FA WSL Summer 2019 transfer window

The transfer window for professional players will be opened from the 14 June to the 05 Sep

This week’s transfers
Confirmed transfers
Extended contracts
Possible deals

 

Arsenal

In  4: Leonie Maier (FC Bayern), Jill Roord(FC Bayern), Manuela Zinsberger (FC Bayern), Louise Quinn, Jennifer Beattie (Man City), 

Out 2 :  Sari Van Veenendaal, Dominique Bloodworth ( Wolfsburg)

 

Manchester City

In 4 : Ellen White ( Birmingham City), Karen Bardsley, Ellie Roebuck, Matilde Fidalgo ( SC Braga), Laura Coombs ( Liverpool), Aoife Mannion ( Birmingham)

Out 5 :  Nikita Parris (Olympique Lyonnais), Abbie McManus (Manchester United), Claire Emslie ( Orlando Pride), Melissa Lawley (Liverpool) , Jennifer Beattie (Arsenal), Keira Walsh (-), – (-), – (-)

 

Birmingham City

In 3: Emma Follis, Claudia Walker ( Everton), Connie Scofield, Rachel Williams, Abbi Grant ( Anderlecht), Harriet Scott, Brianna Visalli ( West Ham)

Out 9 : Ellen White ( Manchester City), Meaghan Sargent ( Bristol), Charlie Wellings ( Bristol), Hayley Ladd (Manchester United), Lucy Quinn (Tottenham Hotspurs) , Aoife Mannion ( Manchester City), Marisa Ewers ( Aston Villa), Shania Hayles, Paige Williams

 

Chelsea

In 2 : Guro Reiten ( LSK), Sophie Ingle, Jade Bailey ( end of loan – Reading)

Out 4 :  Hedvig Lindhal ( Vfl Wolfsburg), Jade Bailey ( Liverpool), Elizabeth Durack ( retirement), Ali Riley ( FC Bayern)

 

Reading

In 2 : Rachel Rowe, Fara Williams, Kristine Leine (Roa), Angharad James ( Everton), Mayumi Pacheco, Sophie Howard, Molly Batrip, Lily Woodham

Out 3: Rebecca Jane (Liverpool), Kirsty Pearce ( retirement), Jade Bailey ( end of loan – Chelsea), Gemma Davison ( Tottenham Hotspurs)

 

Bristol

In 5 : Gemma Evans, Abi Harrison, Sophie Baggaley, Meaghan Sargent ( Birmingham), Charlie Wellings ( Birmingham), Loren Dykes, Frankie Brown, Carla Humphrey, Florence Allen, Yana Daniels ( Liverpool), Jamine Matthews ( Liverpool), Ebony Salmon ( Manchester United)

Out 7 : Julie Biesmans ( PSV Eindhoven), Danique Kerkdijk ( Brighton), Juliette Kempi, Alicia Johnson, Lucy Graham ( Everton), Rosella Ayane ( Tottenham Hotspurs), Heather Payne,

 

West Ham

In 3 : Esmee de Graaf, Anna Moorhouse, Kate Longhurst, Laura Vetterlein ( SC Sand), Martha Thomas ( Le Havre), Jacynta Galabadaarachchi ( Perth Glory)

Out 7 : Lucienne Reichardt ( retirement), Claire Rafferty ( retirement), Rosie Kmita,  Brianna Visalli ( Birmingham), Rebecca Spencer ( Tottenham Hotspurs), Jane Ross ( Manchester United), Ria Percival ( Tottenham Hotspurs)

 

Liverpool

In 3 : Sophie Bradley, Rebecca Jane (Reading) Melissa Lawley ( Man City), Jade Bailey ( Chelsea), Anke Preuss, Fran Kitching

Out 4 : Laura Coombs (Manchester City), Leandra Little (Sheffield United), Yana Daniels ( Bristol), Jasmine Matthews ( Bristol)

 

Brighton

In  3: Danique Kerkdijk ( Bristol), Matilde Skovsen ( VSK Aarhus), Megan Walsh ( Yeovil), Amanda Nilden, Ini Umotong, Fern Whelan, Emily Simpkins, Jodie Brett, Kirsty Barton, Laura Rafferty, Victoria Williams, Fliss Gibbons, Kate Natkiel, Sophie Harris, Aileen Whelan, Beth Roe, Danielle Buet, Kayleigh Green, Megan Connolly

Out 4: Lucy Gillett, Sophie Perry, Marie Hourihan ( SC Braga), Chloe Peplow ( Tottenham Hotspurs)

 

Everton

In 4 : Kika Van Es ( Ajax), Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Valarenga), Gabby George, Georgia Brougham, Megan Finnigan, Taylor Hinds, Hannah Cain, Simone Magill, Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah, Lucy Graham ( Bristol), Molly Pike ( Chelsea Academy), Maeva Clemaron ( FC Fleury)

Out 8 : Dominique Bruinenberg, Siri Worm (Tottenham Hotspurs), Olivia Chance, Rebecca Flaherty ,Emma Brownlie, Claudia Walker ( Birmingham), Faye Bryson, Angharad James (Reading)

 

Manchester United

In 5 : Jackie Groenen ( 1. FFC Frankfurt), Abbie McManus (Manchester City), Hayley Ladd ( Birmingham), Jane Ross (West Ham), Mary Earps ( Wolfsburg)

Out 4 : Charlotte Devlin, Naomi Hartley ( Sheffield United), Lucy Roberts, Ebony Salmon ( Bristol)

 

Tottenham

In 7 : Rebecca Spencer ( West Ham), Ria Percival ( West Ham), Siri Worm ( Everton), Chloe Peplow ( Brighton), Rosella Ayane ( Bristol), Gemma Davison ( Reading), Lucy Quinn ( Birmingham), Chloe Morgan, Jenna Schillaci, Lucia Leon, Ashleigh Neville, Josie Green, Anna Filbey, Sophie McLean, Coral Haines, Jessica Naz, Angela Addison, Rianna Dean

Out 7 : Emma Beckett, Megan Wynne, Renee Hector, Sarah Wiltshire, Bianca Baptiste, Anne Meiwald, Wendy Martin,  Ryah Vyse,

 

 

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FA WC Summer 2019 transfer window

The transfer window for professional players will be opened from the 14 June to the 05 Sep

This week’s transfers
Confirmed transfers
Extended contracts
Possible deals

 

Durham

In 3 : Megan Bell ( Linfield), Iris Achterhof ( Old Dominion Uni), Molly Sharpe ( Barry University), Hannah Reid, Kathryn Hill, Lisa Robertson, Sarah Wilson, Sarah Robson, Beth Hepple, Nicki Gears, Megan Borthwick, Becky Salicki, Ellie Christon, Emily Roberts, Lauren Briggs, Abby Holmes, Rachel Lee

Out 3 : Abi Cottam, Chloe Knott, Zoe Ness 

 

Charlton

In 7 : Charlotte Kerr, Riva Casley ( London City Lionesses), Georgia Evans ( Yeovil Town), Ellie Leek ( Le Havre), Lois Euchan ