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Marquette down as a defeat – Cup upsets spoiled at the death

Marquette down as a defeat – Cup upsets spoiled at the death

We came looking for a bit of cup magic; we left cold, disappointed and ultimately out of the cup. Well, I imagine this is what the US Marquette fans were thinking on Sunday afternoon, but maybe that was just me sitting on the bus back to Lille glad for a […]

Preview: France v Ukraine – For Whom The Bell Tolls

Preview: France v Ukraine – For Whom The Bell Tolls

*Doooooooooooooong*  *Doooooooooooooong* Brave? Clever? Too little too late? They can all be used described to Didier Deschamps’s team selection ahead of tonight’s do or die second leg vs Ukraine. I’ll tell you one thing though: he has tied his own noose with this team choice. Of course some changes had […]

CIF Futsal Tour 2013 – Zidane hits Montpellier

CIF Futsal Tour 2013 – Zidane hits Montpellier

Something was needed to make up for the disappointment of Friday night. Reviewing the performance of the U21s in their Euro 2015 qualifying campaign cheered me slightly, but there was still something missing. Fortunately, international breaks are a perfect time to have a football-based charity event, and CIF (Club des […]

Les Espoirs: The real hopes for a bright French future

Les Espoirs: The real hopes for a bright French future

So, as we are all pretending that Friday night’s capitulation by the seniors didn’t really happen, and wondering what level of woebegone metaphor L’Equipe will reach if the Tuesday night match doesn’t go well, fear not, there is reason to be cheerful about French international football. Les Espoirs have never […]

Preview – World Cup Playoff: Ukraine v France

Preview – World Cup Playoff: Ukraine v France

In football the phrase “must-win” can be bandied about far too often. People look at matches and they think that if team X loses then that’ll be that for them, when often this is actually untrue. This is certainly applicable when considering the upcoming World Cup Qualifying play-off between Ukraine […]

Episode 105: Arise Sir Nelson Oliveira

Episode 105: Arise Sir Nelson Oliveira

On this week’s show Saint-Etienne v Lyon is game of the week. Joel Bats is Cock de la Semaine and we look at where Les Verts season goes from here. We look at what teams have disappointed and impressed this season and Andrew picks the next striker that he will […]

World Cup: French based players do battle in CAF Play-offs

World Cup: French based players do battle in CAF Play-offs

As France prepare to battle Ukraine for a place at the World Cup, there are numerous Ligue 1 stars involved in other key play-offs as well. It was injury time before Edinson Cavani found the back of the net with the final goal in Uruguay’s 5-0 away thumping of Jordan, […]

FFW Team of the Week: Zlatan the man in PSG’s stroll in the Parc

FFW Team of the Week: Zlatan the man in PSG’s stroll in the Parc

Another week gone, and another week which has gone very well for PSG, who have extended their lead at the top of the table, after both their closest rivals hit the skids. Despite keeping an eighth consecutive clean sheet, second-placed Lille were held 0-0 at Guingamp, while Monaco’s dodgy patch […]