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PROFILE: Crystal Palace linked with a swoop for Cedric Bakambu

PROFILE: Crystal Palace linked with a swoop for Cedric Bakambu

Yesterday both the English and French press linked FC Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu to a €4 million move to English Premier League side Crystal Palace. The 23-year-old has scored seven goals this season as Les Lionceaux try to avoid the dreaded drop to Ligue 2, but with only four games […]

Aboubakar helps Lorient come back from the dead #FFWTOTW

Aboubakar helps Lorient come back from the dead #FFWTOTW

What a weekend’s football! Bookended by two pretty poor 0-0s, everything in between for this Easter weekend was eggstraordinary (sorry), including a controversial trophy win, an afternoon multiplex with 26 goals in five matches, a relegation, a break for escape and some fantastic goals. OK, let’s start with the Coupe […]

Le50: 2014 – The Best Prospects in French Football

Le50: 2014 – The Best Prospects in French Football

Welcome to the third annual edition of #Le50. This is a collection of the best young footballers currently playing in France – all the players featured were born on or after the 1st of January 1992. The team at French Football Weekly have spent the last few months deliberating and […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

Coupe de France Semi-Final : En Avant Guingamp v AS Monaco

While onlookers wish for magic, maybe the most important factor in cup competition, after raw ability, is motivation. The situations of the two teams facing off on Wednesday could not be more different. Monaco hit the top three almost immediately on arrival back in Ligue 1, and have been solidly second […]

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

Coupe de France Semi-Final: Rennes v Angers SCO

On Tuesday night, the Stade de la Route de Lorient will be filled with a sense of anticipation mixed with worry, doubt, excitement and most importantly…hope. And in the end, it’s the hope that kills you. If any set of fans are equipped to back up that old cliché, Stade […]

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Jordan makes poor PSG Ferri unhappy #FFWTOTW

Let’s start this week the way the weekend ended – with Lyon’s impressive 1-0 win at home to PSG, which keeps alive les Gônes’ faint hopes of Champions League qualification and nicely sets up next weekend’s Coupe de la Ligue final between the same two teams. Apparently PSG are now a […]

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

Battle, what battle? Preparing for life in Ligue 2

With five games to go (mostly) in the Premier League, 13th to 20th are separated by 9 points and while there is a five point span between safety / not-safety, there are five games in hand and managerial moves to consider, so things are, if not still up in the […]

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

Andre the Giant gives cheer amid the jeers #FFWTOTW

We’ll start this weekend’s review in the same place the weekend’s football started – at the Vélodrome. Marseille put the penultimate nail in Ajaccio’s coffin with a 3-1 win, secured with an André Ayew hat-trick. But the real story was not on the pitch but in the stands. In protest […]