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Title: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on February 14, 2014, 12:09:56 PM
Bizzare format this year with 3 groups of 6


Group 1

Watford, Bees, Reading, Chelsea, Millwall, Arsenal


Group 2

Everton, Sunderland, City, Durham, Doncaster, Liverpool

Group 3

Yeovil, Oxford, Villa, Notts County, Bristol, Birmingham

We don't know if 4 or 8 teams qualify overall.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: YTLFC on February 14, 2014, 07:32:57 PM
Three group winners, plus best runner up qualify from the groups for the semi finals. hope that helps :)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on February 14, 2014, 09:39:15 PM
Three group winners, plus best runner up qualify from the groups for the semi finals. hope that helps :)
Thanks, same formula as in the development cup then. Why I dont get is the FA informs the clubs, but dont make the information available to public. I has asked them many times to publish the FA WSL 2014 handbook, but it seems like a secret thing unpublishable...
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: YTLFC on February 14, 2014, 10:03:47 PM
Don't think they are secret! Where we see questions like this pop up, we are happy to answer them where we can!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: bilbobaggins on February 14, 2014, 10:52:36 PM
Don't think they are secret! Where we see questions like this pop up, we are happy to answer them where we can!

the fa dont publish them?, are you on the fa commitee?
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: YTLFC on February 14, 2014, 11:04:04 PM
Happy to answer questions on the rules where we can. You will need to ask the FA about when the rules will be published generally. No doubt they will be as the 2013 version were.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on February 17, 2014, 04:08:26 PM
I received a copy from the FA this morning, already emailed it to 6 persons who were interested.
The FA should really publish the rules.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on April 30, 2014, 04:19:22 PM
Looking forward to tonights match against Durham, expect us to dominate from...

Seriously though, expecting this game to be tougher, having played them not too long ago they know a little bit more about us and will have a point to try and prove. I'm sure determination and desire alone will make them tough for us.

Still fancy us for a win though, i'm going 2-0 Sunderland, Meado the Magnificent with the goals  :D
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on April 30, 2014, 08:26:27 PM
FT Liverpool 0 Everton 0
HT Sunderland 1 Durham 0
HT Notts County 4 Aston Villa 0  :o
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 01, 2014, 06:29:27 AM
3-0 Sunderland in the end. It was a better game as i expected, Durham created a few chances in the first half they maybe could have done better with but overall Sunderland deserved the win.

We created loads of chances, hit the bar and post and still scored two good goals. The second half was virtually all Sunderland.

Durham play Donny next, they could be looking at 5 defeats in a row  ??? They (and us tbh) should try a few of the young/fringe players for this comp considering the other teams in the group, we're not going to finish in the top 2.

Hopefully Durham can get that win under their belts they need soon, to give them a boost.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 01, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
Well I think that group is very very open. I bet Liverpool, Everton, Sunderland and the Belles will all be in contention for the top of the group. But I expect a few more draws so the best runner-up might come from group 1 or 3.
I would not be surprised if the Belles or Sunderland finish 2nd in the group.
Liverpool current level isn't as high as it could be as they have 2 fit forwards only.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 01, 2014, 06:34:42 PM
Well I think that group is very very open. I bet Liverpool, Everton, Sunderland and the Belles will all be in contention for the top of the group. But I expect a few more draws so the best runner-up might come from group 1 or 3.
I would not be surprised if the Belles or Sunderland finish 2nd in the group.
Liverpool current level isn't as high as it could be as they have 2 fit forwards only.


I admire your optimism Sylvain and will of course dream of us coming at least 2nd, but i can't see it happening being realistic. We have 2 games at home and 3 away. Everton at home will be hard enough, but Doncaster, Man City and Liverpool away will be even harder.

It's a tough group we'll see what happens, looking forward to Saturday night and Liverpool away hope the girls do themselves proud and at least give them a good game  :)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on May 01, 2014, 09:48:45 PM
Smug doesnt even touch the sides here! Belles 2-1 City  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 02, 2014, 12:40:35 AM
That result is definitely a slap on the face to the FA.

