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Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U20 World Cup

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U20 World Cup

Continuing a summer of international football for various French sides, the squad for this summer’s U20 World Cup was announced today. Pierre Mankowski has picked an impressive team, one that will undoubtedly go into the tournament as one of the favourites. Goalkeepers Alphonse Aréola (PSG) Paul Charruau (Valenciennes) Maxime Dupe […]

FFW Team of the Week: Puygrenier heroics not enough as Nancy are relegated

FFW Team of the Week: Puygrenier heroics not enough as Nancy are relegated

With apologies for last week’s hiatus, we’re back for the penultimate FFW TOTW of the season. OMG! The most straightforward match of the weekend saw already-crowned champions PSG beat already-relegated Brest 3-1. Three goals to the good at half time, the Parisians, many of whom had dyed their hair/goatees/scalps (in […]

FC Metz v Monaco 1984: The steel final – Part One

FC Metz v Monaco 1984: The steel final – Part One

To celebrate les Grenats’ return to Ligue 2, Sharkfoot is offering an FC Metz special this week, which will end with the publication of a webdocumentary on the club’s youth centre.  Today, we’ve decided to look back at a cult event for the club. On May 11 1984, FC Metz won […]

Episode 93: LIVE in Montpellier

Episode 93: LIVE in Montpellier

This week’s podcast comes live from Montpellier. The FFW crew meet in the south of France to watch the game between Montpellier and Lille and use it as an excuse for a few bieres. Podcast debuts for Philippa Booth, Robert Smithson and Stephane Farenga as they join Jeremy and Andrew […]

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U19 European Elite Stage

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: U19 European Elite Stage

French U19 coach Francis Smerecki has revealed the 18-player squad that will take part in the U19 European Championships – Elite Stage this summer. Les Bleus kick off the group stage against Sweden on June 5th, face Bosnia Herzegovina on the 7th and then Austria on the 10th. Each of […]

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: Tournoi de Toulon

Les Bleus – Teamsheet: Tournoi de Toulon

It looks like being a busy summer for various French international teams. First up this month an U20 side managed by legend Willy Sagnol will compete in the famous Toulon Youth Festival. Hosted in the south of France, this is a great tournament for sides to show off their talented […]

Preview: Women’s Champions League Final – Lionesses v She-Wolves

Preview: Women’s Champions League Final – Lionesses v She-Wolves

The 2013 Women’s Champions League Final will take place this Thursday at Stamford Bridge, at 19.30 BST, 20.30 CEST. The match will be carried live by Direct 8 in France.  Tickets are on sale for a bargain price of £10, with concessions (under 18, over 65) at £5. Go go […]

La Maison Jaune: Home Is Where the Heart Is

La Maison Jaune: Home Is Where the Heart Is

At the risk of sounding deeply philosophical, what is ‘the soul’? Wikipedia tells us that ‘in many mythological, religious, philosophical, and psychological traditions, is the incorporeal and, in many conceptions, immortal essence of a person, living thing, or object.’ My record collection tells me it’s Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. My head tells me […]