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Title: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 21, 2007, 05:59:10 PM

By Alex Stone. Wednesday, 11 July 2007.
Women's U23s Nordic Tournament
Vassa, Finland

Finland v England, Wednesday 18 July (Vassa, 6.30pm local time)
England v Germany, Friday 20 July (Vassa, 6.30pm local time)
England v TBC, Monday 24 July

In a busy time for England Women's teams, Brent Hills will take a squad of 18 players to the Nordic U23 Tournament on Monday.

The U23 tournament was won by Germany last year and in the past has been used by competing teams as a final testing ground before elevating players to their senior sides.

"This squad has a range of abilities and international experience" Brent told TheFA.com "but the level of competition we'll encounter can only be good for the development of our players.

"We have four players in the current senior squad of 30 and if they have a strong tournament, it will do them no harm at all, when it comes to Hope selecting her final 21 players for China (and the Women's World Cup).

"For others, it's a chance to show that they can do and press their claims for senior international recognition, whilst for Grace McCatty and Emma Thomas, this will their first taste at a higher level."

This year there are only six competing teams compared the usual eight, but plans have already been made for The Three Lions to play Norway on the last rest day, guaranteeing the players four very tough games.

"The four top ranked countries in the world will be in Finland" continued Brent "and that calibre of opposition is exactly what this squad of players needs to test themselves against.

"When Germany won last year, they had at least five players in their senior squad of 20.

"The first year of the competition, nine of the Danish squad were also in their senior team, so we know that the games will be hard.

"With the European U19 Finals also at the same time, it's far from a quiet summer for our players, but as we continue to try and close the gap on the likes of Germany and the USA, these experiences are invaluable for the players."

This summer, two of the squad. (Rachel Axon and Jodie Taylor) have kept match-sharp playing alongside Faye White in Canada, whilst Kimberly Dixson and Lynda Shepherd have been in Iceland.

England's first game is against hosts Finland next Wednesday at the Hietalahti Stadium in Vassa, and as always, TheFA.com will keep you updated on the progress of the squad.

England Squad: Nicola Hobbs (Leeds United), Carly Telford (Sunderland), Rachel Axon (Ottawa Fury), Kylie Davies (Chelsea), Michelle Hickmott (Birmingham City), Katie Holtham (Charlton Athletic), Kimberley Dixson (Charlton Athletic), Amy Kane (Everton), Kelly McDougall (Everton), Lynda Shepherd (Blackburn Rovers), Danielle Bird (Birmingham City), Carla Cantrell (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Gemma Davison (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Charlton Athletic), Dunia Susi (Chelsea), Jodie Taylor (Ottawa Fury), Emma Thomas (Watford), Grace McCatty (Bristol Academy)


http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/07/Stake_your_claim.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 21, 2007, 06:05:45 PM
I don't know if there's any more news about how the U-23s are doing in Finland this week, but they are definitely playing Norway in a friendly on Sunday.

Norway's matches have been reported in Norway on one of the club sites, and there are some translations on here, under "Norway Women's Football".

One of the Norway squad does not entirely see the game as a friendly.  Lisa-Marie Woods is part-Scottish and sees the game as a chance to renew an old rivalry . . .
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 21, 2007, 07:26:59 PM
There not doing well 4-1 defeat against Finland and 2-2 draw against Germany. If any of the fringe player wanted to stake a claim, well I am not sure they did it.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 21, 2007, 07:31:31 PM
who are the fringe players?  They dont seem to have a strong squad anyway.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 21, 2007, 08:42:26 PM
Potter & Telford and maybe one or two who could be dark horses to be in the final WC squad but I think if there is any surprise player in the  WC squad she is more likely to be  in Iceland with the U19 at the moment.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: David on July 22, 2007, 09:23:45 PM
England 2 Germany 2

Gemma Davison 10, Jodie Taylor 55 

England win 3-0 on penalties

Women's U23 Nordic Tournament
Friday 20 July 2007
Vassa, Finland

Brent Hills says his young outfit should have ambitions of playing in the senior side after watching them beat Germany on penalties.

The Three Lions twice took the lead against their famous rivals but after drawing 2-2 they emerged victorious after a 3-0 win in the shoot-out – a rarity against Germany.

"We have been practising our penalties," revealed Hills. "It really paid off. All our penalties were solid."

Just two days after losing 4-1 to Finland, the Three Lions took to the field against their famous old rivals in desperate need of a confidence boosting performance.

They started well, taking the lead through Gemma Davison who netted after ten minutes.

The Germans responded with a 50th minute equaliser, but England regained the lead within minutes through substitute Jodie Taylor.

However, the resilient Germans refused to buckle and made it 2-2 with ten minutes to go.

"England v Germany is always a special fixture," said Hills. "The players knew they could put in another performance like the last one. They competed as well as they ever have done in this age group."

Hills told the England players they need to add a level of consistency to their game, adding that a similar performance against Finland could have been enough to warrant a victory.

"We need to work on that," he said. "The players have missed an opportunity.

They could have been playing against the USA in the Final had they put in a performance against Finland.

"But this is a good tournament with good opposition. You want to play against the best teams. They will learn from the loss against Finland. But it’s about development and the players should be striving to reach the senior side."

England Squad: Nicola Hobbs (Leeds United), Carly Telford (Sunderland), Rachel Axon (Ottawa Fury), Kylie Davies (Chelsea), Michelle Hickmott (Birmingham City), Katie Holtham (Charlton Athletic), Kimberley Dixson (Charlton Athletic), Amy Kane (Everton), Kelly McDougall (Everton), Lynda Shepherd (Blackburn Rovers), Danielle Bird (Birmingham City), Carla Cantrell (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Gemma Davison (Arsenal), Jo Potter (Charlton Athletic), Dunia Susi (Chelsea), Jodie Taylor (Ottawa Fury), Emma Thomas (Watford), Grace McCatty (Bristol Academy)

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2007/07/EngU23_vGer.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 23, 2007, 10:31:12 AM
England got trashed 3-0 yesterday by Norway , the link is the norwegian FA I don't speak a word of it. If anyone can translate

http://www.fotball.no/t1.aspx?p=51831&x=1&a=202408
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 23, 2007, 07:16:42 PM
England got trashed 3-0 yesterday by Norway , the link is the norwegian FA I don't speak a word of it. If anyone can translate

http://www.fotball.no/t1.aspx?p=51831&x=1&a=202408

You can put it on to one of those translation sites, the results are usually a laugh...
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 23, 2007, 08:09:47 PM
I asked my norwegian colleague but he wasn't bothered sadly.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 23, 2007, 11:41:19 PM
Hi - I had a go at translating that article but unfortunately it's all about the Norway side of things which is not really a surprise.

Anyway if you are interested, it's on this site, but under "Norway Women's Football".

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on July 25, 2007, 12:01:56 AM
Swede dreams
By Russell Staves. Tuesday, 24 July 2007.

England 1 Sweden 1
 
England won 4-2 on penalties

Women's U23 Nordic Tournament
Fifth-Sixth Place Play-off
Tuesday 24 July 2007
Vassa, Finland

England concluded the Nordic Tournament on a high note when they secured a second consecutive penalty shoot-out win, this time over Sweden.

Just days after getting the better of arch-rivals Germany on penalties, the young Lions were faced with a second shoot-out with fifth place at stake.

But England held their nerve to secure back-to-back wins.

"We have been practising penalties - we always do," said Head Coach Brent Hills. "You never know when you might need them. They could win you a tournament. But shoot-outs in tournaments like this are always great experience."

Earlier in the afternoon, England went ahead when Birmingham City's Danielle Bird curled home a stunning free-kick on 12 minutes.

The Three Lions had numerous chances to extend their lead but three missed one-on-ones and a goalline clearance meant Sweden remained within touching distance.

The Scandinavians would make England pay for their profligacy in front of goal with a late equaliser, but Hills' outfit would have the last laugh.

"All in all, it was a good performance," added Hills. "If we had taken our opportunities we would have beaten them. We really took the game to them after they had equalised."

The victory was the finale of England's trip to Finland where they lost 4-1 to the hosts before securing two shoot-out wins.

"There are no easy games at this level," said Hills. "We were battered by Finland but we then beat Germany, who then beat Finland 6-0. Anyone can beat anyone, that's why it's important that the players become more consistent. There is some talent here but they need to be less erratic.

"It's a question of preparing the right way. About 90 per cent of performances are down to preparation - that's training every day and playing in lots of tournaments like this."

England: Carly Telford, Rachael Axon (Emma Thomas, 46 mins), Michelle Hickmott, Kylie Davies, Katie Holtham, Amy Kane, Lynda Shepherd (Brooke Chaplen, 46 mins), Dunia Susi, Danielle Bird (Gemma Davison, 70 mins), Kelly McDougall, Jodie Taylor.

Subs not used: Nicola Hobbs, Kimberley Dixson, Carla Cantrell, Jo Potter, Grace McCatty.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/EngU23_vSwed.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 25, 2007, 10:32:14 PM
Final results of the Nordic Cup, July 24:

Final:  USA 4, Germany 0,
3rd-place:  Norway 3, Finland 0,
5th-place:  England 1, Sweden 1, England won 4-2 on penalties.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 26, 2007, 10:02:16 AM
That's two penalty shoot-out won.
Should any World Cup game go to penalty I would replace Brown by Telford at the last minute of the extra time.  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 26, 2007, 02:26:09 PM
It shows the quality of the tournament when Sweden take the wooden spoon . .
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 27, 2007, 11:15:51 AM
That's two penalty shoot-out won.
Should any World Cup game go to penalty I would replace Brown by Telford at the last minute of the extra time.  ;D

I would replace Brown with Telford for the last 90 mins of the game ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 27, 2007, 11:33:09 AM
Brown has more experience than Telford.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Dr Gonzo on July 28, 2007, 04:30:17 PM
Brown has more experience than Telford.

I was sorry that Brownie wasn't playing in the game against Scotland.  Telford pulled off a save miraculous save in that game, no way Brownie would have made it, so if she had been playing she'd have been worth a goal to us, ha....
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on July 12, 2008, 12:57:44 PM
2008 U23 Nordic Tournament kicks off next week - shlj has booked his flight. :)

Group 1 Fixtures

15 Jul 08
England v Norway
Lindvallen,  6pm
 
15 Jul 08
USA v Switzerland
Kvarnsveden, 6pm
 
17 Jul 08
England v USA
Domnnarvsvallen, 6pm
 
17 Jul 08
Switzerland v Norway
Avestavallen, 6pm
 
19 Jul 08
England v Switzerland
Avestavallen, 2pm
 
19 Jul 08
USA v Norway
Färnäs IP, 2pm
 
Group 2 Fixtures

15 Jul 08
Germany v Finland
Hillängens IP, 6pm
 
15 Jul 08
Sweden v Scotland
Avestavallen, 6pm

17 Jul 08
Finland v Sweden
Hillängens IP, 6pm
 
17 Jul 08
Scotland v Germany
Kopparvallen, 6pm
 
19 Jul 08
Sweden v Germany
Kopparvallen, 5pm
 
19 Jul 08
Finland v Scotland
Domnnarvsvallen, 3pm
 
Play-offs
21 Jul 08
Play-off 7 v 8
Hillängens IP, 12pm
 
21 Jul 08
Play-off 5 v 6
Färnäs IP, 12pm
 
21 Jul 08
Play-off 3 v 4
Kopparvallen, 12pm

Final
21 Jul 08
Domnnarvsvallen, 4pm
 
Note: All times are UK time.

Source - F.A.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 12, 2008, 01:09:11 PM
Indeed, I will attend England Norway and England USA.
The squad is quite strong with a few players who will play in the U20 world cup in Chile.

Squad :


Danielle Bird Birmingham City

Danielle Buet   Chelsea

Kylie Davies  Chelsea

Gemma Davison  Arsenal

Kimberley Dixson Charlton Womens

Natasha Dowie   Everton

Rebecca Hall Birmingham City

Michelle Hickmott  Birmingham City

Danielle Hill  Everton

Ashlee Hincks  Watford

Stephanie Houghton  Leeds United

Marie Hourihan  Watford

Sian Larkin   Chelsea

Kelly Lawrence  Indiana University

Sophie Perry  Chelsea

Dunia Susi  Chelsea

Jodie Taylor  Oregon State University

Emma Thomas  Watford

Rachel Williams  Doncaster Rovers Belles

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 12, 2008, 02:36:03 PM

jodie taylor and emma thomas did not go kim dixon replaced and cant remember the name ofthe other player think shes at Chelsea or leeds
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 12, 2008, 04:24:50 PM
It must be an attacking player because there are like 6 forwards attacking midfield in that squad.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 15, 2008, 10:32:04 AM
Match today, England v Norway at 19.00 (18.00 UK time).
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 15, 2008, 09:52:30 PM
2-0 for Norway  1 penalty and 1 goal after a center back mistake, the girls gave everything and could have got a draw or a win.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 15, 2008, 10:36:26 PM
the full line-up
1 Hill 2 Houghton 3 Hickmott cap 4 Buet 5 Lawrence 6 Davies 7 Susi 8 Williams 9 Davison 10 Dowie 11 Bird
subs 12 Perry 13 Hourihan 14 Dixson 15 Holtham 16 Cantrell 17 Hall 18 Larkin
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 15, 2008, 11:15:12 PM
 The team was organised in 4-2-3-1 with Gem up front and Tats as the target women behind her in midfield.
Susi and Bird on the wing interchanging  position quite frequently. The pressing zone started about 5 yards into the Norwegian half and Lois Fidler who was in the stand was relaying information to Brent Hills about who was in place defensively and who wasn't. The FA also had a cameraman 3 caches 3 medics two old gentlemen and a very pretty brunette from the admin team.
The second half was a lot better than the first because in the first half gemma was isolated up front and support was always slow to arrive. england main threat came from through ball from gem to Dunia but the attacking pattern was more like 3 against 6 defenders. There were also a lot of diffculties to more than 4 passes on the floor because systematicallya long ball would be hit from the back libe or dani hill.
In the end England crated few chances and did not really make the norwegian keeper work.
The penalty was after a good block form a though ball and either dani hill or a defender caught the attackers leg leaving the referee no choice. Keeper guessed the wrong way and the second ball was a center half who missed/underhit  her back pass puting through the striker.
Title: Player
Post by: shlj on July 16, 2008, 07:05:59 AM
-Dani Hill a few god save and kicking was good in general, to her debit she missed a cross and it could have been dangerous, very vocal as usual.
-Houghton plays with confidence, you can the quality and why she plays for the seniors, good overlapping on the wing
-Lawrence and Davies dealt very well with all the headers and long balls thrown as them as well one to one situation. The long ball passing option to Dowie or the wingers was used a lot. Lawrence unlucky to gift Norway a goal with a mix up between a header and a back pass to the goalie ( I think she sent both information from the brain to the muscles and it overloaded the nervous system)
-Hickmott a good left foot a few forward runs
-Williams a good player with running on the ball ability, powerful girl
-Buet injured her hand  ??? did miss a few passes in the first half but got better and better in the secong ahlf and finished really strongly doing the damaging run into the defense that are her trademark à la Stevie G. Good fighting spirit to win balls back.
Dowie superb in holding the ball and trying to bring other players in, she was a bit alone to challenge the norwegian girls for headers, body strentgh is superb and and managed to hold off her defenders time and time gain. It's a shame she did not get shooting chances and rarely received the ball while facing the goals.
Susi she had most of England chances with 4 or 5 shots and good runs down the wing, she was switched to playmaker during the game behind Dowie with Gem going on the wing.
Bird worked a lot and very hard for the team a good left foot used it well for a few crosses
Davison, she looked confident after her stint in the US speed and percussion are always there and she managed to create disorder and incertainty in the norwegian defense, two good passes to Susi.

Hall for Bird, brought a lot of energy and run down the wing, a few crosses could have had a goal opportunity at in a 2 vs 3 but pass never reached her.
Dixson for Williams It's obvious she had a very good season with Charlton, the most confident and motivated player on the pithc especialy after the goals wants to do well for the team and asks for the ball.
ball circulation looks better with her in the side as the ball stayed more on the floor.
Cantrell for Dowie she did not get any for like 5 to 10 minutes then showed she is a very god player with a fantastic ball control run and shoot in the middle of a crowded defense.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 16, 2008, 07:29:31 AM
In the end England paid for two mistakes as you cannot really do any at that level.
It's part of a learning curve. I think the main problem was the use of the ball as it was mostly won back at about 30 yards form the england defense and the rare opportunity when the ball was won in the Norwegian half, england were very dangerous with Davison and Susi's pace. Mainly the ball was transferred quickly to the forwards but with players from midfield and defense not coming fast enough to help them as the were far away. It was like an worm that was stretched and struggling to regain its normal lentgh. Long basses were also hit a lot after a sequence of 2 or 3 passes while I felt the defenders were not always under pressure.
patient build up from the back with interchange triangle short passing was used sometimes and it proved sucessfull especially in the last 15 were England dominated after being a goal down.
Looking forward to the USA game to see if changes are made in the starting line-up.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: OOH Fayefan on July 16, 2008, 08:53:32 AM
..lets hope the senior team fare better than the younger ones recently as they prepare to face the Germans tomorrow
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on July 17, 2008, 02:41:24 PM
Match today (Thursday): Under-23 England v USA
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 17, 2008, 03:04:14 PM
7 pm local time here, I expect brent Hills to make a few changes as 4 games in 8 days is a  lot to ask for the girl particularly as the England tactical system ask a lot from them.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 17, 2008, 09:51:22 PM
anyone know the score and match details.?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 17, 2008, 09:55:25 PM
3-0 USA

You were right, Cardy the us girls were a lot bigger than the British ones.

The team was

Hourihan -houghton lawrence davies hickmott- williams buet- susi davison hall -dowie

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 17, 2008, 10:15:26 PM


thanks for that report on score.  Bad day for the brits then with seniors losing to germany  too.
Strange line up some key players missing, oh well.  Maybe we need to grow some bigger athletes.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 17, 2008, 10:30:46 PM
It's true the physical impact was always gonna be a problem in challenges and 50/50 but a player like Buet did very well and she is not the biggest girl but was tenacious and worked hard.
Some changes were really bizzare though, Katie Holtham has not played yet and she looks strong physically. Rachel Williams has now played  both full games and really struggled against the US midfield so a change could have been useful. The other subs that did not get a game today were bird and hill.
You also wonder why there are only 2 regular center back in that squad  ??? 4 full backs 6 midfield 4 forward s and 2 goalies.

I really like the fact that they tried to play a possession type  game holding the ball as otherwise the USA are not likely to give it back. They were steamrolling England for large chunk of the game.
Title: Subs
Post by: shlj on July 18, 2008, 05:57:08 AM
At half time, Kylie Davies was subbed due to concussion Kim Dixson came in and England ended up with the following back 4 : Susi Houghton Lawrence Hickmott, 3 out of 4 moved , no suprise the USA scored like 2 minutes into the second half, while the defense was settling in.
Sophie Perry came for Becky Hall at LB  with Hickmott going to the left wing.
Sian Larkin came on for Gemma Davison at RB with Dunia Susi going up at right wing.
Carla Cantrell then came on For Natasha Dowie straight swap lol
Loads of juggling around. Why Holtham did not come in for the tired Williams is a mystery to me.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 18, 2008, 07:43:03 AM
This is what always seems to happen.  Subs are made and everyone is given a cha nce to play.  I'm not sure they are expected to win any matches but just use the game as a testing ground!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 18, 2008, 08:50:56 AM
They have Switzerland tomorrow and the last game on Monday. I hope they are gonna change a few player because some are likely to be knackered playing a game every other day.
Shame I won't be there to witness those games but the FA has big team there in term of staff, including a hottie named Caroline  ;D so they will put some reports on their website.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 19, 2008, 12:21:13 PM
I have noted the FA has not updated the result of the USA game on their website.
Maybe they've gone on holidays  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 19, 2008, 06:30:56 PM


England won 1-0 today (a win at last! ::))  Apparently a Bird shot and deflected in by Dixon.  Not sure who else played or any more details.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on July 19, 2008, 06:33:02 PM
what kinda bird a bluebird ?????
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 19, 2008, 07:37:10 PM
Danielle Bird the Birmingham excellent left footed player
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 20, 2008, 06:21:09 PM
Starting Eleven yesterday
1.Hill
2.Houghton
3.Hickmott
4.Buet
7.Susi
8.Williams
9.Davison
14.Dixson
15.Holtham
17.Hall
18.Larkin

I think Kathy Holtham played center back alongside Houghton and did well because they kept a clean sheet.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 22, 2008, 07:23:40 AM
Starting eleven in the one 1-0 loss against Finland

1.Hill
2.Houghton
3.Hickmott
4.Buet
10.Dowie
11.Bird
12.Perry
14.Dixson
15. Holtham
17.Hall
18.Larkin
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 30, 2008, 09:40:14 PM
Nice to know that the FA has NOT updated the news and result of the tournament. Especially as they had so many staff over there.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on August 02, 2008, 08:12:51 PM
Nice to know that the FA has NOT updated the news and result of the tournament. Especially as they had so many staff over there.

