Boredeaux!

FC Nantes commenced the new season with a woeful 0-0 draw away against 10-man Bordeaux last night. Mehdi Zerkane was harshly sent off on his professional debut for the home club who had inexplicably installed their new manager only eleven days ago. Bordeaux hadn’t even been able to play under their new boss due toContinue reading “Boredeaux!”

What are FC Nantes’ Ambitions?

I’ve followed my wife’s hometown club for about a decade now and my frustration is growing. The club are perceived to be one of the better run establishments in France. They have a history of developing homegrown players but the likes of Leo Dubois and Valentin Rongier now seem set to be followed out theContinue reading “What are FC Nantes’ Ambitions?”

Au Revoir Maxime!

Goalkeeper Maxime Dupé has departed Nantes and signed for relegated Toulouse. Dupé made 45 league appearances for Les Canaris but was never able to fully convince when deputising for the likes of Remy Riou and Ciprian Tatarusanu. Dupé did however impress (8 clean sheets) whilst on loan at Clermont Foot last season and will againContinue reading “Au Revoir Maxime!”

One to Watch: #9) Adrien Thomasson

26-year-old Adrien Thomasson was a regular in the Nantes side when I really got in the habit of following my wife’s home team. Like most of the players in yellow, he was frustrating to watch. He could clearly play but just like Adryan, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Emiliano Sala and the rest, putting the ball in theContinue reading “One to Watch: #9) Adrien Thomasson”

Following FC Nantes… for my sins!

A decade ago in a far away land, I met a French woman who would later become my wife. She couldn’t be from Paris or even Lyon though could she… she’s from Nantes! As a result, I’ve spent a ten years watching a conveyor belt of players wearing yellow shirts running around like headless chickens!Continue reading “Following FC Nantes… for my sins!”

Simon the Fans’ Favourite!

Moses Simon has been recognised by FC Nantes fans by being awarded the Player of the Season award for the 2019-20 campaign. Simon said “I dedicate this moment to by beloved wife…”. The Nigerian born Levante loanee contributed 8 goals and 5 assists in 28 appearances across league and cup competitions before Ligue 1 reachedContinue reading “Simon the Fans’ Favourite!”

A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!

At Euro ‘96, France midfielder Reynald Pedros missed a penalty. It was a moment that would completely alter the trajectory of his career. He had progressed through the ranks at FC Nantes and made it into the national team. Following his penalty miss however, he would wear the French shirt on only a few moreContinue reading “A Tale of Two Scuffed Kicks!”

Chirivella a Canary?

Liverpool midfielder Pedro Chirivella looks set to sign for FC Nantes on a three-year-contract in what would be a fantastic coup for Les Canaris. Chirivella, who spent nearly a decade in hometown Valencia’s youth set-up winning 15 Spain under-17 caps for good measure, would add significant quality to an at best mediocre Nantes team. ChirivellaContinue reading “Chirivella a Canary?”