The Busiest in Europe: Ligue 1’s Departure Lounge XI

Departure Lounge

There’s still a way to go yet, but a wealth of talent has already departed Ligue 1. As if to underline the fact that France is a selling league, trying to select an XI of Ligue 1 immigrants turned out to be rather difficult, so we’ve run the rule over the list and picked out our favourites, with some honourable mentions as well. […]

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Antoine Griezmann: France’s Most In-Form Striker


Atlético Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann may just be the in-form player in La Liga at the moment. On Saturday, the Mâcon-born France international extended his recent run of scoring to a remarkable 8 in 7 as he netted a brace in the Vicente Calderon side’s routine 3-0 win against struggling Elche. The former Real Sociedad star now holds the record […]

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Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet


Max Quelch-Woolls covers Ligue 2 for Football Radar – so when Juventus agreed to buy Clément Lenglet from AS Nancy we thought we’d ask him just what sort of player the Italians were signing. Juventus know a thing or two about nurturing French footballing talent and the club has boasted several of Les Bleus’ finest players over the years. Legends […]

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Why Patrice Evra Deserves Place In Current France Squad


Ever since the 2010 World Cup, Patrice Evra has divided the French public. Adam Digby, author of “Juventus: A History in Black and White” tells us why the left-back continues to deserve a place in France’s squad heading towards the 2016 European Championships. Putting aside their wonderful performance against Borussia Dortmund, the last three domestic fixtures contested by Juventus have […]

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Interview: Chelsea’s Goalkeeping Coach Christophe Lollichon


Christophe Lollichon knows Chelsea FC off by heart – so well that he has served under eight managers in eight years. In a recent interview with our friends at (FFW’s mirror image – covering English football in French!) he looked back on his past, his relationship with Petr Cech, that text message received one Saturday at Rennes, Kurt Zouma and […]

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What Will Former France Captain Bring to Charlton Athletic


Championship side Charlton Athletic have completed the signing of former France national team captain, Alou Diarra, on a short-term contract. The 33 year old defensive midfielder has been without a club following his release from West Ham United at the end of last season and has moved across London to join Guy Luzon’s team until the end of this season. […]

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Former Arsenal Star: I Can Be a Bit of a Dick Sometimes


There are few players in French football today who are able to divide opinion like Samir Nasri. A misunderstood genius to some; a trouble-maker, incapable of showing accountability for his actions to others. Loved then hated by Arsenal fans; from great white hope to great white elephant for France fans. Performing (intermittently) well enough for Manchester City to earn another France […]

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Former Newcastle United Winger: Bobby Robson Was A Second Father


From 2001 to 2005, Laurent Robert lit up the left wing of St James’ Park, putting in several memorable displays for Newcastle United and scoring 32 goals, many of which were spectacular and fully deserving of their own youtube compliation. After falling out with Graham Souness, the Réunion-born winger moved on to pastures new, but in extracts from an interview […]

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