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France-based football writer and broadcaster.

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@scrabopower Thanks Jonny! Glad you enjoyed it. The Irish fans were great at Euro 2016 and definitely helped change… https://t.co/CpPGHEf2bb
7/13
2020
Timo Werner must be looking forward to coming to Chelsea to watch Giroud score
7/7
2020
What were you doing exactly 20 years ago? @piresrobert7 was experiencing a brief blackout after setting up Trezegue… https://t.co/5TGMZiLxvYThe crux of conflict is not financial - reaching agreement over bonus shouldn’t be too hard. But St Etienne refusin… https://t.co/E6NGhcoGnBSaliba’s desire to play in French Cup final means discussions between Arsenal and St Étienne could restart. Agreem… https://t.co/C0j1eGoBuP
7/2
2020
@EmbyMby Honestly, I don't know. He may be cool with it. I admit I'm just guessing he could've been excited about p… https://t.co/Hm7YgwuFaJ @abhiz30 thanks mate. You too 👍 @abhiz30 Hiya. No, he didn't. That's why I didn't tweet 'Saliba has told me he is absolutely gutted'. @TriboKing yep sure. Don't know all financial ins and outs. But St Etienne are furious (rightly or wrongly), Arsena… https://t.co/254P6jac0sSaliba sure to be absolutely gutted about missing cup final. Terrible way for #Arsenal to start relationship with a… https://t.co/o2F8ApCbQF
7/1
2020
@AFCfreddie8 Likewise Kris! The hour whizzed by ;) speak soon#bonjourtwitter & Gooner Nation. Don’t forget we are chatting with @mattspiro tonight. Show now starting at 6:45pm… https://t.co/0NxfhydhhX
Retweeted by Matt Spiro @AFCfreddie8 @soccerdiva @HighburySquad Merci Kris! Look forward to chatting later 👍❤️🖤 It's @staderennais day on #LeBeauJeu @mattspiro @Ronaldingo14 @andpscott and @davidmcrossan talk all things… https://t.co/7m19sfEiet
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6/30
2020
@Trackangus Great stuff Angus! Sounds like you got it delivered to somewhere in the jungle 🤣🤣 @soccerdiva Thanks for the big build up Sophie!! I’ll try to live up to my billing ;) Look forward to talking Franc… https://t.co/JrKRQxMFs7 @OLFanNewYork @OL Hi Keith, we are going with the Champions League qualifiers as priority... recording a Rennes spe… https://t.co/QJjWUZQ0eqThanks to Sports Journalists' Association for publishing this review of Sacré Bleu... https://t.co/QxeT1dWR1E If yo… https://t.co/tqD2JykVKXTrès fier de voir mon livre sur le site de la Fondation Thuram. Avec l'appui de Lilian, cette association réalise u… https://t.co/Qv4KKbxxtR @cjpeilow Thanks Chris! Clairefontaine and its role in French football is a fascinating subject on its own. Hope you're keeping well
6/29
2020
Starting (just a little bit) to recognise the Pepe that played for Lille last season
6/28
2020
@RoyCalley That's where you and I differ. I believe in PV. I know you don't, and you are closer to the action than me. On verra! @RoyCalley I'd love to see it, Roy. They seem to be making some good moves in the market so far this summerIs French football's biggest rivalry about to adopt a major geopolitical dimension? Saudi Arabia reportedly behind… https://t.co/2129XclZ2Z
6/27
2020
@KuperSimon cheers Simon! Hope you enjoy it
6/22
2020
@ArsenesPhonebox Harsh assessment. I’d suggest he’s low down on Arsenal’s list of current problemsIf you want to know how France became the world’s no1 provider of elite talent, it’s all in here...… https://t.co/5qcYo1MXNYFrench (& French-born) players having massive impact in Premier League this weekend... Pogba, Lloris, Giroud, Maupa… https://t.co/ZKvNXv0ppG
6/21
2020
New #BetweenTheLines podcast! @neilbackpage chats to @mattspiro about his superb book, 'Sacre Bleu: From Zidane t… https://t.co/CnN6GbI7YG
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6/19
2020
@BabakGolriz Bigger club as well. Might be a great move for him, hope it is. Just think it is surprising given how… https://t.co/nkYNsxVFCWBrilliant young defender Tanguy Kouassi, 18, set for Bayern after refusing professional terms with PSG. Super signi… https://t.co/ulFvid6RVL @Jon_LeGossip Happy birthday, Jon!!!! I wish I got such a lovely present on my birthday 🤣Have a good one mate 👍Enjoyed recording this #OM special. Great guests and interviews to discuss a fascinating & totally crazy football c… https://t.co/fRnP8mXhv6
