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Title: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 07, 2007, 08:48:42 AM
Nicola Hobbs to Leeds is the first one I've seen then...any others ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 07, 2007, 10:13:11 AM
Arsenal players :
Sian Larkin to Chelsea or Everton don't know which one she choose
Danielle Buet to ?
Charlotte Gurr to Chelsea
maybe Cori Daniels will go as well considerng the competition in defense
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on June 07, 2007, 12:11:42 PM
Nicola Hobbs to Leeds is the first one I've seen then...any others ?

From ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 07, 2007, 12:32:57 PM
Nicola Hobbs was playing in goal for Lincoln City
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: davec on June 07, 2007, 05:41:23 PM
Re Sian to Chelsea/Everton.
if she was to move id like to see her at Everton next year, i saw her play a few times last season, mosly comin on as a sub, but did she her play 90mins against Cardiff playin at fullback, im not sure what her preferred position is as ive seen her playin in midfield aswell. but having another young english player with alot of potential at the club will only benefit us.

a transfer i heard about as the season had just finished was Fara Williams to Arsenal....now i hope this is just gossip because she is irreplaceable in my opinion, noone can boss the midfield like she can, noone thats not already at Arsenal anyway lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 07, 2007, 06:09:40 PM
Fara to Arsenal ? well it would be really hard for her to get a game ahead of Chapman Ludlow or Asante in center midfield. Why would she leave now that Everton are in Europe ?
Regarding Sian she is an attacking midfield player also she can play at full back because she is very strong in the fitness level for the kinf od running needed in that position.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: davec on June 07, 2007, 07:07:58 PM
Fara to Arsenal ? well it would be really hard for her to get a game ahead of Chapman Ludlow or Asante in center midfield. Why would she leave now that Everton are in Europe ?
Regarding Sian she is an attacking midfield player also she can play at full back because she is very strong in the fitness level for the kinf od running needed in that position.
the fara thing was only a rumour, i hope so anyway, and i heard it before we knew for definate whether the team finishing 2nd place would be in europe and was before Everton had clinched 2nd spot, i couldnt see it happenening but u can never be sure these days with transfers
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 07, 2007, 07:12:40 PM
Where's xena gone when we need her for all the latest gossip ?  :D Anyone seen her recently ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 07, 2007, 07:23:51 PM
Fara to Arsenal ? well it would be really hard for her to get a game ahead of Chapman Ludlow or Asante in center midfield. Why would she leave now that Everton are in Europe ?

Just to add to the hot air/rumour mill. I remember an interview that Rachel Brown did in October last year where she said Katie Chapman was planning on extending the family, but World Cup qualification came along.

You can hear it here under "Rachel Brown -on playing for England" :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/content/articles/2006/03/22/womens_football_rachel_brown_on_the_spot.shtml

So maybe Arsenal cannot count on Chapman being available.  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 07, 2007, 08:23:20 PM
So maybe Arsenal cannot count on Chapman being available.  :D
At least Anita Asante could get a game next season that way.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 07, 2007, 08:26:53 PM
Fara to Arsenal ? well it would be really hard for her to get a game ahead of Chapman Ludlow or Asante in center midfield. Why would she leave now that Everton are in Europe ?
Regarding Sian she is an attacking midfield player also she can play at full back because she is very strong in the fitness level for the kinf od running needed in that position.
the fara thing was only a rumour, i hope so anyway, and i heard it before we knew for definate whether the team finishing 2nd place would be in europe and was before Everton had clinched 2nd spot, i couldnt see it happenening but u can never be sure these days with transfers

I heard a rumour about Fara it wasn't for Arsenal though but clubs on the continent, either Holland or Sweden.  There was also talk of Unitt going to America but I wouldn't imagine that would be before the World Cup.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 07, 2007, 08:28:35 PM
as anyone hear if steph houghton left sunderland cant c her stay there.

as 4 that hobbs from lincoln a few players from lincoln played in a friendly for leeds d other month
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 07, 2007, 08:37:12 PM
Where's xena gone when we need her for all the latest gossip ?  :D Anyone seen her recently ?

From my space chatter she seems to be in Fuerteventura
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: davec on June 07, 2007, 09:34:42 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if Steph Houghton was at another club next season, shes a quality player and im sure there'll be a few premier league teams who would like to sign her if she does decide to leave Sunderland.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 07, 2007, 10:57:38 PM
well..........ive herd a few!


jill scott and steph houghton to arsenal......

ive heard the ship is about to sink at leeds, and alot of players are manning the life boats, including sue smith for everton.

anisha bateman to liverpool

blackburn have reported to have been very busy also in the last month.......

amanda barr to join the dog and duck? i think she may have run out of clubs to sign for???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 07, 2007, 11:29:20 PM
I heard a rumour about Fara it wasn't for Arsenal though but clubs on the continent, either Holland or Sweden.  There was also talk of Unitt going to America but I wouldn't imagine that would be before the World Cup.

I'm starting to come to the opinion that players moving abroad would help to generate more interest for women's football. There does seem to be a number of foreign players in the Swedish league. For instance German, Finnish, Norwegian, Icelandic, American, Brazilian, Swiss and Nigerian. Yet no British ones that I know of. I don't know why. Are they not wanted?

I understand the national team commitment argument but others seem to manage it, so why not our players. Somebody must be free enough from commitments to try it. Maybe the US is viewed as a more natural option.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 07, 2007, 11:33:12 PM
Is Rebecca Angus English ? It is strange that our players seem so reluctant to head overseas apart from the USA...is there a typically English thing here about not speaking the lingo ? It will be interesting to see if the new US pro league poaches a few of Englands best players....

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 07, 2007, 11:59:14 PM
Is Rebecca Angus English ? It is strange that our players seem so reluctant to head overseas apart from the USA...is there a typically English thing here about not speaking the lingo ? It will be interesting to see if the new US pro league poaches a few of Englands best players....


Yes she is. There are also a couple of other players who I think have represented England in the Toppserien. I think it might partly be a language thing, but having said that the standard of English knowledge in Scandinavia is generally high, so that shouldn't really be an issue if the will was there. Although not speaking the language might leave somebody feeling isolated and that just wouldn't be the same in either the US or other former colonies. But remember Americans are not too good at other languages either and yet they are represented in the Swedish League.

I suppose the financial rewards are not so evident, but that still doesn't really explain why somebody hasn't just done it for the experience.

The news reports that we have seen so far seem to suggest that the new professional league in the US will be much more modest than before. So we will just have to wait and see if any players go. Although it is important to bear in mind that players from across Europe and indeed the world will be looking to go there. So it would not be right to regard it as a 'free for all' with respect to places.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on June 08, 2007, 01:15:27 AM
amanda barr to join the dog and duck? i think she may have run out of clubs to sign for???

Ouch! :)


I saw her (seriously) at the Curzon ahton v Lincoln game at the end of the season.. was she scouting or ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 08, 2007, 09:21:09 AM
well..........ive herd a few!


jill scott and steph houghton to arsenal......

ive heard the ship is about to sink at leeds, and alot of players are manning the life boats, including sue smith for everton.

anisha bateman to liverpool

blackburn have reported to have been very busy also in the last month.......

amanda barr to join the dog and duck? i think she may have run out of clubs to sign for???

Jill Scott isn't leaving Everton, as for Leeds I thought they were okay now but if players are starting to look for the exit it's a sure sign that they're going under.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 08, 2007, 05:08:38 PM
steph houghton to arsenal......


To get rid of Sian to replace her by Steph ? Arsenal already have Scott , Tracy and Champ to play at right back
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 08, 2007, 06:04:43 PM


Ouch! :)


I saw her (seriously) at the Curzon ahton v Lincoln game at the end of the season.. was she scouting or ?
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ive heard alot of players are jumping ship at lincoln too.....so probably they could be moving to leeds??? leeds may need the players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 08, 2007, 08:32:17 PM


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Ouch! :)


I saw her (seriously) at the Curzon ahton v Lincoln game at the end of the season.. was she scouting or ?


ive heard alot of players are jumping ship at lincoln too.....so probably they could be moving to leeds??? leeds may need the players.

Assuming of course that there is a Leeds to jump to.  Seems though that they'll be next seasons Fulham....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 09, 2007, 10:51:47 AM
That would be a shame, but if they cannot find the funding, it has to end that way.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 11, 2007, 10:14:37 AM

new gossip........sue smith to sign for doncaster rovers???

anyone else heard that one??

fivers in???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 11, 2007, 05:40:31 PM

new gossip........sue smith to sign for doncaster rovers???

anyone else heard that one??

fivers in???

You were telling us a few days ago she was going to Everton.  ;)  :D

I've really no idea where if anywhere she is going. If I was to guess I would say she would go to a Merseyside club, since that is where she originates from.

This gossip thread is quite a good one.  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 12, 2007, 01:33:42 PM
I asked a couple of players on My space about they're plans but no one has got back to me, so either they are keeping mum or nothing is decided yet.  If Sue was moving either Doncaster or Everton would seem the obvious bets, but you never know....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 12, 2007, 07:33:53 PM

now then.....what do u think about this one.......


natalie preston has signed for blackburn rovers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 12, 2007, 08:28:45 PM
Well that would certainly sound like a signing that will strengthen the Blackburn side for next season...

Will Blackburn be keeping all of their current stars ? If they can and they can add some players of this quality then they could challenge Everton and Charlton next season for sure...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 12, 2007, 08:29:26 PM
better not b true nat... im gutted shes my fave player and d nicest at leeds
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 12, 2007, 10:48:22 PM
I believe from Sara on Facebook that this is now confirmed that Nat Preston has gone to Blackburn...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 12, 2007, 10:54:38 PM
ive got to find someone else 2 sponsor at leeds now.

so hows about alex culvin following 2 blackburn, also hear she almost went 2 birmingham last season
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 12, 2007, 11:57:40 PM

i luv bein right its great!   


so doe anyone want to bet on sue smith?????

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 13, 2007, 12:01:10 AM
I won't be betting on Sue Smith....Unless it's on her trying to flog something to someone !  :D Anyone want to buy a poster ?  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 13, 2007, 07:14:58 AM
It sounds as though Blackburn have some more signings in the offing so watch out for more news soon !  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 13, 2007, 07:47:25 AM
im sure if sue leaves then lucy wont b far behind. there real gd mates at leeds and can c lucy following.

think its definatly d end of leeds our final season if we make it.
i better take ma boots even after not playing football since been a kid in d park i think even i would get a game lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 13, 2007, 02:58:21 PM
Julie Chipchase has left Leeds too I believe....So I guess fears of the exodus are proving well founded..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 13, 2007, 03:19:20 PM
Julie Chipchase has left Leeds too I believe....So I guess fears of the exodus are proving well founded..

Wow, so that's it then if the manager is off almost a carbon copy of Fulham last season....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 13, 2007, 03:59:15 PM
Sue Smith and Lucy Ward are in talks with Doncaster I gather.....Not sure what stage they are at or anything....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on June 13, 2007, 04:03:06 PM
I thought it was good news at Leeds with players from the mens team stepping in to help financially.. thats last we heard isn't it? .. Are they going to fold?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 13, 2007, 06:22:39 PM
I thought it was good news at Leeds with players from the mens team stepping in to help financially.. thats last we heard isn't it? .. Are they going to fold?

I understood that they helped them to the end of the season, not beyond. I would assume that Leeds are still struggling and therefore people are "jumping ship". You just have to hope that they at least have the funds to continue, and that they will be able to put a half decent side together. If of course things stabilise...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 13, 2007, 08:24:54 PM
c if we make it 2 nxt season
im starting a julie grundy 4 manager campaign now. she retired from playing at end season wonder if she fancy b manager

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 14, 2007, 12:33:15 AM
latest gossip...ive been pretty close so far...fara is off to arsenal......lts see if we can dig up the dirt on that one!


oh yeah...withchippy goin, does thtmean that idiot fitness coch goes aswell??? he as no respect for anyone..plus he has a big bald patch on the back ofhis head!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on June 14, 2007, 12:51:01 AM
..plus he has a big bald patch on the back ofhis head!

OI! ... watch it!

:)



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Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 14, 2007, 01:41:30 AM


ha ha sorry pal...was that a bit too lose to the bone!!  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 14, 2007, 11:59:21 AM


ha ha sorry pal...was that a bit too lose to the bone!!  ;)

Actually that was a bit to close to the bone for a few people, or wood maybe even....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 14, 2007, 12:05:58 PM
latest gossip...ive been pretty close so far...fara is off to arsenal......lts see if we can dig up the dirt on that one!

Gee, not Fara on her way out I suppose she'll want a winners medal at some point, though with the luck she's had if she does go to Arsenal it might be the one season they don't win anything, ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 14, 2007, 01:09:39 PM
latest gossip...ive been pretty close so far...fara is off to arsenal......lts see if we can dig up the dirt on that one!

I would hope that Everton don't weaken their team too much. It would be good for everton, and women's football in general in England, to do fairly well in the next UEFA Women's Cup. It would at least help to show that there was some strength in depth and everything is not just about Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 14, 2007, 02:04:56 PM
Nothing more yet on the Fara story but a new one has emerged...Eni Aluko to Arsenal

Will there be anyone left to play for the other clubs at this rate ? :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 14, 2007, 02:36:34 PM
Aluko ? i'd rather we take Dowie than her she is not really suited to Arsenal style
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on June 14, 2007, 03:01:26 PM
Nothing more yet on the Fara story but a new one has emerged...Eni Aluko to Arsenal

Will there be anyone left to play for the other clubs at this rate ? :)

Where's this one come from - not the Guru again?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 14, 2007, 03:03:25 PM
The guru is not the guilty party on this occassion no :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 14, 2007, 03:20:33 PM
Actually Fara and Eni on the bench would not be bad for Arsenal  ;D
Not sure they would make it as well  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on June 14, 2007, 03:34:44 PM
Surprised no-one's started a Rachel Brown comes south rumour yet!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 14, 2007, 04:09:15 PM
I'd have her as well as back-up for Emma Byrne lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 14, 2007, 07:34:14 PM
Surprised no-one's started a Rachel Brown comes south rumour yet!

Old bench warmer Brown?  South to Fulham maybe, ha.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 14, 2007, 07:35:28 PM


more news for u.......nikki harding from everton to blackburn??? and alex culvin????
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 14, 2007, 07:55:06 PM


more news for u.......nikki harding from everton to blackburn??? and alex culvin????

Ha,  she was a fringe player anyway.  I was going to start a Rachel Unitt rumour.  I saw on her myspace a few weeks back that she posted up a blog of quotes about change and how some people fear change and some embrace it.  Then someone asked if this ment she would be leaving Everton.  She didn't reply but the blog had disappeared by the next day, make of that what you will
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 14, 2007, 08:17:47 PM
Arsenal desperately need a left back come on Rachel  , you know who to join  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 14, 2007, 10:56:21 PM
the guru stop upsetting me nat preston now alex culvin :'(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 15, 2007, 01:09:36 PM
Faye White to Ottawa Fury for the rest of the US and Canada W League season

The W League season appears to run until the end of July...although I stand to be corrected on that one....

http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29.msg3707.html#msg3707
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 15, 2007, 06:51:26 PM
Faye White to Ottawa Fury for the rest of the US and Canada W League season

The W League season appears to run until the end of July...although I stand to be corrected on that one....

http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,29.msg3707.html#msg3707

No that's right cause Unitt & Yankey played in the same league a couple of seasons back for the Wildcats and the league final was in early August.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 16, 2007, 12:55:52 PM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 16, 2007, 04:48:48 PM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...

I don't know. maybe they want a chance at a first team place..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 16, 2007, 05:44:13 PM
I know there is unrest as well do to bad management method
It is weird because she is a left back and that's a position where Arsenal struggled this season
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 17, 2007, 01:57:30 PM
I'm very surprised they have let Meg go as she's a good left back in a position where they have an obvious weakness in the squad...maybe things will become clear if they sign a new left back...equally it seems an odd move for Meg if Sophie Perry is staying at Chelsea as she is also a very good left back and Meg might struggle for games. Perhaps Sophie is going to Arsenal and then it would all make sense..Somehow I suspect it's not going to be that simple  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 18, 2007, 12:21:44 AM
Strange how many Arsenal players have ended up moving to Chelsea.  I only saw Megan play in one match but she did look a decent young talent. Think the reason why she ended up leaving was because she didn't get a chance in the first team even though they had so many defenders injured.

I think a fit Leanne Champ will do well for Arsenal at left back. She certainly hasn't let us down in the past. The player I was sad to see go was Hayley Kemp last season as I thought she had the natural talent to do well for us. Always a shame when a young player gets injured for so long.

I think I'm correct in saying that Vic approached the French left back last year but she didn't want to move so I suppose he might attempt to sign her again.

The player I would like to see come to Arsenal is Kim Little from Hibernian. She is really young but has a big future in the game.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 18, 2007, 10:57:35 AM
The player I would like to see come to Arsenal is Kim Little from Hibernian. She is really young but has a big future in the game.

Kim is in her Higher year (A Levels down south, or do they still exist?) in fact she was sitting her chemistry while she was in the Ukraine for the Euro championship game.  Once she gets her qualifications through (just a few more weeks now, ha) she'll be looking for a college and I've heard the University of Liverpool is quite good especally if she was to pursue a career in a science based field.  I did read a bit about her in the Scotsman recently in which she says she's happy playing with Hibs....

"In the future I would hope to play either semi-pro or perhaps full-time professional, but just now I am happy with my football and I just want to concentrate on my games with Hibs and Scotland."


 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: protocol69 on June 18, 2007, 03:37:54 PM
All these young Arsenal players going to Chelsea is a joke. I've watched a couple of Chelsea games last season and they have a really good squad, i would thought they would add a few experienced players to their ranks but all these young players are not going to solve their problems and make them better.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 18, 2007, 04:17:17 PM
Yes my money would have been on Chelsea signing a couple of experienced players to go with all of the undoubted young talent that they have....They have some great young players and now have even more but there is perhaps a bit of experience missing through the middle of the side to hold it together...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 19, 2007, 11:21:09 AM
I think I'm correct in saying that Vic approached the French left back last year but she didn't want to move so I suppose he might attempt to sign her again.
You are right she had a trial one Thursday evening session during the season while the French league was off, but it came to nothing apparently. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 21, 2007, 10:05:11 AM
as anyone hear if steph houghton left sunderland cant c her stay there.

Had a message from her this morning to say she hasn't decided on anything yet

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hey hey .... havent decided yet...... have plenty of time so no rush ..... hope ya kk xx

So my hot news for the day is, er mmm... theres no news.....ha
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 22, 2007, 10:30:38 AM
All these young Arsenal players going to Chelsea is a joke. I've watched a couple of Chelsea games last season and they have a really good squad, i would thought they would add a few experienced players to their ranks but all these young players are not going to solve their problems and make them better.
If they are better than the Chelsea players that played this season they will obviously improve the team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: protocol69 on June 22, 2007, 10:35:15 AM
but they are not better than what Chelsea's presently got!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 22, 2007, 10:43:00 AM
but they are not better than what Chelsea's presently got!

So why are they bringing them in, unless Chelsea are set to lose a lot of players and this is them shoring things up before the dam bursts.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 22, 2007, 06:38:11 PM
but they are not better than what Chelsea's presently got!
For example Danielle Buet is a lot better at center mid than Laura Cooper Lizzie Edwards or Katie Owen IMO her distribution range  is wider than those 3 players.
Sian Larkin is also better than most of the Chelsea players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 26, 2007, 06:49:05 PM


 nicki harding from everton has signed for blackburn rovers ladies.........
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 26, 2007, 11:22:28 PM
Thanks Guru....Look forward to seeing if any of the other gossip turns out to be correct  ;) Good luck to Nicki at Blackburn...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dizzy on June 27, 2007, 12:19:45 AM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...

ha ha...emma hayes :D:P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dizzy on June 27, 2007, 12:22:21 AM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...

ha ha...emma hayes :D:P

not that it's fair to blame her, but, hey :D she'll get over it
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 10:28:13 AM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...

ha ha...emma hayes :D:P

not that it's fair to blame her, but, hey :D she'll get over it

From what I heard, she is not the nicest person indeed
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 27, 2007, 10:38:28 AM
Not a big transfer at all but Meg McKeag has left Arsenal for Chelsea. I wonder why so many academy players are leaving at the moment...

ha ha...emma hayes :D:P

not that it's fair to blame her, but, hey :D she'll get over it

From what I heard, she is not the nicest person indeed

Ooooo..... Gossip, gossip ha.  Oh well stops us getting bored now that the seasons finished not that that we can really with all that's been going on, who was it that said, 'I wonder what will happen to the site in the close season?' ha
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 12:20:26 PM
To be fair I have to say she is a top coach.
I was at a pre-season friendly last summer in Germany
and she was very good there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 27, 2007, 03:20:57 PM
Before the Charlton possible rescue story broke the rumours I had heard were that Casey Stoney, Eni Aluko and Jo Potter were going to Chelsea and Danielle Murphy and Ashlee Hincks were joining Watford...I think these might all now be up in the air pending further news....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on June 27, 2007, 04:18:03 PM
We will have to wait and see. But Charlton's loss will be Chelsea's gain, the most capable players were always most likely to get snapped up first.

I would also suspect that if Charlton do manage to function at some level it will be more modest. Plus there may also be a certain amount of acrimony.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 27, 2007, 07:06:03 PM
Well we'll see what happens but the way it's been handled it's almost certain that there will be an amount of acrimony.  I also notice that Birmingham are sniffing around for players and are being coy about the identity of the big name they are supposed to talking to this week, not Amanda Barr or even Unitt by any chance...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 08:01:46 PM
Before the Charlton possible rescue story broke the rumours I had heard were that Casey Stoney, Eni Aluko and Jo Potter were going to Chelsea and Danielle Murphy and Ashlee Hincks were joining Watford...I think these might all now be up in the air pending further news....
No ones wants to join Arsenal Ladies  ??? Shame we would have needed quality players on the bench like Stoney or Hincks. And if Unitt wants to leave Everton Vic would welcome her with opened arms as he tried to sign her before.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dizzy on June 27, 2007, 08:21:54 PM
To be fair I have to say she is a top coach.
I was at a pre-season friendly last summer in Germany
and she was very good there.

yeah she is a good coach, very technically minded and attacking positive, exactly what we need. but it only counts if she cares about the team. at the end of our season this year she just couldn't be bothered.  :-\
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 08:55:39 PM
It is funny that someone at the Academy told me the same thing  ;D Shame she has not the human side to complement the technical side.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: ladyluck on June 27, 2007, 09:09:10 PM
hey everyone im a new user...
First of all i just wanna say that certain people on here need 2 stop being so obsessed with certain players,and learn 2 understand that people leave clubs because they obv aint happy with the club they are at...
Im a arsenal ladies fan and 2 be honest im not at all worried about meghan mckeag leaving,she couldnt even make the first team bench so that shows how much vic rates her...
Also why are we panicking about our left back position...mary phillips,gilly flaherty,yvonne tracey and leanne champ can all play there so whats the point in bringing in a left back when we have four players all capable of playing there?
Also i think some people need 2 have faith in the youngsters,they are the future of the club and one youngster who really impressed me last season was gilly flaherty,she did great in every game she played and you know what she has got a professional attitude because i had a chat with her after the chelsea game and asked her how it felt 2 be involved and she was so honest,she was saying 2 me that its an honour 2 be involved with the ladies,them vic and emma have made her feel so welcome and 2 be training and playing with the ladies is the greatest opportunity given 2 her and shes determined 2 grab the chance with both hands and one day hopefully make it with the club.
So i think that we need 2 start supporting and showing some belief in the youngsters,they are the future of arsenal and the future of every womens club x
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 09:34:06 PM
Im a arsenal ladies fan and 2 be honest im not at all worried about meghan mckeag leaving,she couldnt even make the first team bench so that shows how much vic rates her...
Also why are we panicking about our left back position...mary phillips,gilly flaherty,yvonne tracey and leanne champ can all play there so whats the point in bringing in a left back when we have four players all capable of playing there?
Meg did make the bench once, I was there lol and obviously she was not rated by Vic.
There is nothing wrong with the left back position ( although about 13 players have been tried there in the last two season)  otherwise the club would not have won 42 out 44 games this season. A natural left footed player who can overlap on the wing and double up with Yankey would definitely add a plus to the team in term of attacking quality, maybe Lauren Walker could make the grade next season. But obviously Phillip Tracy and  Champ can play there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: ladyluck on June 27, 2007, 09:56:46 PM
sorry but do u seem 2 have an issue with flaherty?because u seem 2 have forgot she can play left back 2,however i know from watchin the london cup final that she is a natural centre half,she said it after the game,and in my opinion in the london cup final she was our best defender,she played better then faye did.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 27, 2007, 10:13:54 PM
Flaherty is an excellent prospect at center back but having seen her play a few time at left back, she is not suited to play there. Full back is as specific a position as center back and her vision, heading ability and  man to man defending quality are suited to a central position.
As a young center back I would prefer arsenal to play Minnaar who is better on the ball but less efficient in one to one defending.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: ladyluck on June 27, 2007, 10:36:57 PM
yea flaherty is an excellent prospect as centre half,but if she has 2 play full back just 2 get in the team im positive she could deal with that,i think that she is better player then Minnaar personally,whats the point in playing minaar infront of flaherty if flaherty is a better defender?
im thinking of gettin flaherty on my shirt next season lol  ;) wot ya fink?who u gonna get?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on June 27, 2007, 10:55:10 PM
Im not been funny but the fact that playing full back is arguably the easiest position on a football pitch, given that hardly anyone scores against Arsenal I reckon that my Mum could play left back for them and you would hardly notice the difference...

Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but u know what im getting at. Flaherty is a good player but would not shine in another team she just has the comfort and protection of many great players around her....

Does anyone reckon that there are other Arsenal players that enjoy that comfort and wouldnt perhaps shine as much in a 'lesser' team...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 27, 2007, 11:07:16 PM
I totally agree with ladyluck on Flaherty. She is an amazing talent. I'm glad she decided to join us from Millwall a couple of years ago. I have seen Flaherty and Minnaar in action and I agree with Vic that Flaherty is the hot prospect. Another thing is you don't have to be an attacking left back to be classed as a good player in that position. I see Gilly as a future England centre back.

I know Emma is very strict but she is a very talented young coach. I know of a lot of managers and coaches down the years who were not liked by certain players but that did not stop the side from winning many honours. I'm sure that Emma cares a lot about the team. She already had feelings for the club due to her playing days. She might appear cold to some but that does not mean she actually is. Everyone acts differently.

With Arsenal having such quality throughout the team it is hard for young players like Larkin and Buet to cement places in the side or even get a place on the bench but if they are good enough they will be picked by Vic. It has certainly been a problem for Arsenal over the years that good young talent have decided to move on instead of trying to prove they are good enough to make the first team. Only time will tell if they were correct to leave or not.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: ladyluck on June 28, 2007, 01:18:32 PM
Im not been funny but the fact that playing full back is arguably the easiest position on a football pitch, given that hardly anyone scores against Arsenal I reckon that my Mum could play left back for them and you would hardly notice the difference...

Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but u know what im getting at. Flaherty is a good player but would not shine in another team she just has the comfort and protection of many great players around her....

Does anyone reckon that there are other Arsenal players that enjoy that comfort and wouldnt perhaps shine as much in a 'lesser' team...?

sorry but i really disagree with you on this one...go and place flaherty in any other team and she will shine undoubtedly,playing with great players makes her job less harder and more simple,so i really think your harsh there for saying she will not shine in a lesser team,if n e fing if she played in a lesser team it will make her stand out more and she would be the rock there, same as sian larkin, she will go and shine in a lesser team because she is better then that standard,and she shines even more when playing for arsenal because the other girls movement is superior then n e 1 elses...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 28, 2007, 07:42:34 PM
Im not been funny but the fact that playing full back is arguably the easiest position on a football pitch, given that hardly anyone scores against Arsenal I reckon that my Mum could play left back for them and you would hardly notice the difference...

Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but u know what im getting at. Flaherty is a good player but would not shine in another team she just has the comfort and protection of many great players around her....

Does anyone reckon that there are other Arsenal players that enjoy that comfort and wouldnt perhaps shine as much in a 'lesser' team...?

Well it is not so easy at is seems. Actually it cost Arsenal the qualification in the UEFA Cup 2 seasons ago at Frankfurt. An inadequate player was played in that position due to injuries and this player gave away a penalty and another goal because she couldnot master the subtleness of the position and was crap anyway. I was glad last summer we got rid of her and replaced her with a top class player like Katie Chapman. Would Flaherty shine in a lesser team ? It is important to note that she is only 15 years old and that she will improve. I saw a few reserve games last season but I do not remember if I saw her play for them because she went straight to the first team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 28, 2007, 07:48:08 PM
With Arsenal having such quality throughout the team it is hard for young players like Larkin and Buet to cement places in the side or even get a place on the bench but if they are good enough they will be picked by Vic. It has certainly been a problem for Arsenal over the years that good young talent have decided to move on instead of trying to prove they are good enough to make the first team. Only time will tell if they were correct to leave or not.

At the moment Buet is not better than Asante, Chapman, Grant or Ludlow and she was not likely to get even on the bench. Same for Larkin, she got very lucky this season to play 30+ games due to all those injuries at the back, but next season she would have struggled to make the bench as well as I don't think the coaching would choose her over Scott and Tracy at right back or Champ and Tracy or even Flaherty at left back. And I don't even entertain the option as center midfield. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 28, 2007, 08:15:04 PM


message from the guru! the transfer wheels at blackburn are beginning to turn once more........watch this space.......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on June 28, 2007, 08:16:24 PM
Well done guru...Keep us posted  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on June 28, 2007, 09:02:29 PM
Im not been funny but the fact that playing full back is arguably the easiest position on a football pitch, given that hardly anyone scores against Arsenal I reckon that my Mum could play left back for them and you would hardly notice the difference...

Maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration but u know what im getting at. Flaherty is a good player but would not shine in another team she just has the comfort and protection of many great players around her....

Does anyone reckon that there are other Arsenal players that enjoy that comfort and wouldnt perhaps shine as much in a 'lesser' team...?

Well it is not so easy at is seems. Actually it cost Arsenal the qualification in the UEFA Cup 2 seasons ago at Frankfurt. An inadequate player was played in that position due to injuries and this player gave away a penalty and another goal because she couldnot master the subtleness of the position and was crap anyway. I was glad last summer we got rid of her and replaced her with a top class player like Katie Chapman. Would Flaherty shine in a lesser team ? It is important to note that she is only 15 years old and that she will improve. I saw a few reserve games last season but I do not remember if I saw her play for them because she went straight to the first team.

My thoughts werent really about Flaherty I havent seen enough of her to comment fully I just meant that left back is an area that isnt filled with a natural player there or hasnt been this season - and it hasnt caused a problem this season. She must be good if going straight into the first team.

My point was that it would be easier to play in an Arsenal team rather than a lower team cos you have the majority superb players around you... I do think that there are a coupleof other players who benefit from the strength of the rest of the Arsenal team. Thats just my opinion...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on June 29, 2007, 08:01:17 AM
the guru if another leeds player as gone im not gonna b happy with ya >:(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 29, 2007, 10:39:35 AM
the guru if another leeds player as gone im not gonna b happy with ya >:(

Gee yea Leeds, forgotten all about them.  I suppose they must be okay at the moment better off than some...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 29, 2007, 10:47:17 AM

My thoughts werent really about Flaherty I havent seen enough of her to comment fully I just meant that left back is an area that isnt filled with a natural player there or hasnt been this season - and it hasnt caused a problem this season. She must be good if going straight into the first team.

Actually it did cause us some problem. Before a pre-season game I spoke with Vic and he said he would try to get a left back, because it was the position where the team was weak. Phillip did a job but was not a total sucess, Larkin took about 5 games to get used to it and Flaherty is not suited to it. Champ is definitely the best player there.

My point was that it would be easier to play in an Arsenal team rather than a lower team cos you have the majority superb players around you... I do think that there are a coupleof other players who benefit from the strength of the rest of the Arsenal team. Thats just my opinion...

You are not wrong , it is always easier to come into a winning succesful team than a poor performing one. Saying that I do not really think there are a lot of player that are carried by the team and go along for the ride because they have less quality. Not this season anyway. I mean 14 players were used for 83% of the games.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 29, 2007, 01:37:03 PM


can we shut up already about arsenals left back problems????? i thought this was a gossip column?? not a trainspotters column!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 29, 2007, 04:41:15 PM


can we shut up already about arsenals left back problems????? i thought this was a gossip column?? not a trainspotters column!

Yea stuff Arsenal fed up hearing about them......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on July 03, 2007, 07:44:23 PM
Kate Holtham to Leeds...... Tash Dowie to Everton...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 03, 2007, 09:14:12 PM
Tash Dowie to Everton...?
Arsenal should try to recruit she is a class player and she would be a great back-up for Fleeting.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on July 03, 2007, 11:42:30 PM


blackbun have reportedly got karen burke in trainig with them at the moment.......plus i heard a wild rumor that adam and kieran are off down to ondon to talk to several players this weekend.......i wonder who they could be???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Admin on July 03, 2007, 11:47:27 PM
Hmm..Ex Charlton by any chance :) Is Karen Burke still playing ?  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on July 03, 2007, 11:55:25 PM

yeah karen wants one more year.......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Admin on July 03, 2007, 11:59:58 PM
Good on her...you're never too old if you want it enough
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on July 04, 2007, 12:03:29 AM

if your good enough...ur young enough!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on July 04, 2007, 01:36:40 AM
Charlton to london teams I can see.. but all the way up to blackburn?... surely it would mean moving home and jobs.. it would ahve to be a special offer and that in itself is a worry.. wouldnt like to see a club overstretching themselves in the current climate..

Do players uproot and move cross country to be in a team?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 04, 2007, 11:12:50 AM
Charlton to london teams I can see.. but all the way up to blackburn?... surely it would mean moving home and jobs.. it would ahve to be a special offer and that in itself is a worry.. wouldnt like to see a club overstretching themselves in the current climate..

Do players uproot and move cross country to be in a team?


I think they just travel.  Julie Fleeting lives in Ayrshire but she flies down for the games as it's cheaper than living they're.  At the end of the games she's the first out the door to get that flight, ha....  Would be good if Tash was to join Everton I was trying to see on they're site but it's not working for some reason.  The entire thing is down not just the womans bit, ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on July 04, 2007, 11:22:43 AM
I think they just travel. 

what about training a couple of times a week though... hmmm odd situation and the traveling... oh well if it works then who am i to say :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 04, 2007, 12:44:14 PM
I think they just travel. 

what about training a couple of times a week though... hmmm odd situation and the traveling... oh well if it works then who am i to say :)

loads of the young England U19 and U21 are a the NPDC in Loughborough during the whole week and only join for games at the week-end.
Here is the list : Siobhan Chamberlain, Corinne Yortson, Katie Holtham, Michelle Evans, Bonnie Horwood, Karen Carney, Danii Bird, Jess Clarke , Gemma Davison, Jill Scott, Kylie Davies, Stephanie Houghton, Carly Telford, Sian Larkin, Jo Potter, Danielle Hill, Natasha Dowie, Natasha Hughes, Jayne Eadie, Faye McCoy, Sophie Bradley
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 04, 2007, 03:18:45 PM
I think they just travel. 

what about training a couple of times a week though... hmmm odd situation and the traveling... oh well if it works then who am i to say :)

loads of the young England U19 and U21 are a the NPDC in Loughborough during the whole week and only join for games at the week-end.
Here is the list : Siobhan Chamberlain, Corinne Yortson, Katie Holtham, Michelle Evans, Bonnie Horwood, Karen Carney, Danii Bird, Jess Clarke , Gemma Davison, Jill Scott, Kylie Davies, Stephanie Houghton, Carly Telford, Sian Larkin, Jo Potter, Danielle Hill, Natasha Dowie, Natasha Hughes, Jayne Eadie, Faye McCoy, Sophie Bradley


Ha Faye Macca, imagine being at college with her, mental....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 04, 2007, 07:55:38 PM
sad 2 see karen burke go. she can still deffo play think she was our lead scorer at leeds last season. jus wait c if we get any 2 replace nat n burkey
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on July 05, 2007, 02:39:24 PM
sad 2 see karen burke go. she can still deffo play think she was our lead scorer at leeds last season. jus wait c if we get any 2 replace nat n burkey

Yeah, Burkey a good player and should still be playing... I think that it was Lucy Ward who was top goalscorer with them last season.... according to the FA..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on July 16, 2007, 11:07:17 PM
Seems to be mainly younger players that are moving, other than Charlton playas.  Good luck to Sian at Chelsea.  Heard another of the younger arsenal players may go to Everton or Birmingham. Gemma Davison.  Dont know though.  Natasha Dowie and Jo Potter may go to Everton plus Houghton to join Scott.  Any other moves ??   
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 19, 2007, 07:54:29 AM
now natasha hughes has left charlton for donny. god are we gonna get more charlton players going. wunt mind a few 2 leeds now have 2 waitt now
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: protocol69 on July 19, 2007, 08:05:47 PM
Tash Dowie to Everton...?
Arsenal should try to recruit she is a class player and she would be a great back-up for Fleeting.

How can you call Natasha Dowie class! She is absolutely rubbish and it was Aluko that made her look good at Charlton by setting her up all the time. Even Hope Powell said it in her commentary for the FA Cup final in May. Why didn't she score more than one premier league goal in two seasons at Fulham.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 19, 2007, 09:25:24 PM
How can you call Natasha Dowie class! She is absolutely rubbish and it was Aluko that made her look good at Charlton by setting her up all the time. Even Hope Powell said it in her commentary for the FA Cup final in May. Why didn't she score more than one premier league goal in two seasons at Fulham.
I think Aluko is mono-dimensional, she does very well what she does but cannot do the other stuff as well.
Dowie is a far more intelligent player. WHat happened as Fulham is well documented.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on July 21, 2007, 12:18:07 PM
Belles - Pauline Hamill off to Hibs and Sarah Long back fom Leeds

Doncaster Rovers Belles striker Pauline Hamill has rejoined Scottish champions Hibernian.

Pauline had joined the Belles at the start of the 2005/06 season. She had a big impact at the club helping them to finish in fourth place in the FA Premier League, chipping in with 8 goals.

Pauline is probably one the most skilful player's to have ever worn the famous Belles shirt. She could produce a bit of magic on the ball out of nothing and was deadly from set-pieces with her cultured left foot. She will be remembered fondly by Belles followers for her many good goals and pieces of individual flair that lit up many a match.

Pauline is an experienced Scottish international with over 90 caps to her name to date, and we hope that she will go to acheive a 100 caps and beyond.

Manager John Buckley 'We are sad to see Pauline go but can understand her reasons for wanting to stay North of the border at this stage in her career. She has certainly been one of the best signings i have ever made and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her professionalism was second to none and many of our younger players have learnt how to conduct themselves better on and off the field from the senior players like Pauline and Vicky'.

Everyone at the club thanks Pauline for her efforts whilst at the club and wish her all the best for the coming season and in the future.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/newsitem.php3?ID=1568

Belles Re-Sign Owen

Doncaster Rovers Belles have today made their second signing of the summer by bringing in 20 year old attacker Sarah Owen from Leeds United.

Sarah has rejoined the club after spending the last two season's at Leeds United, where she failed to get many opportunities to show that she is well up to Premier League standard.

Sarah broke in to the Belles first team where she played alongside Karen Walker when she was only sixteen years old. Sarah made a big impression that season and will be looking to make a similar impact this season.

Manager John Buckley enthused 'I am convinced that Sarah has the right kind of attitude and has a great desire to be playing regular first team football after a couple of frustrating season's up at Leeds. Sarah is a fairly versatile player and will give me more attacking options to the squad. She can play anyhere across the front, whether it be as a striker or as a wide player'.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/newsitem.php3?ID=1567
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 21, 2007, 03:58:41 PM
So Hammy's back up to Hibs, oh well she'll have a little run in Europe for three games at least...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 22, 2007, 09:27:59 PM
Belles Re-Sign Owen

Doncaster Rovers Belles have today made their second signing of the summer by bringing in 20 year old attacker Sarah Owen from Leeds United.

Sarah has rejoined the club after spending the last two season's at Leeds United, where she failed to get many opportunities to show that she is well up to Premier League standard.

Sarah broke in to the Belles first team where she played alongside Karen Walker when she was only sixteen years old. Sarah made a big impression that season and will be looking to make a similar impact this season.

Manager John Buckley enthused 'I am convinced that Sarah has the right kind of attitude and has a great desire to be playing regular first team football after a couple of frustrating season's up at Leeds. Sarah is a fairly versatile player and will give me more attacking options to the squad. She can play anyhere across the front, whether it be as a striker or as a wide player'.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/newsitem.php3?ID=1567
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 25, 2007, 09:17:19 AM
Katie Holtham Joins Leeds

Leeds United today announced the signing of England U23 midfielder, Katie Holtham, who had has been chased for her signature by half of the women’s premier league.

Katie had previously played for Charlton, Bristol Academy and Lincoln City, and has been capped at England U17s, U19s, and U23s, as well as having been involved with the full England squad.

Katie is currently away with the U23 squad at the Nordic cup.

New Manager, Rick Passmoor, said: “I am looking forward to working with Katie; Katie is a tremendous player and there was a lot of interest from other clubs trying to sign her.

"When I joined Leeds, we identified areas that needed strengthened and therefore, we targeted certain players. Katie was one of these players and will strengthen the squad. She is strong, athletic and a good box to box midfield player.

"Although still young she has a few years experience of playing in the Premier League, International football and a cup final. Katie is hungry to be successful, to improve and learn and that’s the type of player we want playing for Leeds.

Katie Holtham added: “I was happy at Charlton and had no intention of leaving but when the women’s team was dropped, I had to look around for a new club.

"I took plenty of time to meet with other clubs, to hear their plans and what the manager would want from me. After speaking with Rick and Leanne (Hall) about their plans for the team over the next few years and how they thought they could make me a better player, it sounded just the challenge I needed.

"I wanted to join a club with a future and one which could be challenging for trophies. Leeds have some very talented players already at the club and I am relishing playing alongside players like Sue Smith.”

Katie continued: “I also spoke with Mel Vauvelle the chairperson as I didn’t want to be in the same position with Leeds that I had been with Charlton. However, I found that Leeds United Ladies don’t rely upon the men’s club at all and are totally self-funding.

"They also have some big announcements to make soon, which sound great for women’s football and show how ambitious the club are. It also means I will be able to train regularly with my club side without too much travelling.

"My ultimate goal is to win things and push my way into the full England squad and playing for Leeds should give me every opportunity to do that.”
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 25, 2007, 07:48:59 PM
this is d best news. she is 1 of the players i wanted at leeds. woohoo im well happy. haha arsenal were cuming 2 get ya haha well look forward new season now
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 27, 2007, 11:24:53 PM
Carly Telford has joined Leeds..who also have another good signing to reveal I believe....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 27, 2007, 11:31:32 PM
isnt she one d england keepers infact aint she jus be wi u23s.
havent wi jus got nicola hobbs.
god how many keepers do we want
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 27, 2007, 11:40:10 PM
Yes she's a top keeper as long as she can stay free from injuries as she's had some injury problems so far with things like broken shoulders (I think)...Nicola Hobbs is a good keeper too so Leeds should be sorted in that department now...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 27, 2007, 11:43:45 PM
so whats happen gemma fay anybody know???
i presume last yr we were short in keeper department but now we got plenty d sound
im jus look up on carly
cant wait 4 sunday c who we actually got.
im happy katie holtham signed so i guess its look good 4 us
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 28, 2007, 11:02:15 AM
Telford could be England number 1 soon, that's a great sigining for Leeds.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 28, 2007, 04:37:23 PM
Still not a cheap out of Everton.  I wonder what is happening there....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on July 28, 2007, 08:35:36 PM
Stef Houghton has signed for Leeds too she will be playing tomorrow in their friendly no doubt...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 28, 2007, 08:40:58 PM
Thanks Wiganite....I'd heard she was considering Everton too....Looks like Leeds on a roll
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 28, 2007, 08:51:36 PM
Still not a cheap out of Everton.  I wonder what is happening there....
Same at Arsenal : we are kicking out bucketloads of youngsters and no one comes in to replace them.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on July 29, 2007, 12:48:41 AM
Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain from Bristol and midfielder Jess Smith from Charlton
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on July 29, 2007, 08:25:21 AM
well chealsea are looking dangerous. they are deffo gunna have a gd year
arsenal
leeds
everton
chelsea
blackburn
are  gunna b d teams 2 aim for the top 2 looks like it will b a real battle
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 29, 2007, 04:09:05 PM
Stef Houghton has signed for Leeds too she will be playing tomorrow in their friendly no doubt...

So she's off to Leeds, ha.  Oh well she was always going to go somewhere but I thought she might have been tempted to go to Everton being in Europe.  it's strange that so many players leave that club yet so few join...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on July 31, 2007, 08:58:13 PM
I went to do the preston team pic today and was surprised to see blackburn rovers sometimes captain and right back sian payne in the squad...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 31, 2007, 09:58:55 PM
Three other moves I have seen recently... Nicky de le Salle from Chelsea to Bristol Academy, Gwennan Harries from Cardiff to Academy and Marie Hourihan .back to Watford from Fulham.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 31, 2007, 10:09:53 PM
Quite an interesting transfer window this year, loads of England and England youth international changing clubs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: becky09 on July 31, 2007, 10:24:46 PM
seems to be more action in the womens premier league than the mens league!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on July 31, 2007, 11:35:10 PM
I heard dowie and potter were signing for Everton but no news yet. Potter's injured so maybe that one will be delayed.  :-\   
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on August 01, 2007, 07:18:46 AM
One other move I saw was Jessica Fishlock from Cardiff to Bristol Academy- now 4-5 Welsh internationals in the Academy team
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 01, 2007, 09:40:31 AM
seems to be more action in the womens premier league than the mens league!
it is easier as well as there are no contract to break and no transfer fee to be negociated but it makes it a good season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 01, 2007, 09:43:31 AM
I heard dowie and potter were signing for Everton but no news yet. Potter's injured so maybe that one will be delayed.  :-\   

Oh well that will be interesting, they'll have to rush if they want to play in Europe though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 01, 2007, 10:04:19 AM
it was great watch leeds against preston, we had a few other players 1 who i recognised but cant remember her name. carly, katie and steph were all playing which was niice 2 see.
looks like after that game wow.
amanda barr, sue smith and lucy ward were all on fire power too which was good 2 c. infact amanda scored a classic
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: davec on August 01, 2007, 03:41:39 PM
im surprised everton havent made any signings yet, especially with so many otehr clubs around us strengthening there squads, chelsea have brought in alot of quality young players in larkin etc, and expreienced players also in stoney, aluko and smith, leeds have made 3 great signings also, telford, houghton and holtham, hopefully everton will get a few new faces in, potter and dowie would be very good signings in my opinion, i guess we'll have to wait and see where they decide to go.  has ashlee hincks left charlton? ive not ehard anything, she is also a very good young player, one for the future
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 02, 2007, 12:30:27 AM
leeds have confirmed d signings ofCarly Telford and Nicola Hobbs as well as Carly Ward & Georgie Adams.
  the last 2 i dont real know bout so any1 tell me bout em
 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 02, 2007, 10:44:30 AM
Chelsea and Leeds are buying every available player on the market  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on August 02, 2007, 11:28:49 AM
Chelsea and Leeds are buying every available player on the market  :o

makes a change from Arsenal doesnt it....?  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 02, 2007, 12:08:56 PM
Arsenal does not buy a lot 2 players last summer and 3 the previous one includin one that was not really as good as the rest of the squad IMO.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: wiganite on August 02, 2007, 12:56:13 PM
Arsenal does not buy a lot 2 players last summer and 3 the previous one includin one that was not really as good as the rest of the squad IMO.

yeah you right Arsenal just buy the top players in the country just not lots of them!! England, Wales, Ireland, Scottish captains plus the rest of the England squad...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 02, 2007, 01:01:40 PM
Quality over quantity because it is difficult to improve the squad and there is no point in bringing in player with less quality except blocking the path for youngsters form the academy. That's what happened two seasons ago with one player who did not stay long luckily enough.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Laura on August 11, 2007, 06:51:11 PM
According to today’s Everton programme Everton have definitely signed Jo Potter and are closing in on signing Natasha Dowie  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 11, 2007, 07:17:30 PM
Form what I understood tats is abroad with the Everton squad but I did not see her in the team sheet form the uEFA
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 11, 2007, 09:08:17 PM
Thanks for the gossip Laura !!  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 12, 2007, 11:48:49 AM
According to today’s Everton programme Everton have definitely signed Jo Potter and are closing in on signing Natasha Dowie  :)

On the teams sheets for UEFA Cup games both player are listed in the Everton squad but I don't think they are out here...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Laura on August 12, 2007, 08:46:20 PM
I think Jo's injured so that's probably why she's not been playing
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 13, 2007, 12:26:03 PM
I think Jo's injured so that's probably why she's not been playing

Nether of the players are listed on team sheets UEFA put up on they're site so looks like they have a long wait for their debuts, ha....  Maybe October even....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 13, 2007, 07:30:08 PM
whats mikeala howell like dat was at chesea last season. jus looked at leeds website n shes join us in september. i saw her other wk n was impressed
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 13, 2007, 07:39:51 PM
She is quite skillfull technically, was not a regular there though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 13, 2007, 09:42:08 PM
i saw her and was very impressed now im glad she is joining
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 13, 2007, 11:03:43 PM
Kay Hawke the blackburn and nearly england goalkeeper has joined Lincoln... thats what I would call a bit of a shock.. :(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 13, 2007, 11:12:42 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 13, 2007, 11:40:04 PM
oops i usually put.. SOURCE : www.womenssoccerscene.co.uk
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 14, 2007, 07:56:34 AM
isnt that a bit of a step down want she at blackburn..
guess they had replace nicola hobbs n they did wi a perfect signing
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 14, 2007, 11:22:06 AM
two words about kay hawke...........KER CHING! ££££££££££££££££
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 11:26:12 AM
Yes the Fairgame piece did read a little that way didn't it !!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chats17 on August 14, 2007, 03:20:55 PM
two words about kay hawke...........KER CHING! ££££££££££££££££

i'm as shocked as anyone.. erm.. but yes ker ching haha
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 14, 2007, 03:22:56 PM
Can't blame her though eh? All the best to her I say :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 14, 2007, 04:14:51 PM
Does she get the whole 10 000£ ? To be fair it makes 192 a week which is nothing compared to John Terry alleged 131 000 a week.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: jeff on August 14, 2007, 05:30:15 PM
Lincoln have been on the lookout for a keeper since 1st Maslin left for Forest and then Hobbs went to Leeds, knowing the ladyimps chairman and manager as well as I do there has been a lot of money changing hands. Since ex Lincoln City mens chairman Ray Trew starting investing Lincoln have had a great deal of money at there disposal they are now known as the Chelsea of the Northern Premier. Highest wage bill in Ladies football after Arsenal. They have been trying to buy the league for a long time - since I was a coach there. Wonder why people do not want to go there???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on August 14, 2007, 05:39:59 PM
Does she get the whole 10 000£ ? To be fair it makes 192 a week which is nothing compared to John Terry alleged 131 000 a week.

Don't forget the tax man also wants his slice. This can eat away at £131,000 per week quite substantially.  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 06:20:49 PM
I'd be very surprised to hear of any top flight footballers paying much tax....They all use offshore accounts and deals with clubs to avoid that sort of thing...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 14, 2007, 06:22:20 PM
Absolutely, they are clever enough and manage to protect it with image rights manipulations and other stuffs
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on August 14, 2007, 06:28:33 PM
I'd be very surprised to hear of any top flight footballers paying much tax....They all use offshore accounts and deals with clubs to avoid that sort of thing...

Crafty devils! Makes me even less sympathetic with them.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 07:57:16 PM
Lincoln have been on the lookout for a keeper since 1st Maslin left for Forest and then Hobbs went to Leeds, knowing the ladyimps chairman and manager as well as I do there has been a lot of money changing hands. Since ex Lincoln City mens chairman Ray Trew starting investing Lincoln have had a great deal of money at there disposal they are now known as the Chelsea of the Northern Premier. Highest wage bill in Ladies football after Arsenal. They have been trying to buy the league for a long time - since I was a coach there. Wonder why people do not want to go there???

Thanks for the post Jeff....Knowing that some of the Northern Prem teams operate on very limited budgets (or sometimes no budget !) it's a bit of a surprise that they haven't made it to the top league yet then....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 14, 2007, 10:28:26 PM

Blackburn rovers have signed u23 goalkeeper....nicola hobbs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 10:34:44 PM
Is that the same Nicola Hobbs that supposed to have signed for Leeds ? As if I wasn't confused enough already !  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 14, 2007, 10:37:16 PM
 yep!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 10:43:22 PM
Aha !  :D Well thats an excellent replacement for Kay Hawke then....well done..she may now be the one knocking on the England door instead of Kay next season now she is with Blacklburn
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 14, 2007, 10:48:23 PM
total shocked now. confused whats going on. dont think she played 4 us at leeds in any friendlies
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on August 14, 2007, 10:49:38 PM
Leeds signed another keeper didn't they ? Just remind me who it was again ?

Carly Telford....I'll answer my own question as I've just remembered !  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 14, 2007, 10:56:30 PM
well guess she didnt like leeds.  weve got englands carly telford anyhow so were ok
jus look at leeds site she was in team.
howeer leanne hall may cum back when she gets through injury so maybe they wait 4 dat 2
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 14, 2007, 11:14:59 PM
nicola hbbs...will be a great signing....i cant wait to see her in action...blackburn look very strong this year..there preseason reults have been outstanding......i cant wait for sunday!!!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on August 14, 2007, 11:25:38 PM
hows nat preston n karen burke doing up there may pop up sunday n c em
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 14, 2007, 11:44:24 PM
I am photographing the game on sunday :)  Blackburn v Cardiff
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 15, 2007, 12:30:58 AM

blackburn have signed welsh captain katie williams from tranmere rovers
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 15, 2007, 12:34:54 AM

so...blackburn players in: natalie preston, karen burke, stacey daniels, michelle walton, nicki harding, nicola hobbs, katie williams.

   blackburn players out: kay hawke, anisha bateman, vicki eastwood, sarah maccrea, sian payne.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 15, 2007, 12:36:15 AM

2 more signings are still in negotiations.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 20, 2007, 03:12:23 PM
Lincoln have been on the lookout for a keeper since 1st Maslin left for Forest and then Hobbs went to Leeds, knowing the ladyimps chairman and manager as well as I do there has been a lot of money changing hands. Since ex Lincoln City mens chairman Ray Trew starting investing Lincoln have had a great deal of money at there disposal they are now known as the Chelsea of the Northern Premier. Highest wage bill in Ladies football after Arsenal. They have been trying to buy the league for a long time - since I was a coach there. Wonder why people do not want to go there???

I do wish ex  second string coaches of the Lincoln City Ladies F.C. reserve squad - who had little or no input or consultation with either the committe or the 1st team squad at Lincoln - would refrain from posting views on subjects about which they profess to know much, but in fact know very little, on public websites. You know the old saying "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" - perfect example!

