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Preview of the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season

The Premier League’s newly signed mammoth television deal was always going to have a knock-on impact for the rest of Europe’s top footballing leagues. However, nobody has felt it more than the French Ligue 1 with a huge number of stars opting to move to England this summer. The likes […]

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6 Olympique Lyonnais Players To Watch Out For

On Sunday night, October 19, Olympique Lyonnais thrashed Montpellier 5-1. Yoann Gourcuff netted a brace with Nabil Fékir, Alexandre Lacazette and Steed Malbranque scoring the other goals. Oddly enough this match was a far tenser affair than Lyon’s 3-0 triumph over Lille. In the early stages Montpellier looked lively and wasted a golden […]

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Ligue 1 Recap Of Round 6

Everything you need to know about football in France last weekend. The game of the week-end: Toulouse-Caen Ligue 1 is not known for its crazy number of goals per games, and the words you hear from players and coaches who discover French football are typically “strong”, “defensive”, “tight lines”. But […]

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Lyon Join the Chase to Try To Sign USA World Cup Star DeAndre Yedlin

Ligue Un side Olympique Lyonnais has joined the chase for Seattle Sounders and USA defender DeAndre Yedlin, according to French newspaper L’Equipe. Major League Soccer has already received multiple offers for the player who impressed during the 2014 World Cup. Yedlin set up the go-ahead goal for the United States in […]

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My Experience At The French League Cup Final

“This Coupe de la Ligue was very important; we owed it to ourselves to shine in one of the domestic cups.” The comments of Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc after their 2-1 victory over Olympique Lyonnais in the League Cup final. I was at the game to witness the final […]

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Monday Soccer Insider With Kartik Krishnaiyer

Here in the United States, NBC’s Premier League debut was amazing even to the point of engaging non-soccer fans and non-Premier League supporters. The studio shows hosted by Rebecca Lowe were informative and engaging. The only complaint I have was with the large number of commercials in the 7am-7:45am ET Premier League […]

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Is This The Best Champions League Round of 16 To Date?

(photo courtesy of uefa.com) Wow. There are some really great match-ups that have emerged from today’s draw at UEFA headquarters. I’m going to give a quick rundown and early predictions though I reserve the right to change my mind before kick-off of the this round! The tie that will likely […]

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At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, it’s make-or-break time. Group by group, here’s an analysis of […]

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Draws galore but Bayern Munich and Juventus return with wins

Just a quick editorial note to start, I had hoped to complete my Group Previews before Matchday 1 but that was not the case. I will still be pushing those out, hopefully finish before Matchday 2 hits. Now, on to last night’s action. After absences last season for perennial Champions […]

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Preview of the 2015-16 Ligue 1 season

The Premier League’s newly signed mammoth television deal was always going to have a knock-on impact for the rest of Europe’s top footballing leagues. However, nobody has felt it more than the French Ligue 1 with a huge number of stars opting to move to England this summer. The likes […]