Changing Fortunes – How Nice are turning their season around

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At the beginning of November this season, OGC Nice found themselves in a very precarious position. Domestically, they were as low as 17th with 10 points after 11 games. In the Europa League, Lazio had just beaten them home and away. This was a far cry from the podium finish the club achieved in the previous campaign. Coach Lucien Favre […]

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FFW Pod : Marseille v Monaco and Mercato Meanderings

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Kris is joined by Phil and Jeremy to discus the big games of the weekend, mostly Marseille 2-2 Monaco, plus Malcom diving and Metz winning. They then move on to transfer movements featuring much love for Olivier Giroud, and whether Bryan Dabo is just trying to put a collection of cool shirts together. The podcast is available on Soundclound: And […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : RC Strasbourg v Lille OSC

CDF 2018

The final match in the round of 32 pits two former title-winners against each other, who are in rather different moods at the moment. Strasbourg are three-time winners, in 1951, 1966, and 2001, when they beat SC Amiens on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes. With Paraguayan legend Jose Luiz Chilavert in goal, you can perhaps guess who scored the […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : ESTAC Troyes v AS Saint-Etienne

CDF 2018

This tie sees a meeting between two Ligue 1 teams, who will both be concerned with retaining that status come the end of the season, but who will also no doubt appreciate a morale-boosting Coupe run. Separated by only one point, with Troyes in 15th place and Saint-Etienne in 16th, and only 1 / 2 points above the drop zone, […]

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FFW Pod : OL v PSG and Managerial Moves

Memphis v PSG

Kris is joined by Jez and Phil to look at OL 2 – 1 PSG and everything else going on in French football, including Bordeaux hiring Poyet, Toulouse binning Dupraz, Nice recovering, and the available Coupe de France action. Get your questions in for next week which will cover Ligue 1 and both cups, on Twitter @FrenchFtWeekly or in the […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : Tours v FC Metz

CDF 2018

After Bourg-en-Bresse Perronas hosted Toulouse yesterday in the battle of the second-from-bottom teams, Tours welcome Metz tonight in what could contrivedly be called the cutadriftatthebottomico. Tours are holding up the rest of Ligue 2 after a terrible season to date, which sees them 12 points from safety, with only 9 points to their name. Their defence, although the second-worst in […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : AS Biesheim v Grenoble

CDF 2018

It is a Coupe de France tradition that the lowest-ranked club remaining in the competition is designated the Petit Poucet, with all the attention – and the special match shirts – that involves. Although one of three fifth-tier sides remaining at this stage of the competition, it is ASC Biesheim who will get to wear those shirts this time around. […]

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Coupe de France 16emes : PSG v EA Guingamp

CDF 2018

The winners of the last four editions of the Coupe de France meet at the Parc des Princes as PSG – already the record holders for the most Coupe wins – look to continue their quest to make it four in a row, against 2014 winners Guingamp. At this stage of the season, the Coupe is comfortably third on PSG’s […]

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