Interview: Marseille’s Joey Barton “I don’t want to play for any other football club”

After his successful “Walk to Lille” for charity, Andrew Gibney ended the journey with the promise of watching Lille OSC take on Olympique de Marseille at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole, to end an epic 10 days with a bang. What he didn’t plan on was to be sitting, on the morning of the game, in the Marseille team hotel waiting […]

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Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 32

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 32 Sunday 14 April LYON v TOULOUSE NICE v SOCHAUX LILLE v MARSEILLE Saturday 13 April EVIAN v RENNES BORDEAUX v MONTPELLIER LORIENT v BASTIA BREST v REIMS AJACCIO v NANCY TROYES v […]

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Le50 – 2013: The Best Young Players In France

Welcome to the 2nd edition of Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1991. The French Football Weekly team have spent the last few months deliberating and voting on who to include from a list of around 200 players. […]

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OM’s approach speaks volumes for their ambition

Guest writer Paul Mullaney takes a look at Marseille’s tactics against Lyon on Sunday and discusses the implications of their gameplan. Sunday’s ‘Olympico’ between OL and OM, currently second and third in the Ligue 1 table respectively behind runaway leaders PSG, was billed as ‘must-win’ if either side was to maintain slim hopes of challenging for the title. In reality, […]

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PSG v Marseille – Coupe de France LIVE

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JOIN FFW to watch the Last 16 clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille LIVE from the Parc des Princes. Can Joey Barton extract revenge on David Beckham or will Golden Balls himself make it two wins from two against PSG’s biggest rivals? Kick off is 19:55 UK time. Make sure to tune in and let us know what you think […]

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Sensible moves within Ligue 1 the way forward

Now that the transfer window has finally slammed shut and we can concentrate on matters on the pitch,¬†Matthew Richards looks at the business done within Ligue 1 in the last month, and it’s not all doom and gloom. The January transfer window was its usual manic self; rumours, agents, ‘Arry in a Land Rover, all the ingredients were there to […]

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