Preview: Saint-Malo vs GFC Ajaccio – Coupe de France


As we get towards the business end of the tournament, just one round from the quarter finals, there still remains an impressive contingent from the 4th and 5th tiers. One of those is Saint-Malo who have had a strong run so far and now come up against top-flight opposition in the shape of Gazelec Ajaccio. After seeing off sides from […]

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Ligue 1 Week 22 – Preview + Predictions


Ligue 1 continues to be as unpredictable as ever (but we try): just eight points separate Monaco in second from Nantes in 11th. Any team that can put together a string of results has a chance to qualify for European football. Angers will try again to shut out Paris Saint-Germain, giving the teams below a chance to close the gap. Monaco […]

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Ligue 1: Week 20 – Preview + Predictions


Ligue 1 is back following the winter break and the Coupe de France and, despite Paris Saint-Germain’s, 19-point lead at the top, we couldn’t be more excited for its return. Lyon open their brand new stadium against Troyes, Marseille will try to win at home against Guingamp and Lille boss Frederic Antonetti faces his old side Nice at the Stade […]

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The Rise and Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio

Larbi Gaz

This December, a quick glance at the league tables in the top divisions in Europe paints a somewhat surprising picture. Leicester City, bottom of the Premier League at Christmas last year sit at the summit. Watford, promoted from the Championship are in seventh, ahead of Merseyside rivals Everton & Liverpool. In Germany, Hertha Berlin sit in third during the winter break. […]

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Gazelec Minnows Keeping the Ligue 1 Fairytale Alive


To paraphrase an old cliché, Ligue 1 victories are like London buses – you wait 105 years for one, and then four come along at once! OK, perhaps stretching as far back as GFC Ajaccio’s formation is a little extreme. However, heading into their home match against in-form Nice on 24 October, two and a half months into their inaugural […]

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Ligue 1: Week 15 – Preview + Predictions


Ligue 1 moves into the 15th week of action and the table is as unpredictable is ever. Lyon sit second, 13 points behind Paris Saint-Germain, but only 11 points ahead of Bastia in 18th. As Gazelec Ajaccio have shown, if you can put together a run of results, you can rapidly climb up the table. That will give hope to […]

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Ligue 1: Week 13 Preview + Predictions


There has been more talk off the field that on it this week. Everyone loves a scandal, but here at FFW we prefer to stick to the football. Angers kick off proceedings with a tough test against Rennes, Caen will hope to stop the slide at home to Guingamp and then we end things with the last ever derby at […]

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What is Behind the Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio?


In what has been a fairly unremarkable Ligue 2 season, there is one team that everyone keeps talking about. Despite being written off at the start of the campaign, GFC Ajaccio are extraordinarily still inside the promotion places, seemingly with a good chance of making it all the way up to the top flight. In terms of results, it’s been […]

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