FFW Podcast : Dani Alves wants his ball back

Cavani Neymar argument

After the first group games in the Champions and Europa League, and round 6 of Ligue ended with PSG v OL, a depleted team FFW are back to cover all the action. With Rich unavailable and Kris a late drop-out with router-knack, Phil and Jez are joined by special guest Lana Dawood to talk OL, PSG, Corinne Diacre and kit colours. […]

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France in Europe – Group Round-Up

Neymar Mbappe

After the international break, this week sees the start of the group stages of the Champions and Europa Leagues. As ever, the draw is the time for fans to start planning tricky mid-week away trips and panicking about squad-depth after the close of the transfer window. Also, as is traditional for the French teams, qualifying saw mixed results as Nice failed to […]

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Le50 2017 – Christopher Nkunku

Nkunku PSG

Much has been said about the transfer policy of Paris Saint-Germain and the way in which it has sometimes hindered the development of the team’s academy players. Those moving away have included former captain Mamadou Sakho, Kingsley Coman, and most recently Youssouf Sabaly making his move to Bordeaux permanent. Others have broken through not just to the first team but […]

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Le50 2017 – Adrien Rabiot

Rabiot PSG

Despite becoming a regular for the French national side and for Paris Saint-Germain, this season has been somewhat of a mixed bag for Adrien Rabiot. There were times earlier in the season where he looked to be the club’s best player, before a hamstring injury left him on the sidelines for an extended period. In his absence, PSG struggled, but […]

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Le50 2017 – Giovani Lo Celso

Lo Celso PSG

Despite retaining the Trophée des Champions, the Coupe de la Ligue and the Coupe de France (an achievement that Mourinho would no doubt call The Treble), 2016/17 was not a successful one for PSG, losing their Ligue 1 title to Monaco and grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory against Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16, leading to […]

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Le50 2017 – Gabriel Boschilia

Boschilia ASM

Monaco’s recent policy of investing in youth has paid clear dividends, particularly last season after keeping hold of their best players over the summer of 2016, rather than cashing in as in previous years. This summer is inevitably seeing slightly more turnover, with some of the 2016/17 champions sold on. This could allow one of last season’s bit-part players to […]

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Le50 2017 – Jean-Kévin Augustin

Augustin PSG

Jean-Kevin Augustin is a versatile and powerful attacking forward who can also be utilised out wide. What is also apparent fairly quickly is the slight edge to his game – that combination of confidence and swagger with almost a nastiness that all successful strikers need. Just ask Under-20s Italian goalkeeper Andrea Zaccagno, whom Augustin stared down (it has to be […]

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Le50 2017 – Jonathan Ikoné

Ikone MHSC

For a club where great things are expected, there are a lot of headaches. One of them is how to balance bringing younger players into the squad with the need to play the strongest possible team to keep both fans and players happy. While waltzing to last season’s title, there was the chance for PSG to offer playing time to […]

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