Coupe de France 8emes – RC Lens v Troyes

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One question when discussing cup competitions is, when is an upset not an upset? Despite being a division apart, it would not be a surprise to see Ligue 2’s RC Lens defeat Ligue 1’s Troyes in this one – which is backed up by the bookmakers. RC Lens are three-time finalists, in 1948, 1975, and 1998, which they lost 2-1 […]

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Coupe de France 8emes : Schedule

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The 101st Coupe De France is down to the last 16, and as ever, there are still some smaller teams in it. Granville from the fourth tier are on a difficult-to-handle nothing-to-lose run, and are away at third-tier Chambly – a doable game for the National 2 side, but maybe not the starry match-up they were hoping for. As well as Chambly, other […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : Saint-Brieuc v RC Lens

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Just 21 years ago, Stade Briochin were halfway through their third season in the last four in the D2 (Ligue 2’s predecessor), before financial problems caused them to go into liquidation, lose their professional status, end their season early and tumble down France’s football pyramid. It’s been a tough road back, but promotion as champions of their CFA2 group was […]

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FFW Podcast : Dani Alves wants his ball back

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After the first group games in the Champions and Europa League, and round 6 of Ligue ended with PSG v OL, a depleted team FFW are back to cover all the action. With Rich unavailable and Kris a late drop-out with router-knack, Phil and Jez are joined by special guest Lana Dawood to talk OL, PSG, Corinne Diacre and kit colours. […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Sunday Part I

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The epic five part 32emes, directed by Peter Jackson, continues this afternoon with part IV: A Faint Hope, featuring six matches, including two all-Ligue 1 clashes, a historical grudge match, and a reorganisation from yesterday. These matches are available on France 3 for French IPs, with TFC v OM the headline match but the others available online and also by region on TV. […]

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Le50 2016: Wylan Cyprien – RC Lens

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In April, Wylan Cyprien repaid the faith that his current side have shown in him by signing a contract extension which would keep him at RC Lens until 2018. In recent years, the club’s La Gaillette youth system has seen the likes of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Raphael Varane and Serge Aurier pass through its gates before moving on to other clubs. […]

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