As seen tonight I am sure Sunderland can get something at City and we know that Liverpool are struggling with injuries and basically use the same 10 players as starters at the moment.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 02, 2014, 06:24:16 AM
My word Sylvain, you've almost got me convinced...  :)

Aye good result for the Belles, they're gonna play every match this season with a point to prove aren't they.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 02, 2014, 08:44:06 AM
Gotta say - i'm not convinced Liverpool will win tomorrow against Sunderland!

A draw i think! Probably a goaless one if Liverpool's performance on Wednesday is anything to go by!!!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Cestria Galaxy fan on May 02, 2014, 09:05:33 AM
3-0 Sunderland in the end. It was a better game as i expected, Durham created a few chances in the first half they maybe could have done better with but overall Sunderland deserved the win.

We created loads of chances, hit the bar and post and still scored two good goals. The second half was virtually all Sunderland.


Durham play Donny next, they could be looking at 5 defeats in a row  ??? They (and us tbh) should try a few of the young/fringe players for this comp considering the other teams in the group, we're not going to finish in the top 2.

Hopefully Durham can get that win under their belts they need soon, to give them a boost.

Missed the game due to working away but sounded a bit better.
Did play a lot of youngsters and fringe players by the sound of it.  I know Jen King and Caroline Dixon didn't play who are probably the 2 most experienced players in the squad. Hopefully Durham can keep learning and improving.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 02, 2014, 09:45:14 AM
Gotta say - i'm not convinced Liverpool will win tomorrow against Sunderland!

A draw i think! Probably a goaless one if Liverpool's performance on Wednesday is anything to go by!!!
I think Liverpool attacking play is a bit more predictable than usual at the moment due to the lack of option and I am sure the Sunderland coaching staff will have studied all the dvds. 
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: allibee on May 02, 2014, 03:13:44 PM
As I said earlier this season, at the end of the day it is a tough ask for clubs from the combos with no experience of even WPL. Good luck to them on their steep learning curves though and see where the end of the season finds them both, makes for interesting table watching anyway
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on May 02, 2014, 03:36:02 PM
Belles v Man city Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZzAfBSkE6I
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: pat51 on May 02, 2014, 05:06:52 PM
Fascinating match at Farnborough

Reading 'parked three buses' after going ahead in Emma Hayes' words and nearly got it right.

They restricted Chelsea to a couple of headers and a couple of goalmouth scrambles from 80 per cent possession but were undone by Aluko's fine backheeled goal...the only time she was on target all night..and a sickening keeper error late on.

Fran Kirby was immense as the lone striker occupying the entire back line virtually single handed.

224 was the attendance given.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 02, 2014, 06:40:06 PM
3-0 Sunderland in the end. It was a better game as i expected, Durham created a few chances in the first half they maybe could have done better with but overall Sunderland deserved the win.

We created loads of chances, hit the bar and post and still scored two good goals. The second half was virtually all Sunderland.


Durham play Donny next, they could be looking at 5 defeats in a row  ??? They (and us tbh) should try a few of the young/fringe players for this comp considering the other teams in the group, we're not going to finish in the top 2.

Hopefully Durham can get that win under their belts they need soon, to give them a boost.

Missed the game due to working away but sounded a bit better.
Did play a lot of youngsters and fringe players by the sound of it.  I know Jen King and Caroline Dixon didn't play who are probably the 2 most experienced players in the squad. Hopefully Durham can keep learning and improving.

You didn't miss a lot tbf. It was played in cool, misty conditions which got worse as the night went on. We had a couple of changes as well, young Emma Kelly the most obvious and she did well, but didn't really se a lot of the ball.

This is the highlights of the game but it basically just shows the SAFC ladies chances and the GK/Forward collision - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6OOcBm5asQ
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 03, 2014, 06:43:27 AM
Are you travelling down for tonights game Steve?
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 03, 2014, 02:43:41 PM
Are you travelling down for tonights game Steve?

I'm not unfortunately :( I take it you'll be there though? Enjoy the game, hope it's a gud'n  ;)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 03, 2014, 04:02:16 PM
3-0 Sunderland in the end. It was a better game as i expected, Durham created a few chances in the first half they maybe could have done better with but overall Sunderland deserved the win.

We created loads of chances, hit the bar and post and still scored two good goals. The second half was virtually all Sunderland.


