Women's Football Thread (Rolling)

Bloody good, innit? Loads more games on BBCi now as well.

City have brought a few forwards in this summer - Caroline Weir from Liverpool (who’s just scored an absolute blooter on the telly), Lauren Hemp from Bristol City, Tessa Wullaert from Wolfsburg, and Janine Beckie from…America, but Nikita Parris is doing the business.

The signings last summer didn’t really work out that well. Pauline Bremer broke a leg early, and Nadia Nadim struggled to settle. They found it hard replacing Duggan and Bronze as well, and now Izzy Christiansen’s followed Bronze to Lyon. Jane Ross has gone to West Ham.

They’ve had quite a good start, though, but were knocked out of Europe in the first round which was a bit of a shock as them and Chelsea had been the best of the rest recently.

Other stuff:

  • The summer league reformation was a bit of a clusterfuck, with West Ham being fast-tracked two tiers (buying their way in, like City did)
  • Eni Aluko went to Juventus.
  • Fifty yard OG
  • Champions Chelsea have lost a few players
  • Chris Kirkland’s the Liverpool manager, replacing Neil Redfearn who walked after a few weeks and a huge turnover of players
  • Hope Powell’s Brighton are now in the top flight
  • Man United finally bit the bullet and reformed their team (second division).

Anyone?

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where do you find out about women’s football ? never see it on tv or anything.

There’s two games on the BBCi/red button today. One’s on now (City v West Ham).

I just use these generally for news…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/womens

https://www.theguardian.com/football/womensfootball

This is a general guide to games on TV that includes the women’s games (four today in total)…

https://www.live-footballontv.com

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City suffered last season due to the sheer number of internationals they had. Other teams got to have breaks in international windows, only having two or three players away, whereas City had pretty much the entire squad away and playing every single game.

More professional sides = more competitive games = a raising of standards, but there been a few absolute beatings so far this season, so maybe not every team is where they need to be yet for that to ring true.

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Can’t say I’ve followed it that closely recently but gonna try to go to a few matches, rather that than choose a Dutch mens team to follow. Off to Netherlands - Switzerland world cup play off in a few weeks

I always want to follow the WPL and then miss the highlight show.

That’s a big big game (or two, to be accurate). The World Cup without the European champions would be unthinkable.

Nice one Bugduv, thanks for the link :blush:

Blimey.

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It’ll be good if Glasgow can do something against Barca. Chelsea playing Fiorentina as well.

Glasgow losing 3-0 to Barca at half time.

I’m thinking of combining my cycle holiday next year with the Women’s World Cup in France.
Looking forward to the draw on Dec 8th to see where Scotland will be playing.

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Have they qualified or is the answer ‘Dalmarnock’?

Arsenal have scored 27 goals in their first 5 matches!

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Yeovil got their first win of the season against Everton today. Well pleased!
Going to go to their home game against Man City. Really looking forward to it

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Steph Houghton seems a great egg.
hope she gets a good reception today, can’t imagine what she’s going through at the moment with Darbs’ illness

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Oranje found second half holes in the Swiss defence to lead 3 - 0 after the first leg in the WC play-off final in front of a sold out crowd. Return leg is on Tuesday in Schaffhausen.

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Arguable, Adybongo. Arguable.

This was great! Lost 4-0 obviously but still.
Most impressed with City’s Tessa Wullaert in the first half and Yeovil striker Olivia Fergusson in the second.
Steph Houghton is pure class - an excellent England captain. Nikita Parris is very, very quick. Yeah, WSL.

9th June is something to look forward to.

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