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Olympique Lyonnais
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:40:02 PM »
OL played Juvisy on Sunday and only managed a 0-0 draw.  In spite of a ball off the crossbar at the end of the match from Katia off a cross from Sonia Bompastor, the OL girls conceded their third consecutive zero against Juvisy.  

Keeper Bente Nordby had to leave the pitch with a right calf injury and it is uncertain if she will be able to appear in the UEFA Women's Cup match against Neulengbach on Thursday.  

OL (4-4-2):
Nordby (Pons 81) -
Bompastor, Dusang (c.), Georges, Jensen -
Simone, Franco (Thomis 67), Cruz, Nécib (Abily 72) -
Schelin, Katia.

Juvisy (5-4-1):
Bouhaddi -
G.Butel, A.Butel, Svaluto, Guilbert, Trimoreau -
Soubeyrand (c.), Thiney (Dany 88ème), Coquet, Lebailly (Guine 79ème) -
Tonazzi.

Le coin des filles
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Yes, Lyon Also Spend Money on Their Women
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 05:32:10 PM »
So far in this transfer window, Lyon have spent nearly €60m on incoming players. They are surely in the top five when it comes to overall spending this summer.

But it’s not just the men’s team getting the attention. Aulas stayed true to this promise and has strengthened the women’s team as well. No players have left this season, but four have been added, which means that Lyon - who were already a strong team - are on their way to becoming one of the heavyweights.

Rising ambitions

Just like the men’s side last season, OL Ladies also won the league + cup double, as did the ladies reserve team. Lyon were also semifinalists in the UEFA Women’s Cup and lost out to Umea due to a measly away goal (despite playing far better). Now the bar is set higher, and the goal is that European cup.

Farid Benstitti, the coach of OL Féminines, was asked to identify the weak areas on the squad. During the winter, he had signed Dorte Dalum Jensen, a Danish international, and Bente Nördby, a Norwegian goalkeeper who is probably the most titled female goalkeeper in the world. All that was left was a DM and an attacker or two (like the men’s team, the ladies team created LOTs of opportunities but sometimes had trouble putting them away).

So this summer, Lyon brought in Soyaux’s Corine Franco, as well as three attackers, Ohio State’s Lara Dickenmann, Göteborg FC’s Lotta Schelin, and Falköpings KIK’s Cynthia Uwak. All four new recruits are internationals (France, Switzerland, Sweden, and Nigeria), which means that 17 of the 24 women are internationals on the senior level.

Schelin’s signing is perhaps the most impressive. Göteborg’s captain and their most important player, she was Sweden’s top female scorer for the last two season. She was also awarded the Diamond Ball for being the best female Swedish player in 2006. With fifty international caps (and 18 goals), she’s very experienced and considered a rising star.

While the full transfer sum hasn’t been disclosed, Swedish sources claim that Schelin is costing Lyon more than 1.5 million Swedish kroner (about €160k), the largest transfer sum in the history of Swedish women’s football. Schelin herself will be paid about €160k per year (possibly making her the highest paid female footballer in France).

These are all very good signings, and given that Lyon’s squad has only gotten better, it’s frightening to imagine what they will accomplish when last year, they came so close to a triple. Lyon’s opponents in France haven’t gotten particularly stronger, so baring a meltdown, a third consecutive league title is definitely in order. In Europe, Lyon were seeded directly to the second qualifying round, and in their group is Arsenal, who they deposed in the quarterfinals last season. They shouldn’t be too much of a threat because Arsenal have grown weaker (they lost three key players).

With Lyon bringing in so many foreign internationals, it will help raise the profile of the French league, which is still a bit behind the Scandinavian and German leagues. And Lyon as a club are slowly becoming known as a force to be reckoned with in women’s football. I have my fingers crossed, but I expect that OL Féminines will have their best season ever.

By: Inara  August 21st, 2008

http://lyon.theoffside.com/team-news/yes-lyon-also-spend-money-on-their-women.html

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Women side back in training with Dickenmann
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009, 09:56:43 PM »
The OL Ladies have come back in training today 02/01/09 at 17h00 at the  Plaine des Jeux de Gerland. Like the men training session, the return to the pitches has come in the form of a long footing session 40 minutes that Lara Dickenmann attended. The Swiss international  was recruited last summer, has now finished her Uni stduies in Chicago, and can now play with her new club. She is a very good asset in preparation for the UEFA Cup challenge.
Another newcomer Ingvild Stensland Norwegian international should arrive next week.


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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »
Olweb states Stensland has a 6 month contract that can be renewed.

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 07:22:05 PM »
Olweb states Stensland has a 6 month contract that can be renewed.


