Episode 143: Where did the £50 million go David?

Episode 143: Where did the £50 million go David?

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, One the back of PSG and Monaco both losing in the Champions League, the FFW team discuss the performances and the chances of either team qualifying. Marseille slip comes into question. Has Bielsa underachieved? The team looks towards the weekend’s fixtures plus Jeremy takes on Rich in the #Le50 quiz. Enjoy. RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO THE NEW EPISODE HERE DOWNLOAD or SUBSCRIBE to the PODCAST FROM iTUNES …

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Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Coupe de France Preview : Paris Saint-Germain v Saint-Etienne

Paris Saint-Germain – by Andrew Gibney Story so far On paper, Paris Saint-Germain’s run to the Coupe de France semi-final looks fairly taxing. Victories over Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco put them on the cusp of another cup final, but it has actually been fairly straightforward. PSG scored three against Montpellier, then two against each of Bordeaux, Nantes and Monaco. Of the four opponents, only Les Girondins managed to score, Monaco – without any fit centre-backs –…

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp

After the poor start they made to the season, no one would have expected Guingamp to be in their current position. Relatively safe in mid-table, they now have a chance to return to the Stade de France and defend the trophy they surprisingly won last season. Auxerre will be no pushovers however. The second-tier side are somewhat cup specialists and have only lost five out of six matches they have played at this stage of…

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Le50: 2015 – The Best Prospects in French Football

Le50: 2015 – The Best Prospects in French Football

Welcome to the fourth annual edition of #Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1993. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of over 200 players. There so many players to choose from, but only 50 can make the final selection. Every…

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Episode 142: Going Bat-Sh** For Batshuayi

Episode 142: Going Bat-Sh** For Batshuayi

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, This week’s show, the team not only look forward to the international break but they look back at the last two weeks of the title race. Are Monaco genuine contenders? Will Lyon struggle with a weakened spine, have Marseille had their bad spell and will PSG take advantage of dodgy refereeing decisions? France play Brazil and Denmark in friendlies this week and the pod look at the squad and see…

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Aymeric Laporte leads France’s new-look Under-21 squad

Aymeric Laporte leads France’s new-look Under-21 squad

France Under-21 coach Pierre Mankowski has selected his 20-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Estonia and Netherlands. Les Espoirs failed to qualify for the 2015 European Championships this summer, but the qualification process for the 2017 Championships in Poland starts in September. Mankowski has moved on to the 1994 born group of players, so the likes of Alphonse Areola, Samuel Umtiti, Gianelli Imbula, Jordan Veretout, Paul-Georges Ntep, Yaya Sanogo and Florian Thauvin are no…

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Newcastle United youngster makes France Under-19 squad

Newcastle United youngster makes France Under-19 squad

Patrick Gonfalone has picked his 18-man squad that will play in the U19 UEFA Elite round games against Azerbaijan, Denmark and England. France are in Group 7 and the winners of each group then go on to the final phase in May with the hosts Greece. There are only one set of fixtures in this round. Goalkeepers: Florian Escales (Olympique de Marseille), Bingourou Kamara (Tours FC) Defenders: Mouctar Diakhaby (Olympique Lyonnais), Abdou Diallo (AS Monaco),…

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Deschamps selects Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma for France friendlies

Deschamps selects Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma for France friendlies

Didier Deschamps has announced his squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March. There was a lot of speculation regarding who he would pick since the last friendly against Sweden in November. The main question was regarding the inclusion of Lyon’s Nabil Fekir after he choose France over Algeria earlier in the month, and the 21-year-old as well as Geoffrey Kondogbia and Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma were the most interesting choices….

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