Coupe de France 16emes : Montpellier HSC v FC Lorient

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Two former winners face off in this as Montpellier, seventh in Ligue 1, welcome FC Lorient, sixth in Ligue 2. Lorient won in 2002, beating SC Bastia 1-0 after knocking out (amongst others) Rennes, PSG, and Nimes. Prankster Remi Gaillard got himself on the pitch – and into the final’s wikipedia page – after disguising himself as a player, joining […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Angers SCO v FCL Lorient

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Firmly in the ‘need this fixture like a hole in the head’ category are Angers, 19th in Ligue 1 – the lanterne ambre? – and yet to win a home game in the league. What looked at the start of the season like a more positive and creative approach from manager Stephane Moulins has turned out to be not so […]

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Coupe De France 8emes – Tuesday – CA Bastia v Angers, Frejus v Auxerre, Bordeaux v Lorient

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The round of sixteen crashes into view with some interesting fixtures but also not the draw we might have hoped for, as the minnows are all at home against higher opposition. However, with several of the higher-ups in a slightly awkward situation league-wise, there could still be some upsets in store. Today there are three fixtures, including a couple of minnows facing […]

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Relegation Summation

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Whilst most of the recent Ligue 1 talk has been about the exciting battle at the top of the table, itself something of a welcome and long overdue return, an equally exciting scrap is developing towards the danger end of le classement. With the bottom two facing automatic relegation, the team finishing in 18th place will go into a play-off against […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Sunday Part I

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The epic five part 32emes, directed by Peter Jackson, continues this afternoon with part IV: A Faint Hope, featuring six matches, including two all-Ligue 1 clashes, a historical grudge match, and a reorganisation from yesterday. These matches are available on France 3 for French IPs, with TFC v OM the headline match but the others available online and also by region on TV. […]

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Coupe de la Ligue – Wednesday Preview

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As we wait for the European teams to get involved, the seiziemes are again the dixiemes in the Coupe de la Ligue, with a cast of fourteen Ligue 1 teams joining four from Ligue 2 and two from National over a midweek bonus round. Chateauroux v Girondins de Bordeaux – 18.45 CEST (Canal+ Sport) One of only two third-tier teams left in […]

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Ligue 1 Betting: Week 10 – PSG vs Marseille, Nantes vs Rennes, Monaco vs Montpellier

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Every matchday the FFW team of Andrew, Jeremy, Philippa and Rich will each pick a game where they believe both teams will score, and an anytime scorer. SPONSORS….THIS COULD BE YOUR FEATURE Let’s look at how the team did in Week 9… The team (well most of them…) regained a little collective pride with a much better showing this week – […]

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XI LIGUE 1 Players Your Club Needs This Summer

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With European sides now regularly scouting Ligue 1 for players to sign, Rich Allen has put together an XI of players whom clubs may want to take a closer look at this summer. Steve Mandanda – Goalkeeper – Marseille Steve Mandanda has been a loyal servant and beyond for Marseille since he joined initially on loan in 2007. Time and again […]

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