Euro-Connotations – The Final Group Games

Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores past Malmo's goalkeeper Johan Wiland during the UEFA Champions League Group A, second-leg football match Malmo FF vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Malmo, Sweden on November 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN   +++ SWEDEN OUT +++ / AFP / TT NEWS AGENCY / ANDREAS HILLERGREN        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS HILLERGREN/AFP/Getty Images)

Another midweek round, this time for the last group games in the European competitions, and some of this is a bit involved, so here’s your handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the situation as it stands… Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Shakhtar Donetsk PSG are through in second and nothing is going to change that given their head-to-head record against Real […]

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Ligue 1: Week 17 – Previews + Predictions

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It’s a quick turnaround here in Ligue 1, and even the TV commentary team last night got confused what round they were talking about as Marseille beat Rennes 1-0 to finish up round 16. After the goal-fest last weekend (35), the midweek action saw the lowest scoring round so far this season, with only 13 scored, and a massive zero goals […]

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The Dogues Days Are Far From Over For Frederic Antonetti

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Just as Lille try to settle into life under new coach Frederic Antonetti, they welcome Saint-Etienne to the North of France on Wednesday evening. They couldn’t beat bottom of the table Troyes, struggled to create anything against stubborn Angers, now they will look to pick up a vital three points while experiencing one of their worst runs of form over the last […]

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Ligue 1: Week 16 – Preview + Predictions

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Paris Saint-Germain remain top, already crowned Autumn champions – like that is an actual thing! Below the Parisians is where all the action is. Angers were second briefly, until SM Caen beat struggling Bordeaux on Sunday. Nice continued their Jeykll & Hyde impression: reduced to 10-men, they lost to a Toulouse side looking to find a new, younger identity. Walking […]

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Ligue 2: Week 17 – Preview

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There is no chance to sit and analyse the results from this weekend as we are straight into the mid-week Ligue 2 fixtures. RC Lens and Nimes kicked things off with a 1-0 home win on Monday. The Crocodiles are still seven points from safety, and the three points takes Lens up to 10th before everyone else plays. Dijon face a tough […]

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Episode 160: Yes They Caen!

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Welcome to the FFW Podcast. Bordeaux fall 4-1 to Caen after their promising display against Liverpool. Patrice Garande’s team played it perfectly and showed everything that has made them a success this season. Marseille and Monaco share six goals and show the rest of Ligue 1 how not to defend. Toulouse lean towards the youngsters to help them get out […]

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Euroundup 5 : Two In, Two Out, Two Shaken All About

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It’s the business end of the European competitions, and some places, for good and bad, are already confirmed. The French teams’ bilan is now two through, two out, and two TBC, with one looking slightly more likely than the other. Champions League PSG are through after a 5-0 trouncing of Malmo, led by supply captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, returning to where it […]

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