FFW Pod – Trollcams and Real Talk

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This week there’s a full complement at FFW towers as Kris is joined by Jez, Phil and Rich, which involves a level of organisation equivalent to herding cats with a stick and/or the OL defence under pressure. The team rounds up Saint-Etienne 2 – 2 Marseille, Monaco’s big win at Angers, PSG’s upcoming match against Real Madrid, and OL’s troubles against Rennes. Also, questions, […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – Grenoble v RC Strasbourg

CDF 2018

The final tie of this Round of 16 has the potential for seeing another Coupe de France upset as National high-fliers Grenoble host Ligue 1’s Strasbourg. Both teams share a similarish recent back story, having plummeted from Ligue 1 status down the French football pyramid. But both are on their way back, albeit at different stages in their resurrections, and […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – FC Chambly Oise v US Granville

CDF 2018

Considering that we are now at the business end of the Coupe de France, it is rare to find a third-tier team cast as the nasty giant, but that is the role in which National outfit Chambly find themselves, as they host fourth-tier giant-slayers Granville. Chambly currently sit 11th in the National, although the tight nature of the division means […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – Montpellier HSC v Olympique Lyonnais

CDF 2018

Montpellier meet Lyon in the round of 16 of a domestic cup competition, why it’s déjà-vu all over again! When the pair met in the Coupe de la Ligue huitiemes at Mosson in December, the home side scampered to a comfortable 4-1 win albeit it against a relatively understrength OL side. The likelihood of lightning striking twice is an intriguing […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – RC Lens v Troyes

CDF 2018

One question when discussing cup competitions is, when is an upset not an upset? Despite being a division apart, it would not be a surprise to see Ligue 2’s RC Lens defeat Ligue 1’s Troyes in this one – which is backed up by the bookmakers. RC Lens are three-time finalists, in 1948, 1975, and 1998, which they lost 2-1 […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – FC Metz v SM Caen

CDF 2018

If you happened to see any pigs flying around this weekend, it wouldn’t necessarily be the strangest sight around – Metz and Caen both scored three goals in the same weekend! The two lowest-scoring teams (Caen still are, Metz have now overtaken a couple of others) in Ligue 1 warmed up for their Coupe de France Round of 16 tie […]

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Coupe de France 8emes – FC Sochaux v PSG

CDF 2018

The Coupe de France is famed not just for magic, but for history, and in this match in the 101st edition, two former winners face off. There’s a big difference in scale, however – Ligue 2’s Sochaux have two trophies, from 1937 and 2007, while PSG are the big guns of the competition with a record eleven, including the last […]

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Coupe de France 8emes : Schedule

CDF 2018

The 101st Coupe De France is down to the last 16, and as ever, there are still some smaller teams in it. Granville from the fourth tier are on a difficult-to-handle nothing-to-lose run, and are away at third-tier Chambly – a doable game for the National 2 side, but maybe not the starry match-up they were hoping for. As well as Chambly, other […]

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