Ligue 1 focus

The Brest of the bunch

November 9, 2010
By Paul Marshall
Okay, get the smutty jokes and schoolboy giggles out of the way now. Brest may have a name to raise a juvenile smirk, but the city's football team - Stade Brestois 29 - is for the moment wiping the smiles from the faces of France's established footballing elite. And no, they don't have any cups. And not much support either.

At the start of the season, Brest were an easy target for mirth with the city's perilous perch on the tip of westernmost France a handy metaphor for what the knockers ...

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