Adam Ounas: Star Taking the Bore out of Bordeaux

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Sabir El-Morabet takes a look at Bordeaux’s rising star, Adam Ounas. In an otherwise putrid and boring season for Girondins de Bordeaux fans, Algerian youngster Adam Ounas has proven to be a glimmer of hope, a bright little fix to save les Girondins fans from falling asleep at the new Stade Matmut Atlantique. Early in December, playing against EA Guingamp, Bordeaux were limping […]

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Ludovic Giuly: The “Magic Elf” continues to cast his spell

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Nick Roberts looks at the career of Ludovic Giuly – one which has gone full circle – never forget where you come from. In 2013, Ludovic Giuly finally returned to the club that he had left 19 years before – it may not echo the historic arches of the two virages behind the goals at the Gerland nor the colossal […]

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Steve Savidan: The Man Who Brought Joy Back to Valenciennes

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The annals of football are littered with late bloomers.  Toto Schillaci went from Serie B to World Cup Golden Boot in one year, while Ian Wright, signed by Arsenal at the age of 28, somehow still managed to become their highest ever scorer. And of course, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you can […]

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Derby Day Signals Saint-Etienne’s Chance at Rhone Glory

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If there was ever a time for a side to give up on a game, it was two weeks ago at the Parc des Princes. AS Saint-Etienne had just beaten Dnipro in the Europa League and made the long and tiring journey from deepest, darkest Ukraine, returning to France when most people were starting their Friday morning routines. Christophe Galtier’s […]

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Light at the End of the Tunnel for Hubert Fournier and Lyon

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A traumatic week for Lyon was rounded off with a convincing win over struggling Toulouse. Reports of player bust-ups and strong words in press conferences were all set aside last weekend as OL moved within touching distance of Angers and Caen in the podium places, even if they’re a long way off challenging PSG at the top. Lyon’s top scorer […]

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The Renaissance of Rafael: Lyon’s Swashbuckling Full-Back

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It’s the 12th of September 2015.  Lyon are playing Lille at the Gerland and struggling to break down the well-organised visitors. As the minutes tick away the home fans are becoming increasingly restless. Can the deadlock be broken? Can someone nick the points for Les Gones? Come the 65th minute Hubert Fournier decides to make a change. The fourth official […]

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What can Monaco Expect from Group J Opponents Anderlecht

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Chris Mayer from the excellent website BeNeFoot gives FFW the low-down on what AS Monaco can expect from Europa League opponents RSC Anderlecht. Bar a brief cameo last season, Anderlecht will enter the Europa League from the start for the first time since 2011/12, after a couple of years of dicing with Europe’s elite in the Champions League. Whether their […]

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