Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Women's Football / Re: Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Last post by sbahnhof on Today at 09:17:02 AM »
The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday. The Chelsea men's team victory parade is cancelled on the same day:

- http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40031876

Quote
And in the Women's Super League, Manchester City Women's home game against Chelsea Ladies on Thursday night will go ahead after discussions with police. The game, which will kick off at 19:00, is the first professional sports fixture to take place in the city after the attack.


For the ones going to the game tonight, there's Match Information here – actually nothing out of the ordinary:

- https://www.mancity.com/news/tickets-and-travel/2017/05/24/man-city-women-v-chelsea-ladies-ticket-travel-infomation/1495657248350
2
The FA Women's Super League / Re: WSL 1 Spring Series
« Last post by sbahnhof on Today at 09:10:05 AM »
Sunderland v Chelsea, 21 May
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kKWOZ5okE


Someone's also uploaded the main talking point of Man City v Yeovil, Carli Lloyd's elbow, which is described as a "WWE Elbow to Face" by another Youtuber. Are they saying it was a dive? :)
3
Women's Football / Man C v Chelsea 25 May 2017
« Last post by sbahnhof on May 24, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »

Quote
Manchester City‏ @ManCity  May 22
It's with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services.


The club has released a statement in the past hour too, with players also commenting on the tragedy.

There hasn't been any change in the status of Thursday's match, which is likely to decide the WSL Spring Series winners.

Man City v Chelsea is scheduled for 7pm at the Academy Stadium, to be broadcast by BT Sport and radio 5Live or Sports Extra.

The home team got a 5-1 win over Yeovil on Sunday, with Carli Lloyd sent off. Chelsea will come into this game off a 7-0 victory at Sunderland. In the clubs' previous meeting, Man City beat Chelsea 2-0 (video on Youtube/FATV).
4
http://wp.me/p4i04N-3sL
Here's my take on tonight's friendly between Middlesbrough Women and Dallas Baptist University Women where the American students cruised to a 0-3 win.

Crikey blimey, so, the FA Women's Premier League = below American college division 2? (Both teams, Boro and DBU, finished second in their respective divisions)

Therefore, WSL2 = college division 1 maybe? And the professional NWSL = UEFA Champions League? Oh, I dunno.

DBU also beat Norton and Stockton Ancients LFC 2-0 on their tour. Plus watching a one-sided WSL match.

5
http://wp.me/p4i04N-3sL
Here's my take on tonight's friendly between Middlesbrough Women and Dallas Baptist University Women where the American students cruised to a 0-3 win.
6
How does this work...I mean the selection process.  Are the colleges looking for those with very good grades, very good at football or both?

That is a very good, but complicated question and I'm afraid that the only answer is that it depends on the uni. Some are highly competitive academically (such as the Ivy League unis and certain colleges), and others are barely selective at all. You can look at https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges but it only tells a partial story.

You can find out about how competitive a uni is in soccer by looking at the NCAA website at http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/soccer-women/d1. Div 1 schools have the most scholarship money for soccer, but you might want to also look at the other divisions since they can perhaps give academic scholarships or needs-based scholarships. Definitely look at each school's conference ranking, too, since that is important. (Each school will belong to a conference within their division).

I made a shortlist by cross referencing schools that were right for my daughter's academic and soccer level. My thinking is that 4 years is a long time to spend at a school if it's not the right one, so research is vital, even if you choose to go with a recruitment agency.
7
How does this work...I mean the selection process.  Are the colleges looking for those with very good grades, very good at football or both?

8
I have just bought the book recommended in the message trail above and that is really useful as it explains all this stuff and it varies depending on the 'league' ..... So thanks for that and suggest if you're going that route, it's a useful purchase .........
9
Women's Football / Re: Euro 2017 build-up
« Last post by sbahnhof on May 23, 2017, 10:36:49 AM »
Following up on England's friendly with Italy last month - we knew Alice Parisi was carried off with an injury, but perhaps not the consequences.

Reported by Italian sources to have a tibia/fibula fracture, she's had surgery back in Italy. Looks like a long recovery - two months on crutches, and she'll miss the Euros:

- https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mondosportivo.it%2F2017%2F04%2F14%2Ffiorentina-femminile-niente-europeo-alice-parisi%2F&edit-text=&act=url
(original Italian)

10
I just want to clarify about the issue of when US coaches can contact you by email or phone. Division 1 coaches can email you directly after 1 Sept of year 12. Before year 12, they can email you only via a third party, but they can't contact you directly either by phone or email. My daughter's PE teacher kindly agreed to receive emails from US coaches (when my daughter was 15 years old and in year 11) and then he forwarded them to us. My daughter could then reply by email directly to the US coach. US coaches can't phone you until 1 July before year 13, but you can phone them at any point. It's a crazy system but there are ways around it.

Going with a recruitment agency can definitely simplify things, but your choice of university will be limited to the ones they have links with. Some of them have lots of good links with US coaches, so it's worthwhile to compare agencies so that your daughter has the best chance of going to the school she wants.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10