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Women's Football => Players => Topic started by: xena on January 12, 2007, 01:14:49 AM

Title: Fara Williams
Post by: xena on January 12, 2007, 01:14:49 AM
David I cannot believe you dont have Faz on here! She is one of THE best players to grace the English womens game.  Everton & England equivilant of Frank Lampard without the chubiness lol.

Xena xx


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Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on January 12, 2007, 09:37:04 AM
Thanks for adding Faz Xena !

I started out the section by adding players with an official website and then sent a few messages on myspace asking if players minded me linking to their myspace profiles and added the ones who said yes....I didn't add anyone who didn't reply as I didn't want to post it without their permission...

Then I have been adding a few as and when there have been media stories about them such as the one on Eni Aluko the other day....I am sure I would have got around to Fara eventually but thanks for starting us off with some nice pics !

I will keep an eye out for any Faz news to bump the thread but I'm sure you'll have all the news before anyone else does !  :)

If you want to start a thread on anyone else please feel free !! Thats goes for all other members too who think there should be one on someone who's not got one so far....
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on January 17, 2007, 01:19:17 PM
Video clip of Fara's goal against France and the celebrations after :

http://www.kickchicks.co.uk/media/16/France_0_England_1/
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: davec on January 26, 2007, 07:52:27 PM
xenas right to say Fara is one of the best around, ive seen her play a number of times now and ive never seen her have a bad game, she's always been one of the best players on the park. and after turning 23 just yesterday she can only get better and better :)  im just thankful shes plays for Everton!
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on March 02, 2007, 10:52:18 AM
Heres some Faz pictures......

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Faz fires in the first of the penalty kicks against Millwall in the Cup

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Fara Williams Penalty against Leeds

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Fara Williams turns away after sending a low shot past Sam Sharp in goal v Crystal Palace PL Cup.

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Got this pic from Sundays game Faz looks like she stuck her finger in the ref, ha....


Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on March 07, 2007, 08:25:10 PM
Fara comes out fighting

With the World Cup on the horizon, the build up for England is in full flow.

On the back of a successful China Cup tournament in January, the next batch of matches are already upon the team. Russia are the first hurdle for Hope Powell’s side, then on Sunday Scotland, with Holland waiting in the wings for the final test on Wednesday evening.

Everton’s Fara Williams knows what playing for her country is all about and will shortly be a key player for Powell’s team, not only for the next three fixtures, but when the World Cup rolls around in September.

"I’m excited," said Fara. "We’ve got a squad of 30 now. We’re all fighting for our places and no one is guaranteed a place to go to the World Cup. There is also a standby list of ten players, so I suppose there are 40 of us competing for the 21 that goes to China. Every game we can be involved in, we’ve got to do well to be selected for the final squad."

Williams has been in fine form for Everton this season and since the turn of the year has got herself amongst the goals. She scored another one at the weekend against Cardiff and still had energy to burn in the dying moments of the game.

"I’m pleased with the way I’ve been progressing recently," she said. "I have upped my training a bit and I’m finding it easier to last longer in games and do things late on in matches to make a difference. For me the training is going well and my performances are playing off that.

"I’m at a level of fitness were I know I can go into games and last. But I want to be able to do something in the last couple of minutes. So I need to get to that next level of fitness and I’ve upped my training because of it."

The games in the forthcoming week will prove a test for the squad - at least that’s what the Toffees midfielder thinks. No game will be taken lightly as she and her teammates want to get some forward momentum going.

"I’ve played a couple of times against Russia," Williams added. "They are a tough team to beat, which is why we have got them coming over here. It’s going to be difficult for us and its not going to be a pushover. Some may look at it thinking it will be an easy game, but definitely not.

"I remember going over the their place and we drew 2-2 and they came here and beat us 2-1. So it’s going to be difficult to get the result we need.

"Scotland have progressed loads and we know they are an up-and-coming team and they only lost 1-0 to Sweden last month. They won’t be easy either. Spectators may look at it feeling that they are ranked lower than us and thinking it will be easy. Definitely not, it’s going to be hard."

