Observant visitors will note that there has been a lack of new posts on Football Further over the past fortnight. Due partly to the traditional indulgences occasioned by the festive season, it is mainly down to the Ligue 1 winter break and the blog will thus remain dormant until the French top flight resumes in mid-January. In the meantime, I’ll post regular pieces of French football news (read: transfer tittle-tattle) on Twitter – as well as updates and insights from the Asian Cup in Qatar, where I’ll be reporting for AFP from January 8 onwards.
Now, Football Further isn’t usually one to blow its own trumpet, but pamp! pamp! if it wasn’t recently included in a list of the top 100 football blogs published by The Guardian. French broadsheet Le Monde also linked to this piece on the best French football quotes of 2010.
As a seasonal treat, here’s a randomly selected video highlight from the Football Further YouTube vault: