**Disclaimer** In no way is this an attempt to generate hits via having the keywords Eden Hazard, Arsenal and Transfer in the same article. Over the past few weeks questions about the future of Lille’s fantastic little Belgian have been flooding in via twitter and other avenues. It is time to put these to bed….for now.

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Starting a new feature on gibfootballshow new writer Lee Garrity takes us to the second division in France. Each week Lee will be keeping us updated in everything that goes on in Ligue 2.

The race to join the French elite looks likely to go to the wire as before this weekend’s fixtures  any team outside the bottom four who can put a run of victories together will look at the table and think maybe , just maybe.

Leaders Le Mans held a 4 point gap between themselves and fourth placed Ajaccio and Les Manceaux ,who moved into the new 25000 capacity MM Arena just two weeks ago remain top courtesy of a 1-0 victory over bottom placed Grenoble, both teams were relegated from Ligue 1 last season but now find themselves heading in different directions. Norwegian International Thorstein Helstad’s 58 minute goal enough to give Le Mans the three points and take Helstad to the top of the scorer’s charts with 13 goals.

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WELCOME…..Anyone who has stumbled across this site before will know that I have a strong love for French football, especially Ligue 1 and everything that goes with it. Recently I had a go at a solo podcast “Le Beau Jeu” was a chance for me to chat (to myself) about my love of football over the channel.

Through my twitter journey I crossed paths with a gentleman by the name of Chris Oakley, a man who had also recorded his own solo podcast as he got interested in Ligue 1. Both Chris and I are part of our own fairly successful podcasts gibfootballshow & Sound of Football. However these pods didn’t give us the chance to talk about Ligue 1 as much as we would like.

A plan was hatched at the recent NOPA awards, we decided to come together and form our own podcast concentrating solely on all things French. Inspired by Terry Duffelen and Jon Hartley’s “Bundesliga Show” we knew that working together was much better than going solo.

So the plan is to record the podcast after the last game in Ligue 1 and hopefully capture all the action that’s gone on that week. As the show grows we hope to bring you some top top guests from the world of French Football and we hope you enjoy the show.

Without further delay, may we present to you.

FRENCH FOOTBALL WEEKLY

(iTunes subscription coming soon)

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