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Title: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on August 24, 2012, 08:43:13 PM
 FA WOMEN'S CUP 1ST ROUND QUALIFYING DRAW:
(ties to be played on Sunday September 30th 2012)

Chester-Le-Street Town v York City
Crown Newlaithes v Jarrow
Consett v Peterlee St Francis
Forest Hall v Durham Wildcats
Redcar Athletic v Kendal Town
Workington Reds v Whitley Bay
Lowick United v Norton & Stockton Ancients
North Shields v Birtley Town
Whickham Fellside v California
Keighley Oaks v Steel City Wanderers
Appleby Frodingham v Rothwell LFC
Barnsley v Kirklees
Bradford Park Avenue v Brighouse
Handsworth v Guiseley AFC
Wetherby Athletic v Ossett Albion
Accrington v Tranmere Rovers
Crewe Alexandra v Irlam
Warrington Town v Blackpool
Padiham v Preston North End
Middleton Athletic v City of Manchester
Morecambe v Blackpool Wren Rovers
Long Eaton United v Nettleham
Sandiacre Town v Retford United
Oadby & Wigston Dynamo v Dronfield Town
West Bridgford v Mansfield Town
Ruddington Village v Rise Park
Arnold Town v Lutterworth Athletic
Birmingham & West Midlands Police v AFC Telford United
Cottage Farm Rangers v Coventry Sphinx
Coventry Development v Walsall
Pegasus Juniors v Malvern Town
Bradwell Belles v FC Reedswood
Allscott v Lightwood
TNS v Bilbrook
Lichfield Diamonds v Crusaders
Lye Town v Kenilworth Town
Shenstone v Ellistown
Peterborough Sports Parkway v Raunds Town
AFC Trinity v Great Shelford
Roade v Outwell Swifts
Netherton v Stewarts & Lloyds Corby
Huntingdon Town v Brackley Sports
AFC Sudbury v Colchester Town
Chelmsford City v Fakenham Town
Hutton v Haverhill Rovers
Hockering v Wymondham Town
West Billericay v Assandun Vikings
Hethersett Athletic v Lowestoft Town
Leighton United Vixens v Leverstock Green
Barking v Stevenage Borough
Standon & Puckeridge v Sandy
MSA v Sawbridgeworth Town
Kikk United v Haringey Borough
Royston Town v St.Albans City
Old Actonians v Launton
Maidenhead United v Banbury United
Tring Athletic v City Belles
Headington v Denham United
Oxford City v Ascot United
Reading LFC v Colne Valley
Marlow v Bracknell Town
Hemel Hempstead Town v Newbury
Abbey Rangers v Meridian
Rusthall v Maidstone United Rascals
Ashford v South Park
AFC Wimbledon v East Preston
Ramsgate v Crawley Wasps
Milford & Witley v Eastbourne
Eastbourne Town v Claygate Royals
Parkwood Rangers v Anchorians
Haywards Heath Town v London Corinthians
Long Lane v Bexhill United
Prince of Wales v Knaphill
Regents Park Rangers v Battersea Ironsides
Victoire v Maidstone Town
Dartford YMCA v Westfield
Rottingdean Village v New Forest
Weymouth v Aldershot Town
Parley v Shanklin
Fleet Town v Poole Town
Swindon Spitfires v Gosport Borough
Wootton Bassett Town v Southampton WFC
Andover New Street v Christchurch
Cheltenham Civil Service v Brislington
Quedgeley Wanderers v Bristol Union
St.Nicholas v Launceston
Forest of Dean v Heavitree Social
Larkhall Athletic v Bude Town
Ilminster Town v Street
Pen Mill v Bitton
Falmouth Town v Cheltenham Town
Downend Flyers v AEK Boco
Bridgwater Town v Stoke Lane

DATES OF ROUNDS
Third Round Qualifying Sunday 11 November 2012
First Round Proper Sunday 9 December 2012
Second Round Proper Sunday 6 January 2013
Third Round Proper Sunday 3 February 2013
Fourth Round Proper Sunday 24 February 2013
Fifth Round Proper Sunday 17 March 2013
Sixth Round Proper Sunday 31 March 2013
Semi Final Sunday 28 April 2013
Final Saturday 26 May 2013

PRIZE FUND PAYMENTS
First Round Qualifying winners (92) £125
Second Round Qualifying winners (53) £175
Third Round Qualifying winners (50) £225
First Round Proper winners (25) £250
Second Round Proper winners (22) £300
Third Round Proper winners (16) £400
Fourth Round Proper winners (8) £500
Fifth Round Proper winners (8) £600
Sixth Round Proper winners (4) £1,000
Semi Final winners (2) £2,000
Final runners-up (1) £2,000
Final winners (1) £5,000

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6120

The prize fund payments are still a joke £5 000 for the winners.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on August 25, 2012, 01:36:37 PM
i agree,it costs more to win it than the prize money, the winnings should be more like 75.000 to make it viable.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on October 14, 2012, 09:25:19 AM
 Sunday October 14th (2pm)
FA WOMEN'S CUP 2ND ROUND QUALIFYING

Jarrow v Whitley Bay (Perth Green Community Association)
Peterlee St.Francis v Whickham Fellside (Eden Lane Playing Fields)
Kendal Town v Chester-Le-Street Town (Kendal Town FC)
Abbeytown v North Shields (Barton Laws, West Street, Wigton)
Prudhoe Town v Penrith (Prudhoe Town FC)
Norton & Stockton Ancients v Durham Wildcats (Norton & Stockton Ancients FC)
Guiseley v Barnsley (Guiseley AFC)
Ossett Albion v Hull City (Ossett Albion FC)
Steel City Wanderers v Bradford Park Avenue (Hillsborough Arena)
Rothwell LFC v Westella & Willerby (Rothwell JFC)
City of Manchester P-P Blackpool FC Ladies
Morecambe v Birkenhead (Lancaster & Morecambe College)
Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End LFC (Ashville FC)
Crewe Alexandra v Chester City (Cumberland Arena)
Rise Park v Nettleham (Arnold Town FC)
Mansfield Town v Oadby & Wigston Dynamo (Blackwell MWFC)
Sandiacre Town v Lutterworth Athletic (Sandiacre Town FC)
Pegasus Juniors v Ellistown (Pegasus Juniors FC)
Kenilworth Town v TNS (Gypsy Lane)
FC Reedswood v Crusaders (Long Lane Park)
Walsall v Coventry Sphinx (Great Wyrley FC)
Birmingham & West Midlands Police v Allscott (Tally Ho, Pershore Road)
Huntingdon Town v Roade (Huntingdon Town FC)
Peterborough Northern Star v Hampton (Peterborough Northern Star FC)
Peterborough Sports Parkway v Netherton (Peterborough Sports & Leisure Club)
AFC Trinity v Moulton (Nether Heyford Playing Field)
West Billericay v Haverhill Rovers (Hannakins Farm Community Centre)
Hethersett Athletic v Billericay Town (Eaton College, Norwich)
AFC Sudbury v Wymondham Town (AFC Sudbury)
Chelmsford City v C&K Basildon (Barnston AFC)
Kikk United v Leighton United Vixens (Mile End Stadium)
MSA v Standon & Puckeridge (Douglas Eyre Sports Ground, Walthamstow)
Barking v St.Albans City (Barking FC)
Oxford City v City Belles (Court Place Farm Stadium)
Colne Valley v Bracknell Town (The Broadway, Laleham, Staines)
Launton v Denham United (Launton Playing Fields)
Maidenhead United v Hemel Hempstead Town (Taplow United FC)
Panthers v Long Lane (Colliers Wood Utd FC)
Ashford Girls v Battersea Ironsides (Sandyacre Sports & Social Club)
London Corinthians v Maidstone United Rascals (London Girls FC)
Maidstone Town v Rottingdean Village (Kent Police HQ)
Knaphill v Eastbourne Town (Knaphill FC)
Eastbourne LFC v Westfield (Eastbourne Sports Park)
AFC Wimbledon v Abbey Rangers (AFC Wimbledon)
Parkwood Rangers v Crawley Wasps (Bexley Park Sport & Social Club)
Southampton Women v Weymouth (Romsey Town FC)
Swindon Spitfires v Poole Town (Supermarine Sports & Social Club)
Shanklin v Andover New Street (The County Ground)
Forest Of Dean v Stoke Lane Athletic (Ellwood FC)
Downend Flyers v Bitton (DRG Stapleton, Bristol)
Larkhall Athletic v Falmouth Town (Larkhall Athletic FC)
St.Nicholas v Bristol Ladies Union (Yate Town FC)
Brislington v Ilminster Town (Brislington FC)

Any postponed games will be played next Sunday.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6416
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on October 15, 2012, 02:49:45 PM
 FA WOMEN'S CUP 3RD QUALIFYING ROUND DRAW:

Steel City Wanderers v City of Manchester or Blackpool
Abbeytown v Leeds City Vixens
Sheffield United Community v Jarrow
Chorley v Rotherham United
Middlesbrough v Curzon Ashton
Cheadle Heath Nomads v Huddersfield Town
Peterlee St Francis v Hull City
Durham Wildcats v Wakefield
Mossley Hill v South Durham & Cestria
Chester-Le-Street Town v Stockport County
Bradford City v Rothwell LFC
Crewe Alexandra v Tranmere Rovers
Penrith v Morecambe
Barnsley v Liverpool Feds
Ellistown v Stoke City
Rise Park v Coventry Sphinx
Loughborough Foxes v Daventry Town
Loughborough Students v Copsewood Coventry
Lutterworth Athletic v Mansfield Town
Leicester City LFC v FC Reedswood
Radcliffe Olympic v TNS
Leamington Lions v MK Dons
Leafield Athletic v Birmingham & West Midlands Police
MSA v AFC Trinity
Billericay Town v Brentwood Town
Arlesey Town v Peterborough Northern Star
Norwich City v Luton Town
Cambridge Women v Kikk United
Peterborough Sports Parkway v C&K Basildon
Chesham United v Roade
Barking v Enfield Town
Oxford City v Ipswich Town
AFC Sudbury v West Billericay
AFC Wimbledon v Aldershot Town
London Corinthians v Panthers
Oxford United v Battersea Ironsides
Eastbourne Town v Southampton Saints
Maidenhead United v Colne Valley
Chichester City v Denham United
Maidstone Town v University Of Portsmouth
Westfield v Ebbsfleet United
Crystal Palace v Parkwood Rangers
Shanklin v Brislington
Forest of Dean v Exeter City
Forest Green Rovers v Downend Flyers
Plymouth Argyle v Keynsham Town Development
Poole Town v Swindon Town
Larkhall Athletic v Bristol Ladies Union
Gloucester City v Keynsham Town

(Ties to be played on Sunday November 11th 2012)

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6459
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on November 12, 2012, 03:39:55 PM
The FA Women's Cup 1st Round draw was made today and includes a clash of the Midland Combination top two, Stoke City and Leafield Athletic.

 FA WOMEN'S CUP 1ST ROUND PROPER DRAW:
1 Chorley v Morecambe
2 Leeds City Vixens v Huddersfield Town
3 Bradford City v Stockport County
4 Middlesbrough v Peterlee St.Francis
5 Durham Wildcats v Blackpool
6 Sheffield United Community v Mossley Hill
7 Liverpool Feds v Crewe Alexandra
8 Loughborough Foxes v Leicester City LFC
9 Stoke City v Leafield Athletic
10 MK Dons v Luton Town
11 Rise Park v Copsewood Coventry
12 Radcliffe Olympic v Lutterworth Athletic
13 Arlesey Town v Peterborough Sports Parkway
14 AFC Sudbury Ladies v London Corinthians
15 Cambridge Women’s or Kikk United v Brentwood Town
16 Enfield Town v Chesham United
17 Parkwood Rangers v Colne Valley
18 Ipswich Town v AFC Wimbledon
19 Westfield v MSA
20 Forest Green Rovers v Plymouth Argyle
21 Southampton Saints v Larkhall Athletic
22 Keynsham Town v University of Portsmouth
23 Chichester City v Swindon Town
24 Oxford United v Newquay
25 Exeter City v Brislington

TIES TO BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2012 – 1.00
WINNERS RECEIVE £250

The Northern & Southern Division sides enter in the 2nd Round, followed by the National Division in the 3rd Round, while the WSL teams are exempt until the 5th Round.

http://shekicks.net/news/view/6642
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on December 12, 2012, 10:17:14 AM
 THE FA WOMEN’S CUP
SECOND ROUND PROPER
SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2013 – 1.00
WINNERS RECEIVE £300

Middlesbrough v Leeds City Vixens or Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v Preston North End
Newcastle United v Radcliffe Olympic
Sheffield United Community v Durham Wildcats
Nottingham Forest v Bradford City
Sheffield FC Ladies v Blackburn Rovers
Loughborough Foxes v Derby County
Morecambe v Liverpool Feds
Millwall Lionesses v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Gillingham v MK Dons
London Corinthians v West Ham United
Leafield Athletic v C&K Basildon
Ipswich Town v Cambridge Women’s
Chesham United v Queens Park Rangers
Colchester United v Sporting Club Albion
Tottenham Hotspur v Copsewood Coventry
Westfield v Brighton & Hove Albion
Oxford United v Keynsham Town
Lewes v Reading FC Women
Exeter City v Swindon Town
Colne Valley v Yeovil Town
Larkhall Athletic v Plymouth Argyle

London Corinthians and Westfield, who sit fourth and fifth respectively in the London & South East League Premier Division, attempt to span two levels of the pyramid against Southern Division opposition. Colne Valley face a stiffer challenge still, as they play four divisions beneath their visitors from Yeovil.

Northern Division leaders Sheffield FC will be at home to Blackburn Rovers, while Southern Division's top team Reading travel to Lewes.

Larkhall and Morecambe pulled off the main shocks yesterday with wins over Combination sides for the Regional League teams and they both face similar challenges in the second round; Larkhall host Plymouth, while Morecambe entertain Liverpool Feds.

There are some testing ties for other Combination League teams, as Radcliffe Olympic face a trip to Newcastle United, Bradford City go to Nottingham Forest, Copsewood head for Tottenham and MK Dons are at Gillingham, while Loughborough Foxes will enjoy home advantage over Derby County, as do Chesham United against QPR.

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6757
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: andydinger on December 13, 2012, 01:00:56 PM
£300 to the winners - is that meant to be derogatory? Barely even pays their travel expenses...
To put it in context, it is less than a third of even the earliest pre-qualifying round of the FA Cup and less than the earliest qualifying round of the FA Vase!!
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on December 13, 2012, 02:24:23 PM
I think so, should at least a minimum amount which matches the cost for an overnight stay...given it has the same sponsorship as the men's should be a little higher so cup runs benefit the smaller teams...
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on December 13, 2012, 02:30:56 PM
I think we all know the FA takes the mickey out of the FA women's cup, don't know how or who will manage to get that money increased in the future.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: #1 on December 13, 2012, 03:38:56 PM
300 paltry quid? Ladies & Gentlemen, boys & girls, we have proof positive that the FA have no serious interest in the womens game. Sexism in Football? You'd better believe it. This will not change unless those who control the beautiful game (and allow it to be infected by the cheating & bleating version of football) take serious steps to recognise that these girls/women work damned hard for their chosen sport - and reward them for it.

The problem we have in this forum is exactly that - it's a forum. So what do we want to do about this shoddy treatment by those who govern the game (very badly)?

For all you girls who want to play football and be taken seriously by the governing bodies: Sadly you may have to travel across the seas to do so. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavours.

Here endeth the lesson....
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 13, 2012, 04:10:26 PM
even the winning team get no financial gain as the final is usually played in a neutral place where everyone in the team and backroom staff need accomodation.
work it out 20 people food and transport.
and the loser really does lose. ::)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on January 04, 2013, 02:42:45 PM
The new year kicks-off with the 2nd round of the FA Women's Cup, which sees the Northern and Southern Division sides enter the competition.

 Sunday January 6th 2013 (1pm)
FA WOMEN'S CUP 2ND ROUND
Middlesbrough v Huddersfield Town (Thornaby FC)
Leicester City WFC v Preston North End (Oadby Town FC)
Newcastle United v Radcliffe Olympic (Coach Lane)
Sheffield United Community v Durham Wildcats (Retford United FC)
Nottingham Forest v Bradford City (Carlton Town FC)
Sheffield FC Ladies v Blackburn Rovers (Sheffield FC)
Loughborough Foxes v Derby County (Loughborough University)
Morecambe v Liverpool Feds (Lancaster & Morecambe College)
Millwall Lionesses v Wolverhampton Wanderers (Beckenham Town FC)
Gillingham v MK Dons (Chatham Town FC)
London Corinthians v West Ham United (Erith Town FC)
Leafield Athletic v C&K Basildon (Tally Ho Sports Centre, 2pm)
Ipswich Town v Cambridge Women’s (Ipswich Wanderers FC)
Chesham United v Queens Park Rangers (Chesham Utd FC)
Colchester United v Sporting Club Albion (Stanway Rovers FC)
Tottenham Hotspur v Copsewood Coventry (Harlow Town FC)
Westfield v Brighton & Hove Albion (Westfield FC)
Oxford United v Keynsham Town (Oxford United Training Ground)
Lewes v Reading FC Women (Lewes FC)
Exeter City v Swindon Town (Topsham Town FC)
Colne Valley v Yeovil Town (The Broadway, Laleham, Staines)
Larkhall Athletic v Plymouth Argyle (Larkhall Athletic FC, 2pm)

Amongst the attractions on offer in the second round are big matches for Regional League sides London Corinthians, Westfield and Colne Valley, who host Premier Leaguer opposition in West Ham, Brighton and Yeovil respectively.

London Corinthians and Westfield, who sit fourth and fifth respectively in the London & South East League Premier Division, attempt to span two levels of the pyramid against Southern Division opposition. Colne Valley face a stiffer challenge still, as they play four divisions beneath their visitors from Yeovil.