"Knowing the ladyimps chairman and manager as well as I do there has been a lot of money changing hands" says Jeff. What an absolute load of bilge. Jeff cannot know me very well (and he does not) if he is prepared to spout banal rumour-mongering drivle like this about me and a club he was once involved with in public! Jeff should be ashamed of himself, look deeply into himself for a moment as a middle-aged man who is supposed to be of sound judgement - and once he has done so I sincerely hope that upon reflection he will find it within himself to feel extremely embarrassed!

Every club has a flow of players in and out during both the closed season and season proper.  Players come and go from all clubs for many reasons, and Lincoln is no different. Since the middle of last season Lincoln have signed - if I am not mistaken - four players who are staying with the squad this season. We have only 7 dayd - if I am not mistaken - 3 players during the summer, one of whom has come to us - Kay Hawke. I am presently in negotiations with one more player, and may well talk to one or two others during the early part of the season to give Lincoln depth as well as strength. Lincoln Have retained all their key players bar 2 from last season, both of whom have been replaced with either a player from another club or an up-and-coming youngster who has worked herself into the squad on merit alone! Lincoln do pay their players, because all money from our sponsors, which doesn't go to running the club itself is spent on players and not coaching staff. We have a policyto pay our players, and as our sponsorship and our income stream increases, we will endevour to pay them more - but only if we can. We have a vision in our club that we will one day be able to turn many of our players fully professional - I would hope that this is a vision worthy of praise rather than unhelpful rumour and name-calling. Jeff's comments above warrant no merit whatsoever, and what on earth he is doing coming on this site and posting material that surely reads as if it should have emanated from the mind of one of the younger members of this forum, I just cannot imagine!

With best wishes to all - and players - have a fantastic season!

Geoff Adams - chairman Lincoln City LFC
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 20, 2007, 04:10:53 PM
We have a vision in our club that we will one day be able to turn many of our players fully professional - I would hope that this is a vision worthy of praise rather than ---- 8< -------

Yes it is. I think everyone on this site has a desire to see the game grow and to be honest every little bit helps.. The game needs money and exposure, I am guessing one comes after the other.  The word is that Lincoln have money. How it started I don't know but it was mentioned more than once (by fans not officials) on Sunday at the Blackburn game.  I think the original press release of the Kay Hawke signing and the mention of big sponsorship money in the same has fueled this particular flame. Why having money is seen as a bad thing I have no idea..

Having seen (and photographed) Kay play many times I know you have a great signing there. I wish Lincoln and Kay all the best for this season :)

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 20, 2007, 07:24:18 PM
two words about kay hawke...........KER CHING! ££££££££££££££££
lol - as the person who dealt with the transfer of Kay Hawke from Blackburn to Lincoln City - although I have never and will never go into details of these private negotiations, or indeed into details of how much any player from our club gets in terms of money - I think it is safe enough for me to say that during the whole of my negotiations with Kay, Ker Ching was never once at the forefront of our discussions. Far from it - it was the structure of the club, the club's future and the girls who she would be playing with that were always the major topics of conversation. Ker ching was at no point an overriding factor in my talks with this player - unlike it was with some who were in the end not invited to play at our club. Kay is a propper footballer, not a money grabber I can assure you  - and Lincoln are very pleased to have brought her into our squad!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 20, 2007, 07:44:01 PM
We have a vision in our club that we will one day be able to turn many of our players fully professional - I would hope that this is a vision worthy of praise rather than ---- 8< -------

Yes it is. I think everyone on this site has a desire to see the game grow and to be honest every little bit helps.. The game needs money and exposure, I am guessing one comes after the other.  The word is that Lincoln have money. How it started I don't know but it was mentioned more than once (by fans not officials) on Sunday at the Blackburn game.  I think the original press release of the Kay Hawke signing and the mention of big sponsorship money in the same has fueled this particular flame. Why having money is seen as a bad thing I have no idea..

Having seen (and photographed) Kay play many times I know you have a great signing there. I wish Lincoln and Kay all the best for this season :)



Thank you - much appreciated! I agree, money is no bad thing, especially when used in the correct way it can be of great benefit to the sport. The thing that irritates me is that we are not the biggest spenders in the Premier League, there are several National Division sides who I'm convinced spend more than us, in yet when we make a signing of any significance we seem to be regularly labeled as the 'Chelsea' of the Northern division and accused of trying to 'buy the League'. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have a budget, a budget we carefully control, and if we can use that budget to pay the players to the benefit of themselves and/or points in the table for the club, well we're just doing what every other club at the top of women's football does or hopes to do, and we are doing the best by our sponsors too!!!!!. Each club has their own way of going about things, and I hear very few complaints coming via way of the Lincoln dressing room, and to be honest that's all that really counts to me. It erks me when people insinuate that there is some hidden agenda or story lying behind the club that prevents players from wanting to come to our club despite being offered huge wedges - IT'S JUST NOT TRUE! It doesn't really bother me some of the things that are said on the sidelines of a football match, you're going to get that all the time - what does concern me is when somebody who was involved with our club for a while, and who should know better, comes onto a forum like this with ridiculous comments and statements such as those which have been made by Jeff about our club. That is why I have taken the time out to reply - anyway...

The point I agree with you most on - Kay is indeed a great player and is without question a great signing for our club - thank you for your kind words! In the same vein, I wish Nic Hobbs and Blackburn much luck and success for the rest of the season! :)

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 20, 2007, 11:21:03 PM

borin.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 21, 2007, 08:50:14 AM

borin.

Sorry bout that, but the truth sometimes is... let us hope that this website doesn't work for the sake of it by the old adage 'never let the truth get in the way of a good story'! I'm a writer and journalist myself, and trust me, it's following that favourite saying of some journalists which gets really borin in the long term, it takes all the guts out of a really good story that's true if you surround it by untruth :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: jeff on August 22, 2007, 12:53:03 PM
First of all Geoff I would like to answer your first quote:

I do wish ex  second string coaches of the Lincoln City Ladies F.C. reserve squad - who had little or no input or consultation with either the committe or the 1st team squad at Lincoln - would refrain from posting views on subjects about which they profess to know much, but in fact know very little, on public websites. You know the old saying "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" - perfect example!


My footballing experience:

Youth football - QPR and Charlton (released by both) - Represented London and Home counties until age 17
Semi Professional footballer for 12 years - Clubs Kingstonian, Sutton Utd and Bodmin Town
Represented Royal Navy and Combined Services for 6 years
Coached Girls football from Under 12 - Under 15 at Bourne Town and Grantham Town
Passed FA Level 2 coaching course 2004
Was invited by Lincoln Reserve Team Manager and First Team Manager to assist with Reserves.
Was regularly involved in consultations along with Reserve team manager and first team manager in available players.
Attended 2 trial sessions in which my opinion was sought on players abilities

That is my footballing experience, which is not bad for a second string coach.
List your footballing attributes in your reply.

Secondly when I moved on I wrote a 2 page letter to you to explain my reasons for stepping down, I am still waiting after nearly 8 months for the face to face meeting that you wanted. You totally ignored/avoided me when our paths crossed on 2 occasions, I made a point of speaking to the 1st team manager and assistant and players and physio and secretary of Lincoln. Nothing was said to me. I have spoken to people involved with Lincoln quite regularly over the past 2 weeks, nothing has been said.

Whether you pay your players or buy the league is of no concern to me, I have my view and I will not say anything that is either malicious or slanderous, I will also tell people directly, not publicly if I have a problem with them. As you know. You have my e-mail address, you decided not to contact me with the explanations that you told me that you had, so you resort to bad mouthing publicly. I have no ill-feeling towards Lincoln City or its coaching staff or its players at all, I wish them all the success that they deserve but for you to come out and ry to make me look stupid I find quite insulting. Are you talking on behalf of Lincoln City or are you using this as  a shield to hide behind. The truth hurts
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 01:30:22 PM
Jeff

I have absolutely no need or wish to engage in some public argument with you - you have my views regarding your comments about myself and the club on here, and I will stand by them. Neither do I have the need or wish to reply to long winded emails with coaches who leave the club and who are obviously dissatisfied, but also raise questions regarding the running of a club which they have ceased to be a part of - why should I. I do not "bad mouth" you in public because you wrote to me, I reply to your post on here only - had you not written it, you would not have heard from me! If nothing has been said to you regarding your remarks on this website before, then I have said them now, after one of our more exasperated players made me aware of them. I felt the need to put the record straight regarding your comments on here, and if needs be, I shall do so again. Hopefully there will, from now on, be no need for me to do so. I would simply ask you in future to be more factual regarding comments you post on websites if you are going to write about Lincoln, and not write them in a way that creates false impressions and encourages false rumour. Whether or not I talk to you at football matches is a concern for me - if I choose not to, that is my choice! Why it should worry you so much I really don't know! If you continue to make statements on websites that in my view are incorrect and do the club a disservice, then you can expect to be pulled up by me as publicly as you make those statements - the best way by which to avoid all this is to simply not make inaccurate and misleading statements in public.

As far as your footballing experience is concerned - I tell it as I see it, from the point of view of someone involved with Lincoln City. I couldn't care less what experience you have as footballer previously. You were a father of a footballer with our club and helped out with the reserve squad as such. You had no experience or connection with our first team, let alone the committee whose activities you seem, by your original post, to be so familiar with. You helped another coach with the reserve team but were in no way charged with the day to day functions of that squad - therefore, as far as I am concerned, you were second string, as I said. Your previous footballing experience is irrelevant to me, and I do not have to engage in explanation with you or anybody else regarding any past or present experience I may or may not have, least of all on this website.

You have obviously had time to reflect on what I have said, which is why you have come back to me with this reply, that is good! What I would ask you, kindly, to do from now on is simply refrain from posting up comments on football forums - or anywhere - that are factually untrue and obviously hurtful to Lincoln City Ladies F.C., for whatever reason you may have been doing this till now. "I have no ill-feeling towards Lincoln City or its coaching staff or its players at all, I wish them all the success that they deserve". If that is true, then you will refrain from posting up material on public forums which obviously does a disservice to the club and its staff and players. That being done, it will, frankly, please me immensely if I were never to converse with you again.

I don't know what you are getting at when you say "using this as a shield to hide behind" - and frankly, if I'm honest, I really don't care! But to answer your question, I speak on behalf of myself only, and not the club!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: jeff on August 22, 2007, 02:11:46 PM
Number 1 I have not reflected on anything, I do not spend every day on the internet and I have only just read your reply.
I replied to a string left by someone else - I did not start the string or "rumours".
On the reply to the e-mail I sent you when I left you did in fact answer me in a long winded fashion otherwise the e-mail that I am reading that is saved on my computer was sent by someone else. To be precise Geoff it is 5 paragraphs long and with your answers to every question that I asked you.
In fact so everyone gets the picture when the previous chairman left the club, who by the way was absolutely brilliant, there was a position left on the board that was a difficult position to fill. You was the only candidate and you was voted into the positon. I apologise if I am wrong but a committee member told me that was what happened - I apologise now if I am wrong.
It does not worry me that you do not talk to me at matches but as you said in your e-mail "when we get together I can explain fully your concerns" , you wrote that not me, so I thought you might have the decency to do what you said you were going to do.
And lastly you did not have any input into the training sessions that were put on and you do not have a clue what was spoken about between the first team manager and reserve manager - along with the their assistants, I have never said at all that I was charged in the day to day running of the club, you implied that, I merely said my opinion was sought.

And finally your quote "You were a father of a footballer with our club and helped out with the reserve squad as such", Nearly 2 seasons of travelling up and down the country, doing team talks, running the side when the reserve team manager was not available - remember Everton December last year and your exact reason why YOU asked ME personally to take the team that day. Winning the league with the reserve squad and taking them along with the reserve team manager into the highest league that they could play in, paying referees (was reimbursed - thank you), given a team tracksuit and being asked by the first team manager to run some sessions in his absence. Thats a lot of help for just a father of a footballer.

I also speak on behalf of myself.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 02:29:37 PM
And you have the club's thanks for all your input and help during your time with us! If I replied to you regarding your concerns upon leaving the club, well I don't remember that, but hay ho, I hope it was as satisfactory as could be! As for my election to chairman of the club, I agree with you that the previous chairman was indeed excellent! But disagree with you that I was the only candidate for the position when he left, there were others. I stepped in at the request of others as the chap with the most experience etc, then was elected unanimously without contest at the last agm. Good god, why am I explaining all this. With respect, you now just need to refrain from circulating half-baked or untrue info on websites that does disservice to the club and, as I indicated before, we need not talk again. I stand by my previous post and replies to you, and hopefully I will not feel the need to put the record straight again!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 22, 2007, 04:11:28 PM

go on jeff!!! this is brill! i love a good 'story'!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 04:20:30 PM

go on jeff!!! this is brill! i love a good 'story'!

 >:( Silence in the gallery, or I shall have you thrown out of court! :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 22, 2007, 04:23:15 PM
haha....

i just love a good slanging match! oh the joys of football.....lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 04:32:06 PM
yep, nowt better than a couple of grizzled old fishwives scratching and biting lumps out of each other with a large crowd forming round for 20 minutes of noisy entertainment. Bet you'd be right there in the front row  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on August 22, 2007, 04:41:49 PM
nah mate! id be in the middle with my grandmothers big wooden spoon, mixing it right up!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 04:52:39 PM
nah mate! id be in the middle with my grandmothers big wooden spoon, mixing it right up!

hehehehehehe ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: becky09 on August 22, 2007, 04:55:03 PM
i have to say i do come and check to see whats been said next between you boys! it is entertaining  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 04:58:54 PM
i have to say i do come and check to see whats been said next between you boys! it is entertaining  ;D

Now now, you should learn to have a little pity in your heart for the middle-aged and more cantancerous members of this fine forum! And not laugh so loud when one of our bath-chairs falls over in the heat of a grey haired spat ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: jeff on August 22, 2007, 05:03:08 PM
We all have our opinions we all have views we all have our own insight into events. I certainly do not spread rumours or gossip. I do reply to other posts with my views that is what a forum is for, or so I believe. I have no malice towards anyone or anything, believe me life is to short, but I will still say what I think either to peoples faces or on a forum - preferably discussed face to face (I said discuss not argue).

See you in 3 weeks
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 05:15:08 PM
We all have our opinions we all have views we all have our own insight into events. I certainly do not spread rumours or gossip. I do reply to other posts with my views that is what a forum is for, or so I believe. I have no malice towards anyone or anything, believe me life is to short, but I will still say what I think either to peoples faces or on a forum - preferably discussed face to face (I said discuss not argue).

See you in 3 weeks

As you wish -and if I must, but you do have my full permission to ignore me if you wish, trust me I won't take offence. I help run Lincoln City Ladies Football Club for pleasure, and it gives me no pleasure to pull people up in public, but the sort of thing you have come out with on this forum I'm afraid warranted the response it was given - because of your previous position with the club someone might have actually taken you seriously. If I can find 5 minutes on the 13th to talk to you I will, If I choose not to then I'm afraid you'll just have to find someone else to talk to - capiche!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: jeff on August 22, 2007, 05:26:03 PM
The correct spelling in Italian is capisce, from the verb capire ("to understand"). This particular form means "you understand" (formal), and of course it would be used in a question: Capisce? -- "Do you understand?"

Arrivederci
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 22, 2007, 05:37:25 PM
Well, that's interesting to read   
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on August 22, 2007, 06:00:26 PM
The correct spelling in Italian is capisce, from the verb capire ("to understand"). This particular form means "you understand" (formal), and of course it would be used in a question: Capisce? -- "Do you understand?"

Arrivederci

Well hopefully your English is as good as your Italian, and you have a good understanding of all that I have said to you! And hopefully you can take a hint too and in future act on public message boards and/or elsewhere with the decorum and restraint of tongue both our ages - and in your case the former trust of Lincoln City Ladies F.C. - require! And if you do choose to speak, beware that those you speak about are usually in one form or another listening and reserve the right to answer you and set the record straight in the same forum of conversation, as they would wish!

And as for 13th September - as your Italian is so very good - I will take it that you do indeed capire  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on September 15, 2007, 03:18:28 PM
Everton's Faye McCoy has signed for Liverpool.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: kenneth angus on November 07, 2007, 08:13:09 PM
So maybe Arsenal cannot count on Chapman being available.  :D
At least Anita Asante could get a game next season that way.
from america to norway to england uder 23 to england then to  your team in london
positioun  9 -7-11 or centre mid field as we speak in deby with england under 23 training
how much of this is just rumor
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on November 07, 2007, 08:29:39 PM
 ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Oldship30 on November 07, 2007, 08:31:57 PM
???


Glad it wasn't just me that didn't follow  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on November 07, 2007, 08:34:23 PM
From what I get it's about Becky Angus going to Arsenal ?
I would be happy with it though, but I would be very surprised if it did happen as she is cup tied for the UEFA Cup.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 08, 2007, 11:36:58 AM
From what I get it's about Becky Angus going to Arsenal ?
I would be happy with it though, but I would be very surprised if it did happen as she is cup tied for the UEFA Cup.

Well lets see if she does, though I wouldn't imagine she would say much about it if a move is in early stages....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: kenneth angus on November 08, 2007, 07:54:18 PM
its not about this uefa cup
if your guess is right it would it will be about the next ten uefa cups
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Alan on November 08, 2007, 08:49:23 PM
Now then Kenneth Angus - are you a Middlesbrough supporter? (leading question) and if the answer is yes, are you related to any other Boro supporter on here with a slightly similar name?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on November 08, 2007, 09:13:52 PM
its not about this uefa cup
if your guess is right it would it will be about the next ten uefa cups

Considering how fragile women's football seems to be. Ten years is an awful long time for any club.  ;)

You might know more than anybody, but I thought Becky was signed to Kolbotn for two years. So she might not be free to go anywhere. Things can change of course, but I don't think they should or will be discussed here. In my opinion.  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on November 09, 2007, 12:10:34 PM
You might know more than anybody, but I thought Becky was signed to Kolbotn for two years. So she might not be free to go anywhere.

You are right, I don't know if they do transfer in womens' footie like they do in men's footie ?? 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: kenneth angus on November 10, 2007, 10:54:14 PM
From what I get it's about Becky Angus going to Arsenal ?
I would be happy with it though, but I would be very surprised if it did happen as she is cup tied for the UEFA Cup.

what a goal, best of the game if only england forwards could finish like that
imagine with that type of finishing england10-belorussia 0,
any real gossip you will be first to know,
stand by for future developments
regards Insider
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: becky09 on November 11, 2007, 12:03:37 PM
i can confirm i am extremly happy at Kolbotn and plan on seeing me 2 year contract through.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: BillyBoy on November 12, 2007, 11:26:40 PM
i can confirm i am extremly happy at Kolbotn and plan on seeing me 2 year contract through.

Another exclusive 'scoop' for this forum.  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on November 26, 2007, 02:55:02 AM
Additional to the possibility that Bente Nordby might join Olympique, the French football site Foot69.fr also mentiones Malmö's Caroline Jönsson as a Lyon target in their search for goalkeeper to replace their injured Véronique Pons. But this would prove much more complicated, as Jönsson is tied to Malmö until the 2009 season.


Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on November 28, 2007, 09:10:27 PM
not sure if this has been on but i hear  hobbs has left blackburn
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on December 01, 2007, 07:38:44 PM
I havent seen Rebecca Angus play.  Would she want to sit on the Arsenal Bench, is she going to play instead of Yankey, Carney , Sanderson very unlikely. No players will play instead of those three!!!! 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on December 19, 2007, 10:00:10 AM
I don't know if it is a wind-up but someone told me an England Youth player is going to ply her trade in the USA next season. I did not get her name though...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 19, 2007, 07:33:01 PM
I don't know if it is a wind-up but someone told me an England Youth player is going to ply her trade in the USA next season. I did not get her name though...

Well that could be just about anyone really...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Geoff on December 20, 2007, 02:30:15 PM
not sure if this has been on but i hear  hobbs has left blackburn

She is now a Blue Nose - and the very best of luck to her from us all here at Lincoln!
Title: new Arsenal player
Post by: shlj on March 03, 2008, 06:35:27 AM
Arsenal have signed a new player named Little with squad number 16 yesterday against Leeds
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sleepysara13 on March 03, 2008, 10:59:20 AM
not sre if its true like sum1 mention hibs in regards to little but i may have just been listen loads stories, she seamed do ok
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 03, 2008, 11:08:32 AM
It must be Kim Little then, not a bad signing then.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 03, 2008, 11:23:28 AM
I heard about Little being signed to Arsenal just for the season owing to the absence of Chapman.  Also heard that one of the others is considering other options next season.  Anyone heard any additional info on that one?  Not sure exactly who it is tho?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on March 03, 2008, 01:15:22 PM
The player I would like to see come to Arsenal is Kim Little from Hibernian. She is really young but has a big future in the game.
It looks like the player John wanted to join Arsenal has joined. It's a great signing if she has joined. Vic appears to be following Arsene Wenger is signing young wonderkids.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 03, 2008, 04:34:46 PM
Anyone know anything about kim little,  I only know she plays for Hibs!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footiechick on March 03, 2008, 05:33:39 PM
How do transfers work in the womens game? Can a player transfer clubs at anytime or is there a window?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 03, 2008, 05:42:29 PM
I think the end of the window is end of March.
So it's like June to March... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on March 03, 2008, 05:49:13 PM
I read somewhere that the transfer deadline was last Friday, the end of February. Players seem to change clubs at will at any time from May 31st to the end of February. Not sure if loans are possible. I think you can also have dual registrations where a player can play in two different leagues over a season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footiechick on March 03, 2008, 07:16:47 PM
Thanx for answering my question  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: kenneth angus on March 03, 2008, 09:55:13 PM
yes loans are possible if both clubs agree and the players club does not intimidate thier player then the loan can go through amicably
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on March 03, 2008, 11:44:54 PM
Well speculation yesterday and today has concerned young Scottish International, Kim Little and whether she has followed Julie Fleeting in joining English club side Arsenal to ply her trade.

The Scottish Football Association’s website lists Kim’s club as Arsenal LFC, on its player list (see link below). I think that confirms it once and for all.

When you hear these possible signings, you always want the concrete prove to confirm it one way or another but unfortunately, in women’s football it’s not exactly easy to come by.

I, like most people south of the border have limited knowledge of Kim’s exploits. I know she is a prolific goalscorer in the Scottish league and is tipped by many respected faces in Scottish football to be a top quality player in the making. One thing is for sure, you have to be a special talent to have achieved full honours at her tender age.

What I found interesting to note is the SFA list her as a forward but going by the articles written about her, she’s more of an attacking midfielder by trade. I wonder whether Vic’s plan is to play her on the flanks or more centrally and push Kelly upfront? Only time will tell on that one.

A benefit of this signing is, assuming she follows Julie is staying in Scotland, she’ll have company on the plane home after matches.

As mentioned earlier today by Gooner, I did suggest a while back that Kim would be a good addition to the Arsenal squad. I’m glad Vic read my post and acted upon it… hahaha.

For the record, Kim turns eighteen on 29 June.

Arsenal fans wanting to see our new signing in action will have to wait a while as Kim’s scheduled to fly to Cyprus with the rest of the Scottish squad to play in a number of matches in the Cyprus Cup against teams such as USA, Holland and Canada. Details of the tournament detailed here: http://www.fairgamemagazine.co.uk/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=4722.

See link for Kim’s listing as a fully fledged Gunner:
http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scotland_squads.cfm?squadid=2&curpageid=849 – The squad list.
http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/player_details.cfm?playerid=41216&squadid=2 – Brief player details.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on March 04, 2008, 09:32:51 AM
I'm surprised Kim Little is moving south so soon.  She must have a college place set up for herself.  Another blow for Hibs who don't seem to be doing that well at the moment....

I also noticed that Ifeoma Dieke doesn't seem to have a club listed though I'm pretty sure Jennifer Beattie is at Celtic
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 04, 2008, 10:04:30 AM
Another quality attacking player  :)
I would have thought a defensive midfielder to replace Chapman could have been useful as well.
We have a good youngster who can play well  there, but they 
At least we will now be able to bring two attacking options as subs in a game between Yankey, Carney, Smith, Sanderson, Fleeting, Davison and Little.


 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 04, 2008, 10:57:04 AM
  sounds ike a good signing for Arsenal but I expect Gemma Davison will move to another club now as her playing time will be reduced.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 04, 2008, 11:11:17 AM
I find it disappointing for Gem that they decided to get another attacking player
but not surprising though. I expected another center forward to be signed last summer.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 04, 2008, 12:53:29 PM
Maybe, but the club has to sign the best players.  Davison has been there long enough for the club to decide if shes good enough for them.  Maybe its time for her to move on like larkin, buet, gurr and a lot of others. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on March 04, 2008, 01:22:00 PM
I find it disappointing for Gem that they decided to get another attacking player
but not surprising though. I expected another center forward to be signed last summer.
Not necessarily, time will tell us where Kim is placed in the team structure.  If she plays in central midfield, it won’t be an issue for Gemma as she’s plays either on the flanks or as a forward.

In any case, Arsenal want to be the best so healthy competition is good.  Considering Kim’s age I would hazard a guess that she won’t be a regular from the outset.

If you look at a player like Kelly Smith, she’s nearly 30 so Vic has to look to the future.  Replacements need to be scouted when existing players approach 30.  For all we know, Kim could be the player he has earmarked to replace Kelly in the long-term, assuming she’s not just a loan signing.

I do like Gemma but her ratio of goals per game is not that good.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 04, 2008, 01:47:57 PM
Maybe, but the club has to sign the best players.  Davison has been there long enough for the club to decide if shes good enough for them.  Maybe its time for her to move on like larkin, buet, gurr and a lot of others. 
Sadly you might be right, as long as the club is succesfull and the players happy somewhere else, it's all good.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 04, 2008, 04:58:21 PM
Agreed.  However 10 to 20 mins makes it difficult.  On balance I think such players should move on, to gain experience in match play for the full 90.  That is the only way for match fitness both physically and mentally to build up.  With Arsenal especially as they have so many excellent senior internationals this is the only way the majority of players can develop.  Everton management seem to play the developing players however, they may find that they too have to play their 'seniors' to make the desired gain on Arsenal and in UEFA Cup
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 15, 2008, 12:25:12 AM
well the season is coming to an end. To keep fit before pre-season some players planning to go to the USA. Good idea or not.  These are not normally those with england senior sqad commitment.  Some of the younger ones go for experience,  but Rachael Yankey, Jane Ludlow, Rachael Unit, Kelly Smith, Julie Fleeting, Emma Thomas, Faye White (Canada), Kath McKenna have given it a go!  They travel in May/June and return about the same time as pre-season starts.  Heard a large Chelsea contingent are planning a trip!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 15, 2008, 09:53:24 AM
It's also a way to show themselves for the WPS scouts as well, not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on March 19, 2008, 12:41:50 AM
Quote from: Arsenal men's programme v Middlesbrough
Scottish star joins Ladies
Making her debut against Leeds United was 17 year-old Scottish International midfielder Kim Little, previously of Hibernian. Welcoming this exciting youngster to Arsenal Ladies, manager Vic Akers said: "We've watched Kim a few times and been very impressed with her - the last time being when England played Scotland last May. She's bright, a competitor, good passer of the ball and a real injection of youth into the team"
We hope you have a long and successful career with Arsenal Ladies FC, Kim!
I was thinking the other day that nothing had been mentioned officially concerning Kim's signing so it's good to hear the views of Vic.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on March 26, 2008, 04:19:31 PM
Apparantly Kim Little played last Sunday in Cardiff. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on March 26, 2008, 04:46:43 PM
Yes we had Yankey, Spencer and Davison on the bench.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on May 22, 2008, 09:52:48 PM
so are we ready start again yet
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on May 23, 2008, 03:40:04 PM
Probably, and who knows what shocks are in store, ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on May 23, 2008, 05:37:08 PM
well where will channi n faye go mmmmmmmmmmm.....
maybe  tranmere will have a class team nxt season
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on May 23, 2008, 08:17:49 PM
They might come back to Everton, but then maybe not.  Probably Blackburn or the Belles will have a look at them...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on May 23, 2008, 09:17:44 PM
what bout tammy byrne a think her name is she also gone so where will she go
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on May 24, 2008, 11:35:22 AM
Gee I don't know she may have to drop down a divison who can say.  Seems like Liverpool are going to be this summers Charlton...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 01, 2008, 05:42:08 PM
There was something very interesting in the Chelsea Bolton program in the Ladies feature :
" It's been a productive year and several new faces are expected to arrive over the summer".
Last season they signed Buet, Larkin, Rafferty, Chamberlain,Stoney, Aluko, Jess Smith and Lorrie Fair.
I wonder who can they recruit to add to their squad. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on June 01, 2008, 09:54:53 PM
Maybe one defender from arsenal................ at least!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 01, 2008, 10:03:08 PM
The list is pretty long : Scott Tracy White Grant Flaherty Asante Marsh Phillip Cooke Rowell
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: arsenalfan on June 01, 2008, 10:29:00 PM
yes theres going to be some very interesting news in the transfer market coming your way soon!!!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 01, 2008, 10:56:05 PM
Chelsea have  Delves Larkin Stoney Cooper Davies Perry Rabson and Hills  in defence, they could do with a right back and a center back.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on June 02, 2008, 01:09:17 PM
The player I’ve heard linked to Arsenal for ages is the young Scottish player Jennifer Beattie who would be a very good signing and would lower the average age of the squad even further.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 02, 2008, 01:18:41 PM
yup ave  heared some good transfers cuming bt ma source is not the most reliable.. just if they happen could maake a few really good teams
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 02, 2008, 03:44:45 PM
end of sesaon scaremongery ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 02, 2008, 04:44:49 PM
If a senior defender goes at least Flaherty Cooke and Marsh will get more chances next season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 02, 2008, 04:48:49 PM
....are they better than any senior defender.....?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 03, 2008, 11:35:42 PM
You'll have to buy your season ticket before you find out ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 03, 2008, 11:38:15 PM
...it's almost July already...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 12:10:28 AM
....are they better than any senior defender.....?
Obviously the coaching staff does not think so.
Well they pick the players and have it right nearly every time as we lost only 2 games and drew 2.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 04, 2008, 09:39:20 AM
The player I’ve heard linked to Arsenal for ages is the young Scottish player Jennifer Beattie who would be a very good signing and would lower the average age of the squad even further.

Gee that would be interesting, she was with Queens Park up until Christmas then Celtic now Arsenal, she's not hanging about....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on June 04, 2008, 10:16:52 AM
The player I’ve heard linked to Arsenal for ages is the young Scottish player Jennifer Beattie who would be a very good signing and would lower the average age of the squad even further.

Gee that would be interesting, she was with Queens Park up until Christmas then Celtic now Arsenal, she's not hanging about....
I suppose she wants to keep progressing in her career. Think her development has been so rapid that its not taken long for the top English teams to take notice.  Scotland certainly seem to have a few outstanding talents with Kim Little and Jennifer Beattie. Arsenal might have the advantage in that Julie Fleeting and Kim Little play for Arsenal and have both travelled down for the games.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:07:16 AM
a reversal in trend from the mens game then......arsenal will be in trouble if the women had to adopt the ' foreigner 'rule if it comes in..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 11:34:19 AM
what rule ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:36:05 AM
FIFA want to limit the number of 'Foreign' players a team can field....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 11:38:55 AM
Oh yes the joke rule that is totally illegal and will never happen lol.
A stupid idea from Blatter  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:42:24 AM
Hope not..we could be in trouble if it gets passed, eh....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 11:48:07 AM
It's in clear violation of the European treaty, the only way for it to pass in England severing all ties with Europe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 12:07:58 PM
...bring it on.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on June 04, 2008, 12:18:32 PM
what rule ?
FIFA Congress supports objectives of 6+5
(FIFA.com) Friday 30 May 2008

Convening today in Sydney, the 58th FIFA Congress voted with a significant majority (155 yes, 5 no) in favour of a resolution on 6+5 (see resolution below).

In his address to the Congress, the FIFA President had stressed: "We do not want to go against the existing laws. Regarding Europe, we want to use the legal basis of the Treaty of Lisbon, which acknowledges the specificity of sport and its structures and organisations, and comes into force on 1 January 2009. We want to go for consultation, not confrontation".

Before the vote, several speakers expressed their support for the objectives of 6+5. Michel Platini, UEFA President, declared that "6+5 is considered illegal within the European Union. [But] UEFA totally shares the philosophy and objectives of 6+5. UEFA fully supports the resolution presented. We will do everything to help the FIFA President to defend the objectives presented today."

Franz Beckenbauer, chairman of FIFA's Football Committee, said: "Everybody regrets that England will not be represented at EURO 2008. We had thousands of English fans in Germany for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. They contributed to the party. It is unfortunate that they will not take part this time. It is not only England that is affected by the current situation. Other countries are concerned. Maybe it will be Germany soon. We debated 6+5 within our Football Committee and every member was in favour of this idea. We need to find an arrangement with the European Union."

Theo van Seggelen, Secretary General of FIFPro, a body that unites 60,000 professional football players all around the world and not only in Europe, mentioned: "Before becoming professionals, players need good training. Clubs need to invest time and money in the education of players. Training is necessary. But playing is necessary too. The career of a professional player is only complete when he has played for his club for at least a couple of years, and we prefer it when it is with the club where he was trained. FIFPro calls upon the Presidents of FIFA and UEFA to continue to explore all possible means - within the limits of the law - to achieve the objectives of 6+5."

The member associations of Australia, Guatemala and Saudi Arabia also spoke during the Congress and advocated 6+5, confirming that the objectives it aims at reaching do not concern only Europe but other continents as well.

Resolution adopted by the FIFA Congress

The FIFA Congress, at its meeting in Sydney on 29 and 30 May 2008, decided to:
- fully support the objectives of "6+5 " as laid down at the above Congress,
- request the Presidents of FIFA and UEFA to continue to explore for Europe, together with the world of sport - football's protagonists, but also the international Olympic Committee and the international federations - all possible means within the limits of the law to ensure that these crucial sporting objectives be achieved,
- give the FIFA President the mandate to, if necessary, take similar steps on the other continents in cooperation with the relevant Confederation.

Background of 6+5
- The foundations of football are harmony and balance between national team football and club football,
- The clubs' loss of national identity is endangering the former and has led to increasing inequality among the latter, thereby widening the financial and sporting gap between the two, reducing the competitiveness of club competitions and increasing the predictability of their results,
- Safeguarding (i) the education and training of young players, (ii) training clubs, and (iii) the values of effort and motivation in football, particularly for young players, is a fundamental element of protecting national teams and restoring sporting and financial balance to club football,
- The universal development of football over the last century would not continue if there were
increasing inequalities between continents, countries and protagonists in football,

Definition of 6+5
- At the beginning of each match, each club must field at least 6 who are players eligible to play for the national team of the country of the club.
- However, there is:
- no restriction on the number of non-eligible players under contract with the club,
- nor on substitutes to avoid non-sportive constraints on the coaches (potentially 3+8 at the end of a match).

Calendar of 6+5
The objective is to have an incremental implementation starting at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season to give clubs time to adjust their teams over a period of several years:
- 4+7 for 2010-2011
- 5+6 for 2011-2012
- and 6+5 for 2012-2013

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/federation/bodies/media/newsid=783657.html#fifa+congress+supports+objectives
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 12:22:14 PM
..there you have it.........and I think I would miss Drogba the most.....unless he's already on his way to join the self styled 'Special One '................ ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 12:30:21 PM
Definition of 6+5
- At the beginning of each match, each club must field at least 6 who are players eligible to play for the national team of the country of the club.
- However, there is:
- no restriction on the number of non-eligible players under contract with the club,
- nor on substitutes to avoid non-sportive constraints on the coaches (potentially 3+8 at the end of a match).
This is  the illegal part : discrimination based on a nationality that breaches freedom of employment for worker from the EU.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 12:40:25 PM
we can relax then.... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 04:08:52 PM
why is dis in here i got excited thought there was some juicy gossip n dis what ya get..............
well if ya cut foreign players be bye bye
chelsea
arsenal
n woohoo Leeds be back haha
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on June 04, 2008, 04:42:07 PM
well if ya cut foreign players be bye bye
chelsea
arsenal
n woohoo Leeds be back haha

Actually, that would not be the case at all.  What I suspect would happen is the clubs with the most money would go around snapping up the most talented English players, which would ultimately make the league much less competitive.  The reason I say that is simply because we don’t have enough talented English players in the league to fill the demand that would be required if such a rule came in to place. Players who would have to play for a Championship side to get game time would suddenly be in huge demand by clubs in the bottom half of the Premiership.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 04:42:23 PM
keep taking the tablets, dowie...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 04:51:46 PM
ave run out.......... am at the docs tomorrow
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 04:57:19 PM
tell him to double da dosage... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 05:01:54 PM
then a will have go the priory least b wi familiar faces
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 05:03:58 PM
lol.......ya should take up watching a good footie team......i'm not on any tabs watching the Arsenal.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 05:12:49 PM
am on tabs real bad depression its well depressing wi leeds like............ but hey well cant last forever......... cud b worse cud b a chelsea fan like
Title: crazy rumour
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 06:44:24 PM
Someone put that rumour somewhere else but did not cite any source, so I have no clue if there is a
grain of truth :
Anita Asante, Leanne Sanderson, Mary Phillip, Rachey Yankey and Jane Ludlow to Chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on June 04, 2008, 07:13:05 PM
Saw a few Chelsea games and their big weakness was at full back.

The Arsenal rumour sounds well over the top but, even if it's partly sound, none of the players mentioned would be ideal to cover that basic weakness. They're all better in other positions.

Although they won their last few games to lift them up the table, sloppy defending gave away too many points especially on the occasions when they lost after having a clear advantage.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: cardy on June 04, 2008, 08:03:46 PM
cant see asante and sanderson moving
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 09:18:48 PM
mary philip doesnt move much either... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 09:27:06 PM
3 them i heared to chelsea as there plan pay money and a fair bit at that.............jus cant see it
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 09:28:05 PM
not even Roman wld bank roll the ladies....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 04, 2008, 09:31:30 PM
he does put money actually in their set up
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 04, 2008, 09:34:46 PM
jus a quick change.... as were on chelsea hahaha shiv n dat new keeper kit shes gunna get so muchh stick........
get money 2 d ladies mmmmmmmm gets ya gd players gets ya tropheys well dint work wi d blokes so not sure now
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 09:40:39 PM
you lurkin, slhlij?....not enough to pay all the players tho..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 04, 2008, 11:02:44 PM
You can't blame any player for moving to somewhere if they pay them a decent income.
The girls who get paid generally need another job to keep them going, so who could blame one who would go somewhere that would give then a living wage?

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:05:50 PM
yeah...but would you leave a team like Arsenal, to get a few rubels to win nowt again!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 04, 2008, 11:12:12 PM
Personally, as a lfetime Arsenal fan, no.

But, put yourself in the position of a girl aged, say, 25, getting something from Arsenal, but needing to work for Arsenal media or somewhere else to top up her pay so she can pay the mortgage, then up steps Roman with his chequebook and offers a silly amount for a 5 year contract.

Lorrie Fair was enticed from the USA to Chelsea - I don't know any of the details, but I bet cash comes into it somewhere.

And most current Arsenal players have won a quadruple, so what more can they gain?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:16:38 PM
as a player, I would deffo stay with arsenal as long as I was in the first team...chelski have a long long way to go to catch up, but I see what ya saying......money talks, eh....to me, it usually says...........






goodbye.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 04, 2008, 11:25:26 PM
You've bet on Austria to win Euro2008 too have you  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 04, 2008, 11:37:51 PM
....no, i had a flutter on England before the played the Croats....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 05, 2008, 01:04:00 AM
....no, i had a flutter on England before the played the Croats....
They lost that game the same day as AFCL got knocked out of UEFA :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 05, 2008, 09:35:02 AM
coincidence, ya fink....?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 06, 2008, 08:23:27 AM
ok...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: the guru on June 06, 2008, 11:31:04 AM
old news matey...keep up!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 07, 2008, 03:30:11 PM
cant see asante and sanderson moving
Same I'd rather like older defenders to move away if we can give 3 of them to Chelsea and get new ones instead ;D not Lianne and Anita
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Fleetings Feet on June 07, 2008, 03:56:01 PM
which 3 old defenders ya thinkin of..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 26, 2008, 02:48:20 AM
Confirmed transfer of 20-year-old Irish international Niamh Fahey to Arsenal Ladies. She joins the club from Salthill Devon.

It would seem that the two first-team squad defenders who've departed the club have both been replaced. Hopefully we'll sign one more top-class player before the season starts.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 26, 2008, 07:54:17 AM
That's very good, just need a center forward now.It's good to see that Vic has signed 3 international players to replace those who left.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on July 26, 2008, 06:09:42 PM
..as long as the replacements are as good as or better than those who left, Arsenal will still retain the League next season...and maybe a few cups too...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 27, 2008, 12:04:19 AM
..as lond as the replacements are as good as or better than those who left, Arsenal will still retain the League next season...and maybe a few cups too...
I'd still have felt really confident going into the new season even if Arsenal had failed to add any new players to the squad. Vic would have been able to field the following team: Byrne, Scott, White, Grant, Tracy, Carney, Little, Ludlow, Yankey, Smith and Fleeting. The team I've just listed are all full internationals so quality players. The other players who'd be on the bench or unavailable at the start of the season include: Flaherty, Davison, Chapman.
Anita and Lianne leaving Arsenal certainly helped to close the gap between Arsenal and the rest simply because they were key players in defence and attack but it would take 4 or 5 regulars to leave the club to cause a major problem.
I don't think the replacements are currently as good the the players who've left the club but I still think they'll be excellent signings in the long term. I certainly like Bassett and have heard good things about both Fahey and Natalie Ross.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on July 27, 2008, 09:25:38 PM
I agree John, that line up is very strong..but where are the goals that Sanderson  got gonna come from.....if she scored 54 and Everton closed the gap last season......what next season without another proven goalscorer in the ranks....?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 27, 2008, 10:21:58 PM
I agree John, that line up is very strong..but where are the goals that Sanderson gonna come from.....if she scored 54 and Everton closed the gap last season......what next season without another proven goalscorer in the ranks....?

I think I'm right in saying we still would have been top league scorers last season even without Lianne's goals so it is not all bad. Julie didn't even play many league games so if we do get more games out of her then we should be fine. I'm sure we'll continue to get plenty of goals from the usual suspects like Ludlow, Smith and Carney. Little will hopefully start to score more goals as well. We certainly need more goals from Davison as I'm sure she'll play more of a role this coming season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on July 28, 2008, 08:57:01 AM
you are right , as I have said elsewhere on the site that more will be expected of Smith, Yanks, Davison, Little, Grant etc...., and I expect Ludlow to top 20 goals too...but Sandersons game wasn't just about scoring, she did a lot of work in mf and chasing back to get the ball to set up...someone will need to do that too.....we only scored 16 league goals more than Everton....you sayin that witout Sandersons goals, we still would have won the league?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 04, 2008, 09:14:51 PM
Nothing new but the week of the 22nd of September the draft of two international players per WPS team will happen. For example, Marta Prinz and Smith could be drafted.
On October the 6th, it will be the WPS General Draft of Domestic and International players, so about those time we will know if some UK based players will leave to the USA next spring.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 04, 2008, 09:49:02 PM
Official confirmation of our new players:

Three new faces join Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal are delighted to announce that three new faces have been added to the Ladies squad in the form of Laura Basset, Niamh Fahey and Natalie Ross.

England international Laura has joined from Birmingham City after an eight-year spell with the Blues. The 25-year old will help bolster the defence but can also play in midfield.

Scottish international Natalie Ross joins us from Hibernian LFC, following team-mate Kim Little who joined towards the end of last season. At just 19-years old Natalie is a composed and versatile midfielder. She will be combining her football with studying at the Arsenal Academy.

Niamh joins the squad from Galway where she played for Salthill Devon in Ireland. The 20-year old central defender is a regular starter for the Irish national team and will add height and strength to the team.

Source: http://www.arsenal.com/article.asp?thisNav=news&article=494860&cpid=703&title=Three+new+faces+join+Arsenal+Ladies


No news on potential signings Bird or Pond yet.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 05, 2008, 08:11:09 AM
No news on potential signings Bird or Pond yet.
I hope both will be signing as they can play in position where we don't have that many players especially as we have Spencer and Flaherty who are eligible for both World Cup and could miss for more than a month as the U17 WC  28/10-> 16/11 and the U20 WC 19/11 -> 07/12.
I wonder if side like Leeds or Chelsea who maybe provide 5 or more players in those squads can ask to postpone  League games?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 05, 2008, 12:41:16 PM
I'm happy for Spencer to be released...we would miss Flaherty but have got Fahey lined up.......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 05, 2008, 10:38:46 PM
Arsenal today confirmed the signing of Dani Bird from Birmingham City.
N.B. See my post in the Arsenal Ladies section for further details.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 06, 2008, 08:43:01 AM
..thats good, at least its not another player begining with 'F'...........she any good?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 06, 2008, 12:25:31 PM
..thats good, at least its not another player begining with 'F'...........she any good?

I'm not sure they have many players beginning with 'F'.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 06, 2008, 12:28:21 PM
..thats good, at least its not another player begining with 'F'...........she any good?

I'm not sure they have many players beginning with 'F'.....

Flaherty Fleeting Fahey...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 06, 2008, 12:32:14 PM
a couple of Fayes too..... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 06, 2008, 12:46:28 PM
2 of them, I wonder how they call it each other when they are both on the pitch?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on August 06, 2008, 01:11:20 PM
Kelly signs on at Sunderland
Women's Football News 5 Aug 2008
 
Sunderland are delighted to announce the signing of England international midfielder Kelly McDougall from Everton.
 
Manager Mick Mulhern said: "Kelly is an excellent player who will add extra quality and much needed experience to our squad. In January I was made aware of the fact Kelly would be moving to the North East and at that point I knew she had to be our number one transfer target, as England international players don't come along every week. Obviously we had two good seasons in the National League and to be honest I was a big fan of Everton and the quality they possessed. I saw Kelly play against us on five or six occasions and she always put in top class performances.
 
"Kelly is a current England senior international with 9 caps to her name. She has represented her country at all age groups. I am delighted she will be adding to those caps whilst a Sunderland player. Our aim is obviously promotion and Kelly's big game experience will certainly help. She was in the Everton side that beat Arsenal in the League Cup Final earlier this year and the games don't get much bigger than that.
 
"I contacted Kelly, as well as her club Everton, on 1st June and was informed there were other clubs also interested. To be honest I would have been surprised if there wasn't, and I knew we would have competition for her signature. It can't have been easy leaving such a successful club, especially and after 10 years of very loyal service.
 
"I am delighted that Kelly sees her future with Sunderland and I'm sure the rest of our squad will be as delighted as I am."
 
Sunderland have further boosted their squad with the arrival of Vicky Greenwell from local neighbours Newcastle United.
 
"Certain players were targeted as potential signings during the pre-season and the key factor in each case was the player had to have the ability to add something extra to the squad," added Mulhern. "Vicky Greenwell certainly comes into that category and I'm therefore delighted to sign her for Sunderland.
 
"Vicky is a good athlete who has had a good football education at Newcastle, as well as the Women's Academy at Gateshead College. I tried to sign her a few years ago, but unfortunately on that occasion she decided to stay with her club. I had no problem with that and her honesty was appreciated.
 
"She is a good footballer and, being naturally left footed, she will add balance to our defence. Vicky has had two years in our league with Newcastle and was their captain last season, so obviously she will be bringing that valuable experience to our club. She will also add much needed competition to the first team squad which can only be healthy throughout a long season.
 
"I know Vicky won't regret making the switch and everyone at Sunderland is delighted she is with us."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 06, 2008, 01:45:45 PM
2 of them, I wonder how they call it each other when they are both on the pitch?

hmmmmmmmmm, faye 1 or faye 2 maybe.... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on August 07, 2008, 11:13:40 PM
2 of them, I wonder how they call it each other when they are both on the pitch?

hmmmmmmmmm, faye 1 or faye 2 maybe.... ;)
OK - I'm being thick, but who is a Faye other than White?  :-\
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 08, 2008, 02:14:52 AM
Marshy, Faye Marsh
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 08, 2008, 09:12:55 AM
2 of them, I wonder how they call it each other when they are both on the pitch?

hmmmmmmmmm, faye 1 or faye 2 maybe.... ;)
OK - I'm being thick, but who is a Faye other than White?  :-\

..only thick around the waist, matey... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Northerner on August 08, 2008, 10:19:35 AM
Wa just looking on the Arsenal Website, and by the looks of things, Dannii Bird has transfered down there.....that was kept quiet!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 08, 2008, 10:20:08 AM
she was on the bench last night....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 08, 2008, 02:27:44 PM
Wa just looking on the Arsenal Website, and by the looks of things, Dannii Bird has transfered down there.....that was kept quiet!
She did play a few pre-season friendly for us before signing up.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Northerner on August 08, 2008, 03:34:22 PM
You Think she will do well?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 08, 2008, 03:55:27 PM
..she looked good on the bench last night... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on August 08, 2008, 04:12:03 PM
You Think she will do well?
Maybe 10 starts and 20 games as a sub ?
Good left foot, she can beat defenders, cross the ball, she has a good first touch.
She also young so she should be around for a long time as she is quality.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on February 24, 2009, 12:15:49 AM
The latest bit of unconfirmed transfer news is Arsenal are interested in signing a player from the Swedish league. She is a top player and very young. Think she was born in December 1990.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on February 24, 2009, 07:49:59 AM
25/12/1990 ?
That would be Ramona, she is class, if Vic can get her that would be good. Not sure if Arsenal pays as much as Umea.
Apparently she got a 65 000 kr bonus for their win in the LDB Cup
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on February 25, 2009, 03:38:40 PM
25/12/1990 ?
That would be Ramona, she is class, if Vic can get her that would be good.

you'd be right. probably the best swiss player ever
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on March 07, 2009, 01:57:13 AM
25/12/1990 ?
That would be Ramona, she is class, if Vic can get her that would be good.

you'd be right. probably the best swiss player ever
I still regret missing Wales game near here when she got sent off  :D

How many times have I said that?  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: smithy on March 07, 2009, 11:35:35 AM
Oh mate you still on about that  ;D  those words will be uttered on your death bed haha  the day you missed a Wales match at home to watch England  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on March 07, 2009, 09:43:35 PM
Oh mate you still on about that  ;D  those words will be uttered on your death bed haha  the day you missed a Wales match at home to watch England  ;)
I could have seen both you know - England played at Walsall on the Saturday and Wales played at Rhyl on the Sunday afternoon, but I didn't know until the evening  :'(

It's already on my gravestone - had a special deal because of the recession - they only have to add the date I pop off now  :D
Title: Silly season starts soon ?
Post by: shlj on June 03, 2009, 12:07:46 PM
It has started in men's footie so it should be the same with the girls ! Looking forward to hear the gossips this summer  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 03, 2009, 08:04:04 PM
I suppose it should be a laugh... I'm not sure there will be much happening though, I think all the moving about happened during the season proper and what is commonally thought of as the 'silly season' may actually turn out to be quite sensible...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 03, 2009, 10:57:39 PM
I'm sure Vic and Tony will be very busy in the coming months.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 03, 2009, 11:15:11 PM
I hope so even 5 or 6 signings would do  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: charlie on June 03, 2009, 11:21:10 PM
I'm sure they will be busy.  Players and coaching staff from what I heard.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Rach_83 on June 04, 2009, 10:15:03 AM
The whole of the Birmingham City Ladies team are transferring to play at Stratford Town FC from Redditch FC next season. This was confirmed by the manager at the WPL awards dinner last month.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footiechick on June 04, 2009, 04:56:04 PM
The whole of the Birmingham City Ladies team are transferring to play at Stratford Town FC from Redditch FC next season. This was confirmed by the manager at the WPL awards dinner last month.



 :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Everton Ladies fan on June 04, 2009, 06:48:28 PM
The whole of the Birmingham City Ladies team are transferring to play at Stratford Town FC from Redditch FC next season. This was confirmed by the manager at the WPL awards dinner last month.



I really liked Stratford's ground.  Better than Redditch.  Nicer toilets   :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on June 05, 2009, 10:21:44 PM
I never managed to get to Redditch, and Stratford is even further :(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: samtom on June 06, 2009, 09:49:21 AM
transfer merry go round has started.corrine yorston bristol to arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 06, 2009, 12:09:20 PM
maybe now she will also get to start for england
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 06, 2009, 12:26:42 PM
Is she better than Unitt and Stoney? I saw her at a six and side tourney and she is a good football player same as Unitt.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footiechick on June 06, 2009, 04:30:31 PM
transfer merry go round has started.corrine yorston bristol to arsenal.

Is this a rumour or fact?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on June 06, 2009, 05:19:19 PM
Nothing on Arsenal.com so far  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 06, 2009, 09:21:44 PM
transfer merry go round has started.corrine yorston bristol to arsenal.

Thanks for the info :)

I think she'd be a good signing.  I like it when we sign players who can play in a number of different positions.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on July 02, 2009, 01:17:46 PM
transfer merry go round has started.corrine yorston bristol to arsenal.

Is this a rumour or fact?

Arsenal.com have today confirmed it to be true.

Arsenal Ladies complete double swoop

Arsenal Ladies Football Club is delighted to announce the arrival of two new players to further strengthen the team.

Joining the Ladies, who won the Domestic Treble last season, will be English International Corrine Yorston (26) as well as Scottish defender Jennifer Beattie (18).

For the past three seasons Yorston has captained Bristol Academy as well as making a significant impact with the England squad, being selected as one of the 17 England players to receive a Central Contract with the FA. A versatile left footed player who can play in defence or midfield, Corrine prefers to be situation in left-back.

Beattie will be joining Arsenal from Celtic Ladies who are currently at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League. After demonstrating her skill and attacking instincts while at Celtic Jennifer has also proved to be an influential player for her country where she is part of their A squad.  In just ten appearances for Scotland, Beattie has scored twice from her defensive position.

Newly appointed Arsenal Ladies manager, Tony Gervaise, said; “We are extremely pleased to find both Corrine and Jennifer and have them join Arsenal Ladies. Both players will be coming to us with a vast amount of experience developed at both Club and international level and will make a valuable impact within our current squad.

“To continue the success of the Arsenal Ladies over the past 22 years we must ensure we also develop our squad and our players to the highest level possible.”