6/16
2020
Thanks a lot Paul! Glad you’re enjoying it so far 😀👍 https://t.co/42baa8BmqR
6/15
2020
@valentinboulan Thanks Valentin!Cheers Amy!! 😊 https://t.co/9bLAk48NQD
6/10
2020
Transfer window opens in France today, which means that #PSG, if they so wish, could mop up all the leading talent… https://t.co/rknRuZYAqC
6/8
2020
@BobbyHellard Nice one Bobby!! Hope you enjoy it 😊
6/6
2020
@BumperGraham @KMbappe Thanks Graham! Enjoyed listening to your ‘view from Spain’ on Kylian. Really interesting stu… https://t.co/IBAXVRZzKQThis is good value on @KMbappe https://t.co/oHIbMV8Lsd with @mattspiro
Retweeted by Matt Spiro @AshDigsFilms Fantastic!! Bit daunted by being next to Stephen King on your bookshelf 😅😅Latest bumper #LeBeauJeu podcast takes us from Kylian’s beginnings in Bondy to winning the World Cup and tearing it… https://t.co/xMzo6YPjPWWho is the real ⁦@KMbappe⁩? Get the inside track on football’s most coveted talent. Special pod with me ⁦… https://t.co/kKPMaWLUVu
6/2
2020
@henrywinter Lilian Thuram was brilliant when I spoke to him about France and racism for my book recently. Not at a… https://t.co/Lga5ub1gZlPowerful gesture from Marcus Thuram. His father Lilian, World Cup winner and anti-racism campaigner, gave a powerfu… https://t.co/POdceNjMC5
Retweeted by Matt SpiroNice piece from @jonawils on football's evolution, including analysis from my new book Sacré Bleu on how Deschamps'… https://t.co/3d4A5Mh0qV
5/31
2020
Pressing, the Bundesliga’s modernity and why France’s World Cup winners are different to Germany or Spain. https://t.co/ZVlaswNqye
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5/30
2020
@FiGenesis Good news!! Hope you enjoy 😊Today’s L’Equipe reports Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal all keeping very close tabs on Lyon striker Moussa Dembele… https://t.co/dZsmHPr5crhttps://t.co/KQ4Hziyimq. Fabulous piece in todays Times re Kylian Mbappe; once you’ve read the article, shoot for… https://t.co/xVJsZZJvJD
Retweeted by Matt SpiroIf the subject interests you and you want to read more, you can order the book here: https://t.co/vi850wa5ox Merci !This @TimesSport piece on Kylian Mbappe looks at the impact he is having in France off the pitch as well as on it..… https://t.co/dLno8viHS5
5/29
2020
@rich_allen85 Great news Rich 👍👍 Hope you enjoy it @TBenneworth @equipedefrance thanks Theo! You didn't pick the best years to live in France as far as Les Bleus were… https://t.co/6Qn1sFdDcDZut alors! He did it! 👏 👏👏 https://t.co/iAAjPG6F3B
Retweeted by Matt Spiro @kvlmason Thanks a lot Kate! Good to know, but I wouldn't trust the grapevine... I'd get a book myself just to be s… https://t.co/xlxp7aTc5G @garethcopping Thanks Gareth! Hope you and the family are well and not missing the Arsenal too much @markpougatch Thanks a lot Mark! Enjoying the Euro 96 podcasts... Great memories! I hope you are keeping well @FinallyFifou Yes, I hope so Philip, but as you can imagine it is quite hard to know what could be possible right n… https://t.co/qgmk27QH62 @PhilippeAuclair Merci Philippe !!! Very kind of you. Hope you are keeping well @howardnurse Thanks Howard! Hope you are keeping well @FinlandPsg Great stuff! Hope you enjoy. Keep your ears peeled for our Mbappe podcast coming next week 👍 @benlyt Thanks a lot, Ben! Couldn't have done it without all of your advice and help in our early years of working… https://t.co/OeGYL6723lSacré Bleu! This promises to be a cracker - has interviews with Wenger, Pires, Giroud, Thuram, Desailly, Petit, Hou… https://t.co/oDjJgF49LL
Retweeted by Matt SpiroYou can hear Matt talk about this on last week's Arsecast and there's still time to enter the competition to win a… https://t.co/t35g7BvcN8
Retweeted by Matt Spiro @jonnybrick Thanks Jonathan! And bien sur :)This thread tells you more about what the book is about. Will ease off on the promotional tweets from now on... Hop… https://t.co/QA6LGB88gNToday is the big day 🇫🇷⚽️🕺Sacré Bleu is actually a thing! Not sure how you do a book launch during lockdown, but I'… https://t.co/FNrXRq3okN
