FFW Podcast – Window Woes and International Blues

Sad France v LUX

The gang’s all here for a bumper podcast as Kris, Phil, Jeremy and Rich round up the end of the transfer window, France’s highs and lows of the international break, your questions, and more. We’ll be back next week to round up the next round of Ligue 1 action – tweet us your questions @FrenchFtWeekly or leave a comment. The podcast is available […]

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Les Espoirs and Euro Qualifying – a short history

France U21 v Cameroon

It’s the international break, and not just for the seniors – the Under-21s are also in action, as their qualifying campaign for the 2019 Euros in Italy and San Marino kicks off. Tuesday night sees their competitive opener against Kazakhstan, who for some reason started qualifying back in March – before the 2017 tournament was played – with a 2-1 win […]

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FFW Podcast – Projects, Transfers and Goals

ASM 6 - 1 OM

Kris, Phil and Jeremy discuss the weekend’s action in Ligue 1, and Robert Ludlum’s lesser-known works, the Marseille Project, the Nice Paradox, and the International Break. We’ll be back next week to talk about the end of the transfer market, France’s World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and more – tweet us your questions @FrenchFtWeekly. Read all about the […]

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Europa League Play-Off Second Leg: Olympique Marseille v NK Domzale

Thauvin Domzale

As can happen in the Europa league, you write a preview saying a match should be fairly straightforward and then, well, things don’t quite pan out like that. The first leg ended 1-1 in Ljubljana, as Domzale midfielder Amedej Vetrih flicked one in from a Senijad Ibričić freekick in an opening spell that saw the home side slightly put the frighteners […]

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FFW Podcast : Goals, goals, and more goals

Fekir v GDB

It’s a new look for the FFW Pod for the new season, as new host Kris Carpenter takes charge to look back at all the action from round 3 of Ligue 1 with Phil and Rich (Jeremy unfortunately unavailable). The team look at all the weekend’s action, including Fekir’s wonderstrike in Lyon 3-3 Bordeaux, PSG’s 6-2 demolition of Toulouse, disorganised chaos at […]

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Europa League Play-Off : NK Domzale v Olympique Marseille

Germain hatttick v Oostende

Marseille continue their European campaign with a 1,000km trip* to Ljubljana to face Slovenian cup-winners NK Domzale in the first leg of the play-offs, in fairly sprightly mood. Beating Belgium’s Oostende 4-2 on aggregate in the 3rd qualifying round was pleasing enough, but seeing new acquisition Valere Germain score a hat-trick on his debut in the home tie was even more […]

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Champions League Play-Off : Napoli v Nice

Nice beat Ajax

Nice, after a fine start to their competitive campaign in defeating Ajax, are now faced with an even more difficult task against Italian giants Napoli. No one had given Les Aiglons much of a chance against the Dutch side, but that was before Nice had lost twice in the league, and in rather embarrassing fashion to a less-than-potent Saint-Étienne and […]

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