Ligue 2 Preview – Week 11


The league leaders Dijon have to wait till Saturday before they get back into league action, but the rest of Ligue 2 can look forward to an action-packed Friday evening. Metz and Nancy have the chance to close the gap when they face Clermont and Red Star respectively – neither game will be easy. Surprise side Bourg host bottom side […]

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PSG Roll on, Fears for Montpellier and Questionable Sustainability for Nice, Angers and Caen


OK, OK, we’re only nine games in, but an international break is one of those times when you pause to take stock, so we’re having an ‘as it stands’ moment and seeing if there are any patterns that help make predictions for how the rest of the season will pan out. All of the stats below are included in the ‘go compare’ […]

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Injury blow for PSG, Chelsea eyeing French winger, Coentrao’s rant


There are always unfortunate injuries during international breaks and this one was no different. Several players have been sidelined for months after picking up serious injuries with their national team. The likes of Mario Goetze, Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Morata, Karim Benzema, Bastien Schwinsteiger, Paul Pogba, David Silva, Kevin Trapp, David Luiz are all injured and are set to be sidelined […]

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FFW Joins Football Collective


French Football Weekly is pleased to join the Football Collective network. Football Collective is a place that brings bloggers together to provide a 360-degree view of the game’s biggest stories. Established in Berlin, Germany, but with its partner blogs located around the world, Football Collective is a blog aggregator cut from a different shirt. The world’s fastest-growing independent blog network, FC […]

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Anthony Martial the Man as France Look United in Attack


While teams such as Northern Ireland, Wales and Albania were experiencing euphoric highs of Euro 2016 qualification, France had to make do with two more low-octane friendlies. But two more positive victories – making it four in a row for the first time under Didier Deschamps’ reign – ensure that the dynamic remains positive at Clairefontaine. Defence Frankly, nothing worth […]

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Will the Real Karim Benzema Please Stand Up


One of the recurring themes of recent years for followers of les Bleus – including this site – has been the enigma that is Karim Benzema. Consistently excellent for Real Madrid, the ex-Lyon frontman has consistently failed to come close to reaching those heights for his national team. Benzema – perhaps empowered by his six goals in six matches thus […]

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Blow for Nice as Alassane Plea Ruled Out for Four Months

Nice's French forward Alassa Plea celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Guingamp vs Nice on October 26, 2014 at the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp, western of France.  AFP PHOTO FRED TANNEAU        (Photo credit should read FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that Nice have played some of the most entertaining football in Ligue 1 this season. Claude Puel seems to have found the right blend of experienced heads and exciting youthful talent. At the time of publication, only Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund had scored more goals across the top five European leagues then les Aiglons With a […]

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Valere Germain Rains Down Goals Against Nantes

Germain goal v Nantes

The forces of nature got involved in the Saturday night game at the Allianz Riviera, where top-scoring Nice welcomed not-scoring-much Nantes. Surprisingly it was the visitors who got the first goal through Jules Iloki, but Valere Germain got the hosts back on top with a brace, the first a beautiful half-volley. Five minutes before half-time, Adrien Thomasson got Nantes back […]

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