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Title: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on December 09, 2006, 10:49:38 AM
Better get the obligatory Rachel Unitt thread started ! :) England and Everton left back and scorer of occassional headers.

Her official site can be found here:-

http://www.rachel-unitt.co.uk/
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Hanna Ljungberg Fan on December 23, 2006, 04:36:11 PM
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Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on January 06, 2007, 11:10:46 PM
Rachel has a myspace profile that she has kindly said that we can link to. You can find it here:-

http://www.myspace.com/rach_unitt
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on January 10, 2007, 09:05:48 PM
Here is a link to an interview that Rachel did for BBC Dorset:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2006/09/12/junior_football_rachel_unitt_feature.shtml

It is nice to see something that focuses on her football, which obviously means a lot to her. I think that both of the regional BBC interviews of the two Rachels have been excellent.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on January 10, 2007, 10:45:23 PM
More good finds Billyboy. Thanks for sharing :)

Hopefully we will start to see these kinds of items graduate from the regional BBC to the national media sometime soon....the World Cup should be a big help fingers crossed  :D
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: xena on January 11, 2007, 11:32:43 PM
I am a fan of Rach and have a Yahoo site for her, she does read messages and replies to them so go check it out if like.

Xena xx

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rachel_Unitt/join

This picture was taken at the aftermatch party in France 06

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Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on January 11, 2007, 11:37:42 PM
Hi Xena ! Nice to see you here  :)

Thanks for letting us know about your Yahoo group for Rach..I haven't seen that before so I'll go and have a look and I'm sure other members will too !

There is also a links directory on the site (on the menu to the right of the link to my women's football blog ) so I will add it to that if you don't mind ?
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on January 24, 2007, 01:56:15 PM
Some of you might not have seen Martyn's Rachel Unitt fansite which is worth checking out. You can find it here -

www.rachel-unitt.net
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on February 05, 2007, 08:53:06 AM
ENGLAND women's international Rachel Unitt was on hand to present the trophies at a Pershore High School five-a-side tournament.

The competition was organised by the school and the Worcestershire Football Association for Year Five and Six pupils from schools in Pershore and Evesham.

Seven schools took part in the event and Bredon Hill Middle School came out on top, landing both the girls' and boys' trophies.

WFA girls and women's football development officer Marieanne Spacey, a former England international, helped organise the day along with county development manager Andy Norman.

Pershore High School headteacher Clive Corbett said: "Everyone associated with Pershore High School was delighted to see our top quality football surface being used by youngsters from the Evesham and Pershore area.

"Obviously we hope that they will be able to come back and use the facility again in the future.

"I am very grateful to our PE teacher Paul Watson and our Year 10 pupils who gave up their time to help organise the day.

"In addition to that, we are very grateful to the WFA for their support as well as bringing along England international Rachel to present the trophies at the end of what was a very successful day."


http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/sport/ejsportroundup/display.var.1168677.0.bredon_hill_land_a_soccer_double.php
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on February 05, 2007, 03:19:29 PM
Looks like Rachel's official website has had a bit of a make over..... :D
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 20, 2007, 10:01:59 AM
Some rachel pics from the FA Cup quater final...

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Rachel Unitt in Sundays match

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Rachel attacks the ball

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A Rachel throw in

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Rachel clears a ball forward while Woody looks on

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Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on February 20, 2007, 10:08:16 AM
Thanks for sharing Toad...Welcome to the forum ! :)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Agent Westberg on February 20, 2007, 01:00:50 PM
Great photos toad! Anyone have any thoughts about why Powell denied Rachel to go and play in sweden?  ???
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 20, 2007, 03:38:29 PM
I think it was because she wanted her fresh for the remaining qualifers.  The Swedish season starts in Feb and runs through till October so she would have played two seasons effectivally when the qualifers started up in Aug and the chances of her being jaded would have been high.  Also less travel etc...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 20, 2007, 07:06:16 PM
Just to add to that, I don't think Hope Powell could actually deny anybody the right to go and play in Sweden if they really wanted to. But obviously this could lead to conflicts over the players availability etc.

As Toad says  :), I think it would have been too much continous football for anybody.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Agent Westberg on February 20, 2007, 08:14:35 PM
I think that since Rachel has had some injury problems she is not sure if she will get to play in the nat.team. So not to make Hope upset and disturb her plans, she didn't have the guts to sign for Malmö.
The swedish season starts in april and runs to october, with a summer break in july. Players like Marta have an "artist" contract, they are signed for a limited time, so they won't have to pay that much tax and stuff. My guess is that it would have been the same for Rachel, unless MFF wanted her for the whole season.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 20, 2007, 09:46:25 PM
Just to add one more thing  :), I would suspect, without becoming "dreamy eyed", that participating on the national team would be a massive part of any English lady player's career. So I can understand why they would not want to jeopardise that in any way.