Arsenal would like to welcome both Corrine and Jennifer to the Arsenal Ladies, and we all look forward to watching them over the coming season.

http://www.arsenal.com/news/ladies-news/arsenal-ladies-complete-double-swoop
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on July 04, 2009, 10:42:03 AM
Looks like Bristol will need rebuilding, I heard they are losing a Welsh and an Irish international.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 04, 2009, 11:00:51 AM
It's happened to Academy before,when they lost funding two years ago ....luckily they have a very good pool of young talent from Filton college who will step up.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on December 04, 2009, 10:58:14 AM
I heard yesterday at Borehamwood that an Arsenal player was going to the USA  :o 
I wonder who it is  :P
Another one going the round yesterday is 2 players will be on loan to a Northern PL club that plays
typical old fashioned British football  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on December 04, 2009, 05:14:40 PM
I heard yesterday at Borehamwood that an Arsenal player was going to the USA  :o 
I wonder who it is  :P

Is that in addition to Katie?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on December 04, 2009, 06:46:20 PM
It's Katie of course that's enough of our players getting nicked!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Rach_83 on December 04, 2009, 09:07:09 PM
So much for keeping quiet till Monday Mr Frenchman  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on December 07, 2009, 12:14:18 PM
One of the loan will not go through after yesterday's game for obvious reason.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 07, 2009, 02:16:43 PM
One of the loan will not go through after yesterday's game for obvious reason.

Is she going to take on David Haye next, ha ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on December 07, 2009, 04:16:05 PM
I can understand Spencer getting a sore arse with all those splinters but whats that got to do with Haye?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on December 07, 2009, 07:23:54 PM
Perhaps Spencer has been in training with Byrne.. Duck, weave, jab, jab, uppercut.. Lol..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on December 07, 2009, 11:06:30 PM
Perhaps Spencer has been in training with Byrne.. Duck, weave, jab, jab, uppercut.. Lol..

Were you at Marine yesterday?
Maybe you're the one person who saw it all!!!   :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on December 08, 2009, 09:54:31 AM
I bet only Emma saw it....... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 08, 2009, 10:12:47 AM
Quote
I bet only Emma saw it.......

not forgetting the match official(s) - otherwise why was Emma sent off?

plus the ref, who from the photos I have seen, is Emma Evison is regarded as one of the better female referees
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: shlj on December 08, 2009, 10:38:28 AM
Program says E Hock, I am sure the assistant referee saw it and the red card is logical.
What they did not see or punish is the incidents that happened earlier in the game and led to the punch.
I am sure that Arsenal will put that forward if there is a hearing.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Gooner on December 08, 2009, 01:21:27 PM
What they did not see or punish is the incidents that happened earlier in the game and led to the punch.
I am sure that Arsenal will put that forward if there is a hearing.

Would not be relevant to any appeal.

Program says E Hock, I am sure the assistant referee saw it and the red card is logical.

Only person who knows is the assistant. I suspect the assistant didn't see the whole incident as everybody says it was off the ball.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on December 09, 2009, 11:35:42 AM
was it on Dowie's chin....? ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 09, 2009, 03:44:46 PM
ref now married and Mrs Hock (nee Evison)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on December 10, 2009, 10:37:09 PM
ref now married and Mrs Hock (nee Evison)
4th official was G Hock.
Any relation?  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 11, 2009, 09:12:24 AM
Quote
ref now married and Mrs Hock (nee Evison)

4th official was G Hock.
Any relation? 

sure is they are married - saves on travel expenses when they travel as a team
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 11, 2009, 11:30:05 AM
was it on Dowie's chin....? ;D

Disappointingly no...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: twmcat on December 11, 2009, 10:35:34 PM
Quote
ref now married and Mrs Hock (nee Evison)

4th official was G Hock.
Any relation? 

sure is they are married - saves on travel expenses when they travel as a team

Which one does the driving?  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: FansOfKate on December 13, 2009, 12:23:09 AM
OWLS SIGN PARRY

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Liverpool & Blackburn forward Chantelle Parry..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on December 13, 2009, 06:55:25 PM
OWLS SIGN PARRY

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Liverpool & Blackburn forward Chantelle Parry..
you forgotten Everton? Rebecca Spencer and Lauren Coombes (Arsenal) both started for Forest today..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 14, 2009, 11:37:34 AM
OWLS SIGN PARRY

Sheffield Wednesday sign former Liverpool & Blackburn forward Chantelle Parry..
you forgotten Everton? Rebecca Spencer and Lauren Coombes (Arsenal) both started for Forest today..

They also signed Louise Worrall and Emma Koo from Everton but I can't say I've ever heard of them.... Blackburn are on the skids thats for sure though..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on January 25, 2010, 02:59:15 AM
It emerged earlier today that Arsenal recently added a new recruit to the Gunners' ranks in the shape of Ruesha Littlejohn from Scottish giants Glasgow City.  Full details can be found HERE (http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5794.0.html).
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on January 25, 2010, 11:46:01 AM
I hope she turns out to be  half as good as Little Kim as then she will be a very good signing. All the best to her
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on May 26, 2010, 10:49:22 AM
"We've finished the season and players, from the last day in May, are free agents to talk to other clubs," said Passmoor.

"Seven players have been approached by Doncaster Belles, two by Chelsea, one by Arsenal and four by Liverpool, and I believe Everton are interested in another as well.

"More than three-quarters of our squad have already had approaches from Super League teams which tells you how well we've developed these players and how well they've done.
Clearly some movements in superleague squads coming soon. I mean 7 approached by Doncaster  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on May 26, 2010, 01:09:13 PM
"We've finished the season and players, from the last day in May, are free agents to talk to other clubs," said Passmoor.

"Seven players have been approached by Doncaster Belles, two by Chelsea, one by Arsenal and four by Liverpool, and I believe Everton are interested in another as well.

"More than three-quarters of our squad have already had approaches from Super League teams which tells you how well we've developed these players and how well they've done.
Clearly some movements in superleague squads coming soon. I mean 7 approached by Doncaster  :o

I am not that surprised considering the need and geographical location.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on May 26, 2010, 02:12:49 PM
Must be hard for the Doncaster girls knowing like 60% of the team could be renewed.
They used 30 players last season, so a good number of those would have to move to reserve or move club.
We might even see one of those Doncaster player in the London area next season  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on June 02, 2010, 10:25:23 AM
...do you think she would come darn sarf...?
Title: Arsenal to sign England U19 star playmaker
Post by: Sylvain on June 06, 2010, 01:56:13 PM
A source told me, we are gonna sign soon a top class player who excelled during the Euro in Macedonia.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 06, 2010, 10:33:12 PM
AS A GUESS ID SAY A SUNDERLAND GIRL MAYB
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 06, 2010, 11:01:46 PM
And the other gossip of the day :
Faye White would like to take over from Hope Powell  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 07, 2010, 12:20:23 PM
AS A GUESS ID SAY A SUNDERLAND GIRL MAYB

another guess - Natasha Dowie  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 07, 2010, 12:45:38 PM
AS A GUESS ID SAY A SUNDERLAND GIRL MAYB

another guess - Natasha Dowie  ;D

She did not play at the recent Euro championships in Macedonia.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 07, 2010, 04:07:03 PM
AS A GUESS ID SAY A SUNDERLAND GIRL MAYB

another guess - Natasha Dowie  ;D

She did not play at the recent Euro championships in Macedonia.

Well shes too old now, is she not..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 07, 2010, 04:07:43 PM
And the other gossip of the day :
Faye White would like to take over from Hope Powell  :o

Gee that would be funny for sure, ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footballardvark on June 07, 2010, 04:30:37 PM
Id say maybe Jordan nobbs
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 08, 2010, 04:19:06 PM
Id say maybe Jordan nobbs

She'd be a good signing for Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 08, 2010, 09:44:34 PM
I wonder where old Sue Smith will end up...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Oldship30 on June 09, 2010, 01:52:17 PM
I wonder where old Sue Smith will end up...

Don't think she'll thank you for the 'old' !  ;D

Liverpool maybe  :-\
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 09, 2010, 02:13:10 PM
She has been there for a while hence "old"  ;) because there are loads of 78/79/80 players in the England squad.
They have plenty of experience
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on June 09, 2010, 02:27:05 PM
I wonder where old Sue Smith will end up...

Don't think she'll thank you for the 'old' !  ;D

Liverpool maybe  :-\

Would a massive Everton fan want to play for Liverpool?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on June 10, 2010, 01:24:07 AM
one used 2 n she even continued wearing her everton shirt at her following club
Title: Star striker signs for Belles
Post by: John on June 10, 2010, 07:28:15 PM
Star striker signs for Belles

SUPER League bound Doncaster Rovers Belles have captured hot shot striker Katie Anderton.

The 26-year-old forward has bagged 63 goals in her last four Premier League campaigns to become the most prolific scorer in the history of Blackburn Rovers' LFC.

But the former England forward has decided to cross the Pennines and become Belles boss John Buckley's first new signing as Doncaster gear up for life in the brand new FA Women's Super League - set for kick off in the summer of 2011.

Anderton, who has been at Blackburn since 2003, said: "I'm delighted to be joining the Rovers Belles.

"Doncaster are an ambitious club who are going to be playing in the new Super League.

"Playing regularly at the Keepmoat Stadium was another massive attraction and I can't wait for the season to start. My aim is to help the squad challenge for honours come March when the new league season kicks off."

She added: "I have really enjoyed my time at Blackburn but now feel ready for this new chapter in my career.

"Doncaster already have a good squad and I know from speaking to John and (assistant manager] Paul (Green] that there will be more additions to the squad before the league campaign starts.

"I believe that we can be a major force in the new league and I'm really looking forward to this fresh challenge."

Anderton, who began her career with Preston North End, has been instrumental in Blackburn's rise through the divisions and scored 18 goals in 23 appearances last season.

She was named in Hope Powell's provisional 30-player England squad ahead of the 2007 World Cup, while back in 1999 she scored in the first ever female game to be played at Wembley Stadium in an Under 16 international against Scotland.

Anderton also has experience of playing in the highly acclaimed American League, after a stint with FC Indiana in 2007.

Buckley said: "We are delighted that Katie has agreed to join us.

"She is an excellent striker who we have been chasing for a while now.

"Katie has always done well against us in the past, she is a very intelligent player who I believe will be a real asset to the club."

He added: "Katie has good experience, a lot of quality and a real hunger and desire to be successful in the game.

"Her finishing is second to none, she is a proven goalscorer and I'm sure that she will go on and score many goals for the club."

Belles were announced as founder members of the lucrative Super League in March this year - and expect to recruit several more players before a ball is kicked in ten month's time.

Arsenal, Birmingham, Bristol, Chelsea, Everton, Lincoln and Liverpool will also compete in the new competition.

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/free-press-sport/Star-striker-signs-for-Belles.6355253.jp?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 12, 2010, 12:53:27 PM
I wonder where old Sue Smith will end up...

Don't think she'll thank you for the 'old' !  ;D

Liverpool maybe  :-\

Would a massive Everton fan want to play for Liverpool?

Fay McCoy, Channy Parry and Tammy Byrne were all Everton fans and ended up playing for Liverpool by contrast Becky Easton, Fern Whelan, Michelle Evans and Michelle Hinnigan support Liverpool yet play for Everton I remember them after playing Man City in the cup last year going in to watch the Everton Liverpool cup derby in the social...certainly confused the locals when Liverpool scored their equalizer and all these people wearing Everton trackies started cheering...

Sue says she's an Everton fan but not Everton Ladies going on to say that its the one team she wouldn't play for...Oooo er.  I wonder if this has changed any, well we'll see...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 12, 2010, 01:31:08 PM

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Sue (Smith) says she's an Everton fan but not Everton Ladies going on to say that its the one team she wouldn't play for...Oooo er.  I wonder if this has changed any, well we'll see...
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football is a funny game - Sammy Britton in her Huddersfield days said she would never played for Doncaster Belles, yet she did after her days at Arsenal and before those at Everton and Leeds
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: samtom on June 14, 2010, 11:41:10 PM
Fara Williams,Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley to Liverpool.Any more gossip.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 15, 2010, 12:45:21 PM
Fara Williams,Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley to Liverpool.Any more gossip.

is this from the same source which had Birmingham Super League failing?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 16, 2010, 10:14:50 PM
According to the recent news I got, Ellen White is still in talk with multiple clubs but has not chosen yet.
Lucia Bronze is also looking for a Superleague club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 16, 2010, 10:30:50 PM
Fara Williams,Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley to Liverpool.Any more gossip.

is this from the same source which had Birmingham Super League failing?

Seems a bit bizarre but it would be fun going to an Everton-Liverpool match if this was true...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on June 17, 2010, 11:53:59 AM
Faye would do the job for England.....move over Hope...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 17, 2010, 12:18:53 PM
Fara Williams,Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley to Liverpool.Any more gossip.

is this from the same source which had Birmingham Super League failing?

Seems a bit bizarre but it would be fun going to an Everton-Liverpool match if this was true...

back in the 1990s there was one season when Karen Burke started at Everton, went to Liverpool and the re-joined Everton (think it was E-L-E, rather than L-E-L, but she certainly did the switch and switch back in a short space of time) all before Christmas

the list of players who have moved between Everton and Liverpool is a lengthy one
Title: Plymouth sign USA international
Post by: Sylvain on June 28, 2010, 04:42:10 PM


Plymouth Argyle have landed former USA U-21 international and Boston Breakers' midfielder, Brittany Toppert.

The signing of Cody Toppert by Plymouth Raiders basketball team, has also benefitted  Plymouth Argyle LFC, as Toppert’s wife, Brittany, will be accompanying him, bringing with her an impressive resume in football, having represented the USA U-21s and played with Boston Breakers in the WPS.

“When I spoke to Cody at the start of the recruiting process,” said Raiders Coach Gavin Love, “he mentioned that he’d really like to go somewhere that his wife could play football at the same time. Naturally, Plymouth Argyle Ladies was my first thought, and after having spoken with their Manager, Rhys Sullivan and hearing how enthusiastic he was about having her play, I was excited to tell Cody how welcome they’d both be in Plymouth! It’s great that while signing a fantastic basketball player, we’ve also been able to help Argyle Ladies at the same time, she’s going to be a major asset for them. ”

Along with Cody, Brittany comes from Albuquerque in New Mexico and graduated from Arizona State University with a fantastic reputation, finishing in the top four all-time list in goals, game winners, assists and points. Following University, she went to play at the Boston Breakers, alongside England star Kelly Smith, in the Women’s Professional Soccer league (WPS).

Rhys Sullivan, Plymouth Argyle Ladies Manager said, “Brittany is a vastly experienced player, having played for Arizona State - a Division 1 school in women’s soccer in the USA. She was also part of USA U-21 side, as well as spending some time training and playing with top players such as Kelly Smith at Boston Breakers.

"Brittany’s arrival combined with the return of England U-23 central defender Jemma Rose and former club captain Katie Middleton from Premiership side Bristol Academy, will make us an extremely powerful and experienced team full of quality, that will undoubtedly be making a serious title challenge for promotion to the national league.”

"I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to be apart of the Plymouth Argyle next season,” said Brittany. “I can’t wait to get to Plymouth and begin training for the upcoming season. Everything I have heard about the city, the community and club are wonderful and I look forward to being a part of a special season.

"Football is my passion and to have opportunity to play in the country known for the best football in the world is truly a blessing. I hope to help the club to the top of the table and beyond."

Sullivan added “Brittany’s a left-footed midfielder that can play either centrally or wide left, which adds real quality to an all ready quality midfield unit. Everyone at the club is extremely excited for her to arrive and begin working with her.”

Argyle, who this season will be playing at Vospers Oak Villa FC, have so far arranged the following pre-season friendlies:

11th July - West Ham United (a)
25th July - Yeovil Town (h)
1st August - Exeter City (h, 1pm)
8th August - Exeter & Tedburn (a)

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1213

So two players of Superleague teams have decided to take a 3 divisions drop, there must be some big moves at Birmingham and Bristol as those 2 players were regulars in their side.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Eurycantha on July 07, 2010, 10:47:47 AM
Swedens international Jessica Landstrom from Sky Blue to 1.FFC Frankfurt

link to German FA: http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=507752&tx_dfbnews_pi1[showUid]=23938&tx_dfbnews_pi4[cat]=84
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 12, 2010, 04:35:02 PM
In the middle of the she kicks article on Yanks possible century comes a lot of clue about Leeds players in the Turkey England squad

Rachel Brown - Everton
Siobhan Chamberlain - Chelsea
Carly Telford - Unattached
Laura Bassett - Unattached
Sophie Bradley - Unattached

Lindsay Johnson - Everton
Claire Rafferty - Chelsea
Alex Scott - Boston Breakers
Casey Stoney - Chelsea
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Rachel Unitt - Everton
Faye White - Arsenal
Danielle Buet - Chelsea
Katie Chapman - Chicago Red Stars
Steph Houghton - Unattached
Jill Scott - Everton
Fara Williams - Everton
Eniola Aluko - Atlanta Beat
Jess Clarke - Unattached
Sue Smith - Unattached

Ellen White - Arsenal :)
Rachel Yankey - Arsenal

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1294
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 12, 2010, 07:19:57 PM
The article was taken from The FA.  http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandTurkey/Previews/Squad (http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandTurkey/Previews/Squad)

Always throught Ellen was the player Arsenal were after from Leeds.  A great signing for now and for the future. Good to see her return home.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 12, 2010, 08:17:50 PM
yeah ive just noticed this....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 12, 2010, 08:18:32 PM
yeah ive just noticed this....
You should be happy no Dowie at Arsenal  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 12, 2010, 09:49:08 PM
haha i hope now jus gotta worry bout chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 13, 2010, 12:47:40 AM
SHEKICKS.NET We're getting a bit excited for the influx of 'player signing' news we're expecting from next week. Super League clubs should hopefully be making announcements then...

They are teasing us there...I wonder if Arsenal will make any announcement  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on July 13, 2010, 03:14:34 PM
is there a definitive date by which players have to commit themselves to a Super League club (or not as the case may be)?

I have heard that a FAWPL club can have one player dual-signed (with a Super League club)

potentially a Super League club player could play for a FAWPL club who remarkably complete all their fixtures before start of Super League

is there a date after which a dual signed player can not play for FAWPL club?

have rules for Super League been sorted yet?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 13, 2010, 05:15:40 PM
The article was taken from The FA.  http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandTurkey/Previews/Squad (http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandTurkey/Previews/Squad)

Always throught Ellen was the player Arsenal were after from Leeds.  A great signing for now and for the future. Good to see her return home.

Officially confirmed: http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6204.0.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 13, 2010, 10:03:05 PM
SHEKICKS.NET We're getting a bit excited for the influx of 'player signing' news we're expecting from next week. Super League clubs should hopefully be making announcements then...

They are teasing us there...I wonder if Arsenal will make any announcement  ???

Gee they may, for the first time in their lives be ahead with news...funny though if they got scooped at the last minute...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 15, 2010, 12:54:45 AM
Women's football is based on the rules that Men's Non-League players adhere to.   Any player that is signed to a club on a NON-CONTRACT basis can leave a club by giving 7 days notice, of the intention to join another team.  This also applies if the club wants to release that player.  CONTRACTED players can only leave with the permission of the club or the payment of the appropriate transfer fee being paid.

In theory a player (for an example only) like Natasha Dowie...could decide to join Watford in the WPL Premier and play until January, give 7 days notice and then join a Super League club i.e. Everton and play through the Summer.

 In reality this situation is only likely to occur in the 1st season of Super League.  A WPL club could put a player on a ONE YEAR CONTRACT (running May 31 - June 1) and pay a wage.  If a Super League club wants to sign that player (in time for the start of the season in March) then  the players club would have the right to ask for a transfer fee. Once the contract expires then they are free to move on a FREE TRANSFER.

A wealthy club like Arsenal or Lincoln could put  players on 2 year contracts to stop them leaving for other clubs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 15, 2010, 01:54:38 PM
Women's football is based on the rules that Men's Non-League players adhere to.   Any player that is signed to a club on a NON-CONTRACT basis can leave a club by giving 7 days notice, of the intention to join another team.  This also applies if the club wants to release that player.  CONTRACTED players can only leave with the permission of the club or the payment of the appropriate transfer fee being paid.

In theory a player (for an example only) like Natasha Dowie...could decide to join Watford in the WPL Premier and play until January, give 7 days notice and then join a Super League club i.e. Everton and play through the Summer.

 In reality this situation is only likely to occur in the 1st season of Super League.  A WPL club could put a player on a ONE YEAR CONTRACT (running May 31 - June 1) and pay a wage.  If a Super League club wants to sign that player (in time for the start of the season in March) then  the players club would have the right to ask for a transfer fee. Once the contract expires then they are free to move on a FREE TRANSFER.

A wealthy club like Arsenal or Lincoln could put  players on 2 year contracts to stop them leaving for other clubs.
There is no transfer window in women's football ?
Looks like it is in contradiction with FIFA rules and regulation  ???
I am curious to see what the FA has done, has the Superleague will mix professional players and amateur players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 15, 2010, 03:48:28 PM
The transfer window that applies in Non-League football is the 3rd or last Thursday in March
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on July 15, 2010, 05:01:37 PM
most women's competitions stipulate dates after which players can not be signed (presume unless exceptional circumstances)

Cup competitions usually require a player to be eligible to have played in quarters (or semis at latest) to be able to play in final
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 15, 2010, 05:09:01 PM
I have been told that FIFA requires 2 transfer window for Leagues with professional players : one that last 12 weeks and one that last 4  weeks.
If the Superleague players are considered  amateurs, there is no problem. Otherwise if some of the girls are professionals, the FA might be in breach
of FIFA rules like FFF was found last season in the OL/Fortuna Hjorring case, if they don't put 2 proper transfer window.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 15, 2010, 10:00:20 PM
It's not a professional league..... it's a semi-professional league.  if it was fully professional, they'd have to give all the players contracts and pay full-time wages.  The FA dress it up as a 'new dawn'  when in fact the only players getting full-time wages are 2 or 3 England players (per club).

If they want a  full-time professional league then pay every player £20,000 - £25,000 a year.  Not going to happen when crowds are under a hundred and the clubs have no means of making an income... The clubs rent the ground, get no money from catering or the club bar.

Clubs like Everton and Arsenal won't get money from Sponsorship and they can't sell ground advertising. 

It will always be an Amateur / Semi-Pro League unless the clubs can build there own grounds and earn income through sponsorship and bar takings.  It's the same as the Unibond / Ryman Leagues with smaller crowds.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 16, 2010, 07:51:19 PM
 ??? What I don't understand is how Arsenal can keep hoovering up all the best players.

I thought the top four players on each club (excluding the England ones on central contracts) were getting contracts of £20,000

So if - for arguments sake - Bryne, Ludlow, Fleeting and Little get Arsenal's £20,000 contracts, you would imagine those left without (Beattie, Fahey etc.) would get contract offers from other Super League teams. No?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 16, 2010, 08:16:17 PM
??? What I don't understand is how Arsenal can keep hoovering up all the best players.

I thought the top four players on each club (excluding the England ones on central contracts) were getting contracts of £20,000

So if - for arguments sake - Bryne, Ludlow, Fleeting and Little get Arsenal's £20,000 contracts, you would imagine those left without (Beattie, Fahey etc.) would get contract offers from other Super League teams. No?

I would expect some of the Arsenal players to have been approached by rival super league teams since the end of the season.  The thing is just because certain players might be able to earn more elsewhere doesn't actually mean they would want to leave Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: charlie on July 17, 2010, 11:21:32 AM
I dont understand the way the pay works either. We jknow white, yankey and yorston have central contracts Im not sure about ellen white but I am sure she would get one soon if not already.  So that leaves all the others to pay and how do you select who gets what?  Are there rules for alloctaing pay?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 17, 2010, 05:21:14 PM
??? What I don't understand is how Arsenal can keep hoovering up all the best players.

I thought the top four players on each club (excluding the England ones on central contracts) were getting contracts of £20,000

So if - for arguments sake - Bryne, Ludlow, Fleeting and Little get Arsenal's £20,000 contracts, you would imagine those left without (Beattie, Fahey etc.) would get contract offers from other Super League teams. No?

I would expect some of the Arsenal players to have been approached by rival super league teams since the end of the season.  The thing is just because certain players might be able to earn more elsewhere doesn't actually mean they would want to leave Arsenal.

No disrespect to Arsenal but for the sake of the competition it would be good to see a fairer distribution of the better players.

I hope Arsenal (and Chelsea and Everton) don't try to get round the rules on wages by handing out sinecures in their Academies or in the club laundry room!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on July 17, 2010, 08:51:23 PM
??? What I don't understand is how Arsenal can keep hoovering up all the best players.

I thought the top four players on each club (excluding the England ones on central contracts) were getting contracts of £20,000

So if - for arguments sake - Bryne, Ludlow, Fleeting and Little get Arsenal's £20,000 contracts, you would imagine those left without (Beattie, Fahey etc.) would get contract offers from other Super League teams. No?

I would expect some of the Arsenal players to have been approached by rival super league teams since the end of the season.  The thing is just because certain players might be able to earn more elsewhere doesn't actually mean they would want to leave Arsenal.

No disrespect to Arsenal but for the sake of the competition it would be good to see a fairer distribution of the better players.

I hope Arsenal (and Chelsea and Everton) don't try to get round the rules on wages by handing out sinecures in their Academies or in the club laundry room! Arsenal have been doing just that for years so it a bit niave to think it will not happen with the other clubs but again its only my opinion..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 18, 2010, 05:05:59 PM
At some clubs the wage bill will be shared amongest the 20 players.

 It's wrong of the FA to say it's a professional league when some players are just getting expenses.  All the FA have done is split the National League in 2 with half of it playing in the Summer. 

If they want a Professional league then they have to pay full-time wages.  At the moment it's a Semi-Pro League and is causing alot of damage to some clubs in the WPL National League. 

Clubs in the WPL National League, still don't know if there players are staying or going to Super League. The season is about 4 weeks away. How can a manager build a side properly?

Once they start to pay full-time wages, there will be an influx of foreign players and that won't benefit the England team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on July 18, 2010, 07:58:57 PM
interesting last comment, but a long way from the same influx of foreign players as in men's

at the moment there are several who will say that the england players playing in wps have improved
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 19, 2010, 02:55:12 PM
Once they start to pay full-time wages, there will be an influx of foreign players and that won't benefit the England team.

I think foreign players playing in the English Super League would benefit the England national team.

It would be the wrong way to go if the governing body decided to restrict players moving to the top level.

If you have a child who is a good musician, what is your first reflex? It is to put the child into a good music school, not in an average one. So why should that not happen in football?

In terms of it preveting English players from making it at the top clubs, I disagree.  For me it is all down to quality.  I believe that to protect the players is not the best way. To put players in the Arsenal team who are not as good as the foreign players would not strengthen the England team but weaken the Arsenal team.

We are in a world where you have to be good enough.  If England want to beat Germany then an English player who comes to Arsenal has to be stronger than the German.  If you are not good enough you won't beat Germany.

People have to accept that we live in a world that is not down to protection but quality. And if you are good enough then nobody will stop you.

The ultamte aim of the FA should be to have the best league in the world.  If the FA want to make the game attractive to a TV audience and truly make it the best league in the world then they have to open the doors to the best players in the world.

The best English players will always make it at the big clubs regardless of the amount of foreign players playing in the league.  

In the men’s game, nobody stopped Steven Gerrard playing at Liverpool, nobody stopped Frank Lampard playing for Chelsea and they have the money to buy who they want. Nobody stopped Rio Ferdinand playing at Manchester United.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2010, 04:54:04 PM
interesting last comment, but a long way from the same influx of foreign players as in men's

at the moment there are several who will say that the england players playing in wps have improved

Oh yes think Eni Aluko in 2007 in China and today for example, not the same player now.
I beliEve with the perofrmance level she has today England could have won that World Cup actually.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 20, 2010, 12:54:16 AM
Lincoln being linked with Icelandic goal machine Margret Lara Vidarsdottir...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 25, 2010, 03:42:20 PM
Some recent gossip:
A Wales international forward is leaving Arsenal.
An England international right sided player is leaving Chelsea and another international player is going on loan from Chelsea to a lower division team.  
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on July 25, 2010, 08:23:21 PM
Some recent gossip:
A Wales international forward is leaving Arsenal.
An England international right sided player is leaving Chelsea and another international player is going on loan from Chelsea to a lower division team.  

wonder who the Welsh player is  ;D - more pertinently where might she be going?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 25, 2010, 08:42:08 PM
does the initials go like this.....
HL. DS. KD
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 25, 2010, 09:10:11 PM
Blackburn sign new striker..............???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 25, 2010, 09:20:27 PM
Waiting to see where they are all moving.  I think the Leeds players  movements has started a big musical chair game lol.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on July 26, 2010, 06:02:50 PM
Blackburn Rovers have signed ex-Forest forward Levi Penny (for the second time). 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 27, 2010, 12:37:15 PM
i think arsenal ave got one of englnds young talents from d north
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 27, 2010, 12:54:19 PM
i think arsenal ave got one of englnds young talents from d north

Is that in addition to Nobbs and Houghton?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 27, 2010, 12:55:29 PM
nope
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 27, 2010, 01:07:44 PM
i think arsenal ave got one of englnds young talents from d north

I expect Arsenal will formally announce any new signing once Vic has returned from Austria.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 28, 2010, 12:50:20 PM
i think round 5th august
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on July 28, 2010, 01:32:46 PM
Vic returned to the UK today from Arsenal's training camp in Austria.  I expect any new signings to be announced over the next few days. I assume the team photos will be taking place on the 5th August, which is the day Arsenal FC have members day at the Emirates.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on July 28, 2010, 07:00:30 PM
looks like deffo like then
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 02, 2010, 12:32:40 PM


Rochdale Ladies AFC have today completed the summer signing of 19 year old striker Keeleigh Savage from Everton.

Savage, who is no stranger to the FA Premier League Northern Division, made her senior debut at Manchester City in the 2006/7 season.

Rochdale Ladies AFC 1st team coach Steve Walmsley, who gave Savage her debut at Manchester City, said "We are delighted to be re-united with Keeleigh, as me and the Gaffer (Phil Pearson) have known her since her junior days, at which she has represented both (Rochdale & Man City).

"This is a great signing for the club and a great move for Keeleigh, as we all know what she is capable of achieving with her natural instinct for goal, and more importantly, we really believe that this move will give her a platform to fufill her ambitions.

"We all realise at Rochdale that this is a fantastic division to be in, as we will face an excellent quality of opposition week in, week out. We also feel that we can rise to the challenge with the fantastic set off players that we already have on board, and more importantly we are always looking to attract more quality players that will take us on to that new level.."

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1381



Rochdale AFC Ladies are wasting no time in their preparations for life in the Premier League, adding Natalie Brewer from Blackburn Rovers.

Brewer, a 26 year-old defender who has been virtually ever-present with Rovers over the last six years, brings a wealth of National Division knowledge and experience with her, that will add to Rochdale's quest in building a team that will compete with the very best.

Brewer explained the reason for the move: "I feel that Rochdale are an ambitous club with a good management structure in place, who are looking to bring in players with both quality and experience, to add to the strong squad that they currently have.

"I also want to be able to enjoy playing football and achieve things both as an individual and as part of a team, I believe that all these are possible whilst playing for Rochdale."

Manager Phil Pearson hailed the signing by adding; "Nat is without doubt an excellent coup for us, and she will add a fantastic level of National Premiership experience we need."

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1396
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 03, 2010, 12:47:38 PM
Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley to Lincoln  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 03, 2010, 01:13:25 PM
Tuesday 3 August

England Internationals Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley have signed contracts with Lincoln Ladies FC to join the squad that will play in the inaugural Women’s FA Super League.
 
Clarke, a 21 year-old winger, capped a great performance by scoring with a far post header in England's 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Turkey at Walsall last week. She is a product of Leeds’ youth system, with 17 full England caps and five international goals. 

Sophie Bradley is an FA Centre graduate. The 20-year-old former Leeds Carnegie and Nottingham Forest central defender has captained England at U19 level and had a successful stint in the U23 team before joining the full England squad. The Leeds Carnegie captain was the mainstay of the best defence in last season’s Women's Premiership

Both will be joining Lincoln Ladies directly from Leeds Carnegie.

Lincoln Ladies manager Rod Wilson said: “We’re delighted to have secured these two valuable players – Jess is a very quick and tricky right winger who I have watched develop over the last six years and Sophie is an extremely dependable defender.

They represent the first of a number of important signings we’ll be making as we prepare for the March launch of the FA Super League.”

Source: thefa.com
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: PFA_GMF on August 03, 2010, 02:05:26 PM
http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/double-is-major-coup-for-lady-imps
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 03, 2010, 10:25:46 PM
According to some sources Amy Kane and Faye McCoy have gone back to Everton...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 04, 2010, 12:16:29 AM
According to some sources Amy Kane and Faye McCoy have gone back to Everton...
well you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes when both were at the Preston tournament Sunday last, both with their Everton kits on.. So your source may well be right lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on August 04, 2010, 12:56:32 AM
wow  :o hahahaha anything new
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 04, 2010, 11:55:51 AM
According to some sources Amy Kane and Faye McCoy have gone back to Everton...
well you don't have to be Sherlock Holmes when both were at the Preston tournament Sunday last, both with their Everton kits on.. So your source may well be right lol

Well Watson, it hasn't been posted on here before and hasn't appeared on She kicks or the Everton site so it seemed fair enough to comment on it...wasn't at the Preston tournament, indeed I didn't even know there was one..Were they keeping it a secret?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 04, 2010, 12:10:27 PM
Well as your weren't at the Preston Tournament, you won't know that Liverpool beat Manchester City 1-0 in the final, with a goal coming from Nicki Harding (ex-Blackburn)

Danielle Hill, played in goal and was joined in the team by Gemma Watson (Preston North End) and the Blackburn duo of Natalie Preston and Lynda Shepherd.   

Manchester City were weakened by the non-availability of new signing Sarah Danby (Sunderland).

It's not just Leeds and Sunderland to lose players to Super League, Blackburn have lost the majority of the team that finished in mid-table, last season.  Blackburn have recruited Kim Turner, from Manchester City and re-signed Levi Penny (Nottingham Forest).

The 1st team squad is currently very small, so a few more signings are expected.....8 departures and 2 signings since the end of the season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 04, 2010, 03:18:45 PM
Liverpool win Preston Tournament.

Report and pictures from the official website:

http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.co.uk/Pages/Article.aspx?id=28&articleid=167
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on August 04, 2010, 03:29:43 PM
manchester city weakened ??????????? they were damn gd n d keeper wa really gd
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 04, 2010, 05:42:53 PM
Arsenal Strengthen

With the launch of the new FA Women’s Super League next year the summer months have been a busy time for the 8 clubs to secure new players. Arsenal have already announced the signing of striker Ellen White from Leeds Carnegie and hope to make two further signings over the next week.

Arsenal Members day takes place tomorrow at Emirates Stadium where the Ladies squad will have their official photocall day alongside the men’s team.

Source: Arsenal Ladies newsletter
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: PFA_GMF on August 04, 2010, 08:09:02 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 04, 2010, 08:12:44 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the

I think they look good to finish in the top 5.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 04, 2010, 10:41:20 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Wonder where Geoff is? As predicted by myself, places of last years stalwarts are soon being snapped up.. 3 down 8 to go, sorry, 7 to go I think keeper will be safe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Roberts on August 05, 2010, 12:00:31 AM
You've got to be gutted if you were a Lincoln winger seeing the new signings
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on August 05, 2010, 03:13:12 AM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Wonder where Geoff is? As predicted by myself, places of last years stalwarts are soon being snapped up.. 3 down 8 to go, sorry, 7 to go I think keeper will be safe.

one of the more disgusting sides of the super league for me.. players who stood with lincoln wil now be replaced.. bet they are gutted... no loyalty in football eh.. guess that goes for the womens teams as well when money comes into it..

super league? money league more like......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 05, 2010, 09:47:34 AM
It is indeed a kick in the teeth for those girls.
I am sure they can still try to compete with the new signings and win their place back.
The same thing is happening at Liverpool, where an influx of players has started already.
Well that is what the FA wanted and League where all the top players would play.
It is all benefits to Lincoln as I think it would have been more difficult to recruit that type of players without the Superleague and staying at level 2 of pyramid.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on August 05, 2010, 10:20:57 AM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the

I think they look good to finish in the top 5.

only 8 teams so good chance
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 05, 2010, 11:22:40 AM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Yes 3rd from the bottom, who will finish below them, Liverpool and Bristol maybe? The only two without an influx of internationals upto yet and had not got too many to start with.

I think they look good to finish in the top 5.

only 8 teams so good chance
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 05, 2010, 01:36:56 PM
they will be no better than the Old Leeds team..... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 05, 2010, 04:49:53 PM
Danielle Hill didn't stay long in the ranks of Liverpool, according to UEFA.com...she is the No.13 in the Everton squad playing in the Champions League.

http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/clubs/club=2600232/index.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 05, 2010, 06:22:52 PM
must be the shortest transfer ever like a few days...wonder what the FA made of the paperwork..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 05, 2010, 07:04:15 PM
You've got to be gutted if you were a Lincoln winger seeing the new signings

Last year Lincoln usually had an American girl Randi Johns and Sophie Barker as the wingers - I think Johns went home and Barker can play in a few other positions. Paige Crossman was another but only 16/17 years old.

Just need a striker now to finish off all these crosses that will be coming in!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 05, 2010, 07:08:35 PM
Pre-season games aren't governed by the FA, so anyone can play in friendlies. Danielle also played some games for Blackburn pre-season.

To play in UEFA she'd have to be a registered player.

Who will Liverpool turn to for a new goalkeeper?  That's the next question, as Dani would have been 1st choice at Liverpool but may only be a sub at Everton.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 05, 2010, 07:41:28 PM
Pre-season games aren't governed by the FA, so anyone can play in friendlies. Danielle also played some games for Blackburn pre-season.

To play in UEFA she'd have to be a registered player.

Who will Liverpool turn to for a new goalkeeper?  That's the next question, as Dani would have been 1st choice at Liverpool but may only be a sub at Everton.
So you are presuming Brown is still going to be at Everton next season?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 05, 2010, 07:50:40 PM
Any other SL club to take her as number 1 ?
We could take her as number 4 maybe  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 05, 2010, 08:01:29 PM
Considering Everton's season started today, it's a good chance Rachel Brown will be wearing the No.1 shirt.  Hill has probably been signed as cover for Brown's pending knee operation.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 05, 2010, 08:32:28 PM
Considering Everton's season started today, it's a good chance Rachel Brown will be wearing the No.1 shirt.  Hill has probably been signed as cover for Brown's pending knee operation.
you are correct, Brown played today with Hill on the bench, England squad selection Buet and Telford make way for Carney and Smith swapping a keeper for a outfield player? The mind boggles..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 05, 2010, 08:36:33 PM
England squad selection Buet and Telford make way for Carney and Smith swapping a keeper for a outfield player? The mind boggles..
Well the keeper number 2 and 4 are injured so Powell called up 1 and 3, probably number 5 is not rated good enough to come...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 05, 2010, 10:47:48 PM
Steph Houghton signs on at Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 05, 2010, 11:06:08 PM
England squad selection Buet and Telford make way for Carney and Smith swapping a keeper for a outfield player? The mind boggles..
Well the keeper number 2 and 4 are injured so Powell called up 1 and 3, probably number 5 is not rated good enough to come...
One would think thats Spencer then?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 05, 2010, 11:20:08 PM
Marie Hourihan probably.

Cheryl Foster ( Liverpool) to St Francis :
http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/matches/season=2011/round=2000169/match=2002593/index.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on August 06, 2010, 01:52:56 AM
looks like lincoln also have lucy staniforth too
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 06, 2010, 08:47:17 AM
Marie Hourihan probably.

Cheryl Foster ( Liverpool) to St Francis :
http://www.uefa.com/womenschampionsleague/matches/season=2011/round=2000169/match=2002593/index.html
and Kelly Jones judging from that info on your link
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 06, 2010, 11:59:56 AM
Rochdale continue to prepare for the Northern Premier League, with the addition of former Blackburn Rovers player, Sammy Fleck.

Rochdale have also signed Natalie Brewer from Blackburn Rovers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Vimes on August 06, 2010, 03:01:00 PM
Alexandra Culvin (Everton, ex-Leeds) to AZ (Alkmaar, Netherlands):

http://www.vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5845&Itemid=1
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2010, 03:05:00 PM
Isn't Jessica Fishlock over there as well ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on August 06, 2010, 03:42:42 PM
ur a bit clever aint ya
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2010, 03:50:44 PM
We French are clever  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 06, 2010, 05:06:40 PM
I am glad that Culvin the Thug has left these shores for pastures new.... ;D

Shlj, have you seen the video of Thierry Henry meeting St Peter outside the Pearly Gates?......if not , let me know and I will send it to you - you will realise that the French are not so clever afterall ;D ;D.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 06, 2010, 06:18:27 PM
That's very harsh on Alex Culvin....a decent and committed player. 

Nothing wrong with being physical. After all a certain Welsh player is well known for dishing it out...and was rightly sent off at Everton last season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 06, 2010, 06:35:07 PM
Nothing wrong with being physical. After all a certain Welsh player is well known for dishing it out...and was rightly sent off at Everton last season.

Although Ludlow has largely got herself into trouble for retaliation. The incident you talk about should have seen Fara Williams sent off as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2010, 07:09:38 PM
Well we know how the FA is lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 06, 2010, 07:32:46 PM
Well we know how the FA is lol

I would blame the ref rather than the FA in relation to the incident involving Jayne and Fara.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2010, 07:58:10 PM
Well we know how the FA is lol

I would blame the ref rather than the FA in relation to the incident involving Jayne and Fara.
The FA did not have a look at the video after the game like they do for some men's game.
Until the incident she was doing all right, in comparison to the one who reffed the League Cup semi-final.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 06, 2010, 08:05:03 PM
Well we know how the FA is lol

I would blame the ref rather than the FA in relation to the incident involving Jayne and Fara.
The FA did not have a look at the video after the game like they do for some men's game.
Until the incident she was doing all right, in comparison to the one who reffed the League Cup semi-final.


The quality of the video was not good enough compared to the close up you would get on sky.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 06, 2010, 09:03:05 PM
Suppose Dowie was to blame as well, for getting her head in the way of Emma Byrne's fist. 

Arsenal like to dish it out, so they should be able to take it.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 06, 2010, 09:16:03 PM
Suppose Dowie was to blame as well, for getting her head in the way of Emma Byrne's fist. 

Arsenal like to dish it out, so they should be able to take it.

Did you actually witness the incident?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 07, 2010, 02:28:54 AM
The Asst Referee did and that's all that matters.  But I have seen the lump on a players head after she was a victim of an elbow from an Arsenal player.  Arsenal aren't perfect......they can be as dirty as any team and to single out an individual player as a 'thug' is simply unfair.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 07, 2010, 01:24:45 PM
ur a bit clever aint ya
Not so clever after all, it looks like Fishlock is on her way to South London alongside a left footed playmaker from the midlands.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 07, 2010, 01:27:52 PM
 ::) ...anyway, Lincoln's manager Wilson was quoted in the local rag the other day saying he nearly got Casey Stoney.

She knocked him back due to the lack of other 'big names' then at Lincoln. He was also in for Houghton, Nobbs and White but lost out to more "established" clubs. Says he has a few more irons in the fire and hopes the signings from Leeds will convince others to join.

Another thing he said was that Jodie Michalska is on maternity leave. I'm glad he's keeping her as she is fantastic player and goal machine - she's one that can definately step up.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/sport/OOH-Lincoln-Ladies-sign-England-international-Sue-Smith/article-2492658-detail/article.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 07, 2010, 04:04:44 PM
She knocked him back due to the lack of other 'big names' then at Lincoln. He was also in for Houghton, Nobbs and White but lost out to more "established" clubs. Says he has a few more irons in the fire and hopes the signings from Leeds will convince others to join.
Maybe he could try for Faye White instead of Ellen White   ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on August 07, 2010, 07:54:36 PM

Maybe he could try for Faye White instead of Ellen White   ;D
vraiment!!! ;D ;D

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 10, 2010, 11:30:06 AM
Lincoln Add Horwood And Staniforth

After signing an England trio, Lincoln further strengthened their FA Super League squad, with the additions of Bonnie Horwood and Lucy Staniforth.

The youngest of the team to date is 17 year-old Lucy Staniforth, a versatile midfielder who is joining from Sunderland. Staniforth has represented England at U-17 and U-19 level and has just returned from the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

Staniforth will combine playing for Lincoln Ladies with continuing her studies at Lincoln College.

Joining Staniforth is Bonnie Horwood, a 23 year-old central midfielder from Watford Ladies.

An ex-England U-21 player, Horwood is looking to earn a place back in the national team and believes playing in the Super League will help her achieve that goal.

Manager Rod Wilson said: “Both these girls will be fulfilling important roles in our squad. Lucy is excellent and can play anywhere in midfield, although I think she is best when playing centrally. She is a hard worker and is a set-ball specialist. Her corners are as dangerous as I've seen in the game.

"Bonnie Harwood is a very technical midfielder player, who reads the game well and has a very good work rate. She is an experienced player who has played against us in the League and FA Cup on a number of occasions.”

In addition to being part of the first team, both players will be seen out and about around Lincolnshire, supporting Lincoln Ladies’ work in the community.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1450
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 10, 2010, 02:30:32 PM
Arsenal today confirmed the signings of Jordan Nobbs and Steph Houghton.

Further detail: http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6256.msg51641.html#msg51641
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: marko1301 on August 10, 2010, 09:48:32 PM
More Lincoln gossip...

Hmm...Katie Holtham of Buffalo Flash is showing up as one of Lincoln City's notable players. Is she a possible new signing from Leeds or did she once play for them?

Title: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: marko1301 on August 10, 2010, 10:04:58 PM
OOH Lincoln Ladies sign England international Sue Smith from Leeds

Sue Smith.
OOH LINCOLN LADIES have clinched the biggest signing in their history by snapping up former England player of the year Sue Smith from Leeds Carnegie.
The Lady Imps are keen to strengthen their ranks with high-profile signings capable of mounting a challenge in the Women's Super League, which begins in March next year.
And manager Rod Wilson is delighted Smith has agreed to join the club having had time to weigh up what he has described as a "tremendous offer".
"Signing Smith is a tremendous coup for the club," he said. "She'll be instrumental in shaping our future both on and off the field with her extensive experience and knowledge of football and the set up of the women's game.

"We are starting to build a very young and exciting squad and Sue will add much needed experience for the forth coming campaign.
"It is very exciting for the city especially as Sue will be visiting schools and clubs in the region on our behalf inspiring young females to follow in her shoes."
Lincoln had competition from a string of rival clubs to sign Smith.
"She had contract offers on the table from a number of clubs, so she was weighing up the options," added Wilson. "We have given her a tremendous offer which more than competed with the financial incentives our rivals are offering her."
On Tuesday the club announced the capture of two England internationals, with winger Jess Clarke and centre-half Sophie Bradley, who are also both moving from Carnegie.
The trio of arrivals has left Wilson excited at the potential of his options next season.
"There could be some real width to our team next season. With Sue potentially on one side and Jess (Clarke) on the other we would have excellent service to our forwards, and some international experience," said the manager.
"These players portray the type of quality I am targeting in the transfer market.
"We still need a couple more in, especially forwards with cover needed for Jodie (Michalska, who is on maternity leave)."
Wilson's search for talent has led him abroad with scouts working hard in Germany and the manager himself due to travel to Northern Ireland to cast an eye over the qualifying rounds of the Women's Champions League.
The Lady Imps recently missed out on Chelsea Ladies international Casey Stoney, who it was thought decided against a move north because of a lack of international talent at the Lady Imps.
But Wilson is hopeful that the arrivals of Smith, Clarke and Bradley will showcase the club's ambition, and in turn attract yet more stars to the Lincolnshire outfit.
"Casey didn't want to be the only big-name player at the club, and therefore couldn't risk being the first to sign," he said.
"There was also Jordan Nobbs and Ellen White who we were in for but opted for more established clubs like Sunderland and Arsenal, respectively.
"But I am hoping now Sue, Sophie and Jess have committed themselves, that more of the players I am talking with will finalise their deals."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on August 11, 2010, 02:47:35 AM
More Lincoln gossip...

Hmm...Katie Holtham of Buffalo Flash is showing up as one of Lincoln City's notable players. Is she a possible new signing from Leeds or did she once play for them?



She was at Lincoln seven years ago before she moved to Bristol Academy. Nottingham girl so it's not too far from home for her.
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: EliteImp on August 11, 2010, 06:08:00 AM

Wilson's search for talent has led him abroad with scouts working hard in Germany and the manager himself due to travel to Northern Ireland to cast an eye over the qualifying rounds of the Women's Champions League.


I wonder who Rod's got his eye on from Duisburg? :o
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 11, 2010, 08:39:27 AM

Wilson's search for talent has led him abroad with scouts working hard in Germany and the manager himself due to travel to Northern Ireland to cast an eye over the qualifying rounds of the Women's Champions League.


I wonder who Rod's got his eye on from Duisburg? :o

Not the cheating rat I hope....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 11, 2010, 11:05:30 AM
OOH Lincoln Ladies sign England international Sue Smith from Leeds

Sue Smith.
OOH LINCOLN LADIES have clinched the biggest signing in their history by snapping up former England player of the year Sue Smith from Leeds Carnegie.
The Lady Imps are keen to strengthen their ranks with high-profile signings capable of mounting a challenge in the Women's Super League, which begins in March next year.
And manager Rod Wilson is delighted Smith has agreed to join the club having had time to weigh up what he has described as a "tremendous offer".
"Signing Smith is a tremendous coup for the club," he said. "She'll be instrumental in shaping our future both on and off the field with her extensive experience and knowledge of football and the set up of the women's game.

"We are starting to build a very young and exciting squad and Sue will add much needed experience for the forth coming campaign.
"It is very exciting for the city especially as Sue will be visiting schools and clubs in the region on our behalf inspiring young females to follow in her shoes."
Lincoln had competition from a string of rival clubs to sign Smith.
"She had contract offers on the table from a number of clubs, so she was weighing up the options," added Wilson. "We have given her a tremendous offer which more than competed with the financial incentives our rivals are offering her."
On Tuesday the club announced the capture of two England internationals, with winger Jess Clarke and centre-half Sophie Bradley, who are also both moving from Carnegie.
The trio of arrivals has left Wilson excited at the potential of his options next season.
"There could be some real width to our team next season. With Sue potentially on one side and Jess (Clarke) on the other we would have excellent service to our forwards, and some international experience," said the manager.
"These players portray the type of quality I am targeting in the transfer market.
"We still need a couple more in, especially forwards with cover needed for Jodie (Michalska, who is on maternity leave)."
Wilson's search for talent has led him abroad with scouts working hard in Germany and the manager himself due to travel to Northern Ireland to cast an eye over the qualifying rounds of the Women's Champions League.
The Lady Imps recently missed out on Chelsea Ladies international Casey Stoney, who it was thought decided against a move north because of a lack of international talent at the Lady Imps.
But Wilson is hopeful that the arrivals of Smith, Clarke and Bradley will showcase the club's ambition, and in turn attract yet more stars to the Lincolnshire outfit.
"Casey didn't want to be the only big-name player at the club, and therefore couldn't risk being the first to sign," he said.
"There was also Jordan Nobbs and Ellen White who we were in for but opted for more established clubs like Sunderland and Arsenal, respectively.
"But I am hoping now Sue, Sophie and Jess have committed themselves, that more of the players I am talking with will finalise their deals."

This was already posted  http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6245.0.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 11, 2010, 12:12:57 PM
I would be surprised if Duisburg players come to Lincoln. I mean the German ones have been asked to stay until after the WC2011.
Bundesliga is gonna close early ( 13th of March !) though, so all the players not selected for the WC are potential targets for the Superleague teams.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: OOH Fayefan on August 11, 2010, 12:50:17 PM
Culvin was involved when Kelly Smith was sent off up at Leeds a season or 2 ago and whenever I have watched her since , she has the 'if it moves kick it' mentality...which is a pity as when she knuckles down to the football, she is not that bad - but still a thug - Imo Ludlow is a hard player but mostly fair although no player can always time their tackles 100% - Generally my view from watching the Ladies game is that some teams set out to deliberatly be tough and late against Arsenal to upset their rhythm ( something they get from the men's game) but Arsenal are not the instigaters of the same tactics against the opposition. Teams like Leeds should look at Holland Men's team and see where the rough hand tactics got them in the World Cup Final and concentrate on playing football.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 11, 2010, 02:35:37 PM
Looks like Chelsea are going to sign a former Arsenal player who was in the squad in the sextuple year.
More news on Friday apparently.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 11, 2010, 03:14:31 PM
Looks like Chelsea are going to sign a former Arsenal player who was in the squad in the sextuple year.
More news on Friday apparently.

The ex Arsenal players from that season


http://www.arsenal.com/ladies/statistics?season=2006-2007
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 11, 2010, 05:27:23 PM
When you think most of those players won us the quadruple :

6 of them in the USA
2 at Chelsea
2 at Watford
2 retired from football.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 11, 2010, 05:34:14 PM
When you think most of those players won us the quadruple :

6 of them in the USA
2 at Chelsea
2 at Watford
2 retired from football.

Who has retired? Mary Phillip and...Seana Cooke???
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: pat51 on August 11, 2010, 06:43:15 PM

 Quote  'Not the cheating rat I hope'....     Sorry, but which Duisburg player is the 'cheating rat' and why ?
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: EliteImp on August 11, 2010, 07:06:10 PM

 Quote  'Not the cheating rat I hope'....     Sorry, but which Duisburg player is the 'cheating rat' and why ?

This must refer to an incident from the other day, when Duisburg horsed Dr. Gonzo's beloved Glasgow City 4-0. Then Celtic overtook them in the league!  :-[

As for Chelsea, wasn't Sanderson's parting shot along the lines of: "I'm only leaving because of the delay in the Super League"? Would be good for the competition to have her back imo.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 11, 2010, 07:56:29 PM
Who has retired? Mary Phillip and...Seana Cooke???
Last I have heard is Sticks does not play footie any more  :'(
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: Aphrodites Child on August 11, 2010, 09:23:04 PM

 Quote  'Not the cheating rat I hope'....     Sorry, but which Duisburg player is the 'cheating rat' and why ?

last I heard Crouch had not joined Duisburg ...  ;D ;D
Title: Re: old news you might not have read from Lincolnshire Echo....
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 11, 2010, 10:39:00 PM

 Quote  'Not the cheating rat I hope'....     Sorry, but which Duisburg player is the 'cheating rat' and why ?

This must refer to an incident from the other day, when Duisburg horsed Dr. Gonzo's beloved Glasgow City 4-0. Then Celtic overtook them in the league!  :-[

As for Chelsea, wasn't Sanderson's parting shot along the lines of: "I'm only leaving because of the delay in the Super League"? Would be good for the competition to have her back imo.

Hardly 'horsed' there was a lot of play acting from the Duisberg players.  With a shocking challenge by keeper Holl on Jane Ross which was waved away and Femke Maes went down in installments for Duisburg's penalty which was very soft if it was one at all.  As for Celtic their midweek match against Hamilton was a bit of a struggle by all accounts so I can see them dropping points....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 17, 2010, 07:34:21 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Wonder where Geoff is? As predicted by myself, places of last years stalwarts are soon being snapped up.. 3 down 8 to go, sorry, 7 to go I think keeper will be safe.
another 3 added today to Lincoln Carnegie so with the other 2 recently and if the keeper stays I make it 2 places left for the old brigade to squabble over.. Oops did I say Carnegie? Freudian slip one might say.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 17, 2010, 07:37:38 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Wonder where Geoff is? As predicted by myself, places of last years stalwarts are soon being snapped up.. 3 down 8 to go, sorry, 7 to go I think keeper will be safe.
another 3 added today to Lincoln Carnegie so with the other 2 recently and if the keeper stays I make it 2 places left for the old brigade to squabble over.. Oops did I say Carnegie? Freudian slip one might say.