Durham play Donny next, they could be looking at 5 defeats in a row  ??? They (and us tbh) should try a few of the young/fringe players for this comp considering the other teams in the group, we're not going to finish in the top 2.

Hopefully Durham can get that win under their belts they need soon, to give them a boost.

Missed the game due to working away but sounded a bit better.
Did play a lot of youngsters and fringe players by the sound of it.  I know Jen King and Caroline Dixon didn't play who are probably the 2 most experienced players in the squad. Hopefully Durham can keep learning and improving.

You didn't miss a lot tbf. It was played in cool, misty conditions which got worse as the night went on. We had a couple of changes as well, young Emma Kelly the most obvious and she did well, but didn't really se a lot of the ball.

This is the highlights of the game but it basically just shows the SAFC ladies chances and the GK/Forward collision - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6OOcBm5asQ

Just saw the FAWSL highlights they at least show a few of the Durham chances - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ3MYf48AMk
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 03, 2014, 07:01:54 PM
Any chance we can just end this game after 45 minutes? It'll be 6-0 by that time no real point playing the 2nd half  :D
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 03, 2014, 07:29:46 PM
Phew! Only 4-0  :(

Absolutely battered, looks like the girls just haven't turned up, and you have to be at 110% against a side like Liverpool. Following the GOTB and SAFC Ladies commentary on twitter and Liverpool created a chance on average about every 3 or 4 minutes.

We need to be a lot better in the second half or this could get very depressing (and embarrassing) :-[
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 03, 2014, 08:37:26 PM
I really didn't expect that kind of scoreline. 6-0 just a bizzare result.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 03, 2014, 08:45:23 PM
Whats this i'm feeling... hurt, disappointment, humiliation... surely not, that's normally reserved for the mens team  :D

Seriously though, no excuses. I remember someone once saying "total domination from start to finish" on here, can't remember who it was or what game it was, but that quote definitely applies here  ;)

Credit to Liverpool, totally deserved on the night and could have won by a lot more  :-[

Will be very interesting to see how SAFC Ladies respond to this, they're not used to losing, never mind humiliating defeats like this.

I really didn't expect that kind of scoreline. 6-0 just a bizzare result.

We just didn't turn up, and you cant afford to do that against a side like Liverpool. It could have been double figures   :(
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: 49yardtapin on May 03, 2014, 08:53:02 PM
No fight, no desire from Sunderland tonight allowed liverpool to play, some didn't look interested. Soon as they lost the ball just gave up and walked. Worst I've ever seen Sunderland. Went for damage limitation at 4-0 before halftime with Mead in midfield!!?

Awful.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 04, 2014, 12:49:25 PM
Going to this game I was nervous to be honest - Liverpool haven't been on form of late - struggling to score or finish on target - and when we played Sunderland in the FA Cup I thought Sunderland had played well and we're unlucky not to come away with anything.
Last night they seemed a very different Sunderland side though! Looked very much like Liverpool did in the FA cup game against Everton - didn't want to be there and never really turned up. I think Sunderland only had one or two chances on goal - dani gibbons was rarely tested in out goal.
Hopefully this will be the confidence boost Liverpool need - away at city next then notts county away.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 04, 2014, 12:50:39 PM
Are you travelling down for tonights game Steve?

I'm not unfortunately :( I take it you'll be there though? Enjoy the game, hope it's a gud'n  ;)


Aye we were there - banners and chants in full force!

Only 400 odd last night turned out - 700 odd on Wednesday against everton
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 05, 2014, 05:59:20 AM
Durham, Aston Villa and Watford are out of the Continental Cup after loosing their second game. 3 dead rubbers for those teams.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 05, 2014, 09:16:52 AM
Are you travelling down for tonights game Steve?

I'm not unfortunately :( I take it you'll be there though? Enjoy the game, hope it's a gud'n  ;)


Aye we were there - banners and chants in full force!

Only 400 odd last night turned out - 700 odd on Wednesday against everton

Your champions banner?  ;)

Not making excuses as we weren't good enough on the night by a long way, but people have to remember that Sunderland are still only an amateur side, and don't train as often as some WSL 1 sides do. They clearly struggle with 3 games in a week fitness wise. I saw it first hand v Reading and it sounds like that could be some of the reason for Saturday's performance. Juggling work with training then having to play 3 games a week wouldn't be easy for anyone. If it's good enough an excuse in the premier league (professional level) for players and managers then it's certainly good enough at this level.

