Coupe de France 16emes : FC Nantes v AC Auxerre

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La Coupe de France rolls into Nantes on Tuesday night when AJ Auxerre take on FC Nantes at the famous Stade de la Beaujoire. Two of France’s more storied clubs, who have both experienced a number of ups as well as downs in recent times. They share seven Coupe de France titles between them, four to three in Auxerre’s favour, […]

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Three January Transfers to Change Three Teams’ Seasons

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Guest poster Stefan Robert look at three clubs who could be eyeing January reinforcements and considers a player who would be an ideal addition for each.   Marseille – Thiago Mendes (Lille) Despite all the talk of ‘OM champions Project’, Marseille have been largely underwhelming on the pitch this season. Whilst they have improved their league position (note that they […]

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FFW Pod : Happy New Year

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Phil, Jez and Rich get together for the first FFW Pod of 2018, reviewing the Coupe de France, glancing sideways at the Coupe de la Ligue and the transfer window, and looking forward to the return of Ligue 1 at the weekend. Which clubs might pull themselves together after the winter break? Which could tumble down the table? And which […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Finals

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2018 got under way at the weekend with the round of 64 of the Coupe de France, with the Ligue 1 teams joining the fray, more or less successfully. Now with slightly less magic and a different take on what constitutes an upset, the junior cup competition is here as an amuse-bouche before the first round of 2018 Ligue 1 fixtures. OGC […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : Angers SCO v FCL Lorient

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Firmly in the ‘need this fixture like a hole in the head’ category are Angers, 19th in Ligue 1 – the lanterne ambre? – and yet to win a home game in the league. What looked at the start of the season like a more positive and creative approach from manager Stephane Moulins has turned out to be not so […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : USM Senlis v FC Nantes

When Nantes, fifth in Ligue 1, travelled to Amiens for their last match of 2017, some ‘neutrals’ in the stands were watching them intently – the president of USM Senlis and his staff had made the drive up to check out the opposition for the 9th round of the Coupe de France. Eric Guillot ended up having a chat with […]

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Coupe de France 32emes : FC Still 1930 v ESTAC Troyes

CDF 2018

You have to feel a bit sorry for Troyes. There they are, hovering in the bottom-half clump in Ligue 1 that sees three points separating 13th from 19th, on a general downward slide after a good start, not playing particularly well or being particularly interesting, knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by Amiens, and now cast as the […]

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Coupe de France 32emes: FC Sochaux v SC Amiens

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Sochaux versus Amiens doesn’t exactly scream “glamour tie” but there’s enough spice in this contest to make the away side a little squeamish. December wasn’t a kind month for Amiens as they lost all four of their league matches with their only solitary taste of victory coming in, oddly enough, a cup competition – the Coupe de la Ligue. Though […]

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