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?”

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!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Season’s End!

The final five games of my first season in charge of The Cherries were fraught with danger as we got sucked into a relegation battle that we thought we’d done enough to avoid! We lost 2-0 at Brighton, missing a plethora of second half chances to complete an ugly 5-0 season aggregate at the handsContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Season’s End!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!

We commenced November with a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester Utd. Despite Jeremiah St. Juste conceding possession that led to us falling behind, Lewis Cook was outstanding in midfield and Dominic Solanke equalised to make it two goals in two games for the rejuvenated frontman. St. Juste should’ve scored his first goal for theContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Cook on Fire!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!

September started with another defeat, this time at the hands of Chelsea. We were actually on top for the first twenty minutes but captain Simon Cook conceded a penalty to undo the good work. In the second half we fell further behind courtesy of another set-piece, this time a free-kick from Willian. Losing our disciplineContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Onwards in Autumn!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!

We commenced the season with a frustrating 2-0 loss at home to newly promoted Cardiff City. With the game still goalless £21.8m new signing Moses Simon struck tamely at the goalkeeper when clean through on goal. After we fell behind the Nigerian then contrived to hit the crossbar when presented with an open goal. AContinue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Abysmal August!”

FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings

On the eve of the new campaign and the club’s first competitive match under my stewardship, I wanted to keep you fully abreast of the transfer dealings (Both in and out) that have occurred during the summer months. Firstly, the following players have left the Vitality Stadium: Junior Stanislas, LM, Watford, £6.7m Lys Mousset, ST,Continue reading “FIFA 19: Career Mode – AFC Bournemouth – Comings and Goings”

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!”