Man United’s French Connection.

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If Manchester United go ahead with the purchase of Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton he will be joining a French Legion of players that have graced Old Trafford. It all began with 'Le...

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Everton 3 – 3 Manchester United: The 90 seconds that changed the match

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This morning's game between Everton and Manchester United had quite a few talking points. The debates leading up to this game were centered around how Wayne Rooney would do on his return to Goodison Park.

Parlez-vous français, Manuel?

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What's the state of the defence? I was asked that question on today's round-table arsecast, in which the 'Holic, Goodplaya, Gunnerblog and I were participating.

Overall, I think, the additions of Koscielny and Squillaci are good ones. Yes, we have lost experience in Gallas and Campbell, but Squillaci is no rookie and Koscielny, for me, has great energy and is at an age when a) he's ready to play and b) he can still learn.

Soundoff: Best Francophone Squad

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Throughout history France has regularly been one of the strongest nations in the world. As a result of that, they built a vast world-wide empire. So, French isn't only spoken in France, but also in many parts of Africa, Asia, and North America. Some of the best French-Speaking players were not born in France.

A-Z World Cup Superstars – F is for Just Fontaine

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With the World Cup less than 2 months away, we have decided to start the build up early doors with an A to Z list of our favourite players who set the World Cup alight. Some are recent stars, some are relics from the days of black and white TV but all were mustard. The thing is, each week we will be using just stars whose surname was that week's letter, eg: this week it is letter D which gives us loads of Frenchies & oldies.

The French State

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Domenech reflects on his French future

With France's spot at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa still unclear, the FFF must surely be pointing the finger of blame at the manager rather than the squad. Â Another draw last week leaves France chasing the leaders in the table and looking over their shoulders at who may take their place in the playoffs.

Ligue 1 Round-Up

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Christophe Jallet celebtates his goal against Lille

It was a weekend of big matches with champions Bordeaux taking on runners-up Marseille and fallen giants Lyon against a team who have put together some impressive results so far Nancy. Â A few changes were made overall to the Ligue 1 table, with newly promoted Montpellier rocketing into 4th place and Lille slipping into the relegation zone all after 4 matches played.

Ligue 1 Round-Up

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Bordeaux are the only side remaining in Ligue 1 with a 100% record

Bordeaux find themselves as the only side in Ligue 1 remaining with a 100% victory after their 4-0 win over Nice on Sunday. Â This weekend in Ligue 1 was filled with some big victories, some expected results and a surprise showing by one of the newly promoted sides!


Demba Ba speaks out on Arsenal link ……again!

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The Newcastle striker Demba Ba was told off by his club last week for saying that a move to Arsenal would "be a dream" but he can't seem to stop talking about the Gunners every chance he gets!

After saying yesterday that he didn't think a move to Arsenal was likely, today he is saying there is "not much" between the two parties, but he likes the idea of moving to a club with "more French"

"Arsenal is a club that has not won the title for a long time, but it is true that this is a club that attracts every footballer," Ba said.

Arsenal linked with £6million bid for relegated French midfielder

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Arsenal fans are used to Arsene Wenger pulling the occasional crazy signing out of his hat, but after being told that Yann M'Vila and Javi Martinez are top of his wish-list for a holding midfielder, the Mirror reckons that Wenger has decided to look closer to home and has now made a surprise £6million bid [.

Arsenal need to move fast for top French playmaker

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Arsenal need to move fast if they want French midfielder by BA I know that footballers are often being called the new Messi or new Pele or whoever, but it usually means they are showing signs of a great talent. One player is now being labeled the new Zidane in the French media. Marvin Martin [...]

Blanc snubs Patrice Evra for Brazil friendly

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PARIS, France — France coach Laurent Blanc on Thursday omitted former skipper Patrice Evra from his squad to face Brazil in a February 9 friendly at Stade de France but insisted his reasons were purely tactical. Manchester United defender Evra had been available for selection after serving a five-match suspension following his leading role [.

UEFA’s French conspiracy

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At the weekend we discussed accusations of Serie A referees favoring bigger clubs and now we have similar accusations of French referees favoring French clubs in the Champions League. Well, not actual French clubs, because their success in the Champions League would be far too suspicious. No, they're accused of favoring the one good club that's more French than Gerard Depardieu in a beret Arsenal.

VIDEO: Arsene Wenger on footballing style, Barca & more

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Check out these videos of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger giving an interview to Australian broadcaster SBS whilst in Malaysia this week. The French tactician shares his views on the footballing philosophy which he has brought to England, the rise of Barcelona as well as the Australian national football team.

Have we really missed out on Matuidi?

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Saint Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi will sign for Everton this summer, according to French radio station RMC. 22-year-old Matuidi is extremely highly-rated in his homeland and it's no secret that Arsenal's French scout Gilles Grimandi has already watched several Les Verts matches this season.

Wenger to decide on Matuidi signing

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Arsene Wenger will make a decision in the coming weeks on whether or not he'll be making a bid for Saint-Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi this summer. The Arsenal boss rates 22-year-old Matuidi very highly along with his French-based scout, Gilles Grimandi. Former Gunner Grimandi has been present at dozens of Les Verts matches this season, [.

Arsenal left-back on his chant, injury & right foot!

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Gael Clichy revealed all in an exclusive interview on France television earlier this morning. The French fullback, who missed the latter part of the season with a back injury, spoke about the Arsenal fans' chant for him and his problematic back injury while Gael's father talked about his 'natural' right foot!

Arsenal must be jealous, says United’s Evra

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After Saturday's match, Manchester United defender Patrice Evra spoke about the game criticising Arsenal's 'physical' approach. Evra received several kicks from Robin van Persie, Cesc Fabregas and co. He said: "I dont know why they tried to kick me. They must be jealous I'll play in a Champions League final.