And what is wrong with that?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 17, 2010, 08:04:06 PM
Well I know of one National League club that won't be signing players not wanted by Lincoln - they simply won't be wanted or considered good enough.

It's a shame that they are likely to be just cast aside by Lincoln, but I'm sure they'll get places at Leicester City.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on August 17, 2010, 08:06:36 PM
Well I know of one National League club that won't be signing players not wanted by Lincoln - they simply won't be wanted or considered good enough.

It's a shame that they are likely to be just cast aside by Lincoln, but I'm sure they'll get places at Leicester City.


This is competitive sport.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on August 17, 2010, 10:45:57 PM
Lincoln have signed England legend Sue Smith, in addition to former Leeds pair Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke!!!  Looking good for next season

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/lincoln-snap-up-third-england-international-of-the
Wonder where Geoff is? As predicted by myself, places of last years stalwarts are soon being snapped up.. 3 down 8 to go, sorry, 7 to go I think keeper will be safe.
another 3 added today to Lincoln Carnegie so with the other 2 recently and if the keeper stays I make it 2 places left for the old brigade to squabble over.. Oops did I say Carnegie? Freudian slip one might say.

And what is wrong with that?
Nothing at all is wrong with it John apart from, then chairman Geoff arguing with me when I predicted this would happen and him adamant that their current players had a good chance to be part of superleague with Lincoln.. I'm just gloating in my correctness, by the way is Geoff still at Lincoln cos in todays statement Ray Trewe is named as chairman and Ladyimps.com is no more?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 20, 2010, 09:11:46 PM
Well I know of one National League club that won't be signing players not wanted by Lincoln - they simply won't be wanted or considered good enough.

It's a shame that they are likely to be just cast aside by Lincoln, but I'm sure they'll get places at Leicester City.

 ::) Arrant nonsense! Lincoln's players from last year would walk into any team in the National Division.

Geoff stood down as chairman, but to be fair it looks like he was right and the core of last year's team will get their chance.

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/sport/Lady-Imps-invite-players-fight-futures-new-Women-s-Super-League/article-2538117-detail/article.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on August 20, 2010, 10:41:12 PM
Lincoln didn't earn the right to play top flight football on the field of play....Liverpool did by winning the Northern League at a canter. 

The biggest flaw with the Super League is it's based on ability to pay and who has the most money.  One day the money will run out or a bigger and richer club will get interested.  Man City in Super League?  That would cause more than a few ruffles amongest the big 2 - Arsenal and Everton.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 21, 2010, 05:20:04 PM
That's as may be ... but the Lincoln players who finished second in the second level last season would obviously be good enough to play in the second level this year.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 01, 2010, 05:57:20 PM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 01, 2010, 06:46:20 PM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.

They certainly look like a team that could finish in the top 4.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 01, 2010, 08:08:51 PM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.

They certainly look like a team that could finish in the top 4.

as almost Leeds Carnegie re-incarnated a top four finish would be in keeping with last season's final table
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on September 01, 2010, 10:16:58 PM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.

They certainly look like a team that could finish in the top 4.

as almost Leeds Carnegie re-incarnated a top four finish would be in keeping with last season's final table
Will Hobbs be Hawkes' understudy?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 02, 2010, 02:13:24 AM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.

They certainly look like a team that could finish in the top 4.

as almost Leeds Carnegie re-incarnated a top four finish would be in keeping with last season's final table
Will Hobbs be Hawkes' understudy?

I guess only the manager can answer that, but competition for places is always a good thing. If you need to sign another goalie may as well make it one good enough to challenge and Hobbs certainly is.

It's said 'the league table doesn't lie' - but hopefully a league table only 14-games-old might tell a little white porkie and Lincoln can gatecrash the top two! A day out in Nottingham wouldn't go amiss either...

Obviously I say all that with due respect to the teams with top-level experience already in the bank.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 02, 2010, 11:07:52 AM
Carla Cantrell and Nicola Hobbs announced as Lincoln signings today.

They certainly look like a team that could finish in the top 4.

as almost Leeds Carnegie re-incarnated a top four finish would be in keeping with last season's final table
[b]Will Hobbs be Hawkes' understudy?[/b]

I guess only the manager can answer that, but competition for places is always a good thing. If you need to sign another goalie may as well make it one good enough to challenge and Hobbs certainly is.

It's said 'the league table doesn't lie' - but hopefully a league table only 14-games-old might tell a little white porkie and Lincoln can gatecrash the top two! A day out in Nottingham wouldn't go amiss either...

Obviously I say all that with due respect to the teams with top-level experience already in the bank.


[/quote]

Nicola is a very competent keeper and the Hobbs Hawkes' bit has a further football link - Subbuteo!

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 02, 2010, 12:32:00 PM
I guess only the manager can answer that, but competition for places is always a good thing. If you need to sign another goalie may as well make it one good enough to challenge and Hobbs certainly is.

It's said 'the league table doesn't lie' - but hopefully a league table only 14-games-old might tell a little white porkie and Lincoln can gatecrash the top two! A day out in Nottingham wouldn't go amiss either...

Obviously I say all that with due respect to the teams with top-level experience already in the bank.

I expect a tight competition because most team seem to get reinforcements so far (as wanted by the FA ) and  probably 97% of the top English players (except those  in the USA) will play in the Superleague. It is up to the managers to integrate the new recruits and form a cohesive unit on the pitch.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: KIPAX on September 02, 2010, 01:19:30 PM
Nothing at all is wrong with it John apart from, then chairman Geoff arguing with me when I predicted this would happen and him adamant that their current players had a good chance to be part of superleague with Lincoln..

I said the same thing. the players that have stood beside the club will be cast aside to make way for superleague quality players...  yes its a competative game... However I hope when promotion/relegation starts that Lincoln are the first to be relegated for these reasons.. The way they treat the loyal players  and because they dont deserve to be there in the first place.. shouldnt be a money league..A chairman who is utterly apposed to the superleague (all recorded on here) and all its stands for.. then is in a mad rush to join it when the pound signs appear :( I dont hate lincoln.. but it would be justice if they are the first team to be relegated.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 02, 2010, 09:56:11 PM
Nothing at all is wrong with it John apart from, then chairman Geoff arguing with me when I predicted this would happen and him adamant that their current players had a good chance to be part of superleague with Lincoln..

I said the same thing. the players that have stood beside the club will be cast aside to make way for superleague quality players...  yes its a competative game... However I hope when promotion/relegation starts that Lincoln are the first to be relegated for these reasons.. The way they treat the loyal players  and because they dont deserve to be there in the first place.. shouldnt be a money league..A chairman who is utterly apposed to the superleague (all recorded on here) and all its stands for.. then is in a mad rush to join it when the pound signs appear :( I dont hate lincoln.. but it would be justice if they are the first team to be relegated.

Relegated? It will be a hard job getting relegated from a closed shop...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 03, 2010, 12:57:20 AM
I think kipax is talking about year 3 when the league reverts to promotion and relegation.  The league is totally about money and the FA aren't interested in the clubs that have been left behind.  How can a league which plays only 14 games a season be credible.  I can see Super League being scrapped after year 2 and a 16 team National League being formed.

The casual football fan isn't committ to follow a team if they only have 7 home games. My club isn't in Super League and as I only get to support ONE team, I won't be supporting anyone else. 

The league is simply too small for the public to get behind....will Sunderland and Newcastle fans be travelling to Doncaster to support Belles?  A women complained on Radio 5 that her football loving daughter had no women's team to support...if Super League is to work then it can't be a mini-elite league it has to be a proper competition with 20 teams spread throughout the country...

This is who a proper league should look: with promotion and relegation after a couple of seasons)

London - Arsenal, Millwall, Chelsea

South-West- Plymouth, Bristol A

Midlands - Villa, City, Leicester, Forest, Lincoln

North-West - Man City, Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool,

North-East/Yorkshire - Sunderland, Newcastle, Leeds, Doncaster

East Anglia - Norwich, Ipswich

If the game is really to gain the public interest then it was to be a league of this size.  If you have no local team to watch then why would you travel to watch a team you have no affinity with.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on September 03, 2010, 10:48:04 AM
I think kipax is talking about year 3 when the league reverts to promotion and relegation.  The league is totally about money and the FA aren't interested in the clubs that have been left behind.  How can a league which plays only 14 games a season be credible.  I can see Super League being scrapped after year 2 and a 16 team National League being formed.

The casual football fan isn't committ to follow a team if they only have 7 home games. My club isn't in Super League and as I only get to support ONE team, I won't be supporting anyone else. 

The league is simply too small for the public to get behind....will Sunderland and Newcastle fans be travelling to Doncaster to support Belles?  A women complained on Radio 5 that her football loving daughter had no women's team to support...if Super League is to work then it can't be a mini-elite league it has to be a proper competition with 20 teams spread throughout the country...

This is who a proper league should look: with promotion and relegation after a couple of seasons)

London - Arsenal, Millwall, Chelsea

South-West- Plymouth, Bristol A

Midlands - Villa, City, Leicester, Forest, Lincoln

North-West - Man City, Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool,

North-East/Yorkshire - Sunderland, Newcastle, Leeds, Doncaster

East Anglia - Norwich, Ipswich

If the game is really to gain the public interest then it was to be a league of this size.  If you have no local team to watch then why would you travel to watch a team you have no affinity with.


Nice post JR. Agree with what you say and would only add Portsmouth and Reading to your list of deserving cases for the true Southerners amongst us !
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on September 06, 2010, 04:49:06 PM
I think kipax is talking about year 3 when the league reverts to promotion and relegation.  The league is totally about money and the FA aren't interested in the clubs that have been left behind.  How can a league which plays only 14 games a season be credible.  I can see Super League being scrapped after year 2 and a 16 team National League being formed.

The casual football fan isn't committ to follow a team if they only have 7 home games. My club isn't in Super League and as I only get to support ONE team, I won't be supporting anyone else.  

The league is simply too small for the public to get behind....will Sunderland and Newcastle fans be travelling to Doncaster to support Belles?  A women complained on Radio 5 that her football loving daughter had no women's team to support...if Super League is to work then it can't be a mini-elite league it has to be a proper competition with 20 teams spread throughout the country...

This is who a proper league should look: with promotion and relegation after a couple of seasons)

London - Arsenal, Millwall, Chelsea

South-West- Plymouth, Bristol A

Midlands - Villa, City, Leicester, Forest, Lincoln

North-West - Man City, Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool,

North-East/Yorkshire - Sunderland, Newcastle, Leeds, Doncaster

East Anglia - Norwich, Ipswich

If the game is really to gain the public interest then it was to be a league of this size.  If you have no local team to watch then why would you travel to watch a team you have no affinity with.



There's a lot of clubs you're going to upset with your list, which I think goes to prove that things could have been handled differently. Instead of beheading the EPL they could have sought to develop it.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 06, 2010, 05:17:18 PM
I personally do not think the English league has significant amount of top players to make such a big league viable.  A twenty team league would mean the top two or three teams would win most games by big margins and this would not be good at a time when the FA are trying to attract new fans to come and watch women's football.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 06, 2010, 05:27:09 PM
If the FA wanted proper a Super Elite League, they should have reduced it to 6 teams maximum.  That way they could have had a national division with 12, 14  or more teams in the winter season. 120 players is enough to go buy and get those ones to improve and make the England team competitive. Out of the 300 + girls that played in the national division IN 2009-10, I find it a struggle to find 100 elite ones when you remove the foreign players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on September 06, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
I personally do not think the English league has significant amount of top players to make such a big league viable.  A twenty team league would mean the top two or three teams would win most games by big margins

This post is a bit confusing - surely the author is talking about the Premiership and should be in another thread.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 06, 2010, 07:05:28 PM
I personally do not think the English league has significant amount of top players to make such a big league viable.  A twenty team league would mean the top two or three teams would win most games by big margins

This post is a bit confusing - surely the author is talking about the Premiership and should be in another thread.

There is not a football competition in the UK called the "Premiership"
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 07, 2010, 03:22:49 PM
I personally do not think the English league has significant amount of top players to make such a big league viable.  A twenty team league would mean the top two or three teams would win most games by big margins and this would not be good at a time when the FA are trying to attract new fans to come and watch women's football.

Yes, it would end up like the Scottish League.

Last season Lincoln played Blackburn and lost 1-0 in extra time after not playing for about two months. The teams were roughly equal but since then Lincoln have brought in all the internationals while Blackburn's best players left (or will leave).

So if the teams played again next season Lincoln would probably take 10-15 goals off Blackburn which wouldn't do any favours for either team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 07, 2010, 06:19:48 PM
I 've watched alot of Everton over the last few years and it wasn't them I was referring to....but just to let you know, one particular team couldn't get on the bus quick enough after being beaten by Everton.

As for Blackburn,the only player they are likely to miss from last season is Lynda Shepherd.

For what it's worth the current team is alot younger, fitter, committed and generally a much better team then the one that beat Lincoln last season.

 If Blackburn had got in the Super League, then it is likely that the only players to be retained would have been Shephard and Anderton (who has stayed anyway..for the time being). Blackburn wanted to move to a smaller and younger squad of players.

They are much the better for doing so.



Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 07, 2010, 07:14:48 PM
I remember speaking to some of the players after the final, obviously they were not happy, but they still took time to speak with us, even to the old donkey
Some probably didn't speak to supporters but nothing different  than they would do at Borehamwood.
And loosing teams do tends to get quickly on the bus as witnessed recently in Macedonia and nobody blamed them or no-one who made the trip.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 08, 2010, 02:55:41 AM
The FA Cup Final wasn't the game I was referring to....it was the game in the League Cup at Everton.  Only 2 or so players came into the bar to have a drink with the home team. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 08, 2010, 01:58:30 PM
I mentioned the final because there is a  "article" about it on a website :  :o

LOCAL RESIDENTS SLAM "FA DIRTY TRICKS SPONSOR TESCO" IN SHERRINGHAM BATTLE

Every Little Hurts is the clear message as Norfolk Residents slam a dirty tricks campaign carried by FA Women's Football Sponsor Tesco. Campaigners fighting a decade-long battle against the arrival of a planned Tesco superstore claim they have been sabotaged by "dirty tricks" involving the fabrication of letters of support for a planning application in the Norfolk seaside town of Sherringham. Claim and counter-claim have been flying thick and fast in Sheringham in Norfolk for years over the proposed arrival of the £62bn-a-year retail giant but the latest twist has surprised even seasoned observers. Dozens of "residents" purporting to come from the town have had letters published in local newspapers in recent months, backing the arrival of Britain's biggest retailer and criticising an alternative scheme put forward by a local landowner and competitors Waitrose. After becoming suspicious about what appeared to be a sudden surge of support for Tesco, campaigners began investigating the letters and asked residents and postmen whether they knew the correspondents. No one did and publicly available electoral and phone records for the streets on which they claimed to live indicate that the pro-Tesco letter writers did not, actually, exist and were, in fact, allegedly written Tesco's own staff employees.

Tesco who sponsors top flight women's football in the UK recently named another Organization that has been embroiled in controversy both internally and externally Arsenal Ladies FC as its " Team Of The Year" speaking to Reporters former Ladies team-chief Tony Gervaise, who played Professional football for Scottish League side Falkirk FC revealed he had been intimidation and Interfered with during his rein in command at the so-called UK Number One Domestic Women's Football Club, which had led to his resignation after just 20 games in command speaking of the internal Inference and bully boy tactics 54 year old Gervaise speaking to the Press revealed " He would not have stepped down from the number one Job in British women's Football had he not been for internal bully boy tactics and interference in his management style of the team Gervaise was demoted to Academy Director having. Initially been thrust into the top job by Vic Akers. Gervaise also lambasted current boss 30 year old Laura Harvey, who has achieved nothing within the game "domestically the foundations were laid by others for Harvey's one title success this season. However, the catastrophic FA Cup Defeat was due solely to Harvey's poor Management style and skills Gervaise told Reporters off the record.

Laura Harvey joined the Gunners after a six year spell at Midlands Club Birmingham City Ladies and was promoted from within the role of Assistant Academy Director to First Team Manager, After Gervaise was served with an ultimatum to quit the top Job, Gervaise still insists he was sacked by Arsenal Furthermore, admitting he would not have quit the number one job had he not been sacked Gervaise also outlined how, the clubs' bully-boy tactics both internally and externally through its own club staff, employees and officials tries to Intimidate all people working within football. Gervaise admitted the flawed FA Respect Programme was not working, Asked about the conduct and attitude of so-called Club Superstars like England Skipper Faye White, who the Press witnessed walking past and snubbing fans and a disabled Supporters at the City Ground waiting for Photos and Autographs of her after the side where beaten in this years' FA Cup Final Gervaise indicated this was in-bread Ignorant and Arrogent Club Policy, asked about special and favourable treatment Gervaise Laughed "We are the mighty Arsenal We Can Do What We Like" while still bitter and reeling from his shock sacking hard talking Tony Gervaise maintains he was dismissed by Arsenal Ladies FC after just 20 games in change of the North London Club in favour of Laura Harvey "I had no reason what-so-ever to Quit The Job" Insisted Gervaise.

One Press Photographer standing outside the players' tunnel which witnessed the event said " Whites' attitude and conduct on the day in question was wholly consistent with Arsenal Ladies being Very Bad Losers, White walked straight past waiting fans and a disabled supporter throwing her nose and head in the air snubbing fans and a disabled girl with equal vigour who were waiting near the appointed FA Team Coach for memorabilia, including Photos and Autographs, it was clear so called superstar White had a clear case of the Moddy Blues after losing, But just shows the win at all costs mentally womens football is now breading, The game is dying and doomed, and tomorrows players will play in front of empty stadiums' Greed is the only motivation in today's modern game, and this woman is Skipper of the England National Women's Soccer team with such bad morals and ethics? The only thing that concerned Faye White was thoughts of losing her large Win Bonus as she personally took out defeat on waiting fans, Miserable White is sadly not a role model but a fine example of the poor way some of the Country leading and top Women players portray themselves both in the public eye and media spotlight"

The accolade by Tesco's to Arsenal Ladies FC as "Team Of The Year" is a kick in the teeth for all good clubs, and their gutter standards and actions are just about suited to each other principles and polices of being bad losers in all contests. The Monopoly and Mergers commission should eradicate Tesco from the high street the self destructing force Tesco's have on other retailers is shocking. We have been inundated with phonecalls for banking services, Car Insurance, Delivery of Groceries and Mail Order goods in the past 12 months from Tesco's they are a bad influence, Tesco's like Greedy Football Clubs believe they can buy their way into everything they want, the People of Sherringham In Nortfolk have won a major victory and hit Tesco for Six!

Final Score Sherringham 6 Tesco's 0

http://www.ladiessoccer.co.uk/products.asp
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 08, 2010, 02:02:32 PM
I mentioned the final because there is a  "article" about it on a website :  :o

http://www.ladiessoccer.co.uk/products.asp

You have reminded me that I need to get in contact with Arsenal's Communication and Legal departments about this article.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 08, 2010, 04:45:29 PM
I'm not clear what old Tony ment by 'internal bully boy tactics and interference in his management style' was this Arsenal or Tesco...I take it there were a lot of people not keen on Tony getting the job to start with and decided to make things difficult, I wonder who thy were?  Go on Tony spill the beans we love a good gossip out ths way...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 08, 2010, 05:55:53 PM
Not Tesco lol but I did hear funny stuff at the game on Sunday about the coaching staff.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 08, 2010, 06:49:01 PM
I'm not clear what old Tony ment by 'internal bully boy tactics and interference in his management style' was this Arsenal or Tesco...I take it there were a lot of people not keen on Tony getting the job to start with and decided to make things difficult, I wonder who thy were?  Go on Tony spill the beans we love a good gossip out ths way...

:o do you actually believe the quotes attributed to Tony to be genuine??
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 08, 2010, 07:06:04 PM
I take it I'm not the only one to suffer from White's 'attitude'......Kelly Smith, Alex Scott, Katie Chapman etc along with the Irish/Welsh players at Arsenal have a bit of class and dignity when it comes to meeting supporters. 

Winning doesn't guarantee respect, it's also how you react to defeat that matters most.

Some players have class, while some just have arrogance.

Other players in the England squad deserve the armband...Fara Williams in-particular.

Arsenal aren't the most un-popular club in Women's Football.....if you don't know who that is? Ask any Sunderland fan....

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 08, 2010, 07:14:46 PM
Apparently, the writer of the article holds a grudge against Arsenal, which does appear to reflect in his writings.

It is a shame because as someone who writes articles covering various issues, he should be aware that in the search for objectivity, journalists are asked to ignore their personal feelings.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 08, 2010, 07:20:47 PM
Apparently, the writer of the article holds a grudge against Arsenal, which does appear to reflect in his writings.

It is a shame because as someone who writes articles covering various issues, he should be aware that in the search for objectivity, journalists are asked to ignore their personal feelings.

do we know who the writer is?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 08, 2010, 07:28:28 PM
Apparently, the writer of the article holds a grudge against Arsenal, which does appear to reflect in his writings.

It is a shame because as someone who writes articles covering various issues, he should be aware that in the search for objectivity, journalists are asked to ignore their personal feelings.

do we know who the writer is?

"Independent Freelance Media Coverage from Glenn Lawrence the Biggest Supporter of Non League & Ladies Football"

http://www.ladiessoccer.co.uk/default.asp

I am not sure how it was decided he was the biggest supporter of non league and ladies football
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 08, 2010, 08:14:57 PM
"Independent Freelance Media Coverage from Glenn Lawrence the Biggest Supporter of Non League & Ladies Football"

http://www.ladiessoccer.co.uk/default.asp

I am not sure how it was decided he was the biggest supporter of non league and ladies football
Maybe the Arsenal Ladies is not part of the Ladies football for him...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 08, 2010, 08:23:11 PM
"Independent Freelance Media Coverage from Glenn Lawrence the Biggest Supporter of Non League & Ladies Football"

http://www.ladiessoccer.co.uk/default.asp

I am not sure how it was decided he was the biggest supporter of non league and ladies football
Maybe the Arsenal Ladies is not part of the Ladies football for him...

I want to know whether he got awarded anything for being the "Biggest Supporter of Non League & Ladies Football"
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 08, 2010, 08:27:01 PM
Apparently, the writer of the article holds a grudge against Arsenal, which does appear to reflect in his writings.

It is a shame because as someone who writes articles covering various issues, he should be aware that in the search for objectivity, journalists are asked to ignore their personal feelings.

Did you read the interview with Rachel Brown?

Quote
for any young aspiring player not only is Rachel Brown the perfect role model both on and off the pitch, she's the one Player many youngsters would love a coaching session with, Happy Go Lucky, Charming, Modest, Special, Lovely, Sweet. A Winner and Unique Lady are just some of the words that the press have used to best describe Rachel Brown,

 :D :D :D Some great journalistic objectivity there, not! I think it might be Glenn that would like a coaching session with her...

In the piece about Gervaise he has a fairly novel use of "off the record" too.

Overall though, his website's a good read. Fair play to him.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 08, 2010, 08:33:17 PM
Quote
for any young aspiring player not only is Rachel Brown the perfect role model both on and off the pitch, she's the one Player many youngsters would love a coaching session with, Happy Go Lucky, Charming, Modest, Special, Lovely, Sweet. A Winner and Unique Lady are just some of the words that the press have used to best describe Rachel Brown,

 :D :D :D Some great journalistic objectivity there, not! I think it might be Glenn that would like a coaching session with her...

How to drop & misjudge high-balls or miss-kick under pressure with Rachel Brown  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 09, 2010, 12:13:13 PM
The FA have confirmed Siobhan Chamberlain has left Chelsea and they will probably get an "upgrade" in that position.

Siobhan Chamberlain 15.08.83 Vancouver Whitecaps

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandSwitzerland/Preview/Bradley
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 09, 2010, 12:45:31 PM
Quote
for any young aspiring player not only is Rachel Brown the perfect role model both on and off the pitch, she's the one Player many youngsters would love a coaching session with, Happy Go Lucky, Charming, Modest, Special, Lovely, Sweet. A Winner and Unique Lady are just some of the words that the press have used to best describe Rachel Brown,

 :D :D :D Some great journalistic objectivity there, not! I think it might be Glenn that would like a coaching session with her...

How to drop & misjudge high-balls or miss-kick under pressure with Rachel Brown  ;D

Gee it looks like Hanna Ljunburg fan wrote that though Brownie is a good shot stopper, she is a bit like Vampira though, hates crosses, ha....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 09, 2010, 01:36:08 PM
Quote
for any young aspiring player not only is Rachel Brown the perfect role model both on and off the pitch, she's the one Player many youngsters would love a coaching session with, Happy Go Lucky, Charming, Modest, Special, Lovely, Sweet. A Winner and Unique Lady are just some of the words that the press have used to best describe Rachel Brown,

 :D :D :D Some great journalistic objectivity there, not! I think it might be Glenn that would like a coaching session with her...

How to drop & misjudge high-balls or miss-kick under pressure with Rachel Brown  ;D

Gee it looks like Hanna Ljunburg fan wrote that though Brownie is a good shot stopper, she is a bit like Vampira though, hates crosses, ha....
I am sure she is a nice person though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on September 09, 2010, 10:16:01 PM
looks like theres carly telfords place at chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 10, 2010, 03:13:24 PM
The FA have confirmed Siobhan Chamberlain has left Chelsea and they will probably get an "upgrade" in that position.

Siobhan Chamberlain 15.08.83 Vancouver Whitecaps

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandSwitzerland/Preview/Bradley

Strange that they'd let her go.

 ??? Don't w-league only play from May - August? What is she doing for the rest of the time?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 10, 2010, 03:23:27 PM
The FA have confirmed Siobhan Chamberlain has left Chelsea and they will probably get an "upgrade" in that position.

Siobhan Chamberlain 15.08.83 Vancouver Whitecaps

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-seniors/News/match-centre/2010/EnglandSwitzerland/Preview/Bradley

Strange that they'd let her go.

How can her old club force her to stay? She would of had to be contracted to the club for them to prevent her departure.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 10, 2010, 03:44:36 PM
even if she had been contracted, how much would the contract have been worth if she wanted to move or the club wnated her to move - it happens in men's all too frequently
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on September 10, 2010, 04:23:17 PM
even if she had been contracted, how much would the contract have been worth if she wanted to move or the club wnated her to move - it happens in men's all too frequently

A club cannot force a contracted player to move to another club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 10, 2010, 05:26:39 PM
force  has many guises

we have accepted an offer from so and so

club makes a new signing and effectively forces a player to move on

shove player out of first team picture
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 10, 2010, 06:54:01 PM
force  has many guises

we have accepted an offer from so and so

club makes a new signing and effectively forces a player to move on

shove player out of first team picture

You reckon they've 'bombed her out' in favour of Telford?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 10, 2010, 08:00:21 PM
Well there is a gap in quality between those two or maybe they told her she would be sitting on the bench  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 10, 2010, 08:32:37 PM
Well there is a gap in quality between those two or maybe they told her she would be sitting on the bench  ???

I haven't seen enough of them to pass comment, just seems strange to ditch England No.2 goalie for the England No.3 goalie...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 10, 2010, 08:58:01 PM
Maybe Chamberlain preferred playing and living in Canada during the some months...hoping to catch the eye of scouts from the WPS clubs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 10, 2010, 09:48:50 PM
Well there is a gap in quality between those two or maybe they told her she would be sitting on the bench  ???

I haven't seen enough of them to pass comment, just seems strange to ditch England No.2 goalie for the England No.3 goalie...
Anyone who has seen Telford Chamberlain and Brown knows that Carly's athleticism, ball handling, kicking and high ball managing makes her a far better player than the other two. Maybe Carly does not do well in training ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 13, 2010, 11:31:38 AM
Everton have signed Lucy Bronze, a very good signing.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: dowiefan on September 13, 2010, 09:21:58 PM
am waiting for my new shirt
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 13, 2010, 11:24:32 PM
Michelle Evans plays for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid after leaving Everton.  Speculation is rife that Danielle Hill will sign for Liverpool in-time for the start of Super League.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 14, 2010, 10:16:01 PM
Michelle Evans plays for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid after leaving Everton.  Speculation is rife that Danielle Hill will sign for Liverpool in-time for the start of Super League.

Yea I had a feeling she would be leaving...strange Dani going so soon after re-joining...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 14, 2010, 11:03:34 PM
I guess Everton need a back up in case Brown gets injured as Hobbs left.
Shame she will leave as Everton will probably reach the quarter final of the Champions League and she won't be available, or she will need to transfer in the last days of the transfer window...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 15, 2010, 10:00:56 PM
I've heard whispers that Siobhan Chamberlain is going back to Brum for the second coming of Marcus Bignot. Laura Bassett too.

In other news, Amanda Barr has gone to Preston NE as a replacement for Liverpool-bound Gemma Watson.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 18, 2010, 08:21:23 PM
 :o Lincoln have sensationally GAZUMPED Doncaster's move for Sophie Walton!

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Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on September 18, 2010, 10:17:18 PM
:o Lincoln have sensationally GAZUMPED Doncaster's move for Sophie Walton!
so thats it then.. It's not Lincoln it's Leeds that got the nod for the Superleague lol.. Where is the pile of old Lincoln has beens accumulating?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 18, 2010, 10:26:08 PM
I am really surprised she can sign up for a team and transfer 2 months later.
Those transfer rules do not promote stability.
The same stuff in men's football would simply destroy the game. Players like Anelka or Ribery would just jump ship on demand lol 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 18, 2010, 11:38:26 PM
As i've said before, the Super League and WPL are Semi-Professional and if Sophie Walton was signed as a non-contract player then she can leave by giving 7 days notice. This applies to the majority of Super League players who are only getting part-time wages/expenses.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 28, 2010, 04:58:58 PM
Just seen some pictures of a recent Birmingham games and the following players were involved

Christiansen, Potter, Hickmott, Susi, Hourihan, Bassett, Westwood, Cardin, Larkin, Goulding, Connor-Iommi, Doster, Belcher, Weston plus a couple of forwards I did not recognise.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on September 29, 2010, 07:03:37 PM
Blackburn Rovers have moved quickly to cover the loss of injured duo...Nic Emmanuell and Charlotte Farrell, with the signing of Curzon Ashton's versatile midfielder -  Amanda 'AJ' Goodwin.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 04, 2010, 01:02:01 PM
Laura Bassett officially signed up by Birmingham on the Peace Cup squad list.
Nothing about the other signings so far.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on October 08, 2010, 05:54:14 PM
Donny back in the transfer market...

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/free-press-sport/Belles-snap-up-Irish-superstar.6570097.jp
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 15, 2010, 12:27:56 AM
They have also signed Lindsey Cunningham from Forrest

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/1818

Replacing Weston by Cunningham is not bad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Kerry on October 21, 2010, 12:24:08 PM
Cunningham a good signing for Donny she is young and already has international experience with England U19. Well done Doncaster.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on October 28, 2010, 03:51:24 PM
That one has gone under the radar :

Natasha Dowie from Everton to Barnet...obviously a dual sigining as she plays the Champions League with Everton.

http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayStatsForPlayer.do?id=7306521
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on October 28, 2010, 04:35:06 PM
That one has gone under the radar :

Natasha Dowie from Everton to Barnet...obviously a dual sigining as she plays the Champions League with Everton.

http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayStatsForPlayer.do?id=7306521

so far under the radar i missed your post and posted about it myself on another thread.

this would have been a shock for brighton in their cup game this weekend, although one can't know for sure whether she has relocated temporarily or is just playing 'away' games for the bees t'up north
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on October 29, 2010, 11:40:11 AM
Natasha has family in the "North London"/Hertfordshire area and one assumes it is a dual signing and not a permanent move
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: PFA_GMF on November 04, 2010, 06:04:13 PM
Donny have continued strengthening with the signing of Kylla Sjoman from Burnaby Canadians WFC

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/belles-boss-delighted-with-his-new-capture-from-ca
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on November 04, 2010, 06:20:29 PM
I wonder why Arsenal does not the same and go US to get a left back like Ali Riley or Stephanie Cox  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on November 04, 2010, 06:40:55 PM
I wonder why Arsenal does not the same and go US to get a left back like Ali Riley or Stephanie Cox  ???

Because they propably feel the left-back position is covered and not needing anybody else.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on November 04, 2010, 06:45:03 PM
I wonder why Arsenal does not the same and go US to get a left back like Ali Riley or Stephanie Cox  ???

Because they propably feel the left-back position is covered and not needing anybody else.
Probably and I find it regrettable.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on November 04, 2010, 06:59:21 PM
I wonder why Arsenal does not the same and go US to get a left back like Ali Riley or Stephanie Cox  ???

Because they propably feel the left-back position is covered and not needing anybody else.
Probably and I find it regrettable.

I think the current left-back is young and will naturally improve with age.  She's also been playing in a different position for the past year.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on November 04, 2010, 08:11:37 PM
Arsenal do have defensive options due to versatility of their players, but it does help if you have players playing in their best positions and not juggling about with defenders in midfield, midfield playing up front etc - unless forced to by injuries etc
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on November 04, 2010, 08:23:36 PM
Arsenal do have defensive options due to versatility of their players, but it does help if you have players playing in their best positions and not juggling about with defenders in midfield, midfield playing up front etc - unless forced to by injuries etc

Niamh originally joined Arsenal as a left-back to replace the departing Mary Phillip.  Alex Scott’s departure and the arrival of specialist left-back Yorston meant that the club needed Fahey to fill in at right-back last season.  With the recent departure of Yorston, Fahey has been able to revert back to her original position in the team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on November 05, 2010, 09:21:15 PM
...Jen Beattie's probably not a bad option at left-back either. Anyway:

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/sport/Ladies-boss-Rod-Wilson-uses-battle-sexes-toughen/article-2840876-detail/article.html

Lincoln stalwarts Carla Ward and Stacey Aisthorpe have left the club.

These would be outstanding signings for any WPL side imo.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on November 06, 2010, 10:54:00 PM
Ex-Lincoln players, Carla Ward and Mel Cook have been playing for Sheffield FC Ladies in the Northern Combination since the start of the season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on November 07, 2010, 11:36:45 PM
Both could play in Northern or National Prem, I reckon. So could a few of the ex-Lady Imps currently playing for Rotherham United!

Obv it doesn't always go purely on talent - more likely geography/social factors will dictate where they end up.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on November 08, 2010, 01:35:59 PM
Both could play in Northern or National Prem, I reckon. So could a few of the ex-Lady Imps currently playing for Rotherham United!

Obv it doesn't always go purely on talent - more likely geography/social factors will dictate where they end up.


Ex-Lincoln players, Carla Ward and Mel Cook have been playing for Sheffield FC Ladies in the Northern Combination since the start of the season.

The ex-Lincoln players have made a significant positive impact on the fortunes of their current clubs - Rotherham and Sheffield FC both top of their respective Combination Leagues

The Robbie Savage factor mentioned above - geography/social factors  - is valid
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on November 10, 2010, 04:00:55 PM
Ashlee Hincks just signed for Chelsea. Story on Gills website.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: PFA_GMF on November 11, 2010, 08:13:42 PM
Doncaster have signed Katie Holtham from Buffalo Flash... another good signing for the Belles!

http://www.givemefootball.com/womens-football/new-donny-signing-returns-to-yorkshire-in-a-flash
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on November 12, 2010, 09:57:47 PM
The ex-Lincoln players have made a significant positive impact on the fortunes of their current clubs - Rotherham and Sheffield FC both top of their respective Combination Leagues

The Robbie Savage factor mentioned above - geography/social factors  - is valid

Bet they wouldn't mind Savage's wages!  ;)

I think Rotherham could go far if they can keep that group together.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 07, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
Lincoln manager Rod Wilson in today's local paper:

Quote
"The rumours in the United States are that the league there is in a bit of trouble, so we could be interested in some of the English players over there. Some of them apparently don't even have teams at the moment."

 :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 07, 2010, 02:08:38 PM
According to the WPS lists there are only 2 English free agents : Anita Asante and Lianne Sanderson and maybe a third if Chicago folds.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 07, 2010, 02:20:53 PM
According to the WPS lists there are only 2 English free agents : Anita Asante and Lianne Sanderson and maybe a third if Chicago folds.

Either of those would be a great signing. I guess they burnt their bridges at Arsenal so if they did come back to England it might be to somewhere else...

Karen Carney might struggle to get a game for Lincoln!  8)

I'm sure Wilson wouldn't mind Kelly Smith or Aluko if their teams/the whole league collapses.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 10, 2010, 08:48:13 PM
Carney is a free agent now I wonder if Birmingham have already signed her  ??? Someone has hinted at two bigs signings over there besides those already signed...
Aluko has been moved to Sky Blue and Asante has gone back there as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on December 14, 2010, 01:33:08 AM
gemma bonner played her last game for leeds at the weekend - hasn't decided on new club yet
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 14, 2010, 05:42:20 PM
gemma bonner played her last game for leeds at the weekend - hasn't decided on new club yet

It said in She Kicks Bonner was joining Liverpool...  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 14, 2010, 07:16:42 PM
As we all know players can leave club nearly at will in women's football in England, maybe she signed there and changed her mind
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 14, 2010, 10:18:56 PM
gemma bonner played her last game for leeds at the weekend - hasn't decided on new club yet

It said in She Kicks Bonner was joining Liverpool...  ::)

I don't know how many people have signed for Liverpool then disappeared again so afterwards at least 3 players are competing for the title of shortest spell at a club ever....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 15, 2010, 11:38:26 AM
and how long or short is this shortest spell ever
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 15, 2010, 12:54:02 PM
I am sure some girls have played like a week for a team before moving again
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 15, 2010, 04:48:59 PM
I know one player who moved and was back at her club having been a sub once - not sure if used - within a month - timing of fixtures meant she might only have been able to have been nominated in one other game

pre-season players appear/sign, but then move on again
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 19, 2010, 07:27:55 PM
Dunia Susi and Rachel Williams officially on the Birmingham roster according to the FA. IF you add Bassett and Westwood that is 4 full England players now with Birmingham plus all the U23 they also signed, it will be a very good team. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 19, 2010, 08:51:08 PM
Dunia Susi and Rachel Williams officially on the Birmingham roster according to the FA. IF you add Bassett and Westwood that is 4 full England players now with Birmingham plus all the U23 they also signed, it will be a very good team. 

They'll have a decent team - pity they're not inclined to let supporters or would-be supporters know about it!

Birmingham should be making a song and dance about having such good players, not carrying on this weird secrecy embargo.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 19, 2010, 09:03:04 PM
If Birmingham gets a goalscoring center forward who can score 15+ in 14 games, I can see them winning the FA WASL actually.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 20, 2010, 02:08:53 PM
Dunia Susi and Rachel Williams officially on the Birmingham roster according to the FA. IF you add Bassett and Westwood that is 4 full England players now with Birmingham plus all the U23 they also signed, it will be a very good team. 

Westwood? Is that Emily Westwood...gee whizz
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 20, 2010, 04:50:27 PM
Yeah she left Everton after disagreements with Mo Marley apparently but not sure. Everton fans will know the story behind her departure.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on December 20, 2010, 05:04:08 PM
Yeah she left Everton after disagreements with Mo Marley apparently but not sure. Everton fans will know the story behind her departure.
source; shekicks.net
Birmingham City Ladies FC have proudly announced their squad which will take part in the The FA WSL next year.

Inclusion in the 8 team line up in The FA WSL (Women’s Super League) signalled the dawn of a new era for ‘The Blues’ (we love their squad pics!) who are relishing the opportunity to make history as women’s football in England takes a giant step forward.

The club are looking forward to competing against all 7 clubs in what promises to be an exciting season ahead for everyone.

Club Chairman, Steve Shipway, says ‘we have been working tirelessly over the past 6 months to bring this talented group of players together. We aim to bring a brand of football to the league that will bring success and supporters will enjoy watching. With this squad and other developments, there is a real sense of eager anticipation at the club ahead of the forthcoming season.’

The club, and squad are now preparing for the pre-season training phase which will start in earnest in January 2011.

The squad:

Marie Hourihan Goalkeeper : England U23 signed from Doncaster Belles
Laura Watts Goalkeeper: Re-signs for the club
Chelsea Weston Defender: England U23 returns to the club from Doncaster Belles
Laura Bassett Defender: England Senior returns to the club from Leeds Carnegie
Jess Wright Defender: Signed from Leeds Carnegie
Kerys Harrop Defender: England U23 resigns for the club
Faye Cardin Defender: Re-signs for the club
Sally Stanton Midfielder: Re-signs for the club
Jade Moore Midfielder: England U23 signed from Leeds Carnegie
Isobel Christiansen Midfielder: England U23 resigns for the club
Emily Westwood Midfielder: Signed from Everton
Rachel Williams Midfielder: England U23 signed from Doncaster Belles
Heather Scheuber Midfielder: Re-signs for the club
Dunia Susi Forward: England Senior signed from Chelsea
Marie Ballard Forward: Re-signs for the club
Steph Curtis Forward: Republic of Ireland International signed from Chelsea
Jo Potter Forward: Re-signs for the club
Karen Carney Forward: England Senior returns to the club from Chicago Red Stars

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 20, 2010, 05:55:15 PM
Considering the playing staff, I wouldn't be surprised if they play a 3-4-2-1 as I see no left back but a lot of midfielder who can interchange in positions.
Most of those signings were known besides Carney and I thought Birmingham had signed Sanderson as someone hinted to me about an international center forward not Curtis  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 20, 2010, 06:38:26 PM
Yeah she left Everton after disagreements with Mo Marley apparently but not sure. Everton fans will know the story behind her departure.

I should have known I suppose as she doesn't appear on the squad lists for the recent Euro games...though Dani Hill was on the bench for Everton but played for Liverpool a couple of days later, bizarre..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 20, 2010, 06:57:21 PM
I guess Hill will use the transfer window before the start of the FA WSL to go to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 21, 2010, 03:55:44 AM
Considering the playing staff, I wouldn't be surprised if they play a 3-4-2-1 as I see no left back but a lot of midfielder who can interchange in positions.
Most of those signings were known besides Carney and I thought Birmingham had signed Sanderson as someone hinted to me about an international center forward not Curtis  :o

Michelle Hickmott is in the photos but not on the list  ???

Fair's fair, it looks a very strong squad. I guess getting Carney back is the jewell in their crown.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on December 21, 2010, 10:07:32 AM
If Hicki is not signed I am going to ask  Laura Harvey to sign her quick .She would fit perfectly in our attacking system behind Yankey and I think she is the best English attacking left back. (And if we can't get her we should try to sign Alex Greenwood in a year or two if Unitt does not want to vacate her place at Everton  ;) )

Considering her absecne from the list is due to  playingfor Coventry I revised my view to a 4-6-0 system as used by AS Roma in their championship season.
Hourihan- Weston Bassett Harrop Hickmott - Westwood Scheuber Potter Carney Williams Susi that team will trouble everyone. A back four with solid defenders who can play from the back and 6 excellent midfielders all very intelligent and adaptable.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on December 24, 2010, 10:07:43 PM
I see Donny Belles have snaffled Sunderland's goalie Alderson.

The players pinched by Birmingham all seem to have been replaced now. Plus they've added temperamental goal-machine Katy Anderton.

I still fancy Lincoln to thrash them on the opening day though  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 30, 2010, 07:07:53 PM
I see Donny Belles have snaffled Sunderland's goalie Alderson.

The players pinched by Birmingham all seem to have been replaced now. Plus they've added temperamental goal-machine Katy Anderton.

I still fancy Lincoln to thrash them on the opening day though  ;D

tempermental is a quality quite often associated with goal machines
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on December 30, 2010, 08:51:48 PM
180+ goals for Blackburn Rovers suggests that Katie Anderton isn't tempremental in front of goal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on December 30, 2010, 08:53:14 PM
I see Donny Belles have snaffled Sunderland's goalie Alderson.

The players pinched by Birmingham all seem to have been replaced now. Plus they've added temperamental goal-machine Katy Anderton.

I still fancy Lincoln to thrash them on the opening day though  ;D

tempermental is a quality quite often associated with goal machines

Anderton always quality against us, I like an edge to a player as long as it doesn't spill over
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on January 07, 2011, 11:30:31 PM
Blackburn's captain, centre-half and former Irish under-19 cap Nicky Twohig to Liverpool.

Source:She Kicks
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on January 08, 2011, 12:30:39 PM
Bimringham are still in the market, one source told me they would sign someone soon and they also made an offer apparently to an Arsenal non WSL player. I guess they want some quality on the bench.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on January 10, 2011, 09:12:32 PM
Rumour is that Liverpool have re-signed Wales goalkeeper Nicki Davies.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on January 13, 2011, 02:24:01 PM
Danielle Carter on loan to Barnet.

http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=872938
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on January 13, 2011, 04:37:37 PM
Bimringham are still in the market, one source told me they would sign someone soon and they also made an offer apparently to an Arsenal non WSL player. I guess they want some quality on the bench.

surely teams/managers are always in the market regardless of how good a squad they have - sometimes players you want are not available at the time you make other signings, but become available later
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on January 13, 2011, 04:50:12 PM
Marta is available, she was paid $500 000 a season any taker in England lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on January 14, 2011, 10:46:25 PM
Marta is available, she was paid $500 000 a season any taker in England lol

If Tevez leaves sign her on, she's better then a few on the pay roll  :D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on January 17, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
Danielle Carter on loan to Barnet.

http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=872938

on loan or signed? read somewhere she had signed with them? just seems a funny time of year to move to a lower club when all the current superleague loanees are just moving back from their national/southern teams to start their WSL preparations
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on January 17, 2011, 03:06:14 PM
I think she needs games before the WSL season starts and reserves level is too low for her.
Besides yesterday's tournament and a game in February in Turkey, there is not much planned so far for Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on January 18, 2011, 06:42:08 PM
fair enough!

Chelsea's Sophie Perry now with Millwall
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on January 18, 2011, 07:37:45 PM
I saw that, the Brighton connection is strong in that Millwall team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on February 01, 2011, 09:27:00 PM
Bristol bring in three from Holland: Jessica Fishlock, Alex Culvin and Anouk Hoogendijk.

Hoogendijk is a good, high profile signing for the League. Without wishing to sound like Andy Gray/Richard Keys, I suspect she will also be "the Dad's favourite."  ;D

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fd%2Fdf%2FAnouk_Hoogendijk.jpg&hash=c612ed6f52db62f6a893295efcfa6362)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on February 02, 2011, 03:25:07 AM
Be careful what you say "There are dark forces about !"
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on February 02, 2011, 09:44:14 AM
womenssoccerscene says in their article that Bristol also signed Lillie Bilson from Watford.
Well done to Lillie who was with us for 10 years before moving during the summer.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on February 02, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
Be careful what you say "There are dark forces about !"
There are loads of English women football player who are pretty at Keynsham, Everton, Birmingham, Chelsea, Watford, Barnet etc...

This reminsds of some of my ladyfriends who go to men's football to watch the guy's leg or just the guy.
her : who is ?
me: Fabregas, he is the Spanish playmaker look at the way he is running between the defensive lines
her  : he has nice legs
me :  ::)

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on February 02, 2011, 10:53:30 AM
torres... my daughter and I both agree he's a a very pacy goalscorer... with a very sexy bum and a pretty face, lol  ;)

Portsmouth are down a few players with Alex Windell and Molly Clark going back to Bristol. I believe Alex has a contract although I don't think Molly has and with the level of players Mark is bringing in, I'm not sure how or where she will figure
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on February 02, 2011, 05:10:42 PM
Be careful what you say "There are dark forces about !"
There are loads of English women football player who are pretty at Keynsham, Everton, Birmingham, Chelsea, Watford, Barnet etc...

This reminsds of some of my ladyfriends who go to men's football to watch the guy's leg or just the guy.
her : who is ?
me: Fabregas, he is the Spanish playmaker look at the way he is running between the defensive lines
her  : he has nice legs
me :  ::)



hey we can adapt Little Red Riding Hood and the big bad wolf using above! 

what nice legs you have

all the better to sprint into goal-scoring positions etc etc

 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on February 03, 2011, 01:42:59 PM
"In line with all the excitement that went on during transfer deadline day, Bristol Academy Women’s Football Club made a last minute dash to Holland to successfully sign the Dutch International Anouk Hoogendijk from FC Utrecht just minutes before the international transfer window closed."

So the international transfer window has now closed, I guess this is only valid for the winter leagues  ???
The FA has not communicated the transfer window period for the WSL, it looks a bit dodgy to me...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on February 03, 2011, 02:06:43 PM
One Out and Two In at Blackburn

Nicola Twohig has joined Liverpool and Blackburn have signed Doncaster Belles striker Emma Johnson and young Curzan defender Sophie Riley.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on February 05, 2011, 04:03:04 PM
Chelsea reeling after snub from Gillingham forward Natalie Crinean...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on February 09, 2011, 10:01:24 PM
I always thought Rachel Unitt was the dad's favourite?  Meanwhile......are Curzan Ashton on the verge of a sensational signing?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on February 10, 2011, 09:10:37 AM
I always thought Rachel Unitt was the dad's favourite?  Meanwhile......are Curzan Ashton on the verge of a sensational signing?
Ando @ Curzon?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on February 13, 2011, 12:42:54 PM
Blackburn Rovers have recruited another player from Doncaster Belles, with the signing of Danielle Cox. 

Following the departure of captain Nicola Twohig to Liverpool, Blackburn have filled the gaps in an already injury ravaged squad.

As a result it is likely that some of the younger players, on the fringes of the first team squad will be looking to move on (as first team opportunities are lkely to be limited).
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on February 17, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
sarah quantrill to chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on February 18, 2011, 01:04:07 AM
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/sport/Lincoln-Ladies-target-established-international-players-ahead-campaign/article-3233457-detail/article.html

Lincoln Ladies' latest trialists:

Marie Curtin, 25 y.o. Irish international defender and Asuka Kubota, 26 y.o. Japanese forward. Both products of American Universities.

Due to play against Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday, before it was called-off.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on February 18, 2011, 03:12:49 PM
Two new signings at Man City...more to follow?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on February 18, 2011, 05:35:44 PM
Two new signings at Man City...more to follow?

qui sont elles?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Johnny Ramone on February 18, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
Preston North End are likely to have two new recruits in the squad before Sunday's away game v Curzan Ashton. Jade Malplas has signed from Man City and North End are currently in talks with a defender from a national league club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on February 19, 2011, 01:53:58 AM
One of Liverpool's Scots revealed as Glasgow City star Megan Sneddon.

Apparently a combative defensive midfielder with 78 caps for Scotland, but still only 25.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on February 19, 2011, 04:37:45 PM
Two new signings at Man City...more to follow?

qui sont elles?

Rumoured to be a Northern Irish International and a former Liverpool Ladies Centre of Excellence player. TBC...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on February 24, 2011, 07:03:26 PM
Ruesha Littlejohn to Liverpool and Lara Fay to Chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on February 25, 2011, 12:16:52 AM
Ruesha Littlejohn to Liverpool and Lara Fay to Chelsea

According to http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.co.uk/Pages/Article.aspx?id=28&articleid=208 Liverpool's third tartan import is Suzanne Lappin....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 28, 2011, 12:40:49 PM
Ruesha Littlejohn to Liverpool and Lara Fay to Chelsea

According to http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.co.uk/Pages/Article.aspx?id=28&articleid=208 Liverpool's third tartan import is Suzanne Lappin....

Gee I was wondering where that pair went, worried in case they were at Celtic...I think City will miss Megan but well covered for the loss of Sue Lappin and Ruesha...Are the scousers ready for the crazyness of the Littlejohn have to wait and see...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on February 28, 2011, 01:06:48 PM
quite true she seems special  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on March 08, 2011, 11:41:53 PM
Andrea Worrall joins Linda Shepherd at Liverpool for the start of The WSL and said her goodbyes tonight after her final training session.

Rosie Havelin the N/Ireland international midfielder signs to MAN CITY

http://www.shekicks.net/flog/blogs/post/271
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on March 13, 2011, 08:11:26 PM
Andrea Worrall joins Linda Shepherd at Liverpool for the start of The WSL and said her goodbyes tonight after her final training session.

Rosie Havelin the N/Ireland international midfielder signs to MAN CITY

http://www.shekicks.net/flog/blogs/post/271

That 'flog' was a great read and good luck to Worrall. She shows a great attitude and is a credit to herself.

At its best that's what the WSL should be all about ... one last shot at the big time, etc.

I think in the past the women's game has been poor at promoting itself because these sorts of stories don't get told often enough.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on March 13, 2011, 11:42:22 PM
Casey Stoney is about to sign for Lincoln after leaving Chelsea. is that right ??
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on March 13, 2011, 11:45:09 PM
Yep..she has announced it on her own Twitter
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on March 21, 2011, 09:34:51 PM
I see the excellent Jade Radburn is now listed on Bristol Academy's squad page. Great signing for them imo...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on March 31, 2011, 11:51:50 AM
Faye Rabson to Brighton & Hove Albion and considering the amount of ex chelsea players they now have (from first/reserve/academy), should perhaps be renamed chelsea albion!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on April 12, 2011, 02:03:40 PM
Belles snaffle Forest and England U19 netminder Mary Earps as their number two goalie.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on April 12, 2011, 03:13:53 PM
I was suprised to see her on the bench against Barnet in the league Cup final, considering the other Forrest goalie is not very good according to a former Forest player.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on April 14, 2011, 07:57:02 PM
One of Liverpool's Scots revealed as Glasgow City star Megan Sneddon.

Apparently a combative defensive midfielder with 78 caps for Scotland, but still only 25.

Seems that Megan has now joined Celtic...booooo...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on May 12, 2011, 09:01:36 AM
Doncaster have signed Barnet midfielder Abbie Prosser, who will go straight into their squad for tonights match with Everton

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/belles_secure_prosser_signing.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on May 12, 2011, 11:00:31 AM
Excellent news, she is a very good defensive midfielder, one of the few in English football.

Intresting piece of information from the profile :

Abbie signed for the Rovers Belles in May 2011 from Barnet LFC.
The tall, athletic midfielder had spent a season on loan there from Arsenal LFC. During her time at Barnet she played a big part in their Cup successes, winning the FA Women's Premier League Cup and getting to the Semi-Final of the Women's FA Cup.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/playerProfile/abbie_prosser.html

So it is a transfer from one WSL club to another ?  ???

"The transfer window for the WSL in the World Cup break this season is 21st June to 20th July. During this time Clubs can register additional players, up to their 20 player cap, and they can remove up to 3 players from their cap.
 
