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Lille’s win over PSG shows that fame only takes you so far in Ligue 1

Lille beat PSG 1-0 at the Parc des Princes over the weekend to take the lead in a fascinating title race in FranceBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThings did not augur well for Lille before their trip to the Parc des Princes at …

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PSG are still searching for an identity under Mauricio Pochettino

A week before his team’s trip to Barcelona in the Champions League, Pochettino does not seem to know his best teamBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsPSG went into the Classique against Marseille needing to win to keep pace with Li…

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Violent Marseille ultras bring more shame upon French football

French football faces various challenges. As shown in Marseille this weekend, hooliganism remains the most dangerousBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“There are two visions competing with each other tonight,” said Marseille presi…

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Mauricio Pochettino begins his PSG spell with a shaky draw at St-Étienne

The former Tottenham and Southampton manager faces of all sorts of challenges in his new job in Paris By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Mauricio Pochettino era at PSG began with a 1-1 draw in Saint-Étienne on Wednesday night….

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Mauricio Pochettino begins his PSG spell with a shaky draw at St-Étienne

The former Tottenham and Southampton manager faces of all sorts of challenges in his new job in Paris By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe Mauricio Pochettino era at PSG began with a 1-1 draw in Saint-Étienne on Wednesday night….

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Lens beat Monaco 3-0 to climb even further up the Ligue 1 table

Newly promoted Lens are up to seventh in Ligue 1 – and they have a game in hand on the teams above themBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIn our first article of the season, we were quick to praise the two promoted sides, Lens and…

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These are worrying times for Ligue 1

French clubs cannot compete abroad. If their TV deal falls through, they will struggle to compete at homeBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“In order to be shit in the Champions League, you have to at least qualify for the Champio…

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Leicester agree £36.5m deal to sign Wesley Fofana from St-Étienne

Central defender was also a target for West HamFee for 19-year-old includes add-onsLeicester are close to signing Wesley Fofana from Saint-Étienne after agreeing a deal worth up to €40m (£36.5m) for the central defender.The 19-year-old has also been ta…

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Lyon cannot buy a win in Ligue 1. Where is it all going wrong?

Having played in the Champions League semi-finals last month, Lyon are now in the bottom half of the Ligue 1 tableBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon have not won any of their last four matches in Ligue 1. After their 1-1 draw…

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Leicester bid more than £30m for Burnley’s James Tarkowski

Defender keen on move and unlikely to join West HamLeicester having no joy in push for St-Étienne’s Wesley FofanaLeicester hope to convince Burnley to sell James Tarkowski after making a bid of more than £30m for the centre-back.Although Leicester are …

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Michel Der Zakarian and Téji Savanier are making Montpellier marvellous

Der Zakarian has always produced solid if unspectacular teams, but he has something special brewing this seasonBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAfter 37 years of marriage, Véronique Der Zakarian and her husband Michel do not alw…

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Marseille beat PSG in a battle and show they are Ligue 1 title contenders

The game will be remembered for its splenetic finish but it was also the night Marseille planted a flag in the title raceBy Eric Devin and Adam White for Get French Football News“Imbeciles.” “Red with Shame.” “OM breaks Paris.” The headlines in France …

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Claude Puel has work to do after St Étienne’s cup final defeat to PSG

St Étienne gave PSG a run for their money in a tight Coupe de France final but big changes are still required at the clubBy Adam White for Get French Football NewsAfter a four-month wait for French football to return, it did not take long for service t…

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Mbappé suffers ankle injury as PSG beat 10-man Saint-Étienne to lift French Cup

Kylian Mbappé injured in first half but returns to touchlineNeymar’s early goal earns 1-0 victory in front of 5,000 fansParis Saint-Germain have won the Coupe de France after Neymar scored the only goal to defeat Saint-Étienne in the final – but their …

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Lyon v St Étienne: the French derby with lots of clowns but no laughs

Poor teams, angry fans, incompetent managers and swathes of clowns turned France’s fiercest derby into something of a circusBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsLyon threatened to sue their own supporters this week. After becoming i…

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Is Kylian Mbappé spoiled or just spoiling for a move from PSG?

Mbappé had a needless argument with his manager over the weekend. Is he becoming entitled or simply trying to leave?By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsTo say that PSG were cruising would be an understatement. With a quarter of the…

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In praise of Stéphane Ruffier, the most underrated goalkeeper in Europe

Ruffier made his 303rd league appearance for Saint-Étienne this weekend and was as reliable as everBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsIt wasn’t pretty, but Saint-Étienne battled their way to a goalless draw against Montpellier on …

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Dimitri Payet has his revenge as Marseille finally beat Lyon in Ligue 1

Payet had a point to prove against his former manager and did it perfectly. If only he was that motivated every weekBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsDimitri Payet didn’t hold back. “They have two different visions of football. T…

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Ligue 1 clubs turn to experienced French managers to right wrongs

Claude Puel, Antoine Kombouaré, Rudi Garcia and Christian Gourcuff are all enjoying positive starts at their new clubsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFour Ligue 1 clubs have changed managers since the start of August and all fo…

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Claude Puel joins St Étienne and immediately turns up heat on Lyon

Within 48 hours of taking the job, Puel was celebrating a dramatic, last-minute victory over his new club’s biggest rivalsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsFlanked by a pair of beefy security guards, Sylvinho emerged from a cloud…