Women's football 2023/2024 season (WSL, other)

New WSL season starts on Sunday, new thread. Hoping that, post World Cup frenzy, this thread will get some more traction than last season.

Twelve teams in the top league, with Chelsea as the reigning champions, and Bristol City the new kids on the block.

I’ll be supporting Arsenal (obviously) who finished third last season and got to the Champions League semi-final before being eliminated by Wolfsburg in dramatic fashion. This season got off to a bad start when the Gooners failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League proper, losing on penalties to Paris FC in the qualifying round.

Schedule for Sunday:

Arsenal v Liverpool (2pm, Emirates Stadium)
Aston Villa v Manchester United (12.30pm, Villa Park, live on BBC2)
Bristol City v Leicester City (2pm, Ashton Gate)
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (5.30pm, Stamford Bridge, live on Sky Sports)
Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion (1pm, Walton Hall Park)
West Ham United v Manchester City (3pm, Chigwell Construction Stadium)

just to note, any games not on TV will be available for free on the FA Player app/site

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Gonna pick a team to get behind this season, but who should it be?

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Brighton
  • Bristol City
  • Chelsea
  • Everton
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Man City
  • Man Utd
  • Spurs
  • West Ham
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City will no doubt find a way to finish between 2nd and 3rd for the ninth time in ten years. Guess the Roord signing is exciting, but as much as they went on a great run after a dodgy start last season, I can’t help but think that Gareth Taylor is just a real damp squib of an appointment and they could get someone much more progressive in.

Be interesting to see if Villa can challenge for Europe and continue after the back of a good season last year. Difficult run of games to start, and the kit situation isn’t helping .

Sounds like some good signings and new keeper in van Domselaar. Hopefully plenty of goals from Daly again.

She was outstanding during the World Cup, and earlier in the week against England

Finn Azaz will be more likely to join Plymouth if you pick Villa

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Yeah that might sway it actually. What about Kaine Kesler-Hayden? Can we keep him too?

Yep some great saves in the England game. Anna Leat had some big moments last season so is two high quality keepers, assume Leat isn’t in contention with jet lag as NZ played Chile

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Thiught you were a Plymouth fan given the history between the 2 clubs fans obviously Brighton

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Lot of people misspelling Argyle in this thread and expecting me to do as they say.

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We’ll see about that, maybe another loan.

On the team front Carla Ward has really turned things around for Villa, played an attacking style and scored more last season that the previous two seasons combined. So you should get some good games if you watch them

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I have done some research (read the guardian team previews) and made my decision and I’m happy to announce that I will be supporting Aston Villa this season. Up the Wagons!


Instinctively feel that 5 titles in a row is a big ask, but one of the things I most like about women’s football is that I know very few players outside the WSL and so have no idea really to what degree Chelsea, Arsenal and United have strengthened (Roord is more a known quantity for City). Chelsea have certainly brought in exciting names but they are, for the most part, very young and Hayes tends to be pretty slow and gradual at working them in, so idk how much of them we’ll actually see.

Still, nice to go to Stamford Bridge tomorrow to watch a home team not be utterly pathetic.



Away days at Villa :handshake: last minute winners

We are so back


I think I can see you…


Fucking Villa. I may have chosen unwisely.


Completely dominated the game in the first half but no goals to show for (yet)