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England to host mini-tournament
« Reply #180 on: June 04, 2010, 04:38:07 PM »
England will play host to Sweden, Norway and the USA this July, as the University Of Warwick stages a special four team friendly tournament.

With the annual Nordic Cup not taking place this year, the Women's U23s will still be assured of facing top quality opposition this summer in the shape of these three sides.

Whilst there is no title at stake, there will certainly be a competitive element to the tournament as all teams will face each other in a league format to decide an overall winner.

All of the games will be played at the Cryfield Sports Pitches at the University of Warwick and further details of how you can catch Brent Hills' team in action will be available in due coruse.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/tournament-040610

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #181 on: June 04, 2010, 04:51:19 PM »
These matches would probably be on the dates Sylvain posted over a week ago from the Swedish F A site. at least it is not 'BEHIND CLOSED DOORS' like they usually are. But a Weds, Fri and Monday daytime KO is not that helpful for most people..... perhaps the F A will consider a more fan friendly schedule...as if !

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #182 on: June 04, 2010, 11:31:41 PM »
Excellent really easy for me to get to, Warwick Uni. has great public transport links & on a Wednesday USA England....brilliant, popping it in diary now! Thx for heads up.  ;D

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Women's U23 squad named
« Reply #183 on: June 28, 2010, 05:20:11 PM »
Brent Hills has named his England Women’s U23 squad for an FA-hosted mini-tournament which welcomes USA, Sweden and Norway to these shores at the beginning of July.

Hills has named an experienced group of 17 players, seven of which have tasted the delights of the England senior team in the past (indeed, defenders Sophie Bradley and Claire Rafferty have been included in Hope Powell’s squad of 22 for this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Spain), underlining his intentions ahead of this round-robin competition, which is being staged in place of the hitherto annual Nordic Cup.

The U23s’ last outing, in February, took them to La Manga for another four-team tournament where a Danielle Bird goal gave England a 1-0 victory over Norway before illness and injury cost Hills’ charges dear as they lost 1-0 to USA in the final game.

Spectators are welcome at any of the matches in this tournament. Tickets are not necessary, simply turn up and enjoy the action.

Squad in full

Marie Hourihan, Doncaster Rovers Belles

Carly Telford, Leeds Carnegie

Sophie Bradley, Leeds Carnegie

Stephanie Houghton, Leeds Carnegie

Claire Rafferty, Chelsea

Rhianne Roberts, Blackburn Rovers

Jemma Rose, Birmingham City

Fern Whelan, Everton

Danielle Buet, Chelsea

Brooke Chaplen, Everton

Elizabeth Edwards, Millwall

Sophie Walton, Leeds Carnegie

Danielle Bird, Birmingham City

Carla Cantrell, Leeds Carnegie

Gemma Davison, Arsenal

Natasha Dowie, Everton

Precious Hamilton, Doncaster Rovers Belles

Kate Longhurst, Watford


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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #184 on: July 07, 2010, 02:33:37 AM »
from the FA video on yesterday's intersquad game

U23: Hourihan- Houghton  Bradley Whelan Rafferty -Walton Chaplen Buet -Dowie Bird Longhurst subs Davison Cantrell Telford


U20 : Davey - Cunningham Hills Harrop  Weston - Nobbs Staniforth Christiansen Stokes - Jane Duggan subs Carter Baker

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #185 on: July 07, 2010, 07:57:16 PM »
07-07-2010

England U23 - USA U23 (0-2HT) 0-3FT

Sweden U23 - Norway U23 (1-0HT) 1-0FT

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #186 on: July 08, 2010, 02:40:51 AM »
The team today :

Telford - Sutcliffe Whelan Bradley Rafferty- Buet Houghton Chaplen- Longhurst Dowie Bird
subs in Davison Walton Edwards
not used Hourihan Rose  Roberts

In the stand ;Hope Powell, Emily Westwood, Jo Potter, Laura Bassett, Rachel Williams and Marcus Bignot.
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Lions slip to defeat in Warwick opener
« Reply #187 on: July 08, 2010, 12:41:46 PM »
Brent Hills’ England Women’s U23 side slipped to a 3-0 defeat against USA in their opening game of the University of Warwick-hosted International Tournament.

