Following protests from the clubs competing in the semi-finals of the competition, the FA has decided on a late date change for the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup final.
The game was scheduled for 11 March, two days after the England players return from the SheBelieves Cup. As we previously mentioned it was absurd scheduling by the FA, something we are well used to seeing since the FA WSL started in 2011.
Now the FA has moved the game back a couple of days later and the final will take place at Adams Park, High Wycombe at 7pm on Wednesday, 14 March.
The early start makes is really hard for people who work 9-to-5 to get to the ground. The M40 is quite busy at rush hour and parking spaces are limited.
There is secondary parking up the hill that will probably hit the fans with a nice charge.
Public transport is not great either.
Trains from Marylebone will be full of commuters and then you have a half-hour walk uphill to make it to the ground. Alternatively, from Wycombe station, you can use taxis and the trip takes around 10 minutes.
I was there last Sunday for the Reading v Arsenal game and used an Uber on the way back. It cost me around £8.
In term of potential attendance, having a midweek final at 7pm is guaranteed to attract a lot of fans surely…. not. Luckily for the armchair fans and all those who cannot attend due to the time and place, the game will be broadcast live on The FA’s WSL Facebook page.
Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women will compete for the trophy.
City will be odds-on favourites as they are currently 10 points ahead of the Gunners in the League. Current form also suggests a City win as they are unbeaten in all competitions in 2017/18.
Those two teams are the only trophy winners since the competition started in 2011 with four wins for Arsenal ( 2011, ’12, ’13 and ’15) and two for Manchester City (2014 and ’16).