If they wish to sign a contracted player then the normal FIFA rules will apply unless the contract is cancelled by mutual consent."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on May 12, 2011, 07:44:35 PM
Let's wait and see if she appears first ... Buckley has previous for claiming to have signed people, only to be left with egg on his face!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on May 12, 2011, 07:55:35 PM
Let's wait and see if she appears first ... Buckley has previous for claiming to have signed people, only to be left with egg on his face!
She is on the bench tonight so no egg this time..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on May 12, 2011, 08:10:10 PM
Lincoln have Rachel Furness (ex-Sunderland and NI) on the bench tonight :o

Must have caught Wilson's eye in the FA Cup game when she came on as sub and proceeded to boss midfield.
Title: Furness joins Lincoln on loan
Post by: sylvain on May 14, 2011, 09:34:46 AM
SUNDERLAND Women midfielder Rachel Furness has joined Super League side Lincoln on loan.

But the 22-year-old will be back at Sunderland in time for the start of next season's Premier League campaign when the Lady Black Cats will aim to defend their title.

"I'll monitor Rachel's progress while she is at Lincoln," said Sunderland manager Mick Mulhern. "Hopefully she will come back fighting fit."

Furness takes the tally of Sunderland players, past and present, now playing in the Super League to eight. She follows in the footsteps of Jill Scott, Steph Houghton, Carly Telford, Jordan Nobbs, Helen Alderson, Lucy Bronze and Lucy Staniforth.

Neil Watson - Sunderland Echo

http://www.sunderlandwfc.co.uk/swfc_481.htm

Normally top division team loan their players to lower division teams not the other way. Unusual.
Title: Re: Furness joins Lincoln on loan
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 14, 2011, 10:29:07 AM
Normally top division team loan their players to lower division teams not the other way. Unusual.

And that's the case here. A big team has loaned out a player to a much smaller team who's struggling in their league ;)

Glad she's coming back next season though we can't keep losing these players to SL sides. Demi Stokes is going to be a massive loss next season (although she's going to the US not a SL team).
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on May 14, 2011, 08:01:20 PM
Rachel will not miss that many Sunderland games
Title: Re: Furness joins Lincoln on loan
Post by: EliteImp on May 15, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
Normally top division team loan their players to lower division teams not the other way. Unusual.

And that's the case here. A big team has loaned out a player to a much smaller team who's struggling in their league ;)

Glad she's coming back next season though we can't keep losing these players to SL sides. Demi Stokes is going to be a massive loss next season (although she's going to the US not a SL team).

 :D

They're probably calling it a loan move so that if Furness doesn't do well at Lincoln, and has to step back down to Sunderland, she can play in next year's Prem without counting as a WSL player.

Obviously we don't want a repeat of this year's ludicrous farce when Sunderland had Bronze, Nobbs, Alderson etc. all playing for them but a supposed "goodwill gesture" meaning only an arbitary amount of them on the field at any one time.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on May 15, 2011, 10:29:55 PM
or could it be a loan move simply because Lincolns future is uncertain after the demotion of the parent club?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on May 16, 2011, 02:04:22 PM
Buried in the middle of an article :

"Meanwhile, Liverpool completed the signing of Leicester City Women's captain Chloe Jones before Thursday's draw at Birmingham.

The 22-year-old midfielder made her debut as a second-half substitute against Blues and has signed a deal to stay with the Reds until the end of the current WSL campaign."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/women/9487489.stm
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on May 17, 2011, 10:18:27 AM
or could it be a loan move simply because Lincolns future is uncertain after the demotion of the parent club?

The pathetic shambles of Lincoln's male club will have zero effect on the Ladies as they are totally autonomous, and have been for seven or eight years.


Another Jones at Liverpool ... commentator's nightmare  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: sylvain on May 17, 2011, 10:20:52 AM
Yeah :  Jones passes to Jones who crosses it for Jones  ;D Good luck ESPN
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on June 02, 2011, 03:24:51 PM
Liverpool rumoured to be sigining another keeper? Anyone else heard this?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 02, 2011, 04:09:58 PM
Kaye Hawke was rumoured to be wanted by Liverpool, a few weeks ago
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on June 02, 2011, 04:56:16 PM
Kaye Hawke was rumoured to be wanted by Liverpool, a few weeks ago

Interesting one this had heard that name being banded around. Takes Liverpools quota of keepers to three...not sure what was wrong with the two they currently have?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on June 02, 2011, 06:56:37 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on June 02, 2011, 08:14:48 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports

and has also saved them points in games this season, works both ways.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 02, 2011, 08:36:20 PM
I saw Liverpool once this season and she was superb. And why have a number 2 if they get a new girl straightaway ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on June 02, 2011, 10:27:19 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports

Worrall was pretty ambivalent about joining Liverpool in the first place, maybe she's decided to go back to Man City???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on June 02, 2011, 10:39:52 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports

Worrall was pretty ambivalent about joining Liverpool in the first place, maybe she's decided to go back to Man City???
Yeh but will Kaye leave Lincoln to head back to the North West?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on June 02, 2011, 10:48:04 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports

Worrall was pretty ambivalent about joining Liverpool in the first place, maybe she's decided to go back to Man City???
Yeh but will Kaye leave Lincoln to head back to the North West?
Size of the purse will decide that I believe.. Forever the mercenary our Kay lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on June 02, 2011, 11:07:35 PM
manager always looking to strengthen squad

unfortunate for Andrea Worrall - competent keeper, but has cost Liverpool points in at least two matches this season - read the reports

Worrall was pretty ambivalent about joining Liverpool in the first place, maybe she's decided to go back to Man City???
Yeh but will Kaye leave Lincoln to head back to the North West?

I hope not - but I guess she's less than enamoured about being dropped to the bench!

Can't see Liverpool breaking the bank to get her as Johnson regularly pleads poverty.


Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 03, 2011, 09:30:01 AM
Liverpool have probably more money than the majority of clubs in the WSL.  Money won't be an issue if they decide to bring in another goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on June 03, 2011, 10:00:56 AM
Liverpool have probably more money than the majority of clubs in the WSL.  Money won't be an issue if they decide to bring in another goalkeeper.

I've heard this, however, most LLFC players paid the same apparently? Apart from those who work for the club. Be interesting to watch developments. Hawke would, I suppose, be a long term GK for LLFC. For me Worrall is an outstanding keeper and there are many better.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on June 04, 2011, 11:17:44 PM
Liverpool have probably more money than the majority of clubs in the WSL.  Money won't be an issue if they decide to bring in another goalkeeper.

I've heard this, however, most LLFC players paid the same apparently? Apart from those who work for the club. Be interesting to watch developments. Hawke would, I suppose, be a long term GK for LLFC. For me Worrall is an outstanding keeper and there are many better.

Should that read NOT many better....??

We'd love to see Wozza back with us, but we've not heard any whispers........YET  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: SpeedoS3 on June 05, 2011, 12:09:52 AM


Should that read NOT many better....??
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Yes it should have as it does not make any sense in relation to the statement, my bad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on June 05, 2011, 03:27:30 PM
I watch Liverpool week in week out and have done for a long time, I can only assume, like betty blue. that speedo is also Man city based.  Frankly Andrea Worrel has been the worst keeper that ive seen for a long time.   Yes she has pulled off a couple of decent saves, its what keepers are supposed to do, her overall play has been lacking.   Northern League is her level. sorry.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 05, 2011, 06:37:22 PM
Kay Hawke played for Lincoln today.
Rod Wilson wasn't there. Glen Harris was coaching.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on June 06, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
I watch Liverpool week in week out and have done for a long time, I can only assume, like betty blue. that speedo is also Man city based.  Frankly Andrea Worrel has been the worst keeper that ive seen for a long time.   Yes she has pulled off a couple of decent saves, its what keepers are supposed to do, her overall play has been lacking.   Northern League is her level. sorry.

It's all about opinions Chip butty, but I've heard MORE good than bad as your making out, I think your comment is far too harsh....If you've watched Liverpool for a long time, you've been spoilt and blinkered to what goes on in other leagues then, to get a good goalkeeper is hard to find also remember Wozza isn't a spring chicken anymore, she was given an opportunity to play at the top after her long commitment to the Womens game, so why shouldn't she have taken it, her focus and professionalism is outstanding and if half the keepers now are as good as her at her age it'll be a miracle.

It's easy to point the blame when your team were expected to do well with the money you were given in the WSL but your not...it's not a secret that your preparation wasn't good and your arrogance to think that certain players would come tp play for you didn't happen....sour grapes comes to mind.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on June 06, 2011, 11:24:31 AM
I watch Liverpool week in week out and have done for a long time, I can only assume, like betty blue. that speedo is also Man city based.  Frankly Andrea Worrel has been the worst keeper that ive seen for a long time.   Yes she has pulled off a couple of decent saves, its what keepers are supposed to do, her overall play has been lacking.   Northern League is her level. sorry.

It's all about opinions Chip butty, but I've heard MORE good than bad as your making out, I think your comment is far too harsh....If you've watched Liverpool for a long time, you've been spoilt and blinkered to what goes on in other leagues then, to get a good goalkeeper is hard to find also remember Wozza isn't a spring chicken anymore, she was given an opportunity to play at the top after her long commitment to the Womens game, so why shouldn't she have taken it, her focus and professionalism is outstanding and if half the keepers now are as good as her at her age it'll be a miracle.

It's easy to point the blame when your team were expected to do well with the money you were given in the WSL but your not...it's not a secret that your preparation wasn't good and your arrogance to think that certain players would come tp play for you didn't happen....sour grapes comes to mind.
Sour Grapes?  My response was to posters saying there arent many better.   Well in my opinion there are a lot out there that are, considerably.   My criticisms are perhaps at my own club for taking on too many players that are local and without actually going to see them.  And I stand by what i say, worrel was in the northern league for a reason.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 06, 2011, 12:47:21 PM
Liverpool have spent enough time in the Northern League to know all about Andrea Worrell and the other players they signed from clubs in that league.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on June 06, 2011, 02:08:06 PM
Ive only seen Andrea a couple of times and on both occasions has always looked a very decent keeper.   The problem with the super League coverage is that it tends only to highlight the bad that keepers do and rarely highlight the good.    A lot of people forget that to beat a keeper the ball has got past 10 other players too.   cut the girl some slack.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 06, 2011, 02:44:57 PM
From what I have seen from Liverpool, players from 1 to 11 were indeed responsible for some defensive errors that led to goals.
And the goalies I have seen in previous seasons did not seem  very superior to her  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on June 07, 2011, 02:13:58 AM
Liverpool have spent enough time in the Northern League to know all about Andrea Worrell and the other players they signed from clubs in that league.

Hope you registered the above Chip Butty ??
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on June 07, 2011, 09:46:03 AM
Its ages since I had a chip butty, thats lunch sorted today!   ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on June 15, 2011, 07:54:22 PM
Crisis club Liverpool reeling after Scottish duo Lappin and Littlejohn quit for Celtic.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 15, 2011, 08:16:08 PM
It is not a transfer ...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on June 16, 2011, 12:03:57 PM
It is not a transfer ...

is it a loan then? saw they played for celtic last week r they playing for them while the WSL is on a break?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 16, 2011, 12:34:10 PM
Yes, it is. Getting game time is valuable rather than doing pre-season training again.
I know another WSL player is also on loan in the W-League for the LA Strikers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 17, 2011, 06:07:54 PM
Watford have announced on their twitter a double signing from Arsenal : Hannah Short and Lois  Roche
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on June 17, 2011, 07:46:36 PM
It is not a transfer ...

is it a loan then? saw they played for celtic last week r they playing for them while the WSL is on a break?

I heard it is/was a loan, but from Celtic to Liverpool.

 ??? But will they come back?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on June 17, 2011, 08:29:06 PM
My source says it is a loan from Liverpool to Celtic. ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 21, 2011, 10:19:12 AM
Belles on the verge of signing a new striker?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on June 21, 2011, 07:21:54 PM
Belles on the verge of signing a new striker?
Newish, Im led to believe ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on June 21, 2011, 09:08:16 PM
Robbie Johnson is to wield the axe on his WSL flops, vowing to "de-select" three squad members when the transfer window opens on friday.

A centre-half remains a priority with Jo Traynor crocked and Nicola Twohig a yellow card magnet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13857555.stm
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 30, 2011, 11:18:09 PM
Blackburn Rovers rumoured to be in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, with Wales U19 keeper Gemma Jackson the likely target.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 01, 2011, 12:24:45 AM
Tartan tearaways Lappin and Littlejohn ink contracts with Liverpool on 4th May then, bizarrely, depart by "mutual consent" on May 20th!

A sure sign that all is not well at the WSL basement battlers.

Source: http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/RulesandRegulations/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/PlayerRegistrations/2011/May%202011.ashx/May%202011.pdf
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on July 01, 2011, 06:54:29 AM
I think it is a loophole to allow players to go on loan while the FA WSL is dormant. I don't think the WSL teams are allowed to loan players under contract.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 01, 2011, 07:59:00 PM
Tartan tearaways Lappin and Littlejohn ink contracts with Liverpool on 4th May then, bizarrely, depart by "mutual consent" on May 20th!

A sure sign that all is not well at the WSL basement battlers.

Source: http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/RulesandRegulations/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/PlayerRegistrations/2011/May%202011.ashx/May%202011.pdf

They tried to play for Celtic indeed were even on the team sheet with numbers for the recent game with City but the Scottish league steamed in to put a stop to it....
http://www.shekicks.net/flog/blogs/post/339
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 04, 2011, 09:58:06 PM
Whispers that Liverpool are monitoring the progress of crocked Curzon Ashton centre-back Kellie-Ann Leyland.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on July 10, 2011, 07:21:03 PM
Have heard the Millwall exodus has started with Kate Longhurst and Naomi Cole joining Chelsea.

Charlton had a lot of trialists playing today against Tottenham - around four of whom played for Millwall last season (+one that didn't play but seems pretty keen to join)... not too sure what stage of their transfer they are at atm so won't divulge names just yet!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 10, 2011, 09:36:14 PM
Whispers that Liverpool are monitoring the progress of crocked Curzon Ashton centre-back Kellie-Ann Leyland.

Kellie Leyland moves to reserve team coach, changes at Curzon

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/3370
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on July 10, 2011, 09:37:39 PM
Whispers that Liverpool are monitoring the progress of crocked Curzon Ashton centre-back Kellie-Ann Leyland.
Kellie has been named as a coach of some sorts at Curzon
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Samuel Baudrier on July 12, 2011, 03:20:42 PM
Have heard the Millwall exodus has started with Kate Longhurst and Naomi Cole joining Chelsea.
Looking at Chelsea WSL website they have 20 players listed. One of them has obviously retired, except if they also have dropped a fringe player like the thrid goalpkeeper, I can't see both being signed.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sir G on July 14, 2011, 02:41:57 PM
Both players have signed.  Kate Longhurst would have signed at the beginning of the season, but thought it unfair to leave Millwall without a striker, and opted to stay and try to help keep Millwall up, putting loyalty first before her personal gain.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 16, 2011, 01:50:11 PM
Bristol Academy have added a second keeper to their squad for the rest of the WSL season. Rachel Simkin returns to the club where she played in the 2008-9 National League season to back up Siobhan Chamberlain.

She will be dual signed with South West Combination team Yeovil Town where she was captain last season.
 
  Source.  http://www.yeoviltownladies.com/news.html

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 18, 2011, 04:19:16 PM
Watford have signed 2 WSL players, news is buried in the middle of the she kicks friendlies round up report :

"Watford ran out 4-1 winners over Crystal Palace at the National Sports Centre. New signings Brooke Nunn (Arsenal) and Emma Sherwood (Chelsea) were amongst those to go close, before Sarah Wiltshire curled in a free kick over. Another new signing, Lois Roche, struck from 25 yards to make it 2-0 at the break. A quick counter attack saw Palace pull one back, only for Sherwood to then net with the aid of a deflection. When Wiltshire won a penalty, Sherwood stepped up to double her tally."

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/3429

The Watford match reports also mentions Meg McKeag ex Millwall

http://www.watfordladiesfc.com/report.php?game=1622&team=1
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 18, 2011, 09:44:56 PM
Watford have signed 2 WSL players, news is buried in the middle of the she kicks friendlies round up report :

"Watford ran out 4-1 winners over Crystal Palace at the National Sports Centre. New signings Brooke Nunn (Arsenal) and Emma Sherwood (Chelsea) were amongst those to go close, before Sarah Wiltshire curled in a free kick over. Another new signing, Lois Roche, struck from 25 yards to make it 2-0 at the break. A quick counter attack saw Palace pull one back, only for Sherwood to then net with the aid of a deflection. When Wiltshire won a penalty, Sherwood stepped up to double her tally."

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/3429

The Watford match reports also mentions Meg McKeag ex Millwall

http://www.watfordladiesfc.com/report.php?game=1622&team=1

thought there was a limit on wsl players in a squad?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 18, 2011, 09:58:40 PM
There is a transfer window during the World Cup and I think these players are no longer attached to Superleague clubs.                 

Basically they have been dropped to make way for other players, I think.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 18, 2011, 10:43:15 PM
Definitely Chelsea said they signed 3 players so they probably removed Bird, Sherwood and Gibbs from their squad. The Chelsea WSL is not up to date so far.
Same Arsenal removed 2 players Coombs and Nunn and have 18 players except if Nunn is dual signed to Watford. ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 19, 2011, 12:32:55 AM
Lincoln bid to break their goalscoring hoodoo with the signing of diminutive Kiwi forward, Emma Kete. She sat on the bench for the entire WWC, playing second fiddle to the girl who scored against England and Amber Hearn (ex-Arsenal and Donny). Has three goals in 42 caps for the New Zealand "all whites."

Hmm... :-[

Amongst some boardroom upheaval I see Donny have found time to shake up their own attack. Out goes injury-plagued Sarah Owen. Youngster Bethany England is called up, while another chance is handed to controversial firebrand Katie Anderton.

They thrashed Glasgow 5-2 with Aine O'Gorman plundering four goals. Not sure if Katie deigned to pull on her boots.


Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2011, 08:09:07 AM
Lincoln bid to break their goalscoring hoodoo with the signing of diminutive Kiwi forward, Emma Kete. She sat on the bench for the entire WWC, playing second fiddle to the girl who scored against England and Amber Hearn (ex-Arsenal and Donny). Has three goals in 42 caps for the New Zealand "all whites."
I have seen her at the Cyprus cup when we played them in March, I would have thought Amber was a better choice but she has signed for a German team. Saying that, it is all in the training sessions and the team work to create chances.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 19, 2011, 10:58:45 AM
when does the window close and the updated squad lists get released?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2011, 01:03:43 PM
"The transfer window for the WSL in the World Cup break this season is 21st June to 20th July. During this time Clubs can register additional players, up to their 20 player cap, and they can remove up to 3 players from their cap.
 
If they wish to sign a contracted player then the normal FIFA rules will apply unless the contract is cancelled by mutual consent."

The squad are released when the clubs want to...
 
Bristol have signed Ellie Curson

http://www.bristolacademywfc.co.uk/news/curson_becomes_latest_graduate.html

Emma Jones has moved from Bristol to Liverpool

http://www.bristolacademywfc.co.uk/matchesPreview/bristol_academy_ladies_v_lincoln_ladies_22_july_2011_preview.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 19, 2011, 08:58:42 PM
Are Liverpool trying to build an entire team of Jones's ???

Wonder if they were in for Donny's new signing?

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/belles_strengthen_backline.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2011, 09:03:39 PM
Doncaster have named the players they released :

Out-going players include Lyndsey Cunningham, who is pregnant, and Amy Turner and Sarah Owen who have been released in order to find first team football elsewhere.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/belles_buzzing_for_birmingham.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 20, 2011, 07:01:51 PM
The club has also added former England international Katie Anderton to its ranks after she joined the club from Premier Division side Blackburn Rovers where she was a prolific goalscorer over the last six years.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: footballardvark on July 22, 2011, 01:47:34 PM
Looks like Watford have made some very strong signings then Slyv...

http://www.watfordladiesfc.com/news/article.php?article=327

does anyone know if they have had a shuffle round?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 22, 2011, 03:22:43 PM
Looks like Watford have made some very strong signings then Slyv...
I must know you ? there is like 4 people only who call me with that nickname  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 22, 2011, 08:09:08 PM
Lincoln swoop for Jodie Taylor, ex-Tranmere goal machine. From Otawa Fury but apparently signed in a controversial "joint ownership" setup with Birmingham City.

Blasted our opening goal at Bristol after 3 minutes...

Donny snaffle ex-Celtic winger Julia Scott in another deadline-busting deal.



Edited for fat fingers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on July 23, 2011, 01:09:05 AM
Great start to Jodie Taylor's Lincoln spell, thought she looked a real threat up front. Also, I am told that Bristol approached Lucy Staniforth during the transfer window but she turned them down...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on July 25, 2011, 08:14:53 PM
Charlton confirm signing of five Millwall Lionesses: Harley Bennett, Emma Beckett, Sinead Boyer, Jordan Butler and Ellie Stenning. Have all fitted in really well so far and are looking quite promising from what I have seen

http://www.cafcwomen.co.uk/news/paul-roars-into-the-transfer-market-238.php
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on July 27, 2011, 09:21:26 PM
Ex-England netminder Leanne Hall apparently drafted into Birmingham's line-up tonight.  :-\
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 01, 2011, 08:24:53 PM
Amy McDonald has left Celtic to join City...also keeper Lee Alexander from Hamilton Accies
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 02, 2011, 08:36:26 AM
Amy McDonald has left Celtic to join City...also keeper Lee Alexander from Hamilton Accies

According to wikipedia (not always the best source I know  :D) Celtic have also lost Susan Fairlie, Karen McInally and Nicky Grant...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 02, 2011, 09:23:12 AM
Wikipedia is not always reliable especially on players individual pages just look at Jennifer Beattie  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 02, 2011, 11:05:03 AM
Wikipedia is now always reliable especially on players individual pages.

I don't know which pages you've been looking at! I'd always take info from Wikipedia with a pinch of salt.

It seems Fairlie and Grant went back to Hamilton Accies, who also signed Suzanne Malone from Glasgow City. New Accies boss Tracy Burns looks to be building a strong squad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 03, 2011, 10:24:53 AM
Wikipedia is now always reliable especially on players individual pages.

I don't know which pages you've been looking at! I'd always take info from Wikipedia with a pinch of salt.

It seems Fairlie and Grant went back to Hamilton Accies, who also signed Suzanne Malone from Glasgow City. New Accies boss Tracy Burns looks to be building a strong squad.

Poor old Celtic...I'm trying not to laugh... Suzanne Malone is a loan deal Accies to as part of her recovery from injury (suffered chronic back for the past few seasons it seems) and get some first team matches.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on August 14, 2011, 06:52:47 PM
Bit of info to pass on... Just been to watch Gillingham-Charlton friendly. Gills apparently signing Sarah Quantrill on loan from Chelsea, although it remains to be seen whether Carly Telford's injury will scupper that move or delay it a little. Becky Spencer, who was at Gills last season, wants to get some experience in the National Div this year and have heard Coventry touted as a possible destination.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 14, 2011, 10:33:04 PM
I would bet just delay a little. Coventry of course quite a logical destination to be fair.
I had also heard local clubs would be interested near London.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 16, 2011, 07:11:07 PM
Also heard Arsenal tried to sign an English  left back during the winter transfer window, but the player was not interested as she was pleased to play in her actual club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on August 17, 2011, 11:12:55 PM
Keeleigh Savage and Rachael Wood, both members of Rochdale's Northern Division team last season, have signed for Blackburn Rovers who will be competing in the same division this season after relegation from the WPL National Division. Keeleigh was one of the top scorers in the north last year and Rachael has been part of the Rochdale scene for several years as they have moved up the pyramid.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on August 26, 2011, 07:09:02 PM
Lianne Sanderson binned by Philadelphia Independence but SNUBS the WSL to join Spaniards Espanyol.

Karen Bardsley to Swedes Linkoping but likely to spend more time on the subs bench behind established number 1 Sofia Lundgren.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 26, 2011, 09:00:22 PM
Lianne Sanderson binned by Philadelphia Independence but SNUBS the WSL to join Spaniards Espanyol.
Interesting because I heard she was looking for a club in Europe but not in Spain. And the WSL finishes in a month so she wouldn't be able to play before next March probably in an official game.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 04, 2011, 02:51:02 PM
Injury-jinxed Kiwi striker Emma Kete clears off to Finnish upstarts 'PK 35' after just six minutes of football for Lincoln.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 04, 2011, 03:07:56 PM
Strange  ??? You wonder why she came if she just leaves straightaway. To be fair, she has champions league to look forward to.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on September 07, 2011, 08:06:20 PM
how many times did Emma Kete touch the ball - given that it is possible for subs to come on late in a game and not get a touch

one of the things I tend to look for - Sophie Barker came on for Lincoln at Doncaster and I think it took a while before her first touch
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on September 08, 2011, 03:16:03 PM
Lagan Makin from Everton and Nikki Harding from Liverpool have both joined Man City Ladies.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on September 08, 2011, 05:04:22 PM
Lagan Makin from Everton and Nikki Harding from Liverpool have both joined Man City Ladies.
i reckon Shep will be the next signing then
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on September 08, 2011, 05:24:59 PM
Lagan Makin from Everton and Nikki Harding from Liverpool have both joined Man City Ladies.
i reckon Shep will be the next signing then
The thought did cross my mind Billy.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: EliteImp on September 09, 2011, 06:12:44 PM
Only one WSL player allowed, shurley?  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on September 09, 2011, 06:38:08 PM
Only one WSL player allowed, shurley?  ::)
Lagans only an Everton reserve, so no problem so far.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on September 09, 2011, 10:16:11 PM
Rochdale have signed Jo Traynor from Liverpool.  Do wonder if some players are going to turn there backs on Super League and just play in the winter.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 10, 2011, 08:30:08 AM
Leanne Champ to Millwall - the first of a few good signings one hopes, whilst QPR have been taking on Barnet players like they are going out of fashion - Holly Sandow, Katie O'Leary and Davina Smith. The R's also signed Laura Cooper this season.

Also I'm led to believe that whilst WSL two year contract players can only have one player getting pitch minutes at a time, if WSL players have only been contracted for the season, they can play freely at the end of the season for the WPL?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 10, 2011, 10:13:47 AM
Seems Rhonda Jones has joined Donny Belles was a way back in July to...hadn't noticed that but then not really a Hibs fan..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 10, 2011, 11:42:17 AM
Loophole rule then. WSL teams can loan a girl for the WPL season and get her back when the new WSL season restarts. This is just a joke really, in theory a WPL side  could  pick up  11 one year contract WSL players. How fait is this to other teams ?
Who invented those transfer rules seriously ? Why don't they do the standard rules : 2 transfer windows and basta ? Maybe it is too easy and simple to implement ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 10, 2011, 07:16:26 PM
maybe, if correct, its seen as fair as it equally applies to all teams, so each has the same opportunity?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 10, 2011, 07:49:38 PM
I heard the FA is not allowing it to certain teams though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on September 10, 2011, 10:09:47 PM
I heard the FA is not allowing it to certain teams though.
Quite cryptic that, tell us more.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 10, 2011, 11:10:32 PM
One team requested to have a second FA WSL player and FA said no.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 10, 2011, 11:49:28 PM
Kate Longhurst back to Colchester from Chelsea. As she was a late starter for Chelsea, may not be on the same contract as the likes of Leanne Champ

Very interesting about the FA saying no to two WSL players as i do know one high profile young WSL player that is definitely promised to a WPL team when their Conti Cup run is finished ... watch this space, lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 11, 2011, 12:04:03 AM
Same it is well known that some players are going on loan to WPL teams. There is one at Watford where it is actually disclosed by her FA on the latest U19 call up lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 12, 2011, 10:42:00 AM
sarah quantrill and ashlee hinks both at gillingham....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 13, 2011, 05:09:52 PM
I heard a funny gossip a couple of weeks ago : Casey Stoney was literally taking over training sessions at Lincoln by actually telling Rod Wilson what to do in the sessions and for the team tactics  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 13, 2011, 10:23:52 PM
I heard a funny gossip a couple of weeks ago : Casey Stoney was literally taking over training sessions at Lincoln by actually telling Rod Wilson what to do in the sessions and for the team tactics  :o

wouldn't be a shock
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 13, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
I mean if the she really wants to coach the team she should get him sacked first....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 14, 2011, 07:05:35 AM
I mean if the she really wants to coach the team she should get him sacked first....


have you ever seen a manager wearing sunglasses in the dugout before that game v Liverpool?  :-\

any managerial changes in the WSL, thinking reviews will take place after the two seasons?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 14, 2011, 07:39:41 AM
have you ever seen a manager wearing sunglasses in the dugout before that game v Liverpool?  :-\

any managerial changes in the WSL, thinking reviews will take place after the two seasons?
I have seen it and found it funny  ;D I would think a football club can sack a manager at any time to be honest and I also think Stoney would do a better job. Considering more than half of the team were playing together very well and they are training daily if I understand well. Lincoln should simply battle for the top place. It is such an advantage if they can train 5 times a week compared to 2. Arsenal suffers when they play French or Germans team that trains every day and you could see the gap quality between pro teams and semi-pro.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 14, 2011, 08:54:48 AM
have you ever seen a manager wearing sunglasses in the dugout before that game v Liverpool?  :-\

any managerial changes in the WSL, thinking reviews will take place after the two seasons?
I have seen it and found it funny  ;D I would think a football club can sack a manager at any time to be honest and I also think Stoney would do a better job. Considering more than half of the team were playing together very well and they are training daily if I understand well. Lincoln should simply battle for the top place. It is such an advantage if they can train 5 times a week compared to 2. Arsenal suffers when they play French or Germans team that trains every day and you could see the gap quality between pro teams and semi-pro.


yeah i believe they can but with no relegation to worry about maybe each will stick with their current staff for now? Stoney was managing/coach a bit at Chelsea I believe? Yeah they do have 4-5 training sessions a week, nice to see the backing of the club to enable them to do it, by that quote im understanding that arsenal dont, and are in 2x a week?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 14, 2011, 09:57:20 AM
Yes they do Tuesday and Thrusday as far as I know.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on September 14, 2011, 10:38:10 PM
Lumbering right-back Maria Karlsson quits Donny Belles for Jitex BK in her native Sweden.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/10298464-england-professionals-are-ready-to-jitex

Before leaving, Karlsson used her blog to fire an astonishing broadside... at CLEETHORPES.

"I really cannot understand what the English people see is beautiful or fantastic with this place," ranted the normally mild-mannered blonde.

Residents of the idyllic North Lincs resort are said to be seething at Karlsson's slur.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 14, 2011, 10:44:23 PM
Seriously, that article is not written in proper English  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: David on September 15, 2011, 12:11:23 AM
Are you related to "Elite Imp" ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on September 15, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
Are you related to "Elite Imp" ?

Yes, sadly Elite Imp forgot their password then realised they'd signed up with an old university e mail address they can't access any more!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Billy Hunt on September 15, 2011, 11:00:10 PM
Are you related to "Elite Imp" ?

Yes, sadly Elite Imp forgot their password then realised they'd signed up with an old university e mail address they can't access any more!
Schoolboy/girl error?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on September 17, 2011, 01:10:52 PM
Loophole rule then. WSL teams can loan a girl for the WPL season and get her back when the new WSL season restarts. This is just a joke really, in theory a WPL side  could  pick up  11 one year contract WSL players. How fait is this to other teams ?
Who invented those transfer rules seriously ? Why don't they do the standard rules : 2 transfer windows and basta ? Maybe it is too easy and simple to implement ?

FAWPL teams can only name ONE player that signed registration forms for a WSL team last season in their matchday squad of 16. The only exception are WSL players that have already been de-registered during the June transfer window. So there aren't really any loopholes I can see.

The only de-registered players that haven't signed for WPL teams thus far are: Sarah Owen, Natasha Staniland (Donny) and Andrea Worrall (Liverpool).

A definitive list (so far) of WSL players playing in the WPL:

Barnet: Abbie Prosser; Leeds: Millie Bright, Jess Holbrook; Nott'm Forest: Beth Bailey; Reading: Becky Jane; Sunderland: Helen Alderson; Watford: Shelby Hills.
Colchester: Kate Longhurst; Gillingham: Ashlee Hincks, Sarah Quantrill; Millwall: Leanne Champ.
Blackburn: Nicola Twohig; Manchester City: Nikki Harding; Preston: Gemma Watson; Rochdale: Jo Traynor.

De-registered WSL players who have now signed for WPL sides:

Charlton: Sinead Boyer; Leeds: Amy Turner; Sunderland: Rachel Furness; Watford: Emma Sherwood.
Keynsham: Natalie Sage.
Rotherham: Stacey Aisthorpe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 17, 2011, 01:38:27 PM
so how come both millie bright and jess holbrook BOTH started for Leeds in the 11th? http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=10863877
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 17, 2011, 10:36:14 PM
As far as I know Barnet will have 2 other WSL players playing for them soon. And for the gossip of the day, one player who has just split from her partner is considering moving club and play in the London area.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 20, 2011, 12:00:17 PM
FAWPL teams can only name ONE player that signed registration forms for a WSL team last season in their matchday squad of 16. The only exception are WSL players that have already been de-registered during the June transfer window. So there aren't really any loopholes I can see.

The only de-registered players that haven't signed for WPL teams thus far are: Sarah Owen, Natasha Staniland (Donny) and Andrea Worrall (Liverpool).

A definitive list (so far) of WSL players playing in the WPL:

Barnet: Abbie Prosser; Leeds: Millie Bright, Jess Holbrook; Nott'm Forest: Beth Bailey; Reading: Becky Jane; Sunderland: Helen Alderson; Watford: Shelby Hills.
Colchester: Kate Longhurst; Gillingham: Ashlee Hincks, Sarah Quantrill; Millwall: Leanne Champ.
Blackburn: Nicola Twohig; Manchester City: Nikki Harding; Preston: Gemma Watson; Rochdale: Jo Traynor.

De-registered WSL players who have now signed for WPL sides:

Charlton: Sinead Boyer; Leeds: Amy Turner; Sunderland: Rachel Furness; Watford: Emma Sherwood.
Keynsham: Natalie Sage.
Rotherham: Stacey Aisthorpe.

Barnet has Lauren Bruton in their squad.
Watford has Brooke Nunn who must have been deregistred.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: redrobin on September 20, 2011, 12:31:57 PM
The only de-registered players that haven't signed for WPL teams thus far are: Sarah Owen, Natasha Staniland (Donny) and Andrea Worrall (Liverpool).

Natasha (Donny) has joined Leicester City.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Betty Blue on September 21, 2011, 05:25:20 PM
Nikki Harding - Linda Shepherd Liverpool, Lagan Makin Everton, Char Farrell returns from Blackburn, (Knew she would  ;)) and Sarah Buffel from Rochdale hopefully we can start putting a few results together.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 21, 2011, 09:10:48 PM
Nikki Harding - Linda Shepherd Liverpool, Lagan Makin Everton, Char Farrell returns from Blackburn, (Knew she would  ;)) and Sarah Buffel from Rochdale hopefully we can start putting a few results together.
Lagan Makin is a  top quality left footed player and there aren't many in England.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on September 23, 2011, 04:49:51 PM
Emma Jane Plewa (ex Bristol Academy) from Chelsea to Tottenham
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 23, 2011, 04:55:10 PM
Emma Jane Plewa (ex Bristol Academy) from Chelsea to Tottenham
:o Spurs are signing big players now.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Mackem Steve on October 07, 2011, 06:37:00 PM
Sunderland Women are re-signing former star midfielder Jordan Nobbs during the SL close season after her Arsenal commitments are done.

"Sunderland Women are re-signing former star midfielder Jordan Nobbs.

The 18-year-old, who was named the FA Young Player of the Year last season, joined Arsenal last August after helping Sunderland win the FA Women’s Premier League. Nobbs made the move to play in the newly-formed summer Women’s Super League and has played the part in the Gunners’ triumphant season in which they have won the League, FA Cup and League Cup treble.

All that remains for Arsenal are Champions League games, they play two last 16 games early next month before the winter break. Players can then choose to sign for a Premier League side if they wish, and Sunderland boss Mick Mulhern has moved quickly to get the stylish midfielder back into the squad.

“We have to wait until her Arsenal commitments are over, but it will be great to have Jordan back next month,” said Mulhern.

“She came through the ranks at Sunderland and everyone was disappointed to lose her last year, but no one could begrudge her moving on and she needs to be playing at the top level.

“She’ll add that extra bit of quality to the side and squad and give us a boost.”

Sunderland are third in the Premier League this season, a point behind second-placed Coventry but with a game in hand.

Leeds lead the way, two points clear of Sunderland, who they entertain at Farsley AFC this Sunday.

Mulhern has also recently signed midfielder Jess Round from Leeds and is also giving a trial to Canadian international defender Kim McMullen, who is now based in Belfast and looking to impress in English football.
"

http://www.sunderlandwfc.co.uk/swfc_523.htm

Great signing for us can't wait to watch her again at the Hetton Centre. Jordan was a big part of why i got so quickly into the women's game, tremendous player.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on October 08, 2011, 08:46:58 AM
chelsea's kylie davies at brighton & hove albion now
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on October 08, 2011, 09:39:57 AM
Sunderland Women are re-signing former star midfielder Jordan Nobbs during the SL close season after her Arsenal commitments are done.

"Sunderland Women are re-signing former star midfielder Jordan Nobbs.

The 18-year-old, who was named the FA Young Player of the Year last season, joined Arsenal last August after helping Sunderland win the FA Women’s Premier League. Nobbs made the move to play in the newly-formed summer Women’s Super League and has played the part in the Gunners’ triumphant season in which they have won the League, FA Cup and League Cup treble.

All that remains for Arsenal are Champions League games, they play two last 16 games early next month before the winter break. Players can then choose to sign for a Premier League side if they wish, and Sunderland boss Mick Mulhern has moved quickly to get the stylish midfielder back into the squad.

“We have to wait until her Arsenal commitments are over, but it will be great to have Jordan back next month,” said Mulhern.

“She came through the ranks at Sunderland and everyone was disappointed to lose her last year, but no one could begrudge her moving on and she needs to be playing at the top level.

“She’ll add that extra bit of quality to the side and squad and give us a boost.”

Sunderland are third in the Premier League this season, a point behind second-placed Coventry but with a game in hand.

Leeds lead the way, two points clear of Sunderland, who they entertain at Farsley AFC this Sunday.

Mulhern has also recently signed midfielder Jess Round from Leeds and is also giving a trial to Canadian international defender Kim McMullen, who is now based in Belfast and looking to impress in English football.
"

http://www.sunderlandwfc.co.uk/swfc_523.htm

Great signing for us can't wait to watch her again at the Hetton Centre. Jordan was a big part of why i got so quickly into the women's game, tremendous player.
Surely Jordan and Helen alderson wont be able to play at the same time? Also I believe Beth Mead has pulled out of the England u17 squad through injury so she wont be available this weekend.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Mackem Steve on October 08, 2011, 02:14:37 PM
Quote
Surely Jordan and Helen alderson wont be able to play at the same time? Also I believe Beth Mead has pulled out of the England u17 squad through injury so she wont be available this weekend.

I cant say I'm sure mate tbh i don't know what the rules are now between the SL and the WPL so i wont comment.

As for Beth i haven't heard anything but i hope that isn't true it would be a shame for her to miss her chance, although i'm sure she would get another chance in the future.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 10, 2011, 12:21:38 PM
Helen Lander played for Barnet yesterday. A club that has 3 WSL players registered : Lander, Bruton and Prosser.
Lucy Gunton-Jones didn't stay long at Lincoln  ??? She played for Forrest yesterday alongside Bradley from Lincoln as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on October 14, 2011, 09:43:06 PM
Donny's Scottish centre-half with the Welsh name, Rhonda Jones, heads back north of the border.

BUT is said to have snubbed Hibs to ink a deal with Celtic.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on October 15, 2011, 05:25:56 AM
Helen Lander played for Barnet yesterday. A club that has 3 WSL players registered : Lander, Bruton and Prosser.
Lucy Gunton-Jones didn't stay long at Lincoln  ??? She played for Forrest yesterday alongside Bradley from Lincoln as well.
Lucys gone on loan to Forest for the season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on October 24, 2011, 11:15:26 PM
sophie perry also at brighton & hove albion now
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on October 26, 2011, 10:03:31 PM
Charlton have re-signed Watford skipper Cori Daniels

www.cafcwomen.co.uk/news/cori-comes-home-312.php
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 26, 2011, 10:17:58 PM
And I wouldn't be surprised if more players leave Watford. It does not reflect well on them to see their Captain leave.
Here we go : Sahara Osborne-Ricketts  Watford to Oxford United.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on November 02, 2011, 04:36:45 PM
http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/champions-league/russell-aims-to-prolong-the-family-celebrations-2913876.html

Donny Belles in "advanced talks" to bring in Irish star Julie-Ann Russell for the 2012 WSL.

The marketing student is also set to be handed a behind-the-scenes role as part of her university placement.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 02, 2011, 09:02:19 PM
Donny looks like to try to get many Irish girls Why not take Denise O'Sullivan, she seems to be a genuine talent in the Irish team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on November 03, 2011, 08:09:23 AM
Donny looks like to try to get many Irish girls Why not take Denise O'Sullivan, she seems to be a genuine talent in the Irish team.

And rumour has it that Dora Gorman is even better  :o

Trouble is, they are still at school and will probably get offers from American universities too.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 11, 2011, 09:14:38 PM
And I wouldn't be surprised if more players leave Watford. It does not reflect well on them to see their Captain leave.
Here we go : Sahara Osborne-Ricketts  Watford to Oxford United.
Watford are bleeding players, apparently 5 players left recently...good show of loyalty then. Mercenaries ? or just disappointed to be loosing every week?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 16, 2011, 01:26:46 PM
Looks like Watford have made some very strong signings then Slyv...

http://www.watfordladiesfc.com/news/article.php?article=327

does anyone know if they have had a shuffle round?
Well 3 out of 4 players presented here have left already...Sherwood, McKeag and Roche all gone.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 16, 2011, 05:31:57 PM
Mary  Earps to Coventry city on loan from Doncaster.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 16, 2011, 05:33:56 PM
Katie Anderton has re-signed for blackburn Rovers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on November 20, 2011, 11:28:48 AM
Levi Penny has left Blackburn due to work commitments. 

Blackburn have also signed Gail Pennington from Rochdale and welcomed back Lagan Makin, who has returned to the club after previously playing for Liverpool (Res), Everton (Res) and Man City.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 21, 2011, 03:00:22 PM
Watford signed Irene Martin Garcia from Rayo Vallecano. From Champions League to bottom of the National division quite a change.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on November 26, 2011, 11:48:00 PM
Looks like Watford have made some very strong signings then Slyv...

http://www.watfordladiesfc.com/news/article.php?article=327

does anyone know if they have had a shuffle round?
Well 3 out of 4 players presented here have left already...Sherwood, McKeag and Roche all gone.

Meghan McKeag has signed for Charlton, who is set to make her debut against Leeds tomorrow
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 27, 2011, 05:36:42 AM
Lois Roche signed up for Reading as expected.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 06, 2011, 05:16:17 PM
Lois Roche signed up for Reading as expected.
I have asked the FA why Leeds were allowed to use 2 FA WSL players instead of one :

"Leeds United applied to the Management Committee for special dispensation to play Jess Holdbrook, alongside their other registered FA WSL player. This was approved by the Committee and therefore Leeds are permitted to play both players in the same match."

So basically the FA  have a rule for certain teams and another one for their friends  ??? Why put some rules if you can circumvent them at will ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 07, 2011, 12:23:40 PM
Sue Smith from Lincoln to Doncaster according to Doncaster twitter.
Alex Scott from Boston to Arsenal...on loan for 3 games.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on December 09, 2011, 09:22:57 AM
Sue Smith from Lincoln to Doncaster according to Doncaster twitter.
Alex Scott from Boston to Arsenal...on loan for 3 games.

Leandra Little from Lincoln to Doncaster as well.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/belles_add_defender_little.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 09, 2011, 10:58:41 AM
Kay Hawke to Rotherham. Interesting boost to their survival hopes, registered to play this weekend i believe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 09, 2011, 01:07:21 PM
3 players leaving Lincoln quickly.

I wonder if they will do another campaign and recruit every England A,U23 and U19 available like last year ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on December 09, 2011, 11:21:13 PM
I hope Glen's got something lined up! What's going on??  :o

Fair play to Donny, two top notch captures. I hope the signings actually go though and they won't be left with egg on their face like they have been in the past, after jumping the gun.

I saw some some babble on their website about playing Lea at right-back, which I hope was a joke. If they can get Little and Tori Williams fit and playing, from what I've seen, this MUST be the centre-back pairing.

Presumably Kay to Rotherham is only a loan move. I would think they'd need dispensation to play her and Sophie Barker, Stacey Aisthorpe etc. all at the same time? Their league position has me scratching my head given the talent in their squad...

Another ex Lady Imp was in the headlines this week. Firebrand New Zealand striker Emma Kete was booted out of Perth Glory after a training ground bust-up with Norwegian star Lisa-Marie Woods. Both players were canned when the debacle of an 11-0 defeat to Sydney erupted into open warfare.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 10, 2011, 03:13:16 AM
looking at http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=10864026 barker and ainsthorpe both played against city, dispensation?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 10, 2011, 06:39:32 AM
Well the FA has a knack for creating rules and loopholes to circumvent them.
If you have a read at the FA WSL handbook ( from page 179), they have rules and most of them have loopholes ie if your friend with the right persons, the rules don't apply to you... ::) :o >:(
 

 http://www.thefa.com/TheFA/~/media/Files/PDF/TheFA/FA%20Handbook%202010-11/FAHandbook-update-1011.ashx/FAHandbook-update-1011.pdf
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 11, 2011, 01:13:58 PM
Katie Sherwood from Bristol Academy to Chelsea Ladies.
Genuinely surprised as they have many midfield players already or maybe they are not resigning a few.
And don't be surprised if more Welsh players sign for Chelsea  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 24, 2011, 06:37:40 PM
Becky Spencer from Arsenal to ASJ Soyaux. First English player to play in the Division 1 in France.

http://www.asjsoyauxcharente.com/Rebecca-SPENCER-dernier-rempart-de-l-ASJ-Soyaux-Charente_a817.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 11, 2012, 03:49:09 PM
Lincoln Ladies Football Club are pleased to announce the signings of Collette McCallum and Laura Alleway ahead of the upcoming FA Women’s Super League campaign.

Both players are joining us from Australia, where they are established players on the national team, appearing in last summer’s World Cup.
LLFC manager, Glen Harris believes that the new additions show a sign of intent to the rest of the teams in the league .
 
“Laura is a young defender from Brisbane Roar who we believe can do a job for us at the back"
 
“Collette is a midfielder from Perth Glory who has a vast world of experience. She has won almost 70 caps for her country scoring 9 times, and her time in the American leagues has shown that she can win championships. This is something that we want to do in the WSL, and we are pleased to have her here"
 

“These are two great players, and I think that everyone else in the league will have to take notice now. This is a fantastic sign of our intentions, especially considering that we faced opposition from other clubs for the girls’ signatures”.

 http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/duo_set_to_arrive_from_australia.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on January 12, 2012, 10:41:22 PM
Doncaster Rovers Belles have signed Ireland international Julie-Ann Russell from Peamount United.

http://www.womensportreport.com/women-sport_doncaster-rovers-belles-capture-ireland-international-julie-ann-russell_14610
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 13, 2012, 08:54:39 AM
Chelsea sign Suzanne Lappin from Liverpool, Katie Sherwood (Bristol) and Sophie Ingle (Cardiff).

Most teams seem pretty active, nothing from Liverpool though, not sure they even have a keeper with Worrall's retirement and Gibbons cruciate injury. Rumours of Rachel Brown? But i think that's doubtful. Experienced players need there perhaps if they are to avoid bottom place again...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 13, 2012, 10:12:00 AM
Quite logical to see Chelsea and Donnie very active after their poor season. You would think Liverpool would do the same and try to recruit quality players in order to challenge for the top half positions.
I understand why Lappin was recruited. I would have  thought Chelsea would sign Fishlock from Bristol not Sherwood. Ingle did not set things alight when I saw her with Wales against Ireland and France
and in term of left-back with Rafferty and Perry, Chelsea have two of the best English players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on January 13, 2012, 08:48:34 PM
Quite logical to see Chelsea and Donnie very active after their poor season. You would think Liverpool would do the same and try to recruit quality players in order to challenge for the top half positions.
I understand why Lappin was recruited. I would have  thought Chelsea would sign Fishlock from Bristol not Sherwood. Ingle did not set things alight when I saw her with Wales against Ireland and France
and in term of left-back with Rafferty and Perry, Chelsea have two of the best English players.

I wonder whats happened to old Ruesha...I think she was hoping to go to Celtic but Celts have taken Rhonda Jones from Donnie and a couple of others,,,
Title: LLFC strengthen their squad
Post by: Sylvain on January 23, 2012, 09:53:39 AM
Lincoln Ladies Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of forward, Precious Hamilton from Doncaster Rovers Belles and Meaghan Sergeant from Arsenal Ladies.

Precious was ever-present for the Belles last season, and after a string of impressive performances has now made the short trip down from local rivals Doncaster, to link up with her new teammates.

Capped at the England Under-23 level, Hamilton has been a part of teams that have conquered some of the world's best, including arch rivals Germany in 2010.

Now she joins a group of players that have their eyes set on silverware next season.

LLFC Manager, Glen Harris is excited to have captured Hamilton, whom he believes can become a hit with the fans.

"It's brilliant to have Precious here. She's an interesting and exciting player to watch, and I think that the fans will enjoy seeing what she can do"

Along with Hamilton, Harris brings in Meaghan Sargeant who has spent nearly 2 years at the Arsenal academy and playing for Arsenal reserves as well as being a regular in the England U.19 set up.

"Meaghan is a tall, strong, quick defender who can play anywhere across the back line and is one of the brightest young prospects in the country. I have seen her develop as a footballer through the centre of excellence programme at Sheffield United and I am delighted that we have signed her for the forthcoming super league season" said Harris

He went on to add "Having recentIy watched her in Holland playing for the u.19’S V France and Holland and she was the stand out player. I know with her working alongside experienced quality England players her game will develop and I fully expect her to be challenging for a starting place."

http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/llfc_strengthen_their_squad.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on January 24, 2012, 11:30:14 AM
Following on from the retirement of Kat Lindner, Clare Gemmell and Jill Paterson Glasgow City have moved to sign Leanne Crichton from Hibernian and Amy Bulloch from Hamilton.  They've also signed up Nicola Docherty and Julie Melrose both from Rangers.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on January 26, 2012, 11:32:35 PM
Presh Hamilton has threatened to be a very good player for two or three years now ...will she finally make that breakthrough at Lincoln?

 >:( I see Lincoln were given a 5-3 pasting by Sheffield FC, with ex-stalwarts Carla Ward and Jodie Michalska scoring the goals!

 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 27, 2012, 07:38:30 AM
You will be happy with Meg Sargeant as well. In 2 or 3 years she will be competing for England seniors left back place, if her development carries on properly.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on January 27, 2012, 10:26:17 AM
5-3 strange game - Sheffield vibrant and 5-0 up - deservedly so

Lincoln missing Casey Stoney, Sophie Bradley, Sophie Walton and Kay Hawke/Nicoa Hobbs among others

5-2 at half time, Precious finished with two goals, Lincoln hit bar twice in a few minutes early second half, Sheffield keeper made some timely saves

could easily have ended 5-5
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on January 30, 2012, 02:01:09 PM
Following on from the retirement of Kat Lindner, Clare Gemmell and Jill Paterson Glasgow City have moved to sign Leanne Crichton from Hibernian and Amy Bulloch from Hamilton.  They've also signed up Nicola Docherty and Julie Melrose both from Rangers.

I see Lisa Evans has been handed a trial with Turbine Potsdam. Apparently she "impressed" during the 17-0 Champions League fiasco!  :o

In other news, Anouk Hoogendijk quits Bristol Academy, heading back to Utrecht.

http://www.telegraaf.nl/telesport/voetbal/nationaal/11379814/__Hoogendijk_terug_bij_FC_Utrecht__.html?sn=voetbal
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on January 30, 2012, 11:59:59 PM
Eni aluko to Brum.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 31, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
Oh well, Birmingham will probably start playing on the break now and with 2 very similar forwards.  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 31, 2012, 09:15:39 PM
I wonder whats happened to old Ruesha...I think she was hoping to go to Celtic but Celts have taken Rhonda Jones from Donnie and a couple of others,,,
Ruesha is still with Liverpool.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 03, 2012, 02:07:22 PM
Another kiwi player coming to UK : GOALKEEPER Aroon Clansey

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/group/womenssuperleague/forum/topic/show?id=3074237%3ATopic%3A165952&xg_source=msg
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 03:18:12 PM
<a href="http://ow.ly/i/rPRv" target="_blank">(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ow.ly%2Fphotos%2Fnormal%2FrPRv.jpg&hash=03a3cd351ac29d7850a950040c24db3b)[/url]
Blues at St andrews look at 15 and 17  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on February 07, 2012, 04:23:42 PM
<a href="http://ow.ly/i/rPRv" target="_blank">(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ow.ly%2Fphotos%2Fnormal%2FrPRv.jpg&hash=03a3cd351ac29d7850a950040c24db3b)[/url]
Blues at St andrews look at 15 and 17  :o
17 :o :o :o

Dont recognise 15
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 04:38:04 PM
Apparently Callan Barber
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 07, 2012, 05:03:22 PM
unitt?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 05:15:29 PM
21 also looks unknown to me. Yes Unitt has moved to Blues  :o to be fair, Everton have a replacement who is altogther more complete in Alex Greenwood.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on February 07, 2012, 05:18:01 PM
Shes more midfield tho
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Soccermom on February 07, 2012, 05:51:20 PM
21 is Chrissy Torkildsen
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 06:08:32 PM
I wonder if Unitt is brought to play at left back or a center back alongside Bass ?
I think Kerys actually brings more in the left back role in term of attacking potential and won't be troubled much by fast wingers, as we have seen Unitt being embarassed by Thomis at the World Cup or by Davison  at Arsenal.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 07, 2012, 07:49:02 PM
Is that Kelly McDougall at No 10?  Is Birmingham now Everton rejects...or is Everton now Everton rejects?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 08:30:23 PM
10 is Kaz Carney
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 07, 2012, 08:37:31 PM
10 is Kaz Carney

The person standing over Woody is Kaz, are you sure doesn't look like her...oh well
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 09:11:08 PM
Chelsea Ladies team picture including all their new signings :

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chelseafc.com%2FjavaImages%2F41%2Fa7%2F0%2C%2C10268%7E10463041%2C00.jpg&hash=d45101478170cb68989d5515e9342431)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 07, 2012, 11:10:34 PM
is that duni susi?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 07, 2012, 11:54:19 PM
yes, I was actually in Cobham that day to see the reserves game between Chelsea and Arsenal and was surprised to come across her...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 08, 2012, 07:18:32 AM
you see, for me this highlights clubs need to do more publicity, Chelsea highlighted the three new signings, but nothing about susi!? Considering there have been a few signings you they all would have pushed things more. Id be putting things out as much as I could if I was at a WSL club. Even a cheeky youtube channel.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 08, 2012, 09:21:37 AM
spoke to a wsl player last night informing her of the unitt to b'ham transfer, response was 'oh yeah, knew about that ages ago'.

