Bonne année and welcome to the first weekly review of 2013, as we run down the highs and lows, thrills and spills – and the one-week goal of the season competition – that was matchday 20. The weekend began with a clash between Saint-Etienne and Toulouse, two teams who began […]
Road to the Semi-Final: Back in September, the third round-success against Nancy (3-2) was the trigger to a spectacular return to form for Stade Rennais after their difficult start of the season. It also was the epiphany for Romain Alessandrini, whose flying backheel flick remains one of the goals of […]
Once the final games of 2012 were played we contacted some of the best French football writers around and got their votes for the team of the year…so far. 12 writers, 132 votes cast, 14 teams represented and 36 players picked, but only 11 could make our Team of the […]
So, Louis Nicollin has pulled the 2CV up at the car-boot sale and has started arranging his trestle table; Tinhan has been put on the train to Arles-Avignon on loan, Utaka is rumoured to be off to Qatar for a million or so, and then there’s Belhanda. Montpellier’s number 10 […]
This weekend the Coupe de France reaches its ninth round, the round in which the “big boys” join the party; they all start as favourites in their respective matches but any one of the 20 Ligue 1 sides could easily suffer from the magic of the cup. Over three days […]
All good things must come to an end. Nineteen years after signing a youth contract at Lille from local club Fretin, the time has come for Mathieu Debuchy to leave his boyhood club and swap northern France for the North-East of England. The 27-year old joins up with good friend […]
Little New Year treat for FFW readers. Nice video showing the top goals from the season so far in Ligue 2. We want to know which one is your favourite. Leave a comment. Merci beaucoup and Bonne année.
Bonjour and welcome. First of all Merry Christmas from everyone at French Football Weekly. To anyone that has ever read, retweeted, shared or even written for the site – we hope you have a wonderful few days in this festive period. We really appreciate all the support and we would […]