Tag: FA WSL

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?

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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Kim Little and Leah Williamson of Arsenal after the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on November 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The FA can have the biggest league or salary cap, not both

There is a lot of talk about an FA WSL salary cap at the moment and why it should be removed or changed.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Danielle Carter, Jordan Nobbs, Beth Mead and Leah Williamson of Arsenal celebrate with the trophy after 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)

FA WSL 2019/20 predictions: Arsenal and Chelsea top, Tottenham and Everton bottom

With the League starting on Saturday with the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium and Bristol v Brighton at Ashton Gate, it is time for my annual predictions.
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)

Analysed: FAWSL fixture list released

The FA have released the full 2019/20 FA WSL and FA WC fixture list.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

My FA WSL Team of the Year

Now that the season is finally over, it's time to present my FA WSL Team of the Year, based on the games I've attended and those that have been shown on TV.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: The Arsenal Women players celebrate Vivianne Miedema's opening goal during the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal win the league with reaction from Joe Montemurro & Danielle Carter

The Arsenal are back! Seven years after winning the league under Laura Harvey, Joe Montemurro and his players have brought the trophy back to Borehamwood.
Phil Neville speaking to Nikita Parris during England Women v France Women in the SheBelieves Cup

Do foreign players prevent young English players' accessing first team football?

When an international tournament appears on the horizon, the lack of opportunities for English players due to the rising number of foreigners becomes a trendy topic again.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Yeovil Town Ladies FC warm-up prior to the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Yeovil Town FC at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Is the FA putting clubs at risk to help the England team?

Yeovil Town have released another statement confirming they were docked 10 points by the FA putting them bottom of the table with minus six points but the FA have already shown they don't care for their fate.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Yeovil Town Ladies FC warm-up prior to the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Yeovil Town FC at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Has the FA put clubs at risk to help the England team?

Yeovil Town have released another statement confirming they were docked 10 points by the FA putting them bottom of the table with minus six points but the FA have already shown they don't care for their fate.

Defender to leave Arsenal immediately as team close in on Champions League football

Following their 5-1 away win at Liverpool, the Gunners are back on top of the table for the first time since January and are now closing in on Champions League football and the title.
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Don’t let them think this is all the women’s game is worth

While much of the footballing world was patting itself on the back on Wednesday over the historic sponsorship deal struck between Barclays and the FA WSL that would see 'millions' pumped into the game, my first thought reading there would be a £500k prize pot was, ‘huh, is that all?’
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: Yeovil Town Ladies FC warm-up prior to the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Yeovil Town FC at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Yeovil Town: Another casualty on England’s road to success?

The news of Yeovil Town Ladies' financial worries will come as a surprise to few as it was obvious a forced march to professionalism was going to be a tough road for them.

Arsenal title hopes grow following home win

Following the 4-0 home win against Bristol, Arsenal trail Manchester City by two points with two games in hand, placing them in the driving seat.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Quarter-Final between Arsenal Women and Birmingham City Women at Meadow Park on January 9, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

FA WSL, BT Sport and BBC conspire to upset Arsenal fans

The FA WSL, BT Sport and the BBC seem to have conspired to upset Arsenal fans by no longer allowing us to enjoy a regular 2pm Sunday slot.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23: Leah Williamson and Kim Little of Arsenal look dejected following the FA Women's Continental League Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City Women at Bramall Lane on February 23, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Arsenal's road to the title is full of obstacles but they can overcome them

The penalty shoot-out to defeat to Manchester City on Saturday means the only remaining target for Arsenal's Women is the League title.

Arsenal's Champions League hopes now rest in their own hands

 Arsenal Women had the weekend off as their league game away to Liverpool was postponed but they got welcome news as Chelsea held League leaders Manchester City to a 2-2 draw.
HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Jill Scott of Manchester City competes for a header with Danielle Van de Donk of Arsenal whilst also under pressure from Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal during the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Explained: Title, Champions League and Promotion-Relegation rules

As we enter the second half of the season, let's have a look at the title race, Champions League places and promotion-relegation rules for the FA WSL and FAWC.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Kim Little of Arsenal is treated for an injury after being tackled by Drew Spence of Chelsea during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Referees to clamp down on bad behaviour

The FA have finally started to address one of the biggest refereeing problems in Women's football - the leniency in applying Law 12 and the protection of players' physical integrity.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Vivianne Miedema of Arsenal shoots and scores her team's second goal during the FA WSL match between Chelsea Women and Arsenal at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Kate McShane/Getty Images)

My FA WSL 2018 Team of the Year

As we’re coming to the end of the year, here is my FA WSL 2018 best XI, based on the games I have attended and match highlights.
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Has the creation of a full-time league led to more professional contracts?

