France in Europe – Group Round-Up

Neymar Mbappe

After the international break, this week sees the start of the group stages of the Champions and Europa Leagues. As ever, the draw is the time for fans to start planning tricky mid-week away trips and panicking about squad-depth after the close of the transfer window. Also, as is traditional for the French teams, qualifying saw mixed results as Nice failed to […]

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Le50 2017 – Thomas Lemar

Lemar ASM

Thomas Lemar may go down as one of the unluckiest youngsters to have emerged in France over recent times. Were it not for the explosive arrivals of Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe, Lemar would have almost certainly been awarded back-to-back Ligue 1 Best Young Player of the Season awards. Unfortunately for the Monaco wideman, he’ll have to settle for being […]

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France in Europe 2017

European Destinations 2017

It’s the Champions’ League final today – which sadly will not feature a French participant. Similarly in the Europa League, a French team reached the semi-final – but went no further. However – how far did the French teams actually go, in European competition this season? Our attention was drawn to this cool infographic (see below) that rounded up the […]

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Champions League Preview : Juventus v AS Monaco

ASM lose to Juve

Monaco head to Turin seeking to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg against Juventus, to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2004. While they rebounded nicely to win at Nancy at the weekend, keeping their sights firmly on the Ligue 1 title, the league-leaders must surely have been disappointed with their 2-0 loss at […]

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Champions League Preview : AS Monaco v Juventus

ASM beat BVB

In the opinion of many, Monaco being drawn against Juventus represented a worst-case scenario for Leonardo Jardim’s effervescent side. The Italian champions had topped a tricky group containing Sevilla and Lyon, and haven’t conceded in the competition since November, a run of nearly 500 minutes. In addition to a very solid defence, in Paulo Dybala Juventus have, like Monaco, a […]

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FFW Pod : The Ligue 1 End is Near

PSG CDF SF

Phil, Jeremy and Rich look back over a couple of interesting weeks in French football and forward to a very interesting end of the season. Can Monaco hold on, given their brutal schedule to the end of season? What are the egregious omissions in the nominations for the UNFP awards? Where’s a good place to buy furniture? And who’s getting relegated? The podcast […]

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