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Team of the Week: Abdennour to keep Falcao quiet? Aymen to that!

Team of the Week: Abdennour to keep Falcao quiet? Aymen to that!

At the end of week 3, we have only one 100% record left in Ligue 1, Marseille reverting to their soporific ways to bore Valenciennes into conceding a 1-0 defeat. They are now two points clear of Monaco, who were held 0-0 by Toulouse in an empty Stade Louis II. […]

First win for PSG – Blanc still has work to do

First win for PSG – Blanc still has work to do

An end-to-end game at a heated Stade de la Beaujoire saw Paris Saint-Germain glean their first league win of the Ligue 1 season with a hard-fought 1-2 away victory that failed to quell concerns about Laurent Blanc’s tactical approach. For the first time this season, and probably not the last, PSG set out in the first half experimenting with a 4-3-3 […]

Anthony’s not-so-Modeste claims for France?

Anthony’s not-so-Modeste claims for France?

I’m going to put it out there. Anthony Modeste should be part of France coach Didier Deschamps’ squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Belarus when he names it on Thursday August 29. One year ago this notion would have been scoffed at by many, not least a […]

Mercato Madness X – Adieu Capoue

Mercato Madness X – Adieu Capoue

Are we nearly there yet? Ten days to go, people, stay strong, because this is when the really crazy stuff starts. Mind you, while the big-money rumours reach fever pitch, the more limited finances of most of Ligue 1 mean this is swoop-in-and-snap-up time, with loans, trials, options to buy, […]

A day in the life of un Dogue: Stade de Reims v LOSC

A day in the life of un Dogue: Stade de Reims v LOSC

Travelling back along the A26 just past ten o’clock, the bus, that six hours ago was alive with songs and laughter, is very very quiet. Football’s little nuisances slightly change wherever you go in the world, one that that never changes is how quiet a group of fans can be […]

Wouldn’t it be Nice: European dream is Apoll-ON

Wouldn’t it be Nice: European dream is Apoll-ON

After a winless preseason and a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Lyon during the opening weekend, Nice welcomed Rennes to the Stade du Ray badly in need of a positive performance. Though fans were banned due to their use of flares during the final home match last season, Nice […]

Emmanuel Riviere rules the Riviera: FFW Team of the Week

Emmanuel Riviere rules the Riviera: FFW Team of the Week

Week 2 is over, at the end of which Monaco have stolen a further march over PSG, the former putting Montpellier to the sword, 4-1, whilst the latter needed a late Cavani goal to salvage a point at home to Ajaccio (remember that PSG started last season with three draws, […]

FC Nantes – The boys are back are in town.

FC Nantes – The boys are back are in town.

An “amateurish mistake” made by “50 or 60 members of staff of which 80% do nothing at all”. These are the words not of a fan ranting and raving on a phone-in but of Serbian international and FC Nantes’ star player, Fillip Djordjevic. This incendiary outburst is being interpreted as […]