Adebayor, Silvestre ridiculed at AST meeting

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Emmanuel Adebayor and Mikael Silvestre were ridiculed during the Arsenal Supporters Trust gathering just days ago. Dismayed shareholders criticised the teams performances along with the players while Arsene Wenger eventually hit back at the Gunners' own critics. When a supporter dubbed French defender Silvestre a 'geriatric', Wenger fumed: "I cannot accept what you say about our [.

Match Preview: Arsenal v Manchester United (UEFA Champions League)

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Arsenal take on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Emirates Stadium this evening looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit. The Gunners were outplayed at Old Trafford and fortunate not to concede more goals. Could Arsenal's top players beat United's dogged stars?

Match Preview: Arsenal v Manchester United (UEFA Champions League)

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Arsenal take on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final at Emirates Stadium this evening looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit. The Gunners were outplayed at Old Trafford and fortunate not to concede more goals. Could Arsenal's top players beat United's dogged stars?

Match Preview: Portsmouth v Arsenal (Premier League)

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A victory at Fratton Park will guarantee Arsenal fourth place and Champions League football for next term, but Arsene Wenger's focus will surely be on this season's competition and Tuesday's semi-final, second leg against Manchester United. The Gunners were highly-fortunate to come away from Old Trafford with a 1-0 defeat and with a titanic clash looming [.

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Lille secure first French title after 57 years

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PARIS, France — Lille claimed their first French league title since 1954 despite being held to a 2-2 draw at French Cup final victims Paris Saint-Germain in a heated encounter here on Saturday. Victors over PSG in last weekend's cup showdown, Lille required just a point to complete the second league and cup double in [.

Lille move to brink of Ligue 1 title

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PARIS, France Lille moved to the brink of the Ligue 1 and French Cup double when a second-half Gervinho goal secured a 1-0 league home win over Sochaux on Wednesday. The northeners, who were last champions in 1954 and won the French Cup on Saturday, have 72 points with two games left and lead [...]

Chambery amateurs continue dream French Cup run

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PARIS, France — Fifth division amateurs Chambery continued their dream French Cup run on Wednesday, a 2-1 victory over Sochaux seeing them progress into the quarter-finals. Sochaux became Chambery's third first division scalp after they had previously knocked out Monaco and Brest. It is the first time a club as lowly as the Savoyards has [.

Resilient Montpellier beat Nancy, Marseille held

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PARIS, France — Marseille boss Didier Deschamps admitted his team flopped in front of Sir Alex Ferguson on Sunday as the Manchester United boss scouted his Champions League opponents. Marseille drew 0-0 at relegation-haunted Monaco, a result which left the French champions in fifth place in the table.

Bordeaux, Brest join French Cup casualty list

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PARIS, France — Fifth-tier Chambery claimed another major French Cup scalp on Saturday, following up a success over Monaco with a penalty shootout win over another top flight side in Brest to reach the last 16 along with fellow amateurs Drancy. Bordeaux promptly became the 12th first division side to exit the tournament after they [.

Giroud puts paid to PSG League Cup hopes

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PARIS, France — Montpellier moved to within one win of their first trophy in over 20 years on Tuesday as they beat 10-man Paris Saint Germain in their French League Cup semi-final. A header by Olivier Giroud four minutes from the end of extra-time handed Montpellier who won the second of their French Cups [.

Marseille misfit Gignac finally hits target

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PARIS, France — French international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac finally justified his 18-million-euro transfer fee on Sunday when he scored his first home league goal for champions Marseille in a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux. It was only Gignac's second league strike of the season his first was at St Etienne in October although he [.

African stars Gervinho, Sow keep Lille flying

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PARIS, France — Lille kept up their unlikely charge for a first French title in over half a century on Saturday when African strike pair Moussa Sow and Gervinho scored in a 2-0 win at Nice. Lille, whose last league triumph came in 1954, stay a point clear of Paris Saint Germain who defeated Sochaux [.


OGC Nice vs Olympique Marseille : French Ligue 1, Live stream and Highlights, Livestream soccer

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Olympique Lyon vs FC Nantes: French Ligue 1, Live stream and Highlights, Livestream soccer

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« Panama papers » et la FIFA : un signe de corruption dans le monde de football ?

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Récemment, une collection de plus de 11,5 millions de documents confidentiels s'est publiée. Ces documents, appelés les «Panama papers», décrivent beaucoup d'information propos de 214.000 sociétés offshores qui sont facilitées par Mossack Fonseca, un fournisseur panaméen de services d'entreprise.

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Spain jock Fernando Torres said on Thursday he hoped the supporting champions would do their familiarization numerate in the Euro 2012 fourth-terminal with France on Sunday We here at have all the games

Sebastian Frey linked as Schwarzer denies Arsenal medical

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It is looking more and more like the Arsenal transfer rumours linking Mark Schwarzer with a move to the Emirates is nothing more than a smokescreen for their true target. Very early in this transfer window, Arsene Wenger was connected with a move for the Fiorentina keeper, and Frey himself admitted that he thought it was [.

What Team Does Susan Lucci Play For? Italy?

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Can the World Cup be nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the category of Best Drama? Probably not but I think a case could be made for it if it were considered as a mini-series. We've had giant killings, blowouts, goalkeeper gaffes, a locker-room invasion, and officiating controversy. There is a team with a despot dictator who calls the coach on the sideline.

NEWS: Local college leads eco-fashion project

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A big European project, looking at the implications of fashion on the environment, is taking place here right here in Southend.

South Essex College of Further & Higher Education is heading up a study of sustainable fashion and eco-trends over a two year period.