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The French Renaissance
Piece in the i Paper (Friday 13th October) looking at a French Renaissance for a number of former Premier League players in Ligue 1. https://inews.co.uk/essentials/sport/football/france-offers-possibility-renaissance-premier-league-rejects/
The French Renaissance
The French Renaissance
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Christian Gourcuff: A man under pressure
GFFN In this piece for GFFN, I look at the pressure Christian Gourcuff is under following Rennes' extensive transfer outlay this summer. Coupled with a poor start to the season, the former Algeria coach is very much under pressure. (Published Friday 8th Sep...
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The rise of Ousmane Dembélé, and the challenges ahead
GFFN In this piece I look at the rise of Ousmane Dembélé, the second most expensive footballer of all time. Yet, this French sensation is only 20 years old. I look it his history of behind the scenes contract and transfer squabbling, as well as his on-field...
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Kylian Mbappé to PSG would undo Ligue 1’s significant strides towards being taken seriously
GFFN PSG have already stunned the football world with their ground-breaking signing of Brazilian forward Neymar. But the former Santos man looks set to be joined by France's very own prodigy, Kylian Mbappé. In this piece for GFFN, I argue that should the Fr...
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Why Neymar's debut will be no walk in the park
Neymar looks set to make his bow at Guingamp on Sunday night. All the talk has been on Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain ahead of this Sunday's clash with En Avant de Guingamp. Indeed, any discussion of Guingamp as credible opposition has been swept aside, its...
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Neymar to PSG: The state-sponsored transfer
Neymar is a PSG player. Two hundred and twenty two million euros have been forked out by the Parisians. The question is, with Financial Fair Play restrictions, how can they afford it? In this piece for Get French Football News I look at the role played by t...
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Saving Strasboug: From the brink of extinction to a return to Ligue 1 (GFFN)
image- GFFN This piece, written for GFFN, covers the remarkable story of Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace, who, in 2011, were relegated to the fifth tier of the French football pyramid, facing extinction from the game due to the prospect of total liquidatio...
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A brave new world or a false dawn for Rennes? (GFFN)
Image - GFFN Piece for Get French Football News on Rennes' change in transfer policy. After years of what has seemed like austerity despite falling under the stewardship of one of the wealthiest football owner families in the game, Rennes have suddenly open...
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