Women's EPL teams...

Discussion in 'Premier League: News and Analysis' started by benine, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. benine

    benine New Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Chicago
    So, i've noticed that more and more clubs are adding womens squads to their opperations. But, could any of these teams even hang with UNC's JV squad? All the clubs with womens squads seem to use them just to harp on how "commited to growing womens and girls football" they are, but is it all just a bunch of bs marketing crap? I mean, in sort of an odd reverse, if any of these women were half decent, wouldnt they be in NCAA ball?
     
  2. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    that's probably about the size of it. It is all amateur with I think the exception of Fulham who are paying players. Fulham have won something like 50 games in a row since turning pro. You'd have to ask a lot of people before you found one who could name a single female player.
     
  3. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Yep, you've got me stumped.
     
  4. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    Marianne Petterson plays for Fulham.

    Angela Banks for Arsenal.

    That's all I could name.
     
  5. benine

    benine New Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Chicago
    Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...


    Yeah, each Arse male 1st teamer sponsors the corresponding position on the female squad...yes, the pay-for-your-hoe joke options are endless here, as well as the premises/dialog for David Seamens long overdue entry into the world of porn ("care for some pointers dealing with high balls?", etc...)
     
  6. eric515

    eric515 Member

    May 8, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    LOL...he does look like an in shape Ron Jeremy...I just love hearing Kelly Dalglish say his name on Sky Sports...it's always good for "Seaman" to be coming out of her mouth. :)
     
  7. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    I think I read somewhere that women's football is the fastest growing sport in Britain. So although the standard is certainly far lower than the US right now, I suspect the gap will narrow as time goes on.
     
  8. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fulham's been beaten exactly once since turning pro, by Arsenal in the 2001 Women's FA Cup final. They've won many of their games by double-digit scores - last season they scored 234 goals and allowed 6 in 22 league matches.

    Fulham Ladies' full 2001/02 season results:

    Ipswich Town 0:13 Fulham
    Wimbledon 0:12 Fulham
    Newport County 0:14 Fulham
    Fulham 12:0 Millwall Lionesses (Women's League Cup prelim)
    Fulham 9:1 Chelsea
    Fulham 8:0 Leeds United (Women's League Cup 1st rd)
    Berkhamsted Town 0:12 Fulham
    Charlton Athletic 1:5 Fulham (Women's League Cup 2nd rd)
    Bristol Rovers 1:6 Fulham
    Queens Park Rangers 0:14 Fulham
    Barnet 1:7 Fulham
    Fulham 12:0 Ipswich Town
    Fulham 12:0 Newport County (Women's FA Cup 3rd rd)
    Fulham 9:1 Southampton (Women's League Cup 3rd rd)
    Birmingham City 0:5 Fulham (Women's FA Cup 4th rd)
    Fulham 9:0 Wimbledon
    Fulham 9:1 Newport County
    Fulham 2:1 Arsenal (Women's League Cup semifinal)
    Coventry City 0:11 Fulham (Women's FA Cup 5th rd)
    Everton 0:4 Fulham (Women's FA Cup quarterfinal)
    Fulham 15:0 Berkhamsted Town
    Fulham 22:0 Barking
    Fulham 12:1 Bristol Rovers
    Fulham 9:0 Millwall Lionesses
    Fulham 18:0 Barnet
    Fulham 4:1 Charlton Athletic (Women's FA Cup semifinal)
    Barking 1:4 Fulham
    Fulham 7:1 Birmingham City (Women's League Cup final)
    Fulham 3:0 Queens Park Rangers
    Millwall Lionesses 0:11 Fulham
    Fulham 9:0 Langford
    Chelsea 0:9 Fulham
    Langford 0:5 Fulham
    Doncaster Belles 1:2 Fulham (Women's FA Cup final)

    That's 34 consecutive wins since the 2001 Women's FA Cup final, which was the last game of the 2000/01 season.

    I think three teams in England would not embarrass themselves in the ACC: Fulham, Arsenal, and Doncaster Belles. Fulham could give UNC's varsity team a good game, and might even win on a good day.
     
  9. Maczebus

    Maczebus New Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    It may narrow, but it will never have the same coverage/adulation, that the US womens team does.

    When you've got the choice of watching the male version of the sport in this country, I can't see the women getting much of a look in. Well that's what's happening now, and I can't see it changing.
     
  10. MNAFETSC

    MNAFETSC Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    Blacksburg
    are all the national teamers on fulham?
     
  11. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most of England's WNT is drawn from Fulham, Arsenal, and Doncaster Belles, with a few players from other clubs. Fulham also has Norwegian and Irish internationals.
     
  12. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    In England, I think every single sport that isn't football makes this claim. I am dubious that there is some national body that records the rate of growth for different sports. As somebody once said, 73.4% of statistics are made up on the spot.
     
  13. Ian Lozada

    Ian Lozada New Member

    May 29, 2001
    The Pick Four Pool
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    You're just making that up. ;)
     
  14. total_football

    total_football Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    Um, hate to break it to you, but aren't they playing...football?

    I would imagine, ultimately, that women's football, if it takes off on a professional level, will ultimately surpass the game in the US in terms of stature and popularity, particularly in places such as England and Germany. After all, they already have the structure, facilities, and passion for the Beautiful Game. And, assuming that that the quality of play is at an acceptable level, what can be better than beautiful women playing the Beautiful Game?
     
  15. kygunner

    kygunner New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Winchester KY USA
    If English womens football was able to stay with the UNC girls than I would suspect a better showing from the England squad at the Olympics and WC. I dont believe Ive ever seen England on ESPN and they broadcast a large number of Womens internationals.
     
  16. MNAFETSC

    MNAFETSC Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    Blacksburg
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    if this was true the last world cup would have been in england with wembley stadium packed watching germany v england

    no one really cares about womens soccer there
    i remember watching highlight of a tourney the us was in at germany and the terraces were empty besides a few people behing the goals
     
  17. benine

    benine New Member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Chicago
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...


    beautiful women...ha...take a look at the Fulham squad. Chadwick or Ferrer could take any three of those girls home a night.
     
  18. kygunner

    kygunner New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Winchester KY USA
    Emma Byrne, the Arsenal GK, is absolutely hot! Lesbian but hot. 1 out of a thousand aint bad.
     
  19. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    A loose basis for comparison:
    U of Nebraska-Lincoln is on tour in England right now. They have played two games so far, beating Millwall 5-1, and losing to Arsenal 1-0. Taking it further, NU is annually in the Final 16 (they keep losing to Notre Dame), is currently ranked #10 in the pre-season poll, and did beat #2 UN-C in the preseason (in Lincoln).
     
  20. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Re: Re: Re: Women's EPL teams...

    You must be thinking of the WNBA. Your combo of "coverage/adulation" doesn't apply to US soccer in any way, shape or form -- Brandi's bra, excepted.
     

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