Articles by: French Football Weekly

Episode 128: Turning back the clock like Gourcuff

Episode 128: Turning back the clock like Gourcuff

Without Jeremy Smith it’s just Andrew and Jonathan this week, but they do cover a whole host of topics. Edinson Cavani his two goals and his sending off, Marseille’s free-agent conundrum and title challenge. Lille’s chances against Everton and the resurgent Lyon with Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir. Plus they […]

Europa Euround-up : Marvellous Marveaux, Lille Roux missed chances

Europa Euround-up : Marvellous Marveaux, Lille Roux missed chances

Round two of the Europa league, and the French contingent were aiming to do better than the single point they got in the first game… Group K : Guingamp 2 – 0 PAOK At Guingamp, there was a mostly first-team team, but a start for Jonas Lössl, who will also […]

From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

When Mathieu Valbuena left Ligue 1 for Russian side Dynamo Moscow, there was a worry that it was a bad move for the 29-year-old midfielder. He had just come off the back of a wonderful World Cup campaign in Brazil, the football world was left baffled as to why no […]

Episode 127: Marseille or the Highway

Episode 127: Marseille or the Highway

Marcelo Bielsa has Marseille playing some excellent football at the moment and the podcast asks if they are serious title contenders. OM are the main focus of the show but with Rich Allen on the show they also have to talk about Rennes. Metz, Lille, Caen and PSG also get […]

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Europa Euround-up: three teams, two points, one goal

Group F: Qarabag 0 – 0 Saint Etienne While bigger names Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Inter Milan faced off (Inter winning 0-1 with a goal from D’Ambrosio, and Dnipro captain Ruslan Rotan sent off), Christophe Galtier’s men must have been looking at their Azerbaijaini opponents and thinking, “well, how hard can […]

Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

Episode 126: The Problem With Ligue 1

This week’s podcast is a little bit different than normal. Jeremy, Jon and Andrew debate the PSG “crisis” or lack of, and the situation at AS Monaco and the changing project. It also leads on to the wider problem in Ligue 1 teams in Europe and some of the reasons behind it. […]

Episode 125: Bye Bye Falcao

Episode 125: Bye Bye Falcao

This week the guys go through the games that made up Week 4 in Ligue 1 while also discussing the transfers that went through around deadline day. Radamel Falcao’s move to Manchester United received a lot of attention, and it’s not very positive. PSG v Saint-Etienne, Marseille v Nice, and […]

Episode 124: Deserved Place for Delaplace

Episode 124: Deserved Place for Delaplace

Week 3 of Ligue 1 has been and gone and the guys on the podcast go through the weekend’s games. Bordeaux’s away win at Nice, Lille’s 2-0 win over Lorient and Monaco’s first win of the season against Nantes. After rounding up the results the guys look at the situation […]