Episode 158: For Fox Sake – Lille Pull the Plug on Renard

Episode 158

This week the podcast starts with the news that Lille and Hervé Renard have parted company on Wednesday. The club sit 16th and have only scored six goals this season and Les Dogues believe that they are not in the kind of position they expected. Lyon were successful in the derby last weekend and the guys discuss OL’s success and […]

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Europa Euround-Up – wins for OM and ASSE, and bicycle kicks are over-rated

Hamouma v Dnipro

Matchday four, which already felt a bit ‘knock-out’ as it was the return leg of last time, and this time there was a reasonably positive set of results as, like in round one, nobody lost and everybody scored. Qarabag 1 – 1 Monaco After a narrow 1-0 win for Monaco last time out, the away trip was, as predicted, a bit […]

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Ligue 1: Week 13 Preview + Predictions


There has been more talk off the field that on it this week. Everyone loves a scandal, but here at FFW we prefer to stick to the football. Angers kick off proceedings with a tough test against Rennes, Caen will hope to stop the slide at home to Guingamp and then we end things with the last ever derby at […]

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Derby Day Signals Saint-Etienne’s Chance at Rhone Glory


If there was ever a time for a side to give up on a game, it was two weeks ago at the Parc des Princes. AS Saint-Etienne had just beaten Dnipro in the Europa League and made the long and tiring journey from deepest, darkest Ukraine, returning to France when most people were starting their Friday morning routines. Christophe Galtier’s […]

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The Rebirth of Lassana Diarra – French Football’s Forgotten Man


There are few more impressive stories in European football this season than that currently being played out on the south coast of France. Consider 15 months ago, the name of Lassana Diarra had completely been wiped off the radar for even the hardened football fans and pundits. Aside from a bizarre non-story about the France international popping up in the burnt-out […]

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Episode 157: Dijon Cutting the Mustard in Ligue 2


Welcome to the FFW Podcast. This week the podcast welcomes Max Quelch-Woolls to the show to talk about Ligue 2. Who has impressed, what team’s are failing to make the grade and what players could be on the move come January. Max also gives us some depth into Angers, Troyes and Gazelec and what was expected from them in Ligue […]

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Ligue 1: Preview + Predictions – Week 12


We are past the quarter point of the season, half way is approaching fast, yet the table, quite excitingly, looks nothing like how anyone would have predicted….except first place. Gazelec picked up their first win and leave Troyes at the bottom of Ligue 1. Angers and Caen hold steady in the Champions League places although the Normand side fell to […]

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Coupe de la Ligue : Allez Ahamada and Rain Stops Play – Again


Midweek Cup Action Ahoy! The Coupe de la Ligue reached the seiziemes – or, due to the structure of the competition, the dixiemes; we’ve already lost all the eligible third-tier teams and most of Ligue 2, as they made up the first two rounds. But now is the time the big boys arrive! Or, some of them, as the European teams are still […]

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