CLAIREFONTAINE ACADEMY CLOCKS 30 IN 2018

Next year would see Clairefontaine academy clock thirty years, and 2018 holds the promises of a befitting anniversary celebration.


The academy has really done a lot, especially as they have continued to produce generations of incredible France international talent.

The Montjoye castle which is located almost 30 miles outside of Paris and in the depths of a forest is a renovated 17th century building with five-star facilities.

It houses the Clairefontaine project, a brainchild of French Football Federation President FernandSastre. This academy was inaugurated in 1988 by President Francois Mitterand.

In no more than a decade, France led by some of Clairefontainefinest graduands such as Thierry Henry won the World Cup.

In no time, they followed it up with a Euro 2000 success while also adding final appearances in both the 2006 World Cup and the Euro 2016 as well.

Former Liverpool manager, Gerard Houllier, who in the early 1990’s worked within the Federation,had something to say about the academy.

“Those buildings are more than a fantastic tool. They are a cornerstone, a vision, a philosophy, a place of unity. When they opened, we could not imagine the role this place would play ten years later.” Read more »

PSG THRASH MONACO 5-0

Paris Saint Germain defeated their rivals Monaco 5-0 as both sides clashed in the French Coupe de France semi finals.


The giants booked a final with Angers, a game they are expected to win and lift the title.

The result leaves them clear for a treble this season, despite all the stumbles. Monaco would now have to intensity their Ligue 1 chase and Champions League ambitions. These competitions probably forced Leonardo Jardim to rest his best legs in midfielder TiemoueBakayoko, academy product Almamy Toure and teenage sensation KylianMbappe.

The coach played new faces in their place but they were no match for PSG riddled with stars like EdinsonCavani, Julian Draxler, BlaiseMatuidi and Marquinhos. SafwanMbae scored an own goal to add to the four from the PSG stars to complete the 5-0 rout. Read more »

PSG LINKED WITH FORMER UNITED BOSS VAN GAAL

Following a poor run of form, Paris Saint-Germain is looking to bring in a new manager that would help turn the fortunes of the team around.


Rumors have it that former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal could be on the card if Unai Emery is eventually sacked.

This season has been a difficult one for Paris Saint-Germain in both the champions and domestic league, with the team currently 7 points behind table toppers Nice. The team’s poor run of form has putcoach Emery’s under serious pressure in recent weeks, with many believing he would be axed if things continue this way.

Current manager Emery who was brought in to replace former coach Laurent Blanc in the summer has had a difficult time replicating the success that saw him win three consecutive UEFA Cup titles with Sevilla from 2014-2016.

Reports by different media organization suggest that PSG is increasingly linked with the services of former Bayern and United manager Van Gaal, with PSG’s sporting director Patrick Kluivert not hiding his admiration for the former Red Devil’s manager. Read more »

Unai Emery Wants Goals from across the Team

Paris St Germain manager Unai Emery says that the club cannot only rely upon the goals from Edinson Cavani.


He says that the other players should also start contributing on the scoresheet if PSG are to achieve the objectives the season. The club appointed the former Sevilla manager in order to lead them to European glory. Under the leadership of Laurent Blanc, the club was successful in domestic competitions only to be disappointed when it came to Europe.Emery, though, has an incredible record of winning the Europa League three times in succession with the Spanish club.

His arrival, though, has not been met with an upturn in terms of fortunes, as the club continue to struggle. Now, however, the struggles have extended to the domestic competition. PSG were the overwhelming favourites to win the league title at the start of the season. Read more »

Unai Emery Unhappy with Tactical Show against Monaco

Paris St Germain suffered a shock 3-1 loss against Monaco in the league to lose their 100% start to the season.


The team had managed wins from the opening two games as expected. As the strongest team in the French league by quite a long distance, Paris St Germain are realistically targeting the Champions League in order to gauge the performances of new manager Unai Emery. The former Sevilla boss was brought in as the replacement for Laurent Blanc. After achieving three consecutive Europa League titles with the Spanish club,Emery was seen as the perfect candidate to get European success to the French capital.

Emery already has a tough job on his hands to replace star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker has been the face of PSG for the last few years, but he has joined Manchester United on a free transfer. Even though he has a ready-made replacement in the form of Edinson Cavani, it is widely perceived that the Uruguay striker is not at the same level as Ibrahimovic. PSG have also not made significant inroads into the transfer market due to financial fair play issues with UEFA. PSG were reasonably good in pre-season, but they were shocking against Monaco.
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