Not an excuse, but a valid point.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 05, 2014, 10:20:30 AM
The fitness problem was mentioned by the Everton manager Andy Spence and also was clearly see in Birmingham yesterday.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 05, 2014, 10:38:01 AM
Aye and the problem is you then just get 2 teams who are playing against each other tired, and the standard drops. And no one wants that at a time when we're trying to promote the women's game as the decent standard it is.

I'm sure some fixtures could have been arranged better. For example why do Sunderland have no games between the 3rd and 15th of May, then have 3 games in 10 days again (We play Donny on Thurs 15th 7.45pm kick-off then play London Bees on Sun 18th 12pm kick off  ???). Couldn't that Conti Cup game against Donny have been played sometime within the next week? I don't understand having free weekends then clogging the fixtures up. Ah well it is what it is i suppose, just doesn't seem to make sense.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on May 05, 2014, 10:55:47 AM
Down to international calender Steve. This must be the only country, in the world, where we have a summer break and no winter break :)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 05, 2014, 11:15:42 AM
Ahh ok, i didn't look at possible International fixtures before a typed that  :D

Still though, it's something that could be looked at but probably wont be. After all as i mentioned before it's the reason some Cup Comps in the mens game aren't taken seriously until the latter stages (League Cup and Europa League and in recent years even the FA Cup). If professionals who don't work struggle with it i think women at this level can be forgiven for doing the same.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 06, 2014, 07:57:25 AM
Are you travelling down for tonights game Steve?

I'm not unfortunately :( I take it you'll be there though? Enjoy the game, hope it's a gud'n  ;)


Aye we were there - banners and chants in full force!

Only 400 odd last night turned out - 700 odd on Wednesday against everton

Your champions banner?  ;)

Not making excuses as we weren't good enough on the night by a long way, but people have to remember that Sunderland are still only an amateur side, and don't train as often as some WSL 1 sides do. They clearly struggle with 3 games in a week fitness wise. I saw it first hand v Reading and it sounds like that could be some of the reason for Saturday's performance. Juggling work with training then having to play 3 games a week wouldn't be easy for anyone. If it's good enough an excuse in the premier league (professional level) for players and managers then it's certainly good enough at this level.

Not an excuse, but a valid point.

That's right - gotta get the use out of it - it may be unusable next year! Ha ha!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: davey on May 15, 2014, 11:37:22 PM
Tonight, Belles went 2 down to sunderland and were worthy winners. If they play like that for the rest of the season, then promotion is guaranteed. A pleasure to watch an organised and committed team. Belles did not turn up for most of the 90 mins.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 16, 2014, 08:19:54 AM
We went to Manchester for the City Liverpool game.
Not a good night all in all - had to go to the ticket office to collect tickets left for us by a player - upon getting there - all the printers had broke so no one could get tickets! Had a 20 minute or so wait there, then when we actually got to the ground you couldn't really see much for the low sun! Not a fan of the seating area being set back from the pitch either - felt like we needed binoculars! And then the less said about the result and match itself the better I think!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Sylvain on May 16, 2014, 08:36:11 AM
Reading 2 Arsenal 0

Reading parked the bus and played on the counter with Kirby.
Arsenal never found the key, Smith did not get out of the bench.
Kerr rotated a few players and position putting Hoogendjik Stoney v Kirby...
Suffice to say Kirby made many runs and 2 goals before HT and Williamson switch to midfield to patrol in front of the center backs.

