Lille Name Their Price for Tottenham Hotspur Target


Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has been monitored by Tottenham Hotspur for over a year now, even before he joined the Northern club from SCO Angers last January. Now, the 2011 Ligue 1 champions have told any interested party, via L’Equipe, that they will have to pay between €25-30 million to sign their top scorer. After the mess that was Divock […]

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The Rise and Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio

Larbi Gaz

This December, a quick glance at the league tables in the top divisions in Europe paints a somewhat surprising picture. Leicester City, bottom of the Premier League at Christmas last year sit at the summit. Watford, promoted from the Championship are in seventh, ahead of Merseyside rivals Everton & Liverpool. In Germany, Hertha Berlin sit in third during the winter break. […]

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The Rapid Demise of Lyon and Hubert Fournier


Just like pulling off a plaster, Jean-Michel Aulas waited for the unexpected moment to call time on Hubert Fournier’s reign as manager of Olympique Lyonnais. Everyone knew it was coming, but to officially announce the decision on Christmas Eve is classic, no-nonsense Aulas. The announcement was followed up with the news that Fournier’s assistant, Bruno Genesio will take charge of […]

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Episode 162: All About That Lass…and 10 other players

Episode 162

Welcome to the FFW Podcast. The first half of the season is over – Gazelec ended on a high, beating a low on confidence Lyon side – which should see the end of Hubert Fournier’s time at OL. Marseille drew 1-1 away at Bordeaux. It may have saved Sagnol to keep Girondins great home record against OM alive. There were […]

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Ligue 1: Preview + Predictions – Week 19


This is the last Ligue 1 weekend before the break, with the Coupe de France when they return – no one wants to end on a sour note. EA Guingamp v Stade Rennais: Saturday 19:00 – @rich_allen85 It’s a Breton derby with added bite on Saturday as Guingamp host Rennes. Both sides are on pretty miserable runs of late and whilst Guingamp […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 19


Nancy kicked off Week 19’s action with a 1-0 win over Evian at the Parc des Sports on Thursday. The victory takes them provisionally three points clear, but with the other 18 teams still to play. The pressure turns to Dijon when they welcome Red Star on Friday night. Dijon FCO v Red Star: Friday 20:00 @FRfootballWillG Dijon’s form has […]

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There May be Trouble Ahead for Ligue 1 and French Football


A brief glance at the Ligue 1 table shows a distinct unbalance. At the top, unsurprisingly – we have Paris Saint-Germain on 48 points, dropping just six in the 2015-16 campaign thus far. Well below, we have the other 19 teams. With the exception of winless Troyes, rooted to the bottom, only 15 points separate the other 18 teams sandwiched […]

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Coupe de la Ligue Huitiemes Round Up: Ooh, Ounas


Given the size and shape of this competition, the scope for a giantkilling is limited, but upsets can still happen. Not this round, unfortunately, although there were some near misses. All four Ligue 2 teams are now out. On Tuesday, League leaders Dijon were beaten 3-0 by Lorient. They went down to ten men early in the second half, already a goal behind […]

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