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France
What has gone wrong with Olympique Lyon?
17:00 Tuesday 19th November 2019

The season is heading towards the midway point. Many clubs will be happy when they reflect on how they fared in the first phase of the campaign. Others will be biting their fingernails. French giants, Olympique Lyon belong in the second category.…

France
Aleksandr Golovin finally on firm ground at AS Monaco
09:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Signed as the breakout star of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aleksandr Golovin was tipped for greatness at AS Monaco. Conventional wisdom held that the principality was a brief stop on the Kaltan native's rise to the big time. His lights and…

France
Is Vieira suffering second season syndrome at OGC Nice? 
17:01 Monday 11th November 2019

Patrick Vieira is under immense pressure at OGC Nice. Another disappointing result against Bordeaux plunged Les Aiglons into a crisis of confidence. Is the Frenchman suffering a familiar second season syndrome at Allianz Riviera?  Two…

France
Should Sevilla regret selling Ben Yedder to AS Monaco?
17:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

A massive auction occurred at Sevilla last summer. Almost €100m found its way to the Andalusians’ coffers. Wissam Ben Yedder was the most valuable commodity on display, yielding almost half that figure. Unsurprisingly, though, his…

France
Can Nantes outshoot Ligue 1's big guns?
12:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

Every season comes with its surprise packages, including this one. Freiburg surpasses expectations early on in the Bundesliga. Leicester City recalls their 2015/16 fairy tale despite Liverpool and Manchester City's dominance.…

France
Must Mbappe leave Paris Saint-Germain to win the Ballon d'Or?
12:00 Monday 28th October 2019

When Kylian Mbappe broke the record for the youngest player to score 15 Champions League goals, it only served as a reminder of how good a player he is. It’s not every day someone breaks a record set by Messrs Lionel Messi. It takes a…

France
Mauro Icardi must keep cool head to excel at Paris Saint-Germain
12:01 Friday 25th October 2019

Mauro Icardi has been through a lot in his relatively young life. But he can be thankful for the opportunity to live his dreams playing for some of the best clubs in Europe. Unlike some of his contemporaries, who started the journey to the…

France
Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Premier League
Why Kelechi Iheanacho must leave Leicester City in January
17:00 Tuesday 8th October 2019

"Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. "It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent." Those were words from then Manchester City gaffer,…

France
What's behind Islam Slimani's revival at AS Monaco?
14:01 Sunday 29th September 2019

After two years roaming Europe, Islam Slimani finally found an abode in France. The Algerian owns a castle in the heart of Monaco. With four strikes and four assists in five matches, he is leading the new era at the Principality. What could…

Premier League
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

France
Why is Ligue 1 star-power fading?
12:01 Monday 2nd September 2019

Ligue 1 is known as a division in which its top clubs attract quality players but such stars can't stay and develop into what they want to become. This trend was thought to stop when Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint…

France
How will Kylian Mbappe's injury affect Paris Saint-Germain?
17:00 Friday 30th August 2019

A glance at the numbers will reveal just why Kylian Mbappe has become such hot property for Paris Saint-German. The 20-year-old scored an astonishing 33 goals in 29 league appearances last season - to fire the club to yet another league title.…

France
Journeyman striker Andy Delort finally on track?
12:00 Thursday 22nd August 2019

Not many footballers turn down a move to one of Europe’s top clubs when they are 17, but that’s what Andy Delort did. As an ambitious and impressionable teenager, the French-Algerian was linked with the likes of Bordeaux and Borussia…

France
Can Jardim, Monaco climb the Ligue 1 mountain again?
12:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Monaco's recent history is what every prospective owner wants from a football club and everything they dread. Les Monagasques' past three campaigns under the stewardship of Dmitry Rybolovlev can be summed up as follows: Developed a…