They've put up the results of the games now but there are no match reports except for the initial game against Norway. Never mind - you can always have a look at the up-to-date player profiles of Everton's Amanda Barr and Arsenal's Jess Wright, together with news of Shelly Cox from top Premier League side, Southampton Saints, among others.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on August 02, 2008, 08:40:29 PM
Those players pics are funny and also it's funny to see that some of those players are still involved with England while some have gone of the radar.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on August 07, 2008, 12:00:58 PM
thanks for that report on score.  Bad day for the brits then with seniors losing to germany  too.
Strange line up some key players missing, oh well.  Maybe we need to grow some bigger athletes.
I have learned that Lois Fidler had a go at the players for not being fit enough after the tournament.
Well if she expects them to be able to play 360 minutes of international football in 8 days...
Title: La Manga 2009
Post by: shlj on December 28, 2008, 12:02:59 PM
There will be a training camp and games against USA and Norway from 31st of January to 7th of February

http://football.lamangaclub.com/levelone.asp?code=70
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 05, 2009, 10:42:55 AM
England Under-23s are to take part in the La Manga tournament in Spain, from January 30th to February 7th.

They will face games against Norway on the 2nd of February and the USA on the 6th February.

ENGLAND UNDER 23 SQUAD
Dannii Bird - Birmingham City
Sophie Bradley - Leeds Carnegie
Brooke Chaplen - Chelsea
Jessica Clarke - Leeds Carnegie
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Kimberley Dixson - Charlton Athletic
Natasha Dowie - Everton
Elizabeth Edwards - Chelsea
Rebecca Hall - Birmingham City
Nicola Hobbs - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Stephanie Houghton - Leeds Carnegie
Marie Hourihan - Watford
Kelly Lawrence - Indiana University, USA
Sophie Perry - Chelsea
Claire Rafferty - Chelsea
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Rachel Williams - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Charlotte Young - WFC Fulham


http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=5837

I have put in bold those who are doing the trip with the seniors as well.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on January 05, 2009, 02:05:51 PM
looks like be a few tired players bless em ha
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 05, 2009, 03:14:55 PM
At least they'll get a nice tan those lucky ones.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on January 05, 2009, 04:48:18 PM
So  .... La Manga Tournament has come round again.  Quite a change in players this year though. 
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 05, 2009, 05:18:08 PM
Definitely there are a few survivors from last year tournament :

Dannii Bird - Birmingham City
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Marie Hourihan - Watford
Sophie Perry – Chelsea
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Rachel Williams - Doncaster Rovers Belles

A fair number of the former U19/U20 squad

Sophie Bradley - Leeds Carnegie
Brooke Chaplen - Chelsea
Jessica Clarke - Leeds Carnegie
Natasha Dowie - Everton
Elizabeth Edwards - Chelsea
Rebecca Hall - Birmingham City
Stephanie Houghton - Leeds Carnegie
Kelly Lawrence - Indiana University, USA
Claire Rafferty – Chelsea

And 3 other players

Kimberley Dixson - Charlton Athletic
Charlotte Young - WFC Fulham
Nicola Hobbs - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on January 07, 2009, 05:50:06 PM
Well should be no complaints about fitness levels.

I saw this on the FG site and wondered if the B'ham / Arsenal game will go ahead if B'ham don't have Hall and Bird?! :-\
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 07, 2009, 05:55:59 PM
Well should be no complaints about fitness levels.

I saw this on the FG site and wondered if the B'ham / Arsenal game will go ahead if B'ham don't have Hall and Bird?! :-\
Hopefully Birmingham will not asked for the game to be called off or Arsenal could slot another instead.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: John on January 07, 2009, 06:30:19 PM
Well should be no complaints about fitness levels.

I saw this on the FG site and wondered if the B'ham / Arsenal game will go ahead if B'ham don't have Hall and Bird?! :-\

I think they would need more players to be unavailable due to call-ups for it to be postponed.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on January 07, 2009, 06:34:48 PM
Maybe B'ham can ask for Arsenal to be down one of their best players too (as Davison wouldn't already be be on the team sheet) to make it fair.... maybe an extended holiday in La Manga for Ms. Smith  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on January 07, 2009, 08:45:18 PM
Ha what a great idea! Put in a request! I'd back ya!
Title: England Norway
Post by: shlj on January 13, 2009, 03:21:02 PM
http://www.fotball.no/display.aspx?wci=wiSelectReport&wce=ceMatch&TournamentId=282597&RoundId=1&OrgelementId=365&selSeason=59

Thanks to the Norwegian FA, we have the schedule of the England Norway game in La Manga :
02/02/09 13:30
Excellent timing to get the flight back to London in the evening from Murcia with Ryanair.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: footiechick on January 13, 2009, 09:40:11 PM
I was also wondering if league matches will go ahead while these players are missing.Everton r due 2 play Forest on 1st Feb.Would they go ahead without Dowie? They r only losing 1 player after all.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on January 19, 2009, 03:08:38 PM
B'ham have changed their fixture for 1st Feb. to their county cup game (that should have taken place yesterday) so no worries about Hall and Bird been away, shouldn't need them for that match. So the Arsenal game goes into the fixtures to be arranged.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on January 22, 2009, 10:47:55 PM
B'ham have changed their fixture for 1st Feb. to their county cup game (that should have taken place yesterday) so no worries about Hall and Bird been away, shouldn't need them for that match. So the Arsenal game goes into the fixtures to be arranged.
Birmingham v Arsenal now due to be played on Thurs Jan 29th at 7.45.

http://www.arsenal.com/news/ladies-news/birmingham-city-ladies-v-arsenal-postponed
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on January 29, 2009, 01:52:29 PM
when do the under 23s go to la manga?  If anyone's going can we have some feedback.  The FA dont seem to put anything on their website.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 29, 2009, 03:08:31 PM
They are flying Saturday I think as they are listed on la manga website from 31/01 to 07/02
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on January 29, 2009, 03:28:52 PM
must b flying sat.... as tats said she b away sunday game
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 29, 2009, 04:00:17 PM
The FA has the camp starting on the 30th

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2009/01/U23s_trainingcampLaManga.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 30, 2009, 03:17:22 PM
I have just noticed Steph Houghton was called up for La Manga and Cyprus with the seniors.
So Brent Hills must have called up another defender because as far I see there are 2 goalies
3 defenders 4 midfielders 7 wingers and 1 center forward.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on January 30, 2009, 03:49:52 PM
Remember that some girls can play in more than one position.  Dunia Susi can be winger, defender, midfielder.  Sophie Perry has played as a striker.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on January 30, 2009, 03:57:59 PM
shlj - enjoy the trip and the game(s). Looks like you'll miss the icy blast we've been promised too!  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on January 30, 2009, 04:08:02 PM
 Postponed game are on the way again then.
Forecast is rain and between 7 to 14 degrees   :(

Remember that some girls can play in more than one position.  Dunia Susi can be winger, defender, midfielder.  Sophie Perry has played as a striker.
At least, this will be an attacking team. This squad is exactly the opposite kind of the one that went to Chile that had only like three attacking options on the bench.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on February 01, 2009, 11:52:30 AM
Oh well, it's raining cats and dog in La Manga, it is a nice resort. I understand why so many team come here to train.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on February 01, 2009, 07:51:08 PM
Looks like Hall Bird Dowie Susi (and any other chelsea players) played today so they must be joining the U23s after their games.  Hope the matches are played in la manga maybe the weather will dry up.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on February 01, 2009, 10:34:42 PM
The pitches are good, I have taken loads of picture but don't have my cable to download them now. I know Kim Dixon is there cs she recongnized me when their bus went past me ;)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on February 03, 2009, 12:35:22 AM
Just as well you're not hurrying back for Arsenal v Cardiff at Emirates, as it's off.

Here's what you're missing:
http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/emirates-stadium-in-the-snow
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on February 03, 2009, 12:36:02 AM
The match was a 2-0 win to England, both goals by Jess Clark in the first half.  Identical set-pieces five minutes apart.  More from the Norwegian FA on:
http://womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,4535.0.html
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on February 03, 2009, 07:32:01 AM
A win for the U23s.  It looks as though clarke has made her mark now and will gain a place in the senior training squad.  I presume she played on one of the wings.  So this will leave bird, davison and susi out of the selection for seniors now.  Possibly this year being their lst appearances for international side.  Im not sure how old they are.  Can they all play right and left wing, I know susi can play defence and midfield as well as wing.  Anyone know if it was a defensive or attacking side, potentially attacking, but England emphasise defensive play/
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on February 03, 2009, 10:42:21 PM
I missed the game as they delayed it to 2100 and my flight was at 2120.
Actually it ended up cancelled. :o
Your flight was cancelled?  :o
You do get bad luck with your travels mate - I'd stay put if I were you ;)

Hope you weren't rushing back to watch Arsenal v Cardiff  :D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on February 03, 2009, 10:46:32 PM
I am very frustrated to be honest you travel abroad to see a game and they change the timing...
my flight got cancelled and they offered alicante on thur or back on saturday from murcia...
the only england player I saw were the Leeds girls, Kim Dixon and also Gem and Jess in the street
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on February 03, 2009, 11:00:11 PM
I am very frustrated to be honest you travel abroad to see a game and they change the timing...
my flight got cancelled and they offered alicante on thur or back on saturday from murcia...
the only england player I saw were the Leeds girls, Kim Dixon and also Gem and Jess in the street
You still there then?  :o

Try and get back for game at Spurs (if you've got a ticket) - you might get to see Arshavin ;)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on February 03, 2009, 11:08:30 PM
nah otherwise I would have been sacked from work probably , I made it via dublin and london city.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on February 03, 2009, 11:37:15 PM
nah otherwise I would have been sacked from work probably , I made it via dublin and london city.
You and your plane trips lol  ;D

Title: Clarke Brace Sees England U23s Beat Norway
Post by: shlj on February 04, 2009, 04:46:16 PM
England began the three-team La Manga Under-23 Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Norway on Monday.

Jess Clarke scored both goals in a five-minute spell, late in the first half.

England play again on Friday February 6th, when they face the USA. Eleven of the 18-strong American squad have been drafted by clubs in the new Women's Profressional Soccer League.

http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=5911

I have the some news from the American camp  ;)
I had a chat with the American coach on Monday about his squad, the Nordics in Sweden last  year and this year and other stuff.
He reckons he has a mixed squad with the WPS drafted players and some college girls.
Also the jet lag and the fact they are playing Wednesday and Friday means England have a good chance to win I think. I watch their training session in the afternoon and it was interesting.
Title: Lions win opener
Post by: shlj on February 06, 2009, 02:38:45 PM
England Women's U23s
La Manga Tournament
Monday 2 February 2009
La Manga, Spain

Brent Hills' U23s secured a 2-0 win over Norway in their opening match of the La Manga tournament in Spain.

Two first-half goals from Leeds Carnegie's Jess Clarke was enough to see off England's Scandinavian counterparts.

The Three Lions lost to Norway by the same scoreline in July's Nordic tournament, a match where England failed to make the most of their chances. This result would have therefore pleased the England camp and they will now prepare for Friday's match against USA high in confidence.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2009/02/U23s_EnglandNorwayClarke.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on February 08, 2009, 10:39:40 PM
from fair game

England U23s were beaten 3-0 by the USA at La Manga. Brent Hills' side had defeated Norway 2-0 earlier in the week with a Jess Clarke brace, while the USA beat the same opposition with a Yael Averbuch goal 16 minutes from the end.

The Americans took just 5 minutes to go in front, Christen Press finding Brittany Klein, who netted from 18 yards.

The lead was doubled 5 minutes before the interval, Yael Averbuch's corner drilled home by Amanda Cinalli.

Another Averbuch corner led to the final goal, 2 minutes from time. Kasey Moore headed it back and Lorraine Quinn nodded home.

England U23s: Helen Alderson, Dunia Susi, Sophie Bradley, Fern Whelan, Claire Rafferty (Sophie Perry, 90+), Kimberley Dixon, Lizzie Edwards (Gemma Davison, 62), Dannii Bird, Rachel Williams (Brooke Chaplen, 80), Natasha Dowie, Becky Hall (Jess Clarke, 80).
Unused subs: Kelly Lawrence, Marie Hourihan, Charlotte Young.

USA U23s: Val Henderson; Katherine Reynolds (Jessica Tsao, 62), Nikki Krzysik, Kasey Moore, Stephanie Logterman; Brittany Bock (Lorraine Quinn, 73), Brittany Klein (Amy Smerdzinski, 86), Yael Averbuch (c), Kelley O’Hara (Parrissa Eyorokon, 69); Christen Press (Katie Larkin, 62), Amanda Cinalli (Kia McNeill, 77). Unused sub: Kelsey Davis.

http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=5920

Title: Lions' pride despite loss
Post by: shlj on February 08, 2009, 10:46:17 PM
England's final match of the La Manga tournament ended in disappointment for Brent Hills' side as USA ran out 3-0 winners.

The Three Lions came into the match high in confidence having beaten Norway courtesy of a brace from Jess Clarke, but they found USA too much for them on the day.

They will return home with their pride in tact though, as the Norway result avenged a 2-0 defeat by the Scandanavians in July.

http://www.thefa.com/Womens/EnglandYouth/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2009/02/U23s_EnglandUSAFeb.htm
Title: training camp
Post by: shlj on March 19, 2009, 02:18:22 PM
Brent Hills has announced his squad of 32 players for the forthcoming England Women’s U23 Squad Training Camp, to be held at Queen Mary Training Ground, Sidcup from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th April.

England U23 Squad
Goalkeepers:
Helen Alderson - Sunderland
Marie Hourihan - Watford
Nicola Hobbs - Doncaster Rovers
Carly Telford - Leeds Carnegie

Defenders:
Laura Bassett - Arsenal
Sian Larkin - Birmingham City
Corrine Yorston - Bristol Academy
Sokhara Goodhall - Chelsea
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Claire Rafferty - Chelsea
Sophie Perry - Chelsea
Georgina Giddings - Chelsea
Rachel Williams - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Fern Whelan - Everton
Sophie Walton - Leeds Carnegie
Sophie Bradley - Leeds Carnegie
Jodie Taylor - Oregon State University

Midfielders:
Kimberley Dixson - Charlton Athletic
Elizabeth Edwards - Chelsea
Brooke Chaplen - Chelsea
Danielle Buet - Chelsea
Charlotte Young - Fulham
Katie Owen - Watford

Forwards:
Dannii Bird - Birmingham City
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Rebecca Hall - Birmingham City
Ellen White - Chelsea
Michelle Evans - Everton
Natasha Dowie - Everton
Carla Cantrell - Leeds Carnegie
Jessica Clarke - Leeds Carnegie
levi Penny - Nottingham Forest


http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=6075
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on March 19, 2009, 02:22:21 PM
I think Laura Basset is over 23  :o and some players touted as defenders are midfielders and forwards  ::)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on March 19, 2009, 03:07:09 PM
I think Laura Basset is over 23  :o and some players touted as defenders are midfielders and forwards  ::)


Well according to Arsenal's website she is 26 in August so think someone got a little mixed up there. I thought Rachel Williams was a midfielder? I can understand mixing up forwards and midfielders but a defender?!  ??? Saying that Leeds have Steph Houghton on there website as a midfielder and I thought she was a defender.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on March 19, 2009, 03:35:48 PM
Steph Houghton and Sian Larkin are two extremely versatile players  :).
Actually, you only need those two and a goalie on the bench to cover the 11 positions on the pitch.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on March 19, 2009, 08:09:31 PM
Ah good to know, so basically they really need an additional category 'versatile'  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on March 20, 2009, 12:24:14 AM
If I've counted correctly:
9 Chelsea
5 Leeds Carnegie

5 total from the current top 2 teams (Arsenal and Everton)

 ???

Must be looking at up and coming players then - I wonder if we are likely to plummet in the future :o
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on March 20, 2009, 08:57:59 AM
cynical   ??? 

maybe truthfull though :-\
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on March 20, 2009, 12:05:10 PM
There are plenty of good and consistent young players out there at other clubs but they probably never get looked at, certainly not regularly.
 
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on March 20, 2009, 12:27:41 PM
I would have thought that club managers recommend their best youngsters to the England coaches as well.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: redrobin on March 20, 2009, 12:35:59 PM
I would have thought that club managers recommend their best youngsters to the England coaches as well.

I'm sure you're right - I certainly hope so - but the current mix is hard to explain isn't it? 
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on March 20, 2009, 01:00:32 PM
I think there are some mistakes in term of club as well and Loughborough student gert some kind of "priority" I am sure

Sokhara Goodhall - Chelsea , she is listed on the Fulham program from yesterday night.
Ellen White - Chelsea, well not really...

Bristol 1
Charlton 1
Nottingham 1
Oregon Uni 1
Sunderland 1
Arsenal 2 but Bassett is 26 lol
Fulham 2
Doncaster 2
Watford 2
Birmingham 3
Everton 3
Leeds 6
Chelsea 7
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: pat51 on March 20, 2009, 03:22:04 PM
Charlotte Young was listed in the Watford programme from last Sunday as having  recently joined the club from WFC Fulham.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on March 20, 2009, 03:30:54 PM
I did not notice she was missing from the Fulham players' list program :o
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on March 20, 2009, 10:37:22 PM
You're inclined to take for granted that the list of the players' clubs is correct, but as I commented in another section, FAW site had both Helen Lander and Cheryl Foster as playing for Bristol Academy  ::)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on April 21, 2009, 11:53:39 AM
The U23 have 3 homes games this summer versus the USA and Germany, I am checking with the FA confirm if those are behind closed door as usual  ;)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on April 21, 2009, 05:03:47 PM
Yep no Nordic Tournament this year.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on April 21, 2009, 05:27:07 PM
Funny, the Germans are doing the Nordics this year, I guess the friendly must be played at the end of June

U 23-Nationalteam Frauen
Termine

27. - 30.04.2009    Lehrgang in Heusenstamm
28.06 - 01.07.2009    Lehrgang
12. - 20.07.2009    4-nations WU23 Tournament in Norwegen
16. - 19.11.2009    Sichtungslehrgang

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on April 23, 2009, 03:35:21 PM
The U23 have 3 homes games this summer versus the USA and Germany, I am checking with the FA confirm if those are behind closed door as usual  ;)
Dear Sir,
Thank you for contacting The Football Association.  I have confirmed with a colleague that the matches you refer to will be played behind closed doors.
 ::)
I prefer when England plays abroad, you have more chance to attend a game.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: samtom on June 13, 2009, 06:25:22 PM
Ellie Gilliatt of Nottingham Forest ladies back in England set up.She has been named in a squad  of 18 for series of games for the u23s.I wonder if they are earmarking her for left back position in seniors.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: pat51 on June 13, 2009, 07:04:42 PM
Nice to see a good player from an unfashionable club getting some recognition. Only seen her a couple of times but she was outstanding as an attacking wing back .
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Billy Hunt on June 13, 2009, 07:14:12 PM
Just to note that Levi Penny from Nottingham Forest is on standby for said U23 camp/friendlies but is travelling to Serbia with British University Squad to compete in the World University games which overlaps U23's activities
Title: England U23s Face Germany & USA
Post by: shlj on June 17, 2009, 11:24:07 AM
Brent Hills (pictured) has selected his England Under 23 squad, for the upcoming training camp, which features three matches, one against Germany and a double-header with the USA.

