Articles by Matthew Richards

Sonny Side Up: Lyon’s Brazilian Revolution


When Lyon splashed the cash to bring Sonny Anderson in from Barcelona in 1999, a few questions were asked about the striker’s form. By the time he left in 2003, the club were in the midst of a run of seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles. We look back at how the Brazilian’s arrival kick-started a dynasty

My Five: Lille Exports


The transfer story of the summer so far has to be Chelsea’s capture of Eden Hazard from Lille, the club where the Belgian creator became a French League and Cup Double-winner in 2011, as well as a household name across Europe. But Hazard certainly isn’t the first star to have made his name in Lille and, as supporters said farewell to another inspirational talent, we turned to one of their number to select his five stand-out departing heroes from the club known to its friends as LOSC…


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