Archive for category: AC Ajaccio

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

With five games to go (mostly) in the Premier League, 13th to 20th are separated by 9 points and while there is a five point span between safety / not-safety, there are five games in hand and managerial moves to consider, so things are, if not still up in the […]

Coupe de France: AC Ajaccio v SM Caen

Coupe de France: AC Ajaccio v SM Caen

Here is the tale of two teams who could very well meet up this summer on their transition between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. While top-flight strugglers Ajaccio stand at the bottom of Ligue 1 with only nine points in 21 games, Caen remain well positioned in the race for […]

Coupe de France: Quimperle FC vs. AC Ajaccio

Six divisions separate Ligue 1’s AC Ajaccio and Brittany’s Quimperle FC of the local Division Superieure Elite’s Group A when they meet on Sunday in the Coupe de France’s round of 64. The Corsicans will be grateful for the draw as it offers them some respite from a miserable campaign […]

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

  Ajaccio haven’t had a good season so far and on current form are heading towards relegation. They seemed to lose their ‘Corsican toughness’ under the management of Fabrizio Ravanelli. It’s up to the new coaching staff and certain players to re-find this edge. One of the individuals who could […]

AC Ajaccio v SC Bastia – Preview Infograph

AC Ajaccio v SC Bastia – Preview Infograph

We are happy to welcome Cristian Liberum to French Football Weekly. He will be bringing another new dimension to the FFW website and infographics like this will become a new feature on the site. We hope you enjoy.

Arrivederci Ajaccio – Ravanelli Unravels

Arrivederci Ajaccio – Ravanelli Unravels

Eric Hely was the first managerial casualty of the season, falling on his sword after Sochaux’s 5-1 defeat at Guingamp, and Daniel Sanchez was removed from the bench of Valenciennes shortly afterwards; now Fabrizio Ravanelli has been sacked, after an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat for Ajaccio to Valenciennes (now under […]

Salim Arrache: Don’t call it a comeback, not quite yet

Salim Arrache: Don’t call it a comeback, not quite yet

A decade ago, Le Racing Club de Strasbourg looked a proper Ligue 1 side. The Alsatians had a resident veteran in Mickael Pagis; a feared centre-half in Cedric Kante; a supernova who was well on his way to paving a remarkable career in Mamadou Niang; and, a fruitful academy that […]

Guillermo Ochoa: An outcast on the island of Corsica

Guillermo Ochoa: An outcast on the island of Corsica

Since his arrival in Ligue 1 in 2011, the most commonly asked questions when discussing Guillermo Ochoa and Ajaccio have been ‘how did they sign him?’ and ‘why is he still there?’ The former has been well documented since Mexican television company Televisa parked him there two years ago. But […]