The camp is from the 27th June - 7th July 2009 and the squad will first face Germany on Wednesday 1st July at Neu-Isenberg.

The U23s then meet the USA on both the following Saturday and Tuesday, July 4th and 7th.

England U23 Squad

Goalkeepers:
Carly Telford - Leeds Carnegie
Marie Hourihan - Watford

Defenders:
Jemma Rose - Bristol Academy
Dunia Susi - Chelsea
Clare Rafferty - Chelsea
Fern Whelan - Everton
Mel Sutcliffe - Leeds Carnegie
Sophie Bradley - Leeds Carnegie
Ellie Gilliatt - Nottingham Forest

Midfielders:
Kimberley Dixson - Charlton Athletic
Brooke Chaplen - Chelsea
Rachel Williams - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Charlotte Young - Watford

Forwards:
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Danielle Bird - Birmingham City
Rebecca Hall - Birmingham City
Ellen White - Leeds Carnegie
Natasha Dowie - Everton

http://www.fgmag.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=6503
Title: Re: England U23s Face Germany & USA
Post by: Rach_83 on June 17, 2009, 02:55:46 PM

Forwards:
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Danielle Bird - Birmingham City
Rebecca Hall - Birmingham City
Ellen White - Leeds Carnegie
Natasha Dowie - Everton

Good to see Danii Bird has recovered from her injury and that Becky Hall is now in the U23 squad.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on June 17, 2009, 04:30:12 PM
Thought davison was in chicago training with red stars and playing red eleven? 

What About Michelle Evans shes good left footer!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on June 17, 2009, 04:41:52 PM
As far as I know Gemma is playing with the Red Eleven, would be surprised to see her train with the Red Stars  ??? and Michelle Evans is with Ottawa Fury.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on June 19, 2009, 12:16:29 AM
I looked them up on W league site they are doing ok.  But I heard the rumour about someone training with red stars too from a soccer fan in US.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on June 19, 2009, 07:42:34 AM
Right, the red stars have been on the road for a while though. Getting training session with a top class coach and players cannot be missed.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on June 19, 2009, 01:58:28 PM
My source said that some of the eleven do train with stars, not all though! 

Also this was probably before the away matches in LA etc.
Title: Re: England U23s Face Germany & USA
Post by: shlj on June 20, 2009, 05:51:22 PM
Good to see Danii Bird has recovered from her injury and that Becky Hall is now in the U23 squad.
Saw Becky and loads of Birmigham players today, she has a ankle strapped  and was struggling to walk.
Not looking extremely good for the U23 games. Kim Dixson was playing as well and among the crwod were Helen Lander and Cori Daniels.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on June 23, 2009, 10:37:32 AM
From the Everton thread  :

“The England under-23s go away at the end of this month. We’re playing in America twice and Germany once, so its good experience,” explained defender Fern Whelan.

Right, more chances of seeing the games as they are played abroad lol

German FA has the game in UK though  ???:

U 23-Nationalteam Frauen

Termine

27.06. - 29.06.2009    Lehrgang in Neu-Isenburg
29.06. - 01.07.2009    Länderspielreise nach England
11. - 17.07.2009    4-Nationen-Turnier in Norwegen
16. - 19.11.2009    Sichtungslehrgang

http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=501605
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on June 30, 2009, 01:59:26 PM
Finally some info on the 3 games, timing and dates not the place lol.
Why they don't want supporters is really weird, if I manage to sneak in, I will put a game report here.

http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/Fixtures.aspx

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: october74uk on June 30, 2009, 07:43:24 PM
All the games look to be in England.The USA have there games in England and also look at the dates. There is no way you travel and play in 3 days for an international match.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: samtom on June 30, 2009, 09:07:14 PM
supporters can go and watch u23s.games being played at bisham abbey.
squad

GK’s:      
Ashley   Baker   University of Georgia

Rebecca   Spencer   Arsenal LFC           
                                                         

DEFENDERS:      
Gemma   Bonner   Leeds Carnegie

Lucy   Bronze   Sunderland AFC Ladies   
                                                       
Gilly   Flaherty   Arsenal LFC           
                                                         
Kerys   Harrop   Birmingham City LFC       
                                                     
Stephanie   Marsh   Everton LFC         
                                                           
Chelsea   Weston   Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC


MIDFEILD:      
Remi   Allen   Leicester City LFC                 
                                           
Isobel   Christiansen   Everton LFC         
                                                           
Laura   Coombs   Arsenal LFC       
                                                             
Michelle   Hinnigan   Everton LFC       
                                                             
Jessica   Holbrook   Everton LFC       
                                                             
Jordan
   Nobbs   Sunderland AFC Ladies               

Abbie   Prosser   Arsenal LFC       
                                                             

FORWARDS:      
Toni   Duggan   Everton LFC         
                                                           
Jade   Moore   Leeds Carnegie

Demi   Stokes   Sunderland AFC Ladies               
                                           


Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on June 30, 2009, 09:32:04 PM
That's great looking forward to those games.
To be honest I was planning to ask someone at the FA the authorisation to come and watch ;D
I guess you have put the U19 squad for Belarus ?
Title: England squad ready for Germany and USA
Post by: shlj on June 30, 2009, 10:08:46 PM

England Women's U23s
Training Camp, Bisham Abbey
27 June - 7 July 2009

Brent Hills has called upon a squad of 18 players for a training camp and three matches against Germany and USA.

Carly Telford already has tournament experience having travelled with the seniors to China for the World Cup, while a host of other players have been involved with the senior setup this year.

Dunia Susi, Rachel Williams, Gemma Davison and Natasha Dowie have been involved with Hope Powell's team in recent months and with Euro 2009 just around the corner will be eager to impress at every opportunity.

Squad

Goalkeepers
Carly Telford (Leeds Carnegie), Marie Hourihan (Watford)

Defenders
Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Dunia Susi (Chelsea), Clare Rafferty (Chelsea), Fern Whelan (Everton), Mel Sutcliffe (Leeds Carnegie), Sophie Bradley (Leeds Carnegie), Ellie Gilliatt (Lincoln City)

Midfielders
Kimberley Dixson (Charlton Athletic), Brooke Chaplen (Chelsea), Rachel Williams (Doncaster Rovers), Charlotte Young (Fulham)

Forwards
Gemma Davison (Arsenal), Danielle Bird (Arsenal), Rebecca Hall (Birmingham City), Ellen White (Chelsea), Natasha Dowie (Everton)


http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2009/SquadToFaceGermanyUS.aspx
Title: Re: England squad ready for Germany and USA
Post by: Gooner on July 01, 2009, 10:22:11 AM
Forwards
Danielle Bird (Arsenal)
  :o
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 01, 2009, 11:03:24 AM
The FA is not up to date I think.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on July 01, 2009, 03:42:58 PM
just heared score was 1-1 an fern scored
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on July 01, 2009, 06:44:07 PM
The FA is not up to date I think.

hope not  :-\
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: footiechick on July 01, 2009, 08:38:03 PM
Nice choice of pic Rach.Looks like ur 1 of us now!   ;)  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on July 01, 2009, 09:59:01 PM
Nice choice of pic Rach.Looks like ur 1 of us now!   ;)  ;D

That's the new Arsenal away shirt  :D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 01, 2009, 09:59:37 PM
Nice choice of pic Rach.Looks like ur 1 of us now!   ;)  ;D

That's the new Arsenal away shirt  :D
or PSG  :D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on July 01, 2009, 10:01:29 PM
Nice choice of pic Rach.Looks like ur 1 of us now!   ;)  ;D

That's the new Arsenal away shirt  :D
or PSG  :D
Quite possible  ;D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on July 01, 2009, 11:08:42 PM
Nice choice of pic Rach.Looks like ur 1 of us now!   ;)  ;D

no I still support B'ham  ;D just like the pic I took at that match.
Title: Germany level late with Lions
Post by: shlj on July 02, 2009, 12:49:01 PM
England 1-1 Germany
Women's U23 International match
Wednesday 1 July 2009
Bisham Abbey

Fern Whelan looked to have given England a narrow victory over the might of German, but the visitors levelled the scores with just five minutes remaining.

Whelan had headed into the lead after just 15 minutes, but substitute Marie Pollmann grabbed an equaliser late in the game.

The game was played in sweltering conditions with the temperature reaching somewhere around 30 degrees.

Despite the heat England started the match at a high tempo and dominated early on. Fern Whelan’s headed goal from a corner after a quarter of an hour gave them a deserved lead.

England held the lead until half-time with relative ease as the Germans struggled to test their goal with any attempts of note. Indeed Carly Telford in goal barely had a save to make, with an easy catch from a long distance shot the closest Germany came.

The tempo dropped in the second half, with the heat taking its toll on the players. The play remained even for the majority of the second half, with England still looking comfortable.

A couple of half chances fell the way of the home side, but they were not taken and Germany capitalised on a late opportunity to level. Going into the final 15 minutes, Germany began to pile on the pressure which finally resulted in Pollmann notching the leveller late on.

England U23 face their next official test against USA on Tuesday 7 July.

Teams

England
1 Carly Telford, 2 Dunia Susi (c), 3 Claire Rafferty (15 Ellie Gilliatt, 45), 4 Kim Dixson, 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley, 7 Gemma Davison (16 Ellen White, 62), 8 Lizzie Edwards (18 Becky Hall, 74), 9 Natasha Dowie, 10 Rachel Williams (17 Charlotte Young, 67), 11 Dannii Bird

Substitutes not used
12 Sophie Perry 13 Marie Hourihan 14 Mel Sutcliffe

Germany
1 Jana Burmeister (16 Caroline Hamann, 73) 2 Daniela Loewenberg (13 Monique Kerschowski, 60) 3 Steffi Draws 4 Verena Faisst 5 Carolin Scheiwe (c) 6 Marisa Ewers 7 Anna Blasse 8 Nathalie Bock (17 Katharina Baunach, 45) 9 Susi Hartel (12 Klara Muhle, 73) 10 Julia Simic (14 Lisa Schwab, 45) 11 Juliane Maier (15 Marie Pollmann, 45)

(https://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefa.com%2F%7E%2Fmedia%2FImages%2FTheFA%2FWebsite%2FPillars%2FEngland%2FWomen%2520U23%2FTraining%2520match%2520v%2520Germany%2520July%252009%2FTeamLineup.ashx%2FTeamLineup.jpg%3Fbc%3DBlack%26amp%3Bdb%3Dweb%26amp%3Bthn%3D0%26amp%3Bh%3D210%26amp%3Bw%3D488%26amp%3Bc%3Dgallery&hash=13b7b5bdb73c3690831b002362c961d4)


http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2009/LionsDrawWithGermany.aspx
Title: England 2 USA 0
Post by: shlj on July 04, 2009, 07:40:48 PM
England :

1. Marie Hourihan 2. Sophie Perry ( 14 Mel Sutcliffe) 3. Ellie Gilliat  ( Sophie Perry) 4. Charlotte Young ( Danii Bird )
5. Fern Whelan 6. Sophie Bradley 7. Rebecca Hall ( 12. Dunia Susi) 8. Rachel Williams ( 16. Elizabeth Edwards)
9. Ellen White ( 18. Gemma  Davison ) 10. Natasha Dowie 11. Danii Bird ( 15. Claire Rafferty )

Subs not used 13. Carly Telford 17. Kimberley Dixson

Game played in 3x30 due to very hot weather I guess or because it was a friendly ?

Goals Rachel Williams solo run into the defense and Dunia Susi assist by Danii Bird

Tactical set up 4-3-3 as usual with England.
White and Williams subbed due to light injuries

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 04, 2009, 08:13:38 PM
I forgot to mention an excellent referee who was also acknowledge by some american supporters.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on July 05, 2009, 12:01:27 AM
I forgot to mention an excellent referee who was also acknowledge by some american supporters.
And you got wet  ;D
Title: England ensure no fireworks for USA
Post by: shlj on July 05, 2009, 07:22:06 AM
 England 2-0 USA
Women's U23 training match
Saturday 4 July 2009
Bisham Abbey

England and America faced eachother on 4 July for an informal training match, with three periods of 30 minutes allowing greater flexibility for the coaches to try out different players and formations.

Additionally there were no restrictions on substitutes, with a ‘roll on, roll off’ policy agreed by both teams prior to the match.

The first period saw England dominate and comfortably controlling the play. Despite enjoying the greater possession and a number of attacking opportunities, England did not register a goal to reward their impressive play.

In the second 30 minutes England hit early with Rachel Williams grabbing a goal after just five minutes of the period. Although Brent Hills' players were quick out of the blocks, USA saw more of the ball in this period and pushed England back into their own half for the majority of the remaining time.

Despite greater possession, the US rarely got into the penalty area and were restricted to a speculative long range effort as the England keeper was caught out of her area. A few of half chances fell England’s way but generally neither goal was threatened.

Into the third period, England retook the initiative and showed greater stamina in warm and humid conditions. The chances began to come and England got a deserved second goal with eleven minutes remaining in the game.

Dunia Susi broke through the American defence, latching onto a fine through pass, and the Chelsea defender cooly slotted the ball past Olsen to double England's lead.

England
1 Marie Hourihan, 2 Sophie Perry, 3 Ellie Gilliatt (14 Mel Sutcliffe, 30), 4 Rachel Williams (16 Lizzie Edwards, 53), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley (c), 7 Becky Hall (12 Dunia Susi, 70), 8 Charlotte Young ,9 Ellen White (18 Gemma Davison, 38) ,10 Natasha Dowie, 11 Dannii Bird (15 Claire Rafferty, 49)

Substitutes Not Used
13 Carly Telford, 17 Kim Dixson

USA
24 Kristin Olsen, 2 Lindsey Kowal, 3 Megan Jesolva, 20 Brianne Young, 5 Caitlin Farrell, 14 Laura Heyboer, 7 Bianca D’Agostino, 8 Ashley Bowyer, 9 Veronica Perez ,10 Katie Schoepfer, 11 Kendra Chandhoke

Substitutes
12 Crystal Wagner, 6 Liz Redmond, 21 Ella Stephan, 15 Megan Ohai, 19 Kiersten Dallstream, 18 Kristin Arnold
 
http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2009/EngUSAfriendly.aspx
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on July 05, 2009, 08:44:23 AM
looks like susi and williams did well today, both scoring.  Maybe off to Finland then?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 05, 2009, 11:57:44 AM
I am 99% sure Williams will go.
 Not sure who would get dropped for Susi though ?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on July 07, 2009, 03:54:22 PM
match against USA today.  England lost 1 - 3
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 07, 2009, 04:14:31 PM
Game played in a changing weather USA pounced on the few mistakes england made

team : telford - susi whelan bradley rafferty- dixson young williams -davison white bird

goal white assist dixon
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on July 07, 2009, 04:17:09 PM
what no DOWIE
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 07, 2009, 04:19:22 PM
Dowie number 17 came at half time, will upload pics later  ;)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: dowiefan on July 07, 2009, 04:20:47 PM
good good
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on July 07, 2009, 04:53:20 PM
Dowie came in at half time for Dixson and the team lost it's balance with no one holding the midfield as well as Kim was doing. Strange game really. England on top in the first half. Then a more confused second half with some sloppy play and also great movement at  time.  :o
Title: quick report on the game
Post by: shlj on July 08, 2009, 12:31:02 PM
2' splendid cross from Danii Bird, Charlotte Young open the foot on the volley and put the ball  wide

10' good low shot from inside the penalty area by Young saved by the goalie

17' fantastic goal by Ellen White : ball is won by the midfields 5 meter inside the england half, fast transmission to Dixson who adjust a fine ball to White who shot across the goalie. Ball hits the inside  of the post and goes in.
An excellent example of the importance of the first vertical pass, a theme that gets develloped in training a lot as defensive gets tighter and tighter and difficults to outmaneuver.  1-0

USA got a few wide shots from outside the penalty area but nothing fruitful until the 39'
Dodgy backpass to Telford who clears it between the left back and the center back. Ball is intercepted and tramsitted to number who finishes low right with a good left foot.  1-1

End of first half dominated by England territorially and in number of chances.

Second half and England are not at the race from the start.
47' a mix up on the right side of the defence, ball not cleared and USA number 14 scores. 1-2

65' Corner won by the USA, header at the far post by USA number 2 I think. 1-3

England tries hard to create more chances, the rain starts to fall heavily but score does not change.


1. Carly Telford 2. Dunia Susi (Cap.) -> 14. Mel Sutcliffe 3. Claire Rafferty -> 14. Sophie Perry 4. Kimberley Dixson -> 17. Natasha Dowie 5. Fern Whelan 6. Sophie Bradley 7. Gemma Davison -> 16. Rebecca Hall 8. Charlotte Young 16. Elizabeth Edwards 9. Elen White 10. Rachel Williams 11. Danii Bird

Not used 13 Marie Hourihan 18.Ellie Gilliat.
Title: USA gain revenge at Bisham Abbey
Post by: shlj on July 10, 2009, 10:45:26 AM
USA gain revenge at Bisham Abbey

By Chris Falvey - Wednesday, 08 July, 2009

England lose 3-1 to the USA in a training match at Bisham Abbey.

England 1-3 USA
Women's U23 training match
Tuesday 7 July
Bisham Abbey

England Women's U23 team made a slow start to their second training game against the USA, with the visiting players first to almost everything.

However, after the first quarter of an hour England finally switched on. Kim Dixson slid a great ball in behind the US defence and found Ellen White striding clear. After entering the 18-yard area, she applied a cool finish to find the bottom left corner.

England took their foot off the gas again and failed to take hold of the game and build on their lead. A goalkeeping error late on in the half planted the ball at the feet of the US number 10, who fired a clean, low shot home.

With England not showing enough urgency, the USA had a couple more chances but none were converted.

Into the second half, England needed to be quicker to react all over the field. However, just five minutes in a loose ball in the England area was struck goalbound, and with the defence attempting in vain to block, USA took the lead.

With England now chasing the game it became a little scrappy.

The USA's third came from a corner taken to the backpost which was met by a towering header. England had it all to do but began creating chances with their more frantic play.

For the third time in the game, Ellen White found space behind the US back-line, but coming in on her unfavoured left foot she was unable to test the keeper. Finally, in the dying minutes, Rachel Williams let fly with a decent effort which crept just past the post.

England
1 Carly Telford, 2 Dunia Susi (c) (12 Mel Sutcliffe, 76), 3 Claire Rafferty (14 Sophie Perry, 60), 4 Kim Dixson (15 Lizzie Edwards, 76), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley, 7 Gemma Davison (16 Becky Hall 54), 8 Charlotte Young (17 Natasha dowie 45), 9 Ellen White, 10 Rachel Williams, 11 Dannii Bird

Substitutes not used
13 Marie Hourihan

http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2009/EnglandvUSA_Training.aspx
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on September 08, 2009, 10:00:13 PM
Apparently there is a U23 game in about 2 month somewhere on earth  ???
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Dr Gonzo on September 09, 2009, 10:16:36 AM
Apparently there is a U23 game in about 2 month somewhere on earth  ???

Or Mars...maybe..
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Everton Ladies fan on September 09, 2009, 03:25:47 PM
Apparently there is a U23 game in about 2 month somewhere on earth  ???

I dont know about the U23s, but the U19s play their Uefa 1st qualifing rounds 19th - 24th sept in Rochdale & Bury
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on September 09, 2009, 03:41:35 PM
Apparently there is a U23 game in about 2 month somewhere on earth  ???

I dont know about the U23s, but the U19s play their Uefa 1st qualifing rounds 19th - 24th sept in Rochdale & Bury
You guys are lucky the games are up North  :(
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Everton Ladies fan on September 10, 2009, 10:10:49 PM
Apparently there is a U23 game in about 2 month somewhere on earth  ???

I dont know about the U23s, but the U19s play their Uefa 1st qualifing rounds 19th - 24th sept in Rochdale & Bury
You guys are lucky the games are up North  :(

Only if u live up north  - which i dont!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on September 10, 2009, 10:13:52 PM
Only if u live up north  - which i dont!
Wales is up North  ??? They never did english geography class in english lessons  :(
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Everton Ladies fan on September 10, 2009, 10:26:11 PM
Only if u live up north  - which i dont!
Wales is up North  ??? They never did english geography class in english lessons  :(

Only north wales is near the north.  derrrr.  Wales is in the west.  I live in the middle - so thats half way between north & south.
& i haven't been 2 school 4 way over 20 years!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: twmcat on September 10, 2009, 11:01:20 PM
Only if u live up north  - which i dont!
Wales is up North  ??? They never did english geography class in english lessons  :(

They don't teach French geography in French lessons over here (at least when I went to school  ;D)
And Wales isn't in England anyway  ;D

Have a look at a map sometime mate - how do you think I pick you up at Liverpool when I live in Wales? - but only for games in the North of England :o
You can make your own way to Cardiff  :D
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: samtom on October 22, 2009, 06:21:25 PM
See levi penney and ellie gilliatt are in the latest england u23 squad.would not be surprised if they move on from Forest ladies soon.seem to well thought of in the womens game.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: pat51 on October 22, 2009, 07:02:15 PM
Thanks for the update about the under 23 team...will keep an eye on updates about fixtures on FA.com. Perhaps they will one day play a match in this country which fans are allowed to attend ! .
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: shlj on October 22, 2009, 08:29:36 PM
yeah, I just turn up and pretend I know someone in the squad at those games ...
I mean if the families can come and watch why not supporters, I have been to a few of those behind closed door as long as you don't bother anyone, they don't care.
Title: Duo Named In U23 Training Camp
Post by: shlj on October 24, 2009, 02:10:24 PM
Doncaster Rovers Belles defender Chelsea Weston and attacking midfielder Rachel Williams have today been called up in to the England Under 23 squad for the upcoming training camp. The camp to be held at Bisham Abbey is from the 10th - 12th November 2009.

Fellow attacking midfielder Precious Hamilton has been placed on standby for the young lions camp.

ENGLAND UNDER 23 SQUAD

Goalkeepers

Carly Telford Leeds Carnegie

Marie Hourihan Watford

Ashley Baker University of Georgia

Defenders

Kerys Harrop Birmingham City

Claire Rafferty Chelsea

Dunia Susi Chelsea

Chelsea Weston DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Fern Whelan Everton

Sophie Bradley Leeds Carnegie

Mel Sutcliffe Leeds Carnegie

Ellie Gilliatt Nottingham Forest

Midfielders

Dan Buet Chelsea

Rachel Williams DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Brooke Chaplen Everton

Michelle Hinnigan Everton

Remi Allen Leeds Carnegie

Jade Moore Leeds Carnegie

Sophie Walton Leeds Carnegie

 

Forwards

Gemma Davison Arsenal

Dannii Bird Birmingham City

Becky Hall Birmingham City

Natasha Dowie Everton

Ellen White Leeds Carnegie

Levi Penny Nottingham Forest

Standby

Precious Hamilton DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Congratulations girls and good luck from everybody at the club.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/home.php?section=OPE&category=FTE&subcat=news&action=full&id=356
Title: La Manga training camp
Post by: Sylvain on December 16, 2009, 04:27:09 PM
19th to 27th of February
USA, Norway and Germany will be there as well
Title: Friendly vs Germany in England
Post by: Sylvain on December 29, 2009, 02:27:26 PM
Between the 27th and 30th of September.

http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=504108
Title: Re: La Manga training camp
Post by: Sylvain on January 01, 2010, 09:42:39 PM
19th to 27th of February
USA, Norway and Germany will be there as well
Germany is sending their U20 side in preparation for the U20 WC next July

http://www.dfb.de/index.php?id=12955
Title: Re: La Manga training camp
Post by: Sylvain on January 07, 2010, 02:35:24 PM
19th to 27th of February
USA, Norway and Germany will be there as well
England Germany 22/02  16:00
England Norway  24/02  18:00
England USA 26/02  16:00
Title: Duo Named In U23 La Manga Squad
Post by: Sylvain on January 31, 2010, 08:31:59 PM
Doncaster Rovers Belles defender Chelsea Weston and attacking midfielder Rachel Williams have today been called up in to the England Under 23 squad for the upcoming La Manga Tournament.

The tournament in Spain is from the 19th to the 27th of February. Where they will face games against Germany on the 22nd, Norway on the 24th and the USA on the 26th.

Fellow players goalkeeper Marie Hourihan, attacking midfielder Precious Hamilton and forward Becky Hall have all been placed on standby for the tournament.

ENGLAND UNDER 23 SQUAD

Goalkeepers

Carly Telford Leeds Carnegie

Ashley Baker University of Georgia

Defenders

Kerys Harrop Birmingham City

Claire Rafferty Chelsea

marie hourihanChelsea Weston DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Fern Whelan Everton

Steph Houghton Leeds Carnegie

Sophie Bradley Leeds Carnegie

Ellie Gilliatt Nottingham Forest

Midfielders

Rachel Williams DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Brooke Chaplen Everton

Michelle Hinnigan Everton

Remi Allen Leeds Carnegie

Forwards

Dannii Bird Birmingham City

Sarah Kempson Chelsea

Natasha Dowie Everton

Ellen White Leeds Carnegie

Jade Moore Leeds Carnegie

Standby

Marie Hourihan DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Precious Hamilton DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Becky Hall DONCASTER ROVERS BELLES

Congratulations girls and good luck from everybody at the club.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/home.php?section=OPE&category=FTE&subcat=news&action=full&id=425
Title: Strange request by the FA
Post by: Sylvain on February 05, 2010, 06:19:43 PM
On the Forrest website is the usual squad list and game schedule plus an incredible footnote :

NB. Kick-Off times are given in local time.

All matches will be played on the La Manga resort pitches.

Please note that friends, family and club representatives are invited to come and watch the England matches. The FA kindly requests that, if you do wish to come and show you support, you do not stay in the La Manga resort.
:o ::)

http://www.nflfc.co.uk/main.php?articleId=48&pageId=3&teamId=

The accomodations are very nice over there and quite cheap as well and few minutes walk from the pitches.
Title: Re: Strange request by the FA
Post by: twmcat on February 06, 2010, 12:31:05 AM
On the Forrest website is the usual squad list and game schedule plus an incredible footnote :

NB. Kick-Off times are given in local time.

All matches will be played on the La Manga resort pitches.

Please note that friends, family and club representatives are invited to come and watch the England matches. The FA kindly requests that, if you do wish to come and show you support, you do not stay in the La Manga resort.
:o ::)

http://www.nflfc.co.uk/main.php?articleId=48&pageId=3&teamId=

The accomodations are very nice over there and quite cheap as well and few minutes walk from the pitches.


Nothing the FA does surprises me  :'(
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 16, 2010, 12:00:35 PM
I was just reading the list again and Gemma Davison has been dropped.
Quite strange to be honest as she is actually the English topscorer in the Premier League this season with only a Scottish player having scored more in the PL.

Title: Hills has eyes on Four Nations Tournament
Post by: Sylvain on February 18, 2010, 07:14:49 PM
England Women’s U23 Head Coach, Brent Hills, is currently putting the final touches to his preparations for the upcoming Four Nation Tournament, which has pitted his side against Germany, USA and Norway.

Hills will take his squad to La Manga on Friday where they will play three games in five days, the first coming against Germany on 22 February. His squad is a fusion experienced U23 campaigners, former U19 internationals and a number of players who have tasted the delights of the England Women’s senior team, and the former Watford and Fulham coach believes this tournament offers the entire squad an ample opportunity to impress.

“Our opposition are all very highly-ranked teams so it’s going to be a really good test for the girls,” he said.

“This tournament is a chance for all of the players to put themselves in the shop window for the senior side, as it has done previously. If you look at Dunia Susi, she used the U23s as a springboard to get into the senior squad and she actually made her senior debut last year, so that path is obviously there for anyone.

“But it’s also an opportunity for the eligible U20s to get three games in five days, a really tough schedule, against top teams, and use that as experience for the upcoming World Cup.”

The FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup, to which Hills alludes, will take place in Germany in July and England’s participation was sealed courtesy of their performance in last year’s U19 European Championship (England do not have a dedicated Women’s U20 side). The U19s won that European title and can now test themselves against the very best U20 teams in the world.

“We’re trying to give the U20s some vital tournament experience,” explained Hills. “We learnt that from the previous World Cup in Chile, in 2008. Mo [Marley, England’s Head Coach at that World Cup] felt that the U20s needed a little more experience against quality opposition, which is why we are taking them to La Manga, to give them tournament experience against some very strong sides, which they wouldn’t otherwise get as an U20 group.”

In addition to using this tournament as preparation for the U20 World Cup, in Carly Telford, Fern Whelan, Steph Houghton, Rachel Williams and Natasha Dowie, Hills has called upon five players with senior team experience, and there is a good blend among the 18-strong squad.

“We’ve got a very mixed squad with those U20 players and some more experienced players,” said Hills. “Danni Bird has been with the U23s for a while now so she’s got some good experience. Steph Houghton’s coming back from a long-term injury so hopefully she might be able to play a part in some of the games. A few of them were with the senior squad last month for a training camp; Claire Rafferty, Carly Telford, Natasha Dowie, Ellen White and there are some younger ones; Kerys Harrop, Michelle Hinnigan, Remi Allen and Jade Moore, so really it’s a real mixed squad.”

Through playing their way through the England development teams, many of these players have encountered European opposition on a number of occasions, so facing USA could provide them with a valuable insight into playing against a non-European style of play, but in Irishman, Bill Irwin, the USA have a coach who has a very European attitude to football.

“USA have tended to be a traditionally athletic side, quite direct, playing a high-tempo game. Under Bill they still play an aggressive, high-tempo game but he’s put in place a much more European outlook in their play, trying to play through the thirds more, maybe than they have done in previous years,” said Hills.

“That also might be partly down to the influence of their Swedish coach at senior level. They will be a very, very strong side; three quarters of their squad will be signed professionally in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. But if we’re going to be challenging the best at all levels then we’re going to have to challenge them at this level as well, after all, the U23s is just one step below the senior team.”

Notable U23 graduates who are now making their mark with the senior side include Alex Scott, Anita Asante and most recently, Dunia Susi, and Hills has challenged his current crop to follow their lead.

“When someone does really well with the U23s, I’m quite confident in going back to Hope [Powell, the Women’s Senior Team Head Coach] and recommending them for the senior squad. Hopefully this tournament will be a stepping stone for as many of these players as possible.”

http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2010/BrentHillsLaMangaPrev.aspx
Title: Women's U23s slip to defeat in La Manga
Post by: Sylvain on February 23, 2010, 12:33:25 PM
Well done to the FA for a very fast news update  :):


First-half goal gives Germany victory in Four Nations Tournament.
England Women's U23s 0-1 Germany
Four Nation Tournament
3pm (GMT), Monday 22 February 2010
La Manga, Spain

Brent Hills' England Women's U23 side slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Germany in their opening match of the Four Nations Tournament in La Manga.

The decisive goal came in the 18th minute, with England momentarily down to ten players, however Hills' charges could have found themselves two goals to the good by this stage had they been able to convert some of the early chances they created.

The goal allowed the Germans to grow into the game and gradually puncture England's early zest and they might have gone into half time 2-0 up but the crossbar came to England's rescue.

England improved after the break, demonstrating a great work ethic and competitive spirit. They also enjoyed more possession but were unable to convert this possession into clear-cut chances and Germany held on for the win.

England's next game is on Wednesday against Norway.

England

1 Ashley Baker, 2 Chelsea Weston (16 Stephanie Houghton, 71), 3 Ellie Gilliatt (17 Sarah Kempson, 21), 4 Remi Allen (14 Natasha Dowie, 71), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley (C), 7 Jade Moore, 8 Michelle Hinnigan, 9 Ellen White, 10 Rachel Williams (12 Brooke Chaplen, 46), 11 Dannii Bird
Substitutes not used 13 Carly Telford, 15 Kerys Harrop, 18 Claire Rafferty

 
http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2010/GermLaManga.aspx
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Samuel Vimes on February 23, 2010, 04:31:27 PM
And like the Norwegian FA, they see no reason to mention that their opponents are three years younger than them ;)

Video highlights (zanks to ze Germans) (http://tv.dfb.de/index.php?view=1748)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 23, 2010, 06:46:52 PM
The defending on the german goal is shocking, 5 defender against 3 forwards and they manage not to mark the German CF.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Samuel Vimes on February 24, 2010, 09:01:21 PM
The German FA on twitter: England U23 1-0 Norway U23
Title: Bird shoots girls to victory
Post by: Sylvain on February 25, 2010, 09:04:58 AM
A really confident performance from England, where they dominated the game more than the final score shows, saw Brent Hills' team pick up an impressive victory against Norway on Wednesday afternoon.

In the early stages, both teams were trying to take control but to no avail despite England showing some good early play and working hard.

The first chance fell to Ellen White on 16 minutes, after a pass from Natasha Dowie. It was a soft shot, but it showed that White had the beating of the back line.

Midway through the first half, England were looking very assured and using their posession well to get wide and fire some decent crosses into the box. They were, however, unable to get on the end of any of them.

By the half hour mark, Norway still hadn't created anything dangerous, as long ball after long ball was cut out by Sophie Bradley and Fern Whelan.

England came close again following some good forward play which gave Dowie the chance for a shot, but from outside of the area, she drove wide.

Dowie was given another chance following a great ball down the left from Claire Rafferty. Given time, she cut inside and blasted the ball across the face of goal and just wide of the post.

With five minutes to go in the first half, a tremendous string of passes, starting in defence, eventually sent Brooke Chaplen clear in the box, but she fired over the bar after a really good move which had carved Norway open.

Into the second half, England picked up where they left off and their work ethic was rewarded when a mistake from Norway's defence on 48 minutes, left Dannii Bird to take the ball on and cooly slot home into the bottom right corner.

England were looking comfortable with their lead and continued to make chances. Bird went clear once again, but her shot ths time was straight at the keeper.

England did start to lose their way a little midway through the second but the introduction of Rachel Williams up front gave the team a little added spark. She found herself some space for a long range shot, which powered just inches over the bar.

The last real action of the game saw White through on goal, but unfortunately she shot too close to the keeper, who made an easy save.

However, with this win, England are still in contention to win the competition ahead of their next game against USA on Friday.

England: 1 Carly Telford, 2 Chelsea Weston (15 Steph Houghton, 51), 3 Claire Rafferty, 4 Michelle Hinnigan (12 Remi Allen, 79), 5 Fern Whelan (c), 6 Sophie Bradley (14 Kerys Harrop, 51), 7 Ellen White, 8 Jade Moore, 9 Natasha Dowie, 10 Brooke Chaplen (18 Rachel Williams, 68), 11 Dannii Bird (16 Sarah Kempson, 60).

Substitutes not used: 13 Ashley Baker, 17 Mel Sutcliffe.

http://www.thefa.com/England/WomensUnder-23Team/NewsAndFeatures/2010/norway-report-240210.aspx
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on March 17, 2010, 04:32:02 PM
The FA has improved their website :  http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s
They are announcing a friendly against Sweden on the 22.04.10 no place or kick-off time  ;)
But if you go to the Swedish FA website, the information is available lol :
http://svenskfotboll.se/landslag/u23-dam/
12.00 Bisham

But no mention of the 4 nations tournament in July...
Title: Hills relishing USA challenge
Post by: Sylvain on March 20, 2010, 01:25:13 PM
The England Women’s U23 Head Coach, Brent Hills, is currently preparing his side for their final match in the Four Nation Tournament after watching them pick up their first win of the campaign, against Norway on Wednesday.

A 48th-minute goal from Dannii Bird gave the Three Lions a victory which went some way to erasing the disappointment of a 1-0 defeat to Germany two days earlier.

“I thought we dominated the Norway game,” said Hills. “We could have won it by at least two or three goals, which was particularly pleasing, seeing as that team hasn’t played much together.

“We adapted to the windy conditions and the bigger pitch really suited our passing game. In all fairness, we totally dominated the game. Our passing was crisp and our movement was good and in fairness I think we should have won by at least two or three goals,” he continued.

“Norway are a tough team to play against; they only lost 1-0 to USA so it was a good exercise for the girls.”

A few of Hills’ squad have been struck down with a bug while Ellie Gilliat has returned to England due to injury. Leeds Carnegie’s Mel Sutcliffe has been called up as a replacement and Doncaster Rovers Belles’ goalkeeper, Marie Hourihan, has also been called out to La Manga ahead of the USA game, one that Hills is looking forward to.

“It should be a good game,” he predicted. “Germany have a similar style of play to us, Norway have a more direct approach and USA are a mixture of the two really.

“They have been playing a diamond formation in midfield, which we don’t come up against often, and I’m hoping they play that formation against us, because it will be a good experience for the girls. But if they play 4-3-3 we are also well versed in facing that formation as well.

“It’s been a good tournament so far and I’m hoping for one last push against the States to round off a very satisfying week.”

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/HillsPreUSA
Title: Illness costs England in La Manga
Post by: Sylvain on March 20, 2010, 01:25:53 PM
England U23s 0-1 USA
Four Nation Tournament
3pm (GMT), Friday 26 February 2010
La Manga, Spain

Ravaged by illness, and eventually forced to finish the game with ten players, the England Women's U23 side slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat to USA in the final match of the Four Nation Tournament.

England began the game with just one fit substitute and a substitute 'keeper who had only partially recovered from illness. Marie Hourihan had been flown in overnight and arrived at the camp just three hours before kick-off to start in goal.

However, a draw in the game between Norway and Germany left everything still to play for; the winner of this game would win the Tournament.

England started brightly and created a chance in the first minute. Steph Houghton was found in space at the far post by a Dannii Bird cross but her shot was blocked.

A counter-attacking move from the Americans soon after had their striker running into open ground towards our goal. She rounded the 'keeper and slid the ball home, but Mel Sutcliffe made it back to block on the line.

Midway through the half, USA started to apply continued pressure. This time one of their forwards had time to chest and volley inside our area, but blasted her shot over the bar.

After 27 minutes, England suffered what they could ill afford; an injury to Claire Rafferty. With Chelsea Weston on, this left only the partially fit goalkeeper, Ashley Baker, on the bench.

Towards the end of the first half, a long ball forward from USA almost brought about the opening goal. Hourihan raced from her goal but her clearance hit the on-rushing forward and bounced narrowly wide of the post.

England started the second half well with Dannii Bird being afforded an opportunity to shoot. She tested the 'keeper, but it was fairly comfortable in the end.

On 50 minutes England had another scare as Mel Sutcliffe went down holding her ankle, England had no outfield players left on the bench, but after some treatment, Sutcliffe managed to play on. Moments later, Remi Allen went down after a nasty clash and, unable to carry on, England continued the game with ten players.

Hourihan then marvellously pushed the ball over the bar after England failed to clear their lines, but on 79 minutes USA took the lead.

A hopeful ball forward allowed the USA striker to get between the Three Lions' defence and she was able to flick the ball past Hourihan.

After playing so well for so long, the numerical disadvantage and three games in five days had begun to take its toll, but for the last few minutes England decided to go for it and threw another forward upfront.

In the dying moments, England were pushing for the equaliser and the ten players were giving everything. They finish the game on top and had done really well to compete, given the circumstances.

USA won the tournament, but England can be really proud of their performance.

England
1 Marie Hourihan, 2 Melanie Sutcliffe, 3 Claire Rafferty (12 Chelsea Weston, 27), 4 Sophie Bradley, 5 Fern Whelan (C), 6 Kerys Harrop, 7 Steph Houghton, 8 Remi Allen, 9 Ellen White, 10 Brooke Chaplen, 11 Dannii Bird.
Substitute not used 13 Ashley Baker

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/LaMangaUSAReport

You wonder why they flew Marie only if they had so many players out ? Cost involved probably as last minute tickets are very expensive.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: samtom on April 03, 2010, 10:18:18 PM
levi penney not in u23's for next camp.wonder why.
Title: Hills selects squad for Sweden
Post by: Sylvain on April 04, 2010, 08:18:13 PM
England v Sweden

International U23 Friendly
12noon, Thursday 22 April
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre


Hills' team face the Swedes next month as they look towards what is a busy 2010, with more games to come through the summer and he has named a squad of 18 players for the game and three days of training before that.

The Squad

Goalkeepers
Marie Hourihan - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Carly Telford - Leeds Carnegie
 
Defenders 
Grace McCatty - Bristol Academy
Clare Rafferty - Chelsea
Fern Whelan - Everton
Stephanie Houghton - Leeds Carnegie
Sophie Bradley - Leeds Carnegie
Sophie Walton - Leeds Carnegie
Ellie Gilliatt - Nottingham Forest
 
Midfielders
Danielle Buet - Chelsea
Rachel Williams - Doncaster Rovers
Brooke Chaplen - Everton
 
Forwards 
Gemma Davison - Arsenal
Danielle Bird - Birmingham City
Rebecca Hall - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Precious Hamilton - Doncaster Rovers Belles
Ellen White - Leeds Carnegie
Natasha Dowie - Everton

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/sweden-squad-310310
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on April 24, 2010, 01:14:25 AM
Sweden did not turn up due to Volcano ashes and the U23 played the U20 instead beating them 2-1.
Title: 4 nations tournament
Post by: Sylvain on May 27, 2010, 04:44:19 PM
07/07 Sweden Norway 11.00
England USA 14.00

09/07 Norway USA 11.00
Sweden England  14.00

12/07 England Norway 12.00
USA Sweden 12.00


http://svenskfotboll.se/landslag/u23-dam/miniturnering-i-england-7-12-juli-2010/

Can you  believe we have to find the information on foreign FA website. The FA never replied to my e-mail about it except the usual thank you for your question.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Eurycantha on May 27, 2010, 05:12:22 PM
Sylvain,

The FA: Business as usual :-[ :-[ :-[

Kind regards from the Netherlands ("our" KNVB is just a little bit better!)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Aphrodites Child on May 27, 2010, 06:05:55 PM

Can you  believe we have to find the information on foreign FA website. The FA never replied to my e-mail about it except the usual thank you for your question.

mais oui, certainment

trying to navigate some foreign websites is not always easy
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on May 27, 2010, 06:21:10 PM

Can you  believe we have to find the information on foreign FA website. The FA never replied to my e-mail about it except the usual thank you for your question.

mais oui, certainment

trying to navigate some foreign websites is not always easy

Norwegian Swedish and Danish look quite same while Spanish and Italian are not too far from French...
Russian, Finnish or Bulgarian makes it harder though.
Title: England to host mini-tournament
Post by: Sylvain on June 04, 2010, 04:38:07 PM
England will play host to Sweden, Norway and the USA this July, as the University Of Warwick stages a special four team friendly tournament.

With the annual Nordic Cup not taking place this year, the Women's U23s will still be assured of facing top quality opposition this summer in the shape of these three sides.

Whilst there is no title at stake, there will certainly be a competitive element to the tournament as all teams will face each other in a league format to decide an overall winner.

All of the games will be played at the Cryfield Sports Pitches at the University of Warwick and further details of how you can catch Brent Hills' team in action will be available in due coruse.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/tournament-040610
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: pat51 on June 04, 2010, 04:51:19 PM
These matches would probably be on the dates Sylvain posted over a week ago from the Swedish F A site. at least it is not 'BEHIND CLOSED DOORS' like they usually are. But a Weds, Fri and Monday daytime KO is not that helpful for most people..... perhaps the F A will consider a more fan friendly schedule...as if !
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Rach_83 on June 04, 2010, 11:31:41 PM
Excellent really easy for me to get to, Warwick Uni. has great public transport links & on a Wednesday USA England....brilliant, popping it in diary now! Thx for heads up.  ;D
Title: Women's U23 squad named
Post by: Sylvain on June 28, 2010, 05:20:11 PM
Brent Hills has named his England Women’s U23 squad for an FA-hosted mini-tournament which welcomes USA, Sweden and Norway to these shores at the beginning of July.

Hills has named an experienced group of 17 players, seven of which have tasted the delights of the England senior team in the past (indeed, defenders Sophie Bradley and Claire Rafferty have been included in Hope Powell’s squad of 22 for this Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Spain), underlining his intentions ahead of this round-robin competition, which is being staged in place of the hitherto annual Nordic Cup.

The U23s’ last outing, in February, took them to La Manga for another four-team tournament where a Danielle Bird goal gave England a 1-0 victory over Norway before illness and injury cost Hills’ charges dear as they lost 1-0 to USA in the final game.

Spectators are welcome at any of the matches in this tournament. Tickets are not necessary, simply turn up and enjoy the action.

Squad in full

Marie Hourihan, Doncaster Rovers Belles

Carly Telford, Leeds Carnegie

Sophie Bradley, Leeds Carnegie

Stephanie Houghton, Leeds Carnegie

Claire Rafferty, Chelsea

Rhianne Roberts, Blackburn Rovers

Jemma Rose, Birmingham City

Fern Whelan, Everton

Danielle Buet, Chelsea

Brooke Chaplen, Everton

Elizabeth Edwards, Millwall

Sophie Walton, Leeds Carnegie

Danielle Bird, Birmingham City

Carla Cantrell, Leeds Carnegie

Gemma Davison, Arsenal

Natasha Dowie, Everton

Precious Hamilton, Doncaster Rovers Belles

Kate Longhurst, Watford

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 07, 2010, 02:33:37 AM
from the FA video on yesterday's intersquad game

U23: Hourihan- Houghton  Bradley Whelan Rafferty -Walton Chaplen Buet -Dowie Bird Longhurst subs Davison Cantrell Telford


U20 : Davey - Cunningham Hills Harrop  Weston - Nobbs Staniforth Christiansen Stokes - Jane Duggan subs Carter Baker
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Eurycantha on July 07, 2010, 07:57:16 PM
07-07-2010

England U23 - USA U23 (0-2HT) 0-3FT

Sweden U23 - Norway U23 (1-0HT) 1-0FT
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 08, 2010, 02:40:51 AM
The team today :

Telford - Sutcliffe Whelan Bradley Rafferty- Buet Houghton Chaplen- Longhurst Dowie Bird
subs in Davison Walton Edwards
not used Hourihan Rose  Roberts

In the stand ;Hope Powell, Emily Westwood, Jo Potter, Laura Bassett, Rachel Williams and Marcus Bignot.
Title: Lions slip to defeat in Warwick opener
Post by: Sylvain on July 08, 2010, 12:41:46 PM
Brent Hills’ England Women’s U23 side slipped to a 3-0 defeat against USA in their opening game of the University of Warwick-hosted International Tournament.

Christen Press was USA’s heroine with a goal in each half while Ellii Reed got herself on the scoresheet in the 22nd minute. In the day’s other game, Sweden beat Norway 1-0.

England are next in action on Friday, against Sweden.

England
1 Carly Telford, 2 Mel Sutcliffe, 3 Claire Rafferty, 4 Danielle Buet (14 Elizabeth Edwards, 85), 5 Fern Whelan, 6 Sophie Bradley (C), 7 Kate Longhurst (12 Gemma Davison, 46), 8 Stephanie Houghton, 9 Natasha Dowie, 10 Brooke Chaplen (18 Sophie Walton, 73), 11 Danielle Bird
Substitutes not used 13 Marie Hourihan, 15 Sarah Kempson, 16 Rhiannon Roberts, 17 Jemma Rose

USA
18 Alexa Gaul, 2 Jackie Carron, 3 Lauren Barnes, 4 Lauren Fowkles, 7 Christen Press (9 Danielle Foxhaven, 66), 8 Kylie Wright, (5 Colleen Flanagan, 77), 10 Sarah Hagen (15 Rachel Shipley, 85), 11 Ingrid Wells, 14 Ellii Reed, (6 Tori Huster,75), 16 Keelin Winters, 19 Melissa Henderson (21 Katie Schoepfer, 46)
Substitutes not used 1 Natalie Kulla, 12 Jessica Schuveiller

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/USA0707
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: John on July 08, 2010, 12:46:25 PM
Gemma Davison only coming on as a sub :o
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 08, 2010, 12:50:12 PM
I believe they wanted to have a good look at Kate Longhurst on the right wing as the coaching staff has given at least 20 U23 caps to Gemma
while Kate is a relative newcomer in the U23 set-up. I have to mention something really weird that you would expect at U9 or U11 level is having
mums or dads coaching their children doing games  :o. I must mention Carly Telford has a funny accent
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on July 09, 2010, 11:29:56 AM
Whereabouts are these matches - and we can go to see them?

Wow

I could go Monday too,

Im suprised g ddavison is there!  She has been along with U23s for so long and Danni bird too.  Maybe this will be there last season they must be at least 23.

Then wat happens will they be put on the shelf doesnt look as tho either are going further and they are both good players. 
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 09, 2010, 01:10:21 PM
Whereabouts are these matches - and we can go to see them?

Wow

I could go Monday too,

Im suprised g ddavison is there!  She has been along with U23s for so long and Danni bird too.  Maybe this will be there last season they must be at least 23.
They are played at Warwick University cryfield pitches.
You have a few players born in 1987 in that squad Telford, Hourihan, Davison, Bird plus a few 1988 who still have another year to go.

Quote from: charlie
Then wat happens will they be put on the shelf doesnt look as tho either are going further and they are both good players. 
From the four 1987 only Telford seemed or (used to) be rated by Hope Powell. I am still amazed how she is rated below Chamberlain and Brown  :o
Regarding Gemma and Dani, I understand Carney is a better winger than those two but everyone else is more or less on the same level besides her.
I guess they will have to wait untill 2011 after the World Cup or even earlier should England not qualify  :P
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 09, 2010, 10:37:26 PM
Sweden 1 England 0 goal Louise Fors  4'
Courtesy of Rach and Kerry the England team was
Hourihan- Houghton Bradley Whelan Rafferty- Buet Walton Chaplen- Davison Longhurst Bird
subs in : Sutcliffe fo Buet Kempson for Bird Edwards for Chaplen
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Eurycantha on July 12, 2010, 04:00:00 PM
07-07-2010

England U23 _ USA U23 (0-2HT) 0-3FT

Sweden U23 - Norway U23 (1-0HT) 1-0 FT

09-07-2010

England U23 - Sweden U23 (0-1HT) 0-1FT

Norway U23 - USA U23 (0-0HT) 2-1FT


12-07-2010

England U23 - Norway U23 (0-1HT) 1-3FT

Sweden U23 - USA U23 (0-1HT) 0-1FT


Final standings
1. USA 3-6 5-2
2. Norway 3-6 5-3
3. Sweden 3-6 2-1
4. England 3-0 1-7
Title: Hills upbeat after International Tournament
Post by: Sylvain on July 12, 2010, 07:49:02 PM
The England Women’s U23 Head Coach, Brent Hills, looked back on the International Tournament with a great deal of satisfaction despite watching his charges slip to defeat on three separate occasions.

In light of the hitherto annual Nordic Tournament being cancelled this year Hills decided to invite the U23 sides from USA, Sweden and Norway to Warwick for an FA-hosted mini-tournament and five English players impressed enough to be included in Hope Powell’s senior squad for the World Cup qualifier against Turkey at the end of the month.

After a training game against the World Cup-bound U20s, England opened up the tournament with a 3-0 loss against USA, courtesy of an Ellii Reed strike and a Christen Press brace. This was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Sweden on Friday and the tournament was completed with a 3-1 defeat against Norway on Monday afternoon, Natasha Dowie with England’s solitary reply. Hills, though, remained upbeat despite the results.

“It was a good tournament,” he said. “All the games were competitive. Even though we let in three goals on two occasions, which we are disappointed about, those goals were more down to individual errors than anything else. The game against Norway was reasonably even, although I’m not trying to gloss over the defeat; we had some opportunities, we just didn’t take them.

“The first thing these girls would have learnt is how to prepare for and cope with a very intense programme,” continued Hills. “They have had three games in six days which is a lot of football in such a short space of time, so they have learnt all the strategies they need for recovery. They’ve also had to learn about the highly competitive nature of U23 football. There were a number of players in all four teams who have already represented their senior sides, or will represent them in the very near future, so it was a tournament of a very high calibre.”

In addition to adjusting to the rigours of tournament football, Hills is also confident these last three games will have enhanced his players’ knowledge of different styles of play, a key component of any successful international side.

“Every team played a slightly different system. Two teams played 4-4-2; two played 4-3-3, for want of a better description, but both formations were carried out with slight cultural differences. What you’ve got to do is cope with that and that’s exactly why we play in these tournaments, to get the players used to it. We always try and rotate the squad as well because it is a Development team and it’s all about getting players into the senior squad. And the three nations we faced this last week are regularly amongst the top six sides in the world at senior level.

“We were competitive but we still need to be a lot more consistent if we are going to beat teams like that regularly.”

As he alluded to, Hills has constantly assured his U23s that he will recommend any deserving player to Powell for senior team recognition and that promise certainly came to fruition for Carly Telford, Claire Rafferty, Sophie Bradley, Steph Houghton and Danni Buet who will all travel to Walsall at the end of July when England entertain Turkey in a World Cup qualifier.

“All of them have been very consistent in their own performances and both Hope and me thought they’d be valuable additions to the senior squad,” explained Hills.

“We are very happy,” he concluded. “We were delighted to have three strong teams come over to us and I’m more than pleased with what I’ve learnt about the players and I’m pleased with how the players conducted themselves. What they’ve got to do now is reflect on their performances and come up with strategies that are going to make them more competitive over the next season.”

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/Norway1207
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on July 13, 2010, 01:07:13 AM
 ??? Well Hills must have seen different matches to me then and the people nearme!!!

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Eurycantha on July 25, 2010, 06:51:18 PM
29.09.2010 England U23 - Germany U23, more details follow asap

link: www.dfb.de
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on July 25, 2010, 06:53:36 PM
England vs Germany

Women's Under-23 International

Thursday, 30/09/2010

Kick off 12:00 BST at Holmes Park, Leicester

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/Fixtures
Title: Squad named for German game
Post by: Sylvain on September 07, 2010, 06:05:33 PM
Manager Brent Hills has selected a squad of 26 players who will take on Germany in a game in Leicester later this month.

Following their games in July against Norway, USA and Sweden, this match offers the players another chance to try and stake their claim for a place in Hope Powell's senior squad.

The group will meet up on Monday 27 September to prepare for the game, which takes place at Holmes Park, home of the Leicester & Rutland County FA.

Spectators are welcome to attend the match; there will be no tickets issued, simply turn up and watch.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Rebecca Spencer, Marie Hourihan, Lauren Davey, Carly Telford.

Defenders: Stephanie Houghton, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Claire Rafferty, Dunia Susi, Chelsea Weston, Lucy Bronze, Fern Whelan, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Bradley, Lyndsey Cunningham.

Midfielders: Danielle Buet, Brooke Chaplen, Michelle Hinnigan, Rachel Williams, Jade Moore.

Forwards: Isobel Christiansen, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie, Precious Hamilton, Kate Longhurst, Demi Stokes.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/germany-squad-070910
Title: Give it all you've got
Post by: Sylvain on September 30, 2010, 01:47:25 PM
The England Women’s U23 team face Germany in Leicester on Thursday, and with the 2011 Women’s World Cup now on the horizon, Head Coach Brent Hills has called upon his players to use this game to enhance their prospects of a place in Hope Powell’s senior squad.

“There’s a mixture here in terms of age and experience,” Hills said of his squad. “Some are here purely for the experience because maybe their best days are ahead of them, while others have been in, or on the fringe of, the senior team and they might be looking at this week’s opportunity in a different light than to the younger ones.

“All the players will take something from this game but it’s a chance for everyone to impress in some capacity and show me what they can do at U23 level."

Two weeks ago, England beat Switzerland 3-2 in Wohlen (and 5-2 on aggregate) to qualify for the World Cup and five of Hills’ U23s were part of that senior set-up. It is the fourth consecutive major tournament they have qualified for and Hills believes it is the beginning of an exciting era for the women’s game in this country.

“It’s a great time to be an England Women’s international,” he declared. “There are three big tournaments coming up in the next three years; the World Cup, the Olympics and the European Championship, so if you want to be an England senior international, now is the time to give it all you’ve got.

“Historically, the U23 players that have shown mental strength and the correct attitude - and want to develop and compete for places - they’re the ones that have gone on to represent the senior team and this group’s hunger is no different to any other group we’ve had in the past.”

Germany are the current World and European champions at senior level and their U19s have won the European title three times in the last nine years. They are thought of by many to be the leading nation in women’s football, certainly over the last decade.

“That’s why we are always happy to play them,” admitted Hills, who will cut his 26-player squad down to 18 on matchday.

“If you keep playing against strong opposition you get the chance to learn from them. In the end, if our long-term aim, for all our teams, is to reach the later stages of tournaments then, for the foreseeable future, you’re going to come up against a German side so you might as well get used to playing them.

“But we won’t just be there to watch them play; we will be trying to win the game, as we always do. If we don’t, we don’t, but we will also be looking for our players to put in some decent performances.”

Spectators are welcome to attend Thursday's match. There will be no tickets issued, simply turn up and enjoy the action.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Rebecca Spencer, Marie Hourihan, Helen Alderson (replaced Lauren Davey), Carly Telford.

Defenders: Stephanie Houghton, Gilly Flaherty, Kerys Harrop, Claire Rafferty, Dunia Susi, Chelsea Weston, Lucy Bronze, Fern Whelan, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Bradley, Lyndsey Cunningham.

Midfielders: Danielle Buet, Brooke Chaplen, Michelle Hinnigan, Rachel Williams, Ashlee Hincks (replaced Jade Moore).

Forwards: Isobel Christiansen, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie, Precious Hamilton, Kate Longhurst, Demi Stokes.

http://thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2010/GermanyHills
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on September 30, 2010, 03:00:32 PM
Full time 2-1  England  Mirlanch,  Hinnigan and Rafferty
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 03, 2010, 01:00:08 PM
Claire Rafferty scored the winning goal against Germany and is now regularly called up for the seniors. Could she be the solution for England left back problem?
If England loose the ball in midfield and a through ball is sent to Amy Rodriguez Elodie Thomis or Marta only Alex Scott can catch those players don't bank on the other 3 players.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: EliteImp on October 03, 2010, 01:44:34 PM
Claire Rafferty scored the winning goal against Germany and is now regularly called up for the seniors. Could she be the solution for England left back problem?
If England loose the ball in midfield and a through ball is sent to Amy Rodriguez Elodie Thomis or Marta only Alex Scott can catch those players don't bank on the other 3 players.

Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson are quick but that didn't help the England's men's team!  :(
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 03, 2010, 03:03:07 PM
Claire Rafferty scored the winning goal against Germany and is now regularly called up for the seniors. Could she be the solution for England left back problem?
If England loose the ball in midfield and a through ball is sent to Amy Rodriguez Elodie Thomis or Marta only Alex Scott can catch those players don't bank on the other 3 players.

Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson are quick but that didn't help the England's men's team!  :(
That German defeat was due to the lack of football brain for most of the players. If you don't get it right tactically...And also stupid individual mistakes.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: EliteImp on October 03, 2010, 09:00:16 PM
You're right about that, but I'm not sure England women have a left-back problem at the moment!

From what I've seen of Unitt and Stoney they look solid enough.

Looking in my crystal ball  ;D I can see Rafferty taking over from them over the next two or three years, with Flaherty and Bradley as the centre-backs.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 03, 2010, 09:03:35 PM
You're right about that, but I'm not sure England women have a left-back problem at the moment!

From what I've seen of Unitt and Stoney they look solid enough.

Looking in my crystal ball  ;D I can see Rafferty taking over from them over the next two or three years, with Flaherty and Bradley as the centre-backs.
Yes they are solid but any fast winger will cause them problem and put them under tremendous pressure.
Same with the center back pairing, they can try to run after Marta but they won't catch her up. Bring back Anita Asante to do the job.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sylvain on February 07, 2011, 02:22:32 PM
England will play against Norway 25/02,  USA 27/02 and Sweden 01/03in the usual U23 La Manga Tourney.

http://www.lamangaclub.com/Love-Sport/Football/Match-Schedule
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sylvain on February 14, 2011, 11:42:41 AM
From Barnet's semi-final program :

Abbie Prosser is on the stand-by list for the La Manga tournament starting the 22nd of February.

Now looking forward to see who will be in that list as players born in 1988 and after are eligible and most of the 1988/89 players are already in the senior squad.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Billy Hunt on February 14, 2011, 12:38:42 PM
I believe Lyndsay Cunningham is on standby too
Title: Demi Selected for England U23s
Post by: sylvain on February 14, 2011, 07:18:00 PM
Sunderland’s Demi Stokes (with goalkeeper Rachel Laws on standby) has been selected for the forthcoming England Women’s U23 La Manga Tournament, which takes place from Tuesday 22nd February through to Wednesday 2nd March 2011. The four team competition, includes teams from Sweden, USA, Norway and England.

 

Everyone at the club wishes Demi the best of luck in La Manga.

 

Match details are as follows...

Friday 25th February – Norway v England (kick off 16.00 local time)

Sunday 27th February – England v USA (kick off 13.00 local time)

Tuesday 1st March – England v Sweden (kick off 16.00 local time)

 

England U23 Full Squad:

Goalkeepers:

Helen Alderson - Doncaster Rovers Belles

Ashley Baker - University of Georgia

Defenders:

Gilly Flaherty - Arsenal

Chelsea Weston - Birmingham City

Fern Whelan - Everton

Gemma Bonner - Leeds United

Kerys Harrop - Birmingham City

Mel Sutcliffe - Lincoln City

Midfielders:

Dan Buet - Chelsea

Remi Allen - Lincoln City

Jade Moore - Birmingham City

Michelle Hinnigan - Everton

Brooke Chaplen - Everton

Rachel Williams - Birmingham City

Forwards:

Ashleigh Hinks - Chelsea

Toni Duggan - Everton

Natasha Dowie - Everton

Demi Stokes - Sunderland

http://www.sunderlandwfc.co.uk/swfc_438.htm
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sylvain on March 23, 2011, 02:05:12 PM
Chelsea Ladies tweeted about a behind closed door game against England U23 on Thursday.
The U23 squad are currently in a camp South of London.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sylvain on March 27, 2011, 10:18:55 AM
Chelsea 0 - England U23 0 as per Chelsea LFC twitter
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 14, 2011, 12:00:23 PM
Well the FA is  ever fast as always to update their website so thanks to Donny Belles the latest squad :

Doncaster Rovers Belles defender Tori Williams has been named in a 28 woman squad to attend the next England Under 23 training camp.

The ten-day camp will take place from Tuesday 1st until Thursday 10th November, in Luton.

Goalkeepers:

Ashley Baker - University of Georgia, Lauren Davey - Watford, Danielle Hill - Blackburn Rovers, Danielle Gibbons - Liverpool, Sarah Quantrill - Chelsea, Marie Hourihan - Birmingham City

Defenders:

Gemma Bonner - Chelsea, Jemma Rose - Bristol Academy, Victoria Williams - Doncaster Rovers Belles, Kerys Harrop - Birmingham City, Fern Whelan - Everton, Grace McCatty - Bristol Academy, Chelsea Weston - Birmingham City, Dunia Susi - Birmingham City

Midfielders:

Isobel Christiansen - Birmingham City, Ashlee Hincks - Chelsea, Lucy Staniforth - Lincoln Ladies, Remi Allen - Lincoln Ladies, Brooke Chaplen - Everton, Jessica Holbrook - Leeds United, Danielle Buet - Chelsea, Michelle Hinnigan - Everton, Jade Moore - Birmingham City, Jordan Nobbs - Arsenal, Kate Longhurst - Chelsea

Forwards:

Rachel Williams - Birmingham City, Natasha Dowie - Everton, Toni Duggan - Everton

Everyone at the club would like to wish Tori the best of luck on the camp.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/tori_selected_in_lions_u23_squad.html

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 14, 2011, 12:03:11 PM
As far as I can see there are a couple of girls born in 1987 in that list and a few senior players as well...
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 14, 2011, 12:26:02 PM
and Danielle Hill plays for Blackburn??!?!? Nice to see thats up to date as she has been at Everton for the whole of the WSL season...
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on December 16, 2011, 08:48:15 AM
Doncaster Rovers Belles defender's Naomi Chadwick and Tori Williams have been named in a 21 woman squad to attend the next England Under 23 training camp in La Manga.

The camp will take place from the 10th till the 16th January.

Goalkeepers

Sarah Quantrill Chelsea, Ashley Baker University of Georgia Lauren Davey Watford

Defenders

Kerys Harrop Birmingham City, Chelsea Weston Birmingham City, Jemma Rose Bristol Academy, Grace McCatty Bristol Academy, Naomi Chadwick Doncaster Rovers Belles, Victoria Williams Doncaster Rovers Belles, Gemma Bonner Chelsea, Sam Chappell Liverpool, Naomi Cole Chelsea

Midfielders

Jordan Nobbs Arsenal, Remi Allen Lincoln Ladies, Sophie Walton Lincoln Ladies, Brooke Chaplen Everton, Jess Holbrook Leeds United, Michelle Hinnigan Everton, Laura Coombs Chelsea

Forwards

Isobel Christiansen Birmingham City, Toni Duggan Everton

Everyone at the club would like to wish Naomi and Tori the best of luck whilst in La Manga.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/duo_named_in_england_under_23_squad.html
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on December 16, 2011, 02:22:04 PM
U23 squad is for girls born in 1989 and younger.  
Surprised to note the England staff does not rate Gilly Flaherty and she has not been selected for nearly a year now.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: raefil on December 16, 2011, 02:31:05 PM
U23 squad is for girls born in 1989 and younger. 
Surprised to not the England staff does not rate Gilly Flaherty and she has not been selcted for nearly a year now.
and wheres Dani Hill? shes a quality young keeper.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on December 16, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
U23 squad is for girls born in 1989 and younger. 
Surprised to not the England staff does not rate Gilly Flaherty and she has not been selcted for nearly a year now.
and wheres Dani Hill? shes a quality young keeper.
Born in 1988 according to wikipedia.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on January 10, 2012, 11:31:56 AM
La Manga tournament in February

6th February
13.00 hrs. USA WU23 – Sweden WU23
16.00 hrs. Norway WU23 – England WU23

28th February
13.00 hrs. England WU23 - USA WU23
16.00 hrs. Sweden WU23 - Norway WU23

1st March
13.00 hrs. England WU23 – Sweden WU23
16.00 hrs. Norway WU23 – USA WU23
Title: Rachael on standby for England U23s
Post by: Sylvain on February 08, 2012, 10:45:29 AM
Sunderland Women goalkeeper Rachael Laws has been placed on standby for the England Women’s U23 Four Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, which takes place from Thursday 23 February to Friday 2 March 2012.

Former Sunderland midfielders Jordan Nobbs and Lucy Staniforth have been selected in the squad, who will face Norway on Sunday 26 February, the USA on Tuesday 28 February and finally Sweden on Thursday 1 March.

 

FULL ENGLAND U23 SQUAD:

Goalkeepers

Ashley Baker - University of Georgia

Lauren Davey - Watford


Defenders

Kerys Harrop - Birmingham City

Chelsea Weston - Birmingham City

Jemma Rose - Bristol Academy

Grace McCatty - Bristol Academy

Gemma Bonner - Chelsea

Naomi Cole - Lewes Ladies


Midfielders

Jordan Nobbs - Arsenal

Remi Allen - Lincoln Ladies

Sophie Walton - Lincoln Ladies

Brooke Chaplen - Everton

Jessica Holbrook Everton (on loan at Leeds United)

Michelle Hinnigan - Everton

Laura Coombs - Chelsea

Lucy Staniforth – Lincoln Ladies


Forwards

Isobel Christiansen - Birmingham City

Toni Duggan - Everton

http://www.sunderlandwfc.co.uk/swfc_568.htm
Title: U23 squad named for La Manga
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2012, 02:10:49 PM
Brent Hills has named his England Women’s Under-23 squad for their Four Nations Tournament campaign in La Manga at the end of the month.

The 18-strong squad is dominated by FA WSL players with Everton providing four and Birmingham City and Lincoln providing three each.

Former U19 captains Jordan Nobbs and Michelle Hinnigan, who lifted the UEFA European U19 Championship trophy in Belarus in 2009, have been included, as has Toni Duggan who, along with Nobbs, scored in the Euro Final victory over Sweden.

England will take on Norway (26 February), USA (28 February) and Sweden (1 March) in this round-robin tournament and this group of young players will look to use these matches to help them follow the path recently made by Rachel Williams, Fern Whelan, Dani Buet and Natasha Dowie from the Under-23s into the seniors.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Ashley Baker (University of Georgia), Lauren Davey (Watford)
Defenders
Gemma Bonner (Chelsea), Naomi Cole (Lewes Ladies), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Grace McCatty (Bristol Academy),  Jemma Rose (Bristol Rose), Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City)
Midfielders
Remi Allen (Lincoln Ladies), Brooke Chaplen (Everton), Laura Coombs (Chelsea), Michelle Hinnigan (Everton), Jessica Holbrook (Everton), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Lucy Staniforth (Lincoln Ladies), Sophie Walton (Lincoln Ladies)
Forwards
Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City), Toni Duggan (Everton)

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2012/Squad-La-Manga-Tournament.aspx

Weren't Harrop,Christiansen,  Weston, Holbrook and Coombs playing in the final as well  :o
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on May 29, 2012, 11:14:47 AM
Doncaster Rovers Belles defender Naomi Chadwick has been named in a 30 player squad to attend an England U-23 training camp.

The five-day camp will take place from Friday 15th until Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Warwick.

Goalkeepers:

Ashley Baker University of Georgia, Lauren Davey Watford, Sarah Quantrill Chelsea, Juliana Draycott Leeds United Ladies FC

Defenders:

Gilly Flaherty Arsenal, Kerys Harrop Birmingham City, Chelsea Weston Birmingham City, Jemma Rose Bristol Academy, Grace McCatty Bristol Academy, Gemma Bonner Chelsea, Victoria Williams Chelsea, Naomi Chadwick Doncaster Rovers Belles, Lucy Bronze Everton, Naomi Cole Lewes Ladies, Rachel Daly Lincoln Ladies, Samantha Chappell Liverpool

Midfielders:

Jordan Nobbs Arsenal, Danielle Buet Chelsea, Laura Coombs Chelsea, Brooke Chaplen Everton, Michelle Hinnigan Everton, Jessica Holbrook Everton, Remi Allen Lincoln Ladies, Lucy Staniforth Lincoln Ladies, Sophie Walton Lincoln Ladies

Forwards:

Isobel Christiansen Birmingham City, Ashlee Hincks Chelsea, Kate Longhurst Chelsea, Natasha Dowie Everton, Sophie Williams Sunderland

Everyone at the club would like to wish Naomi the best of luck in Warwick.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/naomi_named_in_u23_training_camp.html
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on May 29, 2012, 11:39:42 AM
I understand why they do it, but isn't funny that a 24 year olds is selected for a U23 camp ?
Same as last year with Margie  ;)
Title: U23s primed to shine
Post by: Sylvain on October 25, 2012, 07:40:44 AM
Brent Hills has urged his young squad to impress in next month's training camp

England Women’s Under-23 training camp
St. George’s Park
Sunday 11 November – Thursday 15 November 2012

Twenty-nine budding England Women’s internationals will get the chance to impress the Three Lions’ assistant manager in November.

Brent Hills will take a large pool of Under-23 players to St. George’s Park for a five-day training camp and he will remind them of the opportunities that lie ahead.

He said: “These players are potentially just one step away from the senior team so it’s vital to get them together in an international environment, especially because there are no UEFA or FIFA tournaments at this level.

“But this is also a chance for all the players to put themselves in the shop window, be that for a central contract, for a place at Euro 2013 and looking a bit further down the line, maybe the World Cup in 2015 as well.”

Most of Hills’s squad have plenty of international experience at youth level and eleven of them won the U19 Euros in 2009.

Birmingham midfielder Jade Moore has already earned four caps for the senior team, while Chelsea defender Gemma Bonner and Arsenal youngster Jordan Nobbs have both been called into Hope Powell’s side in the past.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Ashley Baker (University of Georgia), Lauren Davey (Watford), Juliana Draycott (Leeds United), Mary Earps (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Sarah Quantrill (Liverpool)
Defenders
Gemma Bonner (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Everton), Samantha Chappell (Liverpool), Naomi Cole (Lewes Ladies), Lyndsey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Grace McCatty (Bristol Academy), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City), Victoria Williams (Doncaster Rovers Belles)
Midfielders
Remi Allen (Lincoln Ladies), Brooke Chaplen (Everton), Michelle Hinnigan (Everton), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Lucy Staniforth (Lincoln Ladies), Sophie Walton (Lincoln Ladies)
Forwards
Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City), Laura Coombs (Chelsea), Kate Longhurst (Chelsea).

 
http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2012/training-camp-st-georges-park.aspx

I really find it amazing that the FA does not rate Gilly Flaherty  :o
Title: Re: U23s primed to shine
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 25, 2012, 08:42:30 AM
Brent Hills has urged his young squad to impress in next month's training camp

England Women’s Under-23 training camp
St. George’s Park
Sunday 11 November – Thursday 15 November 2012

Twenty-nine budding England Women’s internationals will get the chance to impress the Three Lions’ assistant manager in November.

Brent Hills will take a large pool of Under-23 players to St. George’s Park for a five-day training camp and he will remind them of the opportunities that lie ahead.

He said: “These players are potentially just one step away from the senior team so it’s vital to get them together in an international environment, especially because there are no UEFA or FIFA tournaments at this level.

“But this is also a chance for all the players to put themselves in the shop window, be that for a central contract, for a place at Euro 2013 and looking a bit further down the line, maybe the World Cup in 2015 as well.”

Most of Hills’s squad have plenty of international experience at youth level and eleven of them won the U19 Euros in 2009.

Birmingham midfielder Jade Moore has already earned four caps for the senior team, while Chelsea defender Gemma Bonner and Arsenal youngster Jordan Nobbs have both been called into Hope Powell’s side in the past.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Ashley Baker (University of Georgia), Lauren Davey (Watford), Juliana Draycott (Leeds United), Mary Earps (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Sarah Quantrill (Liverpool)
Defenders
Gemma Bonner (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Everton), Samantha Chappell (Liverpool), Naomi Cole (Lewes Ladies), Lyndsey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Grace McCatty (Bristol Academy), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City), Victoria Williams (Doncaster Rovers Belles)
Midfielders
Remi Allen (Lincoln Ladies), Brooke Chaplen (Everton), Michelle Hinnigan (Everton), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Lucy Staniforth (Lincoln Ladies), Sophie Walton (Lincoln Ladies)
Forwards
Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City), Laura Coombs (Chelsea), Kate Longhurst (Chelsea).

 
http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2012/training-camp-st-georges-park.aspx

I really find it amazing that the FA does not rate Gilly Flaherty  :o

I really find it amazing that the FA does rate Samantha Chappell
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: AC-FC on October 25, 2012, 10:31:54 AM
the lack of Arsenal players in there may not bode well for the future considering the number of 30 somethings in the current squad..... :(
Title: Re: U23s primed to shine
Post by: Sylvain on October 25, 2012, 05:28:38 PM
I really find it amazing that the FA does rate Samantha Chappell
You can bet that a majority of those U23 won't make the grade. She must have some special skills though.
Title: Re: U23s primed to shine
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 25, 2012, 07:53:00 PM
I really find it amazing that the FA does rate Samantha Chappell
You can bet that a majority of those U23 won't make the grade. She must have some special skills though.

Have you SEEN her play? Exposed week after week. National prem player at best
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 25, 2012, 09:11:09 PM
yeah I have with England U19 and Liverpool. Obviously not a special talent but just an average  player.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: davey on October 25, 2012, 10:21:06 PM
Sour grapes
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Elee Timp on October 25, 2012, 10:57:52 PM
I saw Sam Chappell play in the northern league and she was a promising right-back but very slight.

She seems to have been on a steak, eggs and guinness diet since then!

I've even seen her hold her own playing at centre-half.

But let's see how she copes with some decent players around her before writing her off.

Liverpool had a few 6/10 players who were dragged down to 5/10 players by inferior teammates and shambolic tactics.

If Beardo can sprinkle some more stardust, next season their standards might well be dragged UP into being 7/10 players.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 26, 2012, 07:11:01 AM
In the same squad Bronze, Cunningham and Weston are also right-backs and 2 of those are better than her without any doubt but may never get a senior cap with Scott, Houghton and Susi currently in the seniors.
So Chappell must be like 7th or 8th down the line really.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 26, 2012, 09:29:04 AM
yeah I have with England U19 and Liverpool. Obviously not a special talent but just an average  player.

True, and don't believe it to be sour grapes, just saying what we see. Players who look ok in the Northern Division do not translate well into the WSL which is why Liverpool failed for two seasons. But we all know in regards to England if you're in the system early and tow the line with what they want then you will stay in the system regardless. For example as a full back i believe Harding was a better choice and more experienced player and I believe Vicky Jones would have done a good job at right back too.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 26, 2012, 09:53:21 AM
But we all know in regards to England if you're in the system early and tow the line with what they want then you will stay in the system regardless.
I also know players who got kicked out at youth level and never got back in...one strike and you are finished.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 26, 2012, 10:02:07 AM
But we all know in regards to England if you're in the system early and tow the line with what they want then you will stay in the system regardless.
I also know players who got kicked out at youth level and never got back in...one strike and you are finished.

Which begs the question  are the best players involved and being picked (we know they aren't) makes me chuckle when I see hope powell going on about getting the best players etc for the national side. PICK THEM THEN!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 26, 2012, 10:17:02 AM
Which begs the question  are the best players involved and being picked (we know they aren't) makes me chuckle when I see hope powell going on about getting the best players etc for the national side. PICK THEM THEN!
There might be some reason that are not football related. The coach does not  pick Bompastor, Tonazzi and Henry  for France for non football reasons and everybody knows they are top class and should be there.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on October 26, 2012, 11:51:53 AM
If they're not football related to my mind the coach has to be asked the question. Noticed that Powell, in her interview after the french game, look a little less confident than she has done in previous one. Perhaps this is due to more and more exposure for the game (which is what she wants) but she has to understand the scrutiny will come and when it does not to complain about it. Didn't rate the Beanie and Cap combo either!

Also the punditry was ok on BBC however still a bit too 'pally-pally' with current england internationals on the sofa. Needs a bit more edge, though still better than Alan Shearer - Leading Premier League Scorer of all time 260 Goals. Same stat. Every. Single. Week.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 26, 2012, 02:25:19 PM
If they're not football related to my mind the coach has to be asked the question. Noticed that Powell, in her interview after the french game, look a little less confident than she has done in previous one. Perhaps this is due to more and more exposure for the game (which is what she wants) but she has to understand the scrutiny will come and when it does not to complain about it. Didn't rate the Beanie and Cap combo either!
I wouldn't be surprised if some players are blacklisted as they don't get on with some England seniors,or simply the coaches don't like those players.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Elee Timp on October 26, 2012, 10:26:30 PM
If they're not football related to my mind the coach has to be asked the question. Noticed that Powell, in her interview after the french game, look a little less confident than she has done in previous one. Perhaps this is due to more and more exposure for the game (which is what she wants) but she has to understand the scrutiny will come and when it does not to complain about it. Didn't rate the Beanie and Cap combo either!

