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This Charming Man: Yoann Gourcuff

This Charming Man: Yoann Gourcuff

The tortured artist of the number 10 shirt is a so-what tired cliché at this point in the 21st century. The image projected by these magical players has changed dramatically since the days of the solitary artists of bygone years. The likes of Iniesta, Ozil and David Silva are no […]

Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

Coupe de France Quarter-Finals: Previews

The Magic of the Cup took a bit of a knock in the last round, as only Lens remain as representatives of football outside Ligue 1. The last three amateur sides in the competition exited in the last round, so we will not see the like of last year’s final […]

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 32

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 32

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 32 Sunday 14 April LYON v TOULOUSE NICE v SOCHAUX LILLE v MARSEILLE Saturday 13 April EVIAN v RENNES BORDEAUX v MONTPELLIER LORIENT […]

FC Lorient – a new space for Le jeu a la Lorientaise

FC Lorient – a new space for Le jeu a la Lorientaise

When it comes to footballing academies across Europe we think about the Barcelona academy, the Ajax academy, the Sporting Lisbon academy, and when thinking about academies in France we think about Clairefontaine. Clairefontaine is known as the national institution for football in France and it has been the starting place […]

Lyon: No Case for the Defence?

Lyon: No Case for the Defence?

Lyon’s current run of form sees them without a win in their last five competitive fixtures.  Just a few weeks ago the side seemed the main contenders to Paris Saint-Germain’s seemingly insatiable march to the Ligue 1 title but things have changed dramatically in the space of a few fixtures.  […]

Casanova’s charm offensive falling short at Toulouse

Casanova’s charm offensive falling short at Toulouse

It often takes a momentous event for a person to come to a realisation, and it was as Kevin Anin’s injury-time winner flew past Olivier Blondel to hand Nice all three points, and single-handedly ruin my Ligue 1 accumulator, that I came to one about a Toulouse side which continues […]

FFW Team of the Week: Ben Yedder is back!

FFW Team of the Week: Ben Yedder is back!

Another eventful week of Ligue 1 football is over, with some interesting trends beginning to develop. The weekend began with a tenth 1-0 win of the season for Marseille, this time against Bordeaux (I couldn’t watch it as I had some paint that I urgently needed to watch dry). Les […]

PSG v Barca / Barca v PSG – How to Beat the Best Team in the World?

PSG v Barca / Barca v PSG – How to Beat the Best Team in the World?

Harvey Kelly turns his eye to the Champions League Quarter Final first leg clash between PSG and Barcelona, and what we can expect from the game at the Camp Nou. Barcelona threw a slight surprise with David Villa on the right of the attacking trident, and with Pedro struggling with […]