David Beckham: Good for Business but can PSG flourish from the Englishman’s presence?

Until the morning of transfer deadline day, the winter transfer window had mostly been full of departures from Ligue 1 clubs, but an early morning announcement changed the tide. David Beckham signed a five month deal for Paris Saint Germain bringing not just his wonderful right foot to Ligue 1 but a media storm, a storm that blew through the […]

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Salivating over record-breaking Salvatore

Paris Saint-Germain’s Italian stalwart Salvatore Sirigu made history on Sunday night by exceeding Bernard Lama’s club record for minutes without conceding a goal. The Italian needed just 12 more minutes to keep the ball out of the onion bag at the start of play, and with his peers bossing the play early on, he strolled towards his personal achievement. Former […]

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Benefiting from the PSG ascent: Doing things the French football way

Please welcome to the FFW family Mr Igor Mladenovic. A French-Serbian living in Paris, a very knowledgeable writer whose work has featured on In Bed With Maradona and Slavic Football Union among others. The ascent of PSG on the French and European football scene has been accompanied with constant criticism at the upstart behaviour displayed by the club’s Arab owners […]

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Gomis, Zlatan and Gignac Wallpapers

      Something we have been meaning to do for a while on FFW. Wallpapers for your computer/phone/tablet. We will create one for each Ligue 1 team before taking requests. Feedback is much appreciated. To save the full size click on the image twice. Any specific size requests please comment on this page. Let us know what you think.

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Ashley Cole strongly linked with move to PSG this summer


Usually we have to wait until January the 1st for the transfer silly season to begin, but a tweet from the official Paris-Saint Germain account this weekend had the internet rumours going wild. The tweet read “Angleterre Ashley Cole arriere gauche sera un joueur Rouge et Bléu cet été”. Which was meant to say “England left-back Ashley Cole will become a player […]

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PSG using Sleight of Hand to distract Ligue 1 defences


Please give a warm French Football Weekly welcome to Maher Mehazi. Maher has offered to bring his multimedia talents to the website, combining articles with his own videos to give you an insight into the tactics and styles in Ligue 1. What better way to start than looking at the relationship between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin Gameiro, a very interesting […]

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Gignac 2-2 Ibrahimovic as honours are shared in Le Classique


Another great weekend of football in Ligue 1, with a bumper 33 goals scored over the 10 matches – great for all Ligue 1-ophiles looking to spread the good word about the Championnat. Matchday 8 saw some great matches, and was a good week for, amongst others, Lille who grabbed their first win since the opening day, Reims who continued […]

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Classic Le Classiques: The best of OM v PSG


French football fans are well versed in the reasons why ‘le Classique’ is such an important event on the French football calendar but it is often forgotten that Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain are not traditional rivals. Instead, the intrigue behind this fixture has been built up over many years and a number of classic encounters between two of France’s most […]

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