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Brighter Times for the Raining Champions

Brighter Times for the Raining Champions

The rain was already falling at 7am, and continued throughout the day, incessant, dull. Strangely familiar. The song says that “mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun”, and as those unused to heat and sun can get carried away, basting themselves to scarlet levels when the opportunity […]

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 31

Ligue 1 Highlights: Week 31

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 31 Sunday 7 April LILLE v LORIENT REIMS v LYON ST ETIENNE v EVIAN Saturday 6 April RENNES v PSG TOULOUSE v NICE […]

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Krychowiak Brings Polish to Reims

Reims were many people’s pick as a potential ‘whipping boy’ in Ligue 1 this season. They may yet go down, but it’s fair to say they have been very competitive and played much better than a lot of pundits would have predicted. One of the key men for the Champagne […]

FFW Team of the Week: Sio steals the Sochaux against Lyon

FFW Team of the Week: Sio steals the Sochaux against Lyon

After an international break, Ligue 1 returned with a bang this weekend. Again without fully convincing, PSG stretched their lead further, after beating outgoing champions Montpellier. Lyon continue to stumble, surprisingly losing at home to Sochaux and allowing Marseille to move second after yet another 1-0 win, this time at […]

Smells like Ligue 1 – Nantes v Monaco in the Promotion Race

Smells like Ligue 1 – Nantes v Monaco in the Promotion Race

The scent of Ligue 1. This was how the local press was building up to the Easter Saturday top-of-the-table clash between FC Nantes and leaders AS Monaco. Looking at their histories, it is hard to argue against the pedigree of the two clubs. A shared fifteen league titles (8-7 in […]

Realisation Lyon’s Remi-dy?

Realisation Lyon’s Remi-dy?

Remi Garde casts the image of an extremely lonely man at the moment. Following the 2-1 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Sochaux, any hopes of mounting a late charge to pip the Parisians to the title have all but disappeared. A Champions League spot is still very much up […]

France v Spain: Technical Report

France v Spain: Technical Report

After his preview of France v Spain, Harvey Kelly is back to evaluate how the tie panned out tactically. France (4-1-4-1): Lloris; Evra, Koscielny, Varane, Jallet; Pogba; Ribery, Matuidi, Cabaye, Valbuena; Benzema. Spain (4-2-3-1): Valdes; Monreal, Ramos, Pique, Arbeloa; Alonso, Busquets; Iniesta, Xavi, Pedro; Villa. Deschamps returned to the defensive […]

Episode 90: Le50

Episode 90: Le50

This week Jon, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the latest in Ligue 1 action. Some crazy games around the league, Troyes v Saint-Etienne, Valenciennes v Bastia, Brest v LOSC. The sacking of Landry Chauvin and Brest’s chances of staying up. The awful defending of Lyon against Sochaux. And Nancy’s excellent win […]