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AC Ajaccio – 2012/13 Season Review

AC Ajaccio – 2012/13 Season Review

Led by former OM coach Albert Emon, who succeeded Alex Dupont on December 17 last year, the Corsican outfit secured their spot in Ligue 1 next season, but left it until the very last game. Marred by poor results on the pitch and crowd trouble off it, l’ACA relied on […]

Save AS Cannes – Spread the word

Save AS Cannes – Spread the word

In this age of modern football the summer months are usually filled with rumour and counter-rumour regarding the movements of footballers all over Europe. One story cut through that late on Thursday night and it should push all transfer stories aside and gain the attention of football fans around the […]

Michel Platini and the Ballon D’raw – with Spiel Magazine

Michel Platini and the Ballon D’raw – with Spiel Magazine

Recently, we were asked to collaborate with the excellent Spiel Magazine, to provide the words for one of their beautiful designs in the Ballon D’raw series. FFW teamster Jeremy Smith wrote this essay on the legend Michel Platini – the original can be seen here, and you can buy limited […]

Kevin Anin

Kevin Anin

At around 6pm yesterday (Tuesday), a news item appeared on L’Equipe’s website (and many other places) saying that Nice midfielder Kevin Anin had been involved in a car accident. It had happened overnight, on the motorway Seine-Maritime, and he was in hospital at Rouen, along with three other people who had […]

Les Bleuets Tail Off at Toulon

Les Bleuets Tail Off at Toulon

The Toulon U20 tournament is reaching the end of the group stage, and due to the five-team group structure, France have now played all their matches; while they started impressively, playing four matches in seven days took its toll, and they finished with a 3-1 defeat by Colombia, who are […]

The Ups and Down from all around France: 2012/13

The Ups and Down from all around France: 2012/13

The 2012/13 football season has just about come to a close and here are the various UPS and DOWNS from all over the country. Beware of the lower league reconstruction which sees more teams go down than go up. LIGUE 1 Champions: Paris Saint-Germain CL Group: Marseille CL Qualifier: Lyon […]

French Football Weekly Predictions: Final

French Football Weekly Predictions: Final

At the start of the 2012/13 season the French Football Weekly team made predictions on where all 20 Ligue 1 sides would finish at the end of the season. It’s time to reveal the results. Before we do, it is quite interesting how the last set of fixtures completely changed […]

Monaco and New Money: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Monaco and New Money: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Ever since the arrival of Dmitry Rybolovlev at Stade Louis II, the football world has been waiting for the Russian businessman to open his chequebook and buy AS Monaco players previously beyond their means. Sealing promotion away to Nimes started the ball rolling, and with James Rodriguez, Joao Moutinho and […]