French Football

A month is an awfully long time in the world of football, and even in the shortest one of the year there was plenty of drama and change across Europe's top 5 leagues. Three of the titles look all but decided while La Liga and the Premier League are as open as they possibly could be, and February's standout performers had a huge impact on the final strait in each division.
The modern day full-back is tasked with pressing forward and overlapping the attack-minded players as a means of providing an offensive outlet to his team, but also having the fitness levels to return to their starting position to perform defensive duties. Mathieu Debuchy and Ricardo Rodriguez, of Newcastle and Woflsburg respectively, have exhibited these qualities this season and are two prime examples of how a right or left-back should operate.
Whilst many of the transfer sagas in Britain are protracted, for the most part they are intense rather than bitterly unpleasant. The same could not be said across the channel, where France's longest running saga of last summer finally ended on deadline day after months of acrimony and strikes. Florian Thauvin was the man at the centre of attention.
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The celebration to honour Paris Saint-Germain's first French league title in 19 years was cut short Monday following fights
Paris St Germain won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years following a 1-0 win at Lyon, with David Beckham on the pitch to
David Beckham's love affair with the French capital is not proving to be as idyllic as Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris suggested
Joey Barton's claims that a deal is in place for him to stay at Marseille have been denied by the club's president Vincent