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2017 Scottish women's football
« on: January 19, 2017, 08:38:04 AM »
A big year for Scotland – let's hope it can be the best ever.

But Anna Signeul is going to step down as national team manager, after the Euros:

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Scotland head coach Anna Signeul will step down after this summer's Euro 2017 finals to take charge of Finland.

Signeul, who has managed the Scots since 2005, has led the national side to their first-ever major competition.

The Swede said she had enjoyed "12 great years" at the helm, adding that Scotland would "always hold a very special place in my heart".


Hopefully the tournament will be an appropriate send-off for Signeul, after such a long time with the team.

Captain Gemma Fay has paid tribute to her contribution to the sport:

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"When she came to this country the top women's teams trained twice a week," Fay explained. "I remember one of the first times she sat down with the clubs she said: 'You can continue to do this, but you're not going to get anywhere.'

"She took the coaches on a club visit to Sweden. I was a development officer at the time and I went as well. All of a sudden light bulbs started to switch on."

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2017, 07:56:23 AM »
In Cyprus, Scotland start the year with a 2-2 draw against Denmark, including a good equaliser by Erin Cuthbert.

Goals:
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg_D7Kxzp4Q


Match reports:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38696247
https://www.vavel.com/en/football/womens-football/745044-scotlands-youngsters-nearly-find-a-win-scotland-2-2-denmark.html

Worryingly, there was an injury to Gemma Fay on her 196th cap. She was taken to hospital for foot X-rays. The teams meet again on Monday, a morning kick-off.

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Compared to Scotland's last match against the Netherlands which ended in a 7-0 thrashing, there are far more positives for Scotland's Head Coach Anna Signeul to take from this game. There were signs of defensive rustiness during the game, but a lot of that will be down to the fact that the Scotland players are about one or two months away from the domestic season kicking off.

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 06:48:58 AM »
Who wouldn't like to be in Cyprus playing football right about now...  :)

Another day, another Denmark friendly, and honours even once again:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38721146

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Following a good spell of Scotland pressure, the influential Little converted from the spot in the 76th minute after a handball.

Head coach Anna Signeul made six changes to Friday's starting XI.

Shannon Lynn replaced Gemma Fay in goal, with the Scotland captain due to have an MRI scan in Edinburgh on Wednesday after injuring her left ankle in the first game.

Starts were also given to Rachel Corsie, Jo Love, Lisa Evans, Lizzie Arnot and Erin Cuthbert, while Denmark made five changes.

The game had barely started before Scotland were behind. A corner from the right was deflected past Lynn by right-back Brown. It was a dreadful goal to lose and it set the tone for the first half.

Goals:
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRHxgAPdpZc



And "REACTION" from Kim Little:
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW5a1QelPHM

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 12:23:24 PM »
Gemma Fay confirmed to miss 6 weeks of action, including the Cyprus Cup, with ligament damage:

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/evening-times/20170127/281788513780092

And a review of the Denmark games here: http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/15055599.Plenty_of_pluses_for_Anna_Signeul_after_Scotland__39_s_Cyprus_trip/

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 08:18:34 AM »
Scotland's squad for the Cyprus Cup, starting in two weeks:

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/14003

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Goalkeepers: Shannon Lynn (Vittsjo), Lee Alexander (Glasgow City).

Defenders: Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City), Frankie Brown (Bristol City), Rachel Corsie (Seattle Reign), Ifeoma Dieke (Vittsjo), Emma Mitchell (Arsenal), Joelle Murray (Hibernian).

Midfielders: Leanne Crichton (Notts County), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Lisa Evans (Bayern Munich), Hayley Lauder (Glasgow City), Kim Little (Arsenal), Joanne Love (Glasgow City), Christie Murray (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Leanne Ross (Glasgow City), Caroline Weir (Liverpool).

Forwards: Lizzie Arnot (Hibernian), Fiona Brown (Eskilstuna United), Lana Clelland (Tavagnacco), Jane Ross (Manchester City)

They'll play New Zealand, South Korea and Austria.

Also, Anna Signeul wants Scotland's next coach to be female - http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38970790

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 06:09:00 AM »
Full-time training will be possible for all of the Scotland squad, up to Euro 2017 anyway:

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39081675

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1962&newsCategoryID=6&newsID=16789

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Around half of the squad are expected to benefit from the scheme, including [Hibernian midfielder Joelle Murray and Glasgow City midfielder Leanne Ross], Megan Cunningham, Nicola Docherty, Gemma Fay, Lucy Graham, Hayley Lauder and Jo Love.


