Articles by: Jeremy Smith

#FFWTOTW A Mexer-lent result for Rennes

#FFWTOTW A Mexer-lent result for Rennes

Oh Brandao! What were you thinking? Don’t get me wrong – we’d all secretly like to headbutt Thiago Motta, of course we would. Yes, calling you and your team-mates sons of bitches all match is not very becoming. But that kind of thing must happen all the time. And you […]

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

As Matt LeBlanc found out in his pre-Friends days, the best things come to those who wait. And after a seemingly interminable 83 days, with pretty much only meaningless football played in between, Ligue 1 has come back with a vengeance, a fantastic, goal-laden weekend’s football opening the new campaign. […]

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

Vincent Enyeama: Helping the Super Eagles to soar

It seems strange to say it about a 31-year old, but 2013-2014 has been something of a breakout season for Vincent Enyeama – at least in terms of the big European leagues. The Nigerian goalkeeper will take the field against Iran for his country’s World Cup opener this Monday full […]

FC Sochaux: 2013/14 Season Review

FC Sochaux: 2013/14 Season Review

It’s the hope that kills you! A line that we supporters of fair-to-middling clubs have often uttered as our team toys with our emotions, raising our hopes, then somehow managing to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Well, Sochaux fans have found new depths of meaning in the phrase […]

AC Ajaccio: 2013/14 Season Review

AC Ajaccio: 2013/14 Season Review

Looking back at the 2013-2014 Ligue 1 season, it will be difficult for Ajaccio fans to find too many positives. The plucky Corsicans were always going to have a struggle on their hands to remain in the top flight, just as they did last year. However, the average supporter would […]

Daniel Wass bottle keeps Evian in Ligue 1 #FFWTOTW

Daniel Wass bottle keeps Evian in Ligue 1 #FFWTOTW

Ca y est! C’est fini! Ligue 1 2013-2014 is over. But not without some last day drama. Actually, the drama was more in the build-up but arguably the three positions of note that were up for grabs were all decided relatively early, with those involved in those battles all finishing […]

Sochaux live to fight another Rou-det #FFWTOTW

Sochaux live to fight another Rou-det #FFWTOTW

After PSG won the title in midweek in the dampest of squibs, going down 2-1 at home to Rennes for the second consecutive season, it’s only right that we concentrate at the other end of the table, where the real action is. As Saturday evening’s matches kicked off, three teams […]

Langil leads Guingamp to Coupe de France glory #FFWTOTW

Langil leads Guingamp to Coupe de France glory #FFWTOTW

Salut! Another fun weekend’s football over, and at the end of it we have a new trophy winner and, sadly, a new relegee. Let’s start with the biggie – the Coupe de France. As brilliantly predicted by @Puchkin_B in his previews, the Stade de France played host to a festival […]