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Goalkeeper, Philosopher, Outsider: Albert Camus

Goalkeeper, Philosopher, Outsider: Albert Camus

It’s the centenary of Nobel Prize winning writer, journalist and philosopher Albert Camus, so it seemed the perfect time to add him to our list of FFW heroes.  « What I know most surely about morality and the duty of man, I owe to football. » What Albert Camus meant when he […]

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

PSG v Anderlecht: Champions League Preview

Tuesday 19.45 GMT – PSG v Anderlecht (5-0 in previous meeting) PSG are top of Group C with three wins from three, most recently having turned Anderlecht over 0-5 in the ‘away leg’, with goals from Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, and Ibrahimovic. L’Equipe went out on a limb and described the Belgian champions […]

Team of the Week: Starry Night for Vincent as Lille beat Monaco

Team of the Week: Starry Night for Vincent as Lille beat Monaco

It’s taken until Week 12, but one of the Big Two has been beaten for the first time in Ligue 1 this season, with the other making a little break. After a defeat in the Coupe de la Ligue this week too, is this the end of Monaco’s lune de […]

Arrivederci Ajaccio – Ravanelli Unravels

Arrivederci Ajaccio – Ravanelli Unravels

Eric Hely was the first managerial casualty of the season, falling on his sword after Sochaux’s 5-1 defeat at Guingamp, and Daniel Sanchez was removed from the bench of Valenciennes shortly afterwards; now Fabrizio Ravanelli has been sacked, after an embarrassing 3-1 home defeat for Ajaccio to Valenciennes (now under […]

Ligue 1 First Eleven (games) – Stat-tack

Ligue 1 First Eleven (games) – Stat-tack

Eleven games into the new season, and things are all a bit mixed. The top two looks much as one might have expected pre-season, with PSG and Monaco level on 25 points, but to see the other two promoted teams up in the top five is a bit of a […]

Lucky 13? Faouzi Ghoulam on Manchester United’s Radar

Lucky 13? Faouzi Ghoulam on Manchester United’s Radar

Faouzi Ghoulam is on the transfer radar again, and for everyone’s sake, you have to hope that this turns out better than last time. Kept out of the squad for the unsuccessful Europa League qualifying campaign and the first four games in Ligue 1 after an awkward and aborted transfer situation […]

#ICICESTPARIS Paris Saint-Germain Nike Air Max 90

#ICICESTPARIS Paris Saint-Germain Nike Air Max 90

  NIKE FRANCE FOOTBALL have released the new Nike Air 90 – this is no normal trainer, it is of course the PSG Nike Air 90. You can personalise the trainers in the PSG colours and with choice of slogan in the tongue and the PSG badge on the back, […]

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of “32” Results

Coupe de la Ligue: Round of “32” Results

Bastia 1 – 0 Ajaccio The not-in-Corsica-Corsican derby was won with a 7th minute strike from Bastia’s veteran Brazilian Araujo Ilan as things go from bad to worse for Fabrizio Ravanelli’s men. On the upside, nobody got sent off. Lille 0 – 1 Auxerre (a.e.t) In what was described by […]