Christen Press was USA’s heroine with a goal in each half while Ellii Reed got herself on the scoresheet in the 22nd minute. In the day’s other game, Sweden beat Norway 1-0.

England are next in action on Friday, against Sweden.

England
1 Carly Telford, 2 Mel Sutcliffe, 3 Claire Rafferty, 4 Danielle Buet (14 Elizabeth Edwards, 85), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley (C), 7 Kate Longhurst (12 Gemma Davison, 46), 8 Stephanie Houghton, 9 Natasha Dowie, 10 Brooke Chaplen (18 Sophie Walton, 73), 11 Danielle Bird
Substitutes not used 13 Marie Hourihan, 15 Sarah Kempson, 16 Rhiannon Roberts, 17 Jemma Rose

USA
18 Alexa Gaul, 2 Jackie Carron, 3 Lauren Barnes, 4 Lauren Fowkles, 7 Christen Press (9 Danielle Foxhaven, 66), 8 Kylie Wright, (5 Colleen Flanagan, 77), 10 Sarah Hagen (15 Rachel Shipley, 85), 11 Ingrid Wells, 14 Ellii Reed, (6 Tori Huster,75), 16 Keelin Winters, 19 Melissa Henderson (21 Katie Schoepfer, 46)
Substitutes not used 1 Natalie Kulla, 12 Jessica Schuveiller

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/USA0707

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #188 on: July 08, 2010, 12:46:25 PM »
Gemma Davison only coming on as a sub :o
YOU NEVER WIN OR LOSE AS AN INDIVIDUAL, YOU NEVER WIN OR LOSE AS A TEAM - WE ALL WIN OR LOSE TOGETHER AS A CLUB

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #189 on: July 08, 2010, 12:50:12 PM »
I believe they wanted to have a good look at Kate Longhurst on the right wing as the coaching staff has given at least 20 U23 caps to Gemma
while Kate is a relative newcomer in the U23 set-up. I have to mention something really weird that you would expect at U9 or U11 level is having
mums or dads coaching their children doing games  :o. I must mention Carly Telford has a funny accent
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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #190 on: July 09, 2010, 11:29:56 AM »
Whereabouts are these matches - and we can go to see them?

Wow

I could go Monday too,

Im suprised g ddavison is there!  She has been along with U23s for so long and Danni bird too.  Maybe this will be there last season they must be at least 23.

Then wat happens will they be put on the shelf doesnt look as tho either are going further and they are both good players. 

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #191 on: July 09, 2010, 01:10:21 PM »
Whereabouts are these matches - and we can go to see them?

Wow

I could go Monday too,

Im suprised g ddavison is there!  She has been along with U23s for so long and Danni bird too.  Maybe this will be there last season they must be at least 23.
They are played at Warwick University cryfield pitches.
You have a few players born in 1987 in that squad Telford, Hourihan, Davison, Bird plus a few 1988 who still have another year to go.

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Then wat happens will they be put on the shelf doesnt look as tho either are going further and they are both good players. 
From the four 1987 only Telford seemed or (used to) be rated by Hope Powell. I am still amazed how she is rated below Chamberlain and Brown  :o
Regarding Gemma and Dani, I understand Carney is a better winger than those two but everyone else is more or less on the same level besides her.
I guess they will have to wait untill 2011 after the World Cup or even earlier should England not qualify  :P

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #192 on: July 09, 2010, 10:37:26 PM »
Sweden 1 England 0 goal Louise Fors  4'
Courtesy of Rach and Kerry the England team was
Hourihan- Houghton Bradley Whelan Rafferty- Buet Walton Chaplen- Davison Longhurst Bird
subs in : Sutcliffe fo Buet Kempson for Bird Edwards for Chaplen
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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #193 on: July 12, 2010, 04:00:00 PM »
07-07-2010