Thanks for the info.  Hopefully still a potential Arsenal signing ahead of the 2010/11 season.
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Saint-Brieuc - OL 0-5
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 12:18:18 AM »
Samedi 10 janvier 2009 à 18h00

Saint-Brieuc (Stade Fred Aubert)

Saint-Brieuc - Lyon : 0-5 (0-2)

Spectators : 300

No Booking

Saint-Brieuc : 1-Stéphanie Mellec, 2-Marine Blin, 8-Audrey Février, 4-Livia Jean, 3-Nolwenn Jehan (13-Joanna Beroudiaux 84'), 5-Salma Amani (15-Floriane Hellio 34'), 6-Mélanie Daunas, 7-Sophie Rissoan ©, 11-Eugénie Le Sommer, 10-Sonia Haziraj, 9-Camille Raulet (14-Isabelle Le Denmat 61'), Entr.: Sonia HAZIRAJ

Sub not used : 12-Mélanie Le Diodic

Lyon : 1-Bente Nordby, 2-Dorte Dalum Jensen, 5-Laura Georges ©, 3-Wendie Renard, 8-Sonia Bompastor, 10-Camille Abily, 4-Corine Petit-Franco (13-Sarah Chorfa 73'), 11-Shirley Cruz Traña, 7-Louisa Necib, 9-Katia Cilene Teixeira Da Silva, 6-Charlotta Schelin (12-Sandrine Brétigny 73'), Entr.: Farid BENSTITI

Sub not used : 14-Lara Dickenmann

0-1 (Teixeira Da Silva 22') :

0-2 (Schelin 37') :

0-3 (Necib 51') :

0-4 (Abily 68') :

0-5 (Necib 88') :


No surprise really there Stensland did not even make the bench.

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 10:43:40 AM »
Olweb states than OL will play more or less the same team as last week ie
Nordby Jensen Georges Renard Bompastor Cruz Franco Abily Necib Schelin Katia
with Dickenmann Bretigny and Faye Chellali on the bench.
Stensland is still short of fitness, Dusang is cominb back from injury, Thomis and Simone are injured


http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=42828&pid=101002

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 10:36:08 AM »
Olympique Lyonnaise were due to play Montpellier on Sunday according to "le coin des filles" on their web site - a top match between two contenders for the title.  The game was predicted to be Ingvild Stensland's debut match.
http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=42919&pid=101002

There is no information about the result or how the game went.
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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2009, 11:26:43 AM »
Montpellier - Lyon : 1-2 (0-1)


Goals

Montpellier : Elodie Ramos 64'

Lyon : Shirley Cruz Traña 13', Camille Abily 82'

No booking

Montpellier : 1-Céline Deville, 7-Julie Soyer, 4-Manon Alard, 5-Sabrina Viguier, 11-Ludivine Diguelman, 2-Marie-Laure Delie, 6-Nora Hamou Maamar (12-Léa Rubio 70'), 8-Elise Bussaglia, 10-Marine Pervier, 3-Hoda Lattaf (15-Charlotte Lozé 58'), 9-Elodie Ramos © (14-Zohra Ayachi 75'), Entr.: Sarah M'BAREK

Sub not used : 13-Marion Torrent, 16-Laëtitia Philippe

Lyon : 1-Bente Nordby, 2-Sandrine Dusang, 4-Wendie Renard, 5-Laura Georges ©, 8-Sonia Bompastor, 3-Ingvild Stensland, 11-Shirley Cruz Traña, 6-Lara Dickenmann (14-Sandrine Brétigny 84'), 7-Louisa Necib, 10-Camille Abily, 9-Katia Cilene Teixeira Da Silva (12-Elodie Thomis 75'), Entr.: Farid BENSTITI

Sub not used  : 13-Dorte Dalum Jensen, 15-Corine Petit-Franco, 16-Alexandra Muci
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Win in the "Classic"
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 12:20:04 PM »
OL's women won their classic encounter away at Montpellier on Sunday afternoon, to take a serious hold on the league championship.

It was a match of suspense.  In the 13th minutes Shirley Cruz from Costa Rica opened the scoring for OL in combination play with Lara Dickenmann.  Montpellier's Hoda Lataf took the equaliser with help from Elodie Ramos, bringing a new intensity to the game - but Lyon gained their win at the end of the match with a winning goal from their old Montpellier player, Camille Abily.

This success allows OL a 12-point advantage over their adversaries and they are well on the way to taking their third Championship of France.

Jan 25 2009 Montpellier v Olympique Lyonnaise 1-2 (1-1)
Olympique Lyonnaise (4-3-3):
Nordby -
Bompastor, Renard, Georges (capt.), Dusang -
Cruz, Stensland, Nécib -
Dickenmann (Brétigny 82), Abily, Katia (Thomis 73).

http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=42920&pid=101002
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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 08:34:24 PM »
Latest news :
Sandrine Dusang season is over after doing her ACL in training.
Camille Abily is leaving for the LA Sol
Sonia Bompastor is leaving for the Washington Freedom
I guess they are happy to have recruited Stensland and Dickenmann with now 3 players lost in a short time.

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 03:00:09 PM »
At the end of January OL lost their captain Sandrine Dusang to a serious injury when she suffered a damaged anterior cruciate ligament after a collision with Bente Nordby.  So the season has ended for Dusang who had an operation a few days after the injury.  She still hopes to be able to play in the European Cup with France in August.

