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Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

This Thursday, Lyon welcome Chernomorets Odessa to the Stade Gerland for their seizièmes de finale second leg, after a goalless draw in Ukraine last week. There was much talk before the first leg about the squad selected by Remi Garde, with a choix entraineur list so long it didn’t fit on L’Equipe’s […]

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

Under Protest: Time For damage control at FC Nantes

On Saturday,  the city of Nantes was awash with protesters campaigning against the opening of a new airport. The protests degenerated into terrible clashes between riot police and protesters, the result of which was large-scale damage in the city centre. The protesters ran wild destroying bus shelters, attacking offices and […]

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

Player of the Week…please stand up #FFWTOTW

The weekend started with a bang as Reims travelled to Monaco, came back to equalise twice, had a man sent off late on (Oh, Mandi… ed.) and then bucked the last-season Leonardo-snit-inducing script by conceding a 95th minute winner from Layvin Kurzawa (assist: Fabinho-James-post). Marseille needed a late goal from Andre-Pierre […]

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Just before the January transfer window closed, Clement Grenier rejected a move to Newcastle United and on the face of it that is definitely for the best. Grenier is a wonderfully talented young player and he has all the capabilities to succeed in England but that definitely wasn’t the right move for […]

Episode 111: LOSC Support Group

Episode 111: LOSC Support Group

Hello and welcome to this week’s FFW podcast. This week we start in Germany as PSG steamroll past Bayer Leverkusen, but does it mean PSG can go all the way this year. Also is Zlatan on a one man mission to win the big prize. We look at Lyon’s 0-0 […]

Lavezzi overcomes tragedy to lead PSG to victory #FFWTOTW

Lavezzi overcomes tragedy to lead PSG to victory #FFWTOTW

Surely they couldn’t do it. Could they? Despite being written off for weeks now, Sochaux showed that they are still alive and kicking, after beating Guingamp 1-0. That’s the second consecutive home win for foxy Hervé Renard’s men. Now follows a huge six-pointer at Valenciennes and a home match against […]

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

Guingamp – En Avant or On the Slide?

At the end of October, there was a slight ‘what? really?’ feeling when looking at the Ligue 1 table. Not so much the presence of newly-promoted Monaco second only on goal difference to reigning champions PSG, but the sight of En Avant Guingamp most definitely en avant and sitting in […]

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

Valentine’s Day Special – PSG v Valenciennes

So, it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s PSG v Valenciennes, so for all of you similarly prioritising your love of football over the commercialisation of romance, we’re planning a few things to keep everyone cheerful. First – we are finally doing the sweepstake for when Marco Verratti will be booked. Tweet us […]