FA WSL Season 3: The Elliptic Year

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  1. shlj

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    Season 3 has officially started with the draw for the Conti Cup ie the cup competition open to FA WSL side only, while the FA Women's Cup is open to every club in England. Holders are Arsenal who won the 2011 and 2012 editions.

    Group 1 : Lincoln, Arsenal, Bristol and Birmingham
    Group 2 : Chelsea, Docnaster, Liverpool and Everton

    First round of games on the 23/24th of March in the middle of the Champions League ties.


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    Arsenal is playing a friendly match in San Mamés against Athletic Bilbao, the Spanish runner-up. With 30' remaining Athletic wins 1-0. Arrate Orueta scored a penalty in the 42'.

    It's being broadcasted by ETB, the regional Basque TV, through Internet: http://www.eitb.com/es/television/etb-sat/ The commentaries are in Basque so I don't get anything neither :ROFLMAO:

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    FT, Athletic 1-0 Arsenal. Spencer saved another penalty with 15' remaining after a Scott handball.
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    The full match is in youtube:

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    So, who will manage Arsenal this season and who will manage Lincoln?
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    ha ha you know about the problems at Lincoln as well ;)
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    Indeed I did wonder where they were playing previously. Thanks for the information.
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    Quick recap on the new signings for the 8 FA WSL teams:

    Arsenal Ladies FC :
    Rebecca Spencer (Birmingham City)

    Birmingham City Ladies FC :
    Kirsty Linnett ( Arsenal Ladies), Katie Wilkinson (Aston Villa) Mary Earps ( Doncaster Belles)

    Bristol Academy WFC :
    Lucy Staniforth ( Lincoln Ladies)

    Chelsea Ladies FC :
    Eniola Aluko ( Birmingham City), Katie Holtham (Doncaster Belles), Edda Gardarsdottir (Örebro), Olina Vidarsdottir (Örebro)

    Doncaster Rover Belles :
    Cheryl Foster (Liverpool Ladies ), Nicola Hobbs (Lincoln Ladies)

    Everton Ladies FC :
    Vicky Jones ( Liverpool Ladies), Kelly Jones (Liverpool Ladies),

    Lincoln Ladies FC:
    Karen Bardsley (Linkopings)

    Liverpool Ladies FC
    Whitney Engen (Pali Blues ), Gemma Bonner (Chelsea Ladies),
    Fara Williams (Everton Ladies), Natasha Dowie ( Everton Ladies), Lucia Bronze (Everton Ladies), Nicole Rolser (Bad Neuenahr), Louise Fors ( Western Syndey Wanderers), Katrin Ómarsdóttir (Orange County Waves), Jess Holbrook (Leeds United ), Amanda Da Costa(Boston Breakers)
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    Someone is leaving for the NWSL. I'm being all mysterious. How annoying of me.
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    Don't worry, shlj will tell us. He's far less annoying.
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    La la laaaaa. :whistling: :geek:

    Btw, do you think Nicole Rolser will be a hit in the WSL? Only seen her play youth international level for the Deutscherlanders and thought she looked decent.
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    If someone refers to more than one player I would say Smith and Scott as there has been no news of them extending their Arsenal contract. Could be someone from Chelsea or Doncaster as we don not get many news on who has signed up
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    Jodie Taylor recently tweeted that she got a 5 year visa, might be for the USA ?
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    My understanding is a Hope Powell favourite is leaving the FA WSL ;)
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    Are things so bad in the WSL & the UK economy in general that Alex Scott has to resort to joining & promoting a pyramid scheme?
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    That scheme has a dozen women football players promoting whatever fitness product. I think the players see it as a way to complement their earning.
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    I guess. MLS agreed to let Herbalife be a jersey sponsor. I still think it is a pyramid scheme--don't most sellers of their product make more by recruiting other people to sell their products--like Amway? Maybe the company is paying the players in question differently (ie more of a sponsorship thing) than the people that sell their stuff (at least over here in the USA).
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    That's what I thought as well. Pyramid thing, to be fair, the girls are paid a ridiculously low amount of money to play football, so if a scheme that says can bring them up to £500 a month, they should get any money they can.

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