The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 2nd round of 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season. Above: Lindsey Horan scores from this free kick for Olympique Lyonnais after 32 minutes against Soyaux. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Fleury at home obtained a draw 1-1 against Paris FC. This game between two teams that would like to finish at least thirdContinue reading “The View From France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the first round of 2022-2023 D1 Arkema season. Above: Lindsay Horan (left) and Danielle van de Donk celebrate for Olympique Lyonnais. Photo: Damien LG. Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at home against Soyaux. Paris SG opened against a weak Soyaux team. Even if they largely dominated this game, the hosts were not efficientContinue reading “The View From France”

D1 Arkema 2022/23 Preview

Impetus’ French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset brings us his look ahead to the new season in France’s top tier. He runs through key signings, injuries, and makes his predictions for 2022/23 (6/9/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais lift last season’s D1 Arkema title. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. The New Teams: There will still be 12 teams inContinue reading “D1 Arkema 2022/23 Preview”

Record Equalling Popp Sends Germany To Wembley

Impetus’ Johnathan Stack, who has followed Germany for us from the very start of the tournament, reflects on their victory over France in last night’s semi-final (28/7/22). Above: Alexandra Popp shows her joy at providing Germany’s ticket to Sunday’s final. Photo: Euro 2022. Germany will face England in the final of Euro 2022 after beatingContinue reading “Record Equalling Popp Sends Germany To Wembley”

German Efficiency Stifles French Creativity

Impetus’ French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset reflects on his nation’s semi-final against Germany last night (28/7/22). Above: The French team in a huddle last night – their first semi-final ended in disappointment. Photo: Euro 2022. Despite fighting to the end, it was Germany who were stronger and deservedly took their place in Sunday’s Euro 2022 FinalContinue reading “German Efficiency Stifles French Creativity”

Iceland Exit Despite Late Drama

Iceland 1-1 France by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (19/7/22) Above: Iceland’s Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir in possession at Rotherham last night watched by France’s Charlotte Bibault (14). Photo: Euro 2022. Whilst France were already qualified for the Quarter-Finals, there was still plenty to play for in this the highest of groups at Euro 2022. Iceland, like their opponents, wereContinue reading “Iceland Exit Despite Late Drama”

No Fireworks, Just Progress On La Fête Nationale Française

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset, Impetus French Editor (15/7/22). Above: Belgium goalkeeper Nicky Evrard saves at the feet of France’s Ouleymata Sarr (18) last night as Julie Biesmans attempts to intervene. Photo: Euro 2022. France did what they needed to in edging past Belgium to qualify for the Quarter-Finals in Rotherham last night. It was not aContinue reading “No Fireworks, Just Progress On La Fête Nationale Française”

Group D Reflections

Impetus Jean-Pierre Thiesset looks back on yesterday’s opening round of matches in Group D at Euro 2022 and saw his own nation produce a statement-making start (11/7/22). Above: France’s first-half hat-trick hero Grace Geyoro. Photo: Euro 2022. Belgium 1-1 Iceland Iceland had just about the better of this match played at the Academy Stadium inContinue reading “Group D Reflections”

Euros Preview: France

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset Above: The French national team pictured after qualifying for the European Championships. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. The France women’s national football team is known or nicknamed as Les Bleues (The Blue ones) and are currently placed third in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings. The Squad: Goalkeepers: Mylène Chavas (Bordeaux, France), PaulineContinue reading “Euros Preview: France”

The View From France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset summarizes the 22nd and final round of D1 Arkema where he was at the Groupama Training Centre for us to watch Olympique Lyonnais lift the title (3/6/22). Above: Olympique Lyonnais celebrate their fifteenth D1 title success. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Olympique Lyonnais lifted the D1 championship trophy for the fifteenth time afterContinue reading “The View From France”