Saint-Etienne v Marseille: Hope Springs Eternal For Les Stephanois


by Chris McMullan Winters are cold in central France. The region known in the middle ages as the Forez lies miles from the sea and is stuck between the Alps and the Massif Central. There is little humidity, and, in the traditional mining town of Saint-Etienne, the dry air brings with it a bitter cold in the winter months. This […]

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Bon Courage Philipp Hosiner


Philipp Hosiner and Stade Rennais have todaygiven clarity on the players’ unfortunate health issues. The Austrian striker was all set to complete a loan move to Bundesliga side Cologne when his medical unearthed a kidney issue that neither the clubs nor Hosiner himself was aware of. After undergoing further tests it was discovered he was suffering from a tumour in his […]

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Europa Euround-up – Guingamp 2 – 1 Dynamo Kiev

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French representation in the Europa League now rests with Guingamp, and they faced tricky opposition on Thursday night in the form of Ukrainian league leaders Dynamo Kiev, who topped their group over Aalborg, Steaua Bucharest and Rio Ave. It was a chaotic game which saw an early injury, three goals, two red cards, a lot of needle, and possibly record-breaking crossing […]

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Liverpool’s Divock Origi and the 10 Most Intriguing Ligue 1 Players


It’s probably fair to say this Ligue 1 season isn’t quite going as expected, with defending champions Paris Saint-Germain currently behind both Lyon and Marseille in the table and a number of players coming from seemingly nowhere to stand out and overshadow those star names currently plying their trade in France’s top flight. While PSG had started the season as the overwhelming favourites […]

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Former Lyon Youth Product Linked With Wigan Athletic Move


Wigan Athletic could be close to signing twenty-three-year-old attacking midfielder Harry Novillo. According to Vital Football, Novillo, who represented France’s  U19  side eight times,  is believed to be training with The Latics and is said to have impressed in a training match against Premier League side Burnley at Wigan’s Christopher Park training complex.  Novillo is a free agent after recently […]

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One Year On: Chelsea Heavy Favourites Against Weakened PSG


When both Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea walk out onto the Parc des Princes pitch on Tuesday evening, both sides know they will have to be at their best to pick up a positive first leg result. Chelsea will only play six of the eleven that started the first leg last season, and due to injuries, Laurent Blanc will have to […]

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Is Cavani PSG’s best fit defender? Episode 138

Episode 138

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, On this week’s show, Jon, Jeremy and guest Rich Allen discuss the recent form of Lyon and PSG, and look forward to PSG’s Champions League clash with Chelsea. We continue with some group therapy, as Rich laments Rennes’ struggles and we all express our love for Jocelyn Gourvennec and Guingamp. Finally we look forward to […]

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Jeannot helps Lorient Keep Lyon In Check

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So it’s as you were at the top of the table, after all three of the teams at the top could only draw. Of the three, Lyon will probably be the most satisfied with their point, despite squandering the opportunity to go four points clear on Sunday night. They were outplayed by an excellent Lorient for the majority of the […]

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