FRENCH football has already revealed that it is in chaos, the collapse of its € 3.25 billion TV deal with Chinese-Spanish broadcaster MediaPro has been well documented, but the financial state of the member clubs in Ligue 1 and 2 … Continue reading Ligue 1’s financial mistral
THE MEDIA can be brutal when things don’t go right, as the French national team is finding out in the aftermath of their shock defeat at the hands of Switzerland in the last 16 of Euro 2020. It’s the end … Continue reading Euro 2020: The fall of France need not be fatal
The European Championships evolved from a four-team event to an eight team affair in 1980 and although that particular edition was somewhat tame, in 1984 and 1988, Europe was treated to two excellent tournaments in France and Germany respectively. Prior … Continue reading The Euros – 1976 to 1988: Penalties, Platini and volleys
THE WORST kept secret in European football became reality as Mauricio Pochettino took the plunge and joined Paris Saint-Germain on an 18-month contract. Why 18 months (with an option for a further year), you might ask, is there not enough … Continue reading PSG and Pochettino, you know it makes short-term sense
IT MAY be a clash of the titans, but Paris Saint-Germain go into their first UEFA Champions League final on August 23 as the underdogs, a role they are relatively unaccustomed to, such has been their dominance of French football. … Continue reading UEFA Champions League: Are Bayern ready to step aside for new money?
FOR RB LEIPZIG it was probably a semi-final too soon, for Paris Saint-Germain, the accumulated experience of a series of setbacks and slip-ups finally came good. Now only Lyon or Bayern Munich stand in their way of achieving what Qatar … Continue reading PSG and Neymar reach out for their holy grail