Archive for category: Ligue 1

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Goodbye to the Stade du Ray: In Pictures

Gavin Dobson is a very lucky man. He was in attendance to watch Nice v Montpellier – the final ever game to be played at the legendary Stade du Ray. And now he gets to appear on the pages of FFW. We hope you enjoy Gavin’s pictures.

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup: CAF Qualification – French representatives star in first leg battles

World Cup Qualifying from the African Group has been a high-speed affair that has seen some big names already dumped out in the group stages, and a worryingly high number of results being overturned for fielding ineligible players (including Cape Verde, who managed to have one – lost – match […]

Salim Arrache: Don’t call it a comeback, not quite yet

Salim Arrache: Don’t call it a comeback, not quite yet

A decade ago, Le Racing Club de Strasbourg looked a proper Ligue 1 side. The Alsatians had a resident veteran in Mickael Pagis; a feared centre-half in Cedric Kante; a supernova who was well on his way to paving a remarkable career in Mamadou Niang; and, a fruitful academy that […]

Hérve Renard: Sochaux get into bed with suave Renard

Hérve Renard: Sochaux get into bed with suave Renard

He looks like a man who should be well away from the high emotional atmosphere of the football pitch, with his suave black slip-ons, well-fitting blue jeans and a white shirt that looks like it’s about to be ripped wide open by his pectorals. Standing nonchalantly on the touchline, thumbs […]

Foot Feminin – Division 1 round-up and WCL

Foot Feminin – Division 1 round-up and WCL

Five games into the new season, and Lyon are top with five wins out of five. Business as usual? It certainly looks that way, particularly as there have already been three grands chocs between the members of the traditional top four, with the title holders having already beaten both Juvisy and […]

Team of the Week: Cabella masterclass tames Lyon

Team of the Week: Cabella masterclass tames Lyon

Last night saw the first Classico of the season and no doubt who stole the show – referee Clement Turpin, with an insipid performance. To be fair to him, the inevitably brilliant Matuidi aside, few players did much to rival the referee in the man of the match stakes. For […]

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Toulouse striker Martin Braithwaite: “I came to play in a better league”

Since arriving in France this August, Toulouse’s Martin Braithwaite has made an immediate impact in Ligue 1. Having joined from Danish side Esbjerg fB for a fee in the region of €2million, the 22-year-old attacker has already started to pay that fee back and has netted three goals and provided […]

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Bordeaux v Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Europa League Preview

Perhaps the only comforting thought for Francis Gillot regarding Thursday night’s match is that he doesn’t have to face Frankfurt again for a few weeks. Next up are the Israeli champions and league leaders Maccabi Tel-Avi. With the hosts languishing just outside the relegation places in Ligue 1, it should […]