Domino’s Ligue 2 101 (Franjo: A Journeyman Story – Mini-sode 121.5)

As the French say, Allons-y!

< Episode 121

We’re not messing about now. The French Ligue 2 is a serious League for serious people doing and saying serious things. It’s the biggest league that I’ve managed in both in reputation and actual number of teams, unless you count the Portuguese Championship which had to be split up into many smaller leagues. We’ve got 19 opponents in the league this season so we’d best get to know them.

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Athlétic Club Ajaccio

From: Ajaccio

Ground: Stade François Coty

Last Season: 8th

Predicted: 9th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise

From: Auxerre

Ground: Stade Abbé Deschamps

Last Season: 16th

Predicted: 7th

Rivals in Ligue 2: ESTAC Troyes (Local), Bourg-en-Bresse 01 (Competitive)

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Angers Sporting Club de l’Ouest

From: Angers

Ground: Stade Jean Bouin

Last Season: 20th in Ligue 1 (Relegated)

Predicted: 2nd

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Bourg-en-Bresse Péronnas 01

From: Bourg-en-Bresse

Ground: Stade Marcel Verchère

Last Season: 15th

Predicted: 15th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Chamois Niortais Football Club

From: Niort

Ground: Pôle Sport

Last Season: 9th

Predicted: 12th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Clermont Foot 63

From: Clermont-Ferrand

Ground: Stade Gabriel Montpied

Last Season: 7th

Predicted: 10th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Club Sportif Sedan Ardennes

From: Sedan

Ground: Stade Louis Dugauguez

Last Season: 10th

Predicted: 14th

Rivals in Ligue 2: Stade de Reims (Fierce, Local), FC Metz (Local), ESTAC Troyes (Local), Valenciennes FC (Historic)

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Espérance Sportive Troyes Aube Champaigne

From: Troyes

Ground: Stade de l’Aube

Last Season: 6th

Predicted: 6th

Rivals in Ligue 2: Stade de Reims (Local), CS Sedan Ardennes (Local), AJ Auxerre (Local)

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Football Club de Metz

From: Longeville-lès-Metz

Ground: Stade Saint-Symphoriem

Last Season: 4th

Predicted: 3rd

Rivals in Ligue 2: RC Strasbourg Alsace (Local)

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Groupe Sportif Consolat

From: Marseille

Ground: Stade de la Martine

Last Season: 18th

Predicted: 18th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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La Berrichonne de Châteauroux

From: Châteauroux

Ground: Stade Gaston Petit

Last Season: 17th

Predicted: 11th

Rivals in Ligue 2: US Orléans Loiret Football (Local), Chamois Niortais FC (Local)

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Nîmes Olympique

From: Nîmes

Ground: Stade des Costières

Last Season: 12th

Predicted: 8th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace

From: Strasbourg

Ground: Stade de La Meinau

Last Season: 13th

Predicted: 13th

Rivals in Ligue 2: FC Metz (Local)

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Red Star Football Club

From: Paris

Ground: Stade Jean-Bouin

Last Season: 14th

Predicted: 16th

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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Stade de Reims

From: Reims

Ground: Stade Auguste Delaune

Last Season: 19th in Ligue 1 (Relegated)

Predicted: 4th

Rivals in Ligue 2: CS Sedan Ardennes (Local)

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Stade Malherbe Caen

From: Caen

Ground: Stade Michel d’Ornano

Last Season: 18th in Ligue 1 (Relegated)

Predicted: 1st

Rivals in Ligue 2: N/A

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US Créteil-Lusitanos

From: Créteil

Ground: Stade Dominique Duvauchelle

Last Season: 2nd in French National (Promoted)

Predicted: 19th

Rivals in Ligue 2: Red Star FC

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US Orléans Loiret Football

From: Saint-Ouen

Ground: Stade Bauer

Last Season: 11th

Predicted: 17th

Rivals in Ligue 2: La Berrichonne (Local)

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US Boulogne Côte d’Opale

From: Villeneuve-d’Ascq

Ground: Stadium Lille Métropole

Last Season: 1st in French National (Promoted)

Predicted: 20th

Rivals in Ligue 2: Valenciennes FC

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Valenciennes Football Club

From: Valenciennes

Ground: Stade du Hainaut

Last Season: 5th

Predicted: 5th

Rivals in Ligue 2: USBCO (Local), CS Sedan Ardennes (Historic)

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I’m encouraged that we’re predicted to finish 7th and I’d certainly take that right now, but I do worry that I’ve got largely the same squad that’s finished 16th 2 years in a row, albeit with a couple of quality improvements. I’m certainly interested to see whether I can be the one to make these players actually realise their potential or whether they’re just going to sit by and let me fall by the wayside like the last poor sap. Enough talk though, we’ll never know unless we get this show on the road.

As the French say, Allons-y!

Episode 122 >

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Author: wtfranjo

My name is Franjo. And I will be a Football Manager.

8 thoughts on “Domino’s Ligue 2 101 (Franjo: A Journeyman Story – Mini-sode 121.5)”

    1. I feel your pain. If it makes you feel any better I started my week off by getting on the the wrong train and ending up in York instead of the City I actually work in 😀 hope you enjoy mate!

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