Archive for category: Ligue 1

Brandao’d for life! PSG seek life sentence for headbutt on Motta

Brandao’d for life! PSG seek life sentence for headbutt on Motta

  We’ve all seen the footage by now. After PSG’s 2-0 win over SC Bastia in the 2eme Journée, in which Ibrahimovic struggled off early with a muscle injury, Brandao hovered in the players’ tunnel until he saw Thiago Motta, went over, headbutted him, and then scampered away ‘like a […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Every week FFW will bring you Five reasons to watch Ligue 1 this weekend. Return of the Mak The early game on Saturday afternoon sees new Bastia manager Claude  Makelele return to Paris to take on champions PSG. When Makelele left Chelsea in 2008 he joined PSG and played with […]

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

Ligue 1 is back in full-swing and already we have some interesting narratives that are going to develop as the season continues. On Saturday two of the league’s most interesting sides meet in what could be an excellent and compelling battle. Lyon travel to the Stade Municipal to take on […]

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

As Matt LeBlanc found out in his pre-Friends days, the best things come to those who wait. And after a seemingly interminable 83 days, with pretty much only meaningless football played in between, Ligue 1 has come back with a vengeance, a fantastic, goal-laden weekend’s football opening the new campaign. […]

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Following a summer that much of French football spent busy with tribunal hearings rather than transfer dealings, three lengthy administrative sagas look – look – to have been sorted out. We’d say ‘and not a moment too soon’ but things actually kicked off last week, causing something of a headache for Steve […]

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

2014/15 Ligue 1 Season Preview

It’s here! We are only days away from the start of the 2014/15 Ligue 1 season. This is set to be one of the best seasons in recent years. Paris Saint-Germain may be miles away from the competition, but it’s the 19 teams behind the champions that will scrap for […]

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

Emmanuel has many Rivières to cross to succeed at Newcastle United

It would be quite easy to label Emmanuel Rivière as one of Ligue 1’s most frustrating talents, but at 24 years old, it is far too early to rule him out of future greatness. The AS Monaco striker is on the verge of sealing a reported €8 million move to […]

May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

May you live in Adminteresting Times – Bureaucracy Round-Up

Lens‘ appeal to the DNCG over their promotion being blocked resulted in a less-than-positive decision on Tuesday, with the appeal body confirming that insufficient financial guarantees for the proposed budget have been given. Initially the shortfall was explained as being due to a bank transfer being late due to a public […]