FFW Podcast : Leadership, Discipline and Tricky Away Trips

BAE Mbappe

Kris, Phil, Jeremy and Rich are back to round up all the happenings in game 5, the upcoming European fixtures, red cards, leadership, and when Jez was born. Game 5 saw 24 goals and a massive seven red cards – last season’s high was six and to beat that means going back to February 2016 (game 25 of the 2015/16 season) which […]

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France in Europe – Group Round-Up

Neymar Mbappe

After the international break, this week sees the start of the group stages of the Champions and Europa Leagues. As ever, the draw is the time for fans to start planning tricky mid-week away trips and panicking about squad-depth after the close of the transfer window. Also, as is traditional for the French teams, qualifying saw mixed results as Nice failed to […]

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FFW Podcast – Window Woes and International Blues

Sad France v LUX

The gang’s all here for a bumper podcast as Kris, Phil, Jeremy and Rich round up the end of the transfer window, France’s highs and lows of the international break, your questions, and more. We’ll be back next week to round up the next round of Ligue 1 action – tweet us your questions @FrenchFtWeekly or leave a comment. The podcast is available […]

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Les Espoirs and Euro Qualifying – a short history

France U21 v Cameroon

It’s the international break, and not just for the seniors – the Under-21s are also in action, as their qualifying campaign for the 2019 Euros in Italy and San Marino kicks off. Tuesday night sees their competitive opener against Kazakhstan, who for some reason started qualifying back in March – before the 2017 tournament was played – with a 2-1 win […]

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FFW Podcast – Projects, Transfers and Goals

ASM 6 - 1 OM

Kris, Phil and Jeremy discuss the weekend’s action in Ligue 1, and Robert Ludlum’s lesser-known works, the Marseille Project, the Nice Paradox, and the International Break. We’ll be back next week to talk about the end of the transfer market, France’s World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and more – tweet us your questions @FrenchFtWeekly. Read all about the […]

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Europa League Play-Off Second Leg: Olympique Marseille v NK Domzale

Thauvin Domzale

As can happen in the Europa league, you write a preview saying a match should be fairly straightforward and then, well, things don’t quite pan out like that. The first leg ended 1-1 in Ljubljana, as Domzale midfielder Amedej Vetrih flicked one in from a Senijad Ibričić freekick in an opening spell that saw the home side slightly put the frighteners […]

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FFW Podcast : Goals, goals, and more goals

Fekir v GDB

It’s a new look for the FFW Pod for the new season, as new host Kris Carpenter takes charge to look back at all the action from round 3 of Ligue 1 with Phil and Rich (Jeremy unfortunately unavailable). The team look at all the weekend’s action, including Fekir’s wonderstrike in Lyon 3-3 Bordeaux, PSG’s 6-2 demolition of Toulouse, disorganised chaos at […]

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Europa League Play-Off : NK Domzale v Olympique Marseille

Germain hatttick v Oostende

Marseille continue their European campaign with a 1,000km trip* to Ljubljana to face Slovenian cup-winners NK Domzale in the first leg of the play-offs, in fairly sprightly mood. Beating Belgium’s Oostende 4-2 on aggregate in the 3rd qualifying round was pleasing enough, but seeing new acquisition Valere Germain score a hat-trick on his debut in the home tie was even more […]

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