Articles by: Jeremy Smith

Guingamp and Sorbon school PSG #FFWTOTW

Guingamp and Sorbon school PSG #FFWTOTW

Jocelyn Gourvennec, you beautiful man! Not content with this week leading Guingamp to the knock-out stages of the Europa League, saving French blushes as Lille and Saint-Etienne limped out, he and his team followed that up by inflicting on PSG their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season. Let’s be […]

Saint Max gets top Grade-l against Lyon #FFWTOTW

Saint Max gets top Grade-l against Lyon #FFWTOTW

Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. Well the dish that was the twenty year Saint-Etienne wait for a home win in the Rhône (yeah we said Rhône – deal with it, pedants!) derby was positively glacial, but has now been well and truly served, and force fed […]

Hooray for Payet in win for Marseille #FFWTOTW

Hooray for Payet in win for Marseille #FFWTOTW

Only nine matches this weekend as Lille-Evian was postponed in order for the Stade Pierre Mauroy to host the Davis Cup final – a rare chance for Lille fans to see sportsmen get close to a net… Nice and Reims managed to evoke the spirit of les Dogues, serving up a […]

Fekir The Reaper As Midfielder Kills Off Guingamp #FFWTOTW

Fekir The Reaper As Midfielder Kills Off Guingamp #FFWTOTW

Well, it wasn’t a real classic, but Le Classique could nevertheless turn out to be a turning point in this Ligue 1 season. As expected, Marseille roared out of the gates but were this time unable to score early, Gignac hitting the woodwork and continuing his goalless record at the […]

Metz’s Modibo Maiga Masters Malherbe #FFWTOTW

Metz’s Modibo Maiga Masters Malherbe #FFWTOTW

Next week is the first Classico of the season and, with the two teams in the top two places, the match could and should be epic. But let’s be honest, both teams need to improve hugely on this week’s showings. Marseille got back to winning ways after two defeats in […]

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

Lacazette triple helps Lyon to tame Lille #FFWTOTW

This weekend saw the Davids beat the Goliaths, relatively speaking, as six matches saw the lower-placed team in the Ligue 1 table at start of play overcome higher-ranked opponents. The trend was set on Friday night, as Reims bounced back from two heavy defeats to grind out a 1-0 win […]

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Metz Que Un Club: The night Metz humbled Barcelona

Earlier this week Paris Saint-Germain impressively beat Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, repeating their feat of 1995. However, only one French club has succeeded in beating the Catalan giants in their own back yard. This Friday, 3 October, sees the thirtieth anniversary of one of French football’s greatest European […]

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

PSG turn on the style at the Parc to beat Barcelona 3-2

Paris Saint-Germain finally looked like the European powerhouse that they aspire to be as they beat Barcelona 3-2 in a pulsating match at the Parc des Princes. Much of the pre-match talk was of Laurent Blanc’s fragile position as coach, perhaps letting off the hook a group of players who […]