As the transfer window slammed shut in France last week, title challengers Paris St Germain were left disappointed in their attempt to strengthen their squad.
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As England continue to struggle on the international stage, their rivals reap the rewards of putting their faith in youth, and Eliot Prince looks at the lessons that can be learnt from the success of Germany, Holland and Spain amongst others.
This week we feature Montpellier full-back Mapou Yanga-M’Biwa. The Frenchman has come on leaps and bounds since making the move into the starting eleven while in Ligue 2. This season, Yanga-M’Biwa was linked with a move to Arsenal but remains at Montpellier as they take part in the Europa League.
17 – In number seventeen of Hold The Back Page, Ciarán and Chris talk about Ireland versus Norway, Steven Gerrard’s injury against France, Robert Pires, Michael Jackson look-a-likes, as well as how many people had a bet on Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Chelsea. Cathal Dervan of the Sunday Star is on the line to discuss Trapattoni’s future and the state of the Irish national team, while goalkeeping blogger Aidan Elder talks about Shay Given, Joe Hart and England’s ‘keeper situation. In ‘Tip/Off’ this week, we’ve selected Fulham v Manchester City.
Irealnd head into tomorrow night’s massive European Championship qualifier with Russia looking for a win but, as Ed Diggins explains, the Boys in Green will need to overcome a poor record against quality opposition to claim all three points.
Aston Villa have confirmed Gerard Houllier as the man chosen to replace Martin O’Neill, and the Frenchman is relishing the challenge.
Ligue 1 is well underway and Richard Chambers gives a guide to the players to look out for over the coming months.
The MLS has pulled off one of its greatest recruitments to date with Thierry Henry set to bring his Va Va Voom to the Big Apple.
In the latest of a shamefully sporadic series of opinion posts, Gav Reilly examines how racism in football is now a shamefully First World problem.
As the nation crashes and burns at the World Cup, non-French Ligue 1 players might be France’s best chance to shine.