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The FA WSL / Re: Club signs Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:50:00 PM »
Arsenal will be holding a press conference tomorrow for the Japanese duo Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno.

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The FA WSL / Re: Arsenal Squad
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:59:53 PM »
Meet the new-look Arsenal Ladies

It's been a period of transition for Arsenal Ladies.

Eight players departed the Club at the end of last season but Shelley Kerr and Vic Akers have worked tirelessly over the last few months to rebuild the squad.

The Gunners have bought in six new faces ahead of the 2014 season and Arsenal Player went behind the scenes at London Colney to meet some of them.

The video can be watched by clicking here: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/video-ladies-revamp

The 6 minute video clip about the transfer activity in and out of the club over the past few months is discussed. Interviews with 4 of our new signings together with Vic and Shelley. Also interesting to hear how a famous ex Arsenal male player was involved in the signing of one of our new foreign players.

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The FA WSL / Re: Club signs Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:54:50 PM »
Picture special: Ladies' Japanese duo

Arsenal Ladies recently signed Japan internationals Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno.

The pair helped Japan win the World Cup in Germany in 2011, and were silver medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, where they reached the final at Wembley and played the United States in front of a record 80,000 crowd.

The pair have now arrived at Arsenal and our club photographer sent back these exclusive pictures of them.

Photos can be viewed by visiting: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/kinga-and-ohno-picture-special

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The FA WSL / Re: Arsenal Squad
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:18:09 PM »
If you add Groenen that should be announced soon, the squad is now good enough in term of numbers. Most positions are doubled, they just need to get used to playing together.

I expect the team to turn into a Barcelona style ball possession attacking football team.

I feel the club still needs to add 2 or 3 more players to add further depth to the squad. A defenisve player as well as at least one more player who is versatile and can play in a number of attacking positions.

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The FA WSL / Club signs Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno
« on: February 16, 2014, 01:11:08 AM »
Arsenal Ladies have signed Japan internationals Yukari Kinga and Shinobu Ohno.

The pair helped Japan win the World Cup in Germany in 2011, and were silver medal winners at the London 2012 Olympics, where they reached the final at Wembley and played the United States in front of a record 80,000 crowd.

Kinga and Ohno also impressed in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal Ladies during the Gunners’ tour of Japan in November 2011.

Kinga, 29, joins Arsenal from L.League champions INAC Kobe. An experienced defender, she has 87 caps for her country.

Ohno arrives in north London from two-time Women’s Champions League winners Olympique Lyonnais. The 30-year-old forward previously enjoyed spells in Japan with NTV Beleza and INAC Kobe. She has 39 goals in 116 appearances for Japan.

Arsenal Ladies general manager Vic Akers was delighted to welcome the Japanese duo to the Club: “Yukari and Shinobu are both extremely experienced internationals, who are proven at the very top level," he said.

"They will add real quality to our squad and we are delighted to welcome them to Arsenal Ladies.”

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/club-signs-yukari-kinga-and-shinobu-ohno

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Women's Football / Re: Transfer News and Gossip
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:08:39 PM »
Liverpool have signed Eilish Mcsorley from Glasgow City i think! Dowie tweeted earlier a pic saying "teamies" and she was in it - but no official news - and the tweet has since been deleted!

Very strange as she was rumoured to be joining Arsenal. Only recently she began to follow the ALFC twitter feed as well. I noticed today she's started to follow two Liverpool players. 

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Women's Football / Re: Arsenal Development team 2013/14
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:34:51 PM »
A new goalkeeper played yesterday against London Bees in a friendly, dont know her name yet.

Were there any other player involved in addition to the players listed in your previous post?

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The FA WSL / Re: Grant and Tracy leave Arsenal Ladies
« on: February 03, 2014, 12:49:51 PM »
It is a shame both players have left the club in this way. I always assumed both players would play out their careers at the club and then continue to work for the club in their current non-playing roles. A bit surprised that Yvonne has not followed Ciara in joining Reading.

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The FA WSL / Grant and Tracy leave Arsenal Ladies
« on: February 03, 2014, 12:44:50 PM »
Ciara Grant and Yvonne Tracy have left Arsenal Ladies, having come to the end of their contracts.

The Irish duo gave a combined 30 years of service to the Club.

Ciara has helped the Gunners to 11 league titles, nine FA Cups, nine League Cups, and one Uefa Women’s Cup, since her arrival in 1998.

She became the first player to reach 100 caps for Republic of Ireland, and made a total of 105 appearances for her country over a 17-year international career.

Yvonne, who helped the Gunners to a treble in her debut season in 2000/01, enjoyed a similarly illustrious career with the Club. Among other triumphs, she played a key part in the Ladies’ 2006/07 quadruple-winning campaign.

Aged 32, Yvonne remains a mainstay of the Republic of Ireland side.

Ciara will now join Reading, where she will play under former Gunners team-mate Jayne Ludlow. Yvonne is also set to continue her playing career.

