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Offline Kelly

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Changes Women's Super League: 2018-19 Affect on Talent Clubs???
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:07:02 PM »
With the new plans, the FA want to improve the player development pathway,

Among the proposals, top-tier clubs would be required to run a youth academy, replacing the current development league for younger players.

An academy at each WSL1 club, compulsory as part of the licence, the old WSL2 will have a reserve team operated by each club, but no strict requirement to run an academy

Makes you wonder what will happen to the existing Talent Pathway, the East and extreme west will be black spots as a result!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41127545

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Re: Changes Women's Super League: 2018-19 Affect on Talent Clubs???
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:12 PM »
It leaves me cold.  Football should be about who wins on the pitch not who can afford a full time squad - if a team of part timers can earn a position in the top division then how does it raise standards to kick them out for an inferior full time set up.   There isn't the support base to sustain anything like a full time league so it's a nonsense to talk about building sustainability while demanding full time athletes.

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 01:59:13 PM »
All for it , lets  get some cashed up clubs to dig deep that accept the importance of the female game, rather than rely on FA and Sport England handouts to provide coaching jobs for former male players that don't make the grade. (just have to look at  Chelsea the tier 2 cant afford the axtra to become tier 1 despite having a wealthy owner)
Female football has the chance bypass the decades male football took to get where it(male) is today.

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Re: Changes Women's Super League: 2018-19 Affect on Talent Clubs???
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 02:12:53 PM »
Not following your argument coey?  Do you mean get existing male football clubs to fund an all pro league?   Doesn't that make it very dependent on the whim of the owner at the time - not conducive to growing the womens game as a spectator sport if teams have no continuity.  Are we looking for a sustainable game or as many paid full time pros as possible because they surely aren't the same thing.   

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
WSL has been a farce since day one- lets go back to where we ere, everyone was much happier. Full-time squads will be unsustainable, we have seen that already unless they want a 4 team top division.

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Re: Changes Women's Super League: 2018-19 Affect on Talent Clubs???
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 08:29:42 PM »
Tend to agree in likelihood they'll be few teams that can deliver this vision and probably be in London and NW. So any budding player who wants to stay at school to do A levels god forbid and doesn't want to uproot to go to an academy 3hrs driving away (East of country comes to mind), will be disadvantaged and discriminated against?.

Unless there is a strategy which focusses on building the audience for women's football (and doesn't keep thinking it will happen overnight) then in the long term, only those clubs with lots of money or with a special sponsor will meet this proposed criteria. But it doesn't build those that watch and in turn the money coming into women's football?.

And isn't the idea to generate a positive feel around women's football being accessible across every geog area and allow an open and fair crack at top flight football (merit based... like Sunderland and Donny come to mind) not crucify it ...............

What happens to youth football needs reviewing perhaps, but CoE/RTC players are coming out with better skills, fitness, game knowledge, 4 corners stuff, etc in the main, so is this about money/reduction? I am not sure what the FA think isn't progressing... And begs the question what was the basis eg evidence that led them to the original plan in the first place ......... so much to ponder, interesting times but reading the BBC article it did make me sigh very deeply .............