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Nice sack Lamine Diaby Fadiga for stealing Kasper Dolberg’s £62,000 watch

Diaby Fadiga admitted taking watch from the dressing room‘The club has cancelled its contract with the 18-year-old’Striker Lamine Diaby Fadiga has been sacked by Nice after he admitted stealing team mate Kasper Dolberg’s watch in the dressing room, the…

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PSG’s transfer strategy is bad news for their academy graduates

PSG should be developing the future greats of French football. Instead they are signing players to plug holes in their squadBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTwo years after leaving PSG for RB Leipzig, Jean-Kévin Augustin has ret…

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Vieira and Villas-Boas on homophobic banners at Nice v Marseille – video

Patrick Vieira and André Villas-Boas spoke after the French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille, the two sides they manage, was halted for several minutes on Wednesday after fans unfurled banners with homophobic messages.On…

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Nice’s match with Marseille suspended after fans display homophobic banners

• Referee stops game for 10 minutes after banners and chants• Incident is latest in a series to have occurred in FranceThe Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was suspended for 10 minutes on Wednesday night after supporters unfurled banners display…

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Monaco have lost sight of everything that made them Ligue 1 champions

Monaco’s success inspired Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux. It’s time they started following the example they have set for other clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsA lot has changed at Lyon, Nice and Bordeaux in recent years. All thre…

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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…