Archive for category: Ligue 1

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

Coupe de France: Stade Rennais v Lille OSC

The only all-Ligue-1 tie of the round brings third-placed Lille to the Stade de la Route de Lorient to face the often frustrating Rennes. Both have had relatively simple runs to the quarter finals with only Rennes having faced a fellow Ligue 1 team prior to this match. After a […]

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

Coupe de France: AS Monaco v RC Lens

With only four Ligue 1 teams left and two CFA sides still hanging around in the last eight, Ligue 2’s Lens must practically feel like Coupe de France favorites at this point. They’ve already dispatched two top division teams in their march to the quarterfinals (Bastia and Lyon, both in […]

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

Coupe de France: AS Cannes v EA Guingamp

AS Cannes and the windmills of Moulins are the two lowest-ranked teams left in the Coupe de France, and if ever there was a fairy tale set to continue in this competition, the Dragons of Cannes are the perfect characters, and this time they’re the good guys. Ligue 1 sides […]

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Debut Issa piece of cake for Baradji #FFWTOTW

Oh, Valenciennes! Valenciennes, Valenciennes, Valenciennes… With three minutes to go, Ariel Jacobs’ men were all set to climb outside the relegation zone for the first time since mid-September, leading lanterne rouge Ajaccio 2-1 at home (two more goals from Waris to make it 8 goals in 11 matches – Waris, he’s […]

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

Coupe de France Quarter Finals – Tilting at Windmills…

The magic’s back. Eight teams, including two from the fourth tier of French football, will be fighting it out for a place in the semi-final, hoping for an iconic piece of silverware and a place in Europe next season. No replays. No names on shirts. No messing. Tuesday 25 March 19.45 GMT […]

Waris The Love: Majeed Magic sees Valenciennes beat Evian #FFWTOTW

Waris The Love: Majeed Magic sees Valenciennes beat Evian #FFWTOTW

A fascinating weekend of Ligue 1 action is over, at the end of which the positions have barely changed in the table, but the results may yet have a huge bearing on how the rest of the season pans out. Result of the weekend must surely go to third-bottom Valenciennes, […]

Episode 113: OMG AVB TO OM

Episode 113: OMG AVB TO OM

Hello and welcome to this week’s FFW podcast. This week’s podcast comes after the latest FFW summit in Lille. The guys took in LOSC v Montpellier in Lille. They discuss the game and the performances of some of the key players. Plus some more Salomon Kalou bashing. The topic of […]

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Yet again, Lyon have Thursday Night FootballTM with a key Ligue 1 match looming just behind it; yet again, Remi Garde has to try to keep several plates spinning simultaneously. As they prepare to welcome Viktoria Plzen to Gerland, with injuries to Gourcuff and Grenier ruling them out and Henri […]