Le50 2017 – Martin Terrier

Terrier LOSC

Nearly every six-year-old kid, when they pull on their boots and begin kicking a ball, dreams of making it all the way to the very top. For Lille’s Martin Terrier, that became a reality while playing for SC Bailleul. Recruiters from LOSC were standing on the touchline when the little midfielder apparently went on a mazy run. There and then […]

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Le50 2017 – Yves Bissouma

Bissouma LOSC

“We continue to invest in the future while not forgetting the present.” The words of Lille CEO Marc Ingla when they presented Yves Bissouma with a new contract, keeping the Malian international midfielder at the northern club until 2021. It’s a huge vote of confidence for the 20-year-old who only started five games in Ligue 1 this season; but it’s […]

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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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Coupe de France Quarter-Final : AS Monaco v Lille OSC

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So after Saturday night’s limp Coupe de la Ligue final display, questions have finally been raised against high-flying Monaco. Leonardo Jardim takes his side into an immediate test on Tuesday night as they play host to a, whisper it, slowly improving Lille. It came as something of a surprise to see Monaco so comprehensively outplayed as PSG romped to league […]

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Coupe De France 8emes – Thursday – Bergerac v Lille

Bergerac v Lille CDF

So far, there’s been a big cupset as CFA side Frejus Saint-Raphael beat Ligue 2’s Auxerre 2-0 with goals from Neupoc Mendy and Karim Tlili; also, National side Avranches beat Ligue 2’s Strasbourg on penalties. It looked like Strasbourg would prevail after an injury time equaliser from Vincent Gragnic cancelled out Christopher Mayulu’s opener, but the home side held out, eventually […]

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FFW Podcast : wow PSG

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Phil, Jeremy and Rich look back on PSG’s 4-0 win over Barcelona – Barcelona – in the Champions League, review the last three rounds of Ligue 1 and look ahead to the Europa League and the next league round. The podcast is available on… SOUNDCLOUD

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part I

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After last night’s aperitif, featuring two mild cupsets as Les Herbiers and Avranches both saw off Ligue 2 opponents, and one par-for-the-course win for Monaco, we move on to the first course of this year’s Coupe de France Round of 64 this afternoon. There are ten ties, featuring teams from the top six tiers of France’s footballing pyramid from Ligue […]

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