Archive for category: Ligue 1

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

Berbatov v Ibrahimovic: Battle of Monte Carlo

So we’re finally here; Ranieri vs Blanc, Russia vs Qatar, Falcao vs Ibrahimovic, Monaco vs PSG. Oh wait hang on, one of those is wrong. It won’t be Falcao lining up against Ibrahimovic in the second El Cashico after the Colombian’s terrible injury that looks to have ended his season. […]

Thiago Silva – Happy At PSG

Thiago Silva – Happy At PSG

Paris St Germain captain Thiago Silva has made it clear he plans to fulfil his contract with the club after recently being linked with a move to Bayern Munich. The defender arrived in Paris in 2012, signing a contract extension in the summer that ties him down at the Parc […]

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

Interview: France legend Robert Pires – The Arsenal Years

In this second part of our three part series, Robert talks about the peak of his career, for club and country, the twin disappointments of missing the 2002 World Cup and his 2006 Champions League final substitution, and that penalty for Arsenal… So after, let’s say six months, there’s the explosion, especially […]

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

Interview: Arsenal’s Robert Pires – The Early Years

In the recent ITV4 show Keane & Vieira: Best of Enemies, the two great midfielders attempted to agree on their era’s combined Arsenal-Manchester United dream team. Some proposed players were the subject of heated debate, but one player who was included with no argument was Robert Pirès. His inclusion in the […]

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

French moneybags in the hunt for last-minute marquee signings

Between them, they have spent around £250m this season, but it looks like both Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco are likely to spend a little more over the next few days. Indeed, Monaco have already spent close to £10m on signing Ivorian international striker Lacina Traore from Anzhi Makhachkala earlier […]

FFW Team of the Week: Remy rinses Reims

FFW Team of the Week: Remy rinses Reims

Another week, another little lead eked out by PSG at the top of the table. Their hard-fought 2-0 win against Bordeaux, helped by an off-side non-decision, and featuring Cabaye’s debut (unlucky to see a header come off the post), puts them five points ahead of Monaco. That lead could easily […]

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

Goodbye Kevin Gomis – from Nice to Nottingham Forest

The fact that Kévin Gomis started 11 matches for Nice this season (nine of them in Ligue 1) speaks perhaps more to the fragility of the club’s first-choice central defenders than it does Claude Puel’s faith in Gomis. In fact, Gomis sat fourth in the club’s centre-back pecking order, behind […]

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

Teenage sensation Kurt Zouma is Chelsea bound

The news broke late last night, and momentum continued this morning. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have agreed a deal with Saint-Etienne for teenage centre-back, Kurt Zouma. The 19-year-old has begun talks with the London club and any deal would see him leave Ligue 1 in June. Reports suggest the fee […]