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Women's Football / FA cup attendance
« on: May 27, 2013, 04:29:48 AM »

Well for a start I didn't even know it was today.  But that might something to do with my long time passion for womens footy has all but depleted.'s_Cup

2005   Charlton Athletic   1–0   Everton   Aluko 58'   Upton Park
Attendance: 8,567
2006   Arsenal   5–0   Leeds United   Ward (o.g) 3', Fleeting 34', Yankey 35', Smith (pen) 73', Sanderson 77'   The New Den
Attendance: 13,452
2007   Arsenal   4–1   Charlton Athletic   Charlton: Holtham 2'
Arsenal: Smith 7', 80', Ludlow 15', 45'   City Ground
Attendance: 24,529
2008   Arsenal   4–1   Leeds United   Arsenal: Smith 54', 83', Ludlow 58', Sanderson 60'
Leeds: Clarke 68'   City Ground
Attendance: 24,582
2009   Arsenal   2–1   Sunderland   Arsenal: Chapman 32', Little 90'
Sunderland: McDougall 90'   Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 23,291
2010   Everton   3–2 a.e.t.   Arsenal   Arsenal: Little (pen) 43', Fleeting 54'
Everton: Dowie 16', 119', White (o.g.) 45'+2'   City Ground
Attendance: 17,505[7]
2011   Arsenal   2–0   Bristol Academy   Little 19', Fleeting 32'   Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 13,885[8]
2012   Birmingham City   2–2 a.e.t. (3–2 pen.)   Chelsea   Birmingham City: Williams 90', Carney 111'
Chelsea: Lander 69' Longhurst 101'   Ashton Gate
Attendance: 8,723
2013   Arsenal   3–0   Bristol Academy   Houghton 2' Nobbs 72' White 90'   Keepmoat Stadium
Attendance: 4,988

The FA WSL 2 / Re: WSL Div 2
« on: May 04, 2013, 05:01:26 PM »
Is it just me - or is this strange considering recent announcements.  Or have I missed something

The FA WSL 2 / Re: WSL Div 2
« on: April 30, 2013, 08:01:17 AM »
Have to say does sound rather under handed.


The FA WSL 2 / Re: WSL Div 2
« on: April 30, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »
Nottingham Forest statement

Some say “nothing surprises you in football” and invariably they are not wrong.

Approximately two weeks ago, Nottingham Forest Ladies FC and their key partners made a passionate and heartfelt final presentation at Wembley, to the FA Board, in support of their recent Women’s Super League (WSL) bid.  The presentation included the story of Nottingham’s sporting excellence and the ambition, passion and pride of the City.  It also included Nottingham Forest Ladies FC’s achievements to date and their desire and commitment to take the next steps to represent their City in the WSL and assist with the further development of women’s and girl’s football in Nottingham and the Midlands.  Nottingham Forest Ladies have recently gained massive support from their parent club, its many loyal fans, the local community, the local FA and from businesses and organisations across the City, but unfortunately this was not enough and they were notified that their bid was simply too high risk.  It came as a bit of a shock, particularly bearing in mind the significant financial commitment from our parent club for the next 3 years, but we took the announcement with dignity and respect.

The FA had a complete lack of transparency and respect with their official announcement that Lincoln Ladies FC’s successful Women’s Super League Bid included a name change to Notts County Ladies FC.  This had never been mentioned before at any stage of the process, and it had been confirmed by the FA that Nottingham Forest were the only club in Nottingham to apply; this decision has left many of Lincoln’s loyal fan base shocked and Forest’s thoroughly disgusted.

 More to follow…

Girl's Centres of Excellence / U13 @ Elite Performance Camps
« on: April 14, 2013, 10:23:13 AM »
Noted for this first time I know of that U13 have been invited to the camps.

IMHO I think they are wrong in targeting the younger age groups. 3 Reasons 1) is they way the girls are treated like commodities and the hire and fire nature of selection 2) I just think its too much on a young girls body to go on such an intensive training regime at a time when there bodies are already changing so much.  3 Unless they are real "elite" and IMHO the selection process doesn't always get it right (especially at the younger levels) then they should be concentrating on school.

It hardly worth all the effort for what turns out to be a couple games a year at 15 level.

My tupenneth. What do others think

Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: U17 National Cup
« on: March 02, 2013, 02:14:51 PM »
I can confirm there was a man with a clip board and a cap at the Derby/Blackburn match for full game.

Nearly had a nose bleed though being so far north for so long.  ;D

Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: U17 National Cup
« on: January 12, 2013, 03:34:56 PM »
Derby 2 Birmingham 1

Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: U17 Match Results
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:54:22 PM »
U17 for NW Oh dear Everton played 5 won a big fat 0  ???

Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: U17 Match Results
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:16:35 AM »
Our team u17 lost 5 players towards the end of season.  Various reason but there nt being the draw of being selected for an aengland camp has to be one of them. I think its a real issue.

The scouts I saw last year hardly bothered with U17's and I am not aware of any U17 girl that was called directly in to the England squad.

Over the hill at 14 ... Only in FA world  ???

Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: Transition to Senior Footy from CoE
« on: September 14, 2012, 05:32:15 PM »
[quote author=#1 link=topic=7368.msg67337#msg67337 date=1347622551

One other point (and this relates to some degree to the new age banding); those players that have started u17s that are still 14 years old this year (eg Birthday in Sept - Dec) will eventually have to move to ladies football having only just turned 17 in that period 2 years later (they will not be allowed to play u17s football even though still 16 when the season starts). As they are a little younger does that make any difference?

Hi 1 - not quite sure what you mean but my daughter is in that bracket. She's just about to turn 17.  Too old for CoE U17 now playing for senior squad.  I believe as long as they are 16 they can play for a senior squad.   There are quite a few 16/17 year olds in the senior squad.


