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Cyprus cup
« on: January 30, 2014, 08:51:52 AM »
As the squad announcement due soon. Any speculation of changes to the normal one. I am sure Sanderson is a
Definite addition maybe stokes otherwise. I would expect not many changes. Will Yankey, smith, Stoney be in.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 09:01:25 AM »
Id be very surprised if the 3 players, mentioned, will be a part of this squad.  This will be a really good opportunity for Mark Sampson to take a good luck at all the young talent that is at his disposal. I think its an opportunity that he`ll take aswell.  winning the cyprus cup is of no value whatever. Player development and identification, is.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 09:31:55 AM »
Well what could he actually find out about Yankey, Smith and Stoney that he or anyone else doesn't already know.

Looks like Stoney is being groomed for a future coaching role within the FA anyway.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 09:48:43 AM »
Fair enough, she is good coach, she could retire straightaway  ;D
If the players Sampson had at La Manga did well enough, he does not need veterans to come back.
Also most of the England wont get official game time until the Cyrpus Cup actually, it is absurd to judge their club form on the friendlies that will be played until March.

The list should have 22 names only so he will have to cut a few from La Manga

PLAYERS LIST

Each team will be composed of a maximum of 22 players.

Each team shall submit a list of 30 players 10 days prior to the Tournament. The final 22 players shall be chosen from this list, and any replacements shall come from the remaining eight named on the list.

« Last Edit: January 30, 2014, 09:53:30 AM by Sylvain »

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England to face Canada, Italy and Finland in Cyprus Cup
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »
England will face Olympic bronze medallists, and World Cup 2015 hosts, Canada in the group stage of this year’s Cyprus Cup.

The annual friendly tournament has become an established part of the Three Lions’ calendar over the past five years – and they have won the competition twice, in 2009 and 2013.

They defeated the Canadians in last year’s final, courtesy of Rachel Yankey’s sweetly-struck half volley.

Group A is completed by Finland and Italy, two more nations England have faced in the Cyprus Cup in recent years.

New Head Coach Mark Sampson said: "The more opportunity we get to work with the players, the more opportunity we get to see them play the better.

"We’re looking forward to the chance of getting some more of our ideas across to the players and we’ll have an extended period to do that.

"Hopefully we can all become closer as a group and after Cyprus we should be in a really good position to make some important decisions ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, which is ultimately what we are working towards.

"We’ve had a good start to the qualifiers and we want to extend that against Montenegro in April. We want to play good, exciting football and we want to win matches.

"So we need to make sure the work we do in the build-up puts us in the best possible position to do just that."

England 1-1 Norway

England will open up against Italy on Wednesday 5 March before taking on the Finns two days later and they will round off the group campaign against Canada on Monday 10 March.



There will be one final match on Wednesday 12 March against one of the other eight nations drawn in Group B or C.

England drew 1-1 with Norway in La Manga earlier this month, Sampson’s first game in charge since taking over from Hope Powell.

Interim Head Coach Brent Hills led the team to comfortable victories in each of the first four World Cup qualifiers – against Belarus, Wales and Turkey, twice.

Sampson will name his squad for the Cyprus Cup in early February.

Weds 5 March: England v Italy (3.30pm)

Fri 7 March: Finland v England (12.30pm)

Mon 10 March: England v Canada (12.30pm)

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/2014/jan/cyprus-cup-schedule-finland-italy-canada-mark-sampson

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Re: England to face Canada, Italy and Finland in Cyprus Cup
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 11:08:25 AM »
England will face Olympic bronze medallists, and World Cup 2015 hosts, Canada in the group stage of this year’s Cyprus Cup.

The annual friendly tournament has become an established part of the Three Lions’ calendar over the past five years – and they have won the competition twice, in 2009 and 2013.

They defeated the Canadians in last year’s final, courtesy of Rachel Yankey’s sweetly-struck half volley.

Group A is completed by Finland and Italy, two more nations England have faced in the Cyprus Cup in recent years.

New Head Coach Mark Sampson said: "The more opportunity we get to work with the players, the more opportunity we get to see them play the better.

"We’re looking forward to the chance of getting some more of our ideas across to the players and we’ll have an extended period to do that.

"Hopefully we can all become closer as a group and after Cyprus we should be in a really good position to make some important decisions ahead of the World Cup qualifiers, which is ultimately what we are working towards.

"We’ve had a good start to the qualifiers and we want to extend that against Montenegro in April. We want to play good, exciting football and we want to win matches.

"So we need to make sure the work we do in the build-up puts us in the best possible position to do just that."

England 1-1 Norway

England will open up against Italy on Wednesday 5 March before taking on the Finns two days later and they will round off the group campaign against Canada on Monday 10 March.


There will be one final match on Wednesday 12 March against one of the other eight nations drawn in Group B or C.

England drew 1-1 with Norway in La Manga earlier this month, Sampson’s first game in charge since taking over from Hope Powell.

Interim Head Coach Brent Hills led the team to comfortable victories in each of the first four World Cup qualifiers – against Belarus, Wales and Turkey, twice.

Sampson will name his squad for the Cyprus Cup in early February.

Weds 5 March: England v Italy (3.30pm)

Fri 7 March: Finland v England (12.30pm)

Mon 10 March: England v Canada (12.30pm)

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/2014/jan/cyprus-cup-schedule-finland-italy-canada-mark-sampson

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The Arsenal player-coach, who had a long-standing calf complaint, has been drafted into Mark Sampson’s 24-strong party that will compete in next month’s Cyprus Cup.

