The Sochaux must go on for Les Lionceaux

After a season of struggle in which they narrowly avoided relegation last season, many anticipated that Sochaux would be set for another battle against the drop this term. Those expectations where not subverted, as after losing key players such as Marvin Martin to Lille and Modibo Maiga to West Ham United and suffering from a myriad of injury problems, Les […]

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Nothing to Boudebouz but all to gain for Sochaux

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Last weekend’s home defeat to Nice plunged Sochaux back into the relegation zone after a mini resurgence in form that had kept them out of trouble since the start of November came to an abrupt end. In a season littered with inconsistent performances from Eric Hely’s men and a lack of a recognised goal scorer, les Lionceaux have unfortunately picked […]

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Benoit Pedretti’s late goal steals all three points for Lille

There we have it, the first weekend in Ligue 1 is in the books. We had 25 goals, six sending off, four goals in the 90th minute and quite amazingly only one home team picked up a victory. Now instead of the normal review that most sites do, we want to do things a little different this season. We won’t […]

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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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The kits of Ligue 1: Part One

We are now only 11 days away from the new Ligue 1 season kicking off and we begin our previews by bringing you the kit you will be watching the teams wear throughout the season. First of all above is the new Ligue 1 ball, celebrating the 80th anniversary of professional football in France, the new adidas ball pays homage […]

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Modibo Maiga: Potential West Ham star or trouble-maker?

Finally one of the longest running transfer sagas in Ligue 1 history is over. Yesterday Modibo Maiga completed a £4.7 million move from Sochaux to West Ham United; at last the Malian international has completed his dream move to the English Premier League and finally forced his move away from France. Speaking to the press last August he made his […]

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Liverpool eye the talented Ryad Boudebouz

by Jonathan Johnson Since Sochaux’s unprecedented success last season which saw them finish fifth Ryad Boudebouz has become one of the most exciting young prospects in French football. This has led to the 22-year old French-born Algerian international being linked with a number of top European clubs.  He is an exceptionally talented midfielder who mostly plays on the wing. This season has […]

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