Articles by: Jeremy Smith

Aboubakar helps Lorient come back from the dead #FFWTOTW

Aboubakar helps Lorient come back from the dead #FFWTOTW

What a weekend’s football! Bookended by two pretty poor 0-0s, everything in between for this Easter weekend was eggstraordinary (sorry), including a controversial trophy win, an afternoon multiplex with 26 goals in five matches, a relegation, a break for escape and some fantastic goals. OK, let’s start with the Coupe […]

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Let’s start this week the way the weekend ended – with Lyon’s impressive 1-0 win at home to PSG, which keeps alive les Gônes’ faint hopes of Champions League qualification and nicely sets up next weekend’s Coupe de la Ligue final between the same two teams. Apparently PSG are now a […]

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

We’ll start this weekend’s review in the same place the weekend’s football started – at the Vélodrome. Marseille put the penultimate nail in Ajaccio’s coffin with a 3-1 win, secured with an André Ayew hat-trick. But the real story was not on the pitch but in the stands. In protest […]

Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

Ola-la! Toivonen leads Rennes to Bastia win #FFWTOTW

They’ve finally done it! After two decades of hurt, during which they managed just one win in 27 attempts; after 18 straight derbies in which they failed to score more than one goal, Saint-Etienne finally did it when it mattered, registering a 2-1 win at (an albeit injury-ravaged) Lyon! A […]

Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Coupe de France: AS Moulins v Angers SCO

Group B of the CFA is clearly the place to be if you want to become a Coupe de France hero this year. After Chasselay’s defeat of Ligue 2 Istres, and Yzeure’s giant-killing of Ligue 1 Lorient, it is AS Moulins, conquerors of Toulouse, who will be flying the flag […]

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Oh, Valenciennes! Valenciennes, Valenciennes, Valenciennes… With three minutes to go, Ariel Jacobs’ men were all set to climb outside the relegation zone for the first time since mid-September, leading lanterne rouge Ajaccio 2-1 at home (two more goals from Waris to make it 8 goals in 11 matches – Waris, he’s […]

Waris The Love: Majeed Magic sees Valenciennes beat Evian #FFWTOTW

Waris The Love: Majeed Magic sees Valenciennes beat Evian #FFWTOTW

A fascinating weekend of Ligue 1 action is over, at the end of which the positions have barely changed in the table, but the results may yet have a huge bearing on how the rest of the season pans out. Result of the weekend must surely go to third-bottom Valenciennes, […]

Arsenal target Serge Aurier leads stunning Toulouse comeback #FFWTOTW

Arsenal target Serge Aurier leads stunning Toulouse comeback #FFWTOTW

What’s the only thing better than scoring an injury time equaliser? How about following that up with an injury time winner? Scored by a 19 year old with his first career goal, en plus! Step forward Lyon and more specifically Corentin Tolisso, whose 95th minute winner, a couple of minutes […]