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Tag Archives: Lyon

The European Super League Raises Its Ugly Head Once More

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Where does this idea of a European Super League keep coming from? Scratch that, WE know where the idea comes from, The European Club Association, the collective of 135 clubs dotted around Europe, keeps trying to push for this dreadful … Continue reading

Essien Returns As Chelsea’s Fulcrum

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Why is Michael Essien so underrated is a mystery to me. I must admit that I was nonplussed about him as a player, knowing next to nothing about him when he signed for Chelsea from Lyon in August 2005 for … Continue reading

Are the English sides once again the teams to avoid in the next round of the Champions League?

Posted on by Chris Rivers

With only three places left in the next round of this seasons Champions League and with only five teams capable of filling those spots it seems like a good time to look ahead to the draw for the knockout stages. … Continue reading

Juninho Puts On Free Kick Scoring Clinic, Lyon 3 – 2 Nice

Posted on by Kevin Walker

On Saturday Juninho showed why he is the master of the free kick after bringing Lyon single-handedly back into this one, with a clinical display of scoring from the deadball situation. While waiting for Inter - Catania to start I decided to turn the dial to … Continue reading

Bordeaux win French Super Cup – The Italian Connection

Posted on by Kevin Walker

It’s true Lyon have finally been knocked from their pedestal, and Bordeaux win 5 – 4 on penalties, the first Cup of the season and the first Girondins’ Super Cup victory since 1987.  Lyon having won the Super Cup 6 … Continue reading

Is Tiago On The Juve Chopping Block?

Posted on by Kevin Walker

Rumours of Tiago Mendes leaving Juventus are circulating, after vacating his home in Turin.  The talented Portuguese midfielder was previously linked to both Tottenham and West Ham United of the English Premier League in January of this year.  Tiago, who is a regular in … Continue reading

Ben Arfa Joins Marseille — Nasri to Arsenal Deal Almost Done?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Marseille president Pape Diouf announced today (via the club’s official website) that 21-year-old winger Hatem Ben Arfa is set to officially join from Lyon on Wednesday following the completion of a medical. Terms have not been announced but are thought … Continue reading

Lyon Release Perrin, Hire Puel ?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Alain Perrin, who guided Lyon to their first domestic league and Cup double last season, will be replaced by Lille coach Claude Puel according to reports circulating in the French news media. Nothing official has been posted on the official … Continue reading