Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - idh1

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19
1
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: August 19, 2011, 03:06:47 PM »
Also whoever does the (ESPN) program does not have much editorial content to put on because I have 4 differents program since the starts of the 2nd phase with the same Dowie interview and 2 differents ones with the same Harrop interview, no table or fixture list...

Have to say the WSL has largely passed me by this season too. Chelsea's move to Tooting & Mitcham completely scuppered me in terms of reporting. It's an absolute bitch of a ground to get to. That and the fact I don't get paid for doing so in a tough economic climate has forced me to step back.

When faced with a choice for paid work for Eurosport covering men's Prem, Serie A or La Liga, or schlepping to bloody Tooting to lose money, I'm afraid it's no choice. Sorry, Sylvain, I just don't have your focus or resources to match your travelling devotion. Incidentally, when DO you sleep or eat? And I don't just mean the burgers at Boreham Wood.

Anyway, this is a long-winded way of saying that I think, despite the hopes, the WSL is still largely ignored by the media. It's obviously far better than before, but next season, when the novelty of the first campaign has worn off?   Dunno.

2
Is it just me, or does the WSL trophy look like a giant sex aid? 

3
Can I just say how much I loathe Tooting & Mitcham's ground?  Still, nice to see a crowd of more than 2000 at the game.

4
The FA WSL / Chelsea Ladies 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles 1
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:14:50 AM »
Match report up at

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/sport/8907311.Chelsea_boss_upbeat_despite_cup_exit/

As always people, remember this goes in the local paper, hence the Chelsea viewpoint.

5
Women's Football / Chelsea Ladies 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles 1
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:13:34 AM »
Match report up at

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/sport/8907311.Chelsea_boss_upbeat_despite_cup_exit/

Sigh. Back to the day job. No sitting in comfy studios at Eurosport with a live feed, but instead freezing my balls off in a sparse stadium while peering through the gloom.

6
Women's Football / Re: Casey Stoney
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:09:41 PM »
I've also informed Jen at Shekicks, so, yeah! I think the secret's out!

7
Women's Football / Casey Stoney
« on: March 13, 2011, 06:50:39 PM »
Casey Stoney is about to sign for Lincoln after leaving Chelsea. The Blues skipper initially turned down a move to the Lady Imps doubting that the newcomers to the top division of women's football could attract star names. With that fear now allayed, Stoney decided on the move during the recent Cyprus Cup.

Remember folks! You heard it here first!!

8
Players / Casey Stoney
« on: March 13, 2011, 05:31:13 PM »
Casey Stoney is about to sign for Lincoln after leaving Chelsea. The Blues skipper initially turned down a move to the Lady Imps doubting that the newcomers to the top division of women's football could attract star names. With that fear now allayed, Stoney decided on the move during the recent Cyprus Cup.

Remember folks! You heard it here first!!

9
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: February 08, 2011, 05:37:01 PM »
Still hoping for another Pauline Cope style incident :D

Sorry Sylvain, I meant to ask. What Pauline Cope incident?

10
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: February 03, 2011, 03:43:52 PM »
You will have to fight with Ken to have the player's attention especially when he is telling them they are rubbish lol  ;D

You may recall me recounting a famous time when I was interviewing the then Chelsea manager, Steve Jones after a defeat by Arsenal.

Ken had stolen some of the players' egg sandwiches, presumably because he thinks he has a right to them, wandered over to where I was speaking and recording Steve, interrupted us with some random comments before spitting and dropping the egg on my notes. He then departed without apologising.

11
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:10:35 PM »
However, there is apparently no truth in the rumours that Andy Gray and Richard Keys are being lined up for presenting roles for ESPN's coverage.

12
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: February 03, 2011, 02:07:33 PM »
I'm interested to see what effect ESPN coverage will have on the game.

I'll be covering Chelsea v Arsenal for the local paper and am used to chatting to players and managers over a pint in the bar afterwards.

Wonder if I'll have to queue up behind eager commentators and pushy presenters? Time to brandish the Press Card again and throw a tantrum saying: "I was here first! Where were you in 2009?"

13
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: January 10, 2011, 03:00:29 PM »
I never played against those sorts of teams!

That's a shame EI. It was, generally, more sociable and a darn sight more skilled than Sunday pub football.

I do have some happy memories of my SOL and later, Southern Amateur League, career.

Beating arch-rivals Old Grammarians 14-1, a mass 20-man brawl against Parkfield, sparked off by a 'robust' tackle from my fellow centre-half, beating a loaded Wandsworth Borough side 1-0 in a match where I received my only official yellow card after going in for a 50-50 and losing out by a split second.