Would be nice to see a list of compiled transfers before the season starts to see the to-ings and fro-ings!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: charlie on February 08, 2012, 02:14:17 PM
is there any news of girls returning from USA.  Eni I see what about Kelly Smith Alex Scott Gemma Davison and Lianne Sanderson
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 08, 2012, 04:12:59 PM
Susi and Unitt transfer on Blues website :

Blues Ladies have confirmed the capture of England left-back Rachel Unitt from Everton Ladies.

The Walsall-born defender has been described as a world-class acquisition by Blues Ladies boss David Parker and provides a further boost ahead of the start of the FA Women’s Super League.

The 29-year-old began her career at Wolves Woman before enjoying two spells at Everton Ladies either side of stints at Fulham Ladies, American outfit New Jersey Wildcats and Leeds City Vixens.

Vastly-experienced Unitt, who made her senior international debut in August 2000, is currently closing in on her 100th England cap.

Unitt’s arrival comes shortly after the resigning of homegrown star and fellow England international Eniola Aluko.

“We are absolutely delighted to have Rachel at the club,” enthused Parker.

“She has proven herself to be the best left-back in the country and one of the best in world football over the years. Her addition will add undoubted quality and experience to an already strong squad for the 2012 season.

“Over the past 10 years she has established herself as a main stay in the England national team and will hopefully hit a landmark by gaining her 100th cap in the upcoming Cyprus Cup.

“One the main ambitions of the football club at the start of the Super League was to acquire local internationals and players the fans could identify with.

“Adding Rachel as well as Eni Aluko to the squad this season outlines our intentions, not just for the league campaign, but to set ourselves as club that can challenge on the European stage.”

Meanwhile Dunia Susi has left the club and returned to Chelsea Ladies for the 2012 campaign. Londoner Susi spent last season with Blues and moves back to the capital with everybody’s best wishes for the rest of her career.

http://www.birminghamcityladiesfc.co.uk/news/strength_in_unitty.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on February 08, 2012, 09:00:04 PM
I wonder if Unitt is brought to play at left back or a center back alongside Bass ?
I think Kerys actually brings more in the left back role in term of attacking potential and won't be troubled much by fast wingers, as we have seen Unitt being embarassed by Thomis at the World Cup or by Davison  at Arsenal.

As I remember, in the World Cup most of the embarrassing things happened after Unitt went off!  ::)

Brilliant signing for Brum. They've got a problem now, insofar as having two brilliant left-backs is a problem.

Unitt has always been a robust but fair player. I just hope she isn't sent out to kick folk off the park like Birmingham sometimes resorted to last year, that isn't really her game.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 08, 2012, 09:42:58 PM
As I remember, in the World Cup most of the embarrassing things happened after Unitt went off!  ::)
She went off because she couldnt cope, same against Arsenal in the FA Cup. She is very skillfull technically strong physically but doesnt have main attribute for a full back ie pace.
And I have seen Birmingham 6 or 7 times last season and the physical side of the game wasnt their forte at all  ??? They had a passing game plan in the first half of the WSL and a more direct one in the second half.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on February 08, 2012, 10:36:39 PM
As I remember, in the World Cup most of the embarrassing things happened after Unitt went off!  ::)
She went off because she couldnt cope, same against Arsenal in the FA Cup. She is very skillfull technically strong physically but doesnt have main attribute for a full back ie pace.
And I have seen Birmingham 6 or 7 times last season and the physical side of the game wasnt their forte at all  ??? They had a passing game plan in the first half of the WSL and a more direct one in the second half.

I thought she coped fine in both games, apart from a mistimed tackle on Davidson in the Cup final. The problems arose with Hope's bizarre substitutions, but I suppose we've been over all that already. I reckon if we finished the match with Alex Scott and Unitt on the park, and gave the French something to think about at the other end (perhaps some of Aluko's headless chickenry) we would have seen the match out.

I was surprised Everton never really strengthened last year. Having talented youngsters is well and good, but they will start going downhill fast if they keep losing star players like Unitt.

Re. Birmingham ...tell that to Sue Smith who was left with black eyes, broken ribs and a bloodied stump where her leg had once been! I also saw them at Donny in the 2-2 game where, sadly, they engaged in similar antics.

Williams went in on the Belles' young keeper when she had absolutely no business doing so. Also Weston made numerous assaults on O'Gorman who luckily is quite wiry and much tougher than she looks.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on February 13, 2012, 01:06:14 PM
Glen Harris axes Kay Hawke in favour of Nic Hobbs, runs the rule over young NZ forward Katie Rood, and makes "tentative contact" with an American goalie.

Wonder if it's Hope Solo?  ;D

He also says it will come down to "pounds, shillings and pence" where the returning Brits from WPS will end up. Guess they're all going back to Arsenal then?  :-[

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Lincoln-Ladies-boss-Glen-Harris-continues-search/story-15190708-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2012, 02:03:17 PM
Solo has indicated she would not play in any team before the Olympics.
Glenn Harris has contacted  English goalies as well as far as I know.
Regarding Arsenal getting English players from WPS, I think the salary cap was put in place to prevent that kind of thing to happen.
Scott, Smith, Asante, Sanderson and Davison are still on the market...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on February 13, 2012, 03:38:23 PM
Glen Harris axes Kay Hawke in favour of Nic Hobbs, runs the rule over young NZ forward Katie Rood, and makes "tentative contact" with an American goalie.

Wonder if it's Hope Solo?  ;D

He also says it will come down to "pounds, shillings and pence" where the returning Brits from WPS will end up. Guess they're all going back to Arsenal then?  :-[

http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Lincoln-Ladies-boss-Glen-Harris-continues-search/story-15190708-detail/story.html
It looks like Kay has actually got a dream move lined up.

http://www.skybet.com/cms/breaking-transfer-news.shtm?name=Kay+Hawke
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2012, 05:56:39 PM
Nikki Watts scored 2 goals yesterday for Bristol Academy according to their website. No mention if it was a trial or if she has signed.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Soccermom on February 13, 2012, 06:44:44 PM
Re. Birmingham ...tell that to Sue Smith who was left with black eyes, broken ribs and a bloodied stump where her leg had once been! I also saw them at Donny in the 2-2 game where, sadly, they engaged in similar antics.

Elee Timp,

Re your comment above, you and I are never going to agree as I can argue as much against Lincoln's tactics as you can against Blues.  I witnessed the damage done to Chelsea Weston's leg last year at Lincoln when Leandra Little took her out, so Lincoln are just as much to blame.  As I said before, I don't like nastiness in the game and would soon stop watching Birmingham if that was how they approached their matches, but it isn't.

And if I wanted to really wind you up, I could suggest that if Sue Smith can't stand the heat then perhaps she ought to get out of the kitchen!  How she got selected for the forthcoming Cyprus Cup squad over Natasha Dowie and Rachel Williams, is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on February 13, 2012, 09:41:37 PM
Quote
How she got selected for the forthcoming Cyprus Cup squad over Natasha Dowie and Rachel Williams, is a mystery to me
And me!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 14, 2012, 07:46:56 AM
That one is simple, Hope Powell doesn't rate them! On the tactical side, without Yankey, Powell had not many winger and no left footed winger so Sue Smith comes in...

And the most annoying thing with Powell and most England coaches is you can't ask them questions unlike other countries lol.
For example, a few years ago, I went to the Cyprus cup to watch France v England 2-2. The last 15 was end to end stuff with both teams very tired, no longer compact and leaving spaces everywhere. So after the game, I came across the coach and asked him why he did not sub the 2 center midfield that were knackered? He said it didn't make sense to him and started explaining his attacking philosophy for 5 minutes. Very polite and friendly with fans.

Same for Tony Gervaise at Arsenal. I rememberhe subbed Jennifer Beattie at half-time at a Bristol away game and put Lauren Bruton, he just told me he had to rectify some tactical problem we had which were for all to see ie no one on the left wing up front and our full back wasn't fast enough to cover the whole pitch and back. He did mentioned the full back but it was implied. I might be wrong but I don't think Hope Powell would reply to those kind of questions.

Last point labelling Birmingham dirty on a basis of one game where both sides were obviously giving it to each other is the same as labelling the Holland men team as a bad bunch of violent players on the strength of the WC 2010 final  isn't it ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: andydinger on February 15, 2012, 11:59:13 PM
Nikki Watts scored 2 goals yesterday for Bristol Academy according to their website. No mention if it was a trial or if she has signed.
I understand she's signed, which is a shame for Reading but not a great surprise after the fantastic season she's had there and in a team that's struggled more often than not. She's well known at Bristol anyway having spent a few years there before her stint in the US.

Makes you wonder how long Sunderland can hold on to Beth before the other WPL top scorer makes the move to the WSL...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 16, 2012, 08:32:31 AM
Someone from the forum mentioned her funnily enough while we went to Keynsham last Sunday, saying she would be a natural choice for Academy.
It surely does harm Reading's prospect of staying up with those 2 important games remaining against the other  relegation contenders.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 16, 2012, 09:11:29 AM
Regarding Beth Mead, i have read somewhere that Mick Mulhern mentioned that there may be interest, however they do want to look after her.

She's only 16/17 so I think to place her in a WSL at the moment where she may not get a good run of games may be unfair. Surely better for development of younger players to play reguarly?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 16, 2012, 09:26:24 AM
I think everybody knows that in term of quality the bottom teams in the WSL are not much better than Sunderland. Improvement is also linked to training quality and environement. Arsenal gave a few games to a 16 years old in the quadruple season. So it's all linked to quality and Beth has it definitely. The one worry should be a burnout as seen with Michael Owen's example.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 17, 2012, 09:09:59 AM
Donnie Belles sign another player from Australia on their website. I do wonder is Australia/New Zealand the flavor of the month this year? The contingent seems quite high this season? Haven't seen many youngsters being signed or looking to be given a chance besides Greenwood and Sargeant. Also puzzling that continental players don't seem to be interesting? Basically Hoogendjik last season and no one else this year. No american player either in the WSL.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 20, 2012, 02:46:41 PM
While in Scotland I heard that Chelsea had signed another Scottish player alongside Sue Lappin but never seen anything confirming it so far...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Spooky on February 24, 2012, 12:59:32 AM
Also puzzling that continental players don't seem to be interesting? Basically Hoogendjik last season and no one else this year. No american player either in the WSL.

Something that does puzzle me as well - of course I am not privy to wages here/Europe.
But now especially with the WPS cancelled out in US.. players could move to Europe to play (and not be greedy buggers and demand huge wages!!). Summer season in England, playing in a good league.. they could do worse!
I would like to know whether teams are trying to attract the foreign players here..
As said, few signed from New Zealand/Australia.. but nothing else really.
How about few quick and exciting Japanese/South Koreans, etc.. something that would raise the profile of the game elsewhere in Europe as well..

Although from what I have heard.. many teams are still looking at possibly adding to their rosters. So I wouldn't count out any signings of 'big' names in the coming weeks ;-)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2012, 05:04:59 PM
Doncaster signs Tanya Oxtaby and loose Victoria "trev" Williams to Chelsea.
It's becoming like friends and family/ex Arsenal re-united at Chelsea LFC, 9 of them in the current squad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 28, 2012, 11:40:56 AM
Anita Asante to Goteborg  :o So no WSL team managed to get her back in England...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on February 28, 2012, 03:21:06 PM
I've been told that Goteborg are owned by the same company that own's Asante's club in the US. That's a good way to get around the season break that the WPS is having..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on February 28, 2012, 03:42:44 PM
Has Precious Hamilton moved back to Donny Belles?   I believe she played in last weeks friendly for them against Man City.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 28, 2012, 04:04:09 PM
Has Precious Hamilton moved back to Donny Belles?   I believe she played in last weeks friendly for them against Man City.

Don't think she did.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 07, 2012, 10:06:35 AM
Bristol announce 3 signings 2 of them more or less known for a few weeks/month lol.
Nikki Watts, Stef Curtis and Natasha Harding

http://www.bristolacademywfc.co.uk/news/vixens_announce_new_signings.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Spooky on March 07, 2012, 12:10:21 PM
Also saw on BBC that Liverpool are expecting to announce FIVE foreign international players as well...
Might be interesting to see who and from where they are...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 07, 2012, 12:15:56 PM
One of them is the NZL goalkeeper, I am very curious to see where they will come from.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on March 07, 2012, 09:30:08 PM
Bristol Academy swoop for Spanish striking sensation Laura Del Rio.

 :o Huge signing imo.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 08, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
Lillie Bilson aka Elizabeth Fenlon from Bristol to Doncaster.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: andydinger on March 08, 2012, 02:54:16 PM
Bristol Academy swoop for Spanish striking sensation Laura Del Rio.

 :o Huge signing imo.

That's 4 new strikers out of 4 new signings. Well, at least it should be an exciting team to watch this year...!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 08, 2012, 03:25:51 PM
They also took 2 excellent Arsenal youngsters  :o

BRISTOL Academy are poised to pull off a major transfer boost by landing top Spanish international striker Laura Del Rio.

The highly-experienced 30-year-old flew into England late last night and the Vixens were hoping to get the relevant paperwork finished today, which means she could be eligible for Sunday's home FA Women's Cup fifth-round clash against Leeds United.

Del Rio is poised to become Bristol's sixth recruit of the close season – with the string of arrivals very much geared to bolstering their attacking options. They have also brought Republic of Ireland international forward Stef Curtis back to the club from Birmingham City, while Reading's leading scorer Nikki Watts has rejoined after a previous four-year stint with the Academy.

Their goal power will be boosted further by the addition of Wales international striker Natasha Harding from Cardiff City, and they have also added a couple of youngsters from Arsenal.

They are England under-19 international Melissa Lawley, a right-winger who has previous FA Women's Super League and Champions League experience with the Gunners, and 18-year-old Wales international Angharad James, who can play at right-back or in midfield.


But it is the imminent capture of Del Rio which is likely to be seen as the Academy's major coup. She has a remarkable strike rate in international football, having scored 45 goals in 25 outings for the Spain Under-19 side before going on to net 40 times in 39 appearances for the senior team.

Though she has not represented Spain recently after a clash with national manager Ignacio Quereda, she has most recently been plying her trade in the United States, having had spells with Philadelphia Independence and Boston Breakers.

Before that, she had a season in the women's Bundesliga in Germany with Frankfurt.

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Spanish-star-Laura-set-boost-Bristol-Academy-s/story-15430074-detail/story.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Welshy on March 08, 2012, 04:36:35 PM
I believe the two arsenal players Melissa Lawley and angharad James have gone to Bristol 'on loan' from Bristol!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Welshy on March 08, 2012, 04:40:32 PM
I believe the two arsenal players Melissa Lawley and angharad James have gone to Bristol 'on loan' from arsenal!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 08, 2012, 04:43:55 PM
I believe the two arsenal players Melissa Lawley and angharad James have gone to Bristol 'on loan' from Bristol!
I know but 2 seasons ago Cole and Prosser went "on loan" then this year there is about 6 girls "on loan" as well and you bet none are coming back in the summer  >:(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Welshy on March 08, 2012, 05:02:58 PM
Fair point, but if the girls are going to prove they can 'hack' it in the super league then they can prove it at the top level! Sitting on bench and getting 5 mins here and there will prove pointless. If they can't make the grade at Bristol then they won't at arsenal!

What other loans from arsenal? It's a shame for the arsenal academy lotbas I've seen the reserves put in some great performances this season, and there are some talented players. Where will they end up?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 08, 2012, 06:01:21 PM
Well my view was Angharad could have started a few games right now for Arsenal and Melissa would have been useful on the bench to make differences. I bet it will the same as in every season in the champions league when Goteborg comes in and for the away game as well. I can't understand why they think you can sustain a good team level by playing every 3 days with the same 14 players? The only reason to validate this weird choice is a future signing of quality players otherwise...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: charlie on March 09, 2012, 02:25:07 PM
Well Scot and Smith have come back  ;) Anymore to come from overseas!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on March 09, 2012, 07:49:13 PM
Allegedly Man City's England under-19 ace Danielle Lea will suit up for Liverpool before heading to the States for a scholarship in August.

Pictured with Lillie Billson is another new Belle, who has yet to be officially announced.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/playerGallery/lillie_fenlonbillson.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 09, 2012, 11:19:35 PM
True, however USA was last year (see twitter)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 11, 2012, 11:05:17 AM
Alyssa Lagonia signed for the Belles accroding to womensoccerunited must be the mysterious girl on the picture?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 12, 2012, 07:14:05 AM
when's the transfer deadline?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 12, 2012, 08:40:06 AM
Good question no information from the FA. Should be very soon because the window should be 12 weeks long and started mid-January. Unless the FA does as it another way.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 12, 2012, 03:26:14 PM
looking forward to full squad confirmations then!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on March 18, 2012, 12:03:54 PM
Jade radburn moved from Bristol to Leicester.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: xena on March 18, 2012, 10:47:13 PM
Eartha Pond has left Birmingham and joined Everton Ladies, she was an unused sub for Everton today in the Conti Cup.

Julie x
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 19, 2012, 07:05:22 AM
Powerful left foot, very physical and likes a tackle a bit like Leanne Champ.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Spooky on March 19, 2012, 08:50:01 AM
Eartha Pond has left Birmingham and joined Everton Ladies, she was an unused sub for Everton today in the Conti Cup.

Julie x

Yeap, actually saw her yesterday in Stratford before the game.
Was she still part of Birmingham squad for the 2012 ??
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on March 19, 2012, 12:05:12 PM
Powerful left foot, very physical and likes a tackle a bit like Leanne Champ.

I see Leanne has snubbed the WSL for a new Philadelphia franchise in the American WPSL elite league.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 20, 2012, 03:32:51 PM
I see Leanne has snubbed the WSL for a new Philadelphia franchise in the American WPSL elite league.

I think it was probably the other way and the FA WSL teams snubbed her...

Birmingham will sign officially a new player very soon, I expect an annoucement towards the end of the week as the player is currently abroad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Spooky on March 21, 2012, 12:26:27 AM
Announcements in the WSL sometimes take a little time - and as so often, you'll find this information first on Message Boards.  I hope the name I've heard being mentioned is true.. but I suppose we have to wait for official announcements to be sure of things...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 21, 2012, 01:03:08 AM
If that one doesn't happen, it means the player had a last minute change of mind, and it has happened many times in different clubs...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 23, 2012, 10:40:35 AM
Well Chelsea Weston dropped a big hint lol  ;)

@chelcbclfc #FF today go2 my lil teamies @jade_moore20 @JoPotter8 @laurabassett6 @w88udy @beckyspencer2 @IzzyChr17 #teamielove
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 25, 2012, 08:43:06 PM
As expected Becky Spencer played for Birmingham today.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 26, 2012, 09:19:12 AM
Liverpool gave a game to an unknown attacker in a friendly yesterday. Going by the name of Emma? Might be foreign. :o Didnt get her full name.

All other usual suspects were there, not much seems to have changed from last season . Didnt seem a big squad?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on March 26, 2012, 09:35:15 AM
Liverpool gave a game to an unknown attacker in a friendly yesterday. Going by the name of Emma? Might be foreign. :o Didnt get her full name.

All other usual suspects were there, not much seems to have changed from last season . Didnt seem a big squad?
Emma Kete, another Kiwi.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 26, 2012, 04:27:16 PM
Yes, one of those foreginers awaiting for a work permit authorisation for sure.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on March 26, 2012, 04:58:48 PM
Odd that she needs a work permit now but didn't need one to play (three minutes) for Lincoln last season.  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on March 26, 2012, 05:02:06 PM
It looks like the FA implemented the international work permit rule this season in the WSL for some reason.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on April 09, 2012, 01:41:53 PM
Donny Belles snap up Alyssa Lagonia's university pal Tania Pedron. Said to be a midfielder with an Italian passport.

Elee Timp verdict: Low-key signing and Pedron will struggle to make the jump from varsity 'soccer' to the WSL. Lacks Lagonia's national team pedigree.

It seems weird that, in "the most interactive league in the world" ( :D) only Donny can be bothered to update the team section of their website.  ::)
Title: Arsenal on look out for a central defender
Post by: AC-FC on April 10, 2012, 10:37:32 AM
Shipping in 4 goals in 3 games is not usually Arsenal's style - albeit against a decent if not lack lustre Everton team and Gothenburg but things need to tighten up at the back or some games may slip away from them - a clean sheet at home is a must against Frankfurt in the 1st leg of the CL - but I would rest a little easier if either Faye White came back or they drafted in another CB.....
Title: Re: Arsenal on look out for a central defender
Post by: Sylvain on April 10, 2012, 11:04:53 AM
Shipping in 4 goals in 3 games is not usually Arsenal's style - albeit against a decent if not lack lustre Everton team and Gothenburg but things need to tighten up at the back or some games may slip away from them - a clean sheet at home is a must against Frankfurt in the 1st leg of the CL - but I would rest a little easier if either Faye White came back or they drafted in another CB.....
There is Welsh international at the club who would be more useful than Tracy and  F White IMO and didn't make the squad on Sunday...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on April 10, 2012, 12:08:03 PM
not sure who the mystery player is, but probably explains why not in the team....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 10, 2012, 12:27:04 PM
One clue, the facebook, twitter, arsenal.com and official program don't acknowledge her presence in the Wales senior team on regular basis...see latest program v Everton where she wasn't mentioned.
She has 8  caps...

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Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on April 10, 2012, 01:07:42 PM
This is like another Easter Egg hunt - ;D

Didnt get to the match this week , too busy searching for hidden things......... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 10, 2012, 08:01:11 PM
Joking aside I agree another center back signing would have been useful because relying or Faye White or Tracy for champions league football is risk taking.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bobbystar on April 10, 2012, 10:22:19 PM
Lots of good ex Arsenal/academy cb's about in WSL but all released and now snapped up by others. Oh dear.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 11, 2012, 08:38:19 AM
Another valuable option would be Kylie Davies. The club tried to sign her 4 seasons ago and she doesn't get games at Chelsea, is a full international and has years of experience.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on April 11, 2012, 09:59:56 AM
I think we need experience at the back not untried rookies for the CL........but agree about Tracy, not really up to it I am afraid. White would be better option than Flaherty at the moment for her height and strength against the germans and we can worry about her dodgy distribution later......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 11, 2012, 12:17:37 PM
transfer deadline? This week or next week?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 11, 2012, 02:46:31 PM
Good question no communication from FA about it.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 12, 2012, 11:31:16 AM
An extract from Laura Alleway's blog :

"So…as promised, I am to fill you in on my Visa, Sponsorship papers and FA appeal business. Basically because I am not British I have a series of protocol to meet before I can play. The rules for the league were changed shortly leading into the season deeming it “Professional”. Therefore, in order for me to play, the club was required to apply for papers from the Government that allow them to employ “non-EU” people. As it stands, we are still waiting for our papers back (which were submitted about 7 weeks ago!) Then the next step is to approach the FA board. All “non-EU” players have to be analysed and meet what the FA believe to be of high enough standard to play in the league. Once all that is cleared and I get approval then I must fly home and submit for a “Professional Player” Visa. This whole ordeal is a lengthy and expensive process but we hope to get it all cleared up as soon as possible so I can come back and play! I know it will all be worth it in the end. "

http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/the_alley_way_returns.html

What makes me laugh is the sentence, "what the FA believe to be of high enough standard", do the FA really have an idea of what the international standard around the world is and what is compared to the WSL level. If we are serious over the 140 players used in the WSL, how many have a high standard ? 40 have an excellent standard, 40 have a very good standard and 60 are good players but you can find overseas  better players than them without problems...or find them in the National/Northen/Southern division or even in the combination where you can find better players than some in the WSL.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 12, 2012, 01:09:21 PM
I think we need experience at the back not untried rookies for the CL........but agree about Tracy, not really up to it I am afraid. White would be better option than Flaherty at the moment for her height and strength against the germans and we can worry about her dodgy distribution later......
or the 43.75% defeat percentage  when she plays in the CL compared to the 8.70% when she doesn't...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 13, 2012, 09:59:21 AM
transfer deadline? This week or next week?
I think the transfer window is closed. There is a tweet from Glenn Harris

"@Ladyimps after the disappointing news that we can't sign @LauraAlleway signed a young player for future Emily Roberts on deadline day."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on April 15, 2012, 01:23:53 PM
transfer deadline? This week or next week?
I think the transfer window is closed. There is a tweet from Glenn Harris

"@Ladyimps after the disappointing news that we can't sign @LauraAlleway signed a young player for future Emily Roberts on deadline day."

I find it incredible that the people running this league moan about lack of media coverage.

Meanwhile they refuse to release basic information - running their affairs like some sort of secretive, esoteric cult.

As a fan, unless you know one of the players you have NO chance of finding out anything.

Thousands of would-be fans must lose interest because they can't worm their way into the 'inner sanctum'.

This bizarre behaviour reached its nadir last season when they held a WSL five-a-side tournament, at Wembley, IN SECRET.   :o ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on April 15, 2012, 01:24:59 PM
Back on topic: Ex-Sunderland winger Demi Stokes joins Vancouver Whitecaps from her American University.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 15, 2012, 07:06:20 PM
This bizarre behaviour reached its nadir last season when they held a WSL five-a-side tournament, at Wembley, IN SECRET.   :o ???
It wasn't a secret just "NOT open to public". Not open to fans basically.
Each team was given a ticket allocations for their friends and family.
In a very ironical twist, I asked my favorite team if I could have one considering myself as a loyal fan  ;)
I am still waiting for a reply from my email  ::) So in the end a rival team offered me a ticket. So you could definitely attend if you knew a player which is the wrong way to get new fans.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 19, 2012, 10:38:38 AM
transfer deadline? This week or next week?
Obviously it is now closed as a few sides have signed their youngsters or local youngsters : Doncaster, Lincoln, Arsenal and Liverpool and Birmingham having signed 3 COE players at the beginning of the season.
At the end of the day, that was one of the aim of the WSL develop English talent. The only question is will all those young girls get a chance?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 19, 2012, 02:08:20 PM
Looking at your question : ‘The Liverpool squad seems quite small in number (15) do you think there will be more additions?’

AROON ‘Hi there is def will be some more players added to the squad. Its been a busy few weeks for the ladies team and the process and bringing in international players has been difficult’

Surely its too time consuming to bring in overseas players at this stage it appears they have missed the boat. (sorry)

Also Liverpool pick up another injury with Danielle Lea not able to train for another 3 weeks...so down to 14...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 19, 2012, 02:57:10 PM
Looking at your question : ‘The Liverpool squad seems quite small in number (15) do you think there will be more additions?’

AROON ‘Hi there is def will be some more players added to the squad. Its been a busy few weeks for the ladies team and the process and bringing in international players has been difficult’

Surely its too time consuming to bring in overseas players at this stage it appears they have missed the boat. (sorry)

Also Liverpool pick up another injury with Danielle Lea not able to train for another 3 weeks...so down to 14...

Maybe it wasn't me asking the question lol they added 3 players since so 17 now avaialble on Sunday. I will have a look to see if they have improved frorm last year.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 19, 2012, 03:03:43 PM

Maybe it wasn't me asking the question lol they added 3 players since so 17 now avaialble on Sunday. I will have a look to see if they have improved frorm last year.
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Which 3?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 19, 2012, 03:40:05 PM
C Charlton, S Jones and A Fleming who were not in the original 15.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 19, 2012, 03:43:58 PM
Charlton was. Going off their website at least. The other two are ressie players. As it stands inc charlton, their website numbers 16 players, squad is now 18 then.

So much for the overseas players he claimed to be bringing in...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on April 19, 2012, 04:29:37 PM
transfer deadline? This week or next week?
Obviously it is now closed as a few sides have signed their youngsters or local youngsters : Doncaster, Lincoln, Arsenal and Liverpool and Birmingham having signed 3 COE players at the beginning of the season.
At the end of the day, that was one of the aim of the WSL develop English talent. The only question is will all those young girls get a chance?

hopefully yes - reckon the girls signed by Donny have most chance of playing this season
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 19, 2012, 05:18:05 PM
Birmingham has already given some game time to one of their youngsters in a FA Cup game.
Arsenal well, under certain circumstances like a red card it can happen...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 21, 2012, 11:27:20 PM
Jasmine Elliot from Rovers to Doncaster

Rovers Ladies goalkeeper Jasmine Elliott has completed her move to Women's Super League side Doncaster Rovers Belles.

The 18-year-old initially joined on loan on the eve of the second Super League season, but after impressing on debut days later against Chelsea, she has now signed a dual registration contract.

An England Under-19 international, Jas progressed through Rovers' Centre of Excellence ranks and went on to make eight appearances for the first team.
 
Manager Scott Rogers said: "I'm absolutely delighted for Jas. It is a new challenge in her career and we wish her all the best for the future.

"We couldn't offer her first team football ahead of Krystal Parker, who has been performing really well for us, so this is a great opportunity for her to establish herself elsewhere.

http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/LadiesNews/0,,10303~2742172,00.html

And the million dollar question is... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on April 27, 2012, 08:33:22 AM
Sophie Gwilliam number 27 for Chelsea last night. Sophie Harris and Hayley Ladd for Arsenal on the bench as well. I suppose all 3 have been signed.
Title: Aussie adds to Liverpool strikeforce
Post by: Sylvain on May 03, 2012, 02:28:50 PM
Liverpool Ladies have signed Australian international striker Emily Gielnik ahead of Sunday’s home WSL game against Arsenal.

The forward has signed from Brisbane Roar, who finished second in the W League last season, as is in contention to make her debut for Liverpool this weekend.

Liverpool Ladies will take on last season’s treble winners at Skelmersdale United on Sunday, and are looking for their first home win of the season.

Gielnik, 19, who has been a regular part of the Australia U-20 squad, has recently been called up to the senior national side. In last season’s W League campaign, she was the league’s second highest scorer with nine goals.

She said: “I’d always wanted to play overseas and when I heard that Liverpool were interested in signing me, and that I would have the chance to play in the WSL, I couldn’t turn it down.

“It’s a big move for me – not only have I travelled halfway around the world, but this league will be the highest standard of football that I have regularly played in. It will only help to improve my game and I can’t wait to get started.

“I know a little about Arsenal and they won a lot of trophies last season, so I know that it will be a hard game for us. Hopefully we can get a good result on Sunday and I can go on to make a real contribution to the team up front this season.”

Liverpool Ladies manager Robbie Johnson, said: “Emily is a great signing for us and a player that we’ve been tracking for some time. She’s a fast, talented striker with great potential, and will hopefully get us some crucial goals this season.”

Liverpool Ladies play Arsenal on Sunday 6 May 2012, 2pm KO at Skelmersdale United. Tickets are £4.50 for adults and entry is free for accompanied children.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/5235
Title: Re: Auusie adds to Liverpool strikeforce
Post by: Elee Timp on May 04, 2012, 08:29:27 AM
Liverpool Ladies have signed Australian international striker Emily Gielnik ahead of Sunday’s home WSL game against Arsenal.

The forward has signed from Brisbane Roar, who finished second in the W League last season, as is in contention to make her debut for Liverpool this weekend.

Liverpool Ladies will take on last season’s treble winners at Skelmersdale United on Sunday, and are looking for their first home win of the season.

Gielnik, 19, who has been a regular part of the Australia U-20 squad, has recently been called up to the senior national side. In last season’s W League campaign, she was the league’s second highest scorer with nine goals.

She said: “I’d always wanted to play overseas and when I heard that Liverpool were interested in signing me, and that I would have the chance to play in the WSL, I couldn’t turn it down.

“It’s a big move for me – not only have I travelled halfway around the world, but this league will be the highest standard of football that I have regularly played in. It will only help to improve my game and I can’t wait to get started.

“I know a little about Arsenal and they won a lot of trophies last season, so I know that it will be a hard game for us. Hopefully we can get a good result on Sunday and I can go on to make a real contribution to the team up front this season.”

Liverpool Ladies manager Robbie Johnson, said: “Emily is a great signing for us and a player that we’ve been tracking for some time. She’s a fast, talented striker with great potential, and will hopefully get us some crucial goals this season.”

Liverpool Ladies play Arsenal on Sunday 6 May 2012, 2pm KO at Skelmersdale United. Tickets are £4.50 for adults and entry is free for accompanied children.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/5235

Isn't the transfer window closed? And how come Gielnik gets a work permit when others with actual senior international caps don't? She is said to be of Croatian heritage and Croatia isn't in the EU (yet).
Title: Re: Aussie adds to Liverpool strikeforce
Post by: Sylvain on May 09, 2012, 03:31:07 PM
Isn't the transfer window closed? And how come Gielnik gets a work permit when others with actual senior international caps don't? She is said to be of Croatian heritage and Croatia isn't in the EU (yet).

I have asked the FA WSL on twitter and she was actually signed before the transfer window closed. She was just waiting for her ITC to come through.
Regarding Croatia, well there was the Kolpak ruling  :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolpak_ruling

I think all the FA WSL clubs signed their foreign players and are just waiting for work permit than international clearance to come through.

Katie Rood should be able to play very soon for Lincoln as per her twitter feed.

In other news many players signed a 2 years contract when the FA WSL started at tbe beginning of 2011, while the 8 teams had been confirmed for 2 seasons only.
Those contracts will expire at the end of this season. Expect many transfers during the next winter transfer window and maybe a few as well straight after the Olympics
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on May 15, 2012, 08:28:10 AM
Hayley Morwood has flown back to New Zealand for a couple of international friendlies.
Chelsea have a free agent in training that was rumoured to be signing for them as early as February.
To find her name have a look on twitter  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on May 16, 2012, 05:22:21 PM
England's top striker, Lianne Sanderson, cocks a snook at the WSL and joins DC United in the United States.

Not holding her breath for an Olympic call-up then  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on May 16, 2012, 06:44:26 PM
England's top striker, Lianne Sanderson, cocks a snook at the WSL and joins DC United in the United States.

Not holding her breath for an Olympic call-up then  ::)

surely WSL squads have to have been finalised (until transfer window) now, so not such a surprise
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on May 16, 2012, 07:01:17 PM
I think she just goes where Joanna and herself are welcome really to play in a good team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 16, 2012, 08:18:02 PM
Saw an interview with her, seems she prefers to play in the US. Supposedly had offer for English clubs but were they good enough? Would they have to come as a pair, not seen Joanne play but as an ex US international would think she'd bring something to the table...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 05, 2012, 09:22:55 AM
I understand WSL side from the London and Bristol area still looking to improve their squad with 2 of them looking for center backs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on June 05, 2012, 11:53:13 AM
I understand WSL are still looking to improve their squad with 2 of them looking for center backs.
Liverpool have had a couple of young players trialling with them, one being a current England u19 midfield player.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on June 05, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
that particular England U19 player was watching the game at Widnes the other night. All England U19 players have been (apparently) told to sign for WSL clubs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 05, 2012, 09:18:53 PM
That would be ridiculous to force them to sign for a WSL side and be the 21st, 22nd or 23rd player.
They should be better off playing a full season in the National division. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 08, 2012, 09:17:22 PM
According to womensoccerunited yzeure who finished 9th in France division 1 last season is looking to recruit an English goalkeeper.

Sources close a club/player  indicates one player is leaving during the summer transfer window to a Nordic country.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: rangersgal on June 12, 2012, 03:16:45 PM
My pal Lisa Evans (Glasgow City forward) has just been given a professional contract at Turbine Potsdam in Germany!  ;D I wish her all the best, she's gonna be great
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 12, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
It is really good for her, they are the second best team in Europe over the last 5 years, she will play alongside world class players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on June 12, 2012, 04:22:10 PM
at least she will get proper games now, thrashing teams 99- 0 in Scotland every week loses it's appeal after a while...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: rangersgal on June 12, 2012, 05:18:46 PM
haha I know, Glasgow City are untouchable in the Scottish League and I reckon they will be for a long time.

excuse me for being ignorant but will Lisa Evans get a start for Potsdam do you think? I don't know much about their squad
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 12, 2012, 05:34:28 PM
I really depends where they intend to play her up front or on the wing.
Potsdam have are going through changes so it depends who goes in and out in the transfer window.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 12, 2012, 10:05:06 PM
haha I know, Glasgow City are untouchable in the Scottish League and I reckon they will be for a long time.

excuse me for being ignorant but will Lisa Evans get a start for Potsdam do you think? I don't know much about their squad

Fantastic news for Lisa but she might have her work cut out to get in the team.

Margret Vidarsdottir (who is top-notch) apparently just quit Potsdam because she wasn't getting a game!

I watched Potsdam stuff Glasgow on the TV and I think the strikers were Anonma and Nagasato, then de Ridder came off the bench.

Anonma has shrugged off persistent rumours of being a fella to scoop the Bundesliga top-scorer gong.

Nagasato is a World Cup winner ...and de Ridder ain't bad either.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 12, 2012, 10:14:51 PM
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/football/belles-star-banned-after-twitter-outburst-1-4635172

Goal-shy Lillie Fenlon-Billson in the doghouse after boozy Twitter tantrum.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 12, 2012, 10:34:50 PM
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/football/belles-star-banned-after-twitter-outburst-1-4635172

Goal-shy Lillie Fenlon-Billson in the doghouse after boozy Twitter tantrum.
ha  ::) demon drink eh  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 16, 2012, 07:08:38 PM
You do wonder who leaked the information to that paper really  ???
I mean one player is sidelined in another WSL side and we hear nothing, it is kept in-house.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 25, 2012, 09:19:08 PM
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/junior-football/doncaster-rovers-belles-embarrassed-belles-boss-may-seek-new-players-1-4676828

Property tycoon Hugh McAuley set to hand huge transfer warchest to Belles boss Buckley.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 25, 2012, 10:41:46 PM
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/junior-football/doncaster-rovers-belles-embarrassed-belles-boss-may-seek-new-players-1-4676828

Property tycoon Hugh McAuley set to hand huge transfer warchest to Belles boss Buckley.

was that the correct link, i couldnt see the expression "huge transfer warchest" at all ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 26, 2012, 06:14:51 AM
"Buckley said that he was likely to speak to the club’s new sponsors, Innovation Financial Services, about bringing in one or two players during next month’s transfer window to boost his squad ahead of the second half of the season."

Basically he will bring a new forward and a defender to replace those who will leave during the transfer window. No mention of money...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 26, 2012, 05:39:16 PM
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/sport/football/junior-football/doncaster-rovers-belles-embarrassed-belles-boss-may-seek-new-players-1-4676828

Property tycoon Hugh McAuley set to hand huge transfer warchest to Belles boss Buckley.

was that the correct link, i couldnt see the expression "huge transfer warchest" at all ???

A Donny Belles source revealed that Buckley will flex his financial muscles in the July transfer window.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 26, 2012, 08:29:53 PM
Transfer kitty for what seriously ? How many fee paying transfer have we seen in the WSL so far ? 0,1 ? Unless Donnie looks for players under contract?
If the Belles  really have  money, there are loads of French current and former internationals on the market right now on a free transfer. ( Necib, Georges, Dusang, Bretigny, Boulleau, Deville )
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 26, 2012, 09:29:24 PM
it will be a blankety blank cheque book and pen probably.  :P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 28, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
Transfer kitty for what seriously ? How many fee paying transfer have we seen in the WSL so far ? 0,1 ? Unless Donnie looks for players under contract?
If the Belles  really have  money, there are loads of French current and former internationals on the market right now on a free transfer. ( Necib, Georges, Dusang, Bretigny, Boulleau, Deville )

http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12011:doncaster-rovers-belles-get-new-shirt-sponsors-innovation-financial&catid=7:sports-sponsors&Itemid=17 (http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12011:doncaster-rovers-belles-get-new-shirt-sponsors-innovation-financial&catid=7:sports-sponsors&Itemid=17)

Buckley vowed not to risk the future of the club with reckless Birmingham-style spending. "We still won’t be able to pay the sort of money that the likes of Birmingham are paying out," he said. "But we will be able to compete for good players again, which is obviously great news for the club."

The Belles supremo also warned that he won't be held to ransom by greedy players or agents. “I’m not suddenly going to start throwing money around but if I can bring in two or three players who I think would do us a good job during the transfer window then I will - although they will have to come in on an 18-month contract because I’m already looking towards next season when I hope we’ll be competitive in all competitions."

WSL vultures Arsenal and Birmingham were warned to keep their mits OFF Buckley's young stars. "What I hope I will be able to do as a result of the sponsorship is to be able to keep players for ourselves and not just develop them for someone else as has happened in recent years."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on June 28, 2012, 10:18:58 PM

Where oh where does this Jackanory style story come from, that Birmingham have loads of money to splash?
I know of one Birmingham player that was offered almost 3 times what she gets now, to play for
another WSL side (no it wasn't Arsenal), but she went to Brum instead for footballing reasons.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 28, 2012, 10:33:15 PM
Transfer kitty for what seriously ? How many fee paying transfer have we seen in the WSL so far ? 0,1 ? Unless Donnie looks for players under contract?
If the Belles  really have  money, there are loads of French current and former internationals on the market right now on a free transfer. ( Necib, Georges, Dusang, Bretigny, Boulleau, Deville )

http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12011:doncaster-rovers-belles-get-new-shirt-sponsors-innovation-financial&catid=7:sports-sponsors&Itemid=17 (http://www.isportconnect.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12011:doncaster-rovers-belles-get-new-shirt-sponsors-innovation-financial&catid=7:sports-sponsors&Itemid=17)

Buckley vowed not to risk the future of the club with reckless Birmingham-style spending. "We still won’t be able to pay the sort of money that the likes of Birmingham are paying out," he said. "But we will be able to compete for good players again, which is obviously great news for the club."

The Belles supremo also warned that he won't be held to ransom by greedy players or agents. “I’m not suddenly going to start throwing money around but if I can bring in two or three players who I think would do us a good job during the transfer window then I will - although they will have to come in on an 18-month contract because I’m already looking towards next season when I hope we’ll be competitive in all competitions."

WSL vultures Arsenal and Birmingham were warned to keep their mits OFF Buckley's young stars. "What I hope I will be able to do as a result of the sponsorship is to be able to keep players for ourselves and not just develop them for someone else as has happened in recent years."

again you fail to make a good point by misquoting, "reckless Birmingham-style spending" was not quoted at all, please use direct quotes in a honest way.
also no mention of the "keep your hands off quotes", if doncaster or lincoln stars (on 70p a week)( i made that one up)  were offered 5p by birmingham or arsenal, then surely they would jump at it.
 in the words of a parliamentarian ( sir you are mistaken)

please use all of your information on your "wiki", entertain everyone with your in depth knowledge.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on June 29, 2012, 03:47:05 AM
The full article :

FA Women's Super League team, Doncaster Rovers Belles, are set to become a force in the game again after securing a club-record six-figure three year deal with Innovation Financial Services Limited.

The two men behind the recently-formed company, Stewart Groves and Hugh McAuley - a former professional footballer - have previously advised top footballers such as Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill as well as Harley Street surgeons.

“They are very successful people in their own field of expertise and they are also interested in football,” said manager John Buckley, who first met Doncaster-based Stewart at a social function he attended with Belles’ business manager Alan Smart - who has worked hard behind the scenes over the last six months to put the deal together - late last year.

“It’s a huge boost to the club to have them on board because we’ve lacked a major sponsor since Ben Bailey Homes pulled out a few years ago and we’ve struggled to compete financially with the other clubs at our level,” said Buckley.

“As a result of this deal we’ll be competing on a more level playing field. We still won’t be able to pay the sort of money that the likes of Birmingham are paying out, but we will be able to compete for good players again, which is obviously great news for the club.

“I’m not suddenly going to start throwing money around but if I can bring in two or three players who I think would do us a good job during the transfer window then I will - although they will have to come in on an 18-month contract because I’m already looking towards next season when I hope we’ll be competitive in all competitions.

“We’ll still be looking to try and bring girls through from our juniors because that policy has served us well and without producing our own players we wouldn’t be where we are now.

“But what I hope I will be able to do as a result of the sponsorship is to be able to keep them for ourselves and not just develop them for someone else as has happened in recent years.

“Hopefully we can reward Stewart and Hugh’s support by getting off the mark in the WSL in next Wednesday’s game at Lincoln.

“They’ve spent a lot of money
and are a good side. But if we play as well as we did at Bristol I think that we can get a result.”

 ;) lol joking aside, I am suprised that Buckley mentions huge sums paid by Birmingham. From what I know, that is not possible unless one player gets 80 % of the whole budget...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on June 29, 2012, 08:32:01 AM
Donny have reinstated their reserve team so it looks like they are serious about developing their younger players aswell.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 29, 2012, 10:11:03 AM
Donny have reinstated their reserve team so it looks like they are serious about developing their younger players aswell.

thats great news, for all concerned.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 29, 2012, 10:29:25 PM
Garrincha: Could it have something to do with Steve Shipway telling a national newspaper he was consigning the club to Carson Yeung in return for a £110,000 player budget?

This is exactly what happened the last time, players came from far and wide for "a new challenge" or because they "admired Marcus [Bignot]'s work."

Then when the money ran out, they couldn't leg it away quickly enough. You could hardly see them for dust!

Bilbo: Don't shoot the messenger, the text in the speech marks is direct quotes from John.

Sylvain: When Lincoln won their place in the WSL they obviously had to shell out. But, crucially, it was measured, sensible and sustainable.

They're working to a clearly-defined business plan, not playing 'Football Manager' with the cheat codes on!

Buckley usually talks a lot of sense but he was wide of the mark on that occasion.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 29, 2012, 10:40:42 PM
Garrincha: Could it have something to do with Steve Shipway telling a national newspaper he was consigning the club to Carson Yeung in return for a £110,000 player budget?

This is exactly what happened the last time, players came from far and wide for "a new challenge" or because they "admired Marcus [Bignot]'s work."

Then when the money ran out, they couldn't leg it away quickly enough. You could hardly see them for dust!

Bilbo: Don't shoot the messenger, the text in the speech marks is direct quotes from John.

Sylvain: When Lincoln won their place in the WSL they obviously had to shell out. But, crucially, it was measured, sensible and sustainable.

They're working to a clearly-defined business plan, not playing 'Football Manager' with the cheat codes on!

Buckley usually talks a lot of sense but he was wide of the mark on that occasion.


paraphrase,
you uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."
-Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on June 29, 2012, 11:28:01 PM
please use all of your information on your "wiki", entertain everyone with your in depth knowledge.

RE this, yes I do waste inordinate amounts of time trying to fight women's football's corner on Wikipedia.

But it feels like banging your head against a brick wall.

The stupid, sexist rules there put people off - Clearly having some players "notable" (and some not) is offensive to clubs' team ethic so, quite understandably, they stay clear.

I think it would be a great idea to start an independent women's football Wiki.

Photographers could use it to get their work spotted. People with info could add it without fear of having their work deleted by an imbecile (as happens on Wikipedia). Clubs could use it to connect with their fans.

The FA could use it to explain themselves.

I'm fairly new to women's football but honestly, there is a breathtaking amount of hidden history out there.

</serious>  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 29, 2012, 11:31:13 PM
great, honest post . kro.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 29, 2012, 11:36:23 PM
marcus bignot, believed in womens football when pay to play was king.
look at his record when women were amateur, aluko, carney, etc.
he is not a political person, he loves womens football.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 08, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
The transfer window for the WSL opens on the 13th of July.
The window for the WPL side  opened more than a month ago, if I remember well...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 10, 2012, 01:04:39 PM
Hearing the new Leeds United manager will be Andy Burgess, formerly of Preston North End Women...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on July 14, 2012, 10:29:37 AM
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/blufc/news/sears-hoping-to-sign-welsh-int-602852.html

Welsh international netminder Lauren Wells, ex of Arsenal and Bristol Academy, is back in football with ambitious Bristol Ladies Union.

She'll be playing in the SW combo - who will be allowing "rolling" subs this season. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on July 14, 2012, 01:42:11 PM
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/blufc/news/sears-hoping-to-sign-welsh-int-602852.html

Welsh international netminder Lauren Wells, ex of Arsenal and Bristol Academy, is back in football with ambitious Bristol Ladies Union.

She'll be playing in the SW combo - who will be allowing "rolling" subs this season. 

great idea, will allow younger players a chance without too much risk, and also a greater tactical battle for managers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 14, 2012, 07:33:53 PM
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/blufc/news/sears-hoping-to-sign-welsh-int-602852.html

Welsh international netminder Lauren Wells, ex of Arsenal and Bristol Academy, is back in football with ambitious Bristol Ladies Union.

She'll be playing in the SW combo - who will be allowing "rolling" subs this season. 

It is actually the South West Regional League, the level below the Combo.


Lauren did play in the South West Combo last season , for Gloucester City.

Rolling subs is a good idea, I hope it extends into other leagues.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on July 14, 2012, 08:00:36 PM
Hi, pat51.
Thanks for the info.
But still a great idea?.
How about 5 subs, roll on/off?.
What do you all think?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on July 14, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
Hi, pat51.
Thanks for the info.
But still a great idea?.
How about 5 subs, roll on/off?.
What do you all think?
Im totally against the idea in senior football.  The stronger squads will get stronger with it.  At the moment a lot of players will move to another club to get game time, if they know theyll get game time guaranteed whats the point in strengthening a potentially weaker team?

Massive no from me.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on July 14, 2012, 09:37:42 PM
Hi, pat51.
Thanks for the info.
But still a great idea?.
How about 5 subs, roll on/off?.
What do you all think?
Im totally against the idea in senior football.  The stronger squads will get stronger with it.  At the moment a lot of players will move to another club to get game time, if they know theyll get game time guaranteed whats the point in strengthening a potentially weaker team?

Massive no from me.
  Yes, not really thought of it that way.

I was thinking more of the chance for players at county and regional level to have a break if they are struggling to last 90 minutes. In many of the matches I have seen at that level there have been players who might benefit from that option.

I saw the system used in the Wiltshire County Cup and it worked well The Bristol manager points out the dangers of time wasting, so you would have to have a limit..even just the three substitutions maybe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 15, 2012, 12:27:36 AM
And a no from me. End up with a special teams package akin to American 'Football'. Mind you, might extend a few careers by wheeling them on to take freekicks etc then off again... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on July 15, 2012, 06:22:01 PM
rolling subs - great at County level; not so sure about Combination level
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 15, 2012, 08:29:08 PM
Rolling subs favors defense at the highest level : you can simply do a pressing as high as you want on the pitch as far as the opposition penalty area, win the ball easily and just strangle the opposition because as soon as a player is knackered you replace her. Result the opposition team can not attack except if the y play long straightaway or if they are Spain...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on July 15, 2012, 09:07:33 PM
Charlton have signed West Ham pair Gemma Shepherd and Kelly Cooper

http://www.cafcwomen.co.uk/news/double-hammers-swoop-499.php
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on July 19, 2012, 03:35:26 PM
We (Liverpool) are trying to sign Blackburn and Northern Ireland Goalkeeper Crystal Parker.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2012, 08:42:20 PM
I find it strange when there are already 2 goalies in the team. Davies plays most of the game and Clansey never got a chance due to injury ? Is she better than those two ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 19, 2012, 10:18:12 PM
In a word - No. Why are they signing Northern Division players?

Word is Matt Beard has the Liverpool Job - Full Time...find that very odd being as he left Chelsea due to family commitments, hell of a way to travel...we will see.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 19, 2012, 11:22:25 PM
Word is Matt Beard has the Liverpool Job - Full Time...find that very odd being as he left Chelsea due to family commitments, hell of a way to travel...we will see.
What I heard is he was in conflict with certain players...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 07:09:42 AM
Really?

well Liverpool back at training next week and from I've been told he could be in, I thought he was a estate agent though, appears Liverppol now employing a full time manager I guess the next week or so will tell all.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 20, 2012, 07:53:15 AM
Tanya Oxtoby from Doncaster Belles is the new Forest coach. Let's hope they will have a different football philosophy with her.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 09:55:43 AM
is she retiring from playing?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 20, 2012, 10:14:54 AM
It was a she kicks news no comment on her Doncaster career  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 20, 2012, 12:02:26 PM
The Americans have took a serious interest in Liverpool Ladies and are prepared to invest.  Liverpool will be the club to be at over the next 2 or so years.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 20, 2012, 12:16:16 PM
Great news if they put some investment in the Ladies team. All they need is a month wages from Andy Carroll to have a competitive team...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
The Americans have took a serious interest in Liverpool Ladies and are prepared to invest.  Liverpool will be the club to be at over the next 2 or so years.

Unfortuntely for the majority of the current crop of players it may mean the end of their involvement at Liverpool. If they want to improve then obviously better players will be needed.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 20, 2012, 01:00:28 PM
They are looking at making a big impact on the women's game. I'd expect some big signings ready for the next FAWSL season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 01:03:45 PM
They are looking at making a big impact on the women's game. I'd expect some big signings ready for the next FAWSL season.

Will these be British signings? As that is the point of the WSL... :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 20, 2012, 02:17:48 PM
I would have thought they'd be English / Welsh signings.  Just expect them to put a rocket up Everton in the next 12 months.

Employing a full-time manager is a statement of intent.

I think the owners were more than a little concerned at seeing a Liverpool team bottom of the league. They took action. I think it'll be a very interesting time down at Stormy Corner.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on July 20, 2012, 02:36:47 PM
So why are they trying to sign a second rate goalie like Parker?   I dont understand it.   :'(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 02:42:13 PM
So why are they trying to sign a second rate goalie like Parker?   I dont understand it.   :'(

i can only think of her as backup, dont think she i better than davies and no-one has really seen aroon. Be interesting especially as WSL " start in 2014 and 2015 will promotion and relegation and club will obvs be out to avoid slipping from the 'big time'.

Just one question though I though the salary cap already applies to WSL...in theory .. ;) so how much of an impact can a team make, if they play by the rules of course...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 20, 2012, 05:46:29 PM
The cap is 4 players above 20k max....that's it, you can have everybody else on 19.99 if you want
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 20, 2012, 06:07:28 PM
The cap is 4 players above 20k max....that's it, you can have everybody else on 19.99 if you want

Noted.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 20, 2012, 06:39:16 PM
Although FA hinted at a possible change next season in the FAQ published at the beginning of the season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Brenchers on July 21, 2012, 09:15:07 AM
Two more in at Charlton, Emma Sherwood from Tottenham and Chelsea under 17 midfielder Annabel Prior

http://www.cafcwomen.co.uk/news/striker-sherwood-signs-from-spurs-500.php

http://www.cafcwomen.co.uk/news/mortimer-snaps-up-chelsea-youngster-501.php
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 21, 2012, 10:31:38 AM
A well travelled player Emma Sherwood, 4 teams in 2 seasons ( Chelsea, Watford, Spurs and now Charlton ).
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 21, 2012, 12:13:05 PM
I would have thought they'd be English / Welsh signings.  Just expect them to put a rocket up Everton in the next 12 months.

Employing a full-time manager is a statement of intent.

