There’s no place like home: LOSC v Nancy


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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The kits of Ligue 1: Part One

We are now only 11 days away from the new Ligue 1 season kicking off and we begin our previews by bringing you the kit you will be watching the teams wear throughout the season. First of all above is the new Ligue 1 ball, celebrating the 80th anniversary of professional football in France, the new adidas ball pays homage […]

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Lille LOSC: The start of a new chapter in northern France

News came through around Monday lunchtime that Lille had agreed a fee with Ligue 1 new boys Troyes for full-back Djibril Sidibé. The move all but confirms the departure of Mathieu Debuchy, most likely to Premier League side Newcastle United. Having been part of the club for nearly 20 years, the move signals the end of an era, not just […]

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PSG Grab The Headlines: Ligue 1 Centre Of Smart Business?

BOOM! So it happened. Paris Saint-Germain finally landed the big-name superstar signing they have been threatening to bring in ever since QSI arrived in France’s capital last summer and in Zlatan Ibrahimović they have a world-class footballer whose reputation transcends European football. ‘Ibra’ is a world-recognised name and the 30-year old Swedish international captain is the biggest star to have […]

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Lille sign potential new Belgian star Dorian Klonaridis


Today Lille OSC announced their second signing of the summer, and after the €10 million paid for Marvin Martin the latest move seems something of a bargain. Viktor Klonaridis from AEK Athens has signed for a fee of around €800,000. We spoke to Greek football expert Kostas Xydias about the Belgian born winger who Rudi Garcia was very keen in adding […]

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