Just to drift slightly away from Rachel, didn't Trine Rønning from Kolbotn give a similar reason for not joining Linköpings FC, as she was concerned it may adversely affect her national team prospects.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Agent Westberg on February 21, 2007, 11:38:23 AM
Yes Trine seemed to have those concerns too. Weird since I think she has nothing to worry about. She said LFC was welcome to contact her again, after this season.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 21, 2007, 04:08:03 PM
She said LFC was welcome to contact her again, after this season.

Do you think they will? I would assume that with potential Olympic participation in 2008 and Euro2009 these national team commitments "excuse" could be used quite a lot.

Maybe the explanation is much more simple but does not sound as good.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Agent Westberg on February 22, 2007, 02:55:30 PM
If norway qualifies for the oly's next year then it might be used as an excuse again, but hopefully sweden will grab that spot!  ;D
Stensland choosed Göteborg since she was afraid to fly  :D so who knows what their excuses might be. Maybe they like it at home too. LFC are in the position of being able to buy pretty much any player they want, so I don't think it's for financial reasons.

From what has been said on a fansite of MFF, Rachel was permitted to sign for MFF, only because Powell wanted to have her close. Maybe it is the greatest there can be, to be in the nat.team, but will it help Rachel's development to play in a league with only one good team?
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 22, 2007, 05:21:21 PM
Stensland choosed Göteborg since she was afraid to fly  :D so who knows what their excuses might be. Maybe they like it at home too.

I think there was more to it than a flying phobia. It is right for players and indeed anybody else with an employment situation to consider the whole environment. There would be little point in her going to UIK to be unsettled which could have consequences for her form.

From what has been said on a fansite of MFF, Rachel was permitted to sign for MFF, only because Powell wanted to have her close.

I wouldn't take too much notice of some of the "rubbish" written on message boards.  :D I think at the end of the day with this only Rachel herself will know the full reasons for her not going, and we will just have to respect her decision.

but will it help Rachel's development to play in a league with only one good team?

LOL Westy! You certainly know the art of flattery.  ;)

I think it is unfair to suggest that she cannot develop in the U.K. I do agree that it is not healthy for a number of reasons to have one side that is significantly stronger than the others. But it is difficult to stop this from happening and indeed many leagues "tail off" with regards to quality at some point. Maybe some of the other teams are good, but Arsenal are exceptional.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 24, 2007, 10:16:59 AM
I think that since Rachel has had some injury problems she is not sure if she will get to play in the nat.team. So not to make Hope upset and disturb her plans, she didn't have the guts to sign for Malmö.
The swedish season starts in april and runs to october, with a summer break in july. Players like Marta have an "artist" contract, they are signed for a limited time, so they won't have to pay that much tax and stuff. My guess is that it would have been the same for Rachel, unless MFF wanted her for the whole season.


This is a bit old hat now.  At the time Malmo were being considered (Dec 05) she was injury free.  A message from her that was posted up on the Unitt.net site (which I can't find so I can't quote it).  It said basically that she went to Malmo to talk things over with them but decided not to go as she didn't want to burn herself out.  She also mentioned that she had a bad reaction to playing in the US and didn't feel very well took a while to get back to her best and didn't want a similar situation to develope before the WC Qualifiers.  This site is the first mention anywhere that Hope Powell had any imput into and I'm not sure that she did.  Ironically Rachel has just come back from injury picked up in the final World Cup qualifier which is now refered to as the 'France foot'.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 24, 2007, 11:48:29 AM
Thanks for posting that Toad. Not everyone drops by the Unitt.net site so that provides some clarification.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on February 27, 2007, 05:55:55 PM
Just to well and truly finish the MFF move discussion off. There was a link on the Damallsvenksan Newsblog to Unitt.net where Rachel (as mentioned by Toad) informed her fans:

"Anyway, have not been up to much apart from training... great life… Went over to Sweden to look at Malmo. It was nice out there, girls were cool, coach and manager were cool too, it would have been nice to have gone as it's the best league in the world, playing against some ace players.

I was worried about burning myself out more than anything though, as last year I played 50 games, only had a week off between July 2004 and August 2005, I felt so crappy and it killed me mentally, took me a good 3 months to feel fit and healthy again!
So if I was to have gone out to Sweden, I'd of played around 18 games for them and in total it would be around 65-70 for the year, so decided to stay at home... As well as that we have a very busy schedule internationally...
I think eventually I'll go and have a year or 2 out there!!! "

Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on April 26, 2007, 12:42:13 PM
SKIPPER Curtis Davies took time out from his injury rehab to throw his weight behind a Baggies-backed community football programme.

Davies, sidelined for the rest of the season with a broken metatarsal, was joined at Ryders Green Primary School, Greets Green, by FA Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking, FA Racial Equality Project Manager and ex-Albion full-back Brendon Batson, and England Women's star Rachel Unitt.

