Mathieu Debuchy: Newcastle United finally get their man

All good things must come to an end. Nineteen years after signing a youth contract at Lille from local club Fretin, the time has come for Mathieu Debuchy to leave his boyhood club and swap northern France for the North-East of England. The 27-year old joins up with good friend and former teammate Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle United for what […]

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Gignac 2-2 Ibrahimovic as honours are shared in Le Classique

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Another great weekend of football in Ligue 1, with a bumper 33 goals scored over the 10 matches – great for all Ligue 1-ophiles looking to spread the good word about the Championnat. Matchday 8 saw some great matches, and was a good week for, amongst others, Lille who grabbed their first win since the opening day, Reims who continued […]

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Michel Bastos: What a way to say goodbye

Time again to re-cap the action in Ligue 1 this week. From seven away wins last week there were none this week. Only 20 g0als over the three days of action but from cracking games none the less. Lille opened the Grand Stade Lille Metropole with a 1-1 draw with Nancy. New boys Bastia made it two wins from two […]

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Martin, Fofana and Bosetti sparkle in the French sunshine

After a great weekend away in Lille  I wanted to put down my thoughts on the two games I watched live and the players that caught my eye. I don’t think Lille could have asked for a better stadium to play football in, just a magnificent arena. Was also really good to see the atmosphere in the city before the […]

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There’s no place like home: LOSC v Nancy

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I never had the pleasure of watching Lille in the old Stade Grimonprez-Jooris. The year I started watching was the year they moved to the “temporary” Stade Lille Metropole” – eight years later the day had finally come for Lille to welcome everyone to their new home. AS Nancy were the visitors as the Grand Stade Lille Metropole opened to […]

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Benoit Pedretti’s late goal steals all three points for Lille

There we have it, the first weekend in Ligue 1 is in the books. We had 25 goals, six sending off, four goals in the 90th minute and quite amazingly only one home team picked up a victory. Now instead of the normal review that most sites do, we want to do things a little different this season. We won’t […]

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2012/13 Ligue 1 Previews

FFW PRESENTS OUR 2012/2013 LIGUE 1 PREVIEWS The brand new Ligue 1 season is upon us. On Friday night Montpellier take on Toulouse and get the new season underway. Now to lauch the new season we have got together some of the best Ligue 1 writers and put together previews for all twenty Ligue 1 sides. So either click the […]

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