Coupe de la Ligue Quarter Finals

PSG CDL

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 : Stade Rennais v PSG

CDF 2018

A repeat of last season’s Coupe de France match up, albeit a round earlier this time round, Rennes host runaway Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Sunday evening. The two sides also squared up against each other at Roazhon Park in the penultimate league fixture before the winter break so are pretty well acquainted. In both of those fixtures the Parisian […]

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Coupe de la Ligue 8emes – goalkeeping heroics and officiating fails

Rennes v OM CDL

This midweek saw the Coupe de la Ligue huitiemes (round of 16) as the European teams joined in with a schedule featuring only one survivor from Ligue 2, lanterne rouge Tours. The junior cup competition in France may not be the most intriguing, and with the European teams having played twice a week since the international break, and two Ligue […]

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Champions League and Europa League Draws: All Winnable, All Losable

PSG v LOSC

This week’s draw for the first knock-out stage of the Champions League and Europa League handed the four remaining French teams some intriguing ties. None are straightforward, all are losable, but they are all winnable too, and will provide a good challenge to PSG, Lyon, Nice and Marseille. PSG vs Real Madrid It’s probably a safe assumption that this would […]

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FFW Podcast : Win lose or draws

OM v ASSE

After a week out, Kris is joined by Jez and Phil to round up game 17, PSG’s Champions’ League campaign, Disneyland, the draw for the European knock-out rounds, some mild Coupe de la Ligue action, and what the hell is happening to Saint-Etienne right now. Lille were on a bit of an up after Marcelo Bielsa moved on, but are still in […]

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FFW Podcast : Midweek Football and Project Monaco

ASM v PSG

With a midweek round going on all around them, Kris is joined by Jez and Phil to discuss PSG’s increasing lead, Lyon’s increasing goal difference, Caen v Bordeaux, Ligue 2, and Project Monaco v3.0. There’s also a nod to Les Bleues’ recent matches, Bielsa in a cafe, early shouts for goalkeeper of the year, and Kris forgets what Jez is called again. […]

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FFW Podcast : Everybody wants to see that kind of thing

Fekir v ASSE

The team is back as Kris is joined by Phil, Jez and Rich to discuss the Rhone Derby, and whether we want to see that kind of thing, if PSG are the best team in Europe at the moment, Monaco’s recent form, and whether Metz are doomed. Also tops and flops, why OL are kicking off at 6am in the […]

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FFW Podcast: A Modern Classique

Neymar 10 crop

This week’s podcast is a duet, featuring Phil and Rich, as Jez is out of the country and Kris is in a meeting. Our duo look back over the Ligue 1 action, focusing on le Classique as Marseille and PSG drew 2-2 and Neymar got sent off. They also run over the European match-ups, France friendlies, and look forward to the […]

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