Episode 153: Can Khazri Help Down Liverpool

Episode 153

Welcome to the FFW Podcast. Ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Bordeaux, the show discusses Les Girondins 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain. Which players played best and who is Bordeaux’s danger man. Rich gets to talk about Rennes are their excellent start to the season. Is this the peak, or is there more to come from Montanier’s men. The fictional Gourcuff […]

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What Lyon Can Expect from Group H Opponents Gent

KAA Gent

Chris Mayer from the excellent website BeNeFoot gives FFW the low-down on what Lyon can expect from their Belgian opponents on Wednesday. Just by making Europe’s premier competition represents a tremendous turnaround in fortunes for one of Belgium’s biggest clubs Gent. Despite being one of the country’s most recognisable sides, the big one had always alluded De Buffalos – that […]

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Montpellier: La Paillade Have Some Concerns


Five games in might be a bit early to be gauging how a season is going, but when it’s going this badly, it’s difficult not to. Montpellier have a solitary point from a goalless draw away at newly-promoted Troyes, and scored their first goal of the season in injury time in Week Five, at home to Saint-Etienne. By then, 2-0 down, […]

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PSG Caught in a Trapp and Rennes Rule Brittany


After the international break, 19 Ligue 1 clubs were looking for hope going into Week Five. Hope that Paris Saint-Germain’s strong start hadn’t already decided the league title before it has really begun…Bordeaux would answer the call. Also by the end of the weekend, the Jekyll & Hyde performances from Marseille saw them become the leagues top scorers and all […]

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Preview: Ligue 1 – Week Five


Ligue 1 is back after the international break and everyone is hoping that someone can stop the Paris Saint-Germain juggernaut. Stade de Reims, Stade Rennais and Angers try to continue their good starts, while Montpellier and Gazelec are just looking to find the back of the net. by @Gibney_A Olympique Lyonnais v Lille OSC: Saturday 16:00 Saturday afternoon sees Hervé Renard and Lille […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week Six


Domestic football is back and the top two in Ligue 2 are back in action on Friday night, while down the bottom, Nimes have a chance to take a chunk out of their points deduction against fellow red-zone-dwellers Ajaccio. Stade Lavallois v FC Metz – @IsMiseBrendan While much of the focus on Friday evening in France will be on Paris […]

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Stade de Reims Impress but the Champagne is on Ice


There are perhaps only two reasons to visit the city of Reims. First you have to make sure you visit the beautiful Notre-Dame de Reims, and then find a bar and indulge in a glass (or two) of Champagne. Since regaining promotion to Ligue 1 in 2012, the football team has been far from enticing. Stade de Reims have been flat […]

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Positives as Matuidi and Valbuena give France reasons to be cheerful


After three defeats in four matches at the tail-end of last season, this international break took on extra importance for France as they enter Euro 2016 season. Following a 1-0 win in Portugal and a 2-1 victory over Serbia in Bordeaux, Didier Deschamps and les Bleus’ fans will be feeling a lot more positive. Not everything went perfectly and there […]

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