Episode 140: Claudio Beauvue is a bit of a stud

Episode 140: Claudio Beauvue is a bit of a stud

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, This week Jeremy, Jon and guest Steve Wyss discuss Marseille’s current problems, before looking back at Monaco’s recent performances against Arsenal and PSG. The Ibra vs Cavani debate is settled once and for all, and we look forward to the Coupe de France quarter finals and preview Montpellier vs Lyon. Steve also gives his expert view on then current Ligue 2 situation, and the rise of Gazelec Ajaccio. RIGHT CLICK…

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Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Previews

Coupe de France: Quarter-Final Previews

France’s biggest cup competition has reached the quarter-final stage and all eight teams are now only three games away from lifting the Coupe de France trophy. Only four Ligue 1 sides remain, with two of them facing off in Paris. And with an all Ligue 2 clash taking place in Brittany, we can guarantee one side from outside the top flight in the semi-finals. The wonderful US Concarneau from the fourth division CFA are the…

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Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview

Thursday evening’s clash between Brest and Auxerre is the only Coupe de France match-up without involving a side from Ligue 2. Both sides will be hoping to use this advantage to win a place in the final. With the game being played at the very atmospheric Stade Francis le Blé, you have to give a slight edge to the Breton side. Auxerre has only lost one away game in the league this season, setting up…

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Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

Paris Saint-Germain v AS Monaco: Coupe de France Preview

After the “sensational” warm-up game at the Stade Louis II on Sunday, both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco will do it all again on Wednesday night as they fight for a place in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France. It was expected that Monaco would feel the effects of a wonderful performance against Arsenal in the Champions League, but PSG seemed intent on passing the world to sleep on Sunday and their lack of…

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US Boulogne v Saint-Etienne: Coupe de France Preview

US Boulogne v Saint-Etienne: Coupe de France Preview

On Tuesday night, the first Coupe de France match-up sees US Boulogne-Sur-Mer of the third tier welcome Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne to the Stade de la Liberation. It will be a tough ask to overcome Christophe Galtier’s side to reach the semi-finals, but the northerners have overcome a lot to get to this stage, so let’s not rule them out just yet. US Boulogne – by Simon Scutt Story so far The side from the…

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US Concarneau v EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

US Concarneau v EA Guingamp: Coupe de France Preview

On Thursday evening, the Coupe de France quarter-final stage ends with Ligue 1 side EA Guingamp travelling just 140 kilometres south to face CFA side US Concarneau in a Breton derby fuelled with gallons of cup magic. Guingamp has been one of the best stories in Ligue 1 this season, and they are the current cup holders. They are taking on the lowest ranked club and the only amateur side remaining in the competition. Le…

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What Arsenal, Spurs and the Premier League can learn from Lyon

What Arsenal, Spurs and the Premier League can learn from Lyon

A hushed silence settled over the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night as Arsenal were stunned by Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the first-leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The London club still have a chance to turn things round in the second-leg, but the plaudits have to go to Monaco’s young side and the risks taken by Portuguese Coach Leonardo Jardim. Monaco had a 20-year-old defender, Wallace, playing in the middle, 18-year-old Almamy Touré…

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How Monaco are Expected to Lineup against Arsenal

How Monaco are Expected to Lineup against Arsenal

Monaco have a few issues going into Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Arsenal. At least eight first-team regulars are set to start, but there are a few doubts, which give Coach Leandro Jardim some food for thought before selecting his eleven. Jardim will set his team up to play 4-3-3 – they will be compact in midfield and look to hit on the break. Danijel Subasic will start in goal. The Croatian has enjoyed an…

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