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAnything other than an eighth Ligue 1 title in PSG’s history would be huge surprise. Alt…