FA WSL year 2

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  1. shlj

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    The transfer window is opening next week but as the FA does not communicate on the dates, it's not a certainty.

    Lincoln Ladies are signing 2 players from Australia Collette McCallum and Laura Alleway


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    Doncaster Rover Belles have signed Julie-Ann Russell a forward with champions league experience with Peamount United.
    Chelsea carries on with its puzzling signings : after Katie Sherwood from Bristol come Sophie Ingle from Cardiff and Scottish forward Suzanne Lappin ( at least a quality player who will improve their squad)
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    Fixture list released

    Round 1 07/08 April

    Arsenal Ladies FC v Everton Ladies FC
    Chelsea Ladies FC v Doncaster Rovers Belles Ladies FC
    Lincoln Ladies FC v Birmingham City Ladies FC
    Liverpool Ladies FC v Bristol Academy Women FC
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    More transfer news with Lincoln signing England U23 forward Precious Hamilton from Doncaster and U19 left back Meaghan Sargeant from Arsenal.


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    Aluko said on twitter that she agreed to terms w/ Birmingham City 3 weeks ago.
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    Good news for Arsenal and Everton the other title contenders. Birmingham will be extremely predictable now...
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    Any chance of WPS players going to England? Would they pay enough? Are they interested in non-English players?
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    There is a salary cap and a maximum of 4 players per team can be paid between 20k and 30k£ a year...

    Foreign players are coming into the WSL last 21% of players were not English.
    This year 2 aussie and 1 kiwi have been signed already. So WPS would be welcomed, if money is available.
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    Arsenal decides to try to give a chance to other teams by exhausting the players before the season has even started ( Laura Harvey might start the same 11 5 times lol)

    5 games in 7 days :

    Wed Feb 15 v Gillingham
    Fri Feb 17 v Celtic - 8pm (Training ground)
    Sat Feb 18 v Rangers - 7pm @ Murray Park
    Sun Feb 19 v Glasgow City - 2pm @ Petershill Park
    Tues Feb 21 v Nottingham Forest @corby
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    First big UK signing Laura Del Rio to Bristol Academy
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    Wow, I was wondering where she'd gone to! As for Arsenal's signings: ouchy ouchy for Gothenburg in the Champions League.
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    Asante and Press for Gothenburg seems a very valuable pairing for them.
    Kelly Smith isn't the player she used to be and was roughed up by the French team at the Cyprus Cup ( to my disbelief) :eek: :confused:
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    Kelly Smith missed the FA Cup game as she currently injured. Arsenal still put her on the teamsheet :confused: Strong rumour about an ex WPS player who won the title last year coming to Arsenal as well.
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    Maybe for personal interpreting?
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    Well today was the day to get the new team sheets into UEFA for the Champions League so I guess she will be missing that game if she comes.
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    We will know tomorrow when uefa.com gets updated with all the new squad list and there has been many changes in the 8 teams.
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    In the end, Gemma managed to get her international clearance on time.

    So Arsenal signed 3 former players back after the WPS collapse. And because I am not busy at work the recap with all the signings :

    Arsenal LFC

    In : Alex Scott ( Boston Breakers ), Kelly Smith ( Boston Breakers), Gemma Davison (Sky Blue FC), Rebecca Spencer ( ASJ Soyaux )

    Birmingham City LFC

    In : Eniola Aluko ( Sky Blue FC),Rachel Unitt ( Everton), Callan Barber ( Coventry), Chrissy Torkildsen (Coventry)


    Bristol Academy

    In : Stephanie Curtis ( Birmingham ), Nikki Watts (Reading), Natasha Harding ( Cardiff), Laura Del Rio (Philadelphia Independence) , Melissa Lawley ( Arsenal), Angharad James (Arsenal)

    Chelsea LFC

    In : Katie Sherwood ( Bristol ), Suzanne Lappin ( Glasgow City), Sophie Ingle (Cardiff), Dunia Susi (Birmingham ), Helen Bleazard ( Bristol ), Victoria Williams ( Doncaster Rover Belles)


    Doncaster Rover Belles

    Sue Smith , Leandra Little ( Lincoln ), Julie-Ann Russell (Peamount), Shelby Hills ( Watford), Tanya Oxtoby ( Perth Glory), Lillie Bilson (Bristol), Alyssa Lagonia (Ottawa Fury)

    Everton LFC


    Lincoln Ladies

    Laura Alleway ( Brisbane Roar ) , Collette McCallum ( Perth Glory), Meaghan Sargeant ( Arsenal), Precious Hamilton ( Doncaster), Katie Rood()

    Liverpool LFC

    Aroon Clansey (Canberra United), Danielle Lea ( Manchester City), Nicola Davies ( Rochdale), Hannah Keryakoplis ( Liverpool reserves)
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    Season 2 started yesterday :

    Arsenal 3 Everton 2 Everton down to 10 after 40 minutes with 2 yellow cards for Brooke Chaplen.

    Lincoln 2 Birmingham 2 Aluko scored :eek: in that game

    Liverpool 1 Bristol 4 2 Bristol players ( Mc Catty, Yorston) sent off for off the ball incident in added one of them alledgedly for stamping on a player's neck ouch...

    Today Chelsea v Doncaster live on ESPN 3pm UK time ( streams should be available surely) the weather is cold and rainy meaning heavy pitch unfortunately
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    Highlights here

    The table

    1. Bristol 3 pts +3
    2. Chelsea 3 pts +2
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    3.Arsenal 3 pts +1
    4. Birmingham and Lincoln 1 pt 0
    6. Everton 0 pt -1
    7. Doncaster 0 pt -2
    8. Liverpool 0 pt -3

    Doncaster and Liverpool already in the bottom 2 like last season.

    Next games : Sa 21/04 Bristol v Lincoln
    Sun 22/04 Chelsea v Liverpool ;Everton v Birmingham ; Doncaster v Arsenal ( to be postponed due to champions league)
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    Highlights of day 1 games

    Some good goals, some bad defending as well. Commentary guy is saying a lot of wrong thing as well which is extremely annoying.
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    Too bad you don't really see the incident in the Liverpool - Bristol match that lead to the red cards.
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    If you look in the corner of the screen a 01:47, the Liverpool player goes late and studs up into the Bristol player. The Bristol girl is alledged to have stamped her on the neck, probably as retaliation.

    McCatty has a 3 games ban while Yorston has a 2 games ban. The Liverpool player is not charged as far as I know. Brooke Chaplen from Everton has a one game ban.

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