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsharemytactics.com%2F11188%2FArsenal-LFC-Reading-Women-formation-tactics.png&hash=6cf01cece1f9f736952aa2b39e962f6a) (http://sharemytactics.com/11188/)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on May 16, 2014, 04:27:31 PM
We went to Manchester for the City Liverpool game.
Not a good night all in all - had to go to the ticket office to collect tickets left for us by a player - upon getting there - all the printers had broke so no one could get tickets! Had a 20 minute or so wait there, then when we actually got to the ground you couldn't really see much for the low sun! Not a fan of the seating area being set back from the pitch either - felt like we needed binoculars! And then the less said about the result and match itself the better I think!
Wasnt good how the Stewards cleared the ground out immediately after the final whistle either. Theyll have to learn that there is interaction between players and support. Its not the mens game.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on May 16, 2014, 05:49:39 PM
Tonight, Belles went 2 down to sunderland and were worthy winners. If they play like that for the rest of the season, then promotion is guaranteed. A pleasure to watch an organised and committed team. Belles did not turn up for most of the 90 mins.

A tale of two halves to use an old cliche :)

We easily had the better of the first half and pretty much battered them. They had the second half hitting the woodwork twice, having a chance cleared off the line and forcing a great double save from Rachael Laws.

The difference was when we had our period we were more clinical. The move for our first goal was superb, finished even more superbly by Beth Mead. If that had been scored by a mens team it would be shown on the highlights all week!

Here's the highlights anyway, i'll let you all decide  :-X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhLOjnFEOM
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on May 17, 2014, 07:25:10 AM
We went to Manchester for the City Liverpool game.
Not a good night all in all - had to go to the ticket office to collect tickets left for us by a player - upon getting there - all the printers had broke so no one could get tickets! Had a 20 minute or so wait there, then when we actually got to the ground you couldn't really see much for the low sun! Not a fan of the seating area being set back from the pitch either - felt like we needed binoculars! And then the less said about the result and match itself the better I think!
Wasnt good how the Stewards cleared the ground out immediately after the final whistle either. Theyll have to learn that there is interaction between players and support. Its not the mens game.

Did they? We hung back for about 5 mins after the final whistle - and i think the rest of the travelling Liverpool girls hung around and spoke to the players afterwards.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on May 17, 2014, 08:11:33 AM
Glen Harris ‏@GlenHarris11  May 14
@FAWSL must say very disappointing football experience at man city queues for tickets printer not working. No toilets inside ground1/2

Glen Harris ‏@GlenHarris11  May 14
@FAWSL jobs worth stewards clearing fans out without chance to interact with players big strength of wsl They have a lot to learn. #criteria
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: andydinger on May 18, 2014, 08:27:38 AM
Reading parked the bus and played on the counter with Kirby.

Or "parked the train" as Jayne described it!

Then again, when you have someone who can outpace Alex Scott, let alone every CB in the WSL, then I suspect there's going to be an easy way of scoring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDOrKPN01w4&list=UUnQpt1UxLq00NFULxTDHMww&feature=share&index=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDOrKPN01w4&list=UUnQpt1UxLq00NFULxTDHMww&feature=share&index=1)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 07, 2014, 12:11:22 PM
So group 1 table looks like this at the moment :

1. Chelsea 9 pts pl 4 GD +6
2. Reading 7 pts pl 4 GD +8
3. Arsenal 6 pts pl 3 GD +4
4. Millwall 5 pts pl 4 GD -3
5. Watford 3 pts pl 4 GD -6
6. London Bees 1 pt pl 4 GD -9

Extract from the competition rules :

Only players registered for a Club shall be eligible to play for that Club in any one Season. A player shall not play for more than one Club in the League Cup Competition during any one Season. A Club playing an ineligible player shall be removed from the Competition, and be subject to a fine as decided by the Management Committee.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: raefil on July 07, 2014, 01:02:27 PM
So group 1 table looks like this at the moment :

1. Chelsea 9 pts pl 4 GD +6
2. Reading 7 pts pl 4 GD +8
3. Arsenal 6 pts pl 3 GD +4
4. Millwall 5 pts pl 4 GD -3
5. Watford 3 pts pl 4 GD -6
6. London Bees 1 pt pl 4 GD -9

Extract from the competition rules :

Only players registered for a Club shall be eligible to play for that Club in any one Season. A player shall not play for more than one Club in the League Cup Competition during any one Season. A Club playing an ineligible player shall be removed from the Competition, and be subject to a fine as decided by the Management Committee.
So it looks like Reading could be deducted points and fined for playing an ineligable player then, I believe Harwood has turned out also for Watford in the conti cup!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 07, 2014, 01:04:35 PM
I think they will be kicked out as per the rules, so what happens to the points ?  
Their results were

