The Greatest French Club Side Of All Time

The time has come to reveal the team picked as “The Greatest French Club Side of all Time”….Before we reveal the #1 team a huge thanks goes out to Juliet Jacques for writing a fantastic series. 1. Stade de Reims, 1948-1962 Founded in 1931, Reims began in the Division Honneur Nord-Est when the French league was launched, becoming professional after […]

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The Greatest French Club Sides Of All Time – Part 5

Today is the penultimate article in Juliet Jacques fantastic countdown of the greatest French club sides of all time. Here are teams ranked #2 and #3. 3. Olympique de Marseille, 1989-1994 Unlike Spain, Italy, Germany or England, Le Championnat has not created clubs that have been dominant for long periods, or even consistently successful throughout its history. This lack of […]

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Chris Mavinga: Left Behind But Going Forward

Liverpool fan Mal Bennett gives FFW the low-down on Rennes new signing Chris Mavinga On Tuesday it was announced by Liverpool FC, via their website, that Chris Mavinga will be playing for Rennes next season. Mavinga confirmed it on his own Twitter account shortly after. So what are Rennes getting? An injury prone leftback with hardly any first team experience? […]

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The Greatest French Club Sides Of All Time – Part 3

We continue our countdown of the Greatest French club sides of all time by the wonderful Juliet Jacques.  7. FC Girondins de Bordeaux, 1984-1987 Champions just once, in 1950, and Coupe de France winners in 1941, Girondins de Bordeaux were league runners-up three times in the Sixties but had never been a consistence force at home or in Europe – until […]

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The Madness of Mensah

With controversial Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah moving to Ligue 1 new-boys Evian Thonon-Gaillard under somewhat controversial circumstances, we asked Serie A enthusiast Luca Persico of Global Calcio for his opinions on the defender and what can be expected from him should the move be sanctioned. While many in France are familiar with Olympique Lyonnais defender John Mensah, his namesake Jonathan […]

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The Ten Greatest French Club Sides of All Time – Part 1

Today sees the start of a new series on French Football Weekly. The Orwell prize nominated writer Juliet Jacques has selected the 10 Greatest French club sides of all time. To kick-off the countdown we start with an introduction and the team chosen in 10th place. French and European club competition owes much to former France player and manager Gabriel […]

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