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Offline croc

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New wsl licences
« on: November 03, 2017, 11:20:02 AM »
Anyone care to guess who will be applying for the new top division?   West Ham have put their hat in the ring, I've heard Derby are interested but don't know if they are going for tier 1 or 2.

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 10:06:29 AM »
Two weeks ago, I discussed it with another fan and this is what we had guessed. Obviously one of guesses was wrong actually, so not all the team listed below are interested. Loads of guesswork especially for tier 2

Tier 1 : Arsenal, Birmingam, Brighton, Bristol, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, London Bees, Man City, Man Utd, Reading, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham
Tier 2 : Aston Villa, Boro, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Derby, Doncacster, Durham, Forest, Fylde, Leicester, Leeds, Millwall, OXford, Sheffield, Stoke, Sunderland, Watford, WBA, Yeovil

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 10:43:49 AM »
I'd be happy if there are anywhere near that number of teams applying. Unfortunately, I don't see it being close to that
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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 02:36:40 PM »
Rumour going round says 11 teams in Tier 1 ... at least, for a maximum of 14 teams. While only 12 places in Tier 2, some WSL 2  might get outbid by FA WPL teams for a licence...

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:41:29 AM »
Watford have announced they wont bid so that's one less.   Sunderland will probably bid as part of some new entity possibly in partnership with a university and go for second tier.  Derby have said they are interested but there has been nothing in the local media.   I half expected to FA to u-turn and allow existing WSL clubs to remain part time at least for a period of a couple of years but if Sunderland have effectively moved on I guess that is less likely now.

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 05:09:31 PM »
London Bees and Yeovil have applied for Tier 1  as expected.

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 08:26:40 AM »
They should introduce this into the Premier League- or do clubs already buy themselves into that league ?

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 10:49:21 AM »
They should introduce this into the Premier League- or do clubs already buy themselves into that league ?

Teams enter the FAWPL by winning their Regional league . That said, the funding at FAWPL level comes almost entirely from the private sources, generous patrons, company sponsorship, private donations, player subs......the FA give £90000 shared amongst 72 clubs...ie 1250 per club....as opposed to 30000 per WSL 2 club.

Clubs which transition from Regional level successfully and rise through the FAWPL are generally those with strong external financial means...attracting players, coaching staff and even paying some players, There have been several examples over the last few years of clubs coming from 'nowhere' thanks to private funding

So. in a sense, success will nearly always be bought...when clubs rely on their own resources rather than FA funding.

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Re: New wsl licences
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2018, 03:04:41 PM »
London Bees and Yeovil have applied for Tier 1  as expected.
I was wrong London Bees did not apply for Tier 1.

All teams accepted to their prefer bid. 10 in Tier 1 7 in Tier 2.
Sunderland, Oxford and Watford of course with no bids.