5/28
2020
@AndrewHaslam79 Thanks Andrew! Hope you are keeping wellBook can be ordered here: https://t.co/vi850wrGN7Here is an extract from my book, which comes out tomorrow! This part features my interview with Lilian Thuram. Such… https://t.co/oXV044RYkoThis is an excellent interview from @mattspiro 's new book Sacré Blue: Lilian Thuram: 'My classmates judged me beca… https://t.co/QT4cH8vISN
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5/27
2020
Fan noise may be fake but it definitely helps. Would be even better if you could vote on which opposition player yo… https://t.co/YzKH8M6GruPart II of our #PSG special podcast is out!! From winning the Cup Winners' Cup to the Anelka-led 'projet banlieue',… https://t.co/9zbXz49ZokThis was fun+revealing chat about Deschamps, Mbappé and France's World Cup wins. Looking forward to getting my copy… https://t.co/14L2Wy1rB5
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5/26
2020
Time on your hands? There's a new book out on the downs and ups of football world-beaters France. Reviewed by Eric… https://t.co/P4J5q49YYj
Retweeted by Matt SpiroWe have a crammed Lockdown Football out today, with Jaap Stam interviewed as new @fccincinnati boss. Commentators… https://t.co/DyzyQmqWce
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5/25
2020
Trans Europe Express time @talkSPORT with @andygoldstein05 & @marklangdon - the weekend in Bundesliga, other league… https://t.co/ghArBeLeEB
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5/24
2020
@mburland @arseblog I think so... let me check and get back to you @MidfieldCorpor1 @arseblog Cheers! @nickghatak @arseblog Thanks Nick! @AFCfreddie8 @arseblog Cheers Kris! Hope you’re keeping well
5/23
2020
Thank you to @arseblog for having me on to talk about my book. Do have a listen on the latest Arsecast 👍 https://t.co/Q1bIYqxPfiGreat @Ronaldingo14 chat with @hoarauguillaume, PSG's main striker until the Qataris came: "When they bought Ibra,… https://t.co/b4D8QdwU16PODCAST! @Stillberto on the return to training, CGI fans, and tickets refunds. @MattSpiro on his new book ‘Sacré… https://t.co/KupxIt4bQN
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5/22
2020
@mwalker2771 How did you get a copy so fast???? I hope you enjoy it 😀Bumper edition of the Arsecast for you tomorrow with Football, France, Fun House and loads more with @Stillberto,… https://t.co/JPRYe53Tul
Retweeted by Matt Spiro @BMalmborg Good stuff! Thank you 👍 @alexandrumircea Game against Cameroon in Nantes pre-Euro 2016, soon after Benzema’s exclusion had been confirmed @LouisMassie Cheers Louis! Hope you are keeping well‘Some people were blaming me for the fact that Karim Benzema wasn’t there. There were pro-Karim fans and pro-Giroud… https://t.co/DTHSGg0BWk‘We complemented each other so well. Thuram was immense, nobody got past Liza & Laurent was a pleasure to play alon… https://t.co/XiGBMtvhno‘When I started training at Monaco I couldn’t tell which players were defenders, which were midfielders and which w… https://t.co/uGfvszqPmI‘We just didn’t have players like Robert Pirès in England back then. Arsène possessed this wealth of knowledge & co… https://t.co/noIsPBDAgd‘The French boys had a touch of class. The first time Patrick Vieira came into the canteen, he walked around shakin… https://t.co/LDZ3IEaz9mOne week now until Sacré Bleu is released 😀 🇫🇷👍 Here are a few more quotes from the book (starting with French in… https://t.co/qHikFnH3pb
5/21
2020
Potentially a huge coup for Tottenham as Canal+ claim Lille sporting director Luis Campos is joining up with his fr… https://t.co/b5KvF2DL1V
5/19
2020
It's @PSG_English day on #LeBeauJeu 🔴🔵 Join host @mattspiro @davidmcrossan and @Ronaldingo14 as they talk to speci… https://t.co/a1v2Tma47e
Retweeted by Matt SpiroLuis Campos, undoubtedly one of the best sporting directors in world football, has asked to leave Lille, according… https://t.co/p0TL4mZWAF
5/18
2020

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