FFW Podcast : Win lose or draws

OM v ASSE

After a week out, Kris is joined by Jez and Phil to round up game 17, PSG’s Champions’ League campaign, Disneyland, the draw for the European knock-out rounds, some mild Coupe de la Ligue action, and what the hell is happening to Saint-Etienne right now. Lille were on a bit of an up after Marcelo Bielsa moved on, but are still in […]

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FFW Podcast : Midweek Football and Project Monaco

ASM v PSG

With a midweek round going on all around them, Kris is joined by Jez and Phil to discuss PSG’s increasing lead, Lyon’s increasing goal difference, Caen v Bordeaux, Ligue 2, and Project Monaco v3.0. There’s also a nod to Les Bleues’ recent matches, Bielsa in a cafe, early shouts for goalkeeper of the year, and Kris forgets what Jez is called again. […]

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FFW Podcast : Leaves on the Line

Fekir shirt tribute crop

After a day’s delay, with Kris out injured, Phil, Jez and Rich get together to discuss Amiens, Lille, Fekir, Nice, Monaco and the upcoming Breton Derby, before a large chunk of the pod is rendered redundant as Bielsa is “momentarily suspended” shortly after we finish recording. If you have any questions for next week, send them over on Twitter @FrenchFtWeekly, or leave a comment […]

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Can Bordeaux become Ligue 1 ‘Champions’?

Malcom

To Stéphane Martin, the idea of success was plain and specific. At the beginning of the new season  the former trader, now president of Bordeaux, was questioned on what his hopes were for the new campaign. “To be ‘Champions’,” he told L’Equipe. It was not, though, winning Ligue 1 that he making reference to. No, he knows that that spot […]

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FFW Podcast : Entertaining Rubbish

ASCO OL Marcelo red

It’s a bumper pod this week as the gang’s back together – Kris is nursing a back injury but is ploughing through with Jez, Rich and Phil to discuss all the Ligue 1 happenings, PSG squad choice, Monaco jitters, whether Ligue 1 is crap, France, Didier Deschamps, the Women’s Champions League, and why we are all here in the first place. Send […]

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Le50 2017 – Adam Ounas

Ounas GDB

Ligue 1 followers will be well aware by now that it is a league littered with young, ambitious and naturally gifted raw diamonds destined to be stars. Those three descriptions perfectly fit 20-year-old midfielder Adam Ounas. Despite talents such as Lyon’s Nabil Fekir and Nantes’ Amine Harit grabbing the headlines, Ounas – a product of the fabled Bordeaux academy – […]

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Le50 2017 – Valentín Vada

Vada GDB

Bordeaux’s ambitious Proyecto Crecer, an academy system located in Argentina, has, to date, yielded little in the way of concrete results. Emiliano Sala was a product of the programme, but never made much of an impact with Bordeaux, eventually being sold to Nantes after various loan spells. The project, a joint venture between Newell’s Old Boys and the French side, […]

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Le50 2017 – Enzo Crivelli

Crivelli SCB

Bastia finished the season bottom of the league, and joint-lowest scorers with only 29 goals – but they had on-loan striker Enzo Crivelli to thank for ten of them. Having scored six in his first full season for Bordeaux, this was a significant improvement in rather difficult circumstances. Nobody else on the Bastia roster came close – Gael Danic was […]

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