PREVIEW: PSG v Rennes: Ligue 1 Week 36

PSG Rennes

Stade Rennais travel to the French capital on Friday night for a tough clash against the champions at the Parc des Princes. On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain could be distracted and chance for Rennes to win some vital points in their quest for European football, but Laurent Blanc will expect his team to finish the season strong to help their […]

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Building for Success – PSG and the Champions League

PSG1

When Qatar Sports Investments bought Paris Saint-Germain in 2011 (securing 100% ownership in 2012), instantly transforming the Parc des Princes outfit into one of the richest clubs on the planet, it was the Champions League that was their ultimate goal. Champions League also is the way that the club will be judged by those inside and outside France. Their recent […]

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PREVIEW: PSG v Lille OSC: Coupe de la Ligue FINAL

CDL

On Saturday evening, Ligue 1 takes a rest as Paris Saint-Germain and Lille do battle for the third domestic trophy of the season – if you count the Trophée des Champions (you shouldn’t – Ed). Frederic Antonetti’s in-form Lille side take on the champions and cup holders at the Stade de France and the “home” side will obviously start as […]

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Le50 2016: Adrien Rabiot – Paris Saint-Germain

RABIOT

Sometimes one has to wonder what is going on in some professional footballers’ heads. In the middle of December Adrien Rabiot was in a great place: with Marco Verratti struggling with injury the youngster had featured in every game since the middle of October, starting eight out of ten league games during that period. Verratti’s injury was the perfect opportunity […]

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FC Lorient v PSG: Coupe de France Preview

Lorient v Gaz CDF

The next step in PSG’s attempt to repeat last season’s domestic quadruple [if we really must count the Trophee des Champions – Ed] is a Coupe de France semi-final against Lorient. FCL are 11th in the table on 43 points, so can be fully focussed on this match, whereas despite its importance for the holders, they will also be looking forwards to […]

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Episode 169: Round the Benz: Are France Right to Drop Karim

Episode 169

Welcome to the FFW Podcast!   This week on the FFW podcast we discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s elimination from the Champions League. Did Laurent Blanc get it wrong, are the players to blame – is this the end of the road for this version of the team? We also discuss the decision to remove Karim Benzema from the France squad this […]

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Le50 2016: Jean-Kevin Augustin – Paris Saint-Germain

AUGUSTIN

Jean-Kevin Augustin is the next up and coming player at Paris Saint-Germain, and he is reaping the rewards of a new shift by the management to augment a multi-million pound playing squad with the best that the academy has to offer. In other words, to avoid another Kingsley Coman scenario. And unlike another young player in his position at PSG […]

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Le50 2016: Marquinhos – Paris Saint-Germain

Marquinhos

He may not yet be considered a first choice for Paris Saint-Germain, but that should not take away from the fact that Marquinhos is widely regarded as one of the world’s next great centre-backs. In an era that favours the physical over the cerebral, the 21-year-old Brazilian has shown an ability to marry both attributes convincingly, and even when he […]

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