Coupe de la Ligue round-up: CA Bastia Boucher-ed

Boucher CDLL

In the second round of the Coupe de la Ligue there were fourteen goals in six matches, and just the one red card this time. The early game was Evian v Clermont, and this time the TV pick got goals. Both sides are unbeaten in the league so far, but Evian were looking for their first win of the season, having four […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Journee 2

After Steve Wyss’s excellent team-by-team guides to kick off the new season in Ligue 2, FFW’s coverage of the second tier will continue with a weekly preview, as one of our experts picks out three stand-out games each week. 2eme Journée – Brendan MacFarlane Sochaux v Metz: Friday 19:00 The pick of the second weekend of Ligue 2’s fixtures sees […]

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AJ Auxerre: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Aj Auxerre Preview

Coach: Jean-Luc Vannuchi Stadium: Stade Abbé Deschamps Last Season: 9th Ligue 2   DEFENCE Auxerre had goalkeeping issues last season. Donovan Leon didn’t perform as well as expected and he’s been given the boot. They have definitely upgraded by signing Zacharie Boucher from Toulouse, a fine young talent who is definitely worth the £350k they paid. Geoffrey Lembet is an able backup […]

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v Paris Saint-Germain


AJ Auxerre make the journey from Burgundy to Paris on Saturday, hoping to upset the odds and stop Paris Saint-Germain winning an unprecedented treble. It is going to be tough, but here is Steve Wyss on how they get here, and who and what will be key to their success. To make the final of the Coupe de France is […]

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Coupe de France Preview: AJ Auxerre v EA Guingamp


After the poor start they made to the season, no one would have expected Guingamp to be in their current position. Relatively safe in mid-table, they now have a chance to return to the Stade de France and defend the trophy they surprisingly won last season. Auxerre will be no pushovers however. The second-tier side are somewhat cup specialists and […]

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Stade Brestois 29 v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview


Thursday evening’s clash between Brest and Auxerre is the only Coupe de France match-up without involving a side from Ligue 2. Both sides will be hoping to use this advantage to win a place in the final. With the game being played at the very atmospheric Stade Francis le Blé, you have to give a slight edge to the Breton […]

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Le Poiré-sur-Vie v AJ Auxerre: Coupe de France Preview


Le Poiré-sur-Vie beat CFA side FC Bressuire in the previous round, but now face much tougher opposition in the round of 16. Overall, the side from the Pays de la Loire region of France have had a pretty miserable campaign, although their recent form has been much better. Perhaps this cup run has been a real positive for the team […]

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Jura Sud Foot v AJ Auxerre – Preview


This time last year, Jura-Sud missed a fantastic opportunity to reach the Coupe de France’s round of 16 for the first time in the club’s history, when they were beaten on the road by fifth tier Sete, despite playing one division above their rivals. One year later, the men from Lavans-les-Saint-Claude are given a second chance, this time in their […]

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