Ligue 1 2018-19

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  1. Aug 4, 2018
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    squiggle Full Member

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    Less than a week to go before the new season. https://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/2018-19-calendar-it-all-starts-on-august-10.htm

    Next weekend's fixtures: https://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/calendrier_resultat

    Reims and Nimes have been promoted to join last season's

    1 PSG 93
    2 Monaco 80
    3 Lyon 78

    4 Marseille 77
    5 Rennes 58

    6 Bordeaux 55

    7 Saint-Étienne 55
    8 Nice 54
    9 Nantes 52
    10 Montpellier 51
    11 Dijon 48
    12 Guingamp 47
    13 Amiens 45
    14 Angers 41
    15 Strasbourg 38
    16 Caen 38
    17 Lille 38
    18 Toulouse 37 (relegation play-off winner)


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    BBRBB Full Member

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    French supercup in 30 mins between PSG and Monaco. Many players missing on both side because of the world cup.

    PSG: Buffon – Dagba, Rimane, Silva, N’Soki – Diarra,Verratti, Rabiot – Nkunku, Di Maria, Weah

    Subs: Trapp, Marquinhos, Kurzawa, Lo Celso, Bernède, Diaby, Neymar

    ASM: Benaglio – Raggi, Glik (c), Jemerson – Grandsir, Pelé, Aholou, Tielemans, Serrano – Jovetic, R. Lopes

    Subs: Sy, Barreca, Pierre-Gabriel, N’Doram, Baldé, Mboula, S. Diop
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    BBRBB Full Member

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    First trophy of the season :drool:
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    squiggle Full Member

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    PSG are so good. People scoffed when they were beaten by Real in the Champions League but who wasn't?

    That said, I hope one of Monaco, Lyon and Marseille (or others) come closer this season. Perhaps win Ligue 1 while PSG win the CL.
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    11101 Full Member

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    French Super Cup....played in China. Really?
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    K2K Full Member

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    Italian Super cup also did the same for a number of years.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Naim Sliti to have an amazing season. Hopefully... His play style is the spits of Alexis.
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    Demyanenko_square_jaw Full Member

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    It will be interesting to see how Golovin does at Monaco, i think that was a better move than Chelsea for him, but Russian players have a terrible record of doing well in France. My friend and i were discussing it a few days ago and could only think of Mostovoi and maybe an old Vagiz Khidiyatullin at Toulouse that didn't flop.
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    broccoli Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Ohh the suspense of the French league kills me
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    They're a good team .. but losing 6-2 to Madrid on aggregate was poor. With the money they've spent they should have at least made it a contest, Madrid breezed through. Bayern and Juventus made them sweat far more.
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    simonhch Horrible boss

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    I just can’t stand PSG. They remind me of those cheat games you’d play on Championship Manager, back in the day, where you’d load your local club up with unlimited money and sign all the best players in the world, and eviscerate all your crappy opponents. Inevitably you’d get bored of it and load up a new game after a season or two. I hope their computer crashes half way through the season, and they forgot to save the game.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    The league need to make itself known to new markets. So yes, really.:)
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    To be honest, this season the SPL, the Premier League and the Bundesliga all have just as predictable winners.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Lyon should keep it interesting.
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    You forgot Serie A.

    Ronaldo AND Dybala in one team is just cheating.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Yeah Juventus will rip Serie A apart even more so than the last few seasons especially given Napoli will take a while to adjust to a new Manager.
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    squiggle Full Member

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    Last year PSG won with 93 points, with Monaco, Lyon and Marseille on 80, 78 and 77 respectively. Which isn't much less competitive at the top end than the Premier League behind Manchester City.

    PSG should win again but there are teams to push them. I quite hope Giroud joins Marseille.
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    SquishyMcSquish Full Member

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    PSG tailed off at the end after winning the league. I watched a few of their later games and they had some rotated teams because they guaranteed the title early. City on the other hand kept going to win every single game and didn't rest after securing it.

    Title wasn't competitive at all.. PSG had it won extremely early and it was never in doubt.
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    klsv Full Member

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    Just as Marseille started looking good again, they are close to being banned from the UEFA competitions.



    Also they lost 5-2 to Bournemouth in a friendly yesterday.
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    Saccharine New Member

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    I can't see any team beating PSG to the title. Lyon were too inconsistent last season and I guess they will be again this season. Monaco have lost many first-teamers. Marseille have not really improved on their squad.

    A few things to look forward to though:
    - Seeing Buffon play for PSG. hopefully I will get to see him when PSG come to Amiens, Lille or Reims.
    - Viera's first real test as a coach with Nice
    - Hopefully Saint-Etienne can push for a European place as they have strengthen with M'Villa, Cabella and Debuchy
    - Seeing how Golovin develops in Monaco
    - not so many defensive managers
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    I think have the potential to be one of the most exciting teams in Europe.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I dunno why but I have an irrestible urge to see Buffon make howlers after howlers.
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    BBRBB Full Member

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    I know exactly why. :rolleyes:
    He wears a PSG shirt
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    No. More about his idiotic comments when they lost to Real Madrid in the CL. It gave me another aspect of the supposedly "classy" man. There are many players I like in PSG (Meunier, Verratti, Mbappe, Lass even if he doesn't play, Cavani of course). So the shirt has feck all to do with it :)
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    So, Ligue 1, who's favourite in the race for finishing second? Marseille, Monaco or Lyon?
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    Saccharine New Member

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    Lyon have a settled team and they can always rely on their academy products. I think they will finish second.
    Monaco have lost key players in Lemar and Fabinho, though they were underwehlming last season.
    Marseille came short last season because of their Europa League run so I'm curious to see if they will try to go far in that competition this year. And offensively they rely a lot on Thauvin.
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    Vieria lost his first game as manager in european football, 1-0 at home to Reims.

    Have to say Nice looked really poor going forward. Not sure who will score for them this season with Plea gone and Balotelli effectively on strike.
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    André Dominguez Full Member

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    Leonardo Jardim keeps getting fecked by his own board. Every season he looses 3/4 key players. No manager would take this MOnaco for so many time with this kind of self-destructive transfer policy.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Bizarre. :lol:
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Lyon looking shaky early doors and PSG getting out of jail today.
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    Guingamp should've gone 2 up after 30 minutes, VAR disallowed what I thought was a good goal.

    PSG weren't great but it's still a mix and match side with likes of Cavani and Mbappe not starting today.
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    DavidDeSchmikes Full Member

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    bucky Full Member

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    Lyon leading with 2:0 against Strasbourg. Memphis with the assist and Traore with the cool finish.

    @Damien, sticky the thread perhaps?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Done.
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Memphis looks very dangerous, decent when allowed to roam.
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    bucky Full Member

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    Cheers!
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Looks like a crazy formation.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    4 natural CBs