Light at the End of the Tunnel for Hubert Fournier and Lyon

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A traumatic week for Lyon was rounded off with a convincing win over struggling Toulouse. Reports of player bust-ups and strong words in press conferences were all set aside last weekend as OL moved within touching distance of Angers and Caen in the podium places, even if they’re a long way off challenging PSG at the top. Lyon’s top scorer […]

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Patrice Garande Caen Continue the Normand Conquest

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Stade Malherbe Caen, just that quiet, little club from Normandy right? Whilst that may be, it is time credit was given to this hard-working team led by coach Patrice Garande. Whilst Friday evening’s surprise home defeat to Nantes will have dampened spirits, it will only be momentary as by and large it has been a very successful start to the […]

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Episode 156: En Garde – Remi Could be the Man for Aston Villa

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Welcome to the FFW Podcast. Jeremy and Andrew open the show talking about Gazelec Ajaccio’s first win of the season. Can the veterans combine to give them a push, or are they doomed? Andrew tries to bring some sense to the current situation in Lille following the 2-1 defeat to Marseille. But it doesn’t look good. Does Saint-Etienne’s defeat to […]

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The Renaissance of Rafael: Lyon’s Swashbuckling Full-Back

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It’s the 12th of September 2015.  Lyon are playing Lille at the Gerland and struggling to break down the well-organised visitors. As the minutes tick away the home fans are becoming increasingly restless. Can the deadlock be broken? Can someone nick the points for Les Gones? Come the 65th minute Hubert Fournier decides to make a change. The fourth official […]

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EUROUNDUP: Nothing to See Here – Monaco top Group J, ASSE are OK

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Round three of the Europa League and it was another evening of two halves for the French teams. Shift 1 both managed narrow wins, to maintain a decent place in the standings; shift 2 had evenings best described as ‘mixed’, or possibly ‘confusing’. Monaco 1 – 0 Qarabag After dropping out of the Champions League, and two 1-1 draws in […]

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Ligue 1: Preview + Predictions – Week 11

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Are Saint-Etienne the closest we’ve got to a genuine title contender this season? Will Angers continue their amazing run? Who will suck more out of Lille and Marseille? All these questions may not be answered this weekend, but it will be a fantastic watch. Outside of first place, this has been a fascinating start to the Ligue 1 campaign. There […]

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Ada Hegerberg Melting Faces for Lyon as PSG “Struggle” Domestically

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Well, the men are running around and that’s all very exciting, but there’s another football going on right now which is just as interesting. Allez les femmes… Division 1 Seven games in, and first place in the table is no surprise, as Lyon are top with seven wins, scored 44, conceded 0, and with a minimum winning margin of four […]

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