The FA Hat-Trick regeneration programme is a three-year scheme that has seen the appointment of 19 community football workers around the country thanks to £4.5million worth of funding from UEFA and the Government.

Their role is to provide football opportunities for seven-to-16-year-olds in communities that suffer from multiple deprivation.

The project is delivered in Greets Green thanks to a partnership between the FA, Albion's Community Programme and the Greets Green Partnership.

Led by Albion's Football Development Officer, Russel Smith, the Greets Green Hat-Trick project has been a huge success over the past 18 months, with over 1,500 youngsters taking part in football.

Also, in the last year, around 300 teenagers have attended Albion matches for the first time while pupils have enjoyed regular visits from Baggies players like Davies and top scorer Diomansy Kamara.

Smith said: "Hat-trick's success has been achieved by the project working closely with the area and its partners."

Davies is delighted so many West Bromwich youngsters are being given the chance to play the game.

And he is keeping his fingers crossed some of them follow in his footsteps by signing pro contracts at The Hawthorns.

"If you get footballers at a young age who can make a mark for themselves, they will be spotted and their talent can develop," said the England Under-21 international.

"Hopefully, these kids could be bright stars of the future.

"Perhaps we ought to get their names now because we might be asking for their autographs in years to come!"

Abdur Obeed is a local teenager who got involved in the Greets Green project.

He said: "I was working at a local community centre and always thought coaching would be boring.

"But when I attended my first session, I saw the enjoyment the young kids got from having someone showing interest in them - and I was hooked!

"We're giving young children locally something we never had ourselves.

"As well as keeping them fit, we're giving them opportunities to make new friends and meet new people from other schools."

Brooking claims it is imperative youngsters are given opportunities to play football.

"Sometimes, everyone focuses on the professional game, the success of the Premier League or the national team, and that grabs the headlines," he said.

"But anyone who is lucky enough to have worked their way up to that level understands the starting point and the key years are between five and 11.

"The whole football system is a pyramid. To improve it, we feel we have to strengthen the base of the pyramid so that more youngsters come into the sport at a young age."

Batson also believes it's important youngsters from all backgrounds are encouraged to get involved in football.

"Football is open for all," he said.

"I started in the mid-60s when there were hardly any black players around. We came through in big numbers and now it's no big thing.

"But there is still an issue with the Asian players. There has to be a meeting of minds from both sides but I don't think there are any barriers that cannot be overcome."

For more information about the Hat-Trick project, contact Russel Smith on 08700 662 840.

http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/communityfansdetail/0,,10366~1013956,00.html
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on June 04, 2007, 01:16:09 PM
Unitt inspires young girls

England and Everton's Rachel Unitt dropped in to a two day girls festival in Derbyshire last week, encouraging young girls to get involved in the game.

The event at Aldercar Community Language College in Langley Mill was organised by the College’s Assistant Principal and School Sport Co-ordinator Kathy Hardy, in partnership with Derbyshire County FA.

Over thirty girls participated in the event that involved football coaching delivered by FA qualified coaches from Derby County FC Football in the Community Scheme and Lane 1 Coaching, with girls being signposted to local FA Charter Standard girls team, GFC Codnor.

Participants also took part in various discussion workshops and looked at the importance of healthy eating, diet, nutrition and hydration when playing football and also personal safety.

The second day saw Rachel make a special visit and she spent the afternoon answering a wide range of questions, while the girls listened intently to the advice that Rachel offered to them.

Rachel then got writers cramp signing posters, cards, shirts before posing for photos and presenting them with certificates and giveaways at the end of the event.

Keely Brown, Girls and Women’s Football Development Officer for Derbyshire County FA told TheFA.com: “This event was another great example of successful partnership working in Derbyshire and the attendance of Rachel was the perfect way to end the course.

"The girls were delighted to meet a Women’s International player. I would like to thank Kathy at the College for her hard work in ensuring the event was so successful and Rachel for again taking the time to support girls’ football in Derbyshire”.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/GettingInvolved/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/06/Unitt_inspires_youth.htm
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on June 28, 2007, 10:15:17 AM
First Kelly Smith's website seems to bite the dust and now Rachel's too ! Not sure how long it's been down....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 28, 2007, 02:58:30 PM
First Kelly Smith's website seems to bite the dust and now Rachel's too ! Not sure how long it's been down....

It was redesigned a few months ago and left in a state of semi-completion.  It also hadn't been updated since April so it doesn't make that much difference if it's gone altogether.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on June 28, 2007, 03:19:55 PM
She's still advertising it on her Myspace so maybe it's just a temporary glitch....I would have thought she would remove it if it was down for a while for some reason...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on June 28, 2007, 03:34:09 PM
Well we'll see. It takes Unitt ages to do anything so it could be down for a while before she removes the link.  But maybe they are working on it and it will come back soon with new features, certainly needs them...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on August 15, 2007, 08:22:57 PM
The Unitt official website appears to be back in yet another new guise.....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 02, 2007, 10:23:01 AM
Hooray that Rach scored on Sunday.  Hopefully she'll put behind her the disappointment of not playing in the World Cup behind her and has a good season. 

