Foot Feminin – Lyon win the Cup, Paris look to Berlin


It was a big weekend in women’s football, as Lyon faced Montpellier in the final of the Coupe de France, and PSG travelled to Wolfsburg for the first leg of their WCL semi-final. Women’s Champions League PSG ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg against a Wolfsburg team with some key absences in midfield (Kessler, Goessling) and whose defence […]

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Be Bold, Be Brave: Can PSG Beat Barcelona?


On Tuesday evening two domestic champions will try to overturn a 3-1 deficit in their Champions League quarter final second leg, yet only one tie will really have caught the public’s imagination. In the first leg all eyes were on Paris for a rematch of Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona, but what they saw was the bigger team establishing their authority […]

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Adama Traore: Lille’s Malian Midfielder with a Huge Future


With Lille’s squad stretched by a heavy autumnal fixture list, Rene Girard had few options but to throw young Adama Traoré into a starting berth away at Lyon. The match was lost 0-3 and les Dogues were abject, but this decision to toss the Malian academy graduate in at the deep end looks like it will bear fruit for the […]

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Is Claudio Ranieri the Man to Save Florian Thauvin?


It’s rare that a week goes past without a new twist in the Olympique de Marseille soap opera. After two consecutive defeats to Paris Saint-Germain and Girondins de Bordeaux, news emerged that Italian coach Claudio Ranieri could be the man to replace Marcelo Bielsa at the Stade Velodrome if, as expected, El Loco should leave at the end of the season. […]

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What is Behind the Rise of Gazelec Ajaccio?


In what has been a fairly unremarkable Ligue 2 season, there is one team that everyone keeps talking about. Despite being written off at the start of the campaign, GFC Ajaccio are extraordinarily still inside the promotion places, seemingly with a good chance of making it all the way up to the top flight. In terms of results, it’s been […]

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Episode 143: Where did the £50 million go David?

Episode 143

Welcome to the FFW Podcast, One the back of PSG and Monaco both losing in the Champions League, the FFW team discuss the performances and the chances of either team qualifying. Marseille slip comes into question. Has Bielsa underachieved? The team looks towards the weekend’s fixtures plus Jeremy takes on Rich in the #Le50 quiz. Enjoy. RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD […]

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The Melancholy of Yoann Gourcuff


Arguably the biggest Ligue 1 enigma of recent years is Yoann Gourcuff. Practically unplayable on his day, particularly in leading Bordeaux to the title in 2009, those days have been too few and far between during his time at Lyon. As recently as last month, matchdays 28 to 30 provided a resumé of Gourcuff’s whole Lyon career in microcosm: superb […]

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