Faiz Selemani: Niort Look to Third Division for Another Star


Chamois Niortais have had a tough start to their Ligue 2 campaign: after losing Yoann Barbet to Brentford and long-standing captain Mouhamadou Diaw to Auxerre in pre-season, the Poitou-Charentes side have gone five league matches without a win. The woes of supporters and players were compounded last week when standout players Florian Martin and Kévin Malcuit left the club to […]

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Papy Djilobodji: Who is the Chelsea New Boy?


On Monday afternoon, the final day of the French transfer window, Chelsea completed the unexpected signing of Nantes centre-back Papy Djilobodji for a fee reported to be €3m million. It surprised everyone when reports in both the French and English press suggested that Chelsea could be on the verge of signing the Senegal international. The 26-year-old may not be the most […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Journee 2

After Steve Wyss’s excellent team-by-team guides to kick off the new season in Ligue 2, FFW’s coverage of the second tier will continue with a weekly preview, as one of our experts picks out three stand-out games each week. 2eme Journée – Brendan MacFarlane Sochaux v Metz: Friday 19:00 The pick of the second weekend of Ligue 2’s fixtures sees […]

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Forget Wigan: What Andy Delort Did Next

Andy Delort

In September 2014  one of French football’s longest sagas drew to a close. After a sensational season with Tours FC, Ligue 2’s second top scorer of the 2013/14 season crossed the channel to sign for a new club. The man in question, Andy Delort, signed for Wigan Athletic, and his move to England saw comparisons drawn between him and another former Tourangeau […]

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Don’t Look Back in Angers: Bristol City New Boy is Ready


After months of speculation, Ligue 2’s Player of the Season Jonathan Kodjia finally brought an end to rumours of a prolonged stay with Ligue 1 new boys Angers SCO  when last week he signed with Bristol City on a three-year contract as part of a £2.1 million transfer. Kodjia’s departure to the other side of the Channel is certainly not the […]

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Who is Sehrou Guirassy? The Fox Catches His Newest Dogue


The Hervé Renard-era is now officially here and the charismatic coach has been quick to make his mark on his new team by buying and selling within the current transfer window. The former Sochaux boss has obviously learned from the success of one of Lille’s best pieces of business last year, by returning to Ligue 2 to source his latest […]

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Lyon Youngster Interesting Celtic and the Premier League


Reports have emerged within the French press tonight that suggest Scottish champions Celtic and a host of English Premier League teams are interested in Olympique Lyonnais and Morocco under-23 international Fahd Moufi. According to sources at Foot Mercato, the 19-year-old right-back is also attracting attention from a number of Les Gones’ Ligue 1 rivals. The promising youth prospect is said […]

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Anthony Mounier: Montpellier’s Wanted Midfield Maestro

Anthony Mounier

On the 17th August 2014, the gates at the then newly-renovated Stade Vélodrome opened for the first-time, as Marcello Bielsa’s Marseille took the pitch in their first home game of the season. An air of expectation was almost tangible in the tribunes, where expectant Marseillaises were eager to see a first win in the new Bielsa era, against a travelling […]

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