It was quite bizarre that she didn't get on.  In Fg it was suggested that she had a loss in confidence but it did seem strange that Unitt should be picked for the squad if she has confidence issues. Having seen her play in the UEFA Cup less than a month before the World Cup was due to be played I saw no evidence of this.

Rachel played well in all the games scoring in the first match against Gintras setting up goals in the other games and coming really close to adding to her own tally. She even won player of the match in Zulwich game. This is someone with confidence issues I think not. Indeed I wonder how Hope Powell arrived at this assessment.

I hope she does well in the up coming UEFA games and makes Hope Powell's decision look silly....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: redrobin on October 02, 2007, 10:41:03 AM
Can't understand why Hope couldn't at least have brought her on with Sanderson in the U.S.A. quarter final
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 02, 2007, 03:22:09 PM
Can't understand why Hope couldn't at least have brought her on with Sanderson in the U.S.A. quarter final

Maybe thought if she brought Rach on in the US game and she set up a goal or even scored one, people would be asking why wasn't she on from the start, probably wanted to avoid that....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 06, 2007, 10:45:31 PM
Rach has one of her World Cup shirts for sale on Ebay if you're interested -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130160994426&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 07, 2007, 10:55:42 AM
60 pounds already for a shirt never used ! I bet it will go ober 100 pounds
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 07, 2007, 06:15:04 PM
Rach has one of her World Cup shirts for sale on Ebay if you're interested -

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130160994426&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003

Ha that's brilliant.  The perfect responce to being left out of the World Cup.  Wonder if Hope Powell was expecting her to do a 'Hope Solo' so she can have an excuse to drop her altogther?  Well no luck luvvy....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 07, 2007, 07:24:53 PM
Now over ninety quid for the Unitt World Cup shirt
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on October 07, 2007, 08:28:30 PM
Wish i had that kind of money to bid  :o
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 08, 2007, 11:55:08 AM
I put a couple of bids in just for a laugh, it's over a 100 smackers now and could go really high...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on October 08, 2007, 05:00:14 PM
Will Rach be cashing in on this? I hope thats not her name as the ebay seller!!!
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on October 08, 2007, 05:06:27 PM
Will Rach be cashing in on this? I hope thats not her name as the ebay seller!!!

I believe she will be putting the money back into the game at grassroots level.  :) Personally I wouldn't give five bob for it.  :D Although I'm not a collector of such things.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on October 08, 2007, 05:11:58 PM
If i had the money id bid.I think its great that shes putting the money back into the game.Good on you Rach!
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on October 08, 2007, 05:16:11 PM
If i had the money id bid.I think its great that shes putting the money back into the game.Good on you Rach!

That was me acting daft by the way.  ::) It would be a nice gesture if she was to do that though.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on October 08, 2007, 05:23:43 PM
Now i feel daft!  :-[
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on October 08, 2007, 05:31:03 PM
It doesn't matter. It was a bit funny though. I don't know what the background to the sale is.

If I had my own shirt from the World Cup, I'd very much doubt that I'd want to pass it on so soon. She and England might not go again and a few hundred quid is not that much money really.

Although I suppose if you have a wardrobe full of them...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 08, 2007, 05:49:02 PM
It doesn't matter. It was a bit funny though. I don't know what the background to the sale is.

If I had my own shirt from the World Cup, I'd very much doubt that I'd want to pass it on so soon. She and England might not go again and a few hundred quid is not that much money really.

Although I suppose if you have a wardrobe full of them...

Players are always given two shirts per game, she can sell one. I would have like some other player to sell one as well : Telford Jill Scott for example
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 08, 2007, 07:19:40 PM
It doesn't matter. It was a bit funny though. I don't know what the background to the sale is.

If I had my own shirt from the World Cup, I'd very much doubt that I'd want to pass it on so soon. She and England might not go again and a few hundred quid is not that much money really.

Although I suppose if you have a wardrobe full of them...

Players are always given two shirts per game, she can sell one. I would have like some other player to sell one as well : Telford Jill Scott for example

I think I've got a little bidding war going, ha it's now 155 squid.  Rachel's been selling a few things on e-bay over the past while and I think the money is going towards her soccer academy...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 08, 2007, 07:24:46 PM
Has it now become a private auction where you can't see who's bidding ? I can only see Bidder 13 etc ?
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 08, 2007, 07:31:04 PM
Has it now become a private auction where you can't see who's bidding ? I can only see Bidder 13 etc ?

