1. How Will the 49ers' Free Agency Strategy Affect Their Approach in the Draft?

    The San Francisco 49ers have undergone an array of changes so far in free agency and a number new faces are set to be lining up for Jim Harbaugh's men in 2014...

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  2. Why Kick Returner Must Be Top Priority for San Francisco 49ers This Offseason

    NFL success is predicated on a number of things, one of which is the presence of a strong special teams unit...

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  3. Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Add Defensive Line Depth in the NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers have a variety of needs heading into the 2014 NFL draft. Cornerback Tarell Brown and safety Donte Whitner are both scheduled to become free agents on ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 5 months ago 8,971 reads 52 comments

  4. 5 Ligue 1 Clubs That Could Flourish with Financial Backing

    Paris Saint-Germain have dominated Ligue 1 since the takeover by the Qatar Investment Authority in 2011 and appear set to win the French title for a second successive season...

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  5. 5 Challenges the San Francisco 49ers Must Overcome to Be Successful in 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers have enjoyed three seasons of remarkable success under the stewardship of head coach Jim Harbaugh . San Francisco has experienced three NFC Championship Games and one agonizing Super Bowl defeat since he took over in 2011...

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  6. How Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta's Contract Extensions Will Impact PSG

    Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta have been key factors in another highly impressive Paris Saint-Germain season...

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  7. 5 Ligue 1 Managers Who Could Be Successful in Foreign Leagues

    It is no rarity for French managers to be successful in foreign leagues. The clearest example is that of Arsene Wenger, who is the longest-serving manager in the Premier League after 18 years with Arsenal...

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  8. Why You Should Keep Watching the 2013-14 Ligue 1 Season

    With three months of the Ligue 1 season still to play, it is looking increasingly likely that Paris Saint-Germain will secure a second successive league title...

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  9. Can Keeping Kurt Zouma on Loan Boost Saint-Etienne's Champions League Chances?

    Saint-Etienne were one of the busiest Ligue 1 sides in the January transfer window, with players both exiting and arriving at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 6 months ago 1,153 reads 1 comments

  10. 5 Former Ligue 1 Players Being Wasted in Foreign Leagues

    Ligue 1 players regularly leave for pastures new each year as they look to prove themselves in the marquee European leagues...

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  11. 5 Young Ligue 1 Players Set to Break out in 2014

    Ligue 1, while often regarded as one of the lesser European leagues, has long been viewed as a proving ground for young, exciting players...

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  12. 5 Storylines for the Opening Ligue 1 Matches of 2014

    Ligue 1 returned to action on Wednesday as Saint-Etienne beat Evian 1-0, but a full calendar of fixtures take place for the first time in 2014 on Friday with the title race, ...

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  13. 5 Bold Predictions for Ligue 1 in 2014

    Ligue 1 will return to action on January 11, with the race for the title stacked in Paris Saint-Germain's favor once again...

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  14. Ligue 1 Half-Term Report: Evaluating Every Team's Season so Far

    Ligue 1 will break for Christmas after this weekend's round of games, and already a clear picture is emerging at both the top and the bottom...

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  15. Are Montpellier About to Take Another Backwards Step?

    Five months into the season, Ligue 1 now has its fourth managerial casualty of the season after Jean Fernandez resigned as Montpellier boss...

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  16. Breaking Down the Ligue 1 Relegation Picture

    It may still be relatively early in the season, but the Ligue 1 table is already beginning to take shape...

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  17. How Far Can Rene Girard's Lille Go in Ligue 1?

    Almost all of the focus in Ligue 1 this season has been on the fortunes of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco. As a result, the superb form of Lille had gone under the radar...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 9 months ago 460 reads 2 comments

  18. Why Lyon's Lack of Experience Has Them Slipping Down Ligue 1

    The first part of the 21st century was a heady time for Olympique Lyonnais , with the club winning seven consecutive league titles between 2001 and 2008...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 10 months ago 485 reads 1 comments

  19. 5 Ligue 1 Strikers Who Have Surprised with Their Early-Season Form

    There is a plethora of attacking talent in Ligue 1, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao all calling the French top flight home...

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  20. How Kevin Berigaud and Emmanuel Riviere Are Setting the Pace in Ligue 1

    Ligue 1 always offers up its fair share of surprise storylines each season, and the 2013-14 campaign has so far been no exception...

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  21. How PSG and Monaco Can Help the French National Team and Their Identity Crises

    The trials and tribulations of the national team is understandably the hot topic in French football at the moment, following a mixed international week for Les Bleus ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 11 months ago 1,165 reads 0 comments

  22. 5 Best Signings in Ligue 1 Not by PSG or Monaco

    It has been a busy summer of transfer business in Ligue 1, with a number of new names entering the top French division, while many other players have chosen to go the other way...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 11 months ago 456 reads 0 comments

  23. The 5 Uncapped Ligue 1 Players Who Can Make the World Cup Squad

    France's qualification for the 2014 World Cup is still very much up in the air. Les Bleus sit one point behind world and European champions Spain following their defeat at the Stade de France in March...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 11 months ago 1,765 reads 1 comments

  24. 5 Ligue 1 Players EPL Players Should Be Targeting

    English Premier League clubs have often used Ligue 1 talent to help bolster their squads, Arsenal have regularly recruited from France with great success and Newcastle United have ...

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  25. Can Anyone Challenge Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco?

    Paris Saint-Germain have bolstered their ranks heavily in the transfer window, with Edinson Cavani , Marquinhos ...

    Nicholas McGee Written by Nicholas McGee about 12 months ago 1,640 reads 3 comments