Newcastle taking the Haidara road with Nancy fullback Massadio

Two weeks ago not many people knew the name Massadio Haidara but in true transfer window style his name has been plastered all over the French and English media, linking the Nancy fullback with a move to the English Premier League with Newcastle United. Bids have been made, and rejected, other clubs are interested and events seem to change daily. […]

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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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Martin, Fofana and Bosetti sparkle in the French sunshine

After a great weekend away in Lille  I wanted to put down my thoughts on the two games I watched live and the players that caught my eye. I don’t think Lille could have asked for a better stadium to play football in, just a magnificent arena. Was also really good to see the atmosphere in the city before the […]

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There’s no place like home: LOSC v Nancy


I never had the pleasure of watching Lille in the old Stade Grimonprez-Jooris. The year I started watching was the year they moved to the “temporary” Stade Lille Metropole” – eight years later the day had finally come for Lille to welcome everyone to their new home. AS Nancy were the visitors as the Grand Stade Lille Metropole opened to […]

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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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