Archive for category: Ligue 1

Seven Hake-a-swimming: Vincent Aboubakar

Seven Hake-a-swimming: Vincent Aboubakar

As a Chelsea fan first and foremost there’s always been something about big strikers that love bulldozing through defences that has attracted me. The famous one for me needs no introduction, but another man caught my eye a couple of years ago when he moved to France, perhaps not because […]

Eight Kids-a-playing: Maxime Gonalons

Eight Kids-a-playing: Maxime Gonalons

If you can imagine Lyon as the Christmas sleigh (stay with me on this), you have the likes of Yoann Gourcuff, Clement Grenier and Bafetimbi Gomis as the reindeer, erratic but for the steady leadership and direction given to them by their leader, good old Father Christmas! Step forward Santa […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

FFW Team of the Week: Motta hero – Thiago keeps PSG clear at the top

FFW Team of the Week: Motta hero – Thiago keeps PSG clear at the top

Another week, another win for the Parisian juggernaut, as Larry White’s men barely got out of second gear in winning 3-1 at Rennes, Zlatan and Cavani bagging one apiece; Monaco are the only Ligue 1 team who have scored more in total than the 26 that PSG’s two star strikers […]

Nine Roses Growing : Daniel Wass

Nine Roses Growing : Daniel Wass

Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green… Daniel Wass doesn’t strike you as the carol-singing type, but if he was, it is probably safe to say that one of his favourite tunes would be the one that bears his name (kind of). One thing the Evian Thonon Gaillard […]

PSG’s last line of defence: Salvatore Sirigu

PSG’s last line of defence: Salvatore Sirigu

In 2012/13, Paris-Saint Germain finished top of the league having only conceded 23 goals all season; 13 fewer than 2nd placed Marseille. This was the second-lowest ever total for goals conceded by a team in Ligue 1, with only Lyon boasting a tighter defence in the 2004/2005 season, picking the […]

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

  Ajaccio haven’t had a good season so far and on current form are heading towards relegation. They seemed to lose their ‘Corsican toughness’ under the management of Fabrizio Ravanelli. It’s up to the new coaching staff and certain players to re-find this edge. One of the individuals who could […]

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Eleven Eaglets Soaring: Christian Brüls

Unless things improve drastically in the last two league matches of the year, the chances are that there will not be much Christmas cheer at the Allianz Riviera Noël party. Despite the optimism at the start of the season, with a shiny new stadium about to open, last year’s surprise […]