You would have to register with them so that you could see the bidding history..
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 08, 2007, 07:37:45 PM
It's because it's gone over a certain price...They all get changed then apparently
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 15, 2007, 08:17:33 PM
A day to go on the Unitt shirt if anyone is interested.....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 15, 2007, 09:36:36 PM
225 quids is really a lot of money  :o
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 16, 2007, 11:06:22 AM
225 quids is really a lot of money  :o

I'm surprised it's stuck at that, I was expecting a last minute bidding war.  I put in a couple of bids just to boost the price a bit but I got worried when the bids stopped, luckly they started up again....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 16, 2007, 11:08:58 AM
I would not pay that kind of money for a player's shirt.
Even for my favourite France or Arsenal players I would never pay more than 55£
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 16, 2007, 11:18:41 AM
It's nice to see the player get some money though, I think it's going to a good cause..
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 16, 2007, 12:01:09 PM
Considering they are not professional, I would not mind her or any other player selling her shirt keeping the money.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 16, 2007, 08:54:02 PM
One hour to go on the shirt
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 16, 2007, 10:07:28 PM
Just ended at £274.33
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: xena on October 17, 2007, 11:06:50 AM
Well good luck to Rachy, they shouldn't have to see the shirts off there backs!!  Get them England players pro I reckon.


Julie xx
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Oldship30 on October 17, 2007, 04:34:31 PM
Well good luck to Rachy, they shouldn't have to see the shirts off there backs!!  Get them England players pro I reckon.


Julie xx


Well said Julie, and pay for their family/loved ones to travel as well, it cost them alot of money to go to China to support their girls.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: helly on October 25, 2007, 05:56:32 PM
Lions ready for action
By Stuart Mawhinney. Thursday, 25 October 2007.

Rachel Unitt says that after returning from the World Cup in China, it's crucial that England get back on track as quick as possible with Belarus the first opposition on home soil.

It will be the Three Lions' second Euro 2009 qualifier, after they defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 in May, but their first encounter since losing a World Cup quarter-final to America in Tianjin just a month ago, and Unitt says the importance of the game cannot be underestimated.

"This game is going to be vitally important," Unitt told TheFA.com. "It's the first after the World Cup, and we need a great performance and we need goals.

"Everyone is ready now, we are back on it now and back in training ready for Belarus.

Unitt believes that it is important for England supporters who followed the team's progress in China to have the opportunity to watch the players live, and Walsall provides the perfect chance for fans to come out and watch the team with a sellout anticipated.

"A lot of people will have watched us in the World Cup on BBC, and the game at Walsall is pretty much a sellout," Unitt explained.

"I think it's fantastic that so many fans are going to be coming out to support us, and it would be nice for us to put on a good display for the fans and get some goals - that's what the fans want to see."

Another positive factor for Unitt will be the close proximity of Walsall's ground to her home, as the Everton defender grew up just two minutes away from Bescot Crescent.

Unitt said: "I'm really excited obviously, I only live two minutes away from here. To play in my hometown, and I'll have a lot of family and friends coming down to watch, will be very special.

"We played here two years ago and I got 90 minutes and was lucky enough to score two goals. So hopefully I'll get some playing time this time and try and get on the scoresheet again.

"That has to be one of my most memorable games for my country, I remember the atmosphere that day being special. There was only seven or eight thousand there that day, so it looks like we'll have a few more this time so it should be even better."

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandSenior/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/10/EngBelarus_RachelUnitt.htm
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 25, 2007, 06:26:16 PM
Just hope she gets a game....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: justme! on October 25, 2007, 06:28:14 PM
Is she still suffering from the France game?  :-\
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on October 25, 2007, 06:41:33 PM
I guess she will get something like 5 minutes if England are 4-0 up and have not made all their 3 subs.
It's a competitive game and there is no time for sentiment there, otherwise she would have got a game against the USA in the last 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on October 26, 2007, 10:24:07 AM
I want my money back if she's not playing, ha....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on October 30, 2007, 05:37:51 PM
Rachel has another World Cup shirt on Ebay -

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-5232-2978-1/1?AID=9479574&PID=2664337&mpre=http%3A//cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rachel-Unitt-WorldCup-China07-SquadSigned-England-Shirt_W0QQitemZ130166827896QQihZ003QQcategoryZ112982QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

This new one is a red shirt signed by the England squad and also includes a signed postcard and sticker - it is the shirt from the England Japan game 11 September 2007
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: twmcat on November 17, 2007, 05:06:28 AM
I must thank Rachel for being so kind as to allow my mate to take a pic of me with her on Sunday.

I sent it to her big fan in Barcelona - not sure he wanted me on it though  ;)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 17, 2007, 11:35:45 AM
I must thank Rachel for being so kind as to allow my mate to take a pic of me with her on Sunday.

I sent it to her big fan in Barcelona - not sure he wanted me on it though  ;)

Oh well he can always do some creative editing...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on November 21, 2007, 09:24:58 PM
And another one for Toad to get some bids in on  :D

Rachel Unitt 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/Rachel-Unitt-Womens-World-Cup-China-2007-England-Shirt_W0QQitemZ130173562278QQihZ003QQcategoryZ112982QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Genuine signed England shirt from the Womens World Cup China 2007...worn by Everton and England Left Back Rachel Unitt.

