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The biggest Rennes-igma in Brittany

The biggest Rennes-igma in Brittany

So what exactly is it with Stade Rennais? On the face of it, everything is in place for a successful club. A billionaire owner, premier club in the region, financially sound, an excellent stadium, and arguably the best youth set-up in France and possibly Europe. Despite all this, year after […]

UNFP French Football Award Nominations Announced

UNFP French Football Award Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2013 UNFP awards have been announced today. Awards will be handed to the best player, young player, goalkeeper and manager in Ligue 1 and also the best player and manager of Ligue 2. Here are the nominees: PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG: AS Saint-Etienne, Gabones, 23-years-old, Forward ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC: Paris Saint-Germain FC, Swedish, 31-years-old, Forward BLAISE MATUIDI: Paris […]

Coupe de France Semi-Finals Preview / Weather Round-Up

Coupe de France Semi-Finals Preview / Weather Round-Up

The magic of the cup is still with us, people. Two sides who could well go down to Ligue 2 at the end of the season are still in the race for silverware, and a place in the Europa League; 19th play 9th, and 18th play 8th, which has a […]

Griez-proof: Scouting Report – Antoine Griezmann

Griez-proof: Scouting Report – Antoine Griezmann

Following Franck Ribery’s exploits with Bayern Munich, and Mathieu Valbuena’s weekly heroics for Les Phoceens, it’s only fair we tilt the spotlight at another pixie-sized French midfield dynamo: Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann has more in common with the aforementioned two than just an impressive stat line. Griezmann, like Ribery and Valbuena, […]

FFW Team of the Week: Braaten flattens Lille

FFW Team of the Week: Braaten flattens Lille

There’s only one place to start this week – the Parc des Princes. PSG’s title celebrations remain on ice for (probably) one more week after their 1-1 draw with Valenciennes, but for the second consecutive week, the football and the result were secondary to the behavior of certain members of PSG. Yes, referee Castro’s […]

The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Ever since he signed a permanent deal with Saint-Etienne 18 months ago, the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been under the spotlight almost weekly, and with the season coming to an end the race is heating up. Saint-Etienne finished just outside the Europa League places last year, losing on the […]

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 35

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 35

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 35 Sunday 5th May PSG v VALENCIENNES   NANCY v LYON   RENNES v NICE   Saturday 4th May TOULOUSE v LILLE   […]

Mayday, Mayday: Run-ins, Recoveries, and the Relegation Battle

Mayday, Mayday: Run-ins, Recoveries, and the Relegation Battle

Mayday, mayday. Four games to go, and the battle to avoid relegation enters its final phase. With PSG having already cleared a place in the trophy cabinet, the most interesting bits of the table are the rest of the top six attempting to confirm their place in Europe, and the […]