Michel Bastos: What a way to say goodbye

Time again to re-cap the action in Ligue 1 this week. From seven away wins last week there were none this week. Only 20 g0als over the three days of action but from cracking games none the less. Lille opened the Grand Stade Lille Metropole with a 1-1 draw with Nancy. New boys Bastia made it two wins from two […]

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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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The kits of Ligue 1: Part One

We are now only 11 days away from the new Ligue 1 season kicking off and we begin our previews by bringing you the kit you will be watching the teams wear throughout the season. First of all above is the new Ligue 1 ball, celebrating the 80th anniversary of professional football in France, the new adidas ball pays homage […]

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Hugo Lloris the hero for Lyon as they lift the Trophee des Champions

Lyon lifted the first cup of the season with a penalty shoot-out win over the French Champions Montpellier after the Trophee des Champions finished 2-2 in New York City. After Alexandre Lacazette missed a gilt edged chance to win the game late on it was goalkeeper Hugo Lloris who stepped up to be the hero saving two penalties as Lyon […]

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Destination Angleterre for Lloris?

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has drawn interest from a number of clubs this summer.  In previous years, links to the French number one may have been brushed off but this year is different.  With Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas looking to balance the books at the club after years of overspending, this may be the year Hugo Lloris finally departs. Lloris […]

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“There’s only one Juninho!” – Juninho Pernambucano

Lyon Juninho

When discussing Lyon’s successes in the 2000s, it is difficult not to mention the talents of Brazilian midfielder Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, better known as Juninho Pernambucano.  The midfielder certainly played a big part in the successes of the club, participating in eight seasons with the French giants and winning the league title in seven of those seasons.  Overall […]

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