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VIDEO: Interview with Marseille’s Joey Barton

VIDEO: Interview with Marseille’s Joey Barton

Before Marseille played Lille last Sunday midfielder Joey Barton met with Andrew and sat down to talk about a wide range of subjects. You may have read the interview last week, but below is the VIDEO. Around 30 minutes of what was a very interesting chat. Referees, Ligue 1, Champions […]

US Créteil seal promotion back to France’s second tier

US Créteil seal promotion back to France’s second tier

The headlines this weekend will be rightly filled by images and reports of Saint-Etienne’s Saturday night Coupe de la Ligue triumph in Paris, but just 15 miles south of the Stade de France there was another team celebrating last night. US Créteil-Lusitanos, after dominating France’s third division since their 2-0 […]

Mandanda concedes title dream

Mandanda concedes title dream

Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has conceded the Ligue 1 title to Paris Saint-Germain and says his side must now focus on finishing second ahead of Lyon. After struggling to tenth last season, the Mediterranean club have experienced something of a resurgence under new boss Elie Baup, going head-to-head with the […]

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 33

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 33

These clips are available to all viewers in Europe (except France & Spain), Sub Saharan Africa and Australasia. Excluded in North Africa, Asia and N&S America. WEEK 33 Wednesday 24th April SAINT-ETIENNE v AC AJACCIO   RENNES v TROYES   Sunday 21st April PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN v NICE   TOULOUSE v […]

Poteaux Carrés: Saint-Etienne and the curse of the square crossbar

Poteaux Carrés: Saint-Etienne and the curse of the square crossbar

Some sporting events become so ingrained in the public consciousness that a shorthand has developed, whereby a two- or three-word phrase immediately conjures up a wealth of images. For American football fans, The Catch will forever mean Montana to Clark for the San Francisco 49ers in 1982. For cricket fans, […]

Interview: Marseille’s Joey Barton “I don’t want to play for any other football club”

Interview: Marseille’s Joey Barton “I don’t want to play for any other football club”

After his successful “Walk to Lille” for charity, Andrew Gibney ended the journey with the promise of watching Lille OSC take on Olympique de Marseille at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole, to end an epic 10 days with a bang. What he didn’t plan on was to be sitting, on the […]

FFW meets Joey Barton *Teaser Video*

QT BartonTeaser.mp4 from Philip Johnston on Vimeo.   The written interview will be on the site very soon, and it will be followed by a video version too.

FFW Team of the Week: OM-G! Mandanda masterclass wins Marseille a point at Lille

FFW Team of the Week: OM-G! Mandanda masterclass wins Marseille a point at Lille

A bit of a goalfest in Ligue 1 this week, with 29 goals in eight matches, bookended by two poor goalless draws to start and end the weekend. It was another good week for PSG, who yet again were unimpressive but continue to limp to the title after despatching Troyes 1-0. […]