Situation Report: Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Championnat National


So – many things sewn up, but many things to play for. Ligue 1 PSG are champions after winning 2-1 at Montpellier – they only needed a point to confirm their third consecutive title but Lyon made that academic by drawing 1-1 at Bordeaux anyway, confirming they will come second. That also means that the race for sixth is over, with […]

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Payet Masterclass Leads Marseille to Lille Victory #FFWTOTW


37 down, 1 to go. And at the end of the penultimate week, almost all outstanding issues look like having been resolved a week early. After a 2-1 win at Montpellier, PSG have sealed their third straight Ligue 1 title. The reigning champions had all but mathematically sewn it up in any case, but those three points, allied to Lyon’s 1-1 […]

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Women’s Champions League Final : Frankfurt 2 – 1 PSG

PSG lose the WCL

PSG headed for Berlin on Thursday for their first ever appearance in the Champions League final. After a nervy semi-final second leg against Wolfsburg, PSG had held on to win 3-2 on aggregate. Three-time winners Frankfurt, meanwhile, had coasted in on a 13-0 aggregate win over Brondby, the second game featuring hat-tricks from Veronica Boquete and Celia Sasic, getting the German […]

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Episode 146: Rennes Need to Ntep Up Next Season

Episode 146

DOWNLOAD NOW!! Welcome to the FFW podcast. On this week’s show the team look in depth at the Europa/Champions League battle including a big discussion on Saint-Etienne’s position. The pod gives Evian a life-line by ruling them out of survival. Paul-Georges Ntep on/off visit to Liverpool is discussed and what is the best for the player next season. With two weeks […]

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Liverpool Flop N’Gog Guides Reims Towards Safety #FFWTOTW


As Flight of the Conchords would say, it’s Business Time! In the antepenultimate weekend of the season, every match seemed to have something major at stake. Some teams responded well to the challenge, some less so, leading to some great entertainment, lots of goals – and actually a lot of issues seemingly decided earlier than expected. One of the big […]

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Leonardo Jardim: Monaco Mastermind Rising Above UNFP


The National Union of Professional Football Players (UNFP) made their end of season award shortlists public earlier this week and a few surprise names featured. Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is present in the Player of the Year category, despite enduring by far his least productive season since arriving at the Parc des Princes. Olympique de Marseille’s Steve Mandanda somehow made it […]

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Gardiens of the Galaxy: Options for Euro 2016


The position of back-up goalkeeper is often one that sees limited opportunities but huge responsibility when their time in the spotlight comes. France it seems has been blessed with a large number of excellent goalkeepers in recent times and the friendly matches against Brazil and Denmark at the end of March gave les Bleus’ coach Didier Deschamps a chance to […]

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