Preview : Ligue 1 – Week 9

joie des joueurs parisiens apres le but de Blaise Matuidi (PSG)

One more week before the international break and what a way to go out…the first Classique of the season. Hubert Fournier welcomes his old club to the Gerland and Nice try to make it four-in-a-row against les Canaris. Olympique Lyonnais v Stade de Reims: Saturday 16:30 – @Gibney_A At the start of the season, Hubert Fournier probably looked at the […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 9

Paris FC wk9

We are nearly one quarter of the way through the Ligue 2 season, but the table is not looking how anyone would have expected. Dijon are good for their first place, but Bourg-en-Bresse and Creteil have surprised some by taking up places in the top five. In contrast, big names like Auxerre, Sochaux and Lens find themselves at the wrong end […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 8


No time to take a breathe this week as Ligue 1 gets into it’s eighth week the day after Week 7 has finished. Rennes, Marseille and Saint-Etienne will hope to continue their strong home form. Bordeaux try to recover from shipping six as they welcome Lyon to the Matmut Atlantique and Nantes will hope their extra week’s rest will help […]

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Episode 154: When Two Projects Go to War

Episode 154

Welcome to the FFW Podcast. Before the mid-week fixtures begin, Jeremy and Andrew talk over the weekend’s action in Ligue 1. Marseille’s “time-out” helps them steal a point against Lyon. Valbuena receives a warm welcome at the Velodrome. Rennes stay afloat at the top despite their diving ability to win a point at home to Lille. Nantes crumble to Saint-Etienne, […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week 7


The first mid-week set of fixtures this season sees Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table take on in-form Guingamp. Angers and Reims do battle in the top six, Rennes take their quick start to Corsica and both Lille and Nantes get an extra few days off because of the Eurobasket at Stade Pierre Mauroy.   SCO Angers v […]

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Why Marseille will not succeed under the leadership of Vincent Labrune


Four years are usually judged – in the political world at least – as a good barometer to whether an individual has been successful or not in his role. Take any democratically elected leader in the world, and if he or she has been relatively successful, they would be rewarded with re-election. And those nations or entities without term limits […]

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Review: Lorient Shine to Hold Off Rocky Monaco

Lorient Monaco

Week Six of the Ligue 1 season may have been bookended by two 1-1 draws, but it was goals galore across France this weekend. We were treated to 25 goals, including Lorient shocking the country with their annual victory in the principality. After six weeks, the table still has a very interesting look to it and it’s intriguing and fascinating. […]

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