England U23 _ USA U23 (0-2HT) 0-3FT

Sweden U23 - Norway U23 (1-0HT) 1-0 FT

09-07-2010

England U23 - Sweden U23 (0-1HT) 0-1FT

Norway U23 - USA U23 (0-0HT) 2-1FT


12-07-2010

England U23 - Norway U23 (0-1HT) 1-3FT

Sweden U23 - USA U23 (0-1HT) 0-1FT


Final standings
1. USA 3-6 5-2
2. Norway 3-6 5-3
3. Sweden 3-6 2-1
4. England 3-0 1-7

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Hills upbeat after International Tournament
« Reply #194 on: July 12, 2010, 07:49:02 PM »
The England Women’s U23 Head Coach, Brent Hills, looked back on the International Tournament with a great deal of satisfaction despite watching his charges slip to defeat on three separate occasions.

In light of the hitherto annual Nordic Tournament being cancelled this year Hills decided to invite the U23 sides from USA, Sweden and Norway to Warwick for an FA-hosted mini-tournament and five English players impressed enough to be included in Hope Powell’s senior squad for the World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the end of the month.

After a training game against the World Cup-bound U20s, England opened up the tournament with a 3-0 loss against USA, courtesy of an Ellii Reed strike and a Christen Press brace. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Sweden on Friday and the tournament was completed with a 3-1 defeat against Norway on Monday afternoon, Natasha Dowie with England’s solitary reply. Hills, though, remained upbeat despite the results.

“It was a good tournament,” he said. “All the games were competitive. Even though we let in three goals on two occasions, which we are disappointed about, those goals were more down to individual errors than anything else. The game against Norway was reasonably even, although I’m not trying to gloss over the defeat; we had some opportunities, we just didn’t take them.

“The first thing these girls would have learnt is how to prepare for and cope with a very intense programme,” continued Hills. “They have had three games in six days which is a lot of football in such a short space of time, so they have learnt all the strategies they need for recovery. They’ve also had to learn about the highly competitive nature of U23 football. There were a number of players in all four teams who have already represented their senior sides, or will represent them in the very near future, so it was a tournament of a very high calibre.”

In addition to adjusting to the rigours of tournament football, Hills is also confident these last three games will have enhanced his players’ knowledge of different styles of play, a key component of any successful international side.

“Every team played a slightly different system. Two teams played 4-4-2; two played 4-3-3, for want of a better description, but both formations were carried out with slight cultural differences. What you’ve got to do is cope with that and that’s exactly why we play in these tournaments, to get the players used to it. We always try and rotate the squad as well because it is a Development team and it’s all about getting players into the senior squad. And the three nations we faced this last week are regularly amongst the top six sides in the world at senior level.

“We were competitive but we still need to be a lot more consistent if we are going to beat teams like that regularly.”

As he alluded to, Hills has constantly assured his U23s that he will recommend any deserving player to Powell for senior team recognition and that promise certainly came to fruition for Carly Telford, Claire Rafferty, Sophie Bradley, Steph Houghton and Danni Buet who will all travel to Walsall at the end of July when England entertain Turkey in a World Cup qualifier.

“All of them have been very consistent in their own performances and both Hope and me thought they’d be valuable additions to the senior squad,” explained Hills.

“We are very happy,” he concluded. “We were delighted to have three strong teams come over to us and I’m more than pleased with what I’ve learnt about the players and I’m pleased with how the players conducted themselves. What they’ve got to do now is reflect on their performances and come up with strategies that are going to make them more competitive over the next season.”

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/Norway1207

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #195 on: July 13, 2010, 01:07:13 AM »
 ??? Well Hills must have seen different matches to me then and the people nearme!!!