Arsenal Ladies general manager Vic Akers paid tribute to the pair: “I would like to thank both Ciara and Yvonne for their fantastic contribution to the Club," he said.

"They’ve been central to the success the Ladies have had over the last 15 years.

“As well as being excellent players, they’ve been great to work with. On behalf of everyone at the Club, I’d like to wish them well for the future.”

Source: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/grant-and-tracy-leave-arsenal-ladies

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Women's Football / Re: Transfer News and Gossip
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:39:19 PM »
INAC Kobe Leonessa general manager Yasunori Yamashita was quoted today as saying their 29-year-old Japanese defender Yukari Kinga will be joining Arsenal Ladies for the forthcoming season.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2014/01/29/soccer/nadeshiko-japans-kawasumi-to-play-for-u-s-team/#.UukY6xB_tTY

I think it is a slightly strange transfer target as I thought she was a right back and so with Alex Scott having signed a new contract recently I would not have thought a new right back should have been high on Shelley's list of requirement targets.

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Women's Football / Re: FAWSL is it contravening UEFA regulations?
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:32:31 PM »
Most folk have the ability to record matches these days, especially as the WC games will inevitably be funny hours anyway, being on another continent. I'll stick to my guns and agree to differ

Most people do have the ability to record matches but generally research carried out in the past suggests people in the UK prefer to watch sporting events live. I think the concept of a summer league was to try and maximise the level of attendance at the matches so any break for a major tournament is a good thing for a significant amount of followers of the game. In terms of the world cup in Brazil I think it would have an impact as over 80% of the matches are scheduled to kick off during prime time hours in the UK i.e between 5pm and 9pm.

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Women's Football / Re: FAWSL is it contravening UEFA regulations?
« on: January 29, 2014, 02:27:44 PM »
Indee they even manage to have a break this season when there is no international tournament. In the last 3 seasons fair enough with WC Olympics and Euros but this year ??

When will the break be this season? Is it between the 12th June and the 13th July? If it is then the break is because of the men's World Cup in Brazil.

Hope not, surely that is an admission of failure. That after 3 years and £millions thrown at it, women's WSL football still can't compete with men's football or stand out in its own right

I personally would not see it as a failure at all. No domestic football match whether male or female would be able to maintain the same level of support during a men's world cup. It is the biggest football tournament bar none and no rival football competition could compete against that. Every match is televised and most matches have millions of viewers. I have no idea when the break is scheduled but if it is during the same period then I think it was a wise decision so as to try and maintain the same level of support throughout the league campaign.

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Women's Football / Re: FAWSL is it contravening UEFA regulations?
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:19:12 AM »
Indee they even manage to have a break this season when there is no international tournament. In the last 3 seasons fair enough with WC Olympics and Euros but this year ??

When will the break be this season? Is it between the 12th June and the 13th July? If it is then the break is because of the men's World Cup in Brazil.

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Women's Football / Re: Transfer News and Gossip
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:12:51 AM »
Think Shelly will be found out big time this season.

I think Arsenal will surprise a lot of people.

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The FA WSL / Re: Arsenal Squad
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:08:31 AM »
Updated Arsenal squad details.

Goalkeepers

1. Emma Byrne
15. Siobhan Chamberlain

Defenders

5. Casey Stoney
6. Anouk Hoogendijk
19. Niamh Fahey
22. Alex Scott

Midfielders

8. Jordan Nobbs
18. Emma Mitchell
20. Caroline Weir
25. Jade Bailey
30. Bianca Bragg

Forwards

9. Danielle Carter
10. Kelly Smith
11. Rachel Yankey
24. Freda Ayisi

Source: http://www.arsenal.com/ladies/players as at 23/01/14

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The FA WSL / Re: Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies
« on: January 18, 2014, 01:51:06 AM »
Youtube video of Anouk travelling over to London to sign her contract at Arsenal with Vic Akers and Arsene Wnger featured: http://youtu.be/gE4spfDnEHQ

In the clip Arsene welcomes Anouk to the club and asks Vic whether she is a 'special' player

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The FA WSL / Re: Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies
« on: January 18, 2014, 01:31:31 AM »





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The FA WSL / Re: Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:18:12 PM »
So we can expect a Stoney Hoogendjik center back pairing?

If as expected Eilish McSorley joins the club she will also be in the mix to play in the centre of defence.

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The FA WSL / Re: Arsenal Squad
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:16:02 PM »
Harris, Grant and Tracy removed from arsenal.com

http://www.arsenal.com/ladies/players

I wonder whether this means Sophie Harris has left the club or that she is considered a 2nd team player?

Hopefully Arsenal will publish an article in due course to honour Ciara as I assume the removal of her name means she will be retiring.

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The FA WSL / Re: Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:05:20 PM »
She has taken over Faye White's old squad number that had not been used since her retirement.

And she put a picture on twitter earlier today of herself and Shelley Kerr holding her new home and away shirt.


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