Smith missed the Three Lions' opening four World Cup qualifiers.
Cyprus Cup schedule

v Italy, 3.30pm GMT, 5 March
v Finland, 12.30pm GMT, 7 March
v Canada, 12.30pm GMT, 10 March

Every other player travelled to La Manga last month for a week-long training camp which culminated in a 1-1 draw with Norway.

England won the annual Cyprus Cup last year and they will take on Italy (on Wednesday 5 March), Finland (Friday 7 March) and Canada (Monday 10 March) in Group A of the latest renewal.

They will play one final game on Wednesday 12 March against one of the other eight teams in Group B or C.

Jemma Rose, Rachel Daly, Isobel Christiansen and Danielle Carter, who were with the senior squad in January, have been included in the Under-23 squad for the six-team La Manga Tournament, which will also take place in early March.

Everton youngster Alex Greenwood could make her debut in Cyprus but there is no room for Casey Stoney, who is still recovering following a foot operation.

Sampson said: "I was pleased with the way the group worked in La Manga so the most difficult part of selecting the squad was leaving people out who did well in that camp.

"But I had to make some decisions and I have selected a balanced squad that gives us many options, both tactically and in terms of the character of the team.

"We have added Kelly to the group who is now back to full fitness so it is a great chance for her to be involved again and get some game time at international level.

"The Cyprus Cup represents another opportunity for us to grow as a group and for me to learn more about the players.

"We will go there to work very hard."

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Rachel Brown-Finnis (Everton), Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal)
Defenders
Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of Florida)
Midfielders
Anita Asante (Malmo), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool)
Forwards
Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Gemma Davison (Liverpool), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Ellen White (Notts County)

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/2014/feb/cyprus-cup-squad-kelly-smith-alex-greenwood-casey-stoney

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 07:35:58 AM »
Thinking about it the Cyprus Cup website says a squad of 22 and England selects 24 ??

Smith gets a call up but neither Yankey nor Stoney.
Yankey is fit and playing well so Sampson clearly thinks he has better wingers available. Same with Jess Clarke actually who has simply dissappeared from the scene ? Is she injured or simply not good enough for Sampson but was one of Powell's favourites ?  Carter, Christiansen, Daly and Rose dropped to the U23 squad so they must not have done enough at La Manga compared to those who are in the squad.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 07:44:25 AM »

If Mark Sampson is not careful he'll fall into the same trap as Powell, this is a friendly tournament and should be treated so.

He's surely missed a great opportunity to give the maybe's a chance.


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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 09:12:09 AM »
I guess he had a week in la Manga to assess all the players and those who went back to the U23 are better off getting game time rather than sit on the banch and play 5 minutes with the seniors.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 09:37:09 PM »
Maybe sampson is giving maybes a chance! Sanderson stokes davison among maybes. Those who've gone to u23s are better off guaranteed playing time and will do very well. It is a friendly tournament so good way to test current squad. Lots more can be drafted in for the future. Loads of talent out there.

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 01:16:20 PM »
Brown and Bardsley out of Cyprus Cup, England will surely have 3 decent keepers at the tournament then  ;)
Durrack and Telford replace them...

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Re: Cyprus cup
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 01:18:52 PM »
One.

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Durack earns maiden call-up to the England Women's team
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2014, 09:43:03 AM »
Goalkeepers Lizzie Durack and Carly Telford have been called up to the England Women’s squad for next week’s Cyprus Cup campaign.

The duo replace Rachel Brown-Finnis and Karen Bardsley who have been forced to pull out through injury.

Everton's Brown-Finnis has been ruled out with a groin and back complaint while new Manchester City signing Bardsley has a stress fracture in her foot.

Cyprus Cup schedule

v Italy, 3.30pm GMT, 5 March
v Finland, 12.30pm GMT, 7 March
v Canada, 12.30pm GMT, 10 March

Durack was a key member of Mo Marley’s U19 team that finished runners-up at last season’s European Championship finals. This is her first call-up to the senior team.

Notts County goalkeeper Telford last represented her country against France at the Cyprus Cup in 2012.

England won this competition last season and they begin their title defence against Italy on Wednesday 5 March. They will then take on Finland on 7 March and Canada on 10 March.

This will be new Head Coach Mark Sampson’s first opportunity to assess his squad in a tournament environment.

His first home game in charge is a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro at Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium on Saturday 5 April.

Tickets for the Montenegro game are priced at just £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions. For tickets, call 0844 327 1901 or visit seagulls.co.uk/tickets

Cyprus Cup squad

Goalkeepers
Siobhan Chamberlain (Arsenal), Lizzie Durack* (University of Harvard), Carly Telford** (Notts County)
Defenders
Laura Bassett (Chelsea), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Sophie Bradley (Notts County), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (University of Florida)
Midfielders
Anita Asante (Malmo), Jade Moore (Birmingham City), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Liverpool)
Forwards
Eniola Aluko (Chelsea), Karen Carney (Birmingham City), Gemma Davison (Liverpool), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers), Kelly Smith (Arsenal), Ellen White (Notts County)

* replaced Manchester City's Karen Bardsley
** replaced Everton's Rachel Brown-Finnis

 http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/2014/feb/lizzie-durack-carly-telford-called-up-cyprus-cup-squad-bardsley-brown-finnis