I think the owners were more than a little concerned at seeing a Liverpool team bottom of the league. They took action. I think it'll be a very interesting time down at Stormy Corner.
I think it is a superb news and it will shake the things up as well. The good thing is the majority of the players contract were signed for 2 years back at the beginning of the WSL, so Liverpool will be able to fish most of the British talent during the winter. They wont have to go abroad as it is happening in France where all big players are locked on contracts and teams need to go USA or Germany to recruit talent.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on July 23, 2012, 03:42:13 PM
I can confirm that Matt Beard has now taken over as full time manager of the club and has already cleared out some members of the playing staff.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 23, 2012, 03:50:47 PM
Interesting stuff, who's moved out? Good that he has a working knowledge of the league so knows who to move out. Must be on a fair wedge as new born baby and travelling commintments wont be easy, unless they are flying him in and out?

Any news on who's leaving? PM me if you dont want to put details on here.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 23, 2012, 04:13:20 PM
Well he must have some signing from the WPL ready because the WSL players are all signed for a full season surely ? except those who get released of course.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on July 23, 2012, 04:31:28 PM
It has crossed my mind, with Liverpools american  ownership, whether they are looking at bringing some players from the WPSL. Ive no inside info of any sort though, just a theory.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 23, 2012, 04:38:36 PM
Possible. But they would still need to go through the work permit process, so that would mean only USWNT players with enough caps in recent times.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 05:46:06 PM
Liverpool haven't even spoke to Krystal Parker yet, that I can confirm.   

Matt Beard will more than likely just be signing players from the current pool of WSL or WPL talent that is available. Any US imports will cost alot.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 23, 2012, 06:46:00 PM
3 players have left liverpool 1 centre back (not a surprise) 1 forward (not a surprise as she's not played due to being banned) and one midfielder which I was very surprised at, looking at who is left in the squad as experience would be key. All done by email indecently...

I believe there is likely to be WPL players in. Sunderland/Leeds players perhaps...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 08:36:26 PM
i can take 2 guesses and I wouldn't be far away with the name of the midfielder and centre-back.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 23, 2012, 08:43:12 PM
I bet you got them right  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 08:46:04 PM
one will end up  at City and the other back at Rovers. The 3rd will be back in Scotland.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 23, 2012, 08:49:41 PM
 
one will end up  at City and the other back at Rovers. The 3rd will be back in Scotland.

 ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 08:51:26 PM
The players are quality on the pitch, just seem to like a bevy or 2.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on July 23, 2012, 09:40:46 PM
I think its fair to talk about what qualities players have to bring to the game, or otherwise, but I think its out of order to talk about their private lives on here.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 09:48:04 PM
it's well known that women's football has a drinking culture. Doncaster Belles was known to be the hardest drinking teams around.

It's all part of the game and to suggest otherwise would be telling a lie.  The players haven't been named, but
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 09:55:18 PM
but I do believe that the new Liverpool manager is a bit of hard nut with his players.  A certain players new book will lift the lid on the games drinking culture.  It just point's out that it is maybe the reason why those 3 have been shown the door. 

Everybody on this board knows enough about women's football to know that the players do like to have an active social life.

Read 'I lost my heart to the Belles' and it'll tell you tales of 2 teams out together on a Saturday night, before a big game on the Sunday.

Non-League / Part-time or Semi-Pro football has a drinking culture, it is often encouraged and it is no different in women's football
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 23, 2012, 10:14:00 PM
I would say those 3 certainly no more than anyone else in the squad, bar 2, just doing what young girls do. You are talking about young women here, who to be fair football isnt a career, paying around £100 a full game is just pocket money really and when games are on a sunday when do you have a social life? Certainly saturday matches would make it easier for players to go out on saturday with everyone else.

Paying a higher wage would ensure your players are towing the line as they have more to loose.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on July 23, 2012, 10:17:33 PM
I come on here to chat about football, more specifically womens football. Of course they have their own social lives, so they should, but why should it be spoken of on here?    Lets all stick to beautiful game eh.  Leave the dirt digging to Murdoch and his cronies.  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 10:19:52 PM
exactly, but my dealings in non-league football, with 2 high profile ex-premier league players managing a club, is that it can get too controlled, too professional.  

This high profile manager trusts his players and if they let him down, then they go running at Tuesday night training.

He makes sure the game remains fun for the players.  Wherever those players end up, the club will have 2 quality experienced players to work with.

t
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 10:27:12 PM
I remember when this forum was fun... A bit of banter, having a go at Geoff (Lincoln) when he went over the top.  Seems all the old names are no longer here - Dowiefan etc.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 23, 2012, 10:36:27 PM
Relax guy.  ;D

Seriously though as womens football increases its coverage, more coverage will go on players private lifes, that's fact: see the mens game, when they had that debate on twitter, this is what the high profile journo said, also saying that with higher profile will come questions over say: why Hope Powell has under achieved, why she has fell out with one of her top strikers etc. But this part of the forum has stated gossip, that appears to be what some people have put down, people will speculate, doesnt mean it's true.

Modern Game.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on July 23, 2012, 10:52:50 PM
That depends on your point of view, whether or not you think a certain striker is good enough. On that question, I'm with Hope.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 12:23:18 AM
I think private life from the players shouldn't be disclosed on a public place like here, except when they put it in the public domain like Kelly Smith. I know a good number of players actually read this forum ( some let me know when they don't agree with the criticism ) lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 24, 2012, 07:22:37 AM
That depends on your point of view, whether or not you think a certain striker is good enough. On that question, I'm with Hope.

well if the choice is between her and Aluko...

Anyway Ramone brought the social side up not me...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on July 24, 2012, 07:46:14 AM
I remember when this forum was fun... A bit of banter, having a go at Geoff (Lincoln) when he went over the top.  Seems all the old names are no longer here - Dowiefan etc.
imho  ,i agree we mustnt act like stuffed shirts, but
 while trying to have a bit of fun is great, (i love the banter really) i suppose we must be careful that personal comments about players dont go over the top.
this is the gossip section, so i suppose some of it may be a bit distorted and we all have an opinion.
and yes its about womens football, so any more gossip?.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 08:19:23 AM
Regarding drinking a certain player has just got a book out and explained her drinking. I actually think she has strange recollection of certain games actually like Brondby away when she moans about being sent-off when she made 3 bookable offences...Her insight into Hope Powell's vision for England is very interesting though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 09:54:09 AM
well if the choice is between her and Aluko...
Anyone will always loose against Aluko....many have tried through the years, she is highlander
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 24, 2012, 10:38:05 AM
Regarding drinking a certain player has just got a book out and explained her drinking. I actually think she has strange recollection of certain games actually like Brondby away when she moans about being sent-off when she made 3 bookable offences...Her insight into Hope Powell's vision for England is very interesting though.

Gonna get her book today and have a read, will be interesting, also Solo has a book out soon which may be a decent read.
Title: and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on July 24, 2012, 10:43:45 AM
we all have our own opinions, particularly about players and as long as they are not nasty and slanderish then we should be able to feel free to express them. I am aware that some players read the site, and managers too,.....they will have the same rights of recourse as do people on the recieving ends of nasty and/or inapproriate comments. If I say that Aluko is not imo an international player, there will be many more who will disagree with me........for me what Kelly Smith got/gets up to off the field is of no concern to me, unless it's illegal/unlawfull etc.....it's what she does on the pitch that will ultimately determine how far Team England do at this years Olympics......having said that, out of the 2 Scottish  girls on show at Boro, the one at the back did well and the one in the middle has played much better....
Title: Re: and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 10:45:49 AM
we all have our own opinions, particularly about players and as long as they are not nasty and slanderish then we should be able to feel free to express them. I am aware that some players read the site, and managers too,.....
Managers as well ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on July 24, 2012, 11:00:09 AM
Managers as well...... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 24, 2012, 11:35:36 AM
Back on the Liverpool note, anyone have any ideas when the Manager is to be officially unveiled. They have one friendly 8th August v City and another against Wolves or Watford i think, plus I believe they are back in training next week.

Is he likely to be unveiling recent signings? Interesting times ahead, specualtions over signings is ususally more fun than footie haha!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on July 24, 2012, 12:40:59 PM
they will not entice enough decent players to the club to make any impact  in the WSL - they will still end up bottom.........even if ex -King Kenny took the helm.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 12:56:14 PM
they will not entice enough decent players to the club to make any impact  in the WSL - they will still end up bottom.........even if ex -King Kenny took the helm.... ;D
With king kenny they would end up lower than bottom  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 24, 2012, 01:01:11 PM
Managers as well...... ;D
Not Hope Powell then  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on July 24, 2012, 01:17:49 PM
she can't read a game of football, let alone what's written on here....allegedley... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on July 24, 2012, 04:02:26 PM
she can't read a game of football, let alone what's written on here....allegedley... ;D

if you spell "allegedley" wrong than does it become slanderous????  ;)  haha
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on July 24, 2012, 05:02:25 PM
no, M'lud would take it to mean what it was intended to mean if you know what I mean, allegedly..... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 25, 2012, 04:18:35 AM
Doncaster announced Shelby Hills and Julie-Ann Russell back to former clubs.Expect more departure soon.
I do wonder what they made of Oxtoby taking over at Forrest ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 30, 2012, 08:52:44 AM
Hearing rumours of a Rovers striker maybe leaving to go elsewhere, also another striker/defender from Rovers seen playing in a friendly for Preston and possibly a Rovers midfielder leaving to sign for Liverpool.

Any news...?  
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on July 30, 2012, 10:08:01 PM
Indeed a certain striker just become friend on facebook with a Leeds player and she was up front with Blackburn I think last season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on July 31, 2012, 07:13:27 AM
yeah you can see on twitter she is signing for them now.

2 rovers players now gone...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 03, 2012, 12:27:54 AM
An american player is coming here soon :

One source in England told me that a club in the Premier League will soon announce the signing of a player in the U.S. women's national team pool who is not part of the Olympic squad. The source added that some U.S. Olympic players had been presented as possible signings, but the club's feeling was that they were priced too high.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/olympics/2012/writers/grant_wahl/08/02/usa.women.foreign.leagues/index.html#ixzz22QzmVH4x

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 03, 2012, 07:45:51 AM
As expected and following her departure from Liverpool , Ruesha Littlejohn is back at Glasgow City

http://glasgowcityladiesfc.co.uk/GlasgowCitywelcomethereturnofRueshaLittlejohn.htm
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 03, 2012, 09:24:28 AM
As expected and following her departure from Liverpool , Ruesha Littlejohn is back at Glasgow City

http://glasgowcityladiesfc.co.uk/GlasgowCitywelcomethereturnofRueshaLittlejohn.htm

lets hope she keeps her head down and gets on with the footie up there.....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on August 03, 2012, 01:17:10 PM
This Beardo to Liverpool story sounds a bit far-fetched to me  ::)

Not for one minute am I suggesting he was "tapped-up", but someone who didn't know all the circumstances could easily mistake him for having been approached by Liverpool while still with Chelsea.

Any word from the club yet?

Read 'I lost my heart to the Belles' and it'll tell you tales of 2 teams out together on a Saturday night, before a big game on the Sunday.

Surely the difference is Donny used to drink then do do the business on the pitch.

Liverpool allegedly drink and have been propping up the league since the WSL started.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 03, 2012, 04:55:47 PM
No news for Liverpool yet other than GK coach is taking training.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on August 04, 2012, 11:27:36 AM
http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/defender_rejoins_belles.html

Prodigal daughter Tori Williams in shock Belles return.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 06, 2012, 11:00:56 AM
Matt Beard appointed Liverpool Ladies Manager, in true Liverpool style (or lack of) it has been announced on the bbc sport website and not on their own, no word of it. Yet. anywhere...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19079006

Assume his first match will be this Wednesday's friendly against Manchester City

no news of any signings, but 3 let go it will be a very lightweight squad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2012, 11:02:01 AM
Maybe they will have new players on Wednesday ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 06, 2012, 11:18:15 AM
Well im travelling up to have a look at this one, and will report back...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 06, 2012, 11:36:00 AM
It's heating up ahead of the return of the WSL, donny bells announce second signing

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/tommo_jets_in_from_boston.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 06, 2012, 11:45:34 AM
With the Champions League starting on Saturday both Arsenal and Birmingham need to make new signings as well if they want to reach the London final otherwise they will fall short again of the required standard.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 06, 2012, 11:57:54 AM
Lyon to win it again...... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on August 06, 2012, 01:17:21 PM
This Beardo to Liverpool story sounds a bit far-fetched to me  ::)

Not for one minute am I suggesting he was "tapped-up", but someone who didn't know all the circumstances could easily mistake him for having been approached by Liverpool while still with Chelsea.

Any word from the club yet?

Read 'I lost my heart to the Belles' and it'll tell you tales of 2 teams out together on a Saturday night, before a big game on the Sunday.

Surely the difference is Donny used to drink then do do the business on the pitch.

Liverpool allegedly drink and have been propping up the league since the WSL started.

not far fetched as some of us knew weeks ago 8)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on August 06, 2012, 01:21:18 PM
matt beards appointment was announced on the mens site!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 07, 2012, 10:17:40 AM
We wish him luck, he'll need it..... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 07, 2012, 05:57:32 PM
The new Chelsea Ladies manager is left footed.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 07, 2012, 10:18:21 PM
The new Chelsea Ladies manager is left footed.

Announcement?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 08, 2012, 08:45:37 AM
Nope, but she is looking to sign some English players abroad. Nothing is confirmed so far, just a rumour.
As I said, left footed english has coached in the WPS, was also technical director there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 08, 2012, 09:58:08 AM
Nope but she is looking to sign some English players abroad.
Nothing is confirmed just a rumour.
As I said, left footed english has coached in the WPS, was also technical director there.

Any connection with Arsenal.... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on August 08, 2012, 10:15:27 AM
@*********1    really?
  :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on August 08, 2012, 10:52:55 AM
I see Lillie Bilson has signed for Liverpool.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/billson_joins_liverpool.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 08, 2012, 11:38:54 AM
an ok signing, but do Liverpool really need another controvertial tweeter...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 08, 2012, 11:50:41 AM
One to replace another. ;D To be fair the FA should be happy they dish 50£+ fine to players and it fills up their bank account  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 08, 2012, 11:41:17 PM
Liverpool 2-3 Manchester City

Decent game City were 1-0 down coming back to level before the break, and took a 1-3 lead with Liverpool getting another one back in injury time. Matt Beard looks to have his work cut out. Bilson played, but not very effective as did Lizzie Ince, didnt recognise a lot on the bench, but stuck to the main strand of players. Chappel and V.Jones at centreback?!? Charlton and Evans fullback. Very much City's game, shaded possession as well.
Title: Transfer deadline day in the WSL
Post by: Sylvain on August 09, 2012, 11:42:31 AM
As per the official twitter  :

The FA WSL ‏@FAWSL

It's transfer deadline day in the #FAWSL Are we set to see any big moves in or out of the league today?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 10, 2012, 05:03:40 PM
Emma Hayes takes over at Chelsea, one player of the following list will come to Chelsea as per previous page article, one of those who didnt come to the Olympics

http://www.ussoccer.com/Teams/US-Women/Player-Pool/2012-Player-Pool.aspx

Birmingham have signed Emily Simpkins from Coventry.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 10, 2012, 11:09:24 PM
One Lincoln player is leaving the club soon...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 13, 2012, 09:29:56 AM
Belles carry on signing players ; Emily Heckler and Sarah Saxon just before the transfer window closed.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/belles_dual_sign_duo.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 13, 2012, 11:21:26 AM
No newbies for Arsenal then..........Chelsea won't be a threat even though Hayes is back - she'll be off Stateside again when the new league over there gets uo and running and then back and then Stateside and then back and then Stateside..... ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 13, 2012, 11:39:10 AM
Huddersfield. and. Rotherham.

Enough not to finish bottom? Liverpool hardly setting things alight with two siginings Lizzie Ince and Bilson, and starting off with two defeats in two friendlies to lower league opposition isn't the ideal start.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 13, 2012, 12:06:22 PM
I think Matt Beard will also ring the changes in the next transfer window. No doubt Doncaster and Liverpool will fight the bottom place for the second year running :
Last year Liverpool finished bottom with 7 points and Doncaster 2nd from bottom with 9 points. You expect those team to better those totals this season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 14, 2012, 09:30:46 AM
Emma Hayes said she was doing only the back end of the season. Chelsea must have someone lined-up for 2013 then ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 16, 2012, 11:17:46 AM
Chelsea signed Adriana from the WNY Flash. Why do Spanish top class players end up in the WSL ?
That's 2 now Del Rio and Andriana.Bizzare, easy link to Spain with low cost airlines ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 16, 2012, 11:24:59 AM
It's cos of the weather ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 16, 2012, 12:25:35 PM
not the big crowds...? ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 17, 2012, 07:25:03 AM
http://www.mclfc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=652:city-ladies-announce-new-signings&catid=16:club-news&Itemid=92

New signings at City.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 17, 2012, 07:38:14 AM
2 experienced players who are used to the national division. Good pick.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on August 17, 2012, 07:46:36 PM
yous beginning to sound like an American....... :(
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 19, 2012, 09:03:31 AM
Speaking of American a very reliable source told me yesterday that Liverpool had signed an american player for a long tme, all paperwork complete but the girls is still in the USA. Might have to do with the fact that Johnson signed her not Beard...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 19, 2012, 08:37:33 PM
No Stacy Sowden for Barnet, not appearing of FA Full Time Squad list?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on August 19, 2012, 10:16:41 PM
I think thats only showing todays squad for Barnet.  perhaps not available for some reason.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on August 19, 2012, 11:20:15 PM
No, when you look at the whole squad they have 16 signed on, every player listed on full-time for each club are the ones which are registered/eligible for the season. She isn't on it.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on August 23, 2012, 07:52:02 PM
Rachel Daly ( Lincoln ) to St John's University.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 05, 2012, 10:41:57 AM
Seems that (according to twitter) Liverpool LFC have appointed the former Preston NE manager to their coaching ranks. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 05, 2012, 10:48:24 PM
Fara Williams could be on the move.....to Liverpool  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on September 06, 2012, 10:15:11 AM
Fara Williams could be on the move.....to Liverpool  :o
thats got to be for the money, fair enough i say :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 06, 2012, 10:19:39 AM
I bet it is not a money problem only...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 06, 2012, 10:37:25 AM
It'll certainly be an interesting winter, how long will people sign for? 1 year? Thinking about the WSL 1 & 2 there is no guarentee that some teams currently in the WSL will be in the 1st tier. I'm looking at Liverpool purely based on the way they are marketed as well as donny. Due to her age im sure she may think about a quick pay-day.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 06, 2012, 11:25:07 AM
Also Sarah Quantrill on loan to liverpool...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on September 06, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
 ;)
I bet it is not a money problem only...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 06, 2012, 12:34:16 PM
As I previously said expect at least 20 A, U23 and U19 players to move club this winter.

Also Sarah Quantrill on loan to liverpool...
if Chelsea manage to get Bardsley, she will have to leave...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 07, 2012, 12:29:51 PM
Also Sarah Quantrill on loan to liverpool...

Now confirmed...

http://www.liverpoolladiesfc.com/news/quantrill_joins_the_reds.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 07, 2012, 02:39:15 PM
And the question is where is Aroon Clansey gone?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 07, 2012, 02:56:40 PM
Nowhere, she is never fit, basically far I know on the bench for show, be screwed if Davies actually got an injury.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 07, 2012, 02:58:29 PM
And as the transfer window closed a long time ago, this is really strange to see a transfer go through...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on September 07, 2012, 03:37:12 PM
'Emergency' loan apparently.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 07, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
You wonder who will be in goal for Chelsea if Carly get sent off ?

To be fair, it is written in the handbook that you can break any rules and regulation as long as you get the agreement...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on September 07, 2012, 05:30:24 PM
i think loans on top of the player cap are allowed.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on September 13, 2012, 09:46:53 PM
We will see a transfer from the WSL to Australia soon. And we might see an English player in the Champions League for a foreign side soon.  
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 06, 2012, 10:23:10 AM
Aroon Clansey to Canberra United.
Carly Telford to Perth Glory.
Jodie Taylor to

Moves to Australia are coming thick and fast.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 08, 2012, 11:46:00 AM
Jill Scott's column clearly indicates she wants a move (tabloid style headline lol) see below extract   ;)

"From a personal point of view, the highs of the Olympics have been followed by disappointment for Everton as we again finished third, therefore missing out on a Champions League spot by a point behind Birmingham.

And I might have to have a re-think about the amount of travelling I'm doing between my home in Sunderland and Liverpool.

Driving 200 miles each week takes quite a lot out of you and I need to make sure that tiredness doesn't affect my performances or training.

It would be nice to have family, work and football all in one place but I suppose these are the sacrifices that you have to make like a lot of the girls have done! ~


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19864230
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 08, 2012, 01:51:49 PM
well if Sunderland get WSL 1 then I see no reason a few of the ex-sunderland players won't return to the fold. They will have a very good side if that happens.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 08, 2012, 02:07:14 PM
Indeed Telford, Houghton, Scott, Nobbs and Bronze to add to their actual talent would make them title contenders straightaway.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 08, 2012, 03:09:37 PM
Indeed Telford, Houghton, Scott, Nobbs and Bronze to add to their actual talent would make them title contenders straightaway.

Haha Everyone start posting your dream Sunderland XI. A title winning side made up of entirely all local players!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 08, 2012, 03:58:07 PM
An american player is coming here soon :

One source in England told me that a club in the Premier League will soon announce the signing of a player in the U.S. women's national team pool who is not part of the Olympic squad. The source added that some U.S. Olympic players had been presented as possible signings, but the club's feeling was that they were priced too high.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/olympics/2012/writers/grant_wahl/08/02/usa.women.foreign.leagues/index.html#ixzz22QzmVH4x



Source: Whitney Engen signs with Liverpool Ladies

Defender Whitney Engen has signed with Liverpool Ladies for the 2013 FA WSL season, a reliable U.S. source has revealed.

Engen, who turns 25 years old next month, would be the highest profile American in the FA WSL  — England’s top flight — and a focal point of Liverpool’s defense. Liverpool finished at the bottom of the table in 2012 with 5 pts. from 14 games, conceding 35 goals.

Engen is an up-and-coming defender for the U.S. national team. She has appeared for the U.S. twice. She was the WPS Defender of the Year in 2011 and helped lead the Western New York Flash to a championship. Engen played with USL W-League club Pali Blues in 2012.

The move should give her regular minutes as she seeks a larger role on the U.S. national team as it builds toward the 2015 World Cup with a yet-to-be-named head coach.

http://equalizersoccer.com/2012/10/08/source-whitney-engen-signs-with-liverpool-ladies/
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on October 08, 2012, 10:08:19 PM

Quote
Defender Whitney Engen has signed with Liverpool Ladies for the 2013 FA WSL season, a reliable U.S. source has revealed.

Massive statement of intent by Liverpool, this girl is one quality centre back.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 09, 2012, 08:54:45 AM
But who is making the signings?...are they Beards or is it the board giving them players...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 12, 2012, 03:10:34 AM
I think it is Beard, he moaned the whole 2nd part of the season about not having a proper center back. The board is giving the money. But they were probably in contact with Engen's agent. Ultimately when a player of this quality comes round you can't really say now. She is really better than any center back from here.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 12, 2012, 09:39:53 AM
Oh im not knocking the quality of player, just whether he asking for a centre back, mentioning no names and the board coming back with her...decent though again will be interesting to see who stays. The ruomours of Williams moving to the Red side are starting up again and you see/hear David Parker's comments at the end of the Cup Final about teams with lots of money after their players...wonder who he means...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 12, 2012, 09:56:51 AM
I think the Engen transfer was concluded a long time ago because people were talking about it in August.
Personally, I think Flaherty is the closest to her in term of quality.

Parker's comment :  

"And we've just got to move forward. We want to keep this group of girls together; there's a lot of clubs now in the (FA Women's) Super League who have got a lot of money and they're throwing money at our girls because they want to get them away from our club."

"But hopefully with the environment we've created and the actual stature of playing in the Champions League, even though they might be getting paid a little bit less, hopefully they'll stay around and carry on this journey with us."

I think it is obvious Liverpool and Lincoln are after Birmingham and Everton's players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on October 12, 2012, 02:34:47 PM
Seems like the WSL is going to end up just like the Premier League, soon as moneybags Etihad get into gear it will just be a mirror image- is that what the FA intended ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 12, 2012, 02:46:17 PM
I think it would be great if WSL players were paid well enough to be full time professionals and you just need a million pound per year budget really.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on October 12, 2012, 06:22:01 PM
It would be great, but a compromise would be to grade players and get paid something at least.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on October 12, 2012, 10:04:10 PM
So if Etihad bought up all  the best players, that would be a good thing?- and I thought people were moaning because the men's lot boght the premier league title....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 13, 2012, 12:46:37 AM
The same thing is happening in France, where PSG Ladies are the new rich kid on the block and guess what ?  they are buying foreigners as they can't lure top French players from their clubs.

If City comes straight in 2014 in the WSL Div 1, you could guarantee they wouldn't be able to buy the best english 11 with the current money cap rules.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on October 13, 2012, 06:32:53 PM
I think the Engen transfer was concluded a long time ago because people were talking about it in August.
Personally, I think Flaherty is the closest to her in term of quality.

Parker's comment :  

"And we've just got to move forward. We want to keep this group of girls together; there's a lot of clubs now in the (FA Women's) Super League who have got a lot of money and they're throwing money at our girls because they want to get them away from our club."

"But hopefully with the environment we've created and the actual stature of playing in the Champions League, even though they might be getting paid a little bit less, hopefully they'll stay around and carry on this journey with us."

I think it is obvious Liverpool and Lincoln are after Birmingham and Everton's players.

But Dave, you got them there in the first place ... by chucking money at them!

They "might be getting paid a little bit less" if there's no dodgy cheque from Carson Yeung this year.

That being the case you would expect a few of them to leg it, like in 2005.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on October 13, 2012, 09:55:55 PM
I think the Engen transfer was concluded a long time ago because people were talking about it in August.
Personally, I think Flaherty is the closest to her in term of quality.

Parker's comment :  

"And we've just got to move forward. We want to keep this group of girls together; there's a lot of clubs now in the (FA Women's) Super League who have got a lot of money and they're throwing money at our girls because they want to get them away from our club."

"But hopefully with the environment we've created and the actual stature of playing in the Champions League, even though they might be getting paid a little bit less, hopefully they'll stay around and carry on this journey with us."


there never was a great big cheque, there never was a big pot of money.
change the record most other teams had more money.
and yes i know for a fact!

I think it is obvious Liverpool and Lincoln are after Birmingham and Everton's players.

But Dave, you got them there in the first place ... by chucking money at them!

They "might be getting paid a little bit less" if there's no dodgy cheque from Carson Yeung this year.

That being the case you would expect a few of them to leg it, like in 2005.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Elee Timp on October 14, 2012, 12:31:10 AM
there never was a great big cheque, there never was a big pot of money.
change the record most other teams had more money.
and yes i know for a fact!

Well Steve Shipway bent Tony Leighton's ear with his boasts of a £100,000+ "player budget".

John Buckley mewled about Birmingham's wagebill being 8x bigger than his.

These are facts that are easily verifiable.

I've read lots of gossip on here about other teams having even bigger budgets, but nothing solid.

It seems to be idle speculation of the "he said she said" variety.

Unless anyone has something, anything...?


Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 14, 2012, 08:30:28 AM
These are facts that are easily verifiable.
So when are you showing the official budget for the 8 teams ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on October 15, 2012, 08:19:26 PM
Matt Beard at Blackburn v Man City on Sunday.  Also hearing that Liverpool are only retaining 3 of last season's squad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 15, 2012, 09:10:27 PM
Matt Beard at Blackburn v Man City on Sunday.  Also hearing that Liverpool are only retaining 3 of last season's squad.
Can't really be surprised by that, he just needs to find good replacements.
Quantrill, Keryakoplis and ?  To stay ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on October 15, 2012, 10:15:12 PM
not the names i'd heard.. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 16, 2012, 02:27:33 AM
If he does not keep Quantrill, certain things that happened with that transfer won't make sense.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 16, 2012, 08:37:55 AM
Matt Beard at Blackburn v Man City on Sunday.  Also hearing that Liverpool are only retaining 3 of last season's squad.
Can't really be surprised by that, he just needs to find good replacements.
Quantrill, Keryakoplis and ?  To stay ?

Not sure who he would've been looking at to be honest  ::), if indeed he still does want Parker, depending if Nicki Davies is leaving. Two ex Liverpool players in the ranks though. Are any of the 22 on show better than what he has? Also be surprised if the skipper doesnt stay?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on October 16, 2012, 08:59:40 AM
Quantrill is staying, Danielle Gibbons is now close to full fitness so its those 2 keepers.  He is keeping hold of Hannah K, Lizzie Ince and the others have to prove themselves between now and January.  Theyre not stopping training and they will play a few friendlies between now and the start of Pre-season proper.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 16, 2012, 09:32:46 AM
Assuming that more players come in those that have to prove themselves will find they are second fiddle to to other players in their position, depends if they are happy to be squad players. Assume now that Foster will retire, Davies will go to a National Premier League Club, (can't see Gibbons pushing Quantrill myself) also expect further changes on the non playing staff, new sport scientist appointed. Rumours of a new Assistant manager to come in as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: chipbutty on October 16, 2012, 09:46:32 AM
Nicki`s commitments with the RN have made it impossible for her to commit to super League. Thats a pity because for me, anyway, shes one of the best goalies in the country.   Gibbons, before she got injured was playing very well, rarely letting the team down, for me she has the edge on quantrill, certainly on height and strength.  Give me either of these before Parker any day of the week.   for me another Andrea Worrel, in the Northern League for a reason.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 16, 2012, 10:28:06 AM
I think Worrell was/is far better than Parker, fair to say Liverpool ruined a couple of players in the Johnson era. From what I know Worrell is also a die hard City fan. Wasn't Davies also a northern division keeper...we both know there is talent out there beyond the WSL.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on October 17, 2012, 03:43:43 PM
Quote
Liverpool Ladies have confirmed 10 players have been released following the end of the 2011-12 Women's Super League season earlier this month.

Defenders Vicky Jones, Alex Culvin, Nicki Harding and Danielle Lea, midfielders Amie Flemming, Kelly Jones and Sophie Jones, forwards Cheryl Foster and Emily Gielnik, and goalkeeper Aroon Clansey have all left the club as coach Matt Beard begins shaping up his squad ahead of next season.

Earlier this month, the Reds ladies completed the signing of USA international defender Whitney Engen.

Beard said: "I would like to thank each player for there commitment since my appointment in August. It was a tough decision but the squad needs rebuilding and I wish each and every player the best in the future."

Im glad theyve kept hold of Liz Ince, shes a really promising and very good young player. Looks like theyve not let Sarah Quantrill go nor Dani Gibbons, again 2 young and quality keepers. With keeping hold of Hannah Kyriakoplous aswell it looks like Matt is going to build his team with promising young players supplemented by bringing players from outside with experience and good attitudes to mentor these players along.  for me the right way forward for the future of the womens game in this country.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 17, 2012, 03:54:24 PM
So Quantrill, Keryakoplis, Gibbons, Charlton, Griffiths, Chappell, Riccio, Brusell, Billson, Ince, Evans and Chloe Jones are still there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on October 17, 2012, 04:06:10 PM
Who said only 3 were staying  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 17, 2012, 05:15:59 PM
Why is Charlton still there? (playing for Preston at the mo) oh I forget...'family reasons'
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 17, 2012, 05:50:55 PM
Maybe she had a 4 years contract  ??? :P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on October 17, 2012, 06:11:03 PM
More will leave Liverpool, as the new players arrive.  Other than the on-loan keeper, how many of those that remain will be 1st team regulars?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on October 17, 2012, 06:16:42 PM
More will leave Liverpool, as the new players arrive.  Other than the on-loan keeper, how many of those that remain will be 1st team regulars?
Quantrill, Ince, Keryakpolis, 3 good young players that he`ll build around, and now that Gibbons is working her way back to full fitness theres going to be good competition for the number one shirt.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 17, 2012, 06:19:17 PM
If all the new signings come in as expected, I think Liverpool will finish 3rd or 4th.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on October 17, 2012, 06:39:49 PM
Liverpool will build around the likes of  Williams and someone like Moore from Birmingham.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: CAPS ON naturally on October 18, 2012, 02:04:42 PM
Certainly big changes at 'Pool, can only be for the better though. Fozzy must be because of age as class player IMHO
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 30, 2012, 10:09:39 AM
Ashley Baker to Lincoln.


Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 30, 2012, 02:30:57 PM
Also Stoney with a 2 year deal. So what happens if Lincoln don't make WSL 1 in 2014?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 30, 2012, 02:58:53 PM
Also Stoney with a 2 year deal. So what happens if Lincoln don't make WSL 1 in 2014?
Ask for a transfer ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 30, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
Now that would be interesting. Price of transfer?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 30, 2012, 03:38:52 PM
Bit of a gamble as no club is guarenteed WSL in 2014, there may be a release clause in there though i suppose as the other players have signed one year deals. Any word on Lincoln's new manager yet? No doubt they must have someone in mind to tie these players down.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on October 30, 2012, 05:45:21 PM
Casey Stoney ?  :P
I bet the transfer would just buy the year contract on wages and extra.
So with Lincoln paying big money to their players probably 200k  :P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 31, 2012, 08:54:26 AM
Cudby steps down at Coventry

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6581
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 01, 2012, 05:55:48 PM
Gemma Bonner follows Matt Beard and signs for Liverpool ( twitter )
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 01, 2012, 06:00:38 PM
Also heard today Chelsea currently negociating with a Birmingham and a Lincoln player.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on November 02, 2012, 08:12:10 AM
Also heard today Chelsea currently negociating with a Birmingham and a Lincoln player.
well i hope they ask for top dollar.

what is exchange rate dollars/pounds/roubles?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 02, 2012, 09:54:43 AM
Also heard today Chelsea currently negociating with a Birmingham and a Lincoln player.
well i hope they ask for top dollar.

what is exchange rate dollars/pounds/roubles?

here you go  : http://www.boursorama.com/bourse/devises/  :P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 02, 2012, 10:40:15 AM
why don't we just name the players?  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 02, 2012, 10:44:45 AM
Sometimes we don't know the players name  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 02, 2012, 01:59:27 PM
i dont know of any.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 02, 2012, 04:24:26 PM
**** ***** and  **** *******  to leave England  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 02, 2012, 04:47:55 PM
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Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 03, 2012, 05:20:01 PM
Chelsea trying to sign Jill Scott but other teams are interested.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 03, 2012, 06:54:49 PM
Well isn't London much too far form her work unless they were offering pots of money to give up her job and relocate her. Liverpool signing Bonner due to knowing Matt and on her final year at Leeds Uni.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 05, 2012, 12:30:04 PM
Any news on the Everton appointment? Are they going for Andy Spence? Surely they need someone in to ensure at least SOME players stay?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 05, 2012, 02:44:46 PM
Katie Sherwood and Sophie Ingle to Cardiff City. Ingle going on loan from Chelsea.  Cardiff likely to sign more WSL players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 05, 2012, 03:15:52 PM
Katie Sherwood and Sophie Ingle to Cardiff City. Ingle going on loan from Chelsea.  Cardiff likely to sign more WSL players.

Which is interesting, being as they can only field one?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 05, 2012, 03:25:51 PM
One of them is a "transfer", but not sure what the rules are for released players ie still count as ex WSL players or not.
Dodgy regulations I think...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 05, 2012, 03:43:00 PM
Dont forget, as in the mens game, Cardiff come under the regulations of the Welsh FA, if the welsh FA dont have a rule about WSL they can field as many as they like.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 05, 2012, 03:48:48 PM
Probably that's why they are not allowed to bid for a place in the WSL.  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 05, 2012, 06:46:00 PM
WHAT A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD THAT IS!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 11, 2012, 06:13:10 PM
One of them is a "transfer", but not sure what the rules are for released players ie still count as ex WSL players or not.
Dodgy regulations I think...

The rules for released players are as long as they were released form their WSL club before August they would not count as a WSL player as they don't complete the second half of the season. Examples would include Shepherd and Twohig from Liverpool not counting as WSL players for their clubs which is why City signed Harding as well and theoretically Rovers could sign a WSL player also.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 12, 2012, 06:57:58 AM
Keith Boanas on his way to Lincoln...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 12, 2012, 07:11:36 AM
One of them is a "transfer", but not sure what the rules are for released players ie still count as ex WSL players or not.
Dodgy regulations I think...

The rules for released players are as long as they were released form their WSL club before August they would not count as a WSL player as they don't complete the second half of the season. Examples would include Shepherd and Twohig from Liverpool not counting as WSL players for their clubs which is why City signed Harding as well and theoretically Rovers could sign a WSL player also.
Strangest thing is most players are actually out of contracts so free agent, those regulations should only apply to players under contracts otherwise a legal challenge to the EU could be valid though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 12, 2012, 09:10:13 AM
One of them is a "transfer", but not sure what the rules are for released players ie still count as ex WSL players or not.
Dodgy regulations I think...

The rules for released players are as long as they were released form their WSL club before August they would not count as a WSL player as they don't complete the second half of the season. Examples would include Shepherd and Twohig from Liverpool not counting as WSL players for their clubs which is why City signed Harding as well and theoretically Rovers could sign a WSL player also.
Strangest thing is most players are actually out of contracts so free agent, those regulations should only apply to players under contracts otherwise a legal challenge to the EU could be valid though.

Registration of WSL players lasted until 1st November this is when the contracts ran until. Just FA rules I guess, but yes suppose if it all kicked off someone could take it further, just no-ones got the cash too haha.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 12, 2012, 10:21:42 AM
Registration of WSL players lasted until 1st November this is when the contracts ran until. Just FA rules I guess, but yes suppose if it all kicked off someone could take it further, just no-ones got the cash too haha.
Clear breach of the Bosman ruling for free agents lol but no ones really care to go to court.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 14, 2012, 04:40:44 PM
Dowie, Willams and Easton leave Everton, Andy Spence new boss.

http://www.evertonfc.com/news/archive/2012/11/14/spence-is-new-ladies-boss
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on November 14, 2012, 05:24:30 PM
Kylie Davies to Millwall
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on November 14, 2012, 05:27:16 PM
And Lillie Bilson on the plane to play in Oz
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Bluesfan on November 14, 2012, 05:32:06 PM

Does anybody know which club(s) the Everton trio referred to above are joining?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on November 14, 2012, 05:38:34 PM
I think the Everton trio won't be going too far....just across Stanley Park is the best guess. A few more to go as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 14, 2012, 06:04:46 PM
BBC has announced Dowie and Williams at Liverpool a done deal. Not sure they want Easton though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on November 14, 2012, 06:49:28 PM
2 big signings for Liverpool.  Everton need to target Sunderland for 3 or 4 players, if they don't someone else will.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 14, 2012, 08:19:31 PM
BBC has announced Dowie and Williams at Liverpool a done deal. Not sure they want Easton though.

Gee is Becky still playing and she is a Liverpool fan too how ironic to be left at Everton
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on November 14, 2012, 08:25:52 PM
Becky's contract hasn't been re-newed.  Expect a few more to go as well.  Gwen Harries will probably return to Bristol and Jill Scott is rumoured to be going as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 15, 2012, 07:15:42 AM
From a media point of view this looks like its been a disaster for most concerned. Yes the FAWSL 'tweeted' about it, but there was nothing on their website about either the Everton Manager appointment or Everton's loss of players /Liverpool's signings. Neither have Liverpool put anything out about this, considering one of these players has over 100 for her country I consider it newsworthy, especially as the BBC are reporting as a done deal and the FAWSL have confirmed it as well. But was there any story, no! nothing, this is pathetic, even the smallest release of news ie We have signed....Full news story tomorrow etc. But equally with these kinds of stories flying about could have also denied them.

How the FA have won award for social media etc is beyond me, no news on another appointment for the social media aspect but this time it needs someone who really can push it, IMO the last guy wasn't good enough, or had his hands tied with what he could do.

ANGRY.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 15, 2012, 10:31:10 AM
I think the FA WSL website offered a lot more information that it used to be before with the WPL. A definite improvement.

 Individual club websites are updated by the club themselves or not updated depending on some of them.Some players signed last season were never mentioned for the whole year or those signed during the summer window.
 
Same with twitter, some club had an active account others very sporadic.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 15, 2012, 11:13:45 AM
This is the original job post - note a 6 MONTH POST to begin with  ::)

http://www.shekicks.net/resources/documents/1295541877Final_Digital.pdf

Really need to push this forward now.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on November 15, 2012, 04:51:31 PM
Are Liverpool going to change the colour of their shirts in a bid to find success. It will take more than the alleged signing from across Stanley Park to have them pushing for honours and it makes Andy Spence's job even more difficult to get Everton challenging again...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on November 15, 2012, 06:00:29 PM

Is that why Mo jumped? No players, no money, all her hard work building a team undone?
She was surely on a hiding to nothing.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 15, 2012, 07:21:12 PM
I think, had she stayed even more players would have left the team basically.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 15, 2012, 08:23:29 PM
Adam Smallman has left his position as manager at Leicester, by "Mutual Consent."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 15, 2012, 11:17:38 PM
Onto their 3rd manager this season then...


Also Natasha Dowie confirming on twitter signed for Liverpool

YET NO WORD FROM LIVERPOOL ON MAJOR SIGNINGS, still awful as a club!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 16, 2012, 03:11:42 AM
I was thinking paperwork not arrived at the FA maybe  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 16, 2012, 10:33:03 AM
Stacey Sowden resigns for Barnet. Is she fit enough for the weekend? It is showing this season how reliant Barnet are on her for goals.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 16, 2012, 10:59:41 AM
Looking at the players list they also took Laura Coombs on loan.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 16, 2012, 11:08:16 AM
Definitely needed bodies as 3 bans coming up soon. Will certainly help them in the quest for a first league win this weekend. But they haven't strggled in the Prem League Cup though, seems odd how they haven't got going this season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on November 16, 2012, 02:12:01 PM
Kate Longhurst back at Colchester
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on November 16, 2012, 09:55:21 PM
Another Blue crossing Stanley Park. Toni Duggan.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on November 17, 2012, 09:50:59 AM
Another Blue crossing Stanley Park. Toni Duggan.
which accounts for why Matt Beard was so happy to release so many of his old squad
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 17, 2012, 06:12:50 PM
It was obvious when he took over that he thought the quality wasn't there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on November 18, 2012, 12:34:50 PM
No brainer that one - the league table told him that before he got there.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on November 18, 2012, 10:49:25 PM

Not sure I understand the Tash Dowie signing, especially if the Toni Duggan rumour is correct.

That striking combination has produced just 20 goals in the last 2 seasons, compared with the Arsenal duo of Kim Little and Ellen White with 39 goals, and the Birmingham combo of Rachael Williams and Jodie Taylor with 46 goals in the same period.

So third place is the best Liverpool can hope for, as long as Brum can keep its squad together (as there are a few if’s there)

Imports may have been a better option.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on November 18, 2012, 10:51:58 PM
Least he has the courage to do what a lot of Prem teams need to do: get rid of the same old heirachy in favour of talent....

Anyhoo, Helen Bleazard to Yeovil
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on November 18, 2012, 10:58:16 PM

Not sure I understand the Tash Dowie signing, especially if the Toni Duggan rumour is correct.

That striking combination has produced just 20 goals in the last 2 seasons, compared with the Arsenal duo of Kim Little and Ellen White with 39 goals, and the Birmingham combo of Rachael Williams and Jodie Taylor with 46 goals in the same period.

So third place is the best Liverpool can hope for, as long as Brum can keep its squad together (as there are a few if’s there)

Imports may have been a better option.



what ifs are there about birmingham?
pray tell.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 19, 2012, 08:40:28 AM

Not sure I understand the Tash Dowie signing, especially if the Toni Duggan rumour is correct.

That striking combination has produced just 20 goals in the last 2 seasons, compared with the Arsenal duo of Kim Little and Ellen White with 39 goals, and the Birmingham combo of Rachael Williams and Jodie Taylor with 46 goals in the same period.

So third place is the best Liverpool can hope for, as long as Brum can keep its squad together (as there are a few if’s there)

Imports may have been a better option.



They can have a front 3 of Billson Dowie Duggan. 2 wingers to feed Dowie. Depending on who will play in midfield as well, goes might come from there as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on November 19, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
Liverpool are looking at a number of strikers to play alongside Dowie.   As for Doncaster Belles, all I can say is 'oh dear'.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 19, 2012, 11:19:58 PM
Bit like a certain other local team Mr Ramone eh!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 20, 2012, 09:17:10 AM
Liverpool are looking at a number of strikers to play alongside Dowie.   As for Doncaster Belles, all I can say is 'oh dear'.
I would think the Belles would be looking for experienced players to supplement the current youth or up and coming talent with high potential ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 22, 2012, 01:46:37 PM
Lucy Bronze to Liverpool 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20439147?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on November 22, 2012, 03:50:32 PM
didnt Gold go to West Ham? ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 23, 2012, 07:16:04 AM
Possibility of Lianne Sanderson to Liverpool perhaps? Maybe dependant on how the new league shapes up for salaries to full time players also Jo Potter could be be on her way to the red side of stanley park.

Bronze is a good signing for Liverpool is she can stay fit, decent backline shaping up there. Fern Whelan wil stay i reackon given the recent injury & recovery, but will she stay after 2013 season?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 23, 2012, 10:37:45 AM
Possibility of Lianne Sanderson to Liverpool perhaps? Maybe dependant on how the new league shapes up for salaries to full time players also Jo Potter could be be on her way to the red side of stanley park.

Bronze is a good signing for Liverpool is she can stay fit, decent backline shaping up there. Fern Whelan wil stay i reackon given the recent injury & recovery, but will she stay after 2013 season?
With Sanderson, you get a 2 for 1 deal with Lohmann so would they need both players ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 23, 2012, 05:06:08 PM
Brooke Nunn joins Barnet
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on November 23, 2012, 05:59:12 PM
has she joined barnet, or merely playing a winter league like loads of other wsl players?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 23, 2012, 08:49:58 PM
She has joined Barnet, hasn't played proper football for like 9 months after leaving Watford.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on November 26, 2012, 04:26:54 PM
Everton become Liverpool    http://everton.fawsl.com/news/blues_make_twin_signing.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 26, 2012, 06:34:42 PM
Only one of them is good enough, expect the other to be a squad player.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 26, 2012, 08:14:15 PM
Well it also depends how many more players will leave Everton, both could start next season.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 28, 2012, 01:26:57 PM
Lincoln announced Staniforth leaving. Chelsea, Bristol for obvious reason or Everton?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 28, 2012, 02:19:52 PM
What 'obvious' reason are they as they are not obvious to me.

Will she join Liverpool?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 28, 2012, 02:21:39 PM
she was going there very often last season  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 28, 2012, 02:34:50 PM
You should check Stans latest tweets with one @T_duggan might reveal more...  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 28, 2012, 05:05:19 PM
Big signing at Lincoln with Bardsley coming in

http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/kb_joins_the_lady_imps.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on November 28, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
Big signing at Lincoln with Bardsley coming in

http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/kb_joins_the_lady_imps.html

Proper WOW signing that  :o Ashley Baker can't be too happy...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 28, 2012, 05:41:19 PM
What happens to Hobbs as well ? 3 goalies.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on November 28, 2012, 07:37:05 PM

You can have as many goalies as you want, unless you get yourselves a decent forward or two you still ain't gonna win nothin'  :)

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 29, 2012, 01:12:52 PM

You can have as many goalies as you want, unless you get yourselves a decent forward or two you still ain't gonna win nothin'  :)



You can win a world cup like that, but not a league probably. Unless midfields and defender contribute enough to do 1-0 wins on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on November 29, 2012, 01:37:59 PM
the trouble with a goalie is that you can only play one at a time  - and if a club has 3 keepers invariably the 2nd and 3rd choice may want to leave to get some first team action. Spencer left Arsenal because she wanted regular first team action and so the back-up there at the moment is youth and inexperience.

With Bardsley installed at Lincoln, how long with Hobbs hang around?

Danieele Hill left Everton as she didnt want to be playing second fiddle to England's Number 1 goalie and wanted some action......
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on November 30, 2012, 02:27:56 PM
Lucy Staniforth to Bristol Academy, as per her twitter.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on November 30, 2012, 04:23:15 PM
Lucy bronze and German under 20 international Nicole Rolser sign up for Liverpool.


http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/ladies-sign-youth-internationals?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 01, 2012, 09:34:40 AM
Interesting to see Liverpool sign a German player.
You do wonder why they couldnt find a winger in England though ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on December 01, 2012, 01:46:00 PM

Signing a winger from another WSL club is only shuffling the pack, it's no bad thing that none English players come here, it can only make the league stronger.

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 01, 2012, 09:15:58 PM
It will only make the league stronger if the imports are better than the ones already here- remember Tahibi at Man Utd?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 03, 2012, 10:44:03 AM
It will only make the league stronger if the imports are better than the ones already here- remember Tahibi at Man Utd?

think some people would rather not remember such a signing
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 03, 2012, 12:23:07 PM
..and we all know who would be top the list.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 04, 2012, 08:50:38 AM
Chelsea announcing a big signing tomorrow :
Will it be Aluko or a foreign player ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 04, 2012, 09:58:42 AM
Big eh....?....maybe it's Jill Scott..... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 04, 2012, 10:47:06 AM
maybe it is...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 05, 2012, 11:58:43 AM
One new signing for Birmingham City Kirsty Linnett ex Arsenal res
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 06, 2012, 12:17:30 PM
Aluko to chelsea, that will help them in the goals deparm...oh...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 06, 2012, 12:18:56 PM
That was the big signing apparently.  A good winger with a lot of pace and a world class chance to goal conversion rate at world cups.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 06, 2012, 12:25:38 PM
I think she's great. Honestly.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 06, 2012, 02:27:45 PM
That was the big signing apparently.  A good winger with a lot of pace and a world class chance to goal conversion rate at world cups.
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can you let us know exactly what that goal conversion rtae is and why she cant do it at club level?......hasnt she played for them before?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 06, 2012, 02:34:41 PM
Her conversion rate at World Cup is 0% : 0 goal in 6 games plus 0 goal in 4 Olympic games as a winger.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 06, 2012, 08:07:41 PM
She must have something some of us can't quite see-
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 06, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
She has pace which is a rare commodity in football. Regarding final ball and finish, well everybody knows...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 06, 2012, 09:55:27 PM
She no quicker than GD
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 06, 2012, 11:35:12 PM
She no quicker than GD
no she isnt quicker but she is rare, as she can defend and tackle, something that most midfield/strikers have trouble with.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 07, 2012, 05:15:40 AM
She no quicker than GD
no she isnt quicker but she is rare, as she can defend and tackle, something that most midfield/strikers have trouble with.
Actually,she might be quicker than Gem but we don't know as Gem doesn't get invited to England camps.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on December 07, 2012, 10:20:40 AM
its not the goals Eni scores though, it's the goals she makes. Her strength is in her assists
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on December 07, 2012, 01:19:55 PM
I dont care if Im in a minority of one, Eni Aluko is a quality and gifted player. An assett to any team IMHO.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 07, 2012, 01:44:03 PM
I dont care if Im in a minority of one, Eni Aluko is a quality and gifted player. An assett to any team IMHO.

please read my previous post, i pointed out her talents, deffo not negative.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 07, 2012, 02:16:44 PM
I dont care if Im in a minority of one, Eni Aluko is a quality and gifted player. An assett to any team IMHO.
An assett to 99% of the teams in England  ;D and to be honest the replacement Birmingham have in Kirsty Linnett is a player with a higher potential as a winger.
Birmingham got the better deal here, if Kirsty comes back ok from her double ACL injury.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 07, 2012, 07:14:00 PM
she is far from quality and she may well defend but a player like that needs to be scoring as well as assisting.....if she was really that good, a team like Arsenal would be in for her.....when i watch GD play for Arsenal, she is far quicker than Aluko..........she would do it at international level if she was given the chance..........football is all about opinions and we all say what we see........i would not pick her for England until her close control improves and she scores more goals.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 07, 2012, 07:57:20 PM
Her ball control has improved, you can see the difference nowadays if you compare to what she was doing at Chelsea before.
I wouldn't have her at Arsenal as well as there is already Gem, Yanks, Carter and White plus Bruton as well.
Ellen White has more or less the same profile as Aluko and plays as a winger those days more often that not, but scores more goals.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 07, 2012, 09:53:02 PM
she is far from quality and she may well defend but a player like that needs to be scoring as well as assisting.....if she was really that good, a team like Arsenal would be in for her.....when i watch GD play for Arsenal, she is far quicker than Aluko..........she would do it at international level if she was given the chance..........football is all about opinions and we all say what we see........i would not pick her for England until her close control improves and she scores more goals.
gd is a line runner who at 25 ? years old will not get quicker , there are faster defenders being prepared who will stop her line runs, and stop arsenals wing attacks.
each generation will be found wanting at some point, she was born in 1987 and obviously wont get faster.
i admire her runs but the pro levels were probably too late for her to have a full career with arsenal.
kim little is probably the best player at the moment because her speed is not all she is about (terrifying).
alukos first touch is not good, but her running back and tackling is.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 07, 2012, 10:22:05 PM
I dont like the idea of talking about KL in a thread about transfers and gossip, so lets keep her out of this.........we are comparing two like for like players with one the subject of a recent transfer back to an old club.........ask any defender in the WSL who they would prefer to play against and they would plump for aluko. GD's pace  and control right now is what we are considering and she is streets ahead of aluko and scores goals too. You can say that Aluko is not going to get any faster in the future but thats not relevant..........with the defensive midfielders and the back four that Arsenal have, GD does not need to track back and she is used for her natural strength and abilities as an attacker.........
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 07, 2012, 10:49:10 PM
Kim Little extended her contract recently so unless a club with a lot of money comes and pay a big transfer fee, she will stay at the club.

Gemma needs to track back especially in proper games against proper opposition.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 07, 2012, 11:05:45 PM
I dont like the idea of talking about KL in a thread about transfers and gossip, so lets keep her out of this.........we are comparing two like for like players with one the subject of a recent transfer back to an old club.........ask any defender in the WSL who they would prefer to play against and they would plump for aluko. GD's pace  and control right now is what we are considering and she is streets ahead of aluko and scores goals too. You can say that Aluko is not going to get any faster in the future but thats not relevant..........with the defensive midfielders and the back four that Arsenal have, GD does not need to track back and she is used for her natural strength and abilities as an attacker.........
i said gd will not get any faster , not aluko, and i hope little gets a huge pay rise,she deserves to be paid richly.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on December 10, 2012, 10:38:08 AM
Nikki Davies (GK) To Aston Villa
Title: Staniforth is a Vixen
Post by: Sylvain on December 11, 2012, 04:49:33 PM
The club are delighted to announce the signing of England U23 midfield player Lucy Staniforth. After two seasons with WSL rivals Lincoln Ladies Lucy makes the move south to become part of the Vixens 2013 FA WSL squad.

