Ligue 1 Channel Surfing – Blanc & Tigana: Not A Good Week For Bordeaux Managers

Tapesh Patel watches as the same people who label Laurent Blanc a racist harass Jean Tigana’s daughter in the stands while his club is being beaten on the pitch.

WFC’s Weekend Catch – Choice Fixtures For 7-8 May, 2011

Fair enough. This weekend sees Manchester United face off against Chelsea with the Premier League title at stake, the KNVB Beker and Paulista Cups being contested and AC MIlan on the verge of wrapping up their first Scudetto in eight years. So, why is there a picture of David Beckham and Thierry Henry on the cover of this article? Come on, isn’t it obvious? Henry in a full beard is major news!

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: Racial Quotas and the FFF

French football has mired itself in the national debate over immigration by allegedly sanctioning racial quotas within its youth academies. While Laurent Blanc comes under scrutiny for approving restrictions on black and North African youth players, former teammate, Lilian Thuram hopes it all turns out to be untrue.

WFC’s Weekend Catch – Choice Fixtures For 30 April & 1 May, 2011

The focus of football is on Europe as its various leagues head to the wire. There are some tasty matches, as well, including Manchester United’s trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal, with the Premier League title partially in the balance. As well, Borussia Dortmund consider calling in Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth as they look for a cure to their late season stutter, America try to get over on Mexico’s most dangerous cats, Pumas, and Neymar leads Santos against hated rivals Sao Paolo in the Paulista. Keep the remote handy, you’ll need it!

Ligue 1 Channel Surfing: Has Taiwo’s OM Swan Song Sealed An AC MIlan Deal?

OM full back Taye Taiwo spoiled his own party by joining Marseille fans in chanting derogatory songs regarding PSG after he scored the winning goal at the Stade de France in the first successful defence of the Coupe de la Ligue title in French history. With Marseille in prime position to retake the LIgue 1 lead and possibly defend their league championship, as well, the disciplinary fall-out may be critical and could hasten the Nigerian’s rumoured departure for AC Milan.

WFC’s Weekend Catch: The World’s Best Fixtures For 23-24 April, 2011

Things are getting tight everywhere in the football world, except, of course, the USA. One MLS side, Real Salt Lake, are even getting a pass on early games as they pursue the CONCACAF CL Final. Everywhere else, seasons are winding down. Bolton and Arsenal look to turn around recent adversities against each other on Sunday, Marseille look for a trophy in the Coupe de la Ligue on Saturday, Real Madrid play another match at the Mestalla, this time against Valencia, Feyenoord look for 10 goals worth of pay back against PSV and QPR seek a win against Cardiff that, barring the intervention of the FA, will have them planning for a Premier League season in August.

Enjoy!

Channel Surfing: All-Action Weekends Around Europe Show Ligue 1′s Malaise

Tapesh Patel is concerned about the direction in which Ligue 1 is moving. While the Bundesliga slipped in and nipped the UEFA Co-Efficient and a fourth Champions League place away from Serie A, it seems that Ligue 1 has just slipped.

WFC’s Weekend Catch – The World’s Choice Fixtures For 16-17 April, 2011

While MLS and South American leagues are just getting started or in their middle stages, competitions across Europe and in Mexico are headed into the final stretch. To that end, there are any number of important matches, wherever you look. We’ve done our best to bring the most crucial to your attention, which means a King Sized Catch, this week. Are you up for it? We hope so, because here it is. Enjoy, but don’t hurt yourself!

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