Six OL players were selected to the A and A' teams by the national team trainer Bruno Bindi for a friendly against the Irish Republic on February 12.  In the A team are Sonia Bompastor, Laura Georges, Alix Faye-Chellali, Loisa Nécib and Elodie Thomis, while Sandrine Brétigny and Amandine Henry are in the A' squad.  Henry is seeing light at the end of the tunnel after a long injury layoff last season and some time in the reserve team.

Our Swedish forward Lotta Schelin distinguished herself when Sweden had a 5-1 win over Norway.  While Ingvild Stensland scored a goal for her country, Schelin scored four goals.  On the official UEFA web site the Norwegian trainer Bjarne Berntsen said, "she terrorised our defence".

http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=43016&pid=101002
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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 03:09:38 PM »
Today at 14.00 OL will be playing away at Vendenheim.

A 2-1 win over Montpellier two weeks ago propelled OL towards their third title in the French league.
OL goes into today's game with a seven-point lead.  The squad selected for the match is:

Bente Nordby -
Dorthe Dalum Jensen, Laura Georges (capt.), Renard, Franco -
Cruz, Ingvild Stensland, Louisa Nécib -
Brétigny, Lotta Schelin, Elodie Thomis.

Katia, Faye-Chellali and Henry are on the bench, Simone has a knee injury and Sandrine Dusang had her knee operation on Wednesday.  Lara Dickenmann is playing with the reserve team this weekend to recover some rythm.  Sonia Bompastor and Camille Abily are not part of the group.

http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=43089&pid=101002
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Communication from the club
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 08:49:00 AM »
"Camille Abily and Sonia Bompastor have informed the press about their desire to leave OLin the middle of the season to join the private american league. In the hypothesis of the american offer would incite Camille Abily and Sonia Bompastor to confirm their position, OL would be forced to call upon the French/American civil court to ask for susbtantial damages and interests that would be justified for the club that has invested a lot for those two players and always respected its part of the contract.

In fact, would it be left by those two players in the middle of the season, OL would be strongly weakened in the second part of the season, while it is competing for the League title , the French Cup and the UEFA Cup semi-final.

OL will reject those departure and the club has the backing of the FFF who has validated this position with respect to the regulations "

http://www.olweb.fr/index.php?lng=fr&a=43154&pid=101002   

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 09:32:53 AM »
Interesting that OL would go to court to make their players stay.  The courts are not often asked to enforce football contracts, probably because the clubs feel that players will not give their best if they are there only because the court says they have to be there - so it will be interesting to see what happens here.
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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 10:39:05 AM »
My view is OL will get money for the transfers basically via the court.
I don't see the point of them keeping unhappy players IMO.

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 11:29:51 PM »
Interesting that OL would go to court to make their players stay.  The courts are not often asked to enforce football contracts, probably because the clubs feel that players will not give their best if they are there only because the court says they have to be there - so it will be interesting to see what happens here.
I don't know about women's pro or semi pro leagues, but in men's pro footy, at least, if a player is under contract and wants to leave (and can only do so in transfer windows anyway), then a transfer fee will be asked for (which may be decided by a tribunal if necessary) - and that sort of thing has caused problems in the past (eg "Cashley" Cole episode).
So I suppose OL players come into that category.

Players in English (women's) teams don't have the same sort of contracts, and a team could hardly claim compensation if they don't pay them any wages in the first place.
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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2009, 05:29:48 PM »
I've read today - can't remember where - that Camille Abily signed with LA Sol... Let's see what happens next.

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Re: Olympique Lyonnaise
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2009, 05:49:10 PM »
There is a very long interview she made at thwe beginning of the month explaining her choice, I am in the process of translating it. If you can read French it is there :

http://www.footofeminin.fr/Camille-Abily-rejoint-Los-Angeles-Pouvoir-situer-mon-niveau-_a510.html

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2009, 06:38:36 PM »
I've read today - can't remember where - that Camille Abily signed with LA Sol... Let's see what happens next.

Think you probably saw it on the Sol thread.

Los Angeles Signs Three International Players
Thursday, February 19, 2009
by Los Angeles Sol

Abily, Duan and Frisk Join Club

CARSON, CALIFORNIA –  The Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer has announced today that it has reached contractual agreements with three international players. The players are France midfielder Camile Abily, China forward Han Duan and Sweden defender Johanna Frisk. Per club and WPS policy, terms were not disclosed.

"I have no doubt that finding the right mix of international players and their American counterparts is going to play a large role in the success of our franchise," said Los Angeles Sol General Manager Charlie Naimo. "I think each player we signed today brings something to the table that makes us better as a club."

Abily, who has 46 caps and eight goals scored for France, comes to the Sol after playing most recently with Olympique Lyonnais in her homeland. She is a versatile, attacking player who debuted with the French national team in 2001 and is considered one of the side's stars of the future.

http://www.womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid9118.aspx