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Johnny Ramone

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England Stars Coming Home? WPS to be scrapped in 2011
« on: October 30, 2010, 12:35:33 PM »
USA-based football commentator Sean Wheelock said on BBC Radio 5's World Football Phone-in (Friday night) that season 2011 will be the last for Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).  The league will fold unless crowds and revenues increase dramatically. 

The league has failed to capture the imagination of the American public and is unlikely to return as a full-time professional league.

The league is likely to close at the end of the 2011 season.

Will Arsenal have enough money in there Super League budget to recruit the returning Kelly Smith and Alex Scott?

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Re: England Stars Coming Home? WPS to be scrapped in 2011
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 01:29:22 PM »
is this a sign the super league will also fail

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Re: England Stars Coming Home? WPS to be scrapped in 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 03:42:09 PM »
is this a sign the super league will also fail
If the WPS manages to tweak their business model towards rentability and ride the World Cup wave, I think it will carry one in 2012.
This will have no direct repercussion on the failure success on the SL as it is not based on the same business case at all. 

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Re: England Stars Coming Home? WPS to be scrapped in 2011
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2010, 09:00:55 AM »
Apparently they haven't found a proper business plan as two teams are folding the FCGP and the freedom.