Tag Archives: Ligue 1

Allez les Bleus: the Saint Etienne Mackemoiselle rooting for France in Sunderland

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Monsieur Salut writes: tomorrow night, should France do what logic expects and defeat a Portugal side that has won only once in normal time on the way to the Euro 2016 final, the country will be en fête. But the same will go for a part of Sunderland that is forever French. Salut! Sunderland found […]

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French Fancies: Nice work, Le Mans race downwards, PSG au revoir to Becks

Monsieur Salut: sisha for a soothsayer

Our last look of the season at French football takes in ups and downs and (tenuous) Sunderland links at both ends of the table … The poster for Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon rugby club at the nearby Toulon-Hyères airport gives you an idea of which shape of ball matters most in the area Monsieur Salut calls […]

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French Fancies: Steed marches on and Nancy fans show Sunderland the way

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This week, we combine a very brief Salut! Sunderland’s Week with an even briefer French Fancies … No need to rely on the French speakers in the Sunderland squad – Sess and Mig for starters but who knows what other linguists lurk in the dressing room? – to get the message of this photo, taken […]

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French Fancies: Steed shines in defeat, Marseille flop, PSG rampant

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For those who like my occasional updates from the French league, the big news of the weekend was that Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille chose in different ways to reinforce the idea that it is PSG and the rest in Ligue 1. (more…)

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French Fancies: wonderful climax for Montpellier. PSG denied, hurrah

Jake: l'artist

Like many others who watch French football, I have a soft spot for Auxerre. Not just because I love Burgundy, but because the football team – they were managed for 36 years by the same man, Guy Roux – seemed for so long a stable fixture of the French game. Tonight I found it in […]

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French Fancies: allez Dijon as we recall Carteron’s goal vs Newcastle

Monsieur Salut: sisha for a soothsayer

Most attention in French football, providing welcome distraction from the elections, focuses today on the Premier-style movement at the top, where moneybags Paris Saint-Germain are again threatening to tear up the fairytale script that would have Montpellier as champions. And once-mighty Marseille’s first Ligue 1 win in centuries, Loic Remy grabbing the only goal at […]

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French Fancies: PSG play Montpellier and the fat man is sung about

Monsieur Salut: sisha for a soothsayer

Do not worry. Salut! Sunderland is not about to test your digestive systems with another reference to andouillettes, re-encountered on a recent trip to Paris to catch Sunderland the play. The clip appears as a mark of respect to the supporters of Montpellier – Montpellier Hérault Sport Club in full – who made the long […]

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French Fancies: Stee…eeeeed’s near the top of the world

The Mag hordes have departed, taking with them the smug smiles we can but wish we had been wearing since 2pm on Saturday. On my own reckoning, there must have been 15,000 visits over the weekend from Newcastle supporters eager to gloat. And they didn’t even buy a mug between them! As for Sunderland, we […]

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French Fancies: PSG flop good for football, allez Stee…eed

Image: Abdullah Al-Naser Some Salut! Sunderland readers gave encouragement to the idea of maintaining our occasional look at French football. And there’s enough Sunderland interest in Ligue 1 this season to make it worthwhile … STOP PRESS: ST ETIENNE, without Steed who was not eligible and played for the reserves instead, beat Bordeaux 2-1 away […]

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God speed Steed. Bonne chance à Saint-Etienne. Tu nous manqueras

Out of the Light, into the Cauldron … Salut! Sunderland offers thanks and best wishes to Steed Malbranque … M Salut and M Malbranque can talk freely over a good bottle of sturdy Côtes du Rhône without fear of complaint from me if he happens to be chainsmoking Gauloises throughout. We’d be able to agree […]

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Should’ve, Could’ve, Might’ve: Sunderland v Rotherham from sublime to ridiculous

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Malcolm Dawson writes……..others I know will not share my opinions, but as I’ve got older I believe I have developed […]

Sixer’s Sevens: Rotherham earn a point as Sunderland miss a penalty.

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It was almost half-time when I realised Pete Sixsmith had not checked in from the Stadium of Light. That’s almost […]

Sunderland – Middlesbrough U21: Sixer’s Smoggy Snapshot

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Here’s a quick warm up for tonight’s main event. Another game against another Yorkshire club. Not as important, perhaps, but […]

Sunderland vs Rotherham United. A big game, make it a big result for SAFC

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A good result at Accrington Stanley propelled Sunderland back into the top six. Isn’t the mark of a successful side […]

Salut Sunderland Accrington Stanley Match Report

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News Now does not appear to be picking up many of our recent posts, including Peter Sixsmith’s latest report from […]

Sixer’s Accrington Stanley Soapbox:Wham! Bam! Thank you Stan!

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Malcolm Dawson writes……what a contrast between yesterday and my previous visit to The Wham Stadium. Less than twelve months ago […]

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