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Les Espoirs: The real hopes for a bright French future

Les Espoirs: The real hopes for a bright French future

So, as we are all pretending that Friday night’s capitulation by the seniors didn’t really happen, and wondering what level of woebegone metaphor L’Equipe will reach if the Tuesday night match doesn’t go well, fear not, there is reason to be cheerful about French international football. Les Espoirs have never […]

Preview – World Cup Playoff: Ukraine v France

Preview – World Cup Playoff: Ukraine v France

In football the phrase “must-win” can be bandied about far too often. People look at matches and they think that if team X loses then that’ll be that for them, when often this is actually untrue. This is certainly applicable when considering the upcoming World Cup Qualifying play-off between Ukraine […]

Episode 105: Arise Sir Nelson Oliveira

Episode 105: Arise Sir Nelson Oliveira

On this week’s show Saint-Etienne v Lyon is game of the week. Joel Bats is Cock de la Semaine and we look at where Les Verts season goes from here. We look at what teams have disappointed and impressed this season and Andrew picks the next striker that he will […]

World Cup: French based players do battle in CAF Play-offs

World Cup: French based players do battle in CAF Play-offs

As France prepare to battle Ukraine for a place at the World Cup, there are numerous Ligue 1 stars involved in other key play-offs as well. It was injury time before Edinson Cavani found the back of the net with the final goal in Uruguay’s 5-0 away thumping of Jordan, […]

FFW Team of the Week: Zlatan the man in PSG’s stroll in the Parc

FFW Team of the Week: Zlatan the man in PSG’s stroll in the Parc

Another week gone, and another week which has gone very well for PSG, who have extended their lead at the top of the table, after both their closest rivals hit the skids. Despite keeping an eighth consecutive clean sheet, second-placed Lille were held 0-0 at Guingamp, while Monaco’s dodgy patch […]

Episode 104: Falcao will Roux his night in Lille

Episode 104: Falcao will Roux his night in Lille

This week the podcast starts in Lille as Monaco suffer their first defeat of the season at the hand of René Girard’s side. Falcao’s creative struggles, Enyeama’s heroics and Mavuba’s resurgence all played a part. Ajaccio sacked Fabrizio Ravanelli, they dicuss their struggles and if there is any hope for the new […]

Goalkeeper, Philosopher, Outsider: Albert Camus

Goalkeeper, Philosopher, Outsider: Albert Camus

It’s the centenary of Nobel Prize winning writer, journalist and philosopher Albert Camus, so it seemed the perfect time to add him to our list of FFW heroes.  « What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man, I owe to football. » What Albert Camus meant when he […]

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Anderlecht (5-0 in previous meeting) PSG are top of Group C with three wins from three, most recently having turned Anderlecht over 0-5 in the ‘away leg’, with goals from Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, and Ibrahimovic. L’Equipe went out on a limb and described the Belgian champions […]