Girl's Centres of Excellence / Re: Transition to Senior Footy from CoE
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:38:49 PM »
Think gonna to try and get her to stick at i t- she sometimes listens to parents .. not always  ::)  ;D.  Its also got the difficulty that life has changed completely.  Finished school recently, starting college over the next fews days and working part-time.  Fitting it all in and then feeling unhappy when doing it ..thats the difficult bit and theres college football that she has signed up too also.  Its a difficult emotional time for 16/17 year old footie players.

She has played in some of the reserves matches.  I ought to show her this because shes grumpy she's not always selected but she ought to be pleased at 16 she has played in the women's premiership reserves matches.

Thanks for you replies its helped to see its not just us and a bit of a warning for current older u17's its a different world out there to what we have been used to in CoE world and maybe prepare for it??


Girl's Centres of Excellence / Transition to Senior Footy from CoE
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:33:25 PM »
I have a dilemma that my 16 year old has just transitioned to senior football from a CoE (3 years CoE) and hates it and is threatening to quit football after playing for last 10 years.

I can understand her dilemma as its a big step up but wonder if to pressure her in to stay at least until Christmas or let it go.  It seems to be more the people issues rather than actual footy.  ie not feeling like she fits in.  Struggling to make friends , lots of cliques and a big rift between 1st team and reserves but lot of team changes and swapping at same time.  Guess its just football but harder for the younger ones to understand.

Anyone else experience any difficulty in the step up.  I can honestly see why girls give up footy.


Women's Football / Womens Football recognition Petition
« on: August 24, 2012, 08:11:52 PM »

I have signed this petition to get EA Sports to include women football players in their games to give them the recognition they deserve.


I just signed the following petition addressed to: EA Sports

Tell EA Sports to include female characters on their soccer games.

FIFA by EA Sports is one of the most successful sports video game series of all time. Currently, the game can be played on any console, PC/MAC, tablets and smartphones around the globe.

As of 2011, the FIFA franchise is in 51 countries and 18 languages and it has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. FIFA 12 holds the record for the "fastest selling sports game ever" with over 3.3 million games sold and over 186 million dollars in its first week of release.

This data makes it one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time.

But in spite of its current vast selection of game modes and features, none of the FIFA games has an option for women’s teams or female players.

This decision to exclude female characters from the game makes no sense:

The Entertainment Software Association has stated that 47% of all players are women.

And the US Department of State says that over 40% of soccer players in the US are girls.

Amateur soccer is played by girls and boys at school and leagues. The American expression "soccer mom," which refers to mothers who drive their children to soccer games and watch them compete, has become so popular that this group is now recognized as an informal political interest group to be reckoned with in elections.

Soccer is the most popular women's sport in college and in some cases women soccer stars are more well-known than men. Soccer star Mia Hamm was listed recently as one of the "Most Fascinating Women in Politics" in a political magazine poll, while US Women National Team's goalkeeper Hope Solo was part of ABC's Dancing With The Stars in 2011.

The US National women soccer team won two World Cups (in 1991 and 1999), three Olympic gold medals (in 1996, 2004, and 2008) and they just made it to the semifinals London 2012.

By offering just men's teams as playable options on FIFA we're not only denying these girls a chance to relate to the characters they play on a videogame, but we're also wasting a great opportunity to encourage those same girls to be who they are, develop their passion, motivation and promote a healthy image and relation between women and sports.

Young girls can't be portrayed by male videogame characters. We want them to be able see themselves in the games they love, as the soccer players that inspire them.

Don't restrict our choices to Messi, Rooney, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo. Allow girls and boys to play with Wambach, Sawa, Morgan, Cristiane, Miyama, Rapinoe, Marta, Hope Solo, Mia Hamm, Birgit Prinz.

Tell EA Sports to include female characters on their soccer games.


Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 28, 2012, 04:49:07 PM »
I think Im being a bit thick here .. I guess it's guess Cameroon could equalise if it's a draw but they win z3rd game.

Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 28, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
Can anyone plz explain the rules .. I would have thought a draw would do but why do USA and Korea have to win.–_Women's_tournament

Looking at group e it says
Brazil will advance to the knockout stage if
they beat New Zealand, OR
they draw AND both United States AND North Korea win
Great Britain will advance to the knockout stage if
they beat Cameroon, OR
they draw AND both United States AND North Korea win

Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:25:45 PM »
Sweden v S Africa ended up 4-1 in the end so actually wasn't a bad score.  Think it was just the first half and the beeb kept repeating the dodgy gols over and over ago so looked like more.

Would have loved for the underdog to have won ;D that would have thrown a spanner in works.

Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:19:42 PM »
I have been watching womens footie for years I do know that  :o.   ;D  and passionate about it - have 2  daughters that play and I try whenever I can to get people that watch it. 

Can you imagine someone not in to womens football turn on the beeb (or even worse have tickets for it and be there) watching Sweden v S Africa.. you can hear them now on the forums  ::)

The rest has been fairly good footie .. some really good stuff

Looking forward to the weekend matches.


Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:50:03 PM »
"Arrgh.  Sweden V S Africa - embarrassing for womens football - still dont know what final result was."

Its 3-0 at half time.  But loooked like more they must have been repeating some of the goals  ;D ;D ;D ;D Some daft goals that goalie let in.

Women's Football / Re: Olympics
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:46:11 PM »
Is there  a specific place to discuss the Olympics.  I cant see it anywhere if there is.

Arrgh.  Sweden V S Africa - embarrassing for womens football - still dont know what final result was.

North Korea refuse to play today because South Korean flag was shown ooops.  Kick off delayed.  1 hour an 5 mins late.  :(

Go Team GB.

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