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An Audience with… Didier Deschamps

An Audience with… Didier Deschamps

This coming Monday 20 January, tune into our good friends at Sports FRL on French Radio London. The programme’s special guest will be Didier Deschamps, the manager of France’s national team. Samir Nasri’s injury, Franck Ribéry and the Ballon d’or, the responsibilities of a coach, his objectives for the World […]

Leicester City’s new cub “Algerian Di Maria” Riyad Mahrez

Leicester City’s new cub “Algerian Di Maria” Riyad Mahrez

On 11 January Riyad Mahrez finally completed a transfer to Championship outfit Leicester City in a £400,000 move. The Blues are atop the Championship this season, and are looking to solidify their chances for promotion by augmenting their attacking personnel. Plenty of names were mentioned, among them Bradford City’s Nakhi Wells […]

Episode 109: Tulio can drive the bus

Episode 109: Tulio can drive the bus

French Football Weekly is BACK! To celebrate the start of 2014 the FFW podcast returns to discuss the latest in Ligue 1. The guys go through the league looking at the Championship race, the battle for Europe and of course the relegation dogfight. Is it PSG’s title already? Where do […]

Day-trip to Calais makes perfect football day out

Day-trip to Calais makes perfect football day out

Fed up with the price of English non-league football, James Drobka and friends took to the ferry, picked up their free bottle of wine and enjoyed a day out watching Calais and fifth division French football. You wouldn’t think it would be possible; however on this weekend, two friends and […]

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

Career Crossroads for Valenciennes’ Gary Kagelmacher

“Now we start the story, the real story, because we have six hard months to play and we are only three points off Montpellier.” Days before Valenciennes would record only their fourth victory of the season, a 3-2 win at home to Bastia, Uruguayan defender Gary Kagelmacher sat down for […]

Team of the Week: King Tacalfred slays Lille

Team of the Week: King Tacalfred slays Lille

Ligue 1 est de retour! After the appetiser of last week’s Coupe de France, we returned to the bread and butter of league action this weekend. Monaco opened proceedings with their visit to Montpellier, hoping to show that their pre-break defeat to Valenciennes was a blip. But, despite a return […]

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

Save our Sochaux – Zambians arrive to help Lionceaux

They both made their debuts for Sochaux this weekend, so we called upon Salim Masoud Said from the excellent Sandals For Goalposts to tell us more about the Zambian duo of Stoppila Sunzu and Nathan Sinkala. In the end, Zambia’s defence of the Africa Cup of Nations was unsuccessful. Whether the […]

Coupe de France: FC Bressuire v Sochaux

If giant-killings can be said to begin before the big boys enter the Coupe de France, FC Bressuire are giant killers indeed. The sixth division side have already vanquished two CFA teams on their way to the round of 64, first defeating Stade Bordelais 3-2 and then squeezing by Stade […]