A couple of years ago, the FA decided to go for a full-time professional women's football League so with the FA WSL in a new era, let's have a look at the transfer numbers from 2013 to 2018.
Pro-European Union (EU), anti-Brexit campaigners from the Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC) youth movement for a 'People's Vote' on Brexit, launch the group's campaign battle bus in London on November 17, 2018, as part of their "Stand Up For Our Future!" campaign aimed at highlighting the youth feeling around Brexit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Is January the last chance for EU bargains before Brexit?

With Brexit coming at the end of March 2019 and a large number of injured players at Arsenal, the January transfer window might be crucial for in the quest for trophies.
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Curious decisions at Liverpool and Everton: Has the sack race finally arrived in Women's...

Four months into the season and three managers are no longer in their jobs in the FA WSL and FA WC, so are they more at risk than before with teams now full-time?

Crowds at women’s football have more impact on the players

One of the main differences between men's and women's football is the attendance. At the Emirates, you will get around 60k while at Borehamwood it...

Arsenal’s fixtures analysed

The FA has finally disclosed the full FA WSL schedule barely 17 days before the season starts.

Fixture dates finally confirmed

Following multiple appeals from teams that had their bids rejected by the FA, the governing body has finally confirmed the kick-off dates for Tiers 1,2, 3 and 4.
Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Player power rules in a multi-layered transfer window

The current FA WSL/Championship transfer window is the most unusual one we have had for many years.

Surprise arrival for West Ham as Arsenal squad settles

The Summer 2018 transfer window is dominated by the arrival of new teams thanks to the FA’s latest twisted reform.

Expect a busy window for Liverpool, Arsenal to add 4 or 5 from abroad

The FA WSL transfer window will open on the June 1, so let's have a look at what the 11 teams could do in the next couple of months.

Explaining the new FA WSL Structure: Who ended up where and why?

The FA has announced today the six new clubs that will join Tier 1 and Tier 2 in the Women's Football pyramid.

Astonishing decision as new FA WSL and Championship teams to be revealed on Sunday

The FA has announced that they will disclose the teams with a successful bid for the 2018/19 season on Sunday.

Manchester United and West Ham in? 18/19 line-up to be known by June 18

Phase 2 of the licensing process for FA WSL teams has now been completed and we now wait until June to know who which...
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Alex Scott congratulates teammate Jemma Rose during the FA Women's Super League Continental Cup match between Arsenal and London Bees, on October 12, 2017 in Borehamwood, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

FA rebrand top 4 tier of women’s football pyramid

Hot on the heels of their last women's football reform, the FA has now rebranded the top four tiers of the women's football pyramid.

'There hasn't been word on my future yet' - Arsenal defender reveals in exclusive...

Ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea, Ireland defender Louise Quinn believes Arsenal Women can come out on top, and revealed how the Gunners turned their form around – in an exclusive Daily Cannon interview.

'Prospects are non-existent at the moment' - Arsenal's title hopes have been slammed

New year, new manager, new ambitions. Can Arsenal Women return to being successful after a cup drought and six years without title success?

Arsenal Women’s FA WSL downward spiral: Who, when, why and how?

When the FA WSL was formed in 2011, Arsenal Ladies were a dominant force in women's football and now they're a shadow of their former selves - what happened?

The damaging results of a recent Fifpro survery in football

A Fifpro survey reveals that the women's game is still in a delicate state, with many leaving before they reach their prime.

Everything you need to know as the FA announce the winning bids for Tier...

The FA disclosed the winning bids for the WSL Tier 1 and 2, and now we will see the second phase, with an external bid from the FA WSL coming in.

60% cancelled: Weather plays havoc with new FA WSL winter league schedule

This weekend was the first proper winter league weekend where adverse weather was likely to affect the fixture list - and affect it it did.