Articles by: Jeremy Smith

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Sergey Krivets makes a Metz of Bastia #FFWTOTW

Football can be a cruel game at times. Just ask Pascal Dupraz. His Evian team arguably had the better of the match against a lethargic Bordeaux. But chances were squandered, mainly by Benezet, and two rare pieces of quality made the difference as les Roses went home pointless and rock […]

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Leaping Lopes Lifts Lyon over lowly Monaco #FFWTOTW

Ligue 1 came back this weekend after a break in which some players represented their countries, others enjoyed the time off, and others sat at home frustratingly watching and waiting to prove their international credentials. It’s fair to say that Andre-Pierre Gignac falls into the latter group and he wasted […]

PSG victorious as Zlatan and Ruffier humiliate Saint-Etienne #TOTW

PSG victorious as Zlatan and Ruffier humiliate Saint-Etienne #TOTW

You’re going to visit the Ligue 1 behemoth in their own back yard, their star player is back, you’ve played 120 nerve-wracking minutes a few days earlier and your captain is out through injury. No need to worry though, you’re unbeaten in 12 league matches, you have a solid defence […]

#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 […]