The build up to the big event in the Far East is crucial for the team, but games on the bounce, training every day and large squads is nothing new for the players, as Williams explains:

"We did it before the Euros. We were had ten games before that tournament and we won every one of them. That’s what we want to do this time before the World Cup. Hopefully we can build a good winning streak and take that form forward. If we get the competition we need from other teams, then that will be even better.

"We need good team performances. The manager will be looking at everyone so we need a team that will be able to compete in the games leading up to the World Cup. We need to get some experience together and go to the World Cup strong and for myself, I just want to stake a claim for the final group of 21."

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/03/FaraRussia.htm
Title: Five-star Williams heads nine-goal victory Apr 2 2007
Post by: xena on April 08, 2007, 08:38:25 PM
Five-star Williams heads nine-goal victory Apr 2 2007

 

 
Women's Football by Paul Garrity, Liverpool Daily Post
 

FARA WILLIAMS scored five goals as Everton Ladies convincingly beat Fulham 9-0 on Sunday to consolidate their position in second place in the National Division.

Other scorers were Jody Handley (2), Emily Westwood and Nikki Harding.

Everton are still in pole position to claim runners-up spot, although their main rivals Charlton do have two games in hand.

Williams said: "We've realised it may come down to goal difference at the end of the season. So the more goals we get, we'll be in a better position at the end of the season.

"It's not bad for me to get five goals. I guess my fitness is improving and I'm able to get in the box and get the goals.

"I think personally this has been my best season since I've been at Everton."
 
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: helly on October 26, 2007, 04:45:24 PM
Fara fired up
By Stuart Mawhinney. Friday, 26 October 2007.


England v Belarus
UEFA Women's European Championship
Qualifying Round, Group One
12.30pm, Saturday 27 October 2007
Banks's Stadium, Walsall FC
Ticketing details click here

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 26 Oct 2007     
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Fara Williams pre-Belarus
As she prepares to face Belarus, Fara Williams says Euro 2009 can be a realistic target for England to be successful.
 

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Fara Williams returns to action for England this weekend, having missed the World Cup quarter-final defeat to America, and is determined never to have to endure watching another game from the stands.

Williams was unfortunate to pick up yellow cards in England's group matches with Germany and Argentina, and that meant the Everton midfielder was forced to miss the last eight tie with USA in Tianjin.

"It was horrible," Williams told TheFA.com. "Watching it from the sidelines I've got no impact on what happens in the game.

"I've said my words to the girls before the game but once it starts I just had to leave it down to them and what they do out on the pitch.

"It was hard and frustrating from the stands, especially the first half as we did so well. The second half I think it was just a mad 15 minutes and the game was won.

"For me it was very disappointing not to play, and I found it hard to watch so I definitely don't want to go through that again."

With the focus now on the qualifying stages for the UEFA Women's European Championship in Finland in two years, Williams believes that England are improving all the time.

Two years ago the European Championship was held in England, with the hosts narrowly failing to qualify from a tough group that included Finland, Denmark and Sweden - but having made the quarter-finals in China Williams is confident they can keep improving all the way to Finland.

"In Euro 2005 we got knocked out at the group stage, and that was only against teams from Europe, so to get to the quarter-finals in a tournament with teams from all over the world is a huge progression.

"To get a draw with Germany was massive, Japan were ranked higher than us and we got a result against them as well, so that was good.

"America weren't that much better than us, it was just a 15 minute spell that won the game for them. So we can look ahead with confidence.

"We've come so far and we've got room to progress even more, so the European Championship is a realistic target for us to do well in."

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/10/EngBelarus_FaraWilliams.htm
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: twmcat on October 27, 2007, 01:50:00 AM
Looking forward to seeing her and the game tomorrow, er, today.

I'd better get to bed now if I'm going to be able to get there  :)
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on November 03, 2007, 10:50:13 AM
Toffees eye silverware
by Tony Leighton. Friday, 02 November 2007.

