Gazelec Ajaccio v Lille: Ligue 1 Preview: Week 34

GAZLOSC

An intriguing encounter on Saturday evening as Gazelec Ajaccio host an in-form Lille. Both teams still have plenty to play for. The home side will be desperate for points as they look to keep alive their hopes of staying in Ligue 1 for a second season. Frederic Antonetti and his Lille team meanwhile have continued to move away from the […]

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Le Coeur de Lyon: What Does the Future Hold for OL?

Heart of OL

Another game, another win, it’s all starting to get a bit hum-drum and predictable for Bruno Génésio’s Olympique Lyonnais, not that anyone connected with OL will mind. The defeat of Montpellier was a fifth win in six league games, a run that began by ending the unbeaten streak of the champions Paris Saint-Germain. The goals are flowing, the points are […]

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Episode 169: Round the Benz: Are France Right to Drop Karim

Episode 169

Welcome to the FFW Podcast!   This week on the FFW podcast we discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s elimination from the Champions League. Did Laurent Blanc get it wrong, are the players to blame – is this the end of the road for this version of the team? We also discuss the decision to remove Karim Benzema from the France squad this […]

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Le50 2016: Ousmane Dembele – Stade Rennais

DEMBELE

It is incredible to think that less than 12 months ago, only the most ardent of Rennes fans had heard of Ousmane Dembele. The youngster has since taken the league by storm with blistering performance after blistering performance for les Rouges et Noirs. Having joined the Breton side at the age of 13, Dembele was quick to make a name […]

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Le50 2016: Tiemoué Bakayoko – AS Monaco

BAKAYOKO

For Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, much of 2015 was a slog. The previous year had been hugely successful for him, as he progressed impressively with Rennes before initially making a positive impression at the Stade Louis II, only to fall away alarmingly midway through his first season on the Mediterranean. “I struggled, you have to work in silence and listen to […]

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Le50 2016: Jean-Kevin Augustin – Paris Saint-Germain

AUGUSTIN

Jean-Kevin Augustin is the next up and coming player at Paris Saint-Germain, and he is reaping the rewards of a new shift by the management to augment a multi-million pound playing squad with the best that the academy has to offer. In other words, to avoid another Kingsley Coman scenario. And unlike another young player in his position at PSG […]

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Le50 2016: Enzo Crivelli – Girondins de Bordeaux

CRIVELLI

In a world of polyvalence, wingers who can play either side, false nines, and all that other flummery, a single-position centre-forward who is built like a brick might seem a blast from the past. Enzo Crivelli is concentrating on blasting into the future. After coming through the AS Cannes youth system, Crivelli joined Bordeaux in 2012, and his first season […]

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Le50 2016: Valentin Rongier – FC Nantes

RONGIER

When the ball fell to Valentin Rongier around 25 yards out during Nantes’ 3-0 win over Troyes in mid-October, what proceeded had the air of something special. As the ball rolled towards him Rongier didn’t think – he didn’t even take a touch. He hit the ball first time and could have hardly hit it more sweetly. It rocketed into […]

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