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 […]
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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.
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 […]
The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]
After a winless preseason and a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Lyon during the opening weekend, Nice welcomed Rennes to the Stade du Ray badly in need of a positive performance. Though fans were banned due to their use of flares during the final home match last season, Nice […]
If the title is a forgone conclusion then the chase for European football couldn’t be any more different. The final Europa League places weren’t decided until the last 20 minutes of the season and it looks like we could be in for a similar rollercoaster ride this season. These six […]
Anyone who tells you they expected this from Nice is lying. There were reasons for hope, yes – a Coupe Gambardella title, a new coach with a track record of success, and some young promise amid the usual flurry of bargain basement transfers – but no one could have guessed […]