Ten Bears-a-Sleeping: Mehdi Mostefa

10 - Mehdi Mostefa

  Ajaccio haven’t had a good season so far and on current form are heading towards relegation. They seemed to lose their ‘Corsican toughness’ under the management of Fabrizio Ravanelli. It’s up to the new coaching staff and certain players to re-find this edge. One of the individuals who could really stand up and make a difference is Mehdi Mostefa, […]

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Arrivederci Ajaccio – Ravanelli Unravels

Eric Hely was the first managerial casualty of the season, falling on his sword after Sochaux’s 5-1 defeat at Guingamp, and Daniel Sanchez was removed from the bench of Valenciennes shortly afterwards; now Fabrizio Ravanelli has been sacked, after an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat for Ajaccio to Valenciennes (now under the management of Ariel Jacobs), who were bottom of the […]

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Salim Arrache: Don’t call it a comeback, not quite yet


A decade ago, Le Racing Club de Strasbourg looked a proper Ligue 1 side. The Alsatians had a resident veteran in Mickael Pagis; a feared centre-half in Cedric Kante; a supernova who was well on his way to paving a remarkable career in Mamadou Niang; and, a fruitful academy that was producing highly valued prospects in Habib Bellaid, Kevin Gameiro […]

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Guillermo Ochoa: An outcast on the island of Corsica

Since his arrival in Ligue 1 in 2011, the most commonly asked questions when discussing Guillermo Ochoa and Ajaccio have been ‘how did they sign him?’ and ‘why is he still there?’ The former has been well documented since Mexican television company Televisa parked him there two years ago. But the latter raised its head once again when the Corsicans […]

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Preview: The Battle to avoid the drop


Looking at the predictions made by the esteemed team of writers here at FFW, we have selected the 6 teams we feel will be fighting it out for the honour of remaining in Ligue 1. Here is the round-down of how these sides are shaping up ahead of the big kick-off.  A large caveat should be put in place here; […]

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AC Ajaccio – 2012/13 Season Review

Led by former OM coach Albert Emon, who succeeded Alex Dupont on December 17 last year, the Corsican outfit secured their spot in Ligue 1 next season, but left it until the very last game. Marred by poor results on the pitch and crowd trouble off it, l’ACA relied on some brilliant individual performances to rescue the Corsican club. With […]

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