Reading 1 Chelsea 2
Millwall 1 Reading 1
Reading 2 Arsenal 0
London Bees 1 Reading 8

so if all the opponents are all awarded a win we would be on :

1. Chelsea 9 pts pl 4
2. Arsenal 9 pts pl 3
3. Millwall 7 pts pl 4
4. Watford 6 pts pl 5
5.  London Bees 4 pts pl 4
6. Reading 0 pt pl 5
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on July 10, 2014, 05:20:47 PM
Reports on twitter that Reading have ben disqualified from the competition
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: andydinger on July 11, 2014, 07:03:56 AM
Reports on twitter that Reading have ben disqualified from the competition

http://reading.fawsl.com/news/match_cancelled_reading_v_watford.html (http://reading.fawsl.com/news/match_cancelled_reading_v_watford.html)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on July 11, 2014, 08:16:44 AM
Am i just being blonde - but how can you fail to realise one of your players is cup tied?
Surely the player herself would have known.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 09:18:08 AM
Aliens? The government? It's all a conspiracy i tells tha  ;)

P.S. Can our game v Everton be cancelled this week so we don't risk losing any players through injury for the second half of our promotion push  :D
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 09:37:27 AM
Am i just being blonde - but how can you fail to realise one of your players is cup tied?
Surely the player herself would have known.
My understanding is no...

Aliens? The government? It's all a conspiracy i tells tha  ;)

P.S. Can our game v Everton be cancelled this week so we don't risk losing any players through injury for the second half of our promotion push  :D

Reserve team can play  ;) as long as players are registered
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on July 11, 2014, 01:05:55 PM
Am i just being blonde - but how can you fail to realise one of your players is cup tied?
Surely the player herself would have known.
My understanding is no...
Aliens? The government? It's all a conspiracy i tells tha  ;)

P.S. Can our game v Everton be cancelled this week so we don't risk losing any players through injury for the second half of our promotion push  :D

Reserve team can play  ;) as long as players are registered

Is that no i am not being blonde - or no the player would not have known she was cup tied?
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 01:09:54 PM
The player did not understand she was cup tied  ;)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 01:16:17 PM
Reading Women FC have been removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

The club admitted a charged by the League (FA WSL) for fielding an ineligible player in their FA WSL Continental Cup match on Sunday 6 July 2014 against London Bees.

It was alleged that Bonnie Horwood, who started in the match, had previously appeared in the Cup on three occasions for Watford LFC, contrary to the competition rules.

The League Management Committee, in accordance with League rules, has therefore determined that:-

- Reading WFC be removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup with immediate effect.
- Reading WFC do not play their scheduled final fixture on 12 July against Watford LFC and instead Watford LFC be awarded three points.
- The three points gained in the Cup fixture against London Bees on 6 July 2014 be deducted from Reading WFC's total group points.
- Reading WFC be fined £50.

Reading WFC have 14 days to appeal the decision upon receipt of the decision reasons.

http://www.thefa.com/news/governance/2014/jul/reading-women-removed-110714#

£50 fine lol
3 points removed = Bees penalised as well same as Arsenal v Liverpool last year. The team that acted legally is still a looser and that's unfair.  
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 01:27:24 PM


Reserve team can play  ;) as long as players are registered

I hope they do, we have plenty of choice and girls who could come in. I wouldn't be risking possibly losing important players in an essentially nothing game. Rachel Furness, Rachael Laws, Beth Mead to name 2 i would deffo rest. Possibly even Keira Ramshaw and the Captain Steph Bannon. They're all going to be crucial in the 2nd half of the season.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 01:31:24 PM
Reading Women FC have been removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

The club admitted a charged by the League (FA WSL) for fielding an ineligible player in their FA WSL Continental Cup match on Sunday 6 July 2014 against London Bees.

It was alleged that Bonnie Horwood, who started in the match, had previously appeared in the Cup on three occasions for Watford LFC, contrary to the competition rules.

