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#FFWTOTW A Mexer-lent result for Rennes

#FFWTOTW A Mexer-lent result for Rennes

Oh Brandao! What were you thinking? Don’t get me wrong – we’d all secretly like to headbutt Thiago Motta, of course we would. Yes, calling you and your team-mates sons of bitches all match is not very becoming. But that kind of thing must happen all the time. And you […]

Brandao’d for life! PSG seek life sentence for headbutt on Motta

Brandao’d for life! PSG seek life sentence for headbutt on Motta

  We’ve all seen the footage by now. After PSG’s 2-0 win over SC Bastia in the 2eme Journée, in which Ibrahimovic struggled off early with a muscle injury, Brandao hovered in the players’ tunnel until he saw Thiago Motta, went over, headbutted him, and then scampered away ‘like a […]

Episode 122: Rennes for the hills

Episode 122: Rennes for the hills

On this week’s podcast the FFW team are joined by Pete Sharland with Jeremy taking the role as host. The guys go through the first weekend’s games. Reims v PSG, Bastia v OM and Lyon v Rennes including others. Pete’s gives us his view on Rennes’ summer dealings. They also […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Return of the Mak

Every week FFW will bring you Five reasons to watch Ligue 1 this weekend. Return of the Mak The early game on Saturday afternoon sees new Bastia manager Claude  Makelele return to Paris to take on champions PSG. When Makelele left Chelsea in 2008 he joined PSG and played with […]

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

PREVIEW – Toulouse v Lyon: Battle for superiority on the wings

Ligue 1 is back in full-swing and already we have some interesting narratives that are going to develop as the season continues. On Saturday two of the league’s most interesting sides meet in what could be an excellent and compelling battle. Lyon travel to the Stade Municipal to take on […]

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Coupe de la Ligue: First Round

Well, the football is coming thick and fast now – Ligue 2, the Trophee des Champions, National, Ligue 1, that weirdly-arranged friendly between Napoli and PSG, and now…the cup! The league cup, that is (the Coupe de France is currently in regional preliminary mode before the 3rd round proper in mid-September) […]

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

#FFWTOTW Bastia’s Maboulou excels under new Makelele role

As Matt LeBlanc found out in his pre-Friends days, the best things come to those who wait. And after a seemingly interminable 83 days, with pretty much only meaningless football played in between, Ligue 1 has come back with a vengeance, a fantastic, goal-laden weekend’s football opening the new campaign. […]

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Bureaucracy Round-Up – Winners and Luzenac

Following a summer that much of French football spent busy with tribunal hearings rather than transfer dealings, three lengthy administrative sagas look – look – to have been sorted out. We’d say ‘and not a moment too soon’ but things actually kicked off last week, causing something of a headache for Steve […]