Timing is Key if Newcastle United Want Good Deal for Florian Thauvin

Timing is Key if Newcastle United Want Good Deal for Florian Thauvin

There are suggestions from both the French and English media this morning to suggest that Newcastle United are preparing a €15 million bid for Olympique de Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. It all began on Monday when La Provence reported that OM had received a bid for that amount for the 22-year-old former France under-21 international. Then early on Tuesday morning, Mark Douglas of The Chronicle reported that Thauvin is one of the favourites of Graham…

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Ligue 1 Stars Looking to Lift Under-21 European Championship

Ligue 1 Stars Looking to Lift Under-21 European Championship

On Tuesday evening the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championships begins in the Czech Republic and although France failed to qualify, it doesn’t mean there is a lack of Ligue 1 interest at the tournament. Out of the eight teams, there are five players representing the French top-flight, and we wish them all the best over the next few weeks. The Serbian national team will be representing Toulouse this summer, with both Aleksandar Pesic and Uros…

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Exclusive: Liverpool Target Simon Kjaer In No Rush to Move

Exclusive: Liverpool Target Simon Kjaer In No Rush to Move

Although the Ligue 1 season is over, many of the players are still on international duty before they can have a well-deserved break. Lille OSC’s Danish centre-back, Simon Kjaer, spoke to French Football Weekly before facing a double header with Denmark this week: “I am fit again after the injury that kept me out of our last game in Metz and ready to play both games for Denmark.” Finishing in eighth place and out of…

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Lyon Youngster Interesting Celtic and the Premier League

Lyon Youngster Interesting Celtic and the Premier League

Reports have emerged within the French press tonight that suggest Scottish champions Celtic and a host of English Premier League teams are interested in Olympique Lyonnais and Morocco under-23 international Fahd Moufi. According to sources at Foot Mercato, the 19-year-old right-back is also attracting attention from a number of Les Gones’ Ligue 1 rivals. The promising youth prospect is said to be hopeful of signing a first professional contract with his current club which would…

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain

AJ Auxerre make the journey from Burgundy to Paris on Saturday, hoping to upset the odds and stop Paris Saint-Germain winning an unprecedented treble. It is going to be tough, but here is Steve Wyss on how they get here, and who and what will be key to their success. To make the final of the Coupe de France is a great achievement for any Ligue 2 side, although some would argue that Auxerre have…

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Anthony Mounier: Montpellier’s Wanted Midfield Maestro

Anthony Mounier: Montpellier’s Wanted Midfield Maestro

On the 17th August 2014, the gates at the then newly-renovated Stade Vélodrome opened for the first-time, as Marcello Bielsa’s Marseille took the pitch in their first home game of the season. An air of expectation was almost tangible in the tribunes, where expectant Marseillaises were eager to see a first win in the new Bielsa era, against a travelling Montpellier outfit. However, just 18 minutes into the Argentine’s home debut as OM head coach, the…

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FFW 2014/15 Ligue 1 Team of the Year

FFW 2014/15 Ligue 1 Team of the Year

After handing out the individual awards, it’s time to reveal our 2014/15 Ligue 1 Team of the Year. The FFW writers all voted for their choices, the players with the most votes in each position were chosen for the team. Maxwell of Paris Saint-Germain, Andre-Pierre Gignac at Marseille and Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons all narrowly missed out on a place. Here is the 2014/15 FFW Ligue 1 Team of the Year:   GK: Anthony Lopes (Lyon)…

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2014/15 French Football Weekly Ligue 1 Awards

2014/15 French Football Weekly Ligue 1 Awards

The public votes have been counted and verified, the expert views of French Football Weekly’s crack team of writers have been included, and we are proud to reveal the 2014/15 Ligue 1 Award Winners. Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who ReTweeted a link for their favourites. Here is your Player, Young Player, Coach, Goalkeeper and Newcomer of the Year.   Thank you to everyone that has contributed in some way to French Football…

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