Lewes vs Liverpool

FAWC: An exciting League that deserves more media coverage

Lewes v Liverpool in the Championship was a fascinating game that showcased high quality and entertainment in a league that is not spoken about enough.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Leah Williamson of Arsenal Ladies lifts the FA Cup Trophy the match between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

FA clarify rules for FA Cup new signing eligibility

The FA has finally clarified who is allowed to play this weekend as last season's Women's FA Cup restarts following the Covid-19 pandemic break.
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Miedema, Little, and Williamson named in FA WSL Team of the Year

Two Arsenal players have been named in the FA WSL Team of the Year with both Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema claiming a place.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Jordan Nobbs and Kim Little of Arsenal lift the trophy as they celebrate after during the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Winners, losers, Champions League places: FA WSL 2020/21 predictions

With the FA WSL new season starting on Sunday, it is prediction time! Who will win the 20/21 FA WSL, who will be relegated?

UEFA updates Euro 22 qualification rules due to Covid-19 pandemic

The UEFA Executive Committee has approved new regulations to deal to Covid-19 outbreaks while players are on international duty. Big teams could miss out on the tournament because of them.
BARNET, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: The FA Women's Championship Mitre match ball during the FA Women's Continental League Cup game between The London Bees and Brighton and Hove Albion Women at The Hive on November 20, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Women football is back with fans: Lewes vs London Bees

While men's football had a test event at the Amex in Brighton with 2 500 fans, women's football had a smaller gauge down the...
A woman carries a dog as she walks under decorations in a street of Les Herbiers, western France, on April 16, 2018 on the eve of the French cup semi-final football match Vendee Les Herbiers vs Chambly. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

Football fans return in France: A look at this brand new world

Football with fans is back in France, so what was it like to attend a game with social distancing and more in place?

Winners and losers in the transfer window so far

We are a month and a week into the FA WSL  transfer window and, with a month-and-a-half to go before it closes, we have a clear idea where the teams are going this summer.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: The FA WSL Trophy is seen ahead of the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women at Meadow Park on May 11, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Did The FA get it right with women’s football this season?

Now that the FA has announced the end of the 2019/20 season, it is time to look forward to 2020/21 with a start date set for September 6, but The FA made a number of poor decisions when they ended this season.
DUNAJSKA LUZNA, SLOVAKIA - APRIL 09: Hannah Cain, Constance Schofield and Lauren Hemp (L-R) of England line up during the national anthem prior to the UEFA Women's Under19 Elite Round match between England and Germany on April 9, 2018 in Dunajska Luzna, Slovakia. (Photo by Christian Hofer/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Will 3 foreign arrivals at Arsenal push out the English youngsters?

With Arsenal looking at bringing in at least three new foreign players in the next window, are young English players getting a chance at the highest level or are they pushed away?
Phil Neville, Manager of England Women reacts during a press conference for an England Women SheBelieves Cup Squad Announcement at Wembley Stadium on February 18, 2020 in London, England.

FA confident Neville won’t resign

According to the Guardian, the FA are not expecting Phil Neville to quit as the boss of England's women's team despite rumours he was considering handing in his resignation.
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Jayne Ludlow and Rachel Yankee of Arsenal Ladies FC lead the race to celebrate with Laura Harvey after the fourth goal during the FA WSL Continental Cup Final between Birmingham City Ladies FC v Arsenal Ladies FC on September 25, 2011 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Will the FA WSL season be able to be completed?

The Covid-19 virus has created mayhem worldwide and obviously football is not immune to it. With all professional football cancelled until at least April 3rd, what does it mean for the FA WSL?
LONDON - NOVEMBER 07: Russian Oligarch Alisher Usmanov is pictured in front of JMW Turner's painting ' The Harbour of Brest ' in the Tate Britain art gallery on November 7, 2008 in London, England. The Pushkin Museum in Moscow is hosting a major exhibition of works by JMW Turner on loan from Tate Britain thanks to it's sole sponsor, Alisher Usmanov. Mr Usmanov who is a major shareholder in the Russian industrial conglomerate, Metalloinvest, as well as Arsenal Football Club, is reported to have a personal fortune of approximately 2.7bn GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Alisher Usmanov’s nephew lands Everton job

Former major Arsenal shareholder, Alisher Usmanov, has landed his nephew a job with Everton, a club he has repeatedly been linked with investing in.

England u21 win double header against France u20

Rehanne Skinner's squad that included the core of the team that won a Bronze medal at the FIFA u-20 WWC in 2018 defeated a young French squad preparing for the 2020 u-20 WWC to be played in the summer.
12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

Malcolm Gladwell explained in Outliers why talent is not what takes a person to the top. He shows that where you come from and when you’re born is just as important, but his theory also translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.

FA force England women to fly economy but always charter for men and u21...

The FA have reportedly refused to meet the cost of a chartered plane for the England women's team ahead of their defence of the SheBelieves Cup and instead are making them take an economy flight from Heathrow.
Leah Williamson of England is challenged by Pauline Bremer of Germany during the International Friendly between England Women and Germany Women at Wembley Stadium on November 09, 2019 in London, England.

Arsenal Women international call-ups for March fixtures

March is the month for the traditional Spring tournaments that are an important part of the women's football calendar.
Phil Neville manager of England Women during a photocall at Old Trafford the opening venue for the Women's Euro 2021 Championship.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 to kick off at Old Trafford

The FA have announced that Old Trafford will host the opening game of the 2021 Women's Euro that will take place from 7 July...
Phil Neville, Manager of England Women reacts during a press conference for an England Women SheBelieves Cup Squad Announcement at Wembley Stadium on February 18, 2020 in London, England.

