Steve Mounié – from Montpellier to Huddersfield?

Mounie

Montpellier have a tradition of selling their two best players every summer, so with a variety of clubs circling around Ryad Boudebouz, the news that Steve Mounié is being heavily linked with newly-promoted Huddersfield isn’t that surprising. Last season was a tricky proposition for the 2012 champions, who flirted with relegation, changed managers a(nother) couple of times, and ended up in fifteenth. […]

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Le50 2017 – François Kamano

Kamano GDB

As an admirer of French Football, it can be tiresome batting off the constant ‘defensive’ tag that is applied, which is why when a pacy, direct and skilful player such as Bordeaux newcomer Francois Kamano is an instant success, it gives one reason to smile. Aged 18 at the time, Kamano made his Bastia debut against Marseille in 2014,and despite […]

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Ranieri to Nantes – Canaries flying high

Nantes scarves

To the surprise of many Claudio Ranieri has been appointed manager of FC Nantes.  An unorthodox choice for the 65-year-old jovial Italian or a masterstroke by the powers-that-be at FC Nantes beginning a new exciting direction for the club? After the unexpected volte-face by Sergio Conceicao, FCN were left without a manager. Having been reticent to employ non-French manager the […]

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France in Europe 2017

European Destinations 2017

It’s the Champions’ League final today – which sadly will not feature a French participant. Similarly in the Europa League, a French team reached the semi-final – but went no further. However – how far did the French teams actually go, in European competition this season? Our attention was drawn to this cool infographic (see below) that rounded up the […]

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FFW Podcast : PSG win the Cup

PSG CDF 2017

Phil, Jeremy and Rich round up some end-of-season events including the Coupe de France and Gambardella finals, and international tournaments currently underway, before getting on to the serious business of exactly what type of midfielder Jean Michaël Seri is as they pick a team of the season. The podcast is available on… SOUNDCLOUD …and after much to-ing-and-fro-ing, the Team of the […]

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Europa League Preview : Olympique Lyonnais v Ajax

OL fail v Ajax

OL. Oh dear. Oh well. A 4-1 defeat in their semi-final first leg against Ajax gives les Gones a mountain to climb when they still seem a decent bet to trip over their own feet if the opportunity presents itself. It was a heavy defeat, despite the best efforts of Anthony Lopes, who made 12 (twelve) saves, the most in any […]

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Champions League Preview : Juventus v AS Monaco

ASM lose to Juve

Monaco head to Turin seeking to overturn a two-goal deficit from the first leg against Juventus, to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2004. While they rebounded nicely to win at Nancy at the weekend, keeping their sights firmly on the Ligue 1 title, the league-leaders must surely have been disappointed with their 2-0 loss at […]

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