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Les Stephanois: Juggling Domestic and European Responsibilities

Les Stephanois: Juggling Domestic and European Responsibilities

            By Pete Sharland AS Saint-Etienne began their Ligue 1 campaign on Sunday afternoon with a narrow 1-0 win over AC Ajaccio but their season had already kicked off as they confirmed their place in next round of Europa League qualifying on Thursday with another […]

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

Trois Tres Bon Points – One jinx finally lifted – LOSC 1 FC Lorient 0

The odds were not stacked in Lille’s favour on Saturday night. August is never a good month for Les Dogues and Lorient’s opening day record is one of the best in the league. Since their return to the top flight in 2006 they have yet to start a season at […]

Let the Ligue 1 games begin: MHSC 1 – 1 PSG

Let the Ligue 1 games begin: MHSC 1 – 1 PSG

If you’d have offered me a point before the game, well…I’d have probably taken it. The way things turned out, well…what a point. Fears that the arrival of Jean Fernandez would lead to a more defensive approach went out the window as Montpellier launched a full-on attack from the start, […]

Why Monaco will win the Ligue 1 title

Why Monaco will win the Ligue 1 title

A heavily-anticipated Ligue 1 campaign gets underway this weekend with the spotlight having progressively shied away from the French capital city towards the Southern coast, where AS Monaco have heralded their comeback to Ligue 1 with a bang after two seasons in the floor below. The high-profile reinforcements brought by […]

Preview: The Race for Le Championnat

Preview: The Race for Le Championnat

It is a typical pre-season cliché, but this coming Ligue 1 campaign is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory and certainly the most exciting of the modern (money) era. Last season Paris Saint-Germain ended up winning the title by a comfortable 12 points over Marseille, providing […]

Preview: The Battle to avoid the drop

Preview: The Battle to avoid the drop

Looking at the predictions made by the esteemed team of writers here at FFW, we have selected the 6 teams we feel will be fighting it out for the honour of remaining in Ligue 1. Here is the round-down of how these sides are shaping up ahead of the big […]

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

Preview: The Unpredictable Outsiders

In any league table there are teams that avoid the relegation scrap, but also never get anywhere near the fight for European football. They are also the ones that can pull out a shock, just like Montpellier winning the league two years ago. Who in this group is going to […]

Preview: The Chase for European Football

Preview: The Chase for European Football

If the title is a forgone conclusion then the chase for European football couldn’t be any more different. The final Europa League places weren’t decided until the last 20 minutes of the season and it looks like we could be in for a similar rollercoaster ride this season. These six […]