Everton  v Sunderland
The FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup
Quarter-Final
2pm, Sunday 4 November 2007
Marine FC

Everton will be aiming to put themselves 90 minutes closer to completing their long quest for silverware when they entertain Sunderland in Sunday’s FA Tesco Women’s Premier League Cup quarter-final.

Not since winning the Premier League title in 1998 have the Toffees won a major honour, though in the last three years they have finished runners-up first in the FA Cup and then twice in succession in the Premier League.

Now they want to see the Everton name inscribed next to ‘winners’ on a trophy, and the League Cup – whose March final makes it the first of the three big domestic competitions to be decided – would do very nicely thank you.

Midfielder Fara Williams, fresh from helping England beat Belarus 4-0 in last Sunday’s Euro 2009 qualifier and Everton’s leading scorer this season, says: “We’ve set our targets for the season and winning a trophy is one of them.

“The players would love to win something for the club and after the disappointment of going out in the early rounds of both the FA and League Cups last year, it would be great to go all the way in one of them this season.”

On Sunday Everton will be expected to dispose of Sunderland, who since being relegated from the National Division at the end of last season have lost England internationals Steph Houghton and Carly Telford to Leeds United.

The Black Cats are the only side from outside the top flight who remain in the League Cup and will arrive on Merseyside as rank outsiders. But they have won their last four League and Cup games and Williams insists: “It will be a tough game.

“We’ll be favourites, I accept that, but Sunderland have always given us a hard time and they’re doing well in the Northern Division, so although they might be classed as underdogs they won’t be short on confidence.

“We’ll have to be totally focused. Yes, we’re desperate to win a trophy after being runners-up so often in the last few seasons – but before we can start thinking seriously about getting to the League Cup final we’ve got to get past a good side on Sunday.”

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/11/FAWPLC_ToffeesEyeSilverware.htm
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 03, 2007, 09:35:32 PM
Well lets hope they can at least make the semis....
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on November 21, 2007, 09:30:27 PM
Genuine signed England shirt from the Womens World Cup China 2007...worn by Everton and England Centre Midfielder Fara Williams.

Also includes a signed postcard and sticker. (The ones pictured will be the ones sent and they will be signed) and the shirt can be personalised with a message if required.

Fara Williams World Cup Shirt (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-5232-2978-1/1?AID=9479574&PID=2664337&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fara-Williams-Womens-World-Cup-China-2007-England-Shirt_W0QQitemZ130176622549QQihZ003QQcategoryZ112982QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: BillyBoy on November 21, 2007, 09:38:25 PM
Current bid £1.  :D Although I presume it is early days yet.
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 22, 2007, 10:44:12 AM
I'm surprised Xena hasn't put a bit in for it yet, maybe that's why she's selling her Arsenal shirt so that she can raise some cash for it....
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on November 24, 2007, 08:19:38 PM
Currently at £112 with seven days to go....
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 24, 2007, 11:41:07 PM
Currently at £112 with seven days to go....

Thats not bad, they seem to be the same people who put up Unitt's shirts.  I think they must be running a consortium, ha....
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: shlj on November 26, 2007, 05:44:45 PM
Good value, I am just waiting for a genuine Davison or Larkin shirt to come on the market...
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: shlj on December 01, 2007, 09:42:59 AM
225 pounds now   :o
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 04, 2007, 05:26:00 PM
The winning bid was £240 which wasn't too bad really...
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: xena on December 05, 2007, 01:17:15 AM
I'm surprised Xena hasn't put a bit in for it yet, maybe that's why she's selling her Arsenal shirt so that she can raise some cash for it....

I have two match worn Fara England shirts and I would never part with them!!  One is the France game, when we qualified for the world cup. I only sold my Arsenal one coz I had a couple and I am an Everton fan anyway lol

J xx
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on February 20, 2008, 01:47:27 PM
Fara fired up for Final
by Stuart Mawhinney. Wednesday, 20 February 2008.
Everton v Arsenal

The FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup Final
7.35pm, Thursday 28 February 2008
Matchroom Stadium, Leyton Orient FC

Fara Williams says that the time is right for Everton to win their first silverware in a decade, and they will be attacking Arsenal in their bid for glory.

