Eight Kids-a-playing: Maxime Gonalons

8 - Maxime Gonalons

If you can imagine Lyon as the Christmas sleigh (stay with me on this), you have the likes of Yoann Gourcuff, Clement Grenier and Bafetimbi Gomis as the reindeer, erratic but for the steady leadership and direction given to them by their leader, good old Father Christmas! Step forward Santa Gonalons! Maxime Gonalons, the captain of Les Gones, has recently […]

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Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

Montanier at Rennes

We are now 6 games into the Phillipe Montanier era at Stade Rennais.  Have things changed?  Is it a happy camp?  Have the demons been banished?  Let’s take a look. A lot has already been said about just how woefully last season finished for Rennes.  Heads were down, confidence was low and performances on the pitch were poor.  In the […]

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France 1998, Turkey 2013 – 15 years, 2 World Cups

On Saturday evening, the French Under-20 team achieved World Cup glory in Istanbul. This victory came exactly 15 years and a day after the full squad secured France’s biggest footballing triumph at the Stade de France.  This allows us to celebrate this anniversary with a look back at a memorable 1998 World Cup. Going into the tournament, France had a […]

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Ligue 1 and FFW need your support for the new season

Are you interested in watching some of the best players in the world?  Do you want to see a league where competitive matches are played week-in, week-out?  Were you a fan of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry or Eric Cantona and want to explore the League that produced them? If so, then we at French Football Weekly invite you to join […]

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The biggest Rennes-igma in Brittany


So what exactly is it with Stade Rennais? On the face of it, everything is in place for a successful club. A billionaire owner, premier club in the region, financially sound, an excellent stadium, and arguably the best youth set-up in France and possibly Europe. Despite all this, year after year, season after season, the fans witness the same story […]

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