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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OL v PSG continues Le Feminisation du Football

Last week, representatives of the twelve Division 1 Feminine clubs met for two days of discussion of the challenges facing women’s football in France, with the intention that the FFF publishes a full policy paper in June in collaboration with the Institut de Formation du Football. This was “un état des lieux“, according to executive committee member Brigitte Henriques, looking at […]

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Lyon stunned by Spurs but Bordeaux fly the Ligue 1 flag

In the end it was a mixed Thursday night for the French sides in Europa League action. Two teams were reduced to one, but it could so easily have been both teams through to the next round. Moussa Dembele’s injury-time strike against Lyon levelled the scores on the night but gave Tottenham a 3-2 lead on aggregate and a match […]

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Tottenham 2 Lyon 1 – Europa League Report

Love hurts! After coming back from a goal down and looking for every passing minute that they could escape from London with an excellent away result, it was Gareth Bale’s delicious left foot that twice struck the decisive blow on a heart-breaking Valentine’s Day evening in London for Lyon.  This is the first time Les Gones have lost three games […]

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Tottenham v Lyon: Europa League Preview

Europa League football is back this midweek, and Theo Benneworth looks ahead to the Anglo-French clash between Spurs and Lyon. After a two-month break, European football nights are back to quench our thirst for club-level continental clashes. While Tuesday and Wednesday gave us a few sips of Champion’s League action, Thursday brings with it copious lashings of Europa League goodness […]

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OL Féminin: The Pride of Lyon

This weekend, Olympique Lyonnais’ women’s team defeated rivals Juvisy at the Stade de Gerland. Theo Benneworth was there to watch this latest success for the defending French and European Champions. The OL Men’s team may be flying high in Ligue 1 this season, and its success since the turn of the century has contributed enormously to putting French football on […]

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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

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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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