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Discussion in 'Women's Rivalry Forum' started by shlj, Jan 25, 2011.
Perhaps the "logic" is just "it makes us look even better"
The FA WSL is looking for the "FAN OF THE YEAR"
There will be 3 fans invited to the end of the year awards at Wembley to mingle with the players all trying to look glamorous with their best dress.
You can put forward anyone include yourself, that's what I did
The coaches have elected their all star team : For comical effect I have underlined those who are in the England starting 11 on a regular basis. That league has been created to help the England as all the downtime in the year in used in training camp replicating the USA team's winning formula.
Siobhan Chamberlain, Bristol Academy WFC
Sophie Bradley, Lincoln LFC
Casey Stoney, Lincoln LFC
Kerys Haropp, Birmingham LFC
Laura Bassett, Birmingham LFC
Jo Potter, Birmingham LFC
Katie Chapman, Arsenal LFC
Kim Little, Arsenal LFC
Jess Fishlock, Bristol Academy WFC
Rachel Williams, Birmingham LFC
Natasha Dowie, Everton LFC
Steady on there: are you a disciple of Jack Warner? For starters, I can't see Wales giving up Fishface... or Scotland giving up Little Kim.
That's probably why they're not underlined?
Call me fussy (please!), but I'd say there was a difference between 11 potential England players and only one chosen and... well, *not* 11 potential England players and only one chosen .
I can bet right now Hope Powell won't select Kim or Jess for team GB due to their fitness level not being as good as the English player's one
It has to be said the new semi-pro League has a very strange schedule :
7 games played between April the 13th and May the 12th, word cup break then 7 games between the 22nd of July and 28th of August....and that's it for the whole league season. If you had the FA Cup 1 to 4 games and the Continental Cup 1 to 3 games, club have played 16 to 21 games for the whole season. Arsenal playing 25 in total due to champions league commitments.
I find this scheduleto be an absurdity but it is all to do with having the best england team possible with many camps during the season. So what all those non international player do ? They go to work and some of them get loaned to the division 2, 3 and 4 teams.
Jill Scott got the FA's "International player of the year" award. Now, it may well have come as a surprise for her, but couldn't she have changed from her nightie into something decent before coming on stage?
This clip is also worth watching for its whole wealth of English accents. Rachel Williams will frustrate any learner of the language. (Personally, I'm just falling in love with Faye White's accent, hearing her as a co-commentator of the Holland match.)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf9c7b0o9sk"]FA Women's Awards 2011 - YouTube[/ame]
You really like the old rudegal accent she seemed lost when the co commentators asked about tactics. And also seem to lack the educational explanation you explain from a top class player. For example, Alex Scott skied a shot and rather than saying 2 or 3 times she should had kept it low, why not explain that Scott's body shape was wrong hence the ball going high up.
That way all the needs listening to her would know that you need to position the body a certain way to avoid skying a shot
To be fair she probably does not know it either considering she hoofs the ball all the time and has a 15% pass completion rate on long ball.
The awardees looked like they'd made a collected rush on River Island for up-your-arse polyester tunics-slash-dresses on the way to the show. If any of them are handy with a sewing machine and want to start planning ahead, I suggest this design for next year:
Arsenal planning to play the Nadeshiko?!
The club has announced a tour in Japan with multiple games. The game on the 30th is supposed to be against the local champions team as far as I know.
FA WSL players on loan
As the season lasted 3 months only, a lot of players are currently on loan to the Women's Premier League National Divsion Level 2, Southern and Northern Level 3 and below at combination leagues Level 4 or even abroad.
L Bruton / Barnet level 2
J Nobbs / Sunderland level 2
J Rose / Plymouth level 3
K Davies / Brighton level 3
L Champ / Millwall level 3
N Cole / Lewes level 4
S Hills / Watford level 2
S Perry / Brighton level 3
E Plewa / Spurs level 3
H Lander / Barnet level 2
K Longhurst / Colchester level 3
S Quantrill / Gillingham level 3
A Hincks / Gillingham level 3
R Jane / Reading level 2
A O'Gorman / Peamount United Ireland
K Holtham / Perth Glory Australia
A Prosser / Barnet level 2
M Earps / Coventry level 2
M Bright / Leeds level 2
J Sigsworth / Sheffield Wednesday level 3
B England / Sheffield Wednesday level 3
N Chadwick / Sheffield Wednesday level 3
R Hall / Wolves level 4
H Alderson / Sunderland level 2
J Holbrook / Leeds level 2
S Bradley / Forrest level 2
S Aisthorpe / Rotherham United level 2
J Clarke / Leeds city vixen level 3
S Barker / Rotherham United level 2
Liverpool B Bailey Forrest / level 2
Jo Traynor/ level3
G Watson/ level3
N Twohig/ level3
The women's football Pyramid in England is as followed :
FA WSL (out of structure of promotion / relegation ) level 1
FA WPL national division 10 teams level 2 - 2 teams relegated
FA WPL Northern and Southern division 10 teams each level 3 - winners promoted
A more complete view can be found here :
And to be consistent with their idiotic logic, the FA has just changed their mind and now have chosen Birmingham City to represent England at the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League.
They had originally decided to give the second English place to the FA Cup winner. What made they change their mind, we don't know.
FA WSL silly season
Second big transfer in the FA WSL pre-season 2 :
Doncaster Belles have announced on twitter the signing of former England International Sue Smith.
The first big transfer actually happened a couple of weeks ago when Arsenal Ladies took on loan Alex Scott from the Boston Breakers for 3 games.
More transfers in the FA WSL :
Leandra Little from Lincoln to Doncaster
Katie Sherwood from Bristol to Chelsea
So far no big fish has moved. Wonder if any top international player will be interested in playing there as it is mainly a tool for the England team.
Remind me of the rough schedule? To what extent does it overlap with the other leagues?
FA WSL is a summer league; in 2011, the regular season ran April-August (with a large WWC break) and the league cup played in September.
For season 2, a start in April until June then a break for the Olympics and probably the second part of the season in September and the cup probably after the League. But the FA is keeping everything under secret.
Which would mean eg for players from Frauen-Bundesliga that they'd miss the end of one season and the beginning of another, so that's probably not to attractive for any of them. (Although, admittedly, the German players at least could take their summer holiday during the Olympics. )
Not attractive for any foreign players with limited pay up to 30 000£ per season.
Another transfer just announced on twitter actually by another player :
Rebecca Spencer from Arsenal to ASJ Soyaux in France.
A transfer that actually happened in September but was never announced anywhere : Stephanie Curtis left Birmingham for Bristol.