The League Management Committee, in accordance with League rules, has therefore determined that:-

- Reading WFC be removed from The FA WSL Continental Cup with immediate effect.
- Reading WFC do not play their scheduled final fixture on 12 July against Watford LFC and instead Watford LFC be awarded three points.
- The three points gained in the Cup fixture against London Bees on 6 July 2014 be deducted from Reading WFC's total group points.
- Reading WFC be fined £50.

Reading WFC have 14 days to appeal the decision upon receipt of the decision reasons.

http://www.thefa.com/news/governance/2014/jul/reading-women-removed-110714#

£50 fine lol
3 points removed = Bees penalised as well same as Arsenal v Liverpool last year. The team that acted legally is still a looser and that's unfair.  


The awarding of 3 points to Watford is an interesting one. Would they have had the balls to do that if those 3 points were going to a team who were then guaranteed a semi-final place? I'm sure some of the other teams might have had something to say about that.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 01:36:02 PM
Everton can still qualify as either as group winner or best runner-up.

You can actually win the group provided that :  
City looses to Durham, Liverpool does not beat Doncaster and you beat Everton by a sufficient to catch up on City and potentially Doncaster
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 01:46:12 PM
Everton can still qualify as either as group winner or best runner-up.

You can actually win the group provided that :  
City looses to Durham

So, our game is a completely meaningless game then  :D
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 01:53:15 PM
Everton can still qualify as either as group winner or best runner-up.

You can actually win the group provided that :  
City looses to Durham

So, our game is a completely meaningless game then  :D
Well the logic would say so, you never know Durham might get a point with a  bit of luck and Everton or Liverpool might sneak past City
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 02:56:33 PM
Everton can still qualify as either as group winner or best runner-up.

You can actually win the group provided that :  
City looses to Durham

So, our game is a completely meaningless game then  :D
Well the logic would say so, you never know Durham might get a point with a  bit of luck and Everton or Liverpool might sneak past City

Well you're not wrong i can't argue that there is a very slim, massively outside chance, but i wouldn't bet on it even if i was a mad gambler given odds of 1000/1 :)

That's what i like about you though Sylvain, forever the optimist  :)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: sylvain on July 11, 2014, 03:11:10 PM
All you need is a penalty and a red card in the first 5 minutes and game on  ;)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 03:21:21 PM
All you need is a penalty and a red card in the first 5 minutes and game on  ;)

 :D For us, Durham and Doncaster  ;)
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on July 11, 2014, 04:10:54 PM
It's ok Steve - i know how you feel. I'll be watching Liverpool against Donny Belles that i don't think is going to have any impact!

Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: bilbobaggins on July 11, 2014, 08:39:09 PM
city to beat durham,   ............... oooops   :'(
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 11, 2014, 08:57:33 PM
It's ok Steve - i know how you feel. I'll be watching Liverpool against Donny Belles that i don't think is going to have any impact!



Liverpool have a very decent chance, especially with their superior goal difference (you're welcome  :D). A win with a few more goals might be enough you never know.
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Anita_Shorty on July 13, 2014, 10:28:21 AM
It's ok Steve - i know how you feel. I'll be watching Liverpool against Donny Belles that i don't think is going to have any impact!



Liverpool have a very decent chance, especially with their superior goal difference (you're welcome  :D). A win with a few more goals might be enough you never know.

At half time we were dreaming of 6-0 / 7-1 victories - but the reality was we were very lucky to hang on to all three points! Donna played a blinding second half - Liverpool just seemed to ease back and switch off a little bit!

All comes down to results today now!
Title: Re: FA WSL Continental Cup 2014
Post by: Mackem Steve on July 13, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
It's ok Steve - i know how you feel. I'll be watching Liverpool against Donny Belles that i don't think is going to have any impact!



Liverpool have a very decent chance, especially with their superior goal difference (you're welcome  :D). A win with a few more goals might be enough you never know.

At half time we were dreaming of 6-0 / 7-1 victories - but the reality was we were very lucky to hang on to all three points! Donna played a blinding second half - Liverpool just seemed to ease back and switch off a little bit!

All comes down to results today now!

Aye you need a few results to go your way, but you never know! Good luck!

Your result has now rendered our game virtually if not 100% meaningless as it's unlikely Everton will progress even with a win. I'm still going through though wouldn't miss it for the world and would still be nice to take a FAWSL 1 scalp :) Haway the lasses!