Also the punditry was ok on BBC however still a bit too 'pally-pally' with current england internationals on the sofa. Needs a bit more edge, though still better than Alan Shearer - Leading Premier League Scorer of all time 260 Goals. Same stat. Every. Single. Week.

To be fair, Hope said in her first interview she was feeling under the weather.

The touchline reporter asker her for team news, then she reeled off the starting XI but forgot Alex Scott!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: bilbobaggins on October 26, 2012, 11:51:00 PM
of course players must be agreeable to the coach and other team members, chapman, great player could not get assurances from the manager and wanted to be with her family.
so, not getting help she retired from england.
sometimes unagreeable players get picked for england, and the players live with it.
there are loads of players at all age groups who do not want to play for the manager. :-X
Title: Quartet Named in U23 Lions Squad
Post by: Sylvain on December 12, 2012, 02:51:02 PM
Doncaster Rovers Belles Mary Earps, Lyndsey Cunningham, Tori Williams and Kasia Lipka have all been named in the upcoming England Under 23 training camp next month

Naomi Chadwick is on standby.

England Women’s Under-23 training camp

La Manga

Sunday 13 January – Thursday 19 January 2013

Squad:

Sarah Quantrill (Liverpool), Mary Earps (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Danielle Gibbons (Liverpool), Lauren Davey (Watford), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Gemma Bonner (Liverpool), Lara Fay (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Liverpool), Lyndsey Cunningham (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Victoria Williams (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Alex Greenwood (Everton), Naomi Cole (Lewes Ladies), Dan Buet (Chelsea), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Michelle Hinnigan (Everton), Remi Allen (Lincoln Ladies), Gemma Davison (Arsenal), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City), Natasha Dowie (Liverpool), Lucy Staniforth (Bristol Academy)

Everyone at the club would like to wish Mary, Lyndsey, Tori and Kasia the best of luck for the camp.

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/quartet_named_in_u23_lions_squad_791423154.html
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on December 12, 2012, 03:11:34 PM
For those who don't know Gemma was born in 87, Dani B and Tats in 88  ;)
Title: U23s set for La Manga
Post by: Sylvain on December 22, 2012, 02:15:45 PM
 Brent Hills will take 24 players to Spain in January for warm weather training

Brent Hills will take an England Under-23 squad to La Manga in January where they will partake in a week-long camp.

It will be the second year in a row that Hills’s team will link up with Hope Powell’s senior squad for some warm weather training in the Spainsh resort.

Three overage players will be a part of the 24-strong contingent in the shape of Dan Buet, Natasha Dowie and Gemma Davison.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Lauren Davey, Mary Earps, Danielle Gibbons, Sarah Quantrill
Defenders
Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Naomi Cole, Lyndsey Cunningham, Lara Fay, Alex Greenwood, Kerys Harrop, Jasmine Matthews, Jemma Rose, Chelsea Weston, Victoria Williams
Midfielders
Remi Allen, Dan Buet, Michelle Hinnigan, Kasia Lipka
Forwards
Dan Carter, Isobel Christiansen, Gemma Davison, Natasha Dowie, Lucy Staniforth

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2012/la-manga-squad

Ah ha they have acknowledged the over-age players lol
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: bilbobaggins on December 22, 2012, 06:23:06 PM
at 25 player should be in or around the senior team, i suppose it keeps them in the loop.
Title: Duo set for La Manga 23's Camp
Post by: Sylvain on February 10, 2013, 10:00:34 AM
Millie Bright and Kasia Lipka have been called up to the England Under 23's La Manga squad. Rovers Belles Players Victoria Williams and Lyndsey Cunningham are also on standby.

24th February – 5th March 2013


Goalkeepers

Ashley Baker(University of Georgia), Mary Earps (Birmingham City)

Defenders

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City) Chelsea Weston (Birmingham City)

Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy) Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy)

Alex Greenwood (Everton) Naomi Cole (Lewes Ladies) Gemma Bonner

(Liverpool) Lucy Bronze (Liverpool)

Midfielders

Lucy Staniforth (Bristol Academy) Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles)

Michelle Hinnigan (Everton) Remi Allen (Lincoln Ladies)Laura Coombes (Chelsea)

Forwards

Dan Carter (Arsenal) Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City)

Millie Bright (Doncaster Rovers Belles)

http://www.doncasterroversbelles.co.uk/news/duo_set_for_la_manga_23s_camp.html
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 10, 2013, 10:10:25 AM
They had a report on the previous U23 camp  :o

BRENT HILLS'S SIDE BEAT RUSSIA'S SENIOR TEAM IN LA MANGA

England Women’s Under-23s 2-1 Russia
A Women’s International
Friday 18 January 2013
La Manga, Spain

England Women’s Under-23s recorded a notable victory over the Russia senior team during a training camp in La Manga.

The Russians have been drawn in England’s group at this summer’s European Championship Finals so Head Coach Brent Hills can be pleased with his side’s result.



The Three Lions fell behind in the opening minute but recovered well and a goal apiece from Michelle Hinnigan and Isobel Christiansen secured a 2-1 win.

Hills said: “We put in a very competent performance against a really good senior side, especially in the second half.

“It was a good result, a good all-round performance and a great way to end an excellent week of training.”

Hope Powell’s senior side were also in La Manga on a week-long training camp as they start their preparations for Sweden 2013.

The next step is to compete in the annual Cyprus Cup tournament in March, where England will take on Italy, Scotland and New Zealand.

England Under-23s
1 Ashley Baker (12 Mary Earps, 60), 2 Chelsea Weston (19 Naomi Cole, 81), 3 Kerys Harrop (20 Victoria Williams, 55), 4 Dani Buet (15 Remi Allen, 55), 5 Lucy Bronze, 6 Jemma Rose (17 Jasmine Matthews, 55), 7 Gemma Davison, 8 Michelle Hinnigan, 9 Danielle Carter, 10 Lucy Staniforth (18 Kasia Lipka, 72), 11 Isobel Christiansen
Substitutes not used 13 Danielle Gibbons, 14 Sarah Quantrill, 16 Lyndsey Cunningham

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2013/russia-la-manga-hinnigan-christiansen

Title: Greenwood set for debut
Post by: Sylvain on February 18, 2013, 11:33:14 AM
 Alex Greenwood could make her Under-23s bow in upcoming tournament in La Manga

Four Nations Tournament
England, Sweden, Norway, USA
Thursday 28 February - Monday 4 March 2013
La Manga, Spain

Brent Hills has named his England Women’s Under-23 squad for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in La Manga.

Experienced Under-23 campaigners Chelsea Weston, Kerys Harrop and Gemma Bonner are among the 18-strong group while there is a first call-up at this level for former U19 forward Millie Bright.

The Three Lions will take on Sweden (on 28 February), Norway (2 March) and USA (4 March) and recently crowned England Women’s Youth Player of the Year Alex Greenwood could make her Under-23 debut in this annual friendly competition.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Ashley Baker, Mary Earps
Defenders
Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Naomi Cole, Alex Greenwood, Kerys Harrop, Jasmine Matthews, Jemma Rose, Chelsea Weston
Midfielders
Remi Allen, Michelle Hinnigan, Kasia Lipka, Lucy Staniforth
Forwards
Millie Bright, Danielle Carter, Isobel Christiansen, Laura Coombs.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2013/squad-la-manga.aspx
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on February 18, 2013, 07:13:07 PM
Only 4 midfielders?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 19, 2013, 07:02:51 AM
Laura Coombs and Izzy Christiansen are both attacking midfielder.
That squad has 2 forwards basically. Expect 4-5-1 system with some of the full back actually good enough to play as wingers.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 19, 2013, 11:48:32 AM
The program at La Manga :

28.02 Norway USA 1200 England Sweden 1500
02.03 England Norway 1200 Sweden USA 1500
04.03 USA England 1200 Norway Sweden 1500

http://lamangaclub.es/uploads/Match-program-WU23-La-Manga-Club-2013.pdf
Title: Hills ready for Sweden test
Post by: Sylvain on February 27, 2013, 04:43:30 PM
 England Women's U23 boss Brent Hills says his squad are prepared for La Manga opener

 

Four Nations Tournament
England, Sweden, Norway, USA
Thursday 28 February - Monday 4 March 2013
La Manga, Spain

by Glenn Lavery

Head Coach Brent Hills has been pleased with how his England Women’s Under-23 squad have prepared for their match against Sweden on Thursday.

The Young Lions are currently in La Manga for their annual crack at the Four Nations Tournament. After the Swedes, England will take on Norway and USA in quick succession.

Hills said: “Training has gone well so far. The weather has been good and everyone is fit which is all you can ask for going into your first game.

“Three games in five days is a very challenging schedule but it’s a fantastic grounding for the girls in terms of how to cope with tournament football.”

Alongside a number of seasoned Under-23 campaigners such as Chelsea Weston, Kerys Harrop and Michelle Hinnigan, Hills has called up uncapped trio Alex Greenwood, Millie Bright and Beth Donoghue to see how they fare at this level.

He explained: “It’s a bit of a mixed squad with a few younger players involved for the first time.


“[U19 Head Coach] Mo Marley thinks Millie, Beth and Alex are all talented players so we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at them in this environment.

“All the younger girls have worked hard, they have settled in well and tried to take on everything we have said so I’m pleased.”

And Hills believes England’s three opponents in La Manga will provide his side with a stern examination.

He added: “Sweden are going to be tough. They won the U19 Euros last season so that says it all.

“And from what I hear they have got a talented group with them this week so it is a game that should really test us.

“Every time we meet up I always remind the players that these matches are a chance for them to impress and prove they are able to cope with the demands of international football.

“If they are to make the next step it is up into the seniors, a route a lot of players have taken in recent seasons, the likes of Toni Duggan and Jordan Nobbs, who these girls will know well.

“There is a lot for these girls to aim for, be that earning a central contract, forcing their way into Hope [Powell]’s thinking ahead of the Euros or the World Cup in 2015.”

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Ashley Baker, Mary Earps
Defenders
Gemma Bonner, Lucy Bronze, Naomi Cole, Alex Greenwood, Kerys Harrop, Jasmine Matthews, Jemma Rose, Chelsea Weston
Midfielders
Remi Allen, Beth Donoghue*, Michelle Hinnigan, Kasia Lipka, Lucy Staniforth
Forwards
Millie Bright, Danielle Carter, Isobel Christiansen.

* replaced Laura Coombs who withdrew from the squad through injury

 
Title: Winning start for Lions
Post by: Sylvain on March 21, 2013, 04:42:39 PM
 England Women's Under-23s beat Sweden 2-0 in Four Nations Tournament opener

 

England Under-23s 2-0 Sweden
Four Nations Tournament
2pm GMT, Thursday 28 February 2013
La Manga, Spain

England got their Four Nations Tournament campaign off to a winning start by beating Sweden 2-0 in La Manga.

Lucy Staniforth fired Brent Hills’s side into the lead on 21 minutes with a 25-yard drive and captain Gemma Bonner sealed the win in the 51st minute, heading home from a corner.

The scoreline might have looked even healthier but for Isobel Christiansen seeing her effort ruled out by the referee.

Next up for the Young Lions is Norway on Saturday.

England
1 Ashley Baker, 2 Kerys Harrop, 6 Alex Greenwood, 7 Naomi Cole, 8 Gemma Bonner (C), 9 Lucy Bronze, 10 Lucy Staniforth, 12 Michelle Hinnigan, 14 Remi Allen, 15 Danielle Carter, 16 Isobel Christiansen.
Substitutes: 3 Chelsea Weston, 4 Jasmine Matthews, 5 Jemma Rose, 11 Kasia Lipka, 13 Mary Earps, 17 Beth Donoghue, 18 Millie Bright.

 
http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2013/four-nation-tournament-sweden-la-manga-report
Title: Two wins from two
Post by: Sylvain on March 21, 2013, 04:43:13 PM
 An own goal gives England Women's Under-23s victory over Norway in La Manga

 

England Under-23s 1-0 Norway
Four Nations Tournament
11am GMT, Saturday 2 March 2013
La Manga, Spain

A late Cecilie Liane own goal handed England victory over Norway in their second Four Nations Tournament match in La Manga.

A fairly uneventful encounter was settled in the 87th minute when Liane inadvertently directed a Lucy Bronze cross past Hilde Gunn Olsen.

That goal secured the Three Lions’ second win inside three days, following Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sweden.

Brent Hills’s side will finish up against USA on Monday.

England
13 Mary Earps, 3 Chelsea Weston, 4 Jasmine Matthews, 5 Jemma Rose, 8 Gemma Bonner (C), 9 Lucy Bronze, 10 Lucy Staniforth, 12 Michelle Hinnigan, 14 Remi Allen, 15 Danielle Carter, 16 Isobel Christiansen.
Substitutes: 1 Ashley Baker, 2 Kerys Harrop, 6 Alex Greenwood, 7 Naomi Cole, 11 Kasia Lipka, 17 Beth Donoghue, 18 Millie Bright.

http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2013/four-nations-tournament-norway-la-manga-report
Title: Lions slip to defeat
Post by: Sylvain on March 21, 2013, 04:43:43 PM
 Stephanie Ochs gives USA a late victory over England Women's U23s in La Manga

 

USA 2-1 England Under-23s
Four Nations Tournament
11am GMT, Monday 4 March 2013
La Manga, Spain

A late goal from Stephanie Ochs handed USA victory over England in the final Four Nations Tournament match in La Manga.

Julie Johnston headed the United States into the lead from a 38th-minute corner.

Kerys Harrop equalised just four minutes later after Gemma Bonner saw her shot saved by Abby Smith.

But Ochs popped up with five minutes remaining to inflict the only defeat on England during their time in Spain.

Brent Hills’s side defeated Sweden 2-0 last Thursday and Norway 1-0 on Saturday.

England
1 Ashley Baker, 2 Kerys Harrop,  3 Chelsea Weston, 6 Alex Greenwood, 8 Gemma Bonner (C), 9 Lucy Bronze, 10 Lucy Staniforth (11 Kasia Lipka, 75), 12 Michelle Hinnigan, 14 Remi Allen, 15 Danielle Carter, 16 Isobel Christiansen (5 Jemma Rose, 75).
Substitutes: 4 Jasmine Matthews, 7 Naomi Cole, 17 Beth Donoghue, 18 Millie Bright.

 http://www.thefa.com/England/womens-under-23s/News/2013/four-nations-tournament-usa-la-manga-report
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on May 31, 2013, 03:15:28 PM
Five Blues Ladies stars have been called up to an England Women U23 training camp next month.

Goalkeeper Mary Earps, defenders Chelsea Weston and Kerys Harrop and forward Izzy Christiansen are all part of the young Three Lions party.

However the most notable inclusion is that of forward Kirsty Linnett. It tops off a stunning start to the 2013 campaign for the former Leicester and Arsenal player after a nightmare two years....


The U23 training camp, from June 21 to 27, will also include fixtures against Sweden and Norway.

From Birmignham City's facebook
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 04, 2013, 07:28:07 AM
No mention so far of the full squad list and I bet those 2 friendlies are behind closed door at SGP. A very nice tool that training ground. It prevents fans from watching those international youth games.I have seen U15,U17,U19 and U23 games for years and since SGP has opened well nil.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on June 13, 2013, 05:40:43 PM
Norway announced their team today and said the match is at the University of Warwick.  Is that at Coventry? any idea where it is?
The good old FA has a web page for the U-23 women, it still has a preview of the last Algarve Cup :)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 13, 2013, 07:07:21 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: charlie on June 14, 2013, 07:15:11 AM
 :D good old FA always first to promote the womens game,,
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 09:56:54 AM
Sometimes they don't want people to attend those games, hence no details given. I have asked them because I dont want to travel and get kicked out as they do.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 10:43:41 AM
Dear Sylvain,
 
Thank you for your email.
 
I can confirm that these games are being played behind closed doors.
 
Thank you again for getting in touch.
 
Kind regards
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on June 14, 2013, 11:48:54 AM
Dear Sylvain, Thanks for your email.  Get lost.  Yours sincerely the FA :)
It's already been previewed by the NFF and we can read about the match in the foreign papers.  Well done the blazers!
Sport is a very personal thing and on one level spectators are always spurious.  Why are they not playing sports themselves? . . . but it's difficult to believe that the FA really believes that :)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on June 14, 2013, 12:00:21 PM
Nothing like raising the profile of the game!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: pat51 on June 14, 2013, 12:17:02 PM
Dear Sylvain, Thanks for your email.  Get lost.  Yours sincerely the FA :)
It's already been previewed by the NFF and we can read about the match in the foreign papers.  Well done the blazers!
Sport is a very personal thing and on one level spectators are always spurious.  Why are they not playing sports themselves? . . . but it's difficult to believe that the FA really believes that :)

LOL, been at many matches where I've felt like an intruder. But this is a national team match, they beg people to come to the senior team matches.

Any age group national team matches they have deigned to allow people to watch have always had a team of high viz jacketed security watching over the crowd.
 
I saw the U15 team at Holmes Park Leicester in 2011, the U17 at Bishops Stortford in 2008, the U19 at Woking in 2005 and Rushden in 2006

Maybe the security 'issues' were too difficult this time.

Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 12:38:43 PM
It just reminded me of a game played in Staines in 2009 between Denmark seniors and Iceland seniors. I was there taking pictures and notes and some chaps from the FA came during the game and started asking questions on why we were there etc making us very uncomfortable. Suffice to say we moved away from the seats at half time.

The set-up in that university is not really made for crowd control, so maybe they don't want to end up with a big crowd and no security  :P

If you put 52.375809,-1.568141 on google map, you can see the pitches on the satellite picture.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 14, 2013, 02:02:01 PM
Dear Sylvain,
 
Thank you for your email.
 
I can confirm that these games are being played behind closed doors.
 
Thank you again for getting in touch.
 
Kind regards


or,   dear sylvain,
      thanks for all of your support and money last season,  oohh how may games did you go to.
get knotted.
yours sincerely,
some knob at the F.A
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 02:09:20 PM
You just hope no one from Sweden or Norway will come to watch... Sweden v Norway also behind closed door btw
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: raefil on June 14, 2013, 06:11:49 PM
If the matches are at Warwick they can stop no-one, just watch from the road above the pitch. Public highway.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
You never know with the FA, that is what I thought as well, but they have some kind of bodyguards who are not friendly at all when you attend a behind close door game.
I would go but too easily recognisable by FA people unfortunately.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Alan on June 14, 2013, 06:40:20 PM
You never know with the FA, that is what I thought as well, but they have some kind of bodyguards who are not friendly at all when you attend a behind close door game.
I would go but too easily recognisable by FA people unfortunately.
They have no power outside the ground, you can stand on the public road without being harrassed by the FA and their bouncers.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: bilbobaggins on June 14, 2013, 06:50:22 PM
If the matches are at Warwick they can stop no-one, just watch from the road above the pitch. Public highway.

are all of the pitches viewable from the road?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 14, 2013, 07:11:32 PM
There is a line of trees between the road and the pitches sadly, if you look on google map's street view in one of my previous post the pitch coordinates are there.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 21, 2013, 11:34:39 AM
The squad list for the U23 camp

Goalkeepers - Ashley Baker, Lauren Davey, Danielle Gibbons, Mary Earps, Sarah Quantrill
Defenders - Chelsea Weston, Naomi Cole, Sam Chappel, Jemma Rose, Grace McCatty (overage), Kerys Harrop, Victoria Williams, Alex Greenwood, Jasmine Matthews
Midfielders - Remi Allen, Michelle Hinnigan, Kasia Lipka, Katie Stanley
Forwards - Aileen Whelan, Dan Carter, Fran Kirby, Isobel Christiansen, Demi Stokes, Kirsty Linnett, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, Millie Bright
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: 49yardtapin on June 22, 2013, 12:03:51 AM
Do they even scout correctly? 3 Sub National League players. Surely there are better players not even looked at this year. The knowledge is awful.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on June 22, 2013, 06:48:36 AM
Well the scouting system lol that camp serves also as a Team GB preparation for the Universiades apparently hence all Combination/Northern and Southern division players.
Title: England Norway today
Post by: Alan on June 25, 2013, 03:46:04 PM
The secret match is today.  The Norwegian press has blown the gaff and England-Norway U-23s is at 17.00 in Coventry.

