Valenciennes humble league leaders Marseille

It has been yet another magical weekend in Ligue 1. 22 goals, unbeaten records smashed and managers earning a stay of execution, what else could you want….good goals? Well we’ve got them too. Frederic Antonetti had three games to have his job at Rennes and on Friday night he made it three from three when his side heaped more misery […]

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Stephane M’Bia adds power and ambition to the QPR squad

Arguably, its Joey Barton who is the more high profile transfer in this QPR-OM switch, but going in the other direction is the highly rated Stephane M’Bia. Everyone knows a lot about and has an opinion about Barton, but the Cameroonian is perhaps more of an unknown to a lot of people. So to EPL fans, especially those of QPR […]

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Marseille’s NextGen gunned down by Arsenal, but Stambouli remains positive


A little under a year ago, Arsenal hosted Marseille at the Emirates Stadium in a Champions League group stage clash. The teams played out a drab 0-0 draw, and one of the few highlights was watching youngsters such as Nicolas Nkoulou show the skills and assurance to confirm that they belong at that level. Ten months down the line and […]

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Joey Barton: Marseille bound – From Loftus to the Velodrome

There are times when you know what you are reading or hearing is the work of fiction but there are some stories that really make you wonder and even turn into reality. If you’d told me a few weeks ago that Joey Barton would be moving to Marseille on loan I would have laughed at you. The controversial midfielder who […]

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Azpilicueta plays on for Marseille despite Chelsea interest

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After already crossing the Channel once this summer to sign Lille’s star midfielder Eden Hazard, Chelsea are strongly rumoured to be about to dip into the Ligue 1 talent pool again, this time to pick up the services of Marseille’s right back Cesar Azpilicueta. The young defender, who will turn 23 later this month, arrived at the Stade Velodrome in […]

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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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Elie Baup: Marseille’s New Boss Facing Hard Times

If Didier Deschamps leaving the Stade Vélodrome had been on the cards for a while and was not a huge surprise for OM fans, then the club’s fast appointment of Élie Baup as Deschamps’ successor must have been a big surprise. OM toiled through last season finishing in 10th place despite starting the season as one of the favourites for […]

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