Also includes a signed poster/postcard/sticker.

All four items will be signed and the shirt can be personalised with a message if required.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on November 21, 2007, 09:27:52 PM
Only one day to go on this one
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: BillyBoy on November 21, 2007, 09:36:38 PM
I'd find it interesting to see how much someone would get for one of these if they tried to sell it on themselves.

I do feel that people are paying over inflated prices for these, but Rachel doesn't seem to mind.  ;) I think the appropriate saying might be "money for old rope".
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on November 22, 2007, 10:51:04 AM
Maybe I think I would have liked a white shirt with just Rach's signiture on it but I suppose having the whole team on it isn't bad.  I suppose it would depend on when you were selling it.  If you waited till the Euro championships and they did really well, I suppose you might do okay.  There is a pretty good chance if you were to put it up that you might not make as much as you paid for it.  The last two shirts that Rachel as sold haven't got as much as the first one so I think returns are deminishing already...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on January 25, 2008, 07:26:03 PM
Seems Rachel's MySpace has bitten the dust.  Don't know why but it came down a couple of days ago.  Maybe she got caught out sending spam for goorin hats, ha.....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: wiganite on January 25, 2008, 08:28:16 PM
She probably sick of stalkers....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on January 26, 2008, 12:57:44 PM
She probably sick of stalkers....

Actually there are a lot of spammers and hackers on MySpace.  It seems quite easy for people to break into someones account.  I had it once and I noticed quite a few other people got it as well.  Also getting 'Hey big boy,' messages from Jessica out of Heroes wanting you to click on to her web-cam link (which were either hacking codes, or some sort of spyware) were also pretty tiresome.  I came close to deleting my own page at one point....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on February 08, 2008, 09:29:36 PM
Rach has deleted her Myspace so I have removed it from the Links directory
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on February 12, 2008, 05:19:52 PM
If Rachel has her own ebay account im surprised she didnt use it to sell the signed England shirts.she seems to be selling quite a bit of stuff,must need the money!
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 13, 2008, 09:48:19 AM
Well if she's getting a lot of freebees from Puma she may as well flog them....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on February 14, 2008, 06:55:07 PM
I agree,share and share alike is what i say!
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on February 14, 2008, 07:38:41 PM
Rach has deleted her Myspace so I have removed it from the Links directory

I clicked on the Rachel MySpace line thats still on this thread and got some Muppet called Jon, selling moble phones, ha....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: redrobin on March 13, 2008, 04:34:51 PM
'Confidence is growing'
by Stuart Mawhinney
Wednesday, 12 March 2008.

Everton v Leeds United

The FA Women's Cup Sponsored by E.ON
Semi-Final
3pm, Sunday 16 March 2008
Haig Avenue, Southport FC

Having won their first silverware in a decade as they overcame Arsenal in The FA Women's Premier League Cup Final, Everton are seeking to make it a Cup double with Leeds standing in their way of a first FA Women's Cup Final appearance in three years.

Everton and England defender Rachel Unitt says that the confidence gained from ending Arsenal's long unbeaten run can inspire them to greater glory.

"The League Cup Final was fantastic, all the girls worked so hard and we got what we deserved from the game," Unitt explained.

"We knew that Arsenal were on a long run unbeaten but we were positive going into the game, and our approach was rewarded.

"After beating Arsenal we've seen a real boost to our confidence and hopefully that can be a factor for us today. We have one trophy, and we'd really like to make it another if we can.

Having shown they can compete with the best and be successful, Unitt says the Toffees are determined to keep progressing.

"We've always wanted to challenge for trophies and now we know we're good enough to succeed, Ithink the first step is always the toughest one but we've made it and hopefully we can really build on that," Unitt revealed.

"We have a lot of young players who are getting experience all the time, but the most important thing Mo (Marley) told everyone after the win over Arsenal was we have to make sure it isn't a one-off, we've got to make it the start of something big for Everton."

With Leeds standing in their way of a place in The FA Women's Cup Final, Unitt says there are similarities between the Blues and their Semi-Final opponents.

"Leeds are strong side and they are very similar to us in a number of ways," Unitt admitted.

"They have a lot of really good young players, and you get that sense that they are building for future.

"Like us they'll be looking to challenge Arsenal in the League and also the Cup competitions.

"They have also become our bogey side in recent seasons with some of the results we've had against them, but we'll that out of our minds today and hopefully get the result and make it into the Final."

