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Matthew Riding lives in France and has had work published for PA, FourFourTwo.com, Sunday Sport, Manchester Evening News, The Bolton News, Lancashire Evening Post and Central European News (Vienna).

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How Zinedine Zidane is aiming to propel his local side up the French football leagues, Football

How Zinedine Zidane is aiming to propel his local side up the French football leagues

One of the greatest footballers of his generation finds himself trying to save a fourth division football team from percolating in the depths of the French league ladder. Matthew Riding reports from Rodez on former French captain Zinedine Zidane’s plans to propel his wife’s football team, Le RAF, back up the football league.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 11 July 2013 at 3:34 pm

From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert, Football

From Manchester United to Merlot: Sir Alex Ferguson could make a fortune investing in wine claims expert

After quitting as manager of Manchester United at the end of last season, the 71-year-old is reportedly interested in buying vineyard in the south of France.

By | Football, Sport | Monday, 3 June 2013 at 4:57 pm

PSG and the French league must be more proactive in dealing with hooliganism, Football

PSG and the French league must be more proactive in dealing with hooliganism

Since PSG’s exit to Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League quarter-final in April, PSG have been surrounded by nothing but controversy.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at 2:37 pm

Surprise package St Etienne clinch first major trophy for 32 years, Football

Surprise package St Etienne clinch first major trophy for 32 years

St Etienne have won their first major trophy for 32 years after beating Rennes in the final of the French League Cup.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 4:11 pm

Lucas Moura exceeds expectations, but PSG fail to against Barcelona, Football

Lucas Moura exceeds expectations, but PSG fail to against Barcelona

With their resources and the calm head of Ancelotti at the helm, PSG are only going to get stronger, and next season, they will be even better equipped to challenge for the Champions League title.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 11 April 2013 at 2:28 pm

PSG 2 Barcelona 2: Thiago Silva heroics make up for ineffective Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Football

PSG 2 Barcelona 2: Thiago Silva heroics make up for ineffective Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Despite being labelled ‘fat and overrated’ by Marseille’s ever outspoken Joey Barton prior to the match, Silva showed exactly why PSG shelled out a mammoth €42million last summer to acquire his services from AC Milan.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 at 12:58 pm

Paul Pogba performance against Spain leaves Manchester United looking on with regret, Football

Paul Pogba performance against Spain leaves Manchester United looking on with regret

The France international showed great maturity despite his late sending off against Spain.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 1:38 pm

Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Football

Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United linked with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

A move for the St Etienne striker looks likely – but where would be best destination?

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 12:35 pm

David Beckham proves he can do more at PSG than sell replica shirts, Football

David Beckham proves he can do more at PSG than sell replica shirts

David Beckham made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain last night in a 2-0 victory over Marseille in the Coupe de France.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 28 February 2013 at 3:58 pm

Mousa Dembele the difference for Tottenham Hotspur in Lyon, Football

Mousa Dembele the difference for Tottenham Hotspur in Lyon

Tottenham have qualified for the last-16 of the Europa League after beating Lyon 3-2 on aggregate.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 22 February 2013 at 7:21 pm

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