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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 12:51:53 PM »
GCFC slipped up against Celtic- Are they about to relinquish their crown (s).....

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2017, 08:28:50 AM »
Game 2 highlights in SWPL 1:

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD761RRNJ_4



- www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEBcyNox0rA



Stirling Uni v Rangers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ps2oSBbbD8


And a few clips of Hibs' big win over Aberdeen (but it needs viewed on a big screen).


All results and a match report from Celtic-Glasgow City:

- www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39323056


That takes Hibs top, but on Sunday (26th) are the quarter-finals of the SWPL Cup.

Glasgow City   v   Stirling University FC   13:00 - Excelsior Stadium
Spartans   v   Aberdeen    13:00 - Ainslie Park
Celtic   v   Hearts   14:00 - K-Park, East Kilbride
Hibernian   v   Rangers   16:00 - Ainslie Park


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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 07:45:35 AM »
Anna Signeul is making some imaginative call-ups at the moment, albeit forced by several injuries. In Scotland's squad for Belgium (away) on Tuesday 11 April:

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Centre back Vaila Barsley, aged 29, was born in England and her mother is Scottish. Playing in Sweden for Eskilstuna United, she is teammates with Fiona Brown and has played for England U-17s in the past.

23-year-old Sophie Howard plays for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and the German-born defender is eligible for Scotland through her Scottish grandfather.


And the debuts don't end there - http://tartankicks.uk/2017/03/29/scotland-squad-announced-for-belgium-friendly/


SWPL Cup quarter final highlights of
- Glasgow City v Stirling
- Hearts v Celtic

In the other games, Spartans raced ahead of Aberdeen and Hibs beat Rangers 5-0.

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 10:36:10 AM »
Kerr taking over the national team- that will ensure mediocrity for the scottish team until she is replaced.

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 12:03:04 AM »
Looks like Anna Signeul got her wish of a female successor as the Scotland coach - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39471314

Signeul is preparing a depleted squad for a friendly in Belgium, who've just lost 4-1 at home to Spain tonight. Dat mocht niet gebeuren!


In the league, only SWPL 2 matches went ahead on April 2. Both divisions return on April 16:

"Hearts, Forfar and Glasgow Girls continue 100% start to season"
- www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39474488

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 06:19:55 AM »
Here's the Belgium v Scotland game, yikes :o

Belgium v Scotland
11 Apr 2017
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh7aAjMn3mo


Match report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39572814


The action continued in the SWPL programme on Easter Sunday, highlights still to come.

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2017, 05:31:51 AM »
Scotland know their opponents for the Women's World Cup 2019 qualifying, starting in September 2017:

http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8275.msg84272.html#msg84272

Midfielder Jo Love talked about the draw here.


Highlights from the SWPL on 23 April:


Celtic v Hibernian
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEbug1-iams



Hamilton v Glasgow City
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7DJvRgBKmU

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 04:20:45 AM »
Rangers have appointed Amy McDonald as their new head coach, as McDonald is leaving Glasgow City after five years.

On the field, it was Hamilton v Aberdeen on Sunday 30 April:

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYnfcwvBtI4



And the SWPL Cup semi-finals took place:

Hibernian v Glasgow City
(warning, quiet)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIi0CSEi8y0

Spartans v Celtic
(warning, loud)
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY4d06wsfOQ&t=9s

Match reports for Hibs v Glasgow and Spartans v Celtic:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39767163

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Re: 2017 Scottish women's football
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 07:44:40 AM »
Matches today, Sunday 7 May, in SWPL 1 and 2:

1   Aberdeen   v   Stirling University FC   13:00:00
1   Spartans   v   Celtic   13:00:00
1   Hamilton Academical   v   Rangers   16:00:00
1   Hibernian   v   Glasgow City   16:00:00

2   Forfar Farmington   v   Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale   13:00:00
2   Motherwell   v   Buchan   16:00:00
2   Jeanfield Swifts   v   East Fife   16:00:00
2   Glasgow Girls   v   Hearts   14:00:00

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 12:22:26 AM »
Here are the highlights, starting with the top 2 clash:

Hibernian v Glasgow City
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuGZtXu76pU



Hamilton v Rangers
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=r13d3tRerKU



Spartans v Celtic
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZc3lU4tc8Q


Aberdeen and Stirling Uni drew 0-0 at Heathryfold Park. Postmatch interviews with AFCL's Stefan Laird and Chloe Fitzpatrick.

Top three in the table:   
                     P   W   D   L   GD   Pts
Glasgow C   5   4   1   0   13   13
Hibernian      5   4   0   1   15   12
Spartans      5   3   2   0   4   11

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