Ticket Hotline is 01704 533422

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/TheFAWomensCup/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2008/03/Unitt_FAWCPreview.htm
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on March 13, 2008, 06:24:16 PM
Aw don't tell me they are mucking about with tickets, will you be able to pay on the gate....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: lclfc_n_norway4lyf on September 23, 2008, 06:39:52 PM
Best thing to come outta our hometown of Walsall ever!!
Now to get her back into that England starting 11!!
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 23, 2008, 07:02:23 PM
Best thing to come outta our hometown of Walsall ever!!
Now to get her back into that England starting 11!!

She's the only thing to come out of Walsall ever, I mean lets face it John Stonehouse and Enoch Powell aren't much in the way of competition....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on September 23, 2008, 08:20:56 PM
She'd still be the best thing no matter what else Walsall had 2 offer! :)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dezxoxo on September 24, 2008, 12:13:14 AM
She'd still be the best thing no matter what else Walsall had 2 offer! :)

unless Dani Hill was from Walsall :P
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 24, 2008, 12:10:09 PM
She'd still be the best thing no matter what else Walsall had 2 offer! :)

unless Dani Hill was from Walsall :P

I'm not sure she is though....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: dowiefan on September 24, 2008, 12:14:05 PM
ppl ave 2 ask now if dats her now her hairs dark again
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 24, 2008, 12:40:39 PM
ppl ave 2 ask now if dats her now her hairs dark again

Well there's a mission for you...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dezxoxo on September 25, 2008, 08:00:51 AM
ppl ave 2 ask now if dats her now her hairs dark again

Well there's a mission for you...

do you reckon it suits her?
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on September 25, 2008, 07:27:41 PM
I do,but i prefer the blonde.Still looks great tho  :P
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: hatrick66 on September 30, 2008, 12:59:30 PM
Have to say i prefer the blonde look too!! At least she hasn't shaved it all off yet...lol..
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dezxoxo on September 30, 2008, 06:00:47 PM
Have to say i prefer the blonde look too!! At least she hasn't shaved it all off yet...lol..
:o imagine that :-\..infact i dont want too
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dezxoxo on September 30, 2008, 06:01:56 PM
she must stand out with her new hair cut because FINALLY Hope played her....sub but its still a step in the right direction! :)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 30, 2008, 07:17:21 PM
Have to say i prefer the blonde look too!! At least she hasn't shaved it all off yet...lol..
:o imagine that :-\..infact i dont want too

A bald Rachel Unitt, gee that would be really funny....But I think she might be back into the international squad.  She was ignored the season she played her best football now her form has tailed off a bit and she's being played again, you can see it makes sense...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: footiechick on September 30, 2008, 07:23:39 PM
Im glad she's finally won another England cap even if it was only towards the end of the match.Its a shame Hope couldnt give her that at the world cup!  >:(
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: OOH Fayefan on September 30, 2008, 09:14:09 PM
she did well when she came on, but maybe Powell is going for youth ahead of experience...... ;)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: twmcat on October 01, 2008, 11:00:01 PM
Well the hair colour change has seemingly got her noticed - and maybe Rachel (or any other player who gets overlooked) might like to look at a certain player in the North Wales league for ideas in future  ;)

(See photos by Ron)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 05, 2008, 12:25:22 PM
Best thing to come outta our hometown of Walsall ever!!
Now to get her back into that England starting 11!!

Apparently Reg Varney who died recently and was famous for 'On the Busses' came from Walsall....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on December 05, 2008, 12:30:26 PM
Well the hair colour change has seemingly got her noticed - and maybe Rachel (or any other player who gets overlooked) might like to look at a certain player in the North Wales league for ideas in future  ;)

(See photos by Ron)

Apparently rock star frank Zappa's daughter is called Moon Unit Zappa....If Rachel changed her name to Rachel Unitt Zappa I'd bet someone would notice that one....
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: xena on February 14, 2009, 10:41:05 PM
Rachy still has a lot of good football to offer England, good to see her get valuable game time and another cap for her vast collection.

J xx
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on February 14, 2009, 10:47:15 PM
I still don't understand why Stoney get in front of her , I guess she is better defensively than Rachel.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: twmcat on February 14, 2009, 11:26:55 PM
I've seen Everton a few times this season (more than I've seen Arsenal, I'm afraid  :'() and she has played excellent football, both defensive, and when opportunities arise, in attack.

Harder to spot with the recent hair colour though  ???
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: sooty1973 on February 20, 2009, 10:45:32 PM
I agree with you twcat!

Rachel one of the best left backs in the womens game today, and is always a great crosser of the ball, can get forward when the chance arises, has an excellent left foot and is lovely girl too!!

she is still only a young player really, and i think Powell has her favourites, like all the managers though  ::)

But surely Rachel HAS to feature at the Euros????  She is such a great player in all aspects of the game, has excellent understanding with Johno at Everton and i have seen this transfare into the international games too

So come on Hope- Rachel is a better player than Stoney!  ;D
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on February 20, 2009, 11:21:18 PM
I agree I saw Hope yesterday actually and even spoke to her quickly but couldn't really have a word as I was a guest of the French FA and trying to argue some players case there and then would have been a bit rude  >:(
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: twmcat on February 20, 2009, 11:28:18 PM
I agree I saw Hope yesterday actually and even spoke to her quickly but couldn't really have a word as I was a guest of the French FA and trying to argue some players case there and then would have been a bit rude  >:(
If you were guest of the French, then you couldn't really tell Hope what to do ;)

I agree with you twcat!

Rachel one of the best left backs in the womens game today, and is always a great crosser of the ball, can get forward when the chance arises, has an excellent left foot and is lovely girl too!!

she is still only a young player really, and i think Powell has her favourites, like all the managers though  ::)

But surely Rachel HAS to feature at the Euros????  She is such a great player in all aspects of the game, has excellent understanding with Johno at Everton and i have seen this transfare into the international games too

So come on Hope- Rachel is a better player than Stoney!  ;D
This is Rachel Unitt - not Brown  ;D
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: shlj on February 21, 2009, 10:01:34 AM
But surely Rachel HAS to feature at the Euros????  She is such a great player in all aspects of the game, has excellent understanding with Johno at Everton and i have seen this transfare into the international games too

So come on Hope- Rachel is a better player than Stoney!  ;D
I think her place in the squad in really in balance with Yorston because the other left backs are not there, so it"s really 3 girls for 2 places.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: David on July 25, 2010, 12:49:15 AM
Rachel's hoping that home-town support will make difference

WALSALL'S Rachel Unitt returns to her hometown next week hoping to keep her scoring streak going – and help England Women take a giant stride towards the 2011 World Cup.

Left-back Unitt – who grew up in Bentley – has regained her place in coach Hope Powell's starting XI over the past few months after an ankle injury cost the 28-year-old her spot for a while.

The 28-year-old Everton Ladies star has been a regular in the World Cup qualifying side, taking her cap tally to 77 and her goal tally to six with strikes against Malta, Spain and Turkey.

And having scored twice the last time she graced the Banks's Stadium turf – against the Czech Republic in 2005 – the set-piece specialist hopes to strike again on Thursday when England host Turkey at the home of the Saddlers.

Former Willenhall Comprehensive pupil Unitt said: "I'm really excited to be playing in Walsall again because it's the town I grew up in.

"I've been fortunate enough to play there twice before and the game five years ago against the Czechs was great because of the goals I got.

"Since then I've been back in 2007 but I'd only recently got back in the squad and I didn't get to play.

"And – if I'm playing of course – it would be nice to score again, I scored in Turkey in the away leg too."

Unitt's goal against Spain in June was crucial as it helped England fight back from 2-0 down to earn a draw and leaves them needing just a win over Turkey to clinch top spot in Group Five.

Even that does not guarantee them a spot in Germany next year – the eight group winners play off for the four European qualifying spots available.

Unitt – whose nephew Sam will be the England mascot at the Banks's – added: "If we had lost that game, we wouldn't have been able to get through.

"We scored three late goals in the first game against Turkey too – I'd say we probably haven't really performed since the home game against Spain (England won 1-0 at the New Den).

"So I think we are due a good performance and hopefully that will come next Thursday – it's the summer holidays too so a lot of kids and families can come down, it would be nice to get 7,000 or 8,000."

http://www.thisiswalsallonline.co.uk/sport/Rachel-s-hoping-home-town-support-make-difference/article-2441505-detail/article.html
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: a-rod on February 06, 2011, 05:08:09 PM
(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.evertonfc.com%2Fassets%2F_files%2Fcached%2Fimg%2F494x270%2Ffeb_10%2Fefc__1266317393_unitt.jpg&hash=a9b6162758378864ddbb0a5171950c39)
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Sylvain on May 22, 2013, 09:31:55 AM
BBC tweet :

England and Birmingham City defender Rachel Unitt will miss the rest of the season and the women's Euro 2013 due to a serious knee injury.
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 22, 2013, 09:42:41 AM
Bit of a blow for the left back area for England as Raff is out as well...
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on May 22, 2013, 10:11:42 AM
BBC tweet :

England and Birmingham City defender Rachel Unitt will miss the rest of the season and the women's Euro 2013 due to a serious knee injury.

She's had a lot of luck with injuries in the past this is only her second major one...a miss for Birmingham but I wouldn't have thought she would have featured in the Euros much..
Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: sbahnhof on July 03, 2017, 10:20:01 AM

Now playing for Solihull (http://www.solihullmoorsfc.co.uk/m/newsdetails.php?news_id=12452) in the WPL.

She was recently involved in this world record:

- http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8340.msg84521.html#msg84521

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPQ5lKlEkk
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Title: Re: Rachel Unitt
Post by: Dr Gonzo on August 08, 2017, 06:08:18 PM
Isn't she in the hall of fame now, yet she's back playing?  I thought you had to be retired before you went into the Hall...