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SC Bastia: 2013/14 Season Review

SC Bastia: 2013/14 Season Review

In their second season back in the top flight, Bastia were looking to maintain their midtable-on-a-budget approach after an impressive 12th-place finish in 2012/13. They certainly managed it – the points adjustment after Nantes fielded an ineligible player in the first game of the season made a difference, certainly, as […]

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

Coupe de France: RC Lens v SC Bastia

This used to be a game that brought memories of two of France’s better sides, and we could be getting back to those days shortly, but for now it’s Ligue 2 against mid-table Ligue 1. However don’t tell that the 40,000 plus fans that will turn up to the Stade […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes – All In, Who’s Out?

This is the last call for the Coupe de la Ligue, will the final boarders please come to the gate… As an early Christmas present, this midweek sees a round of League Cup matches, with the ‘big six’ finally making an appearance. The idea of the staggered start is to […]

AC Ajaccio v SC Bastia – Preview Infograph

AC Ajaccio v SC Bastia – Preview Infograph

We are happy to welcome Cristian Liberum to French Football Weekly. He will be bringing another new dimension to the FFW website and infographics like this will become a new feature on the site. We hope you enjoy.

Sochaux v Bastia; Boudebouz returns to Bonalona

Sochaux v Bastia; Boudebouz returns to Bonalona

They might not remember in Montbeliard, but less than three years ago, modest Sochaux were drawing parallels with FC Barcelona. The comparisons were made in jest, but the association still complimented Francis Gillot’s Europa League qualifying side. Lacombe and Gillot had assembled such an attacking quatrain, that their clever interchange […]

20 years later: In Bastia, high up…

20 years later: In Bastia, high up…

A reporter at l’Equipe at the time, Jean-Marie Lanoë was one of the sports daily’s special correspondents at Furiani, on 5 May 1992. Sat on the very back row of the North Stand… Last year, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the disaster, he returned to the scene, for France […]

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The Best and Worst of the Mercato in Ligue 1

The transfer window finally slammed shut on Monday night, the shutters were rolled down, and hopefully we can get on with some football now. The total spent in the window was up at £328 million, £97m of that from PSG and Monaco topping the table with £146 million, leaving £86 […]