Archive for category: Ligue 1

Arsenal target Serge Aurier leads stunning Toulouse comeback #FFWTOTW

Arsenal target Serge Aurier leads stunning Toulouse comeback #FFWTOTW

What’s the only thing better than scoring an injury time equaliser? How about following that up with an injury time winner? Scored by a 19 year old with his first career goal, en plus! Step forward Lyon and more specifically Corentin Tolisso, whose 95th minute winner, a couple of minutes […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Moura-dona helps PSG to Le Classique victory #FFWTOTW

Moura-dona helps PSG to Le Classique victory #FFWTOTW

This weekend’s programme had two very stand-out games, both of which lived up to their billing, both of which ended with 2-0 wins for the home side, and both of which, combined, have arguably ended the title race. Marseille showed good heart against PSG but Blanc’s side were simply too […]

Episode 112: Ntep away from Harry Redknapp

Episode 112: Ntep away from Harry Redknapp

Hello and welcome to this week’s FFW podcast. This week with Jeremy’s absence the podcast welcomes French journalist Julien Laurens to the podcast. The start by discussing the 24-man squad named by Didier Deschamps for the friendly against the Netherlands. Digne’s inclusion, Nasri’s omission plus the other talking points of […]

Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

This Thursday, Lyon welcome Chernomorets Odessa to the Stade Gerland for their seizièmes de finale second leg, after a goalless draw in Ukraine last week. There was much talk before the first leg about the squad selected by Remi Garde, with a choix entraineur list so long it didn’t fit on L’Equipe’s […]

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

On Saturday,  the city of Nantes was awash with protesters campaigning against the opening of a new airport. The protests degenerated into terrible clashes between riot police and protesters, the result of which was large-scale damage in the city centre. The protesters ran wild destroying bus shelters, attacking offices and […]

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

The weekend started with a bang as Reims travelled to Monaco, came back to equalise twice, had a man sent off late on (Oh, Mandi… ed.) and then bucked the last-season Leonardo-snit-inducing script by conceding a 95th minute winner from Layvin Kurzawa (assist: Fabinho-James-post). Marseille needed a late goal from Andre-Pierre […]

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Just before the January transfer window closed, Clement Grenier rejected a move to Newcastle United and on the face of it that is definitely for the best. Grenier is a wonderfully talented young player and he has all the capabilities to succeed in England but that definitely wasn’t the right move for […]