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Report up at www.myspace.com/ianhare or

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/sport/headlinesport/display.var.2001114.0.terrys_presence_not_enough_as_chelsea_dumped_out_of_fa_cup.php

Apologies to all Leeds fans. I should have posted this here much earlier. You'll also have to excuse the fact it's written from a Chelsea viewpoint. This went in the local press around the west and south west London area.

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The FA WSL / Re: Chelsea Ladies 3 Doncaster Rover Belles 4
« on: February 04, 2008, 10:14:17 AM »
I had a chat with Caz after the match. Although she was on crutches, she was still in good spirits. Just very frustrated that she was out again after only returning from ligament damage a short time before.

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Women's Football / History - and pics - of women's football
« on: January 24, 2008, 06:01:40 PM »
Anyone who's a sucker for the history of the women's game - and I'm sure it just can't be me who revels in the early pioneers - may like to check out: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Fwomen.htm


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And a good match too, although one which Chelsea shaded.

I spoke to Adam Lakeland after the game who admitted he would have taken the point before the start. However, unsurprisingly, he also said that he's pretty happy with the way things have gone this season.

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The FA WSL / Chelsea Ladies 1 Blackburn Ladies 1 - match report now up
« on: January 22, 2008, 11:05:06 AM »
Match report now up at www.myspace.com/ianhare

or if you prefer something more newspaperish (is that a word?) - http://www.kingstonguardian.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1982118.mostviewed.chelsea_suffer_lastminute_heartache.php  - among others.

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The FA WSL / Re: Chelsea Ladies v Cardiff City Ladies match report now up
« on: January 17, 2008, 06:03:58 PM »
Home flavour, yes. But I always try and report with a neutral eye.

I felt that Chelsea adapted to the difficult conditions better than Cardiff, understandably given the experience of some of the team. Chatting to Michele Adams after the match, she agreed that Cardiff are very inexperienced after losing so many players over the summer, and that they came for the point.

Truth to tell, despite Cardiff's first-half wind assisted advantage, Siobhan Chamberlain had very few saves to make and Chelsea always seemed to carry the greater threat going forward.

Anyway, feel free to come and introduce yourself next time you're at Imber Court RR. You can't miss me. I'll be the one leaning on the fence to the right of the players' tunnel with the pen, paper, stopwatch and folder.

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The FA WSL / Chelsea Ladies v Cardiff City Ladies match report now up
« on: January 17, 2008, 11:26:15 AM »
at www.myspace.com/ianhare

Some of you have mentioned the lean towards Chelsea's point of view in these reports.

Guilty as charged, I'm afraid. Very sorry, but they appear in local papers in Chelsea's catchment area, hence the home flavour.

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at www.myspace.com/ianhare

Some of you have mentioned the lean towards Chelsea's point of view in these reports.

Guilty as charged, I'm afraid. Very sorry, but they appear in local papers in Chelsea's catchment area, hence the home flavour.

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Women's Football / Re: Men were men but Dick's Ladies were banned.
« on: January 09, 2008, 02:55:29 PM »
"The film that followed was a revelation?"  Harrumph.  Here's a piece I wrote in October 2006 originally. And I might add that I'd known about Dick Kerr's Ladies for decades. The history's there for people who want to find it.

In the meantime, if Martin Kelner wants to pay some royalties, he's welcome to get in touch...


08 Mar 2007
   

Dick Kerr's Ladies and China

OK. Just to set the scene, here's a bit I wrote back in October.

I've supported QPR before I even knew what it meant to be a supporter. Rodney Marsh scored the first goal I ever saw live, close enough for me to almost touch him. I watched the swashbuckling side of 1976 cut a swathe through the 1st division before two poor games saw them pipped in the very last game of the season. And in recent years I've seen them pop in and out of league 2, and lose an FA Cup match to a Vauxhall Motors side I arguably could have played in.

And I also love women's football. It's now the most popular sport for women and girls, far outstripping hockey and netball. I've seen games at all levels and there's an honesty and enjoyment there that the men's game could learn from. Considering vast numbers of men love both women and football, it's odd that combining those words reduce a lot of men to guffawing lumps of lard. So here's a thought. Women's football first came to most people's attention almost 90 years ago.

Dick Kerrs Ladies were formed by women working in a Preston factory in 1917 and went on to tour the world. Famously, a match in 1920 against St Helens was watched by 53,000 spectators with a further 10,000+ locked outside. The huntin', shootin' and fishin' FA of the time later banned them, and all women, from playing at official stadiums. To show how archaic England was, that ban wasn't lifted until 1969.

Those women pioneers have paved the way for the current England side to qualify for the World Cup finals in China next year. So watch them. And while you watch the towering Faye White, the solid tackling Rachel Unitt, the nippy Eni Aluko and the coiffured, elfin Sue Smith among others, think too of Lily Parr, Alice Woods and Alice Barlow who also fulfilled dreams of playing on the world stage all those years ago. How many of those men can say that?


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The FA WSL / Chelsea Ladies 0 Birmingham City Ladies 1
« on: December 09, 2007, 08:37:44 PM »
Match report now up at www.myspace.com/ianhare

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / Chelsea Ladies 4 Charlton Women 0
« on: November 01, 2007, 02:12:02 PM »
Match report now up at www.myspace.com/ianhare

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Women's Football / Chelsea Ladies 4 Charlton Women 0
« on: November 01, 2007, 02:11:07 PM »
Match report now up at www.myspace.com/ianhare

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Non WSL UK Women’s Football / Chelsea 3 Bristol Academy 4
« on: October 11, 2007, 04:09:51 PM »
Match report now online at www.myspace.com/ianhare

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Women's Football / Chelsea 3 Bristol Academy 4
« on: October 11, 2007, 03:57:07 PM »
Match report now online at www.myspace.com/ianhare

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