After a spell in the FA Women’s Premier League with Sunderland Ladies where she helped the club to their first appearance in the FA Women’s Cup final in 2009 Lucy moved to Lincoln Ladies to play in the FA WSL. Now with two successful seasons with Lincoln including two goals against the Vixen’s in 2012 Lucy has established herself as part of the England U23 set up. Lucy is an established age group International representing England at U15, U17, U19 and now U23 level.

Vixens boss Mark Sampson was delighted with the clubs new signing; “Lucy was a key player we wanted to bring to the football club so I am delighted all our hard work has been rewarded and she will be part of our group for next season. Lucy is a fantastic player who will help the team a lot in relation to our play in the final third with regard our ability to create and score goals also importantly she is at a stage of her career where she has great potential to make more improvements to her game.”

Everyone at the club would like to extend a warm Bristol welcome to Lucy and hope she will enjoy her time in Bristol.

http://www.bristolacademywfc.co.uk/news/staniforth_is_a_vixen.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 11, 2012, 05:09:40 PM
isnt that old news?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 11, 2012, 05:12:06 PM
Yes Bristol are a bit slow to acknowledge the transfer.
Title: Ladies sign Sweden international
Post by: Sylvain on December 12, 2012, 03:31:15 PM
Sweden international Louise Fors is the latest signing for Liverpool Ladies.

Fors has played for Sweden at all international levels and has 24 full caps.

The 23-year-old midfielder is currently playing for Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia.

Previously she has played for Swedish clubs Hammarby IF DFF, AIK and Linköping FC as well as the Spanish club RCD Espanyol.

She will join the Liverpool squad at the start of February 2013.

On signing her contract, Fors said: "When I heard that Liverpool were interested and I got to see their future plan, it felt like the right next step in my career. I look forward to starting to train with the team and representing the club."

Liverpool Ladies manager Matt Beard commented: "We are delighted to bring Louise to Liverpool.

"Louise can play central or left midfield. She is a great passer of the ball and a dead ball specialist.

"She has played professionally in Sweden and Spain and adds more strength, depth and quality to our squad.

http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/ladies-sign-sweden-international
Title: Holtham on the Move...
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 13, 2012, 09:18:38 AM
Doncaster Rovers Belles midfielder Katie Holtham has today decided not to re-new her contract with the club for the 2013 FA WSL season.

Holtham had captained the side in the WSL since her arrival from W-League club Buffalo Flash in November 2010.

The box to box midfielder had been a virtual ever present for the Belles in the last two season's.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Katie for her contribution to the club and wish her all the best in the future.


Where's she off to...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 13, 2012, 09:33:03 AM
She is registered with Forrest for "obvious reasons" http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=12441461   ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 13, 2012, 10:58:30 AM
Yeah we now that due to management reasons, but I would assume now she will play for a different WSL team, question is who?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 13, 2012, 01:01:32 PM
She is registered with Forrest for "obvious reasons" http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=12441461   ;)
invalid url sylvain, getting like the fa, or is it all their fault?
what reason? , lots of girls are playing from summer straight through winter to keep sharp.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: andydinger on December 13, 2012, 01:24:36 PM
Seems like Nikki Watts has gone back from Bristol Academy to Reading to do the same: http://bit.ly/W8uNYf
You'd think that already having the top scorer out of any of the WPL divisions (Kirby), an England U19 striker (Palmer) and three others in the Southern Division top 10 scorers list, they might not need her. But it's hardly surprising they've scored more goals than anyone else in the any of the WPL divisions...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 13, 2012, 02:21:33 PM
Invalid URL Sylvain, getting like the fa, or is it all their fault?
what reason? , lots of girls are playing from summer straight through winter to keep sharp.

Here is another link : http://full-time.thefa.com/DisplayFixture.do?id=11792762

Seems like Nikki Watts has gone back from Bristol Academy to Reading to do the same: http://bit.ly/W8uNYf
You'd think that already having the top scorer out of any of the WPL divisions (Kirby), an England U19 striker (Palmer) and three others in the Southern Division top 10 scorers list, they might not need her. But it's hardly surprising they've scored more goals than anyone else in the any of the WPL divisions...

That's good for them, firepower is always useful.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 13, 2012, 02:23:48 PM
thanks sylvain, funny the other team on there is leicester. ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 13, 2012, 02:27:09 PM
I bet you will watch that specific game  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 13, 2012, 02:38:55 PM
I bet you will watch that specific game  ;D
yes i will, thats my chosen game that week, you have amazing clairvoyant talents. :P
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 15, 2012, 09:55:54 PM
Jill Scott is staying at Everton  :o as per her tweet below :

“@MeganWoods_Xo: Has @jillscott12 left @EvertonLadiesFc @evertonladies ?? :( - No :) See ya next season!

Funnily enough, there were strong rumours of her signing at Chelsea and I know for a definite that PSG was interested in signing her.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 17, 2012, 02:26:24 PM
Everton indeed announced they are keeping everybody including Duggan and Scott  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 17, 2012, 08:02:24 PM
apart from Williams and Dowie.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on December 18, 2012, 10:53:57 AM
apart from Williams and Dowie.... ;D

and Easton
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 18, 2012, 10:56:16 AM
Lucy Bronze also gone and Harries still looking at options.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 18, 2012, 11:42:59 AM
going to be a tough 3rd season for donny...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 18, 2012, 12:02:05 PM
I hope they have a  good business plan for 2014-18 otherwise they might be in danger if City or any other club come with big money.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 18, 2012, 12:12:47 PM
Best not include holding around 200 people in a 15,000 seater stadium. Nice idea as it is, doesnt look too good that. Think the FA are keen on much smaller stadiums being filled to a certain % of capacity in future.

Good luck to those new teams trying to find 12 month all round pitch care, which will be needed...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 18, 2012, 01:04:04 PM
Lucy Bronze also gone and Harries still looking at options.

Like I said, they lost Williams and Dowie....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on December 18, 2012, 04:11:12 PM
Best not include holding around 200 people in a 15,000 seater stadium. Nice idea as it is, doesnt look too good that. Think the FA are keen on much smaller stadiums being filled to a certain % of capacity in future.

Good luck to those new teams trying to find 12 month all round pitch care, which will be needed...
City are having a new purpose built stadium on land across from the Etihad, it will be dual use for both the City Youth teams and the ladies teams.  8000 seater I believe.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 18, 2012, 04:33:25 PM
Lucy Bronze also gone and Harries still looking at options.

Like I said, they lost Williams and Dowie....

They lost Dowie and Bronze then :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 19, 2012, 09:23:21 AM
Best not include holding around 200 people in a 15,000 seater stadium. Nice idea as it is, doesnt look too good that. Think the FA are keen on much smaller stadiums being filled to a certain % of capacity in future.

Good luck to those new teams trying to find 12 month all round pitch care, which will be needed...
City are having a new purpose built stadium on land across from the Etihad, it will be dual use for both the City Youth teams and the ladies teams.  8000 seater I believe.

Has there been any official word from City as to their WSL stance?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on December 19, 2012, 03:32:15 PM
Blackburn Rovers have signed Preston North End keeper Lauren Bracewell and Northern Ireland U19 international midfielder Hayley O'Donnell

Andy Ramskell has been appointed 1st team coach to replace ECFA Head Coach Kelsey Byrne.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on December 20, 2012, 08:01:19 AM
Blackburn Rovers have signed Preston North End keeper Lauren Bracewell and Northern Ireland U19 international midfielder Hayley O'Donnell

Andy Ramskell has been appointed 1st team coach to replace ECFA Head Coach Kelsey Byrne.
Good to see Rovers signing promising young players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on December 20, 2012, 09:51:12 AM
very good for me.....it will keep b.......n out of the WSL.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on December 20, 2012, 03:54:58 PM
very good for me.....it will keep b.......n out of the WSL.... ;D
Is this the same Blackburn who cant afford to pay their players expenses even?  I remember seeing a fan of theirs on twitter complaining that a player would leave unless she got expenses paid. Now they're trying for WSL?   Yeh OK.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 20, 2012, 06:50:28 PM
very good for me.....it will keep b.......n out of the WSL.... ;D
Is this the same Blackburn who cant afford to pay their players expenses even?  I remember seeing a fan of theirs on twitter complaining that a player would leave unless she got expenses paid. Now they're trying for WSL?   Yeh OK.
Well if you look at the FA financial guidance for teams they suggest a budget of 270k including 70k from FA funding in 2014 for Division 1. But in Division 2 the suggested budget is around 70k only and it includes 30k funding from the FA so that's about 40k to be found by the team only. Those supported by a men's team can surely find those 40k easily.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 20, 2012, 10:44:07 PM
270k is a big increase for all teams, perhaps its put up or shut up time for the mens teams, most sponsors of womens teams wouldnt put more than 10 to 20 k a season (pays for travel)
perhaps astro stadiums could be built as they can take heavy use in all weathers, and could be as small as 5000 seats, probaly cheaper for parent (male clubs) teams to build.
i think ( my opinion) that female football quality has improved, paying (even expenses) has made managers account for their choice of player.
and ive seen the talent at blackburn rovers, there are some good players there, if the mens teams took over then the decisions would be more focused on results, not a bad thing.
oh i also think all player in wsl 1 and 2 should be paid a small wage, lots juggle jobs to subsidise playing.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 21, 2012, 07:19:24 AM
As mens team dont give anything now why would they now give at least 30k a season, this is basically the national div played in summer, give or take a few teams, the FA are running before they can walk, should've gone to 10 team like they ORIGINALLY proposed to do then grow it that way. WSL 2 is essentially going to be amateur and the FA dont expect these players to get paid but they expect 'A' Licence coaches to be in place, if you were an 'A' Licence coach would you work for nothing, i think not. Think they need to adjust this aspect of it at least for WSL2
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on December 21, 2012, 08:07:55 AM
Rovers, in fairness, are one of the few who do support their teams Ladies quite generously.  I think this is going to get more and more difficult for clubs outside of the Mens Premier league especially with the financial fair play rules now beginning to kick in.

I wonder whether its time that financially backing the ladies teams, certainly for premier league clubs, was made compulsory.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 21, 2012, 08:36:32 AM
Clubs will always find a way not to do this, I know the premier league is rich but no-one but the players get the money. Community schemes are under funded and cuts are made at these levels.

I agree they should after all there a lot of initiatives around social inclusion, racism, equality, homophobia. Maybe sexism needs to be seriously addressed as it seems to be socially acceptable still. But maybe only in this country where we lag behind in terms of foresight. Just read last night an article on Barcelona and their training ground, where the mens first teams great the womens as they come out for training, couldnt see that happening in this country...unless it was a publicity stunt.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on December 21, 2012, 12:28:21 PM
Rovers, as a club decided not to pay expenses this season, it wasn't that they couldn't afford to pay expenses, they could.  Money saved this season will cover the costs involved in preparing the WSL bid.

My own view is that any player representing Blackburn Rovers at Adult level should be a paid professional.

The U21/U18 Academy male players get paid, so the Ladies players should be paid a similar amount on Professional Contracts.

The same should apply to all professional clubs that have women's teams. It'll never happen until a player takes a club to court demanding equal pay.  It won't happen in the UK, but could happen at a club in Europe.   The female players at PSG / OL don't get paid the same as the men do they?

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - REMOVED DUE TO THE FACT THAT 'DARK FORCES' MAY READ IT .  The truth will come out eventually...

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 21, 2012, 12:35:50 PM
The female players at PSG / OL don't get paid the same as the men do they?

No they don't but some are paid well indeed in some cases 8,000-10,000 Euros a month. I thin kthere would be outrage i this country if that happened. However for top level Ladies professional in this country I wouldnt be against a 30,000-40,000GBP a year job which is not a bad sum, coupling that with a central contract.

The argument will be that if a ladies game isn't on a par with say at least league one or two standard it's difficult to say they deserve that pay. Boils down to depth in quality which there isnt at the moment to sustain 2 leagues. Maybe with the FA's input this would be better done around 2017/18 but its too early for WSL 2 i think.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on December 21, 2012, 03:18:29 PM
The same should apply to all professional clubs that have women's teams. It'll never happen until a player takes a club to court demanding equal pay.  It won't happen in the UK, but could happen at a club in Europe.   The female players at PSG / OL don't get paid the same as the men do they?
Abily quoted today on fifa.com wages at Lyon between 1 000 € and 5 000 € a Month. Paris reportedly paying Horan about 3 000 € a month.
Far from Zlatan Ibrahimovic getting 14 000 000 € a year AFTER tax.

If WSL clubs in England could give 15 000£ a year to every player that would be start and only 300 000£ in wages after all. It is like 3 men's player weekly wage...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 21, 2012, 03:26:49 PM
if all players got expenses,which contracted wsl do, then i think that would be a good start.
getting womens  football accepted by the public would be a good start.
i think all higher level women players should not have to pay to play, and a fund could be passed down from the fa to ensure fairness in distribution.
but i suppose we have to run before we can walk as womens football isnt attracting as many spectators as we would like.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 02, 2013, 05:39:05 PM
Katie Wilkinson from Villa to Birmingham :

Boss Joe Hunt is confident Villa Ladies can deal with the loss of star striker Katie Wilkinson.

Wilkinson joined Birmingham City Ladies during the festive period, electing to end a ten-year association with the claret and blues in favour of Super League football.

Hunt was gutted with the decision but spoke of his faith in established forwards like Natalie Gibson and Carly Davies as well as young, emerging ace Livy Fergusson.

Hunt said: "We haven't got Katie anymore. She felt she needed a new challenge after being at Villa for nearly a decade, progressing through our centre of excellence to be a leading scorer this season.

"It's a shame as we put a lot of work and support into Katie over the years. To be fair to Katie, she produced the goods for the club.

"We were powerless to keep her as it was her decision. In the National Division, which we're in, the players are registered to the clubs but are not contracted. Therefore other clubs can put a request in to talk to players.

"I'm fortunate enough to have a big squad, though, and players who are in good form in that position.

"Gibbo came into the team when Katie was injured before the break and looked really sharp, linking the team together and managing to score four goals in three games.

"We also have Carly who has had a good rest so should come back firing on all cylinders!

"In addition Livy can play there and gives us a different dimension with her pace and clever movement."

Villa face Cardiff away on Sunday after a two-week break from action. They lie fourth in the division.

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~3025060,00.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 02, 2013, 05:48:12 PM
some sour grapes there i think.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Aphrodites Child on January 02, 2013, 05:57:43 PM
if all players got expenses,which contracted wsl do, then i think that would be a good start.
getting womens  football accepted by the public would be a good start.
i think all higher level women players should not have to pay to play, and a fund could be passed down from the fa to ensure fairness in distribution.
but i suppose we have to run before we can walk as womens football isnt attracting as many spectators as we would like.

WSL to a certain extent equates to run (before walk)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 02, 2013, 07:02:07 PM
hasnt even mentioned Maddy Cusak seen her this season, unbelievable potential.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 02, 2013, 08:13:40 PM
if all players got expenses,which contracted wsl do, then i think that would be a good start.
getting womens  football accepted by the public would be a good start.
i think all higher level women players should not have to pay to play, and a fund could be passed down from the fa to ensure fairness in distribution.
but i suppose we have to run before we can walk as womens football isnt attracting as many spectators as we would like.

WSL to a certain extent equates to run (before walk)

not sure i got what you mean ?????????
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 04, 2013, 10:19:17 AM
the FA are trying to do too much too soon, certainly we think WSL should be extended to 10 team and no 2nd division just yet. Perhaps in 2015/16, lessons should be learnt about what happenin the USA, maybe the Swedish model is a better one to follow?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 05, 2013, 09:30:21 PM
Rebecca Spencer seems to have gone back to Arsenal. With Sophie Harris currently out, it does make sense to get her back.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on January 08, 2013, 10:59:06 AM
Cheryl Foster and Nicola Hobbs signed for Doncaster Rovers Belles. Wheres Mary Earps gone?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 08, 2013, 11:37:32 AM
http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6836

Liverpool Land Icelandic StarKatrin Ómarsdóttir joins Liverpool Ladies FC after spending a season in the USA sandwiched between two seasons in Sweden.


Thought the point of the league was to improve the standard of players in / from THIS country?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 08, 2013, 12:26:53 PM
Mary Earps will play for a team in blue I think.
Regarding local players there is a finite number of quality players and if you can't sign them then  you go abroad.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 08, 2013, 09:17:35 PM
There are some problems at Lincoln apparently,where is Elite Imp when we need him lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 08, 2013, 10:15:28 PM
There are some problems at Lincoln apparently,where is Elite Imp when we need him lol

oooooh spill...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 09, 2013, 09:32:12 AM
All I can say is some announcement they made was a bit premature lol
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 09, 2013, 10:04:11 AM
Sincil Bank?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 09, 2013, 10:07:46 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 10, 2013, 11:34:31 AM
Well there you go, strange as they even had quotes attributed to Keith and his wife about joining now its all 'nothing was set in stone' Odd.

Not good publicity for the club

Who's next?

http://www.lincolnladiesfc.com/news/club_statement.html
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 11:43:58 AM
Well I hope they have good replacement lined-up.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 10, 2013, 11:56:27 AM
Rod is back!
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 11:58:13 AM
I don't think it will happen.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 10, 2013, 12:09:12 PM
I know.

quotes are "The new manager is having to work notice and plan an exit route from their current employers and as a result will be announced in due course".

Well they need an A Licence coach so it's anyone gues ATM, english based or one from abroad?

Bit of a mess though, pre season underway as well.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 12:10:17 PM
They only have themselves to blame lol when you have a good coach, you don't let him go away  ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 10, 2013, 12:27:43 PM
I think the previous manager did ok with what he had. Iknow they've signed a good keeper but the midfield now looks a little vunerable, believe Keith would've attracted some names as well, wonder what Bardsley thinks now?

Think they will finish in a similar position, chairman needs to back a manager when appointing them now for a least more than one season.
Title: Brian Rix
Post by: AC-FC on January 10, 2013, 12:52:04 PM
...now, he would fit in nicely.... ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 01:15:00 PM
With so many england senior and youth players in their side they had top 2 as a target last year and missed it so the manager got sacked. Again I think it will be the same target with only Hobbs and Staniforth gone and Bardsley in.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 10, 2013, 03:19:39 PM
Katie Holtham to Chelsea
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 03:21:17 PM
I am so surprised by this signing, it contradicts what I have been told about their potential recruits  :o ::)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on January 10, 2013, 03:32:48 PM
She's a steady eddy no frills sort of a player, so well suited to Chelsea....
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 03:40:35 PM
I don't see the point when they have Drew Spence and they had an excellent Katie Sherwood last year.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: boygren on January 10, 2013, 04:17:44 PM
Maybe she won't play in midfield and is to replace Bonner.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
That's would be a better option.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 17, 2013, 01:07:26 PM
Chelsea Ladies due to make some announcement...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 17, 2013, 02:25:47 PM
Caroline Charlton tweeted this image yesterday with 3 players  Amanda ( Da Costa) Nicole (Rolser)  and Jess (Holbrook)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BAudnL5CQAAYofH.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 17, 2013, 03:09:18 PM
Was aware of Jess Holbrook training with them, not official...yet?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 17, 2013, 04:11:34 PM
Nothing official so far for Da Costa and Holbrook.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 18, 2013, 02:56:23 PM
Ashley Baker to Lincoln.
Or not  @nwsl  Pick 4, Rd. 3: @SkyBlueFC take Ashley Baker from Georgia. #NWSLDraft
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 21, 2013, 12:05:10 PM
Jade Moore and Jo Potter extended their contract with Birmingham.

It's quite funny because for the whole year there were noises that Birmingham and Everton would loose a lot of players and in the end it did not happen.  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 21, 2013, 12:36:20 PM
2014 might be a realistic time for when these clubs might lose more players. Depending on the consitution of WSL 1 and 2 of course.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Hooligan365 on January 21, 2013, 09:47:25 PM
Ashley Baker to Lincoln.
Or not  @nwsl  Pick 4, Rd. 3: @SkyBlueFC take Ashley Baker from Georgia. #NWSLDraft

Not in Lincolns team line up on their website ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 21, 2013, 11:07:15 PM
I think she decided not to come in December that's when I first heard about it I think.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 22, 2013, 07:18:57 AM
Seems sensible, why would you want to just sit on the bench...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 22, 2013, 09:06:13 AM
am i correct to be picked doesnt mean you have to sign, but she lives in america so it would make sense.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 22, 2013, 10:26:33 AM
yeah they are not obliged to sign, and to be honest we don't really if Bardsley is better than her ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Hooligan365 on January 22, 2013, 10:45:36 AM
If correct no cover for Bardsley ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 22, 2013, 12:27:59 PM
Yes same as last year, no cover for Hobbs.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 23, 2013, 05:04:57 PM
Looking at the pictures posted by Natasha Dowie, has Becky Easton also signed for Liverpool?

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FUntitled.jpeg&hash=487502e6f3c28e9e5fb068f2bd977ffc)

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Title: Latest Signings
Post by: Sylvain on January 23, 2013, 05:06:00 PM
Blues Ladies have snapped up the services of England Under-19 duo Kirsty Linnett and Katie Wilkinson.

Winger Linnett arrives from Arsenal while forward Wilkinson joins from neighbouring Aston Villa ahead of the start of the 2013 FA Women’s Super League campaign.

Welcoming the new recruits, Blues Ladies boss David Parker said: "I have no doubt that the addition of these two players can make an impact on the league this season.

“I have seen Kirsty and Katie develop over the last few years at Arsenal and Aston Villa respectively and they have both progressed quickly through the international scene; both representing England U15s, U17s and U19s.

“They will both be of an unknown quantity to some people but those who know the depth of the women’s game will know the quality that we have added to the squad.

“Kirsty is a very explosive and direct winger who made her first-team debut for Arsenal at the age of 17 but has been limited to further progress recently because of injury last year.

“With Katie, we’ll have another powerful centre-forward who has been scoring goals for fun in the National Premier League at Aston Villa since she made her debut at 16.

"With the addition of such players like Kirsty and Katie we are ensuring the long-term success and sustainability for the club while also reaping the early rewards of their prestigious talents and that can only be a good thing for the future of this club."

http://www.birminghamcityladiesfc.co.uk/news/latest_signings.html#.UQAW9OT9FbA.facebook

Just confirmation of what we knew already. Kirsty will be a huge success for Blues if she can stay injury free.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 23, 2013, 05:09:54 PM
Looking at the pictures posted by Natasha Dowie, has Becky Easton also signed for Liverpool?

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FUntitled.jpeg&hash=487502e6f3c28e9e5fb068f2bd977ffc)
Did they do a Marta type deal with 2 players for the price of one  ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 23, 2013, 05:14:13 PM
Ha probaby but good experienced cover for anyone in the back four. To be honest that Liverpool squad is looking frighteningly good. Does Beard play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: boygren on January 23, 2013, 05:17:01 PM
Is looking to play 4-3-3 I've been told.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 23, 2013, 05:42:19 PM
The squad looks good on paper, the only problem is to gel on the pitch and it can take time...or not. IF they gel quickly they are definite title contenders.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on January 23, 2013, 06:39:14 PM
What rubbish!!- if Liverpool think that by buying in a few toffees they will become eclairs, they got another think coming- maybe playing in a decent stadium will help them win the league- it doesn't work like that, eh Donny.- if Liverpool end half way next season, I will eat a tesco horse burger with SHLJ-
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 23, 2013, 06:54:54 PM
The squad looks good on paper, the only problem is to gel on the pitch and it can take time...or not. IF they gel quickly they are definite title contenders.
i agree obviously, a better team by far.
i just hope politics keeps out of the super league, we could see the final positions turned on their head this season.
ps, if i didnt agree, then i would say so without insulting your opinion.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 23, 2013, 07:09:02 PM
What rubbish!!- if Liverpool think that by buying in a few toffees they will become eclairs, they got another think coming- maybe playing in a decent stadium will help them win the league- it doesn't work like that, eh Donny.- if Liverpool end half way next season, I will eat a tesco horse burger with SHLJ-
I think you can prepare your tesco visit and buy your horsemeat right now. Just by the fact that they will train 4 times a week compared to twice a week for most time. I will bring you the horsemeat from France if needed lol.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on January 23, 2013, 07:22:19 PM
Is there any beef in it ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on January 23, 2013, 09:22:02 PM
Gail Pennington

Blackburn Rovers to Leeds United
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Hooligan365 on January 23, 2013, 11:01:33 PM
Having to watch this bloke contstantly trying to cure his itchy ar*e is getting on my t*t*..................... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 23, 2013, 11:22:43 PM
Jesus, Leeds must be desperate. She can't even get in Rovers team.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 23, 2013, 11:32:24 PM
Having to watch this bloke contstantly trying to cure his itchy ar*e is getting on my t*t*..................... ;D ;D ;D ;D
it takes up the whole screen .................... arrgghhh
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 23, 2013, 11:33:56 PM
Jesus, Leeds must be desperate. She can't even get in Rovers team.
captain since the age of four.??????????????
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 07:11:53 AM
Jesus, Leeds must be desperate. She can't even get in Rovers team.
captain since the age of four.??????????????


Captain? She was at Curzon before Rovers and City Reserves before that. I have heard she got turned down by City this time round. Think the links are there due to Curzons ex manager on the staff at Leeds.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on January 24, 2013, 10:35:48 AM
Gail Pennington - FC United of Manchester to Leeds United
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 11:10:34 AM
Was there that long not even registered on FA Full Time with FC  ;D

Seriously think she as good as either current Leeds fullbacks?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on January 24, 2013, 11:45:35 AM
Gail Pennington is symptomatic of all that went wrong at Blackburn Rovers. Awful players with an even worse attitude. Think they are a whole lot better than they actually are.  Good luck to Leeds if you're taking her on.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: johnnyramone on January 24, 2013, 01:53:22 PM
The Blackburn Rovers players have been made aware of these comments. Libel Courts anyone..
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 24, 2013, 02:13:09 PM
The Blackburn Rovers players have been made aware of these comments. Libel Courts anyone..
Can they really sue for those comments  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 02:21:19 PM
just opinions aren't they?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 24, 2013, 02:39:09 PM
Can I say one player is nicknamed Dracula  ;D

Amanda Da Costa just confirmed she signed for Liverpool

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 03:08:17 PM
People have their opinions on players, managers and coaches, welcome to football.

On another note Amanda Da Costa has announced on twitter about 9 minutes ago:

"Pumped to announce im a member of the @LFCladies this season! Check us out vc Man City 715 @ Halton stadium 2adults£1kids #YNWA"

To be honest I might head up this weekend and see who Liverpool have around the team, they might spring a few surprises, you never know...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 24, 2013, 03:28:22 PM
As far as I know they have :

Hannah Keryakoplis, Sarah Quantrill, Danielle Gibbons, Elizabeth Ince, Lillie Bilson, Whitney Engen, Lucy Bronze, Gemma Bonner, Fara Williams, Sam Chappell, Nicole Rolser, Caroline Charlton, Sophia Riccio, Helen Griffiths
Natasha Dowie, Louise Fors, Katrin Ómarsdóttir, Jess Holbrook, Amanda Da Costa, Chloe Jones
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 03:50:18 PM
As far as I know they have :

Hannah Keryakoplis, Sarah Quantrill, Danielle Gibbons, Elizabeth Ince, Lillie Bilson, Whitney Engen, Lucy Bronze, Gemma Bonner, Fara Williams, Sam Chappell, Nicole Rolser, Caroline Charlton, Sophia Riccio, Helen Griffiths
Natasha Dowie, Louise Fors, Katrin Ómarsdóttir, Jess Holbrook, Amanda Da Costa, Chloe Jones

Katie Brussell & Becky Easton
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 24, 2013, 03:55:35 PM
As far as I know they have :

Hannah Keryakoplis, Sarah Quantrill, Danielle Gibbons, Elizabeth Ince, Lillie Bilson, Whitney Engen, Lucy Bronze, Gemma Bonner, Fara Williams, Sam Chappell, Nicole Rolser, Caroline Charlton, Sophia Riccio, Helen Griffiths
Natasha Dowie, Louise Fors, Katrin Ómarsdóttir, Jess Holbrook, Amanda Da Costa, Chloe Jones

Katie Brussell & Becky Easton
That's 23 overall full squad  :o
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 24, 2013, 05:03:33 PM
dont think Caroline Charlton, Sophia Riccio or Helen Griffiths will play much of a part...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: don on January 24, 2013, 05:50:31 PM
Gail Pennington is symptomatic of all that went wrong at Blackburn Rovers. Awful players with an even worse attitude. Think they are a whole lot better than they actually are.  Good luck to Leeds if you're taking her on.

@quackers living up to your name you cant label all the players the same like any club there is a mix of attitudes and ability's  sounds to me you have a chip on your  shoulder  maybe  a ex player or not good enough to play for rovers or a upset parent :'( get a grip

           don
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on January 24, 2013, 06:03:34 PM
Gail Pennington is symptomatic of all that went wrong at Blackburn Rovers. Awful players with an even worse attitude. Think they are a whole lot better than they actually are.  Good luck to Leeds if you're taking her on.

@quackers living up to your name you cant label all the players the same like any club there is a mix of attitudes and ability's  sounds to me you have a chip on your  shoulder  maybe  a ex player or not good enough to play for rovers or a upset parent :'( get a grip

           don
Totally agree, and I`m going to make a very bold statement here. I see the wealth of talent that is coming through at Blackburn and where they may well be going through a leaner period now I predict that within 3 years this club will be up there with the best of them. Some of the most talented youngsters Ive ever seen are coming through rapidly.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on January 24, 2013, 08:08:03 PM
Gail Pennington is symptomatic of all that went wrong at Blackburn Rovers. Awful players with an even worse attitude. Think they are a whole lot better than they actually are.  Good luck to Leeds if you're taking her on.

@quackers living up to your name you cant label all the players the same like any club there is a mix of attitudes and ability's  sounds to me you have a chip on your  shoulder  maybe  a ex player or not good enough to play for rovers or a upset parent :'( get a grip

           don
A) I have no children, B) The only chip I have I get from the Fish and Chip Shop.  C) I have no connection whatever with Blackburn Rovers either now or in the past. D) I have an opinion and I`m entitled to it. E) Yes I have played, neither been approached nor ever felt the need to approach Blackburn.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 25, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
Millwall signed back Leanne Champ. I will never forget that pre-season friendly in Germany where she sent straight to hospital a player with a flying tackle and a spectator came on the pitch to complain, the guy was ranting and raving for a minute full of swearwords. Funniest thing is he went back behing the barriers and the came carried on. No ejection.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 28, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
Couldn't see any major new signings at Liverpool, apart from Becky Easton playing (funny they didn't mention that when they signed Dowie) Michelle Evans still involved. Chloe Jones released im hearing. Bilson just came on and fouled everyone all power, no finesse. Fara played the full 90. 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 12:15:39 PM
I do wonder why Chloe Jones was released  :o ??? good left footed player, would be a good squad player at Arsenal complementing our midfield with a different style.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 28, 2013, 12:47:03 PM
Not for me im afraid, not even the best midfielder in the old Leicester side, Sweetman-Kirk gets my vote.

Also didnt Bronze sign for Liverpool cos she wasnt getting ahead of Easton, then Easton signs for Liverpool...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 01:01:06 PM
Not for me im afraid, not even the best midfielder in the old Leicester side, Sweetman-Kirk gets my vote.

Also didnt Bronze sign for Liverpool cos she wasnt getting ahead of Easton, then Easton signs for Liverpool...

I saw that girl with Coventry recently but I think she was on the wing.

Joking aside Easton won't start ahead of Bronze at right back for Liverpool, seriously not  ???
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 28, 2013, 01:06:57 PM
I think she is a very good player, could definetely go up to a higher level. Well just need to check the records but provides competition for Bronze i suppose, Bronze started last night in a back four right-2-left & rest of team.

              Quantrill
Bronze, Bonner, Eagan, Evans
               Williams
         Da Costa, Ómarsdóttir (imposing midfielder btw!)
Brusell                        Fors
               Dowie
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 05:05:02 PM
So which player is leaving the FA WSL soon to play abroad ?   
Will we see another player follow Becky Spencer's path and play in France ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 28, 2013, 08:44:27 PM
one player rumored to be off to the USA.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on January 28, 2013, 08:51:40 PM
Why are people so secretive on this forum?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
We don't know the name yet  ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on January 28, 2013, 09:00:32 PM
I'm talking in general terms.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 28, 2013, 09:18:19 PM
Dont know the name yet.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on January 28, 2013, 09:53:09 PM

Could it be someone from over the border? and I don't mean Mexico .... or Scotland  ;)

Major loss to WSL if true

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 10:08:23 PM
Until the official announcement we won't know if it is true
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on January 28, 2013, 10:21:46 PM
is it a small arsenal player?.
talk about clutching at straws, i dont know anything
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on January 28, 2013, 10:32:40 PM
Why don't people say the names of the player or players they think may be leaving?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 28, 2013, 10:48:13 PM
Could it be Faye White   ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on January 28, 2013, 10:55:16 PM

Nah, its not an Arsenal player, but a top top player could be on her way to Seattle

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on January 28, 2013, 11:27:58 PM
From the comments on here it would seem that some people think they know the identity of the player who could be making a move to the US. What I do not understand is the apparent reluctance to mention player names to any of the rumours. Why do people hold back?

As for the name of the player, I would think it has to be a Welsh player from the cryptic clues. If it is a Welsh player then it must surely be Jess Fishlock. Laura Harvey recently added Jess as a contact on twitter which would suggest there may be some elements of truth to Jess being the player you are all talking about.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Garrincha on January 28, 2013, 11:50:59 PM

And where would the fun be in that?  ;D

Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 29, 2013, 11:17:22 AM
From the comments on here it would seem that some people think they know the identity of the player who could be making a move to the US. What I do not understand is the apparent reluctance to mention player names to any of the rumours. Why do people hold back?

As for the name of the player, I would think it has to be a Welsh player from the cryptic clues. If it is a Welsh player then it must surely be Jess Fishlock. Laura Harvey recently added Jess as a contact on twitter which would suggest there may be some elements of truth to Jess being the player you are all talking about.

I don't know if it is her? By adding as a contact you mean follow on twitter. Much to read into that? I follow many players, won't be signing them. To be honest if I knew I'd say.

Oh and further to the friendly re Liverpool, Sam Chappel didnt make the bench and some player not utilised, Kerykoplis, Holbrook etc. Wasn't overly impressed by DaCosta, think there is possibly similar talent on these shores.

@fawslnews on twitter reporting big transfer news soon...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 29, 2013, 11:31:21 AM
Keryakoplis is injured as far as I know. I bet this big transfer news is that NWSL transfer.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 29, 2013, 11:52:36 AM
Hmm, she was running up and down the sidelines with the subs, warming up as if ready to come on at the weekend.

I expect so, also mentioned Chelsea to be honest expect more settled squad at the end of Feb. Is there a deadline for registrations?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 29, 2013, 11:59:57 AM
There is a deadline but the FA does not communicate on it. The winter transfer window last around 90 days for summer leagues, while the summer windows last around 30 days.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: boygren on January 29, 2013, 12:00:43 PM
The transfer window for signings is 18th January till 11th April 2013.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 29, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
84 days only.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 30, 2013, 08:50:23 PM
Sofia Jakobsson from Rossiyanka to Chelsea
Jodie Taylor from Birmingham to Koppabergs Goteborg
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 31, 2013, 10:23:17 AM
http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6940

As previously advised by this forum Holbrook to Liverpool, not that Burgess seemed slightly bitter...We were well within our rights as a football club to block the move, however I didn’t feel that was the right thing to do for us, or for Jess Holbrook. Why the need to even mention that? Thought she was Everton's player on loan...?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 31, 2013, 11:35:03 AM
I thought the non contracted players could leave after a week's'notice ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 31, 2013, 11:51:55 AM
I always thought she was 'on-loan' from Everton? And that they could field two WSL players due to Holbrook not actually playing a WSL game at Everton the previous season due to injury? Seems strange that it would have been a permenant move to Leeds as her other option was always Everton once the WSL started. Good player though. Another one across the park...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on January 31, 2013, 12:07:08 PM
Maybe on loan one season and transferred the year after ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on January 31, 2013, 12:27:29 PM
Everton's Kelly Jones fractures collarbone.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: boygren on January 31, 2013, 12:48:38 PM
There is no loan deal option in place from WSL to WPL. Is just dual signing option if a non-contract player. The only loans can be from WSL to WSL club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on February 01, 2013, 02:07:35 AM
From the comments on here it would seem that some people think they know the identity of the player who could be making a move to the US. What I do not understand is the apparent reluctance to mention player names to any of the rumours. Why do people hold back?

As for the name of the player, I would think it has to be a Welsh player from the cryptic clues. If it is a Welsh player then it must surely be Jess Fishlock. Laura Harvey recently added Jess as a contact on twitter which would suggest there may be some elements of truth to Jess being the player you are all talking about.

I don't know if it is her? By adding as a contact you mean follow on twitter. Much to read into that? I follow many players, won't be signing them. To be honest if I knew I'd say.

As you say I did mean follow on twitter. I do actually think it is significant that they have recently decided to follow each other on twitter. If it was just that on its own then I would not read a lot into it but when you add all the other things together it does seem to be very significant.

Jess not only follows Laura Harvey, she also recently started to follow the official twitter feed of the new American league, and also an independent news source twitter feed for the league, this would indicate a keen interest in the league.  The biggest hint of an impending move to the new American league is the fact that Jess has decided to follow Seattle Reign’s twitter feed, this is Laura Harvey’s team and the team that people are saying the player leaving England could be playing for. If Jess was following other teams as well as Seattle it would not be as significant, it is after all the team managed by Laura Harvey.

I am surprised people on here are reluctant to openly discuss unconfirmed news, especially transfer gossip. I follow men’s football and either through social media or in person people are always discussing rumours with specific names mentioned, no holding back info. For example Alex Scott confirmed on twitter the other day that a new manager of ALFC is in place for the coming season and will be announced to the general public soon. I would have expected the news of that to be talked about on this forum in great length with possible names mentioned. Yet nothing seems to have been mentioned.  It’s not a criticism, just something I find peculiar when compared to the constant speculation you get in many other sports in the UK. When speculation is around it seems to be suddenly hushed-up.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 01, 2013, 07:22:45 AM
Completely agree with you. Although at the moment I have no news regarding any transfers.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 01, 2013, 07:29:39 AM
Well there has been no noise at all on the Arsenal manager. Lincoln is Rick Passmoor by the way. A very good choice.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 01, 2013, 08:48:15 AM
Thought Rick would pop up somewhere, will it be for 1 season? Just becuase (Rumour only) heard that he was lined up for the Leeds management WSL role due to Burgess not having the A Licence, even though Burgess apparently was interviewed for the Liverpool job...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 01, 2013, 10:01:44 AM
Only thing I am aware of is the new Arsenal Gaffer is female, but I have no names, any guesses? Lois Fidler?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: pat51 on February 01, 2013, 11:54:35 AM
 
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It’s not a criticism, just something I find peculiar when compared to the constant speculation you get in many other sports in the UK. When speculation is around it seems to be suddenly hushed-up.


John, for me this is because it is such a small world compared to the men's game

Word gets round

Most people have 'sources' for their knowledge and don't want to betray confidences

Also, if you make a rash statement you are much more likely to have the subject of the speculation/criticism call you out at a match, via email, on a forum etc etc

Once bitten twice shy !













Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 01, 2013, 12:35:22 PM
 
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It’s not a criticism, just something I find peculiar when compared to the constant speculation you get in many other sports in the UK. When speculation is around it seems to be suddenly hushed-up.


John, for me this is because it is such a small world compared to the men's game

Word gets round

Most people have 'sources' for their knowledge and don't want to betray confidences

Also, if you make a rash statement you are much more likely to have the subject of the speculation/criticism call you out at a match, via email, on a forum etc etc

Once bitten twice shy !














spot on pat, as you know if stuff becomes public knowledge then the source is easily found.
ok its a bit of fun too. ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 01, 2013, 01:00:44 PM
John, for me this is because it is such a small world compared to the men's game

Word gets round

Most people have 'sources' for their knowledge and don't want to betray confidences

Also, if you make a rash statement you are much more likely to have the subject of the speculation/criticism call you out at a match, via email, on a forum etc etc

Once bitten twice shy !

spot on pat, as you know if stuff becomes public knowledge then the source is easily found.
ok its a bit of fun too. ;)

I can only agree loads of people are reading what we write ( players, coaches, players parents) and some of them tell us information on the basis that it won't be disclosed on forums/facebook/twitter.
The Fishlock move to Seattle Reign is still not official for example but everyone knows around the clubs. To be fair any  transfer can end up like Odemwingie   ;D
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on February 02, 2013, 01:00:19 AM
Only thing I am aware of is the new Arsenal Gaffer is female, but I have no names, any guesses? Lois Fidler?

I think a number of non-Arsenal staff knew who the new manager was going to be ahead of the wider footballing world. Certainly clues were given by certain people to provide hints as to who the manager was. The clues proved to be accurate.

It’s not a criticism, just something I find peculiar when compared to the constant speculation you get in many other sports in the UK. When speculation is around it seems to be suddenly hushed-up.

John, for me this is because it is such a small world compared to the men's game

Word gets round

Most people have 'sources' for their knowledge and don't want to betray confidences

Also, if you make a rash statement you are much more likely to have the subject of the speculation/criticism call you out at a match, via email, on a forum etc etc

Once bitten twice shy !

I understand what you are saying and agree that in certain cases the information cannot be made public knowledge to protect the source of the information. In such situations I would have thought that by hinting about such stories through social media would not be wise either. To discuss the subject in the first place gives an opportunity for the subject to be discussed publically and by doing so may in some instances mean the information becomes public knowledge in any case by someone correctly guessing from the hints provided.

The Fishlock move to Seattle Reign is still not official for example but everyone knows around the clubs. To be fair any  transfer can end up like Odemwingie   ;D

I would have thought that the Jess Fishlock situation would not necessarily be one in which required her name excluded from the transfer gossip.  As you say the story is widely known by the clubs and so the source of the information is not confined to one or two individuals. As anybody knows in the world of football until the contract documents are signed by all parties potential signings can fail to materialise, that does not mean names cannot be openly discussed until it is confirmed, that is why it is regarded as transfer gossip.

The Odemwingie transfer debacle has certainly been a controversial one. The player obviously wanted to move to QPR, this was shown by him submitted a transfer request last week. I am sure he would have been anxious for the move to go ahead as the end of the transfer window neared. From what has been said by the parties involved it is clear that a deal finally looked set to happen on transfer deadline day, with WBA requiring a QPR player believed to be Junior Hoilett on loan in part-exchange.
The player would know he would be required to undergo a medical and agree personal terms in advance of the signing so with the deal looking on he probably felt he was doing everything in his power to ensure the deal went ahead by travelling down to London ready to finalise the deal and prevent any hiccups along the way. The unfortunate situation was that the QPR forward turned down the move to WBA and by doing so scuppered any deal from being completed. WBA obviously did not want to lose a key attacking player without a replacement coming in and so with Hoilett refusing the loan WBA quite rightly ended negotiations. And so the player now is in a very difficult situation. What the player should have done if he wanted to travel down was to go to a hotel and wait to see if he received the green light to discuss terms with QPR. By him going to the QPR offices it became public knowledge and created a very messy situation for him and his current club.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 02, 2013, 07:15:16 AM
i think jess fishlock had her name excluded because everyone knew who the top player in the wsl was, add the word welsh and it was obvious.
i wouldnt mention names myself usually till its a "done deal" .
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: John on February 02, 2013, 11:19:14 AM
i think jess fishlock had her name excluded because everyone knew who the top player in the wsl was, add the word welsh and it was obvious.
i wouldnt mention names myself usually till its a "done deal" .

I think Jess Fishlock is a very good player and last season saw her perform consistently at a high level. I would say that it is a matter of individual opinion as to whether she was the top player during last season’s WSL as a whole. If she does leave for the US she will be a huge miss for her club side and the league as a whole. For the league to flourish you need top quality talent throughout the teams to make it a highly competitive league. Hopefully if she does depart Bristol can fill the void with a high quality replacement.

When you say you yourself would not usually mention any names until it was regarded as a “done deal”, do you mean as in finalised with all the parties but not yet public knowledge or do you mean not until it has all been officially announced to the world at large?

I think it would be a shame if it got to the stage where people discussing the game through social media held back from talking about unconfirmed stories. You only have to see the statistics of sites discussing men’s transfer news to know that transfer gossip is hot news.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 02, 2013, 02:37:41 PM
when you know  people who make and discuss  decisions in a private envoirenment you cannot let anyone know as its a breach of trust.
however when the decision is made it is usually leaked through several people who are "in the know" .
some people for instance know when a player is approached, and if the player is interested they would know a few days before the official announcement.
by the time it is announced on here hundreds of people may know, but when the clubs are negotiating with a player it is wise to be quiet.
there is also a private messaging system on here so some information is relayed privately, in this manner several forum members may share until it is safe to let everyone know.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 04, 2013, 10:44:24 PM
Fishlock's departure confirmed

https://www.facebook.com/ReignFC
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 04, 2013, 10:56:35 PM
Great stuff, wsl. players may get better wages as a result.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 04, 2013, 11:29:29 PM
Only if clubs get more revenue to pay the girls otherwise things won't change.
All about the money.
Title: Kevins leaves Barnet Ladies
Post by: Sylvain on February 04, 2013, 11:44:08 PM
Tracey Kevins has left Barnet Ladies to manage LA Strikers

Barnet FC Ladies Manager Tracey Kevins has relinquished her post with immediate effect.  

The statement came after the defeat by Yeovil Town in the Third Round FA Women’s Cup tie at Underhill yesterday.

Tracey had previously said that she would be leaving the club at the end of the February to take up the post of head coach of LA Strikers in the United States.  

However, she has made the decision to bring forward her departure to allow her successor to take charge for next week’s FAWPL National Division Fixture at Coventry City.

Tracey was appointed Manager of Barnet FC Ladies in February 2004 after previously serving the club since 1989 as a player, a captain, and as a successful reserve team manager.

In her tenure as first-team Manager Tracey won eleven trophies, reached two FA Women’s Cup Semi-Finals and was named Manager of the Year at the FA Women’s Football Awards in 2010.  

The highlight of Tracey’s Barnet career was guiding the team to winning the FA Women’s Premier League Cup in 2011.

Everyone involved with Barnet FC Ladies would like to thank Tracey for her outstanding contribution to the club and to wish her every success in her new role in the United States.

An announcement regarding her successor will be made very shortly.

http://www.barnetfc.com/news/article/tracey-kevins-leaves-barnet-ladies-638553.aspx

I understand Lydia Bedford is taking over.
Title: Lydia Bedford will take charge of Barnet Ladies with immediate effect
Post by: Sylvain on February 05, 2013, 04:39:33 PM

Barnet FC Ladies are pleased to announce the appointment of Lydia Bedford as first-team manager with immediate effect.

Lydia has been a part of Barnet Ladies since 2007 and played for the club for three-years before linking up with Tracey Kevins as assistant manager for the 2010/11 season.

She has a wealth of coaching experience which extends beyond Barnet having worked as a coach and then Technical Director of the Middlesex FA Girls Centre of Excellent.

Before the start of the 2012/13 season she was given the position of assistant coach for the England Under-15s South EPC camp.

Her success throughout the levels of women’s football continues to be rewarded and only this week she has been asked to be assistant coach for the next England Under-19 camp.

After being confirmed as Kevins replacement Lydia is confident that she can build upon her predecessor’s success and lead the club to further glory.

“Tracey has built a strong ethos of hard work throughout her time at the club and this is something we must continue to build on. 

“I am confident that the players will now pull together and fight to improve our performances and gain the points we deserve.”

She is also believes that her knowledge of the club and its current plight will allow her to take charge and have an immediate impact.
 
“Having assisted Tracey with the Ladies since 2010 I am now looking forward to helping the team through the remainder of this season.

“We have a talented squad, and have been unfortunate with results so far this season but I am confident we can turn it around.” 

Director Graham Slyper, who is responsible for Barnet Ladies, has spoke of his confidence in the appointment and believes that Lydia is the perfect choice to lead the club forward.
 
“We are very fortunate to have had such an experienced and well qualified No.2 who now deserves her chance to step up and take us forward.”


http://www.barnetfc.com/news/article/lydia-bedford-confirmed-as-ladies-manager-640017.aspx
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on February 05, 2013, 05:01:04 PM
well they need all the help they can get right now having been ransacked by yeovil at the weekend... hopefully they will get their confidence back.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 07, 2013, 02:25:36 PM
Here's a question. With the advent of WSL 2 how many current WSL 1 players would migrate to the 2nd division in future? will any of the 'elder' statewomen make their way down a level?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 07, 2013, 02:31:02 PM
many of the top england players would lose their central contracts, i suppose some will get jobs with the wsl2 teams and carry on playing.
there are many top quality young players waiting in the wings though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 07, 2013, 03:03:05 PM
On that, which players wouldbe running out of time to get another central contract in a couple of season unitt, s.smith? for example 30 & 33 respectively. Even K. Smith (though may retire at the top)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 08, 2013, 08:59:26 AM
Teams have started to update their FA WSL websites. Chelsea has removed Perry, Fay and Gwilliam from their list so they must have been released.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: quackers on February 08, 2013, 07:10:36 PM
Becky Easton Comes home.  :)

Quote from: Liverpool Ladies FC
Lifelong Liverpool supporter Becky Easton comes home to the club she loves. Becky with over 25 years’ experience of playing at the top level adds quality experience to a predominantly young squad.

Becky’s extensive contribution to women’s football was acknowledged when she was chosen to be an Olympic Torch Bearer in June 2012. Becky played in midfield for England, but recently she has played at right back.

Becky last played for Liverpool between 1994 and 1997. In the 94/95 season she helped Liverpool become runners up in the top division. In this spell she is hoping Liverpool can go one better. Since Leaving Liverpool in 1997 Becky has played for Everton (1997-2000), Doncaster Belles (2000 – 2004), and Everton (2004 – 2012) and has championship winning medals in the Premier League (1998), League Cup (2000) and FA Cup (2008).

Becky a former England captain with 44 England caps was a member of England’s first ever World Cup Finals qualifying team in Sweden (1995). Becky was awarded ‘International Player of the Year’ in 2001 for the consistency of her international performances.

On signing for Liverpool Becky said: “Early on in my career (1994) I played for Knowsley United Ladies when they became Liverpool Ladies. So now it's nice to come full circle and join Liverpool again towards the latter part of my career. From what I've seen so far, the club is moving in the right direction and there are exciting times ahead. I hope the experience and qualities I've gained over many years in the women's game can assist the squad as we strive for success.

It also adds something special to play for the club that you've supported all your life.”

Liverpool Ladies manager Matt Beard commented: “After Becky was released by Everton she came into train with us during the off season. Becky has impressed me enough to earn a one year deal. She obviously brings a wealth of experience and will provide good competition in the back line.”
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: tino on February 09, 2013, 06:46:26 PM
And the Holbrook announcement.

Quote from: Liverpool Ladies FC
Meanwhile, Holbrook, who started her career with Everton, has represented England at U17 and U19 level and is a current member of the England U23 squad. She joins the Ladies from Leeds United.

"This fantastic opportunity to join Liverpool came up and I couldn't turn it down," said Holbrook. "I'm looking forward to being part of it.

"The drive and ambitions the club have to be successful has impressed me the most. As a footballer, it's everything you could ever want."

Her new boss said: "I've been out and watched Jess a few times this season for Leeds and I have to say she was one of the best midfielders in The FA Women's Premier League.

"Jess is coming to the club to be in our starting XI and she provides good competition for places in an already talented midfield."
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: allibee on February 09, 2013, 11:51:37 PM
Teams have started to update their FA WSL websites. Chelsea has removed Perry, Fay and Gwilliam from their list so they must have been released.

Sophie Perry has been playing with Brighton & Hove Albion since Christmas, so she'll see out the WPL season there I'd think
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 10, 2013, 10:03:01 AM
In the U23 squad list Mary Earps (Birmingham City)
Not a surprise but no news from Birmingham yet.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 10, 2013, 11:52:41 AM
if you check the blues site there a picture (sponsor thing) with her on, also video with all of the girls  on you tube, if you look through you can see who are blues players.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 10, 2013, 12:44:45 PM
I had been looking for her on the videos lol and there is like one player I did not recognise clearly until I looked at one of last year's'program ( number 16) 
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 10, 2013, 04:29:34 PM
Gwen Harries has signed for Bristol Academy (twitter)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 14, 2013, 03:40:22 PM
Liverpool found their left back Corina Schroeder from Bad Neuenahr
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 14, 2013, 04:01:57 PM
Squad is looking ok, no UK talent to be brought in? When will the disatisfaction for those players not playing begin...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 14, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
some teams are still waiting to pick up players cheaply, there are still some available players out there.
i think you are right to suggest the possibility of disatisfaction, its brought down quite a lot of teams, some players dont want to sign for pocket money though.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 14, 2013, 05:59:03 PM
That salary cap is a bad idea in that respect. It allows club to pay players peanuts or nothing at all.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 14, 2013, 08:13:30 PM
That salary cap is a bad idea in that respect. It allows club to pay players peanuts or nothing at all.

Rumored cap to be proposed: 40% of income...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on February 15, 2013, 11:00:08 AM
Liverpool found their left back Corina Schroeder from Bad Neuenahr

Beard says she is the final piece in his jigsaw - if thats the case, Arsenal got nothing to worry about........ ;)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 15, 2013, 08:44:34 PM
Liverpool found their left back Corina Schroeder from Bad Neuenahr

Beard says she is the final piece in his jigsaw - if thats the case, Arsenal got nothing to worry about........ ;)
Are you joking or seriously thinking they are as bad as last year ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on February 15, 2013, 09:24:06 PM
They cannot be as bad as last year with the extra they have got but won't be enough to trouble arsenal - not enough quality
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 15, 2013, 11:09:43 PM
Liverpool found their left back Corina Schroeder from Bad Neuenahr

Beard says she is the final piece in his jigsaw - if thats the case, Arsenal got nothing to worry about........ ;)
you never heard of her did you, she is in her prime and played for the best teams in the world.
i will place my predictions this weekend.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 16, 2013, 08:27:27 AM
I will have a look at Liverpool and Donnie Belles today. Looking forward to it and see the football quality.
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: AC-FC on February 16, 2013, 12:41:49 PM
Let us know how they fare against the mighty Donny SHLJ
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: raefil on February 16, 2013, 12:57:53 PM
its 2 seperate games, liverpool v rangers and the Mighty Belles v Forfar. :)
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 16, 2013, 04:39:56 PM
Chloe Jones (previously released by Liverpool) signed by Villa, makes two WSL players there now with the previous signing of Nicky Davies

Danielle Hill appears to have left Everton...
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: Sylvain on February 16, 2013, 09:01:35 PM
Danielle Hill appears to have left Everton...
Did they take her back after the fighting incident ?
Title: Re: Transfer News and Gossip
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 16, 2013, 10:02:34 PM
No 'public' word on that but