EUROUNDUP: Monaco Look Set for Busy Thursday Nights

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European qualifying! And it’s already shaping up to be good for those of us with not much on on Thursday evenings… First, Monaco were in action in the Champions League play-offs, in a heavyweight match-up against Valencia. They were denied a clear penalty at 2-1, and then conceded what could be the killer blow as Feghouli scored the third in the […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Three

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Normal service has already resumed, and it’s only the second week. Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 win over Gazelec Ajaccio on Sunday night saw Laurent Blanc’s side take top spot; the other teams are now playing catch-up. by @Gibney_A Montpellier v PSG: Friday 19:30 The Parisians travel south on Friday night for what is usually a tough test at the Stade de […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four

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Going into the fourth week of Ligue 2 action and we have a three-way tie at the top. AS Nancy, FC Metz and US Creteil all have seven points, but something has to break as the latter two do battle at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle on Friday night. That gives Nancy a chance to gain an early advantage when they […]

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Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux Must Prove Europa Dedication

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Welcome back Eric Devin to look in-depth at the Europa League challenges ahead for Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux With several notable flops in Ligue 1 sides’ recent past, the qualification stages of European competition have been something of a banana skin of late. In Europa qualifying, in 2013 Saint-Etienne stumbled against Danish minnows Esbjerg, OGC Nice exited to the Cypriot team […]

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Episode 150: Welcome Home Remy Cabella

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Welcome back to the FFW Podcast. Week 2 and we are till trying not to jump to any conclusions regarding the table, but there are worries over Montpellier and their squad depth, and the form of Alexandre Lacazette at Lyon. Is Nabil Fekir the better player and is Lacazette’s head in the game? We talk about Florian Thauvin’s move to […]

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Florian Thauvin and the Newcastle United Conundrum

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Rumours had persisted all summer and on Sunday night they went into overdrive when French radio station RMC reported that Newcastle United had tabled a bid for Olympique de Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. Various figures have been banded about, but it looks like the English club will pay around €17 million plus bonuses for the 22-year-old attacker. On the other […]

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Valencia Threaten to Dent Monaco’s Champions League Hopes

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Manchester United may have the bigger reputation whilst Bayer Leverkusen may be an exciting young team but Valencia was probably the toughest draw that Monaco could have received in the Champions League play-off draw. Much like les Monegasques, the Spanish side has benefited greatly from recent investment and there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the approaches of […]

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