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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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Rennes win wild cup final as PSG, Mbappé and Neymar lose their heads

PSG threw away a 2-0 lead, Kylian Mbappé was sent off and Neymar hit out as Rennes won their first trophy in 48 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsRennes had not won a trophy since 1971 and it showed. Keeper Tomas Koubek hare…

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With seven weeks to play, half of the clubs in Ligue 1 are aiming for Europe

PSG, Lille and Lyon look set for Champions League football next season but the Europa League places are up for grabsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThis weekend was supposed to be a coronation for PSG, one that seemed inevitabl…

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Nice have the best goalkeeper in France – which is just as well

Patrick Vieira’s team have the second worst attack in Ligue 1 this season yet they are somehow challenging for a place in EuropeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe visit of Lyon to the Allianz Riviera was not the easiest of mat…

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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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Patrick Vieira’s Nice go on back foot to survive Henry’s Monaco onslaught

They occupied their own intensely involved worlds for almost two hours but, when their first taste of short-term enmity was done, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira could look one another in the eye. A draw in this Derby de la Côte d’Azur felt about righ…

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Henry and Vieira put aside friendship for first meeting as managers | Nick Ames

Derby on the Riviera between Henry’s Monaco and Vieira’s Nice will be special for the former Arsenal and France teammatesWhen Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira met in London over Christmas, using a short break in the Ligue 1 schedule to take coffee in t…

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Thierry Henry won’t like Patrick Vieira for a ‘little bit’ during Monaco v Nice – video

Monaco head coach Thierry Henry has joked that he and former teammate Patrick Vieira ‘won’t like each other for a little bit’ when the Ligue-1 strugglers play Nice on 16 January.Henry played alongside Vieira, who now manages eighth-place Nice…

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The forwards whose new year’s resolution should be to score goals

Simone Zaza has taken 26 shots since he last scored. Wilfried Zaha has taken 31. Sandro Ramírez should look away nowBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredA new year is a time for a new start. A few Premier League strikers took the spirit of new year’s resolu…

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Gilets jaunes protests postpone Thierry Henry’s clash with Patrick Vieira

• Monaco v Nice one of four matches to be cancelled• Police resources stretched by protests against fuel taxThierry Henry’s much-awaited reunion with his former Arsenal teammate Patrick Vieira as managers of Monaco and Nice, respectively, has been post…

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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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Jean Michaël Seri: ‘You have to take risks or you are just a water carrier’

The Ivorian says he will stay bold at Fulham after a turbulent journey that started barefoot and nearly took him to BarcelonaJean Michaël Seri has grown used to the comparisons and, when they have come, they have nearly always been complimentary. Back …

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Remembering Michael Jackson’s peculiar relationship with football

The King of Pop loved the Nice shirt, had a statue at Fulham, raised money for Exeter City and was a very astute punditBy Emmet Gates for The Set Pieces, of the Sport Network“Good luck to all of the World Cup finalists this weekend!” read one post on T…

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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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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…

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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…

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Patrick Vieira leaves NYC FC with his – and MLS’s – reputation enhanced

The Frenchman turned New York City FC into a contender and also showed that the league can act as a proving ground for young coachesThe tributes started long before Patrick Vieira had officially departed as head coach of New York City FC.In the wake of…

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Patrick Vieira named new Nice manager after leaving New York City FC

• Former Arsenal captain succeeds Lucien Favre• Vieira takes first senior managerial post in EuropePatrick Vieira has been appointed as manager of the Ligue 1 side Nice. The former Arsenal captain has left his role as head coach role of New York C…

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Roger Piantoni obituary

Footballer who was a pivotal member of the dynamic France team at the 1958 World CupThe footballer Roger Piantoni, who has died aged 86, was the fulcrum of the exciting France team that took third place in the Swedish World Cup of 1958. A highly accomp…