Tag: marseille

Marcelo Bielsa, Plato and what we can and cannot know

WHEN YOU’RE A CHILD AND YOU DREAM OF BEING A FOOTBALLER, you dream of playing in games like the one Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain played out on Easter Sunday, 2015. Going into…

The obsession of Marcelo Bielsa

As featured on Guardian Sport With one brief, shocking press conference, he was gone. Marcelo Bielsa announced to the media at the Stade Vélodrome following Olympique Marseille’s 1-0 loss to Caen that he had…

Eric Cantona: a life of loneliness and love

Illustration by Dave Flanagan IT IS THE SUMMER OF 1978 in the baking heat of a Marseille suburb, and AS Caillolais are 1-0 down to title rivals Vivaux-Marronniers. Only a win will…

Eric Cantona: the early French years

Like a raging bull who had just seen flashes of red, he charged over the advertising board and embedded his studs into the chest of Crystal Palace fan Matthew Simmons. It was the…

A World of Ultras: Marseille

This feature is part of A World of Ultras WELCOME TO MARSEILLE, the second largest city in France and capital of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region. The Mediterranean coastal location is one…