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Ranking the top 10 AFCON stars
12:01 Friday 21st June 2019

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations commences later today. Twenty-four countries battle it out for the prestigious trophy. Two years ago in the previous tournament, Cameroon engineered a minor upset to be crowned champions under Belgian…

Premier League
Can Liverpool keep Divock Origi?
08:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

Divock Origi wrote his name in Liverpool football folklore with a sweet strike that settled the contest in the Champions League final on Saturday night. Although Mohamed Salah gave the Merseysiders the lead from the penalty spot in the second…

What happened to Aleksandr Golovin at Monaco?
08:00 Wednesday 22nd May 2019

When Russia started the World Cup in 2018 as the lowest ranked team in the tournament (70th in the world), not much was expected. A string of poor results in friendly games heading into the competition led many to think the Russians…

Premier League
Why Chelsea must look beyond Morata, Giroud and Higuain
09:00 Sunday 28th April 2019

That the days of Didier Drogba running the show in the Chelsea attack and scoring goals for fun are gone is the stark reality at Stamford Bridge. But the show must continue. Chelsea hit gold with Diego Costa in 2014 and the Brazil-born…

Is Lille for Real?
17:00 Friday 25th January 2019

The last decade has been one of mixed fortunes for Lille. From winning the double in 2011, the club has gone from the top to engaging in relegation battles over the last couple of years. It's a period that has also seen several changes…

What's happening to Marcelo Bielsa's new Lille?
11:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

Four games into the French Ligue 1 season, Lille find themselves in far worse position than prior to Marcelo Bielsa's arrival. The Mad Scientist's latest experiment is turning to an epic failure.LOSC hasn't been the same since they won that…

Chelsea set to hi-jack ANOTHER ‘set-in-stone’ Manchester United target
12:11 Thursday 26th January 2017

Towards the early days of the January Transfer Window highly-rated Centre-Back Victor Lindelof's proposed move to Premier League giants Manchester United looked all but done. Reports from The Daily Mail suggested at the beginning of the month…

European Football
Gervinho's Great Form At Roma No Surprise At All
19:33 Saturday 25th January 2014

When Gervinho left Arsenal and followed his former Lille boss Rudi Garcia into Roma last summer, the Giallorossi couldn't have been blamed for having reservations about the pair. Garcia, despite winning a league and cup double in 2011 was relatively…

Eden Hazard chooses Chelsea
06:59 Tuesday 29th May 2012

Eden Hazard has tonight revealed he will join Chelsea this summer, in a move that will see Roman Abramovich shell out 78 million in contract and transfer fees. This could be a pivotal signing for the London club.The transfer saga surrounding…

Good Day, Bad Day: Ligue 1 Match Day 30 review
03:23 Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Results: Auxerre 2 - 0 Valenciennes ; Bordeaux 1 - 1 Dijon ;  Lorient 0 - 1 Evian Thonon Gaillar; Saint-Etienne 2 - 3 Nice;  Sochaux 2 - 1 Brest ;  Nancy 2 - 1 Paris S.G.; Caen 0 - 0 Ajaccio;  Lille 2 - 1 Toulouse ;  Rennes 1 - 1 Lyon  PWDLGDPtsMontpellier2918652660Paris…

Lyon - "Les Gones" Showing Bottle.
21:07 Wednesday 28th March 2012

It was three weeks ago that Lyon's season was left in tatters. Being knocked out of the Champions League to Apoel Nicosia after holding a first leg lead was highly damaging for Rémi Garde and his team.This result also came on a run that saw…

Match Report: Lyon 2-1 FC Sochaux
19:33 Sunday 25th March 2012

Lyon extended their winning run to four games as they beat FC Sochaux 2-1 at the Stade de Gerland on Saturday evening.Dejan Lovren gave the hosts the early lead but some sloppy play from Lyon nearly allowed Sochaux back into the game. Bafetimbi…

Match Report: Lyon 2-1 Lille
15:46 Tuesday 13th March 2012

Dejan Lovren was sent off but the ten men of Lyon managed to hang on to a 2-1 lead to end a five game winless streak against Lille at the Stade de Gerland.After a shock midweek Champions League exit to Apoel Nicosia, Lyon responded by closing…

Champions League security becoming a struggle for Lyon
00:57 Wednesday 15th February 2012

Lyon have been involved in the Champions League for the last 12 seasons. but now they face the risk of not qualifying for next season's competition as they find themselves trapped in a race for third with Lille, Stade Rennais, Marseille and…