Northern Division leaders Sheffield FC will be at home to Blackburn Rovers, while Southern Division's top team Reading travel to Lewes. The Royals beat the Rookettes 4-0 just last month but lost away to them 3-2 early in the season.

Larkhall and Morecambe pulled off the main first round shocks with wins over Combination sides for the Regional League teams and they both face similar challenges in the second round; Larkhall host Plymouth, while Morecambe entertain Liverpool Feds.

There are some testing ties for other Combination League teams, as Radcliffe Olympic face a trip to Newcastle United (which is live on radionorthumberland.com), Bradford City go to Nottingham Forest, Copsewood head for Tottenham and MK Dons are at Gillingham, while Loughborough Foxes will enjoy home advantage over Derby County, as do Chesham United against QPR.


http://shekicks.net/news/view/6793
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: #1 on January 07, 2013, 12:51:27 PM
Women's Cup 3rd Round Draw - National Division sides enter the competition and league leaders Sunderland go to Northern Combination Middlesbrough.

FA WOMEN'S CUP 3RD ROUND DRAW:
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
Charlton Athletic v Oxford United
Newcastle United v Plymouth Argyle
Coventry City v Morecambe
Tottenham Hotspur v Cardiff City
Reading v Brighton & Hove Albion
Portsmouth v Queens Park Rangers
Ipswich Town v Aston Villa
Barnet v Yeovil Town
Leafield Athletic v Sporting Club Albion
Preston North End v Millwall Lionesses
Swindon Town v Gillingham
Leeds United v West Ham United
Manchester City v Sheffield FC
Derby County v Watford
Sheffield United Community v Nottingham Forest or Bradford City

Ties to be played on Sunday 3rd February 2013, kick-off 2pm.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 03, 2013, 07:05:07 PM


Oxford United pull off a superb 2-1 win at Charlton, while Yeovil also post a shock result, winning 3-0 at Barnet.

Sunday February 3rd
FA WOMEN'S CUP
2ND ROUND
Nottingham Forest 6-3 Bradford City
3RD ROUND
Middlesbrough 1-6 Sunderland
Charlton Athletic 1-2 Oxford United (Att: 157)
Newcastle United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle
Coventry City 2-1 Morecambe
Tottenham Hotspur 0-4 Cardiff City
Reading 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Portsmouth 5-0 Queens Park Rangers
Ipswich Town 0-2 Aston Villa
Barnet 0-3 Yeovil Town
Leafield Athletic 2-3 Sporting Club Albion 
Preston North End 3-2 Millwall Lionesses
Swindon Town 0-1(aet) Gillingham
Leeds United 3-2 West Ham United
Manchester City 3-2 Sheffield FC (Att: 116)
Derby County 0-4 Watford

Jenny Newman opened the scoring for Charlton against Oxford United 9 minutes in after a Gemma Bryan shot was parried. But the Combination debutants forced an excellent save from keeper Megen Lynch and later equalised with a header from a corner and pulled off a great cup shock with a well struck free kick from Natasha Caswell.

Stacey Pearson struck twice early on for Yeovil againstt National Division Barnet at Underhill, with a poacher's effort and then a header. A fabulous strike from Glovers' Kirsty Whitton smashed onto the bar and Pearson was on hand again to finish her hat-trick for a 3-0 result.

South West Combination side Swindon Town took Gillingham to extra-time before going out 1-0. Swindon hit the post in the first half but the only goal came with 8 minutes of the added 30 left, as Danielle Carlton scored from a corner to send the Gills into the Fourth Round for the first time ever.

Sporting Club Albion were pegged back twice by Midland Combination side Leafield Athletic, with goals by Robyn James and Amy Rippington cancelled out but James won it with her second 2 minutes from time.

Plymouth bowed out 2-1 in a brave effort on their long haul to Newcastle. The Pilgrims' Emily Mousley had a shot cleared off of the line.before Jess Havelock gave Newcastle the lead midway through the first half. Jodie Chubb was denied an immediate equaliser and Mousley had to come off with a knee injury before a 30-yard Charlotte Potts effort doubled the lead on 35 minutes. Argyle replied before the break from similar range with a Rebekah Rose strike and the same player almost levelled in the second half but her header was cleared.

Coventry City took a 2-0 lead against rank outsiders Morecambe as Natasha Lynch followed up after a free kick came back off the bar and then Helen Dermody volleyed into roof of net from 22 yards. But Megan Doherty pulled one back on 39 minutes for the North West League side as they only went out 2-1 against a team from three divisions higher.

Krystle Johnston took only 2 minutes to put Man City in front, curling home from 18 yards against Sheffield FC. A frantic start brought a second goal for City, Lindsaysavage firing into the bottom corner. Sarah Danby rounded the keeper for 3-0 but the Northern Division leaders were to hit back. A shot from Josie Michalska was tipped over the bar but Carla Ward scored from the spot after a handball and Michalska later drilled into the bottom corner to make for a tight conclusion.

Leeds built a 3-0 lead over West Ham but the visitors fought back to make a real game of it. Carey Huegett gave Leeds a 1-0 advantage in the 10th minute and a quickfire double in the 2 minutes before the interval from Danielle Sheen and Hayley Sharp put United well in command. But home keeper Jules Draycott conceded an own-goal 5 minutes into the second half and Hannah Gowland set up a tense finish with the Hammers' second 12 minutes from time.

Millwall went one down at Preston to a Melissa Ball goal and when the Lionesses were awarded a penalty, Dionne Lennon scored after the initial kick was saved. But North End regained the lead before half time from a spot-kick of their own by Jenna Carroll. Shauni Griffiths made it 2-2 only for the hosts to get their third through Ball and progess to the fourth round.

There was some swift exchanging of the lead as Reading ran out 4-2 victors against Brighton. Lily Agg headed the Seagulls in front from a Kirsty Barton corner on 23 minutes. Charlotte Chard scored from 40 yards out to level 2 minutes after the restart and seconds later Beth Lloyd put them ahead. Palmer lobbed home from distance for 3-1, Catherine O'Hagan quickly replied with a tap in at the far post.but this was quickly followed by another Palmer goal.

Sunderland's Beth Mead was first on the scoresheet in their 6-1 victory at Middlesbrough. Keira Ramshaw added a brace and Natalie Gutteridge got the fourth before Boro' claimed a consolation. Ramshaw completed her hat-trick then Becky Sailcki won and converted a penalty.

South East Combination Ipswich Town did themselves proud with their performance against Aston Villa but bowed out of the cup with a 2-0 reverse. Olivia Ferguson and Carly Davies were on target for the Villains.

Watford went through 4-0 at Derby where they led after just 4 minutes at Derby, Megan Wynne scoring at the far post. Irene Martin Garcia clipped the ball over the top for Joanne Wilson to slots past the onrushing keeper on 37 minutes. Wilson turned in a Martin Garcia's and when she won a penalty, Cally Rowell found the top corner.

Cardiff scored past Spurs from the edge of the area on 11 minutes, while the hosts had a goal ruled out around the hour mark. Sam Pittuck's header was stopped on the City line but Cardiff went onto take advantage of a tiring Tottenham with three goals in the last 19 minutes for a 4-0 winning margin.

Charley Wilson led the way with four goals as Portsmouth posted a 5-0 scoreline over QPR. Wilson knocked the first over the keeper from a Kirsty McGee lob on 8 minutes, Wilson made it 2-0 on 16 minutes after the keeper spilled the ball. On 33 minutes, a great run and pull-back by Shelly Cox saw Wilson net her third. The remaining goals came in the last 16 minutes, Wilson heading home from a Gemma Hillier cross and McGee smashing in a 25 yard free-kick.

Nottingham Forest and Bradford City finally played their second round tie at the fifth attempt, with Forest progressing 6-3 to book a trip to Sheffield United next Sunday. Reanne Thomas and Stephanie Smith scored singles for Forest, Aileen Whelan and Lauren Howard bagged a brace each.

The fourth round draw will be made by 1pm on Monday.

http://shekicks.net/news/view/6939
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13 4th round draw
Post by: Sylvain on February 04, 2013, 12:20:34 PM


Cup giant-killers Yeovil Town and Oxford United rewarded with home ties against Portsmouth and Newcastle United, respectively.

THE FA WOMEN’S CUP
FOURTH ROUND PROPER
SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2013 – 2.00
WINNERS RECEIVE £500

Yeovil Town v Portsmouth
Gillingham v Sheffield United Community or Nottingham Forest
Coventry City v Manchester City
Watford v Leeds United
Cardiff City v Reading FC Women
Oxford United v Newcastle United
Sporting Club Albion v Sunderland
Aston Villa v Preston North End

All ties must be played on Sunday 24 February 2013, kick-off 2.00 pm, unless mutually agreed otherwise. 

