Why don’t you come on over, Valère?

WhyDon'tYouComeOnOver

Given the absurd levels of staff turnover, the very concept of player loyalty in modern football has frayed to breaking point. Moments of genuine affection between player, club and fans can still be seen, but the irony is that this is probably clearest when that player leaves the club in question. Such a moment occurred in early July, when Valère […]

Read more

Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week One

PSGTDC

Ligue 1 is back! After a short break and various pre-season tours, the top division in France returns on Friday and although the title looks like an obvious procession back to the capital, it is the excitement that comes below that will keep you tuning in. Each week, the FFW team will preview the three biggest games of the weekend and […]

Read more

Will Stephan El Shaarawy Sink or Swim at Monaco?

El Shaw Sink

The new Ligue 1 season kicks off on Friday the 7th of August as Paris Saint-Germain start their quest for a fourth consecutive league title at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. We have pulled together French Football Weekly’s wealth of writers to discuss the biggest topics ahead of the new campaign. Who will finish in the top three? What […]

Read more

Ligue 2 Preview: Week Two

Ligue 2 Journee 2

After Steve Wyss’s excellent team-by-team guides to kick off the new season in Ligue 2, FFW’s coverage of the second tier will continue with a weekly preview, as one of our experts picks out three stand-out games each week. 2eme Journée – Brendan MacFarlane Sochaux v Metz: Friday 19:00 The pick of the second weekend of Ligue 2’s fixtures sees […]

Read more

The Busiest in Europe: Ligue 1’s Departure Lounge XI

Departure Lounge

There’s still a way to go yet, but a wealth of talent has already departed Ligue 1. As if to underline the fact that France is a selling league, trying to select an XI of Ligue 1 immigrants turned out to be rather difficult, so we’ve run the rule over the list and picked out our favourites, with some honourable mentions as well. […]

Read more

Can Michy Batshuayi Fire Marseille to Success this Season?

Batshuayi Standout

The new Ligue 1 season kicks off on Friday the 7th of August as Paris Saint-Germain start their quest for a fourth consecutive league title at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. We have pulled together French Football Weekly’s wealth of writers to discuss the biggest topics ahead of the new campaign. Who will finish in the top three? What […]

Read more

Forget Wigan: What Andy Delort Did Next

Andy Delort

In September 2014  one of French football’s longest sagas drew to a close. After a sensational season with Tours FC, Ligue 2’s second top scorer of the 2013/14 season crossed the channel to sign for a new club. The man in question, Andy Delort, signed for Wigan Athletic, and his move to England saw comparisons drawn between him and another former Tourangeau […]

Read more

Will Hatem Ben Arfa Be a Flop or a Best Buy for Nice?

Ben Arfa Flop

The new Ligue 1 season kicks off on Friday the 7th of August as Paris Saint-Germain start their quest for a fourth consecutive league title at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. We have pulled together French Football Weekly’s wealth of writers to discuss the biggest topics ahead of the new campaign. Who will finish in the top three? What […]

Read more
1 43 44 45 46 47 229