Poor Sochaux! Already rock bottom, the last thing they needed was to be visiting Paris a few days after the leaders’ first defeat in months. Unsurprisingly, they were hit by a Zlatan-inspired backlash, conceding five for the second time in a week in a 5-0 loss. Poor Ajaccio! The Corsican […]
The first four teams in Ligue 1 to lose their managers occupy the last four places in the table, and thus far have mustered only six wins between them (Montpellier and Ajaccio both play today, but away at Toulouse and Monaco, so an increase there seems slightly unlikely). The fifth, […]
Here we go again. Back in April, Montpellier announced that Rene Girard was leaving, and Jean Fernandez would replace him. As noted at the time, Fernandez has some form as a second-half-of-the-season recovery artist, but that can be risky if a club hierarchy would prefer not to be deep in […]
Back after a short absence, the FFW podcast is here to discuss the latest in Ligue 1. We start in Lille as the northerns title credentials are growing as they beat Marseille 1-0 at home. It’s then off to Annecy as Evian beat PSG for the first time in 27 […]
We are happy to welcome Cristian Liberum to French Football Weekly. He will be bringing another new dimension to the FFW website and infographics like this will become a new feature on the site. We hope you enjoy.
Matchday 15 will go down in Ligue 1 history for a couple of reasons: at one end of the scale Mickaël Landreau equalled Jean-Luc Ettori’s Ligue 1 appearance record, turning out for the 602nd time; at the other end, PSG started their match against Lyon with an all-non-French line-up – a […]
With 12 clean sheets in 14 games the Lille back line has received a lot of praise this season. Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has earned multiple plaudits from fans and press, Danish newcomer Simon Kjaer has made various “team of the week” selections in his short time in France, but yesterday […]
Soviet Football has produced a lot of well-known names over the years, Ballon d’Or winners Lev Yashin, Oleg Blokhin and Igor Belanov to name but a few. When the Soviet Union was on the edge of collapse in late the 1980s, many Soviet footballers were looking for the opportunity to […]