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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Episode 141: Casanova Looking Through Rose-C***ed Glasses

Episode 141: Casanova Looking Through Rose-C***ed Glasses

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, This week, Andrew, Jeremy and Rich tackle Lyon’s win at Montpellier and the international situation with both Nabil Fekir and Maxime Gonalons. Marseille set up the game with Lyon with a 6-1 win over Toulouse. It asks big questions over boss Alain Casanova and the job he has done at Le Téfécé. Could it be better if they went down. Is there light at the end of the tunnel for…

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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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