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”

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”

France Bury The Hoodoo At Last

France 1-0 Netherlands by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (24/7/22) Above: Ève Périsset dispatches the winning goal from the penalty spot. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. France finally ended their run of defeats at the quarter-final stage of major tournaments by seeing off the Netherlands after extra-time in Rotherham. France were dominant from the opening whistle. They monopolisedContinue reading “France Bury The Hoodoo At Last”

Belgian Heartbreak But Swedes Are Better Than This

Impetus‘ Jean-Pierre Thiesset and Ben Gilby reflect on last night’s Quarter-Final tie at Leigh. Jean-Pierre rounds up the match action, whilst Ben sounds a warning to England fans stating that the Swedes are a far better team than the one we saw last night (23/7/22). Above: Linda Sembrant hits Sweden’s last gasp winner. Photo: SvenskContinue reading “Belgian Heartbreak But Swedes Are Better Than This”

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”

Talaslahti Looks Ahead To Denmark Clash

Impetus’ Jean-Pierre Thiesset was in Finland’s media conference today and spoke to goalkeeper Katriina Talaslahti (10/7/22). Above: Katriina Talaslahti in action for Fleury in France’s D1 Arkema this season. Photo: Jean-Pierre Thiesset for Impetus. Finland’s young goalkeeper Katriina Talaslahti recognises the importance of Finland’s game against Scandinavian rivals Denmark in Milton Keynes on Tuesday withContinue reading “Talaslahti Looks Ahead To Denmark Clash”