Final result: England 0 Norway 2.

There were 50 spectators according to the NFF, I don't know if that is a major failure by the FA and its bouncers :) . . if I had known that I might have gone there as well. 
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 02, 2013, 10:22:58 AM
There is a U23 camp coming soon, the best players from the U19 euros in Wales will join the older ones born after 1990.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: cardy on October 02, 2013, 11:53:42 PM
When will that be?
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on October 03, 2013, 08:34:12 AM
I will ask one of the player involved no communication from the FA ( squad and dates..)
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: allibee on October 03, 2013, 02:32:14 PM
16 - 19 October according to shekicks
Title: U-23 Training Camp Squad Selected
Post by: Sylvain on October 04, 2013, 10:42:56 AM


England U-23s will meet up at University of Warwick from October 16-19 under Head Coach Brent Hills and Assistant Coach Mo Marley.

Many of the players were part of the squad that won gold as Great Britain in the World University Games in Russia in July 2013.

Led by England U-15 Head Coach Kay Cossington, Britain defeated Mexico 6-2 in the final, aided by two goals from player of the match Fran Kirby, an U-23 international and a student at Buckinghamshire New University.

England U-23 Training Camp Squad:

Ashley Baker – Sky Blue
Danielle Gibbons – Liverpool
Mary Earps – Birmingham City
Megan Walsh – Everton
Chelsea Weston - Birmingham City
Meaghan Sargeant – Lincoln
Martha Harris - Lincoln
Jemma Rose – Bristol Academy
Jasmine Matthews - Bristol Academy
Kerys Harrop – Birmingham City
Naomi Cole – Chelsea
Alex Greenwood – Everton
Felicity Gibbons – Watford (on loan at Gillingham)
Remi Allen – Lincoln
Michelle Hinnigan – Everton
Millie Bright – Doncaster Rovers Belles
Melissa Lawley – Birmingham City
Nikita Parris – Everton
Kasia Lipka – Doncaster Rovers Belles
Kirsty Linnet – Birmingham City
Alexandra Windell – Bristol Academy
Danielle Carter – Arsenal
Francesca Kirby - Reading
Izzy Christiansen – Birmingham City
Jessica Sigsworth – Doncaster Rovers Belles
Hannah Blundell – Chelsea

http://www.shekicks.net/news/view/8601
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: AC-FC on October 04, 2013, 02:53:55 PM
not many Arsenal girls in that squad - looks like they are abandoning the youth and gonna buy in some talented European players for next seasons challenge for the trophy.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on November 04, 2013, 11:26:26 AM
Another U23 camp this week, well with the FA WSL over, they can do as many camp as they like...
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on December 22, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
The FA has updated the website with the current senior and U23 squad as followed

Durack, Earps, Walsh,
Bailey, Blundell, Cole,  Harris, Mannion, Matthews, Sargeant
Bragg, Bright, Christiansen,Coombs,  Gibbons,McCue
Kirby, Lawley, Linnett, Parris, Sigsworth

This is the last year in the U23 for the girls born in 91 who won the U19 a few seasons ago.
Title: England Under-23 squad named for La Manga camp
Post by: Sylvain on January 07, 2014, 11:10:42 AM
The England Women’s Under-23 team will enjoy their first get-together of 2014 in La Manga, alongside Mark Sampson’s senior side.

The 28-strong squad will fly to southern Spain in January for a warm-weather training camp.

It will be the players’ first opportunity to impress new Head Coach Marieanne Spacey.

Fourteen players have made the step up from the U19s, having helped England reached the Euro Final in August.

And three experienced Under-23 campaigners have also been included in the shape of Naomi Cole, Jasmine Matthews and Isobel Christiansen.

Squad in full

Goalkeepers
Lizzie Durack (Harvard University), Mary Earps (Birmingham City), Megan Walsh (Aston Villa).
Defenders
Jade Bailey (Arsenal), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Naomi Cole (Lewes), Martha Harris (Liverpool), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Meaghan Sargeant (Notts County).
Midfielders
Bianca Bragg (Arsenal), Millie Bright (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Laura Coombs (Chelsea), Felicity Gibbons (Charlton Athletic), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa), Danielle Turner (Everton).
Forwards
Freda Aiysi (Arsenal), Rebecca Bass (Sunderland), Isobel Christiansen (Birmingham City), Beth England (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Rebecca Jane (Reading), Fran Kirby (Reading), Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City), Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City), Beth Mead (Sunderland), Nikita Parris (Everton), Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/jan/la-manga-squad-january
Title: Carter, Rose, Christiansen in U23 squad for La Manga
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2014, 11:45:39 AM
Danielle Carter, Jemma Rose, Isobel Christiansen and Rachel Daly have all been included in the England Women’s Under-23 squad for next month’s La Manga Tournament.

The quartet were involved with the senior team for the annual January training camp in southern Spain.

And they have been drafted in to Kay Cossington’s 18-strong group for this Under-23 friendly tournament.

There is a first call-up for Notts County defender Amy Turner, while five players helped the U19s win a silver medal at last year’s European Championship finals.

The Young Lions face a stern examination with Sweden, Germany and Japan laying in wait.

England Under-23s squad

Goalkeepers
Mary Earps (Birmingham City), Megan Walsh (Aston Villa)
Defenders
Rachel Daly (LA Strikers), Martha Harris (Liverpool), Jasmine Matthews (Bristol Academy), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Amy Turner (Notts County)
Midfielders
Bianca Bragg (Arsenal), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Laura Coombs (Chelsea), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Drew Spence (Chelsea)
Forwards
Freda Ayisi (Arsenal), Danielle Carter (Arsenal), Fran Kirby (Reading), Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City), Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City), Nikita Parris (Everton)

Read more at http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/feb/squad-la-manga-tournament-carter-christiansen-daly-rose
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2014, 11:51:27 AM
Durrack, Bailey, Sargeant, Blundell, Cole, Mannion, Bright, Gibbons, Stringer, Turner, Bass, England, Jane, Mead and Sigsworth dropped from previous U23 camp.

Daly, Christiansen and Carter dropped from senior team.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: allibee on February 13, 2014, 12:11:05 PM
Probably all of them are not permanently dropped, just giving another entire group a look at? Lots of talent out there these days and as we know, not just in WSL!
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 13, 2014, 12:24:26 PM
18 players only this time rather than the usual large contingent, with 3 games in a week, they surely want to give a lot of game time to all those players, rather than spread it with more players.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: allibee on February 13, 2014, 01:03:43 PM
Yes, defo looks like their dream team
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on February 27, 2014, 04:43:01 PM
La Manga U23 program


01.03.14
12.00 hrs Japan WU23 vs USA WU23, pitch A
15.00 hrs Norway WU23 vs Germany WU23, pitch G
18.00 hrs England WU23 vs Sweden WU23, pitch A

03.03.14
13.00 hrs Japan Wu23 vs Norway WU23, pitch A
16.00 hrs England WU23 vs Germany WU23, pitch G
19.00 hrs USA WU23 vs Sweden WU23, pitch A

05.03.14
13.00 hrs Norway WU23 vs USA WU23, pitch G
16.00 hrs Japan WU23 vs England WU23, pitch A
19.00 hrs Sweden WU23 vs Germany WU23, pitch A
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: Sylvain on March 03, 2014, 04:54:14 PM
England v Sweden 1-1

An added-time goal denied England victory over Sweden in their opening match of the La Manga Tournament.

Mo Marley has taken an 18-strong squad to southern Spain for this annual round-robin competition.

Everton youngster Nikita Parris, who helped the U19s win a silver medal at last year’s European Championship finals, gave England the lead on 75 minutes.

And that looked to be enough to hand the Lionesses an opening day win but a late equaliser prevented them from collecting all three points.

Their second game is against Germany on Monday, followed by Japan on Wednesday.

England
1 Mary Earps, 2 Martha Harris, 3 Rachel Daly, 4 Sherry McCue (14 Drew Spence, 80), 5 Jemma Rose, 6 Jasmine Matthews, 7 Nikita Parris (18 Freda Aiysi, 80), 8 Laura Coombs, 9 Dan Carter, 10 Isobel Christiansen (C) (12 Melissa Lawley, 62), 11 Francesca Kirby
Substitutes not used: 13 Megan Walsh, 15 Amy Turner, 16 Bianca Bragg, 17 Kirsty Linnett.

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/mar/la-manga-tournament-sweden-nikita-parris

Second game has finished and England lost 4-2 to a Germany U20 side preparing the WC.
Title: Mo Marley names her U23 squad for Nordic Tournament
Post by: sylvain on June 10, 2014, 10:47:49 AM
Thirteen players who helped England win a silver medal at last year’s European U19 Championship have been called upon by Mo Marley for the annual U23 Nordic Tournament.

Among the 13 are Aston Villa midfielder, and former U19 captain, Sherry McCue, Everton duo Nikita Parris and Gabrielle George and Birmingham City forward Mel Lawley.

There is also room for Arsenal’s Leah Williamson, who has featured a number of times for the Gunners first team this season, and Dan Carter, who has already earned seven caps for the U23s.

England take on host nation Sweden on Monday 16 June and then face Norway two days later.

All but two members of the squad for the Nordics are eligible for this summer’s FIFA Women’s U20 World Cup which takes place in Canada between 5-24 August.

England have been drawn in Group C for the summer showpiece, alongside Nigeria, South Korea and Mexico.

Squad for Nordic Tournament

Goalkeepers
Lizzie Durack (University of Harvard), Caitlin Leach (Aston Villa), Megan Walsh (Everton)

Defenders
Gabrielle George (Everton), Martha Harris (Liverpool), Jemma Rose (Bristol Academy), Vyan Sampson (Arsenal), Meaghan Sargeant (Notts County), Ellie Stewart (Liverpool), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)

Midfielders
Jade Bailey (Arsenal), Bianca Bragg (Arsenal), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Aston Villa)

Forwards
Freda Ayisi (Arsenal), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Dan Carter (Arsenal), Jess Carter (Birmingham City), Natasha Flint (Manchester City), Mel Lawley (Birmingham City), Nikita Parris (Everton)

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/jun/squad-nordic-tournament
Title: A chance to impress England Women's management
Post by: sylvain on October 08, 2014, 11:17:03 AM
Twenty-four players will get the opportunity to impress the England Women’s senior team management when they meet in October for an Under-23 training camp.

Three Lions assistant boss Marieanne Spacey will take charge of the four-day camp, joined by head coach Mark Sampson and goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall.

Ten players travelled to Canada in the summer for the U20 World Cup, while Sunderland goalkeeper Rachael Laws was on the bench for the seniors’ 10-0 World Cup qualifying win over Montenegro earlier this month.
Training camp

England Women's U23s
St. George's Park
15-18 October

Spacey said: “This is a training camp with an emphasis on observing players that have been in the system with younger squads recently and some that may not have been in for a while.

“We’ve selected a few older players so it’s more of a development squad than an Under-23 squad, but I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Players from Arsenal and Manchester City haven’t been included due to their participation in the Continental Cup Final on 16 October, while players from Bristol Academy and Liverpool will be on Champions League duty.

Goalkeepers
Marie Hourihan (Chelsea), Rachael Laws (Sunderland), Megan Walsh (Everton)

Defenders
Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City), Becky Jane (Reading), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Meaghan Sargeant (Birmingham City), Danielle Turner (Everton), Paige Williams (Everton)

Midfielders
Millie Bright (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Lauren Bruton (Reading), Laura Coombes (Chelsea), Emma Follis (Aston Villa), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Jess Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles), Drew Spence (Chelsea), Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City)

Forwards
Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City), Beth Mead (Sunderland), Nikita Parris (Everton), Aileen Whelan (Notts County), Katie Wilkinson (Aston Villa).

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2014/sep/squad-training-camp-st-georges-park-october-spacey-sampson-kendall
Title: England Women's U23s squad named for La Manga
Post by: sylvain on February 10, 2015, 03:25:46 PM
The England Women’s U23s squad will convene at the end of the month for three testing matches in La Manga.

They will take on Sweden (on 26 February), China (on 28 February) and USA (on 2 March) as they continue their international development.

Eight of the squad went to Canada last year as part of England’s U20s World Cup squad, and they are joined by seasoned U23s campaigners Mary Earps, Dan Carter and Jemma Rose.
La Manga schedule

v Sweden, 26 February
v China, 28 February
v USA, 2 March

The U23s will be led by Julie Chipchase, as regular head coach Marieanne Spacey will be with the seniors at the Cyprus Cup.

Squad for La Manga

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Bristol Academy), Megan Walsh (Everton).

Defenders: Becky Jane (Reading), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), Paige Williams (Everton), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Jemma Rose (Arsenal), Martha Harris (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Sherry McCue (Aston Villa), Emma Follis (Aston Villa), Lauren Bruton (Reading), Jess Sigsworth (Notts County), Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Forwards: Nikita Parris (Manchester City – loan), Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City), Dan Carter (Arsenal).

http://www.thefa.com/news/england/womens/u23s/2015/feb/squad-la-manga-tournament-sweden-china-usa-julie-chipchase
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sbahnhof on March 04, 2017, 06:36:36 AM
England beat Sweden U23s on Thursday in La Manga:

http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/mar/02/england-u23s-v-sweden-report-020317

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England, being led by Joel Roberts with Marieanne Spacey at the SheBelieves Cup (http://www.womensfootball.eu/forum/index.php/topic,8305.0.html), are back in action on Saturday against USA.


England: 1 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 2 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 3 Jess Carter (Birmingham City), 4 Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City), 5 Gabby George (Everton), 6 Mollie Bartrip (Reading), 8 Jade Bailey (Chelsea), 10 Beth England (Chelsea), 12 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 19 Mel Lawley (Manchester City), 20 Claudia Walker (Everton).
Substitutes: 14 Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City) for Bartrip 45, 16 Jodie Brett (Bristol City) for Lawley 64, 9 Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City) for England 76, 17 Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City) for Blundell 86
Substitutes not used: 13 Megan Walsh (Notts County), 15 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 18 Jenna Legg (Brighton & Hove Albion).

Coach: Joel Roberts

Goals: Lawley 21, 26, George 76

Sweden: 1 Emma Holmgren, 3 Emma Pennsater, 4 Ellen Lofkvist, 5 Lotta Okvist, 7 Anna Oscarsson, 8 Michelle De Jong, 9 Rebecka Blonqvist, 13 Maja Gothberg, 15 Irma Helin, 17 Johanna Rytting Kaneryd, 19 Emma Jansson

Substitutes: 12 Britta Elsert Gynning, 2 Alice Nilsson, 6 Philippa Angeldal, 10 Anna Anvegard, 11 Tove Almqvist, 14 Elin Bragnum, 16 Madelen Janogy, 18 Fanny Andersson, 20 Emelie Andersson

Coach: Calle Barling
Goal: Anvegard 90+1
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sbahnhof on June 06, 2017, 11:17:09 AM
Catching up, that last game in La Manga finished England 2 USA 0 (https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/03/05/05/31/20170304-recap-u23wnt-falls-to-england-2-0-in-la-manga-spain).

Now it's time for the U23 Nordic Tournament, this year in Sweden:

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6th June

Sweden V England (17:00, Sporthälla IP A-plan)

Norway V USA (17:00, Tingvalla IP)

http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/nordic-tournament-four-nations-u-23-tournament-2017/ (http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/nordic-tournament-four-nations-u-23-tournament-2017/)

England's squad contains eight players from Birmingham City (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/birmingham-city-ladies-recognised-eight-13143306):

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/may/22/england-u23s-next-gen-squad-nordic-tournament-marieanne-spacey-birmingham-220517

USA squad is here - http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/05/31/14/41/20170531-news-u23wnt-will-travel-to-sweden-for-2017-womens-u23-open-nordic-tournament

The Sweden-England match is in Saffle tonight (https://translate.google.co.nz/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.svenskalag.se%2Fsaffleff-fotboll%2Fnyheter%2F995871%2Ffri-entre-till-sverige-england&edit-text=&act=url), and they're hoping to give about 1,000 tickets (https://translate.google.co.nz/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.svenskalag.se%2Fsaffleff-fotboll%2Fnyheter%2F988953%2Flagbiljetter-till-matchen-sverige-england-pa-sporthalla&edit-text=&act=url) to local schools.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sbahnhof on June 07, 2017, 09:19:39 AM
A 4-0 win for England to open the U23 Nordic Tournament:

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/jun/06/nordic-tournament-england-u23s-sweden-claudia-walker-060617

The Swedish FA have put highlights online halfway down the following page. Played in the beautiful surrounds of Säffle:

- http://svenskfotboll.se/arkiv/landslag/2017/06/u23-elvan-mot-england/
- (Translated match report here) (https://translate.google.co.nz/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsvenskfotboll.se%2Farkiv%2Flandslag%2F2017%2F06%2Fu23-elvan-mot-england%2F&edit-text=&act=url)

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England: 13 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 2 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 3 Jessica Carter (Birmingham City), 4 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 5 Aoife Mannion (capt; Birmingham City), 6 Gabby George (Everton), 8 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 9 Claudia Walker (Everton), 10 Beth England (Chelsea), 11 Paige Williams (Birmingham City), 17 Molly Bartrip (Reading).

Substitutes: 20 Beth Mead (Sunderland) replaced Walker 64, 15 Millie Turner (Bristol City) for Williams 64, 12 Jodie Brett (Chelsea) for England 85. Substitutes not used: 1 Megan Walsh (Yeovil Town), 7 Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City), 16 Meaghan Sargeant (Birmingham City), 18 Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City), 19 Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City)

Goals: Walker 32, 36, England 50, Mead 71.
Head coach: Marieanne Spacey
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sbahnhof on June 10, 2017, 01:31:01 AM
Note this down ;D

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England Women’s Under-23s earned a notable 0-0 draw with powerhouses USA in the Nordic Tournament.

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/jun/09/england-women-u23s-0-0-usa-nordic-tournament-090617

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England: 13 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 2 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 3 Jessica Carter (Birmingham City), 4 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 5 Aoife Mannion (capt; Birmingham City), 6 Gabby George (Everton), 8 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 9 Claudia Walker (Everton), 10 Beth England (Chelsea), 14 Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), 15 Millie Turner (Bristol City).

Substitutes: 20 Beth Mead (Arsenal) for Walker 61, 12 Jodie Brett (Chelsea – on loan at Bristol City) for England 79, 17 Molly Bartrip (Reading) for Lawley 85.

The other game finished Sweden 1 (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fsvenskfotboll.se%2Farkiv%2Flandslag%2F2017%2F06%2Fu23-tar-emot-norge%2F) Norway 0 (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fotball.no%2Flandslag%2Fnorge-kvinner-u-23%2F2017%2Fu23-tapte-knepent-for-vertsnasjonen%2F&edit-text=) in Karlstad.
Title: Re: England Under-23
Post by: sbahnhof on June 15, 2017, 11:57:06 AM
Not sure how it compares to winning Toulon or a World Cup, but England have proven they're the best Nordic side of all :s

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/jun/12/nordic-tournament-england-u23s-norway-match-report-120617

Marieanne Spacey's comments

- http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/jun/13/nordic-tournament-england-women-under-23s-marieanne-spacey-130617

In the other game the U.S. beat Sweden 2-1 to finish 2nd on goal difference.

- https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/06/13/18/35/20170612-recap-u23wnt-defeats-sweden-2-1-at-womens-u23-four-nations-nordic-tournament

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England: 13 Sophie Baggaley (Birmingham City), 2 Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), 3 Jessica Carter (Birmingham City), 4 Leah Williamson (Arsenal), 5 Aoife Mannion (capt; Birmingham City), 6 Gabby George (Everton), 8 Keira Walsh (Manchester City), 14 Melissa Lawley (Manchester City), 15 Millie Turner (Bristol City), 18 Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City), 20 Beth Mead (Arsenal).

Substitutes: 10 Beth England (Chelsea) for Lawley 65, 17 Molly Bartrip (Reading) for Leigh-Stringer 82.

Goals: Blundell 13, Mead 27.