Mercato Summer 2012 – They’ve spent how much?

Ligue 1 Scatter

The transfer window has (as is traditional) slammed shut – sort of. Possibly there are still some frees / late release deals to be done, but for now, we’re putting a pin in it and sending up the dashboard.  This takes the details of all the deals done by Ligue 1 and Premiership clubs this window, and visualises the results […]

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Ligue 1 not just a one horse race this season

After FC Lorient held the title favourites PSG to an opening day draw Vaishali Bhardwaj looks at what the other teams around the league have done to try and not be left in the Parisian’s dust. Four minutes into their first league game of the season against Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain were losing. Ok, so Maxwell had scored an own goal but […]

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Benoit Pedretti’s late goal steals all three points for Lille

There we have it, the first weekend in Ligue 1 is in the books. We had 25 goals, six sending off, four goals in the 90th minute and quite amazingly only one home team picked up a victory. Now instead of the normal review that most sites do, we want to do things a little different this season. We won’t […]

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PSG sign Lucas Moura: Superstar or Super-expensive?

Brazilian football expert Chris Atkins weighs up the latest move from Super-rich Paris Saint-Germain. Now will Lucas Moura become the next Ronaldinho or just another expensive flop? Traditionally, €43 million signings have been the domain of the established world class star. Indeed, just a matter of weeks ago, Brazil captain Thiago Silva, regarded by many as European football’s leading centre-back […]

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2012/13 Ligue 1 Previews

FFW PRESENTS OUR 2012/2013 LIGUE 1 PREVIEWS The brand new Ligue 1 season is upon us. On Friday night Montpellier take on Toulouse and get the new season underway. Now to lauch the new season we have got together some of the best Ligue 1 writers and put together previews for all twenty Ligue 1 sides. So either click the […]

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PSG Grab The Headlines: Ligue 1 Centre Of Smart Business?

BOOM! So it happened. Paris Saint-Germain finally landed the big-name superstar signing they have been threatening to bring in ever since QSI arrived in France’s capital last summer and in Zlatan Ibrahimović they have a world-class footballer whose reputation transcends European football. ‘Ibra’ is a world-recognised name and the 30-year old Swedish international captain is the biggest star to have […]

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Paris Saint-Germain: Forget the fans…It’s all about winning

This time last year, after the takeover of Paris Saint Germain by the Qatar Investment Authority, I voiced my concerns about how the steady and promising progress PSG had been making over the preceding two years could be blown out of the water by the wholesale upheaval that normally arrives with takeovers by the megarich. I wasn’t worried that PSG […]

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