The opponent was going at such speed, I sent him flying some 15-20 yards. To make matters worse, because of Wandsworth's loaded side, there were about 200 spectators. He was uninjured and tried to stop the ref booking me, but the abuse I got for the rest of the match...

And I lost THREE cup finals. The last one to Southgate County, who were underdogs, but a gale-force wind in our faces for the first half, which dropped in the second put paid to that. Not forgetting the header I scored in a cup match against Old Wilsonians from outside the box. Ah, happy days...

14
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: January 10, 2011, 01:53:59 PM »
I have no doubt some enterprising person has posted this already, but I didn't have the time to do a search - or the inclination, frankly.

But just in case, The FA has announced the opening fixtures for the WSL. The link's here, but here are the first four or five matches. http://www.thefa.com/Leagues/SuperLeague/NewsAndFeatures/2010/FixtureList1


Thurs 14 April 2011 - 7.45pm

Birmingham City v Bristol Academy - Stratford Town FC
Chelsea v Arsenal - Tooting & Mitcham FC
Lincoln Ladies v Doncaster Rovers Belles - Lincoln United FC
Liverpool v Everton - Skelmersdale United FC

Wed 20 April 2011 - 7.45pm   

Everton v Doncaster Rovers Belles - Marine FC
Liverpool v Birmingham City - Skelmersdale United FC*

Thurs 21 April 2011 -7.45pm

Arsenal v Bristol Academy - Boreham Wood FC
Chelsea v Lincoln Ladies- Tooting & Mitcham FC

Sat 23 April 2011

Bristol Academy v Liverpool - 6.30pm - WISE Campus

Sun 24 April 2011

Birmingham City v Lincoln Ladies - 5.00pm - Stratford Town FC
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Chelsea - 2.00pm - Keepmoat Stadium
Arsenal v Everton - 2.00pm - Boreham Wood FC

Thurs 28 April 2011

Arsenal v Birmingham City - 7.45pm - Boreham Wood FC

Sat 30 April 2011

Lincoln Ladies v Everton - 3.00pm - Lincoln United FC

Sun 1 May 2011

Bristol Academy v Doncaster Rovers Belles - 2.00pm - WISE Campus
Liverpool v Chelsea - 2.00pm - Skelmersdale United FC

Wed 4 May 2011   

Bristol Academy v Chelsea - 6.30pm - WISE Campus
Doncaster Rovers Belles v Liverpool - 7.45pm - Keepmoat Stadium
Everton v Birmingham City - 7.45pm - Marine FC
Lincoln Ladies v Arsenal - 7.30pm - Lincoln United FC


15
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: January 04, 2011, 11:36:40 PM »
... to play a Dog & Duck reserve XI in the County Cup.

Ah, I remember playing in those sort of games. Sunday matches against 'The Docker's Fist'.

I was glad to join the Southern Olympian League in 1987 and play 3 o' clock Saturday matches against human beings. Discounting Duncombe Sports and Hale End Athletic, of course.

16
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:51:39 PM »
Yep. Pitches were always going to be a stumbling block.

It was clear last season that Chelsea were going to be unable to use Imber Court because of reseeding and various maintenance, hence the move to Tooting & Mitcham. Wonder when T&M will do their ground prep?

17
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: November 12, 2010, 12:46:37 AM »
Well, would you believe it? After a little over two years as a topic, this has just recently overhauled 'Kolbotn IL' as the most viewed.

A tribute to the hopes, dreams, failures, controversy and sometimes the downright stupidity surrounding the Super League. And there's probably lots more in the tank yet..

18
Women's Football / Re: The FA and the Superleague - comments, questions?
« on: October 03, 2010, 06:55:28 PM »
Just a quickie. Chelsea have moved from Imber Court, Hampton to Tooting & Mitcham FC for the next campaign.

19
Women's Football / Middlesbrough and North Korea
« on: September 12, 2010, 03:53:50 PM »
Apologies if this is already posted, but thought this may interest everyone.


"Middlesbrough Ladies' North Korean football tour guarantees place in history"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/12/north-korea-middlesbrough-womens-football

20
Players / Re: Siobhan Chamberlain
« on: July 25, 2010, 12:31:36 AM »
The tall, lean Chamberlain...allowed eight goals, made 17 saves and posted two shutouts.
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100723/bc_whitecaps_goalie_100723/20100723?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

ALLOWED eight goals and posted two SHUTOUTS. Er, was this before she made the field goal and bunted before slam-dunking?  If this catches on over here like Trick or Treat, school proms and yearbooks, I'm outta here!


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19