2 Arsenal players selected as England manager opts for youth

Phill Neville has selected a young squad for the SheBelieves Cup with a good number of players that won the Bronze medal the FIFA u-20 WWC tournament in France two years ago included.
Lucy Staniforth of England talks to the press during the England Women's Senior Team Media Day at St Georges Park on October 02, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Staniforth sent off for celebrating in front of abusive supporter

Lucy Staniforth was shown a red card for reportedly running the length of the pitch, Adebayor-style, to celebrate in front of a fan who had been taunting her all game, except that isn't really an accurate description of what happened.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides fifth goal during the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal and Bristol City at Meadow Park on December 01, 2019 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

Arsenal forward up for BBC Footballer of the Year award - vote now

Vivianne Miedema is up for the BBC's Women's Footballer of the Year award but she faces some stiff competition.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino looks at the FIFA World Cup Trophy during the trophy tour opening ceremony at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on September 9, 2017.

FIFA consider World Cup across 2 continents and Women’s World Cup every 2 years

In a bid to squeeze as much money as possible while ruining the sport for match-going fans, FIFA are said to be considering a 'radical' plan to host the 2030 World Cup on two continents.

FA WSL January transfer window club-by-club review

The FA WSL transfer window is now closed, so let's have a look at the club by club review of the deals completed.

Premier League takeover of WSL more than 2 years away

The FA are expected to remain in charge of the Women's Super League for at least two more seasons to ensure the standards of facilities and competition is raised before a Premier League takeover.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Dominique Janssen of Arsenal is shown a yellow card by referee Lindsey Robinson during the SSE Women's FA Cup Final match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

FA WSL and FA WC disciplinary rankings

Here are the latest disciplinary updates from the FA website with some well-known names among the leaders.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29: Caitlin Foord of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 7 W-League match between Sydney FC and Adelaide United at Jubilee Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

What can Arsenal fans expect from their new Australian forward?

Caitlin Foord has said goodbye to her teammates and is heading for Arsenal before the end of this transfer window, so what can Gooners expect from the Australian international?
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29: Caitlin Foord of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 7 W-League match between Sydney FC and Adelaide United at Jubilee Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Forward says goodbye to old club ahead of Arsenal move

Caitlin Foord has said goodbye to her old club as the forward gets ready to complete her move to Arsenal.
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 08: Sam Kerr of the Matildas speaks to media during an Australian Matildas press conference at Bankwest Stadium on November 08, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Arsenal manager hails new Chelsea signing then adds brilliant 'but...'

Joe Montemurro has hailed Chelsea's new signing, Sam Kerr, delighted that players from his home country are starting to get the recognition he feels they deserve, but he hopes she doesn't do too well now she's playing for our 'nemesis'.

Arsenal dominate FA WSL Team of Decade

As 2019 comes to a close, it seems right to select an FA WSL best XI spawning the decade with the league in it's ninth season.

Who will win? Every Women’s Ballon d’Or nominee rated

France Football have named the 20 players selected for the Women's Ballon d'Or 2019, so let's look at them all and see who is likely to win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Phil Neville manager of England during the International Friendly between England Women and Germany Women at Wembley Stadium on November 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

How Phil Neville can turn England’s fortunes around

A huge question mark currently hangs over Phil Neville’s management as England continue to struggle following the World Cup.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Beth Mead celebrates scoring Arsenal's 1st goal during the WSL match between Arsenal Women and West Ham United Women at Meadow Park on September 08, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

3 Arsenal players included as Phil Neville names England squad

Phil Neville has announced his England squad for their upcoming games against Germany and the Czech Republic.
WALSALL, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ellen White of England shoots on goal during the International Friendly between England Women and Denmark Women at Bank's Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Walsall, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Lionesses not performing: Where is it going wrong?

The England Lionesses are on a five-game streak without a win and any other result against Portugal would ramp the pressure on Phil Neville. But is he the only person responsible for the current situation?

Arsenal manager headhunted for biggest football job in the world and tempted by it

ESPN Australia have sourced the information that US Soccer, who are looking to replace departing coach Jill Ellis, have turned to the Arsenal manager as one of their options.

Player ratings: How do they work?

While I was covering the FIFA Women World Cup last Summer, we started doing regular player ratings for every France game, but how did I decide what player deserved what mark?
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 01: Lucy Bronze of England speaks to the media during the England Media Access at Lyon Marriott Hotel Cite Internationale on July 01, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Lucy Bronze rightly wins UEFA Women’s player of the year award

Lucy Bronze has won the UEFA Women's player of the year award and is the first English player to do so.

If the FA want to grow the women’s game, why all the secrecy?

With the England u21 squad named for the Nordic Cup, we were treated to the usual behind-closed-doors sign for this well known u23 international tournament, adding to fans' frustrations.
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 27: (L-R) Jodie Taylor, Beth Mead and Lucy Staniforth of England celebrate victory following the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Quarter Final match between Norway and England at Stade Oceane on June 27, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Analysing Neville’s England’s selection with 2 Arsenal call-ups

Phil Neville has named his squad for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Germany, so how does it look?
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 08: The official adidas match ball is seen on the net of the goal prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group B match between Spain and South Africa at on June 08, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

FA Women’s Championship is back and set to be more competitive than ever

The second tier of women's football started on Sunday and there are many ambitious teams vying for promotion this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Lauren Hemp of Manchester City during the Women's FA Cup Final match between Manchester City Women and West Ham United Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Lauren Hemp and the unclear rules on suspensions

Lauren Hemp will serve a one-game suspension following her red card but could see her ban increased which would cause a few problems.