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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #196 on: July 25, 2010, 06:51:18 PM »
29.09.2010 England U23 - Germany U23, more details follow asap

link: www.dfb.de

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Re: England Under-23
« Reply #197 on: July 25, 2010, 06:53:36 PM »
England vs Germany

Women's Under-23 International

Thursday, 30/09/2010

Kick off 12:00 BST at Holmes Park, Leicester

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/Fixtures

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Squad named for German game
« Reply #198 on: September 07, 2010, 06:05:33 PM »
Manager Brent Hills has selected a squad of 26 players who will take on Germany in a game in Leicester later this month.

Following their games in July against Norway, USA and Sweden, this match offers the players another chance to try and stake their claim for a place in Hope Powell's senior squad.

The group will meet up on Monday 27 September to prepare for the game, which takes place at Holmes Park, home of the Leicester & Rutland County FA.

Spectators are welcome to attend the match; there will be no tickets issued, simply turn up and watch.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Rebecca Spencer, Marie Hourihan, Lauren Davey, Carly Telford.

Defenders: Stephanie Houghton, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Claire Rafferty, Dunia Susi, Chelsea Weston, Lucy Bronze, Fern Whelan, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Bradley, Lyndsey Cunningham.

Midfielders: Danielle Buet, Brooke Chaplen, Michelle Hinnigan, Rachel Williams, Jade Moore.

Forwards: Isobel Christiansen, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie, Precious Hamilton, Kate Longhurst, Demi Stokes.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/germany-squad-070910
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Give it all you've got
« Reply #199 on: September 30, 2010, 01:47:25 PM »
The England Women’s U23 team face Germany in Leicester on Thursday, and with the 2011 Women’s World Cup now on the horizon, Head Coach Brent Hills has called upon his players to use this game to enhance their prospects of a place in Hope Powell’s senior squad.

“There’s a mixture here in terms of age and experience,” Hills said of his squad. “Some are here purely for the experience because maybe their best days are ahead of them, while others have been in, or on the fringe of, the senior team and they might be looking at this week’s opportunity in a different light than to the younger ones.

“All the players will take something from this game but it’s a chance for everyone to impress in some capacity and show me what they can do at U23 level."

Two weeks ago, England beat Switzerland 3-2 in Wohlen (and 5-2 on aggregate) to qualify for the World Cup and five of Hills’ U23s were part of that senior set-up. It is the fourth consecutive major tournament they have qualified for and Hills believes it is the beginning of an exciting era for the women’s game in this country.

“It’s a great time to be an England Women’s international,” he declared. “There are three big tournaments coming up in the next three years; the World Cup, the Olympics and the European Championship, so if you want to be an England senior international, now is the time to give it all you’ve got.

“Historically, the U23 players that have shown mental strength and the correct attitude - and want to develop and compete for places - they’re the ones that have gone on to represent the senior team and this group’s hunger is no different to any other group we’ve had in the past.”

Germany are the current World and European champions at senior level and their U19s have won the European title three times in the last nine years. They are thought of by many to be the leading nation in women’s football, certainly over the last decade.

“That’s why we are always happy to play them,” admitted Hills, who will cut his 26-player squad down to 18 on matchday.

“If you keep playing against strong opposition you get the chance to learn from them. In the end, if our long-term aim, for all our teams, is to reach the later stages of tournaments then, for the foreseeable future, you’re going to come up against a German side so you might as well get used to playing them.

“But we won’t just be there to watch them play; we will be trying to win the game, as we always do. If we don’t, we don’t, but we will also be looking for our players to put in some decent performances.”

Spectators are welcome to attend Thursday's match. There will be no tickets issued, simply turn up and enjoy the action.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Rebecca Spencer, Marie Hourihan, Helen Alderson (replaced Lauren Davey), Carly Telford.

Defenders: Stephanie Houghton, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Claire Rafferty, Dunia Susi, Chelsea Weston, Lucy Bronze, Fern Whelan, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Bradley, Lyndsey Cunningham.

Midfielders: Danielle Buet, Brooke Chaplen, Michelle Hinnigan, Rachel Williams, Ashlee Hincks (replaced Jade Moore).

Forwards: Isobel Christiansen, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie, Precious Hamilton, Kate Longhurst, Demi Stokes.

http://thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/GermanyHills