News: General 2016-2017 Ligue 2 Discussion

Discussion in 'France' started by SportBoy333, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    AS Nancy about to be sold to Chinese.

     
  2. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Auxerre is in last place. A while back I predicted this club would sink down to the lower leagues and become amateur some day.
     
  3. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    Too bad coz they do have a nice home stadium in Stade I-Abbe-Deschamps though. (Capacity : 24493)

    :(:(:(



     
  4. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    It was hardly ever filled when they were in the top flight. Just sayin.;)
     
  5. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Jean-Pierre Papin is about to take over as manager and sporting director at Auxerre. Final nail in the coffin for that club I think.
     
  6. Blueallthru

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    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Missed this earlier. They have been a mainstay in the top two divisions since I started following the leagues. It'd be rough to see them drop. Hope they can right the ship and avoid the drop. They have a really good history and remarkably their academy is quite good historically.
     
  7. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    When Strasbourg went down to the lower leagues people were saying it was a big loss for French football. I said not really because in Ligue 1 their attendances really werent that stellar. They did set the record for attendance in CFA2, CFA, and National but this year in Ligue 2 they are averaging less than 15,000 per match. That is the real Strasbourg IMO. Yes its good enough for 2nd place but they are way behind RC Lens in that category. Yes Ligue 2 in general doesnt draw big crowds but again Strasbourg really are not anything special in terms of fan support.
     
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  8. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    Paris FC and FCF Juvisy are merging.

    http://www.foot01.com/equipe/paris/le-psg-aura-enfin-de-la-concurrence-a-paris,242082

    So Im no expert on this topic but I fail to see how it creates a "big" club. It helps women's football I guess, giving them a stronger brand, but the men's team would still be in the 3rd division right, so who cares ? It doesnt seem RCF 92 is involved and Im glad because they are a historic club who needs to keep their identity even though they are buried in the DH.
     
  9. Blueallthru

    Blueallthru Member+

    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Another Paris team. I realize they are both there, it just consolidates two, making a larger one.
     
  10. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
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  11. Blueallthru

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    Chelsea
    United States
    May 15, 2012
    The Interwebz
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    As we've discussed previously what really hurts French football is only having one big Paris team. I know there is Paris FC and isn't Red Star there too. But having the biggest city in France and one of the most recognizable cities having one team doesn't do the league any favors.
     
  12. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    I think that 15,000 crowd is consider are very impressive figure and good draw for a Ligue 2 type of competition (Strasbourg are currently averaging 14,882 crowd in Ligue 2), recon that once they promoted to Ligue 1, their attendance should be higher than that.

    Nevertheless just hope that both of Lens and Strasbourg can be promoted to the top flight of Ligue 1 next season.
     
  13. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    Red Star plays right next door to PSG/Parc de Princes. Less than 5,000 avg fans per game this season. Team is bad though. If they were in Ligue 1 Im sure they'd at least double that average, maybe more. I dont think they have ambitions to be a "big" club though. I think they want to build/redevelop their own stadium but if it ever happens its probably gonna not be more than 20,000 seats max.
     
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  14. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    Thats good for Ligue 2, youre right. Ligue 2 doesnt draw huge crowds like the English and German 2nd divisions do. Its more comparable to Serie B in Italy.
     
  15. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    Look like you're right, I just went look for the attendance per match statistic for the the 2nd division domestic league between France, Italy and Spain this season, below is the figure :-

    France Ligue 2 (6,818) - Italy Serie B (6,875), Spain Segunda division (7,186)

    We are indeed very close to Italy (partly due to the help of RC Lens though) :p

    England and German 2nd division are however way over the top though. :x3:
     
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  16. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Ligue 2. Strasbourg 1st. Amiens 2nd. Troyes in playoffs. Laval and Red Star relegated to National. Orleans in playoffs.
     
  17. La Magica

    La Magica BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 1, 2011
    Club:
    AS Roma
    I went to a national game a few seasons back. Lucon v Amiens. Hard to believe they will be playing in Ligue 1 next season but fair play to them, I'll be keeping an eye on them and hoping they do ok.
     
  18. RMCFkevin

    RMCFkevin Member+

    Nov 20, 2008
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
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  19. SportBoy333

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    Jun 27, 2003
    Playoffs are Troyes vs Lorient and Orleans vs. Paris FC.
     
  20. Wai93

    Wai93 Member

    May 11, 2015
    Malaysia
    It must be suck and shame for Lens that didn't get a automatic promotion just barely lost out to Amiens by 1 point in the standing. Their fans must be gutted.
     
  21. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    I feel sorry for the fans but that is a very shady club. The president sunk the club with bad investments and is still in charge somehow. Now they are owned by some company based in Luxembourg.
     
  22. Arrows

    Arrows Member

    Vitoria SC/Belenenses/Aarau
    Portugal
    Oct 29, 2013
    Canada
    Club:
    FC Aarau
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Posting on this thread for the first time. I follow Swiss and French club football and my French club is Strasbourg so I am over the moon at promotion back to Ligue 1... as I now get to see them on TV based on the pretty good French Ligue 1 coverage we receive here in Canada even though it is mostly PSG matches. I have to say that was a very exciting Ligue 2 finish this season a real nail biter!
     

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