Episode 150: Welcome Home Remy Cabella

Episode 150

Welcome back to the FFW Podcast. Week 2 and we are till trying not to jump to any conclusions regarding the table, but there are worries over Montpellier and their squad depth, and the form of Alexandre Lacazette at Lyon. Is Nabil Fekir the better player and is Lacazette’s head in the game? We talk about Florian Thauvin’s move to […]

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Florian Thauvin and the Newcastle United Conundrum


Rumours had persisted all summer and on Sunday night they went into overdrive when French radio station RMC reported that Newcastle United had tabled a bid for Olympique de Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. Various figures have been banded about, but it looks like the English club will pay around €17 million plus bonuses for the 22-year-old attacker. On the other […]

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Valencia Threaten to Dent Monaco’s Champions League Hopes


Manchester United may have the bigger reputation whilst Bayer Leverkusen may be an exciting young team but Valencia was probably the toughest draw that Monaco could have received in the Champions League play-off draw. Much like les Monegasques, the Spanish side has benefited greatly from recent investment and there are a number of parallels that can be drawn between the approaches of […]

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Beauvue Heartbreak and Thauvin Newcastle Move Gathers Pace


Until Sunday night, we nearly had a couple of unlikely league leaders at the top of Ligue 1. SM Caen and Stade de Reims both won their second games of the season, but the champions made sure they took control with a 2-0 win over Gazelec Ajaccio. Goals were at a premium during Journée 2 – kicked off by Lille’s 0-0 […]

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Ligue 1 Preview + Predictions: Week Two


The new season is underway, and the first weekend may have been more sparklers than fireworks, but it did show that Ligue 1 will be as unpredictable as always. Games are as hard to call as always, and it will take a few weeks until we see any patterns emerging. This weekend’s games see Lyon and Marseille face tough away tests […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week 3


After the dismal performance in front of goal in Week 1, thing definitely improve – but 17 goals is still far from a goal rush. Teams are still finding their way and after midweek Coupe de la Ligue exploits, it will be very interesting to see how the squads cope this weekend. RC Lens v US Creteil: Friday 19:00 – […]

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Layvin Kurzawa to PSG: A Killer Blow to Ligue 1?


Laurent Blanc stated earlier in the summer that any future departures from Paris would be replaced. With the news that Lucas Digne has moved closer to joining AS Roma on loan, it’s no surprise that the Ligue 1 champions have been rumoured to be interested in an array of left-backs. One surprise, on Wednesday afternoon, was the breaking rumour that […]

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