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Category: St Etienne

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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…

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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…

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Have Monaco suddenly found a winning formula?

A week ago it looked as if Leonardo Jardim would be sacked. Now it feels as if he may be building his next great teamBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWhat a difference a week (and a tactical switch) has made for once-beleaguered…

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Angers are starting to turn heads with their unconventional beauty

Stéphane Moulin’s team have beaten Toulouse and St Etienne this week to go level with PSG at the top of Ligue 1 By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThe term “jolie laide” cannot be directly paired with an English word. It literally…

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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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Arsenal to sign William Saliba for €30m and loan him back to St Etienne

Five-year contract agreed for 18-year-old defenderSaliba has made 16 league appearances for St EtienneArsenal are to sign the St Etienne defender William Saliba for €30m (£27m) and loan him back to the French club for the 2019-20 season. The coveted 18…

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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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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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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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The most prolific Argentinian striker in Europe this season? Emiliano Sala

The Nantes striker has never played for his country but he has more goals this season than Higuaín, Icardi, Agüero or MessiBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsWho is the top-scoring Argentinian in Europe’s big leagues so far this s…

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Ligue 1 suffers more crowd trouble as rival fans battle over stolen banner

The Derby du Languedoc between Montpellier and Nîmes has reemerged as a potent rivalry after lying dormant for 25 yearsBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMontpellier’s Stade de la Mosson was unusually packed for the visit of newly…

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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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Memphis Depay is driving Lyon towards a Champions League place

Lyon have won their last six matches in a row and the former Manchester United forward has scored in all of themBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“You do not have the right to be eliminated in this way,” Lyon president Jean-Miche…

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Six of the most dramatic nights in the European Cup and Champions League

From the 1960 final to the miracle of Istanbul, Europe’s top club competition has provided many moments to rival the drama of Real Madrid’s win against JuventusThe almost shocking conclusion to what had been a notable Juventus recovery against Real Mad…

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Mathieu Debuchy’s unlikely return: leader, goalscorer … France full-back?

Mathieu Debuchy was playing in Arsenal’s reserves a few months ago but his current form could take him to RussiaBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“I train with the pros during the week and I play with the youngsters at weekends. …

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PSG will not win the Champions League until they learn to defend

The defensive lapses that cost PSG in the Bernabéu last week were on show again when they beat Strasbourg on SaturdayBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News“We started by producing the match that we needed to,” said a frustrated Adrie…

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St Étienne’s unlikely band of misfits may keep them in Ligue 1

St Étienne had not won in 10 matches until Jean-Louis Gasset set sail with a group of nearly men, old faces and free transfersBy Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsThree months have passed since Lyon visited the Stade Geoffroy-Guicha…

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Florian Thauvin has lost his tux and left Dimitri Payet in the shade at Marseille

Florian Thauvin has swapped his arrogance for maturity and may go on to replace Antoine Griezmann at Atlético Madrid or Franck Ribéry at Bayern Munich By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsMarseille’s “Champions Project” has become s…