Everton have reached a number of finals in recent years, and chased Arsenal for recent Premier League titles, but their last trophy came in 1998 when they were crowned League Champions - but Williams says everyone is determined to change that.

"It's not just me personally, everyone at Everton wants success, and that's our aim," Williams revealed.

"We know that Arsenal are ahead of us, and they won all four trophies last season, but our ambition is to get as close to them as possible.

"Our aim is to go out and win this one. In the past we've looked to defend and stop them playing, but we're going to try and win it so it will be a different game.

"We want to be in as many finals and big games as we can. We want to be seen as one of the big teams in the Premier League - and I think we are the best team after Arsenal."

While Everton have not previously lifted the FA Women's Premier League Cup, Williams was part of the Charlton side that defeated Fulham in 2004 and she is determined to add another medal to her collection.

"Any Cup Final is massive, but to get there with Charlton was a huge achievement and with Arsenal not getting there it was even more special," Williams remarked looking back.

"To beat a Fulham side who were professional just a year earlier was fantastic.

"They had some top players still playing there but we managed to scrape a 1-0 win which was satisfying."

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/PremierLeagueCup/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/02/FAWPLC_FaraPreview.htm
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on March 19, 2008, 04:07:30 PM
Crunch clash for Lions
by Stuart Mawhinney
Wednesday, 19 March 2008.

England v Czech Republic
 
UEFA Women's European Championship
Qualifying Round, Group One
7.05pm, Thursday 20 March 2008
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Rovers FC


Fara Williams believes that Thursday's game will be crucial for England's hopes of maintaining their recent progress and take another step towards Finland next year.

England made their mark at the World Cup in China last September, and now Williams says that the next aim is going even further at the European Championship - but the hard work starts here.

Williams told TheFA.com: "After doing so well at the World Cup we have that belief now; going into this qualifying campaign we had more confidence that we could get there.

"We want to qualify for tournaments regularly and try to win things when we get to them, that's our level of expectation now.

"That starts in qualifiers and we need to make sure we get a good performance and a win."

With tonight's game already England's last home qualifier, Williams wants to see a positive performance and the result required.

"It's our last home game before we have to play three abroad, so we need to set ourselves up for those matches with three points," Williams explained.

"It's going to be tough, and without Kelly (Smith) it's going to be a different game for us, with her being suspended it will be difficult.

"You don't want to miss any match, especially with England, every game is a big game.

"She's a big game player and will be a big loss for us, we know how she's feeling and it's up to us now to go out and win the game not just for her, but for ourselves."

One of the undoubted highlights of the domestic campaign for Williams has been the triumph in The FA Women's Premier League Cup Final.

"We had that belief going into the game with Arsenal, we arrived at the stadium and we still believed and no one had any doubt during the game that we could do it.

"Hopefully there's going to be many more trophies to come for this team, hopefully it's the start of something special."

For ticket details call 01302 762 576

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/03/EngCzech_FaraWilliams.htm
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: dowiefan on February 10, 2009, 09:10:35 PM
thought ad bring fara back up here... respect to her am sure many american teams ave been after her and by looks shes no plans to go.... 100% commited to england and english football i see
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: twmcat on February 10, 2009, 11:07:42 PM
You shouldn't have brought her back - there are Americans around who might notice ;)
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Rach_83 on February 11, 2009, 12:47:26 PM
.....there are Americans around who might notice ;)

 :D I think she might be on the shopping list for Philadelphia or Atlanta should she have a good Euros - which I expect she will.
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: dowiefan on February 11, 2009, 12:52:26 PM
gi mi five am gunna ask haha
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 11, 2009, 08:07:28 PM
.....there are Americans around who might notice ;)

 :D I think she might be on the shopping list for Philadelphia or Atlanta should she have a good Euros - which I expect she will.

