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  1. Paris Is Rising: Among Les Thugs

    Ricardo Bernard

    Yesterday when I, along with about 100 other Paris Saint-Germain fans, landed in Marseille, the welcome wagon arrived in the form of police officers dressed in riot gear ready to escort us to PSG's clash with Marseille at the Stade Velodrome. Tension...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  2. The Porto Affair: Planes, Pains, and Bureaucracy in the Champions...

    Ricardo Bernard

    The story of how I ended up watching Paris Saint-Germain's 1-0 loss to Porto via streaming video on my laptop really is a debacle for the ages and a cautionary tale for PSG on the limits to which it can overcharge its fans for the services it provide...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  3. Paris Is Rising: The PSG War Machine

    Ricardo Bernard

    Three games into the Ligue 1 season, things looked bleak for Paris Saint-Germain. The team was winless and sitting in 13th place in the table. It all seemed a long way from the preseason hype and the expectation that the team backed by Qatari billion...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  4. Paris Is Rising: The Magic of the Champions League

    Ricardo Bernard

    The singing continued into the streets surrounding Parc des Princes last night long after the match ended. As fans exited the stadium the chants of "Allez Paris!" and "Paris est Magique!" were heard just as loudly as they were in the stadium. Down Ru...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  5. Paris Is Rising: Marco Verratti's Giant Steps

    Ricardo Bernard

    The last time we checked in with Paris Saint-Germain they drew their third consecutive match of the season and were sitting 13th in the Ligue 1 table. Showing just how fickle I was, I went home after the 0-0 draw with Bordeaux and canceled my trip to...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  6. Paris Is Rising: Have a Nice Bordeaux With That

    Ricardo Bernard

    Three matches into the Ligue 1 season and the expensively assembled juggernaut that is Paris Saint-Germain is still undefeated. The team hasn't conceded a goal in two and a half matches, and for the second consecutive week their opponents barely had ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  7. Paris Is Rising: Early-Season Issues for PSG

    Ricardo Bernard

    After all the preseason hype, let's put away the anointing oil and look at Paris Saint-Germain for what they really are: an overrated and complacent team of underachievers. An overpriced vanity project. A rich man's plaything. Before a ball was kicke...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  8. Paris Is Rising: The Elephant and the 19 Mice of French Football

    Ricardo Bernard

    There is an elephant and 19 mice in French football. L'Equipe, France's largest sports daily, was the one to coin that phrase but it seems players and managers agree. In a recent survey 85 percent of players picked the same team to win Ligue 1 this s...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  9. Paris Saint-Germain Welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Prince and ...

    Ricardo Bernard

    I arrived at Parc des Princes at about 3:45 on Saturday afternoon to watch Paris Saint-Germain take on FC Barcelona. I took the 9 train from the Champs Elysees to Porte de St. Cloud and exited the station with a compilation of '80s music pumping thro...

    Blog | August 07, 2012