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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 […]

Episode 95: NEW SEASON – How do you solve a problem like Pastore

Episode 95: NEW SEASON – How do you solve a problem like Pastore

Welcome back to the French Football Weekly podcast. The first show of the new season and Andrew, Jonathan and Jeremy are back to preview the upcoming campaign in Ligue 1. First up they tackle the championship race and plead the case for both AS Monaco and Marseille before Jon tells […]

Mercato Madness – OL: Buy Bedimo, Bye Bastos

Mercato Madness – OL: Buy Bedimo, Bye Bastos

Pre-season is officially over – Ligue 2 has started, European qualifying is underway, the Trophee des Champions was the curtain-raiser for the new season, and Ligue 1 kicks off on Friday; so dealings are getting a little more complicated. Using the confirmed deals (and amounts) as listed in L’Equipe, we’ve […]

The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part III – The Future of Ligue 1

The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part III – The Future of Ligue 1

In the third and final part of the interview, Philippe and Jeremy talk about Arsenal’s current contingent of Wenger, Koscielny, Giroud, Diaby and Sanogo, about the France Under-20s’ World Cup victory and les Bleus’ future prospects, and about his expectations for the coming Ligue 1 season. JS: Wenger for PSG? PA: I don’t […]

The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part II – Thierry Henry and France

The Philippe Auclair Interview: Part II – Thierry Henry and France

In this part, Philippe and Jeremy talk about Henry’s controversial history with Les Bleus, including the Hand of Gaul and Knysna. JS: Why is he loved in England and, maybe, reviled in France? PA: The funny thing is that, in France, outside the football world, he still has a positive […]