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6955
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 04, 2013, 12:45:29 PM
A tough draw all round, no gimmie's there as far as I can see.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: pat51 on February 04, 2013, 04:43:03 PM
An unusual feature of this F A Cup draw

Remarkably, the ties at Coventry and Aston Villa are set to be the most northerly as each of the Northern clubs have been drawn away from home.

source Womens Soccer Scene

personally I think all draws should be this way
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13 4th round draw
Post by: pat51 on February 04, 2013, 05:00:47 PM


Cup giant-killers Yeovil Town and Oxford United rewarded with home ties against Portsmouth and Newcastle United, respectively.

THE FA WOMEN’S CUP
FOURTH ROUND PROPER
SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2013 – 2.00
WINNERS RECEIVE £500

Yeovil Town v Portsmouth
Gillingham v Sheffield United Community or Nottingham Forest
Coventry City v Manchester City
Watford v Leeds United
Cardiff City v Reading FC Women
Oxford United v Newcastle United
Sporting Club Albion v Sunderland
Aston Villa v Preston North End

All ties must be played on Sunday 24 February 2013, kick-off 2.00 pm, unless mutually agreed otherwise.  

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/6955

With the exception of lucky Coventry City and unlucky Sunderland ALL the away teams played at home in the previous round
And Sunderland only went to Middlesborough anyway
How strange....
Title: Ladies to Play Newcastle at the Kassam
Post by: Sylvain on February 08, 2013, 11:17:43 AM
Ladies FA Cup 4th round tie to be at the stadium
Oxford United Ladies will play at the Kassam Stadium for the first time when they welcome Newcastle United in the 4th Round of the Ladies FA Cup.

Having caused the shock of the round by beating Charlton Athletic  in the third round United's highly successful Ladies team will take on Newcastle at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday 24th February, kick off 1pm.
Manager Richard Blackmore said:

"It's a fantastic opportunity for the girls to show what they can do and it is very exciting to be playing at the Kassam Stadium. They have had such a great season and this is another sign that we are progressing all the time."

Admission will be £5 adults and £3 for under 16s/over 65s, cash at the turnstiles.

http://www.oufc.co.uk/news/article/00070213-ladies-v-newcastle-643832.aspx
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on February 08, 2013, 02:16:40 PM
where will the final be....Hackney Marshes?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 24, 2013, 05:34:30 PM
 Latest Cup News 

 
Posted 16 minutes ago inFA Women's Cup
FA Cup 4th Round ScoresOxford United and Yeovil both pull off cup shocks again, as Newcastle and Portsmouth tumble out.

Sunday February 24th
FA WOMEN'S CUP 4TH ROUND
Yeovil Town 3-0 Portsmouth
Gillingham 2-3 Nottingham Forest
Coventry City 0-1 Manchester City
Watford 0-2 Leeds United
Cardiff City 2-1(aet) Reading
Oxford United 2-1 Newcastle United
Sporting Club Albion 1-2 Sunderland
Aston Villa 3-0 Preston North End 

Oxford United, the only non-Premier League side left, made the most of playing at the Kassam Stadium, as they led Newcastle 2-0 at the break. The visitors got one back a few minutes into the second half from a Jess Havelock free kick but Oxford went through 2-1.

Yeovil Town posted a fine 3-0 result over National Division Portsmouth, with Laura Bray opening the scoring before crossing for Stacey Pearson to fire into the bottom corner. Pompey were denied several times by the Glovers' keeper in the second half and it was 3-0 when Rosie Williams sent Jade Radburn through to drive home.

There was late drama in Cardiff where the hosts finally beat Reading at the end of the added 30 minutes. Beth Lloyd hit a City upright and Alice Palmer shot at Rhian Nokes, Kelly Issac did similarly with only Grace Moloney to beat. With 73 minutes played, Kayleigh Green whipped in a ball and Cori Williams got enough on it, while Moloney could not. But the Royals equalised on 81 minutes, Cheryl Williams low free kick finding the bottom left hand corner. Extra-time was required and penalties became imminent until Nadia Lawrence slotted home from close range in the last minute.

Beth Mead took just 3 minutes to give Sunderland the lead at Sporting Club Albion. Sophie Williams was later denied by the bar and scored direct from a 20th-minute corner to double the advantage, Albion had Alice Broadbent stretchered off late in the game and despite creating chances, it was stoppage-time before they scored their consolation goal.


Tanya Rich gave Leeds the perfect start with a 4th-minute goal at Watford. Jo Wilson found the net but the offside flag frustrated the Hornets. Leeds got their second as a long ball over the top saw Abigail.Lee beat keeper Lauren Davey to the ball with her head. With a minute left, Emma Beckett's free kick found Megan Wynne on the back post but her effort hit the visitors' bar.

It was 6 minutes from time that the only goal arrived in the battle of the Sky Blues. Coventry had gone close when a header skimmed the bar but Sarah Buffel struck from close range for Man City. Buffel almost added a second soon after but for a great save by Sue Wood.

Nottingham Forest won with the best of five goals at Gillingham but were behind to Sarah Balfour's deflected cross. Natasha Meade levelled from a ball over the top and Reanne Thomas headed home from a corner right on half time to put Forest in front. Deanna Cooper brought the Gills back on terms midway through the second half but with 12 minutes left, Katie McLaughlin made up for her own goal, by heading Forest's winner from a corner.

Aston Villa went in front after 10 minutes through Sophie Jones against Preston, Natalie Gibson headed home the Villains' second and Dani Petrovic wrapped it up with the third.

The fifth round draw, with the WSL teams now in the hat, will be made by 1pm on Monday,

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/7045
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2013, 02:18:40 PM
where will the final be....Hackney Marshes?

The FA Women’s Cup
The Final
3pm, Sunday 26 May 2013
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster Rovers FC
Live on BBC Two HD
Winning club will receive £5,000 from The FA prize fund

Ticket details below

The FA can today confirm that the 2013 FA Women’s Cup Final will be staged at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of women’s football’s most famous clubs.

This showpiece match returns to terrestrial television for the first time since 2009 as it will be broadcast live on BBC Two HD, signalling the start of an amazing summer of women’s football, building up to the BBC’s live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Finals in July.

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “We’re very pleased to renew our association with The FA Women’s Cup Final and offer live coverage of this key fixture to viewers.

“The Olympics provided a great showcase for the sport and demonstrated that there is a strong audience appetite to watch the top women’s teams in action, so we’re looking forward to bringing more women’s football to audiences on the BBC across TV, radio and online this year.”

2013 marks 20 years since The FA took over the running of the women’s game and Doncaster Rovers Belles won the first Women’s Cup under The FA’s auspices, in 1993-94.

Sue Hough, Chairman of The FA Women’s Committee said: “We are delighted that Doncaster Rovers Belles are hosting this season’s Final.

“They have such a rich history in the women’s game and it is fitting that the Cup winners of 20 years ago should stage The Final in this landmark year for The FA.

“And having the support of the BBC is terrific. They have broadcast the last three of the last four England Women’s games and we look forward to more excellent coverage of women’s football throughout 2013.”

This season’s competition is currently at the Fifth Round stage, where the eight FA WSL clubs have entered the fray, but tickets are already on sale for The Final (full details below).

Birmingham City are the current holders, winning The Cup for the first-ever time by beating Chelsea on penalties in The Final.

Ticket information

Hotline - 01302 762576

Adults - £10 (£6*)
Children - £5 (£3*)
OAPs (over 65s) - £5 (£3*)
Disabled (carer free) - £5 (£3*)
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) - £20 (£15*)

Click here for a Charter Standard booking form
Click here for a Group booking form

Group bookings (15 people or more – at least one adult per 10 children); no age restrictions; bookable in advance only; at least one adult per 10 children): £5 adults, £2.50 concessions (no early discount offer).

* Early booking discount, applicable to bookings received by 10 May

http://www.thefa.com/Competitions/FACompetitions/TheFAWomensCup/NewsandFeatures/2013/the-final-keepmoat-stadium-bbc-two-26-may.aspx
Title: 5th round draw
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2013, 02:24:49 PM
There are two all-FA WSL ties in FA Women's Cup Fifth Round draw

he FA Women’s Cup Fifth Round draw has thrown up two all-FA WSL ties as Doncaster Rovers Belles will host Bristol Academy and Chelsea will travel to Lincoln.

Holders Birmingham City go to Cardiff while Premier League Cup holders Sunderland will host Manchester City.

Nottingham Forest will entertain perennial Cup winners Arsenal and Southern Division Yeovil Town will be hoping to upset National Division Leeds United.

All eight ties will take place on Sunday 17 March.

