Archive for category: OGC Nice

PREVIEW: Nice v Saint-Etienne – Week 18

PREVIEW: Nice v Saint-Etienne – Week 18

Sunday’s Ligue 1 action kicks off at the Allianz Riviera as Claude Puel’s Nice host high-flying Saint-Etienne. After their fantastic 3-0 win over rivals Lyon, Les Verts are one of the in-form teams in the league right now, but will travel to the south of France after their defeat to Dnipro […]

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

So, game 12. After the Olympico last round, and looking forward to the Classico in the next, there is maybe not a stand-out match in this round. It feels a bit like everyone is waiting for the cymbals to clash and the trumpets to blare at the Parc des Princes next […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Every week FFW will bring you Five reasons to watch Ligue 1 this weekend. Return of the Mak The early game on Saturday afternoon sees new Bastia manager Claude  Makelele return to Paris to take on champions PSG. When Makelele left Chelsea in 2008 he joined PSG and played with […]

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for […]

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

Forget Brazil 2014: The Alternative World Cup

While most of the footballing world turns its eyes toward Brazil, Östersund, in the north of Sweden, is taking a breath after a frenzied week spent hosting a very different event: the first ever ConIFA World Football Cup. ConIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is not yet a year […]

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

David Ospina: Colombia’s Secret Weapon

Any attention being paid to the Colombian camp at the moment is quite rightly focused on the heartbreak of iconic striker Radamel Falcao, who lost his long fight to recover from ACL surgery and was recently cut from the squad. Even without El Tigre, though, anyone who writes Colombia off […]

OGC Nice: 2013/14 Season Review

OGC Nice: 2013/14 Season Review

Among Nice fans, the primary sentiment when the season came to a close was relief – relief that, finally, it was over. This season in which Nice finished 17th and secured its joint lowest points total since returning to Ligue 1 in 2002; this season in which Nice lost seven […]

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 […]