Articles by: Jeremy Smith

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 […]

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

Bussmann the main man as Metz maul Reims #FFWTOTW

A busy week of Ligue 1 football, comprising three matchdays, came to an end on Sunday evening, with the table beginning to take shape, but a couple of familiar names continuing to show some vulnerability. Monaco came back to earth with a bump on Saturday afternoon, following their impressive performance […]

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Marqui-nhos player lifts PSG to win over Caen #FFWTOTW

Well, to everyone’s great surprise it took until their fourth attempt, but finally the Ligue 1 giants have an away win! Yep, that’s right, Metz have now won on their travels, Gaëtan Bussmann’s first half goal followed by a strong last-ditch defensive display (and some refereeing help, after he ignored […]

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. […]