Paul Marshall Archive
Seeking success the Barca way
Paul Marshall examines a Valenciennes side making an impact by following in Barcelona's footsteps.
October 30, 2012
Marshall: Lyon find their roar again
Paul Marshall on how Lyon are fighting against the odds to climb back to the top of the French game.
September 25, 2012
Marshall: Heroes of the Velodrome racing clear
Paul Marshall examines Marseille's highly impressive start to the Ligue 1 season.
August 27, 2012
Marshall: The rich remain poor
Paul Marshall was at the Parc des Prince as PSG continued to disappoint on Sunday.
August 7, 2012
Marshall: PSG primed for title pursuit
Paul Marshall previews the 2012-13 Ligue 1 season and cannot see past big spenders PSG as title favourites.
July 17, 2012
Lille's light burning brighter
Paul Marshall on the sustained growth of Lille under head coach Rudi Garcia.
May 1, 2012
Auxerre's exalted existence in doubt
AJ Auxerre are headed for relegation from Ligue 1 after 32 years, says Paul Marshall.
April 15, 2012
Marshall: Dortmund claim derby win at Schalke
Paul Marshall was in Gelsenkirchen to see Dortmund claim a derby victory over Schalke.
March 20, 2012
Promoted proletariat influencing Ligue 1
Paul Marshall reflects on France's minnows packing a punch in Ligue 1 in recent weeks.
February 29, 2012
Paupers threaten the Parc des Princes
Paul Marshall examines how the paupers of Montpellier are outdoing the PSG princes.
January 10, 2012
Marshall: PSG leading race for Ligue 1
Paul Marshall looks at the Ligue 1 title candidates to have emerged from the first half of the season.
December 3, 2011
Marshall: French fancy their chances
Paul Marshall reports on the French reaction to a Euro 2012 draw that spared them the worst.
November 15, 2011
PSG owners want panache over pragmatism
Paul Marshall says the PSG owners' desire for panache over pragmatism is problematic for coach Antoine Kombouare.
October 12, 2011
Marseille's malaise of their own making
Paul Marshall explains why Marseille have endured such a terrible start to the new Ligue 1 season.
September 7, 2011
Bordeaux currently corked
Bordeaux are a French club in a sticky plight with a no-nonsense manager at the helm, writes Paul Marshall.
August 2, 2011
A new era for Ligue 1
Paul Marshall previews what is shaping up to be a thrilling 2011-12 season in Ligue 1.
May 31, 2011
Champions Lille face testing summer
Paul Marshall delivers his end of term report on Ligue 1, with Lille finishing as deserved champions.
May 6, 2011
When you walk through 'The Storm'...
Paul Marshall explains the racial storm that may finish Laurent Blanc's reign.
March 22, 2011
Serial drama persists at Marseille
Paul Marshall surveys Marseille's recent revival as they stake a claim for the Ligue 1 title.
February 8, 2011
The Blaugrana of the North
Paul Marshall believes table-topping Lille are establishing themselves as the Barcelona of Ligue 1.
January 18, 2011
Two weddings and a relegation?
AS Monaco are lurching towards disaster and may spoil a Prince's party, says Paul Marshall.
December 30, 2010
A lacklustre Ligue so far
Paul Marshall says the tightness of Ligue 1 so far is down to a distinct lack of quality.
November 9, 2010
Marshall: The Brest of the bunch
Paul Marshall explores the reasons behind Brest's unlikely rise to the top of the table in France.
October 27, 2010
Marshall: Rennes making a striking impression
Paul Marshall explores whether early pace-setters Rennes could win Ligue 1 this season.
October 12, 2010
Fratricidal turf war threatening PSG future
Paul Marshall examines the rival factions of fans threatening to tear apart Paris Saint-Germain.