If Everton win the league they might have a look at a couple of players there..
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: dowiefan on February 12, 2009, 01:51:45 AM
a hear mo be after d yanks n chasing em off
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 12, 2009, 07:08:35 PM
a hear mo be after d yanks n chasing em off

I can just imagine...
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: xena on February 14, 2009, 10:37:27 PM
Faz will NOT be going to USA end of......


J x
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: twmcat on February 14, 2009, 11:35:28 PM
Faz will NOT be going to USA end of......


J x
That's the way J - you tell em ;)
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on March 13, 2009, 03:25:25 AM
'Everyone is buzzing'
Thursday, 12 March 2009.

England 3 Canada 1
England (Sanderson 32, K Smith 40, Williams 45+1)
Canada (Sinclair 14)
 
Cyprus Cup
International Friendly Tournament
The Final
Thursday 12 March 2009
Larnaca, Cyprus

Extract from FA report

After England lifted the Cyprus Cup skipper Fara Williams said that the confidence from this victory would provide a major boost as the Three Lions prepare for the European Championship in August.

Williams captained Hope Powell's side to a 3-1 victory over Canada in the final on Thursday and the Everton midfielder believes that the taste of victory will only leave the England players wanting more.

Williams told TheFA.com: "It's fantastic, everyone is buzzing after winning the final and it's a great feeling to be part of it.

"Canada are a strong team, if you look back on the previous two meetings they beat us by four goals on both occasions, so this is real progress."

Williams was one of ten different scorers as England ran in 14 goals in just four games, and she admits that she has been practising free-kicks after another rocket of a set-piece in first-half injury time made it an uphill task for the Canadians.

"I suppose it was important to go into the break with a two-goal lead as opposed to being just one ahead," Williams explained. "Scoring that close to the interval gave us a lot of confidence and we really had the belief that we wouldn't get beaten.

"I've been practising my free-kicks, I got one recently for Everton that was pretty similar but it's always pleasing when they come off in matches.

"Winning is always a great way to build momentum and this experience will be very important for all the players who were part of it. We set the target of winning and having achieved that we have to move on and set new goals leading up to the Euros in August. It's an exciting time."

England
1 Rachel Brown, 2 Alex Scott, 3 Casey Stoney, 4 Fara Williams (C), 5 Anita Asante, 6 Steph Houghton, 7 Karen Carney, 8 Jill Scott, 9 Lianne Sanderson (16 Eniola Aluko, 71), 10 Kelly Smith, 11 Sue Smith

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2009/03/CyprusCup_reaction.htm
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on September 27, 2009, 12:32:03 AM
Fara ready for Toffees' opener

by James Masters - Friday, 25 September, 2009

Fara Williams has put her Euro heartache behind her.

Everton LFC v Nottingham Forest LFC
The FA Tesco Women's Premier League
2pm, Sunday 27 September 2009
Marine FC

Fara Williams is adamant her Euro heartbreak will not prevent her from starting the new season in style with Everton Ladies.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who was part of the side which lost out to Germany in a pulsating Final in Finland, has already set her sights on leading the Toffees to the title.

The girls were left gutted last season after losing out to eventual champions Arsenal on goal difference following a painful 1-0 defeat against the Gunners on the final day.

The memories of missing out on a first League title since 1998 still haunt the Everton captain, but she remains positive going into this weekend's opener against Nottingham Forest.

"To lose out in the Final was a blow but the girls are all buzzing ahead of the new season and everyone is ready to go," said Williams, who was named International Player of the Year in 2007.

"There were seven Everton girls out there and some of them didn't get that much game time in Finland so they're really keen to show what they can do.

"We did so well last year and we were only one point away from an Arsenal team which has dominated for so many years.

"They're always going to be up there because they can attract great players and they have a fantastic team. But for women's football in this country it's great to have such quality teams."

Williams is set to start against Forest and the 2009 Club Player of the Year reckons her girls are in for a tough test on the opening day of the new season.

