Euroundup 5 : Two In, Two Out, Two Shaken All About

ASSE Qualify Galtier

It’s the business end of the European competitions, and some places, for good and bad, are already confirmed. The French teams’ bilan is now two through, two out, and two TBC, with one looking slightly more likely than the other. Champions League PSG are through after a 5-0 trouncing of Malmo, led by supply captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, returning to where it […]

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Gazelec Minnows Keeping the Ligue 1 Fairytale Alive


To paraphrase an old cliché, Ligue 1 victories are like London buses – you wait 105 years for one, and then four come along at once! OK, perhaps stretching as far back as GFC Ajaccio’s formation is a little extreme. However, heading into their home match against in-form Nice on 24 October, two and a half months into their inaugural […]

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Ligue 1: Week 15 – Preview + Predictions


Ligue 1 moves into the 15th week of action and the table is as unpredictable is ever. Lyon sit second, 13 points behind Paris Saint-Germain, but only 11 points ahead of Bastia in 18th. As Gazelec Ajaccio have shown, if you can put together a run of results, you can rapidly climb up the table. That will give hope to […]

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Ligue 2: Week 16 – Preview


Two of Ligue 2’s form teams meet on Saturday as Bob Bradley’s Le Havre visit Nancy, and before then we have nine fixtures on Friday night – including Dijon trying to get back in form away in Paris, and Red Star trying to put pressure on the top sides away at Niort. Third play fifth as Metz face Bourg-en-Bresse and down at the […]

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Episode 159: Step on the Gas – Ajaccio Style

Episode 159

Welcome to the FFW Podcast. Marseille win on the road…again. Are OM turning the corner? What do Saint-Etienne lack and what makes Nice the best team to watch in Ligue 1? Lille appoint Frederic Antonetti to replace Herve Renard. What will he bring, is he the right man for the job? Or are Lille just lacking too much for anyone […]

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Ligue 1: Week 14 Preview and Predictions


Last Friday’s tragic events in Paris are still fresh in everyone’s memory, but the decision was made that all Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 fixtures should go ahead this weekend – although there will be no away fans in attendance. It is important to remember those lost, but it is just as important to continue to live, and football has always […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 15


Football returns this weekend and so does Steve Wyss, here to guide you through the Week 15 Ligue 2 fixtures. Dijon FCO – Clermont Foot: Friday 19:00 Dijon’s season so far has very much mirrored recent campaigns. A run of seven wins in their first nine games propelled them to the top of the Ligue 2 table. Indeed, at that […]

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Tough Decisions and Tough Times Ahead for Lille


Lille OSC used the international break to take stock of their abysmal start to the season and agree with coach Hervé Renard that their journey had come to an end. His departure was labelled as amicable, but it seems that it was a case of the former Ivory Coast boss having his decision made for him – without the club […]

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