Antoine Griezmann: France’s Most In-Form Striker

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 for the most goals scored by a Frenchman in a single La Liga season: Griezmann’s…

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Continuing Juventus French Connection: Clément Lenglet

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 of yesteryear such as Michel Platini, Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Lilian Thuram…

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Why Patrice Evra Deserves Place In Current France Squad

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 each ended with the Bianconeri winning by a 1-0 scoreline. Sassuolo, Palermo and Genoa have…

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Interview: Chelsea’s Goalkeeping Coach Christophe Lollichon

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 Offside.fr (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 the role of the goalkeeper. In a no holds barred interview! (translation by @jeremysmith98) Offside!…

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What Will Former France Captain Bring to Charlton Athletic

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. The defender was previously on Bayern Munich’s and Liverpool’s books before going on to represent…

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

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 call up, only to disappoint when swapping sky blue for Bleu. Nasri’s international career now…

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Former Newcastle United Winger: Bobby Robson Was A Second Father

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 this week with L’Equipe, it is clear that he still has strong memories of the…

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From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

From Marseille to Moscow: The success of Mathieu Valbuena

When Mathieu Valbuena left Ligue 1 for Russian side Dynamo Moscow, there was a worry that it was a bad move for the 29-year-old midfielder. He had just come off the back of a wonderful World Cup campaign in Brazil, the football world was left baffled as to why no bigger clubs had made a move. There is always the worry that his career would take a dive and he’d end up back in France…

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