Ligue 1: Week 14 Preview and Predictions


Last Friday’s tragic events in Paris are still fresh in everyone’s memory, but the decision was made that all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 fixtures should go ahead this weekend – although there will be no away fans in attendance. It is important to remember those lost, but it is just as important to continue to live, and football has always […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 15


Football returns this weekend and so does Steve Wyss, here to guide you through the Week 15 Ligue 2 fixtures. Dijon FCO – Clermont Foot: Friday 19:00 Dijon’s season so far has very much mirrored recent campaigns. A run of seven wins in their first nine games propelled them to the top of the Ligue 2 table. Indeed, at that […]

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Tough Decisions and Tough Times Ahead for Lille


Lille OSC used the international break to take stock of their abysmal start to the season and agree with coach Hervé Renard that their journey had come to an end. His departure was labelled as amicable, but it seems that it was a case of the former Ivory Coast boss having his decision made for him – without the club […]

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Episode 158: For Fox Sake – Lille Pull the Plug on Renard

Episode 158

This week the podcast starts with the news that Lille and Hervé Renard have parted company on Wednesday. The club sit 16th and have only scored six goals this season and Les Dogues believe that they are not in the kind of position they expected. Lyon were successful in the derby last weekend and the guys discuss OL’s success and […]

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Europa Euround-Up – wins for OM and ASSE, and bicycle kicks are over-rated

Hamouma v Dnipro

Matchday four, which already felt a bit ‘knock-out’ as it was the return leg of last time, and this time there was a reasonably positive set of results as, like in round one, nobody lost and everybody scored. Qarabag 1 – 1 Monaco After a narrow 1-0 win for Monaco last time out, the away trip was, as predicted, a bit […]

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Ligue 1: Week 13 Preview + Predictions


There has been more talk off the field that on it this week. Everyone loves a scandal, but here at FFW we prefer to stick to the football. Angers kick off proceedings with a tough test against Rennes, Caen will hope to stop the slide at home to Guingamp and then we end things with the last ever derby at […]

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Derby Day Signals Saint-Etienne’s Chance at Rhone Glory


If there was ever a time for a side to give up on a game, it was two weeks ago at the Parc des Princes. AS Saint-Etienne had just beaten Dnipro in the Europa League and made the long and tiring journey from deepest, darkest Ukraine, returning to France when most people were starting their Friday morning routines. Christophe Galtier’s […]

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The Rebirth of Lassana Diarra – French Football’s Forgotten Man


There are few more impressive stories in European football this season than that currently being played out on the south coast of France. Consider 15 months ago, the name of Lassana Diarra had completely been wiped off the radar for even the hardened football fans and pundits. Aside from a bizarre non-story about the France international popping up in the burnt-out […]

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