Episode 168: What Would Zlatan Do?

Episode 168

Welcome to the FFW Podcast! Rich is back for this week’s podcast and the team discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s title victory and the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After the predictable 9-0 win over Troyes, the quality of Ligue 1 was questioned but that was blown away by Rennes and Lyon’s excellent 2-2 draw. Young stars, Ousmane Dembélé and Maxwel Cornet were […]

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Freed Willy: What Went Wrong for Sagnol at Bordeaux


At half-time of Willy Sagnol’s second match in charge of Bordeaux, at home to Monaco, his team were trailing 1-0 and fortunate to be only a goal down after a poor display. A technical switch after the break transformed the match and Bordeaux ran out 4-1 winners. Sagnol was lauded for his tactical nous and flexibility, but amidst the euphoria […]

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Who is Arsenal and Barcelona Target Ousmane Dembélé?


If Arsenal, Chelsea or even Manchester City want to capture the signature of Stade Rennais forward Ousmane Dembélé this summer, they are going to face competition from arguably, the best club in Europe. The teenager is the talk of French football at the moment. At just 18 years old, he may have only made his first-team debut in November, but […]

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Marseille Lifeless as Season Descends into Mediocrity

Michel OM

Olympique de Marseille is a club that demands success – in any form. It doesn’t matter whether the playing staff or set-up actually is capable of delivering on such a demand, it is simply expected to give your best over the course of a season, to generate a campaign worthy of the club’s prestige. To live up to such lofty […]

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Arsenal and Manchester United Target Wants Summer Departure


Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been given a boost in their continual pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani. According to the French newspaper L’Equipe on Sunday, the Uruguayan striker is not happy in the French capital and finally wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions for a new challenge – one where he can be a centre-forward again. […]

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Rennes v Lyon: Ligue 1 Preview – Week 30

Rennes OL

As we come to the business end of the season, every game takes on a higher level of importance and with the league being so widely spread, an opportunity to take points off a rival cannot be missed. Sunday evening’s game sees Rennes host Lyon and it could go a long way in deciding who claims a place in the […]

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Montpellier HSC v OGC Nice : Week 30 Ligue 1 Preview

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Eight points and eleven places separate these two teams, but recent form has Montpellier in better shape as the Nice goal-wave abates, and this is quite a tricky one to call. Their seasons could not have started more differently: while Montpellier spent the first ten games accumulating just five points and six goals, and getting mired in the relegation zone, Nice were fifth with 17 […]

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Bourg-en-Bresse v AS Nancy: Ligue 2 Preview – Week 30

Bourg Nancy

Bourg’s sensational start to Ligue 2 has certainly now ended. Without a win in nine matches and only one win registered in 2016, they have slipped to 13th in the league and dreams of a promotion push have been firmly quashed. The paper-thin squad has not been helped by injuries of late, with key men Pape Sane (on loan from Caen) and […]

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