France to get their Toulon Tournament challenge underway

France to get their Toulon Tournament challenge underway

This year’s edition of the Toulon Youth Festival kicks off today and France will be hoping to capture their 12th title under the guidance of Ludovic Batelli. It is possibly a less experienced Toulon squad that we are used to seeing from France. Last year’s team included PSG duo Adrien Rabiot and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, who was top scorer with four, with Nancy’s Paul Nardi winning best goalkeeper and then-Rennes midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko deemed ‘most elegant player’….

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2014/15 FFW Ligue 1 Awards

2014/15 FFW Ligue 1 Awards

The public votes have been counted and verified, the expert views of French Football Weekly’s crack team of writers have been included, and we are proud to reveal the 2014/15 Ligue 1 Award Winners. Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who ReTweeted a link for their favourites. Here is your Player, Young Player, Coach, Goalkeeper and Newcomer of the Year.   Thank you to everyone that has contributed in some way to French Football…

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Episode 147: Going Down to the Wire

Episode 147: Going Down to the Wire

DOWNLOAD NOW!! In the penultimate podcast of the league season the team discuss PSG’s success this campaign and if they are one of the greatest sides in Ligue 1 history. What does progression look like for the Ligue 1 champions. Do the owners need a dose of reality. The topic of the UNFP awards is approached and it is not fun listening for Steve Mandanda. We discuss all the matters left to solve from Ligue…

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2014-15 FFW Ligue 1 Awards: VOTE NOW

2014-15 FFW Ligue 1 Awards: VOTE NOW

Welcome to the 2014/15 FFW Ligue 1 End of Season awards. Here you will find the nominations for the five awards that will be handed out by French Football Weekly on Friday the 22nd of May. The awards will be decided by an open public vote, and the panel of FFW experts. Your vote will be make up half of the selection, so it is very important. Once again, we were not 100% in agreement with the…

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Episode 146: Rennes Need to Ntep Up Next Season

Episode 146: Rennes Need to Ntep Up Next Season

DOWNLOAD NOW!! Welcome to the FFW podcast. On this week’s show the team look in depth at the Europa/Champions League battle including a big discussion on Saint-Etienne’s position. The pod gives Evian a life-line by ruling them out of survival. Paul-Georges Ntep on/off visit to Liverpool is discussed and what is the best for the player next season. With two weeks left in Ligue 2 the pod looks at the promotion and relegation situation. Also, the…

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France Run Rampant Over Scotland in Under-17 Victory

France Run Rampant Over Scotland in Under-17 Victory

France kicked off their Under-17 European Championship campaign with a rampant 5-0 victory over Scotland in Stara Zagora. After a tough and even start for Jean-Claude Giuntini’s side, it was Paris Saint-Germain’s Nanimato Ikone that opened the scoring after 18 minutes – he would stun the Scottish side by making it 2-0 just minutes later after dancing through the Scottish defence. His club teammate, Odsonne Edouard scored the pick of the goals when his cute…

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France about to start Under-17 journey in Bulgaria

France about to start Under-17 journey in Bulgaria

The Under-17 European Championships began in Bulgaria on Wednesday, and France’s competition begins against Scotland on Thursday afternoon. We will bring you coverage of the young team’s progress on FFW. SQUAD Goalkeepers: Numan Bostan (Toulouse FC), Luca Zidane (Real Madrid/Spa) Defenders: Bradlay Danger (Le Havre), Mamadou Doucoure (PSG), Alec Georgen (PSG), Christ-Emmanuel Faitout Maouassa (AS Nancy), Issa Samba (AJ Auxerre), Dayot Upamecano (Valenciennes FC) Midfielders: Bilal Boutobba (Marseille), Timothé Cognat (Lyon), Nicolas Janvier (Rennes), Jean-Victor…

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Episode 145: What’s the Story, Javier Pastore.

Episode 145: What’s the Story, Javier Pastore.

DOWNLOAD NOW!! This week on the FFW Podcast the team discusses the possible eventual Ligue 1 relegation finale. The Derby du Nord and the UNFP Award Nominations. Who shouldn’t be in both the goalkeeping and Coach categories and what players missed out. What PSG player shouldn’t be anywhere near these awards. Enjoy. Oh and if you missed it, here is Andrew on Canal+ Andrew Gibney J+1 CanalPlus – Video about me following Lille OSC in…

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