Ligue 1 Week 25 – Previews + Predictions

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A quick turn-around in Ligue 1 this week following the mid-week matches which ended late on Thursday evening. This weekend includes an intriguing top-of-the-table Riviera derby between Monaco and Nice. But we’ve picked three other matches for your previewing delectation.   SCO Angers vs Olympique Lyonnais Saturday 6 February 16:00 by @jeremysmith98 Two teams in slightly shaky form meet this weekend, hoping […]

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Ligue 2 Week 25 – Previews

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As we begin to approach the business end of the season, we preview two big matches which take place this weekend, which may have a major bearing on places at the top and bottom of the table come the end of the season.   AS Nancy-Lorraine vs FC Metz Friday 5 February 19:00 by @FRfootballWillG The Lorraine derby is set […]

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Episode 165: Hantz in their Pantz

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Welcome to the FFW Podcast! This week we talk about Marseille’s last second equaliser against Lille. Who should take the blame for LOSC’s slip up? Can Steven Fletcher prove a canny signing for OM? Frederic Hantz made a postive start to his time as Montpellier coach. Changed his tactics and got a reaction from his players. Similar to what happened […]

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Adam Ounas: Star Taking the Bore out of Bordeaux

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In an otherwise putrid and boring season for Girondins de Bordeaux fans, Algerian youngster Adam Ounas has proven to be a glimmer of hope, a bright little fix to save les Girondins fans from falling asleep at the new Stade Matmut Atlantique. Early in December, playing against EA Guingamp, Bordeaux were limping towards another turgid performance in Ligue 1. As the referee signalled […]

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Ligue 2: Week 24 – Previews

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Another vital mid-week round of Ligue 2 fixtures kick off the action this week. Nancy and Dijon have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table, while Sochaux and Creteil fight it out at the bottom, giving Nimes the chance to continue their remarkable escape bid. US Creteil v FC Sochaux: Tuesday 20:00 – @FRfootballWillG Creteil […]

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What to Expect from Watford New Boy Abdoulaye Doucouré

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With the news that Watford have completed the signing of young Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré, albeit then sending him out on loan to Granada, what can the Hornets fans expect from their record signing? Doucouré joined Rennes as a 14-year-old in 2007 and was moulded into a central midfielder. As he progressed through the academy ranks, he finally made his […]

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Last Chance Saloon for Newcastle United Loanee Florian Thauvin

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Last summer, Olympique de Marseille was ripped apart when Andre-Pierre Gignac, Gianelli Imbula, Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet all left the club. One of the last departures from the Stade Velodrome was proverbial “bad boy” Florian Thauvin to Newcastle United, but at the weekend the winger made his return, re-joining on loan for the rest of the season. “It’s very […]

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Ligue 1: Week 24 – Previews + Predictions

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Lille OSC v SM Caen: Wednesday 18:00 – by @Gibney_A Lille welcome SM Caen to the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Wednesday, hoping to stop the recent slide. However, they won’t have it easy, facing Patrice Garande’s team that seem to have stopped their own run of bad form. After three straight defeats, the Normand side, following the 2-0 win over […]

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