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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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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What Lyon Can Expect from Group H Opponents Gent

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Chris Mayer from the excellent website BeNeFoot gives FFW the low-down on what Lyon can expect from their Belgian opponents on Wednesday. Just by making Europe’s premier competition represents a tremendous turnaround in fortunes for one of Belgium’s biggest clubs Gent. Despite being one of the country’s most recognisable sides, the big one had always alluded De Buffalos – that […]

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Antoine Griezmann: France’s Most In-Form Striker

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Atlético Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann may just be the in-form player in La Liga at the moment. On Saturday, the Mâcon-born France international extended his recent run of scoring to a remarkable 8 in 7 as he netted a brace in the Vicente Calderon side’s routine 3-0 win against struggling Elche. The former Real Sociedad star now holds the record […]

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Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

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Max Quelch-Woolls covers Ligue 2 for Football Radar – so when Juventus agreed to buy Clément Lenglet from AS Nancy we thought we’d ask him just what sort of player the Italians were signing. Juventus know a thing or two about nurturing French footballing talent and the club has boasted several of Les Bleus’ finest players over the years. Legends […]

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Why Patrice Evra Deserves Place In Current France Squad

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Ever since the 2010 World Cup, Patrice Evra has divided the French public. Adam Digby, author of “Juventus: A History in Black and White” tells us why the left-back continues to deserve a place in France’s squad heading towards the 2016 European Championships. Putting aside their wonderful performance against Borussia Dortmund, the last three domestic fixtures contested by Juventus have […]

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