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Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
« Reply #120 on: May 28, 2013, 03:36:05 PM »
Yes the criteria would have to be fulfilled. Of the 10 WSL 2 teams though who would actually be able to support a WSL 1 side/budget think really you're going to have yo-yo scenarios for a few seasons.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2013, 06:35:14 PM »
Familiar final fate for Bristol Academy

Ladies well beaten in Doncaster showpiece.

Arsenal Ladies inflicted on Bristol Academy a second FA Women’s Cup final defeat in three years on Sunday.

The Gunners were 3-0 victors at the Keepmoat Stadium in a repeat of the showpiece contest they won 2-0 in 2011.

Any hopes Bristol had of exacting revenge for that loss were dealt a blow inside two minutes, when Steph Houghton headed home Rachel Yankey’s left-wing cross.

Jordan Nobbs then hit the post for the favourites, who dominated the first half.

The Vixens, already without influential playmaker Laura Del Rio who started the game on the bench due to a hamstring problem, then lost Lucy Staniforth with a serious looking injury before Nobbs doubled the lead 18 minutes from time.

England striker Ellen White smashed in a late third for Arsenal, who lifted the cup for a record 12th time, leaving Bristol manager Mark Sampson full of praise for the all-conquering Gunners.

Sampson said: "People have been saying Arsenal are on the slide but that's complete rubbish.

“They are a fantastic team and we had to be at our absolute best to get a result. We weren't quite at our best – we just lacked that bit penetration at either end of that pitch and in the end got punished for it."

Academy goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain produced a string of fine saves to prevent a more one-sided affair, but conceded her team-mates left the field with a hint of regret at full time.

"We definitely weren't at our best and I think that was the most frustrating thing," she said. "If you can come off the pitch saying that you played your best and gave your all then you can't ask for anything more, but I don't think we did that.

“To get to half-time with the score at 1-0, we knew we could get back into it if we started playing like we have been. Unfortunately it just didn't happen."

The girls get an early chance to bounce back on Thursday night when they put their unbeaten record in the FA Women’s Super League on the line against the same opponents at Stoke Gifford Stadium.

Read more at http://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/article/20130528-womenscupfinal-836744.aspx?#RcgeTWoAStC854YR.99
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Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
« Reply #122 on: May 28, 2013, 06:36:54 PM »
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Sampson said: "People have been saying Arsenal are on the slide but that's complete rubbish.

“They are a fantastic team and we had to be at our absolute best to get a result. We weren't quite at our best – we just lacked that bit penetration at either end of that pitch and in the end got punished for it."

Nice to see Mark Sampson finally given Arsenal some praise following the match.
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Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
« Reply #123 on: May 31, 2013, 10:34:09 AM »
So, if as it seems, only Man City met that criteria then Id guess no promo or relegation.
The same thing occurs all the time at the moment with respect to Ground Regs. You can win your league but if you don't meet all the regulations for the league above then the promotion/relegation thing doesn't happen.

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Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
« Reply #124 on: May 31, 2013, 10:50:22 AM »
Evertons ground doesnt meet the regulations regarding media access but thats made no difference.