Leonardo Jardim: Monaco Mastermind Rising Above UNFP


The National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP) made their end of season award shortlists public earlier this week and a few surprise names featured. Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is present in the Player of the Year category, despite enduring by far his least productive season since arriving at the Parc des Princes. Olympique de Marseille’s Steve Mandanda somehow made it […]

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016


The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to […]

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France Run Rampant Over Scotland in Under-17 Victory


France kicked off their Under-17 European Championship campaign with a rampant 5-0 victory over Scotland in Stara Zagora. After a tough and even start for Jean-Claude Giuntini’s side, it was Paris Saint-Germain’s Nanimato Ikone that opened the scoring after 18 minutes – he would stun the Scottish side by making it 2-0 just minutes later after dancing through the Scottish […]

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Why Paul-Georges Ntep could be the perfect move for Liverpool


On Thursday, French newspaper L’Equipe reported that Stade Rennais winger and #Le50 alumni, Paul-Georges Ntep has visited Liverpool’s Melwood training ground twice in the last 10 days. Similar to how the Liverpool scouts were taken by the 22-year-old’s ability, he was suitably impressed with the infrastructure of the club, and a summer bid for the player could follow. With two […]

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France about to start Under-17 journey in Bulgaria


The Under-17 European Championships began in Bulgaria on Wednesday, and France’s competition begins against Scotland on Thursday afternoon. We will bring you coverage of the young team’s progress on FFW. SQUAD Goalkeepers: Numan Bostan (Toulouse FC), Luca Zidane (Real Madrid/Spa) Defenders: Bradlay Danger (Le Havre), Mamadou Doucoure (PSG), Alec Georgen (PSG), Christ-Emmanuel Faitout Maouassa (AS Nancy), Issa Samba (AJ Auxerre), […]

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The Calm Before the Transfer Window Storm


Windows sound like a simple concept. They’re open, or closed. Anyone with experience of the Microsoft operating system will know it isn’t always that simple, however. There’s still a month left of the season left to play, but the statements, intentions, reassurances, come-and-get-me pleas, come-and-get-him pleas, etc. have started already. It’s like the sash window that rattles interminably even though […]

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Episode 145: What’s the Story, Javier Pastore.

Episode 145

DOWNLOAD NOW!! This week on the FFW Podcast the team discusses the possible eventual Ligue 1 relegation finale. The Derby du Nord and the UNFP Award Nominations. Who shouldn’t be in both the goalkeeping and Coach categories and what players missed out. What PSG player shouldn’t be anywhere near these awards. Enjoy. Oh and if you missed it, here is […]

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Sofiane Boufal: King of the Nord for Lille again #FFWTOTW


We’re now into the final month of the season and things are becoming increasingly tense at both ends of the table, which perhaps explains the drop-off in goals from last week’s bonanza. The big match of the weekend was the first Derby du Nord to take place at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Lille had been hoping to relegate their rivals […]

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