She added: "Forest gave us some really good games last season and are tough team to play against.

"Because we've been doing so well, we're seen as a bit of a scalp now and teams always raise their game to beat us. But we put so much pressure on ourselves that it doesn't matter what the other team does.

"We have to go out there and play to our potential and if we do that then we should win the game."

http://www.thefa.com/Leagues/WomensPremierLeague/NewsAndFeatures/2009/ForestEvertonFara.aspx
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: redrobin on October 30, 2009, 11:47:07 AM
Fara demands more

by Nicholas Veevers
Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Hat-trick hero looking at the bigger picture after 8-0 win.

England’s hat-trick hero Fara Williams believes the players have to be more demanding of themselves, despite clocking up an 8-0 victory over Malta last weekend.

It was the first World Cup qualifying game of this campaign for Hope Powell’s side and whilst the win was paramount, Williams believes they should have added more goals to give themselves a better chance of reaching the Finals in Germany in the long term.

“The first aim was to get three points and that’s what we did,” said Williams, speaking to TheFA.com after the game.

“And the second aim was to get as many goals as we could because it could come down to goal difference in the end and Spain have already scored 13 against Malta.

“It’s good to get back playing for England and to get a win though and there are lots that we can take from this game, because against teams like Malta, with all respect, our quality just wasn’t good enough.

“We need to demand more of each other if we are to be able to go and beat the likes of the Germans in Finals.

“If we don’t demand more from ourselves against the lesser teams, it’s going to be a struggle for us against the better opposition.”

The Everton midfielder still managed to help herself to three goals in the game though, although she felt it could have been more both for her and the team against a limited Maltese side.

“I’m delighted to score and it’s not often you score a hat-trick for England,” she admitted. “But at the same time, I’m a bit disappointed that I wasn’t able to score more because there were opportunities there that I really should’ve taken and obviously I wasn’t clinical enough in front of goal.

“All of the games now are important though. Turkey in November will be a little bit harder for us but we’ll probably have a bit more information on them.”

http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensSeniorTeam/FAMatchCentre/2009/EnglandMalta/PostMatchReports/fara_williams_281009.aspx
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: David on March 15, 2010, 03:35:01 PM
Everton's Fara Williams declines move to American league

• England midfielder will not be joining Philadelphia

England's player-drain to the American Women's Professional Soccer league has been stemmed, temporarily at least, with the decision of the Everton captain Fara Williams to turn down the chance to join Philadelphia Independence.

Williams, who today scored the victory-clinching goal as Everton reached the FA Cup final with a 2‑0 win against Barnet, has in the last 12 months seen seven of her national team colleagues cross the Atlantic to become full-time professionals in the new league.

But the 26 year-old midfielder, after a long spell of deliberation, chose to stay in England. "It was very difficult to make up my mind," said Williams. "The American league is much stronger than ours and it was a great opportunity, but I really didn't want to leave Everton and everything I've got here – and hopefully I'll be playing in our new Super League next year."

Everton are expected to be named as one of the eight founder members of the Football Association's Super League, which Williams hopes will follow the lead of the US by importing players. "We will need good foreign players to make the league as competitive as possible," said the midfielder, who currently works as an FA skills coach.

"The league would be more attractive with foreign stars involved," she added, "and playing against those top players on a regular basis would definitely help raise standards among English players."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/mar/14/fara-williams-everton-american-league
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: OOH Fayefan on March 15, 2010, 05:42:20 PM
I knew I always like her..... ;)
Title: Re: Fara Williams
Post by: sbahnhof on August 17, 2017, 02:34:02 AM

She has left Arsenal for Reading Ladies - new article by Sylvain:

- http://dailycannon.com/2017/08/fara-williams-leaves-arsenal-and-joins-reading-women/

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Williams leaves (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40948522) the London club with her reputation intact but her pride dented after failing to perform as well as she would have liked.
(Daily Cannon) (http://dailycannon.com/2017/08/fara-williams-leaves-arsenal-and-joins-reading-women/)