Draw in full

Sunderland v Manchester City
Aston Villa v Liverpool
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy
Cardiff City v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Oxford United v Everton
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea
Leeds United v Yeovil Town

http://www.thefa.com/Competitions/FACompetitions/TheFAWomensCup/NewsandFeatures/2013/fifth-round-draw.aspx
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on February 25, 2013, 02:30:24 PM
Sunderland v Manchester City                             2 - 1
Aston Villa v Liverpool                                        1 - 0
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy           0 - 1
Cardiff City v Birmingham City                             1 - 3                         
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal                                0 - 4
Oxford United v Everton                                      1 - 2
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea                                      1 - 0                 
Leeds United v Yeovil Town                                  1 - 2
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2013, 03:20:28 PM
Sunderland v Manchester City
Aston Villa v Liverpool tight game difficult to call
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy
Cardiff City v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Oxford United v Everton
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea tight game difficult to call
Leeds United v Yeovil Town
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on February 25, 2013, 03:57:01 PM
hey - who helps you get those splinters out of ya bum......... ;D

you're a man who knows your ladies football, so come on and give us your predictions in full... ;)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 25, 2013, 04:50:31 PM
Sunderland v Manchester City 1-1 (et&pens)
Aston Villa v Liverpool 0-3
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy 1-3
Cardiff City v Birmingham City 0-2
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 0-5
Oxford United v Everton 1-5
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea 2-3
Leeds United v Yeovil Town 3-2
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2013, 04:55:52 PM
hey - who helps you get those splinters out of ya bum......... ;D

you're a man who knows your ladies football, so come on and give us your predictions in full... ;)

Sunderland v Manchester City 3-0
Aston Villa v Liverpool 2-1
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy 0-4
Cardiff City v Birmingham City 2-3 aet
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 0-3
Oxford United v Everton 2-1
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea 1-1 pens
Leeds United v Yeovil Town 3-0
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: pat51 on February 25, 2013, 07:49:31 PM
Sunderland v Manchester City 3-1
Aston Villa v Liverpool 1-4
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy 1-1 Academy on pens
Cardiff City v Birmingham City 1-2
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 0-4
Oxford United v Everton 0-4
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea 2-1
Leeds United v Yeovil Town 2-1
Title: Home tie against Super League side is the Ladies' reward
Post by: Sylvain on February 26, 2013, 10:31:57 AM
Oxford United Ladies' reward for their superb FA Cup win over Newcastle United is a home tie against one of the best sides in the whole of women's football.

United Ladies were today drawn to play Everton of the Women's Super League in the fifth round and we are delighted to announce that the game will once again be played at the Kassam Stadium.

The tie will take place on Sunday March 17th with kick-off at 2pm. Admission will be £5 adults and £3 for under 16s and over 65s.

Manager Richard Blackmore told us:

"It's a fantastic draw. Everton are in the top eight clubs in the country so this is a huge game for us. We did very well against Newcastle and to have over 700 people here to see it was fantastic. The girls deserved that win and can't wait to face a team of this calibre. Sunday was a great experience and we hope people enjoyed it and will come along again to support the team in the next round."

See a special report on Sunday's game in Yellow Player now.

http://www.oufc.co.uk/news/article/00250213-ladies-everton-678747.aspx

Oxford will do it again I think.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13 - Deep Purple
Post by: AC-FC on February 26, 2013, 11:53:13 AM
Sorry Richie, but your girls will take a hell of a beating.........
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13 - Deep Purple
Post by: Sylvain on February 26, 2013, 02:21:18 PM
Sorry Richie, but your girls will take a hell of a beating.........
Hanna Cox will show Dracula how to be keep the ball out of the net  ;)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on February 26, 2013, 05:15:37 PM
..lol , cant see anything else other than an Everton win here but they might just concede a goal....or 2.. 8)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on February 26, 2013, 05:45:00 PM
..lol , cant see anything else other than an Everton win here but they might just concede a goal....or 2.. 8)
Indeed and if they score only one and concede two  ;D
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on February 26, 2013, 07:14:00 PM
Sunderland 0 v 1 Manchester City
Aston Villa 0 v 4 Liverpool
Doncaster Rovers Belles 2 v 1 Bristol Academy
Cardiff City 0 v 2 Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest 1 v 0  Arsenal
Oxford United 1 v 3 Everton
Lincoln Ladies 0 v 2 Chelsea
Leeds United 3 v 2 Yeovil Town

Forest to pull off the shock of the round  ;)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 26, 2013, 11:23:38 PM
I can't see forest or villa winning. I imagine the back line of both teams will be over run , I am buying a small paper hat in case I have to eat it.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 03, 2013, 07:53:30 PM

Sunderland v Manchester City 3-0
Aston Villa v Liverpool 2-1
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Bristol Academy 0-4
Cardiff City v Birmingham City 2-3 aet
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal 0-3
Oxford United v Everton 2-1
Lincoln Ladies v Chelsea 1-1 pens
Leeds United v Yeovil Town 3-0
After watching Villa today :
Aston Villa - Liverpool 0 v 6
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 03, 2013, 09:07:00 PM
So I may have bought the paper hat for nothing ?  ;)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 15, 2013, 06:58:49 AM
Lincoln will be short in full back on Sunday with Walton suspended, Barker and Sargeant injured. We could see 3 members of the Harris family in the back 4 against Chelsea.

I think Chelsea's forward will take advantage of this despite the trio of Bardsley, Stoney and Bradley.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 15, 2013, 07:12:26 AM
So I may have bought the paper hat for nothing ?  ;)
It is a cup game and we have seen games turn on a referee's decision (right or wrong) many times before. All you need is a player sent-off couled with a penalty early in the game to change the whole dynamic. Upset are possible.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 15, 2013, 08:13:10 AM
Have you put £2.00 on Liverpool losing?.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 15, 2013, 09:26:32 AM
Have you put £2.00 on Liverpool losing?.
Might put a bet on Oxford winning  ;D
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 15, 2013, 11:40:32 PM
i will not now be going to the villa liverpool match on sunday, i expect villa to remain in their own half ( though they have some cracking players) .
.
this will be (to me)  the main indicator of the wsl 2013 results.

ps, guys i still have the paper hat, if i am wrong i will eat it.

edited as plans changed dam*
i will be going edited again.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 16, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
Forest v Arsenal postponed and to be played next week.
Aston Villa pitch inspection tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 16, 2013, 10:08:09 PM
So Oxford Everton should be 0-5 but I can see a 1-0 goal from Stanley from a dropped ball by Dracula, with Cox and Osbourne-Ricketts both player of the  match  ;D
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 17, 2013, 09:48:40 AM
Oxford v Everton just called off. 2 games out of 8 gone already.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: tino on March 17, 2013, 04:17:30 PM
Aston Villa 0-5 Liverpool - Williams x3, Fors (pen), Dowie
Cardiff 1-3 Birmingham - Williams x3. Not sure of the scorer for Cardiff
Doncaster 0-2 Bristol - Yorsten, Heatherson
Lincoln 1-0 Chelsea - Clarke
Leeds 4-0 Yeovil - Huegett x2, Lipman, Sharp
Sunderland 4-0 Man City - Mead x2, Williams, Bannon
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 17, 2013, 05:01:28 PM
liverpool were very strong in midfield, and at keeping the ball.
decostas short passing in midfield was a joy to watch and the speed of attack nearly ovewhelmed villa.
the liverpool defence didnt get tested as much as i thought it would, so only a few liverpool weaknesses spotted.
villa put an immense effort into fighting off wave after wave of liverpool attacks and at times dowie was beaten to the ball by a very determined defense.
credit to both teams who finished very tired indeed.
oh, it was worth the two quid.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 17, 2013, 05:03:27 PM
Results as expected except for Lincoln who beat Chelsea. Not a surprise though as The Imps have a good record against Chelsea.
Liverpool by 5, I was not for away with my 6-0 prediction.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 17, 2013, 07:41:32 PM
I wouldn't say our result was expected, i certainly didn't expect us to win that easy and by as many goals after seeing how good City were in the (called off) League game at the Hetton Centre.

But the score wasn't flattering to us in the end, we were very good today, when Sophie Williams is hot she's HOT! Was a thorn in their side down the left, i don't think she put in a bad cross all game, and put in the cross for Beth Mead's diving header as well as scoring a great goal from the left edge of the box into the near top corner.

Home draw tomorrow please then a semi-final played at the Stadium of Light maybe?  :D
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 17, 2013, 08:11:03 PM
I certainly expected you to win by 2 or 3  ;)

The defeat is gonna put some pressure on Emma Hayes to deliver results with such a big investment in the team. You do wonder how they ended up with Blundell and Muya on the bench when they have such a big squad. I thought they would have had more senior players available.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 17, 2013, 08:25:22 PM
You have more faith in my team than i do ;)

I thought we may win, but probably not as well as we did in the end. We had 3 or 4 players missing as well but we've got some great young players and fringe players that come in and do a good job.

As for City, not sure where it leaves them, but they definitely should be doing better with the players they have.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 17, 2013, 09:08:13 PM
You have more faith in my team than i do ;)

I thought we may win, but probably not as well as we did in the end. We had 3 or 4 players missing as well but we've got some great young players and fringe players that come in and do a good job.

As for City, not sure where it leaves them, but they definitely should be doing better with the players they have.
City will have a good team in WSL 1 or  2  ;)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 17, 2013, 09:40:05 PM
The City team has not changed much since they nearly beat you in January and narrowly lost 3-2 to you at home nor since the previous season where they lost again 4-0. Reading the match report seems like they failed trying to find the final ball.

