Anthony Mounier: Montpellier’s Wanted Midfield Maestro

Anthony Mounier

On the 17th August 2014, the gates at the then newly-renovated Stade Vélodrome opened for the first-time, as Marcello Bielsa’s Marseille took the pitch in their first home game of the season. An air of expectation was almost tangible in the tribunes, where expectant Marseillaises were eager to see a first win in the new Bielsa era, against a travelling […]

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France shock USA with 3-1 opening win at Toulon

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France got their 2015 Toulon Tournament campaign off to a fantastic start on Wednesday. Three first half goals put a swift end to the challenge from the United States and announced a new group of talented young players. Francis Smerecki lined up his side playing 4-2-3-1 with Yann Bodiger and Baptiste Santamaria anchoring the midfield so the three talented attacking midfielders – Romain Habran, Fares […]

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FFW 2014/15 Ligue 1 Team of the Year

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After handing out the individual awards, it’s time to reveal our 2014/15 Ligue 1 Team of the Year. The FFW writers all voted for their choices, the players with the most votes in each position were chosen for the team. Maxwell of Paris Saint-Germain, Andre-Pierre Gignac at Marseille and Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons all narrowly missed out on a place. Here […]

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France to get their Toulon Tournament challenge underway

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This year’s edition of the Toulon Youth Festival kicks off today and France will be hoping to capture their 12th title under the guidance of Ludovic Batelli. It is possibly a less experienced Toulon squad that we are used to seeing from France. Last year’s team included PSG duo Adrien Rabiot and Jean-Christophe Bahebeck, who was top scorer with four, with […]

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2014/15 French Football Weekly Ligue 1 Awards

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The public votes have been counted and verified, the expert views of French Football Weekly’s crack team of writers have been included, and we are proud to reveal the 2014/15 Ligue 1 Award Winners. Thank you to everyone who voted and everyone who ReTweeted a link for their favourites. Here is your Player, Young Player, Coach, Goalkeeper and Newcomer of the […]

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Gradel at the Double to Cap Off Superb Season #FFWTOTW

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That’s it. All done. All sorted. 38 rounds finish with the traditionally chaotic multiplex; ten simultaneous games, 32 goals, one new stadium being opened, one match stoppage, multiple fireworks and a trophy presentation. It’s a lot to keep up with, and that’s before our correspondent on Twitter realised that the multiplex they were watching didn’t include two of the games. […]

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Situation Report: Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National

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So – many things sewn up, but many things to play for. Ligue 1 PSG are champions after winning 2-1 at Montpellier – they only needed a point to confirm their third consecutive title but Lyon made that academic by drawing 1-1 at Bordeaux anyway, confirming they will come second. That also means that the race for sixth is over, with […]

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