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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Gomis, Zlatan and Gignac Wallpapers

      Something we have been meaning to do for a while on FFW. Wallpapers for your computer/phone/tablet. We will create one for each Ligue 1 team before taking requests. Feedback is much appreciated. To save the full size click on the image twice. Any specific size requests please comment on this page. Let us know what you think.

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Gignac 2-2 Ibrahimovic as honours are shared in Le Classique


Another great weekend of football in Ligue 1, with a bumper 33 goals scored over the 10 matches – great for all Ligue 1-ophiles looking to spread the good word about the Championnat. Matchday 8 saw some great matches, and was a good week for, amongst others, Lille who grabbed their first win since the opening day, Reims who continued […]

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Classic Le Classiques: The best of OM v PSG


French football fans are well versed in the reasons why ‘le Classique’ is such an important event on the French football calendar but it is often forgotten that Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain are not traditional rivals. Instead, the intrigue behind this fixture has been built up over many years and a number of classic encounters between two of France’s most […]

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Le Classique: When two tribes go to war

We start the build up to this Sunday’s Le Classique with a debut piece by Theo Benneworth. A life-long Ipswich fan who lives in Lyon and writes for The Football Ramble, its a crazy combination for what could be a crazy match. This weekend, Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome plays host to the biggest match in world football. Ok, so that might […]

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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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