The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the final of Coupe de France and comments the departure of Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas. Plus, photos of Ellie Carpenter courtesy of Pauline Figuet who was pitch side (16/5/23). Above: Olympique Lyonnais, Winner of their 10th Coupe de France 2-1 against Paris St.Germain. Photo: Damien LG, Olympique Lyonnais. Olympique Lyonnais 2-1Continue reading “The View From France”

Carpenter & McNamara return for Matildas ahead of Lionesses and Scotland tests

by Ben Gilby (23/3/23) Above: Matildas boss Tony Gustavsson has unveiled a strong squad for the April international window matches against England and Scotland. Image: Football Australia. Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson has named a 24-player squad for next month’s internationals against Scotland and England. Whilst Steph Catley and Emily Gielnik are unavailable, there isContinue reading “Carpenter & McNamara return for Matildas ahead of Lionesses and Scotland tests”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 16th round of the 2022/23 D1 Arkema season. Plus, an exclusive photo gallery of Ellie Carpenter during Olympique Lyonnais versus Bordeaux game in the 15th round. Above: Sara Däbritz after scoring Olympique Lyonnais’ first goal from Eugénie Le Sommer’s pass. Photo: Olympique Lyonnais. National Team News Corinne Diacre, head coach ofContinue reading “The View From France”

Ellie Carpenter’s return: Exclusive photo gallery

Jean-Pierre Thiesset was pitchside in Rodez for Impetus on Saturday as Olympique Lyonnais’ Australian international Ellie Carpenter made her eagerly awaited return from ACL injury after almost nine months out (5/2/23). Above: Ellie Carpenter back in a familiar pose – charging along the right flank for Olympique Lyonnais at Rodez yesterday. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset forContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter’s return: Exclusive photo gallery”

Ellie Carpenter EXCLUSIVE!

Impetus Jean-Pierre Thiesset, who holds accreditation with European Champions Olympique Lyonnais for us and produces our weekly round-up of French women’s football action, was present at the club’s training session today and brings exciting news and photos on Australian international Ellie Carpenter‘s recovery from an ACL injury (25/1/23). Jean-Pierre Thiesset was at the Groupama TrainingContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter EXCLUSIVE!”

Analysis: Lyon’s Joy Tinged With Carpenter Agony

By Kieran Yap (22/5/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais celebrate their win over Barcelona in Turin last night. Photo: OL Feminin Barcelona had scored 148 goals and conceded just 11 this season. They were the holders of the trophy, having dismantled a star-studded Chelsea side last time. The Ballon D’or winning Alexia Putellas was in the line-upContinue reading “Analysis: Lyon’s Joy Tinged With Carpenter Agony”

Matildas Trio Speak After Opening Asia Cup Win

Above: Holly McNamara, who spoke about her Australia debut on Friday’s Asia Cup opener against Indonesia. Photo: Football Australia. Ben Gilby hears from debutant Holly McNamara, two-goal Ellie Carpenter, and Clare Wheeler who started her first Matildas match on Friday (23/1/22). It has been a fairytale few months for Holly McNamara. The Melbourne City youngsterContinue reading “Matildas Trio Speak After Opening Asia Cup Win”

Ellie Carpenter: A Brilliant Player And Getting Better

Last week, Ellie Carpenter was announced as both the Australian PFA’s Player of Year and Young Player of the Year. Impetus’ Kieran Yap outlines the continued growth of this outstanding 21 year-old from Cowra. Above: Ellie Carpenter went toe-by-toe with Megan Rapinoe at the Olympics and came out on top. Photo: Getty Images. Sam KerrContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter: A Brilliant Player And Getting Better”

Ellie Carpenter: Cowra Born Superstar Smashing It In Lyon

Ahead of the Olympics which start tomorrow, Impetus’ Ben Gilby profiles Australia’s young star Ellie Carpenter (pictured above via Football Australia) who was raised in the small town of Cowra, with a population of less than 10,000 and is now part of Olympique Lyonnais’ superstar team. With additional reporting from Impetus’ French editor Jean-Pierre ThiessetContinue reading “Ellie Carpenter: Cowra Born Superstar Smashing It In Lyon”