As ever with most teams it's about consistency, they're mid table so obviously not that consistent? Not sure what you mean about the players they've got? Still are only playing in their first season in the National division, should imagine a Liverpool style overhaul of players if in WSL 1 and or a bit part shake up if in WSL 2.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 17, 2013, 10:05:04 PM
The City team has not changed much since they nearly beat you in January and narrowly lost 3-2 to you at home nor since the previous season where they lost again 4-0. Reading the match report seems like they failed trying to find the final ball.

As ever with most teams it's about consistency, they're mid table so obviously not that consistent? Not sure what you mean about the players they've got? Still are only playing in their first season in the National division, should imagine a Liverpool style overhaul of players if in WSL 1 and or a bit part shake up if in WSL 2.

Tbh i don't have much knowledge of the MCLFC team, and my answer was speculation to Sylvain implying they had a big squad, and if that's true then maybe they should be doing better than they currently are.

We don't have a big squad, but Mick Mulhern seems to be able to bring players from the reserves into the first team and get the best out of them. We had 3 or 4 first team regulars out today as well, but still won comfortably in the end.

Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 18, 2013, 08:41:32 AM
When did he imply they had a big squad?

Sunderland are the top side in the division, have had a stable COE prior to recent events and pretty much have the pick of the players in the North East so they should bea very good side. You only have to look at recent results of the league and also games I have watched to know that the National is allo about consistancy and as a lot of these teams aren't full time some find it difficult.

I watch Cov v City in the FA Cup and saw Cov lay down and die in front of City, no effort, passion committment. However this same team went up and nearly took points off Sunderland.

Seeing the stats they City produce in fact this recent game against Sunderland yeilded more opportunities than they created agaisnt them in January.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: #1 on March 18, 2013, 01:47:22 PM
The FA Women’s Cup
Sixth Round Proper draw
Ties to take place on Sunday 31 March 2013
Winning clubs will receive £1,000 from The FA prize fund

The Gunners' trip to Forest on Sunday was postponed while David Parker's charges defeated Cardiff 3-1.

FA Women’s Premier League National Division leaders Sunderland will host FA WSL club Liverpool, while Leeds face their first WSL opponents in the shape of Lincoln.

Bristol Academy will face either Oxford United or Everton on April 14th, following the completion of their postponed tie.

Nottingham Forest will now take on Arsenal on Sunday 24 March while Oxford will entertain Everton on Sunday 31 March.

Draw in full

Nottingham Forest or Arsenal v Birmingham City
Bristol Academy v Oxford United or Everton
Sunderland v Liverpool
Lincoln Ladies v Leeds United

Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on March 18, 2013, 01:54:48 PM
The FA Women’s Cup
Sixth Round Proper draw
Ties to take place on Sunday 31 March 2013
Winning clubs will receive £1,000 from The FA prize fund

The Gunners' trip to Forest on Sunday was postponed while David Parker's charges defeated Cardiff 3-1.

FA Women’s Premier League National Division leaders Sunderland will host FA WSL club Liverpool, while Leeds face their first WSL opponents in the shape of Lincoln.

Bristol Academy will face either Oxford United or Everton on April 14th, following the completion of their postponed tie.

Nottingham Forest will now take on Arsenal on Sunday 24 March while Oxford will entertain Everton on Sunday 31 March.

Draw in full                                                                     My tips

Nottingham Forest or Arsenal v Birmingham City               Arsenal
Bristol Academy v Oxford United or Everton                      Bristol
Sunderland v Liverpool                                                    Sunderland
Lincoln Ladies v Leeds United                                           Lincoln


Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 18, 2013, 03:46:25 PM
Hard not to see Liverpool making the Final for me, Sunderland are physical and dont play a great deal through midfield and while they are effective when they come up against quality such as Liverpool can see them coming unstuck.

FA hoping for an Arsenal / Liverpool showdown?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 18, 2013, 04:19:21 PM
No you're right, he didn't imply it, he said it. He said they had a big squad.

As for the rest of your post, i'm not sure whether you're praising Sunderland or slating them... it's hard to tell  :P
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 18, 2013, 04:45:20 PM
Hard not to see Liverpool making the Final for me, Sunderland are physical and dont play a great deal through midfield and while they are effective when they come up against quality such as Liverpool can see them coming unstuck.

FA hoping for an Arsenal / Liverpool showdown?
having watched liverpool play against villa, i would reckon on them getting to the final, they seem to have a midfield who hold  the ball well in midfield, and didnt seem to hoof the ball.
in fact the only real long balls went right and left channel.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on March 18, 2013, 05:18:28 PM
No you're right, he didn't imply it, he said it. He said they had a big squad.

As for the rest of your post, i'm not sure whether you're praising Sunderland or slating them... it's hard to tell  :P

Er he was talking about Chelsea. Of course I have respect for Sunderland but I just say waht I see, best collection of players in that division, with one of the hottest property forwards in Beth Mead. But i've seen them three times now and I have seen them play very direct football at times. Shown last year when they got knocked out by B'ham, To be honest not a fan of Brum either, another very direct team.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 18, 2013, 08:15:07 PM
Ahhhh ok, my apologies. See, my lack of knowledge of the SL coming back to bite me in the arse  :)

And i agree with what you say, we are very direct, but we just play to our strengths and it works well with the pace we have in the side with Sophie Williams and Kiera Ramshaw on the wings and Beth Mead upfront. And Rachel Furness in midfield who is a great passer of the ball.

Of course, Liverpool are a class above and i can't see us getting past them either, but stranger things have happened... just ask Arsenal  ;)

The game has been switched to the Academy of Light as apposed to the Hetton Centre as well, which i think will suite Liverpool more as the pitch will be a lot better.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: pat51 on March 19, 2013, 03:38:52 PM
The FA Women’s Cup
Sixth Round Proper draw
Ties to take place on Sunday 31 March 2013
Winning clubs will receive £1,000 from The FA prize fund

The Gunners' trip to Forest on Sunday was postponed while David Parker's charges defeated Cardiff 3-1.

FA Women’s Premier League National Division leaders Sunderland will host FA WSL club Liverpool, while Leeds face their first WSL opponents in the shape of Lincoln.

Bristol Academy will face either Oxford United or Everton on April 14th, following the completion of their postponed tie.

Nottingham Forest will now take on Arsenal on Sunday 24 March while Oxford will entertain Everton on Sunday 31 March.

Draw in full

Nottingham Forest or Arsenal v Birmingham City
Bristol Academy v Oxford United or Everton
Sunderland v Liverpool
Lincoln Ladies v Leeds United





Oxford United have now moved the date of their delayed 5th round match to EASTER SATURDAY 30TH March at 4pm.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on March 19, 2013, 04:22:39 PM
it doesnt matter where they play it - there will only be one winner...

Arsenal to win the Cup again for sure but I wont trek all the way up there to watch the final...
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 19, 2013, 05:37:29 PM
it doesnt matter where they play it - there will only be one winner...

Arsenal to win the Cup again for sure but I wont trek all the way up there to watch the final...

birmingham won the fa  cup last time, arsenal were not in the final
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 19, 2013, 06:11:30 PM
it doesnt matter where they play it - there will only be one winner...

This coming from someone talking about Arsenal as if they've already won the Cup even though they've got 3 games to play before that's possible. The same person who took Aston Villa to beat Liverpool in the last round and spouts the most biased drivvel on the forum.

Nah, i don't think i'll take your opinion seriously. If it had been one of the others fair enough, but not you  :D
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on March 19, 2013, 07:42:52 PM
I do believe that Arsenal has a history of winnng the Cup in the past, check out the record books, and so am entitled to think that as the only team to have won the WSL  that they might have more than a fair chance of winning the Cup back from Brum - I am sure they will see off Forest, don't think anyone would dispute that and Brum will be tough but again Arsenal should edge that one - of course I am biased ,Arsenal is my team and who would expect me to say that they won't win it when they have a better chance than most of the teams still in it -  football is all about opinions , we all have them and on here I try not to slate any reasonable thinking football fans-


Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 23, 2013, 09:43:34 AM
Do the game gets reversed at the 2nd or 3rd postponement ?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 23, 2013, 06:29:08 PM
Forest v Arsenal postponed again.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 30, 2013, 08:01:14 AM
Big day for Oxford United Ladies. 4pm kick-off v Everton.
Unfortunately for them Everton have hit the ground running as seen last week, so it should be a comfortable routine win like 4 or 5-1. I am sure they will score one as Brown in goal always drops or miskick one ball a game.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 30, 2013, 06:38:57 PM
Oh well, Oxford 0 Everton 7
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on March 31, 2013, 05:16:30 PM
Sunderland 1 Liverpool 2
Lincoln 4 Leeds 0
Forest 0 Arsenal 7

No surprise at all this week-end. Only WSL side remaining in the hat, probably thanks to their entering late in the competiton.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 31, 2013, 06:51:45 PM
Sunderland were unlucky by all accounts. Goal bound shot cleared off the line by some great last ditch defending, hit the post twice in the second half through a Sarah McFadden free kick and a Beth Mead shot from the edge of the area, then a "possible" (i say it like that as it will or won't have been depending what side you're on :D) handball leading to Liverpool's winning goal in the last few minutes.

Very proud of the girls, i know it's only one game but i'm convinced we could be competitive in the WSL. Well done to the lasses  :-*
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on March 31, 2013, 07:02:03 PM
 Training makes good players great. Sunderland  have always been a good team.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Mackem Steve on March 31, 2013, 07:17:30 PM
Training makes good players great. Sunderland  have always been a good team.

Aye, and if Mick Mulhern pushes them and is as demanding in training as he is during a game you can see why we are. He pushes younger players that are already very good, but gets the very best out of them. I was watching Jordan Nobbs when she was only just 17 and you knew she was something special, yet there was Mick on the sidelines screaming at her, always demanding more lol
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 02, 2013, 11:53:25 AM
Arsenal v Birmingham on Tuesday the 9th of April at Bishop Stortford 7.30 pm
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Soccermom on April 02, 2013, 01:22:18 PM
Why is the match being held at Bishop Stortford? 
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 02, 2013, 03:21:28 PM
Borehamwood are at home on the day.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on April 02, 2013, 06:38:35 PM
so its arsenal drawn at home, should give an indication of the season to come. :-\
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 10, 2013, 02:54:07 AM
6-0, excellent from Arsenal, poor from Birmingham.
I believe Blues got their tactics wrong and paid for it.
A mix of individual mistakes, bizzare team selection and Arsenal being clinical ended with 3 goals per half.
This was Birmingham's line up;
                           Hourihan
Weston.          Bassett.     Harrop.        Unitt
                     Moore.       Potter
            Simpkins.                     Christiansen
                           Westwood
                           Willliams

Against
                        Byrne
Scott.            Grant.       Flaherty.         Fahey
                      Houghton
                   Nobbs
                          Little
Davison.         White.                            Yankey
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 10, 2013, 10:09:40 AM
Do B'ham look dodgy ahead of the season or was it a blip? Bizarre team selection? can you expand as im not entirely complient with B'ham, who could they have had in different?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Soccermom on April 10, 2013, 07:10:27 PM
As a long time supporter of Blues Ladies, I came away last night totally dejected and wondering why I had spent 2 1/2 hours travelling to watch them play so poorly.  I know they had not had a massive amount of proper match play prior to facing Arsenal and had players missing through injury and playing yesterday although not entirely fit, but last night was embarrassing.  Most disappointing was the continual launching of the ball forward when there was no one for it to go to, especially as I know they can play some lovely passing football.

I also think the team formation/selection was bizarre and was surprised the manager didn't change it when he could quite easily have moved players around. 

I really hope this was a fluke and that they redeem themselves at Chelsea on Sunday.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 12, 2013, 08:56:37 AM
I don't think Karen is fit yet but at least the 2 young wingers will be available, so a 4-3-3 system with Kirsty and Melissa on both wings would certainly create a more balanced team and more ball playing football surely.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on April 12, 2013, 09:08:18 AM
yes but blues play with support from the full backs, they will have to change style??
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 12, 2013, 09:16:35 AM
Just going on results, Blues beat Cardiff 3-1 same score line as City beat them by at the weekend. But we know there is a gulf in quality between WSL and National as it stands. Will just have to see how the league pans out. Definitely 2nd place looks like it's up for grabs this season & the Anfield semi-final (loosly a 'neutral' venue) will give a marker as to how Liverpool will fair in the league perhaps.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on April 12, 2013, 12:35:04 PM
all on its head , i think. ::)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 25, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
Semi-finals this week-end, my predictions

Liverpool 1 Arsenal 3
Bristol 3 Lincon 2
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on April 25, 2013, 01:17:11 PM
I am going for:

Liverpool 0 v 2 Arsenal

Bristol 2 v 1 Lincon....
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 25, 2013, 01:29:20 PM
Liverpool 1 v 1 Arsenal aet 2-1 Liverpool (the 4/5 days a week training to show)

Bristol 3 v 0 Lincoln
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on April 25, 2013, 03:10:45 PM
imo -  being fitter and able to run a little longer will be no substitute for skill and better qulaity of players.

is it on Liverpool tv?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 25, 2013, 05:06:16 PM
you can maintain better technique for longer if you are fitter.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on April 25, 2013, 08:33:59 PM
That's if you have got the technique to begin with-
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on April 25, 2013, 10:57:23 PM
is it on Liverpool tv?

LFC TV are broadcasting Liverpool u21s away match versus West Ham so will not be showing the match tomorrow.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on April 26, 2013, 07:31:22 PM
Arsenal 1-0 up but crowd trouble in the Kop- it's getting just like the men's game
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on April 26, 2013, 08:56:54 PM
Another final for Arsenal- the superior skill outmatched the 5 day a week trainers-
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on April 26, 2013, 10:41:22 PM
what was the crowd trouble?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: tino on April 26, 2013, 11:46:30 PM
what was the crowd trouble?
Nothing of significance. It was just two teenage boys having a pop at each other. One started on the stewards after they told them both to grow up and he was quickly turfed out.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on April 27, 2013, 06:30:58 AM
what was the crowd trouble?
Nothing of significance. It was just two teenage boys having a pop at each other. One started on the stewards after they told them both to grow up and he was quickly turfed out.

It was actually a boy and a girl.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on April 27, 2013, 08:00:04 AM
Good result for the Arsenal. Liverpool has really improved as expected.
If players had been accurate enough today it would have ended with 7-4 scoreline.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: AC-FC on May 21, 2013, 08:57:03 AM
Arsenal 2 - 1 Bristol in the Final....
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 23, 2013, 01:46:48 PM
Ahead of the Cup Final in Doncaster at the weekend the Bristol manager Mark Sampson spoke to BBC Radio Bristol to discuss the match.

A number of telling comments were made during the interview. I think it is clear for all to see the mindset of the Bristol squad ahead of the match against Arsenal. I have detailed some of Mark’s comments from his interview in the text below.

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“One thing the players know, unlike in 2011, if we perform, we're going to win the football match," Vixens boss Mark Sampson told BBC Radio Bristol.

"I think in 2011 we went into the game knowing we needed the opponents to have a bad day at the office. We know now, if Arsenal go hell for leather and we go toe to toe, we'll win.

"That gives you real confidence going into the game in that changing room beforehand - the players will know if they can get it right, they will make history."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22635611

I’m personally a bit surprised by Mark’s views and hope his opponents Arsenal are made aware of them ahead of the match. For him to suggest his team are better than Arsenal’s is quite surprising really all things considered. I think it is a bit misguided for him to suggest such a thing considering the results and performances between the two teams and also the overall performance of both teams over the past couple of years in a domestic environment. But it is clear that in his mind at least Arsenal are the underdogs and irrespective of Arsenal's performance if Bristol play well they will win the trophy. Time will tell if that is true.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on May 26, 2013, 06:48:32 PM
Arsenal Ladies have won the FA Women’s Cup final after beating Bristol Academy Women at the Keepmoat Stadium - where a minute’s applause was held for Doncaster Rovers Belles.

The cup final saw strikes from Stephanie Houghton, Jordan Nobbs and Ellen White as Bristol failed to respond in Doncaster.

The win marks the 12th time out of 13 that the Gunners have lifted the prestigious silverware.

The game saw a minute of applause ring around Doncaster’s signature stadium in the 22nd minute - signifying the number of years Doncaster Belles have been in the top flight.

Belles fans took a petition to the ground protesting against the decision as well as bells and a banner targetting the FA, however, had them confiscated from the stadium.

Kevin Maye, one of the protesters, told the Free Press that the event left a “bad taste in the mouth” but that they were determined to continue their fight against the FA’s decision to demote Belles - who are the only ever-presents in the top flight.

A spokesman for the FA said that one bell and a banner were “deemed unsuitable” by Doncaster Rovers security and confiscated.

Belles, who will next season play their football in WSL2 following an application process into the FAWSL, have appealed against the decision.

http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/football/women-s-football-arsenal-claim-fa-cup-in-doncaster-1-5712728#.UaJDFpdeJww.twitter

The FA never fails to impress me....here is the banner  :-X

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLNRHrkCMAASndS.jpg:large)
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 26, 2013, 06:50:37 PM
The same FA who are answerable to no-one!

"We`ll do what we want."
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 26, 2013, 09:19:10 PM
An attendance below 5,000 for the showpiece occasion that is shocking! Lower than last year. What the FA need to ensure is that it played in the midland area year after year. By far the most accessible part of the country for the majority.

Didn't even hear the applause in the 22nd minute, considering that the atmosphere was so muted it should have stood out.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: bilbobaggins on May 27, 2013, 12:44:02 AM
I thought the game was poor, referee made a few strange decisions, and some strange unsporting decisions, such as ref blows as arsenal player falls over, arsenal player is given the ball , which is usually returned to the opposition keeps, arsenal player kicks the ball out in opponent half for a bristol throw,  should have been a drop ball for 50 50 chance, cheating is not gamesmanship.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: law10 on May 27, 2013, 05:09:46 AM
Taking that banner away is Orwellian.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 27, 2013, 02:21:56 PM
First of all it was Doncaster Rovers staff that removed the banner, not the FA. Secondly if the banner had been worded differently without making what is a defamatory statement to put their view across I am sure the security staff would not have deemed the banner unsuitable.

In terms of the match, it was good to hear that Arsenal staff and players were aware of the comments made by the Bristol manager ahead of the match and used it as some sort of motivation.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 27, 2013, 02:39:07 PM
Says 'ended by the the FA's Gr££d' when in fact their run in the top flight could have actually ended by their bid not being good enough and that no one deserves to be in the top flight, not sure if any fans of theirs have actually thought about that...
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 27, 2013, 03:02:43 PM
First of all it was Doncaster Rovers staff that removed the banner, not the FA. Secondly if the banner had been worded differently without making what is a defamatory statement to put their view across I am sure the security staff would not have deemed the banner unsuitable.

In terms of the match, it was good to hear that Arsenal staff and players were aware of the comments made by the Bristol manager ahead of the match and used it as some sort of motivation.
OK tyhis one I can answer factually, it was indeed the doncaster Stewards that removed the items however, it was under instructions from the FA representatives.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 27, 2013, 03:07:15 PM
Says 'ended by the the FA's Gr££d' when in fact their run in the top flight could have actually ended by their bid not being good enough and that no one deserves to be in the top flight, not sure if any fans of theirs have actually thought about that...
promotion and relegation should never ever be decided as to whether a clubs bid is good enough, Im sat here watching the play off final between 2 teams, Palace and Watford, who on bid criteria would never ever get into the prem. However in about 2 hours one will be, why? because theyve won the right to be there. Not because theyre the wealthiest bidder.  Its how it should be. the only way it should be.

Yes I can see an argument for the bidding process for WSL 2 as it didnt exist, all winning clubs should have been put in there with promotion and relegation decided at the end of the season.  Its the right way, the football way. How, until now, its always been done.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 27, 2013, 03:14:38 PM
First of all it was Doncaster Rovers staff that removed the banner, not the FA. Secondly if the banner had been worded differently without making what is a defamatory statement to put their view across I am sure the security staff would not have deemed the banner unsuitable.
OK tyhis one I can answer factually, it was indeed the doncaster Stewards that removed the items however, it was under instructions from the FA representatives.

It still remains that the wording on the banner was defamatory in nature and so was deemed unsuitable by the relevant parties. If someone went to any event whether that be sporting or not and had a banner that included any words that were deemed defamatory in nature I do not think many would be surprised to find the event company requesting the removal of the banner. What they should have done yesterday was to make a banner that still gets their point across without using any words that could be considered libelous.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: law10 on May 27, 2013, 03:26:44 PM
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It still remains that the wording on the banner was defamatory in nature

Is there an EPL match without a banner that's defamatory towards an opponent or their manager?
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 27, 2013, 03:27:51 PM
Libelous? No.Opinion, yes. Censorship? Absolutely. Slippery path by an unaccountable FA were freedom of thought and speech was taken form players ages ago and seems it is now the general fan aswell.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 27, 2013, 05:41:49 PM
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It still remains that the wording on the banner was defamatory in nature
Is there an EPL match without a banner that's defamatory towards an opponent or their manager?

I go to a lot of matches in both the men's and women's game as I hold a season ticket in both sports and attend matches both home and away and it is true you do get banners appearing but they are only removed if they are offensive, defamatory in nature or contravene the ground regulations and are too big size wise.

Libelous? No.Opinion, yes. Censorship? Absolutely. Slippery path by an unaccountable FA were freedom of thought and speech was taken form players ages ago and seems it is now the general fan aswell.

Well how is it not libelous? For one, how is the message correct? The WSL 1 division is a new league and all teams had to apply to enter WSL 1 and 2, it was a clean slate and what had gone previously was not to be taken into account, it was purely the quality of the bid submissions and firstly whether the club met all the specified criteria and then it was up to the evaluation team to select the best 8 bids from the ones who met all the criteria. Unfortunately Doncaster’s bid submission either did not meet all the criteria or they met it but there were eight other bids that were considered to be superior submissions. It is a shame as Doncaster are undoubtedly one of the biggest names in years gone by but let’s not forget that if there had been relegation since the introduction of the WSL then they would have been relegated both years as they finished 2nd bottom in 2011 and 2012.

How is the club only relegated by the FA’s greed? How are the FA benefiting from not selecting them in WSL 1? As you are aware there will be promotion and relegation going forward so if they perform well on the pitch then they will be able to reach the top division again in the future.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 27, 2013, 06:32:28 PM
promotion and relegation should never ever be decided as to whether a clubs bid is good enough, Im sat here watching the play off final between 2 teams, Palace and Watford, who on bid criteria would never ever get into the prem. However in about 2 hours one will be, why? because theyve won the right to be there. Not because they're the wealthiest bidder.  Its how it should be. the only way it should be.

Yes I can see an argument for the bidding process for WSL 2 as it didnt exist, all winning clubs should have been put in there with promotion and relegation decided at the end of the season.  Its the right way, the football way. How, until now, its always been done.
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Well judging by the final table of the last National Division Sunderland would've have every right to be annoyed and Bristol finished bottom and so therefore were 'relegated' but due to their bid fulfilling criteria they were in the WSL as were Lincoln (never played top flight football) and Liverpool of the northern division so it's happened before and nobody actually cared. But now some team has lost their place by the SAME criteria they benefited from in the first place they kick off.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 27, 2013, 08:10:21 PM
I cared, in fact i spoke out quite vocally about it at the time, it was wrong then and it is wrong now aswell.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 28, 2013, 12:28:01 PM
So lets paint another scenario, project ahead 12 months, Lets say, Belles/Sunderland etc win div 2, Say Man city finish bottom of div 1, are the FA going to allow the normal process of relegation and promotion?  Seems to me that if they do they have flown in the face of whatever criteria has been used to create the present structure.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: Sylvain on May 28, 2013, 01:21:03 PM
Yes promotion relegation at the end of 2014, subject to the right level of Marketing/Budget available for the team promoted.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 28, 2013, 01:43:57 PM
So, if as it seems, only Man City met that criteria then Id guess no promo or relegation.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 28, 2013, 03:36:05 PM
Yes the criteria would have to be fulfilled. Of the 10 WSL 2 teams though who would actually be able to support a WSL 1 side/budget think really you're going to have yo-yo scenarios for a few seasons.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 28, 2013, 06:35:14 PM
Familiar final fate for Bristol Academy

Ladies well beaten in Doncaster showpiece.

Arsenal Ladies inflicted on Bristol Academy a second FA Women’s Cup final defeat in three years on Sunday.

The Gunners were 3-0 victors at the Keepmoat Stadium in a repeat of the showpiece contest they won 2-0 in 2011.

Any hopes Bristol had of exacting revenge for that loss were dealt a blow inside two minutes, when Steph Houghton headed home Rachel Yankey’s left-wing cross.

Jordan Nobbs then hit the post for the favourites, who dominated the first half.

The Vixens, already without influential playmaker Laura Del Rio who started the game on the bench due to a hamstring problem, then lost Lucy Staniforth with a serious looking injury before Nobbs doubled the lead 18 minutes from time.

England striker Ellen White smashed in a late third for Arsenal, who lifted the cup for a record 12th time, leaving Bristol manager Mark Sampson full of praise for the all-conquering Gunners.

Sampson said: "People have been saying Arsenal are on the slide but that's complete rubbish.

“They are a fantastic team and we had to be at our absolute best to get a result. We weren't quite at our best – we just lacked that bit penetration at either end of that pitch and in the end got punished for it."

Academy goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain produced a string of fine saves to prevent a more one-sided affair, but conceded her team-mates left the field with a hint of regret at full time.

"We definitely weren't at our best and I think that was the most frustrating thing," she said. "If you can come off the pitch saying that you played your best and gave your all then you can't ask for anything more, but I don't think we did that.

“To get to half-time with the score at 1-0, we knew we could get back into it if we started playing like we have been. Unfortunately it just didn't happen."

The girls get an early chance to bounce back on Thursday night when they put their unbeaten record in the FA Women’s Super League on the line against the same opponents at Stoke Gifford Stadium.

Read more at http://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/article/20130528-womenscupfinal-836744.aspx?#RcgeTWoAStC854YR.99
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: John on May 28, 2013, 06:36:54 PM
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Sampson said: "People have been saying Arsenal are on the slide but that's complete rubbish.

“They are a fantastic team and we had to be at our absolute best to get a result. We weren't quite at our best – we just lacked that bit penetration at either end of that pitch and in the end got punished for it."

Nice to see Mark Sampson finally given Arsenal some praise following the match.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: andydinger on May 31, 2013, 10:34:09 AM
So, if as it seems, only Man City met that criteria then Id guess no promo or relegation.
The same thing occurs all the time at the moment with respect to Ground Regs. You can win your league but if you don't meet all the regulations for the league above then the promotion/relegation thing doesn't happen.
Title: Re: FA Women's Cup 2012-13
Post by: raefil on May 31, 2013, 10:50:22 AM
Evertons ground doesnt meet the regulations regarding media access but thats made no difference.