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10.8.12 MHSC v TFC

So, that happened. The first match of the 2012/13 Ligue 1 season, the grand event, reigning champions Montpellier at home to Toulouse, was a strange affair. Outside the ground, there was the usual hustle, people eating and drinking in the fanzone, a trail of blue and orange shirts making their way to the ground, a banner, hung on some railings, […]

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Heartbroken Toulouse fans suffering from Casanova charm

On Friday night we welcome the return of Ligue 1 and what better way to kick it off than by watching Champions Montpellier take on fellow southerners Toulouse. The Stade de la Mosson will be bathed in late evening sunshine to see a new-look Montpellier side face up to Alain Casanova’s depleted outfit. After finishing the season poorly with only […]

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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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Hugo Lloris the hero for Lyon as they lift the Trophee des Champions

Lyon lifted the first cup of the season with a penalty shoot-out win over the French Champions Montpellier after the Trophee des Champions finished 2-2 in New York City. After Alexandre Lacazette missed a gilt edged chance to win the game late on it was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who stepped up to be the hero saving two penalties as Lyon […]

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Sporting Kansas City welcome Montpellier to the The Cauldron

On Tuesday night French champions Montpellier opened their American tour with a 3-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City. Gaetan Charbonnier opened the scoring with his first goal for his new club and in the second half Argentine striker Emanuel Herrera added two more goals to his pre-season account. Although it was against a second string Sporting side Rene Girard would […]

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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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Emanuel Herrera heir to the Giroud throne


Montpellier continued to improve their squad for the new season today with the signing of 25-year old Argentine striker Emanuel Herrera. Joining for a few reported to be around €2 to 3 million he becomes Montpellier’s fourth signing and of course takes the instant tag of Olivier Giroud’s replacement. Herrera arrives from Chilean club Unión Española who finished 5th in […]

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