Recent Posts

It’s Grim Up North for Valenciennes

It’s Grim Up North for Valenciennes

In the early 90’s a British group released a song called “It’s Grim Up North”, a sort of acid house composition where the main lyrics consisted of naming towns and cities in Northern England. Given that the  impression of the song was that the North was grey, drab and generally […]

Saint-Etienne feeling the strain as cracks begin to show

Saint-Etienne feeling the strain as cracks begin to show

After their midweek defeat at Marseille, Les Verts sit in 6th place with 12 points, which, at first glance, seems just fine.  After all, at this point last season they were mired down in 11th with 8 points and ended up finishing in 5th.  Add to that the fact that […]

Episode 100: FFW Brings up the century

Episode 100: FFW Brings up the century

That’s right folks, we’ve somehow managed to record 100 podcasts. To celebrate the 100th episode it would be great to say we had an interview with Zlatan or Falcao but instead you’ll have to do with Jon, Andrew and Jeremy talking about them as PSG v Monaco takes centre stage. […]

So Long Sochaux? Eric gets the Hely out of there…

So Long Sochaux? Eric gets the Hely out of there…

Seven games into the season is really no time to be looking at the table and talking about relegation, but… But. Sochaux are the lanterne rouge, with two points. Four scored, 14 conceded. Their manager Eric Hely has tendered his resignation, which club president Laurent Pernet is considering, possibly over […]

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

Have Rennes Climbed A Montanier?

We are now 6 games into the Phillipe Montanier era at Stade Rennais.  Have things changed?  Is it a happy camp?  Have the demons been banished?  Let’s take a look. A lot has already been said about just how woefully last season finished for Rennes.  Heads were down, confidence was […]

Ligue 1: Latest News

Ligue 1: Latest News

Enjoy the latest pre and post match comments from the players and managers in Ligue 1

Kadir Oh Dear: Bad week in football for Italian managers

Kadir Oh Dear: Bad week in football for Italian managers

So this weekend saw the biggest match of the season so far, but the six-pointer finished with one point apiece, as Reims and Guingamp played out a 1-1 draw. The same score as PSG-Monaco, the home team dominating for the most part, but the Monégasques holding on for the draw […]

Le Grand Match – Preview: PSG v Monaco

Le Grand Match – Preview: PSG v Monaco

The two best teams in Ligue 1 meet on Sunday in a game coming too early in the season to be called a title-decider, yet too late for either team to blame a lack of preparedness in case of a bad result. Ligue 1 leaders AS Monaco travel to the […]