Archive for category: OGC Nice

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

The fact that Kévin Gomis started 11 matches for Nice this season (nine of them in Ligue 1) speaks perhaps more to the fragility of the club’s first-choice central defenders than it does Claude Puel’s faith in Gomis. In fact, Gomis sat fourth in the club’s centre-back pecking order, behind […]

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

Coupe de France: Olympique de Marseille v Nice

The round of 32 draw has given us the second Derby de la Cote d’Azur of the season between Marseille and Nice.  Having both knocked out Ligue 1 opposition in the previous round, the south coast clubs will be eager to claim the win – and with both sitting outside […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Unless things improve drastically in the last two league matches of the year, the chances are that there will not be much Christmas cheer at the Allianz Riviera Noël party. Despite the optimism at the start of the season, with a shiny new stadium about to open, last year’s surprise […]

Ode to a Colombian Keeper – David Ospina

Ode to a Colombian Keeper – David Ospina

David Ospina arrived at Nice in the summer of 2008, a shy Colombian who didn’t speak a word of French but was expected to replace local hero Hugo Lloris, who had recently departed for the richer, higher-profile pastures of Lyon. When the deal was made official, I texted a Colombian […]

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Gavin Dobson is a very lucky man. He was in attendance to watch Nice v Montpellier – the final ever game to be played at the legendary Stade du Ray. And now he gets to appear on the pages of FFW. We hope you enjoy Gavin’s pictures.

Stade du Ray: Saying goodbye to family and hello to a new era

Stade du Ray: Saying goodbye to family and hello to a new era

  OGC Nice played their last ever game at the Stade du Ray on Sunday. The club have called it home since 1927 and after four renovations it was time to say goodbye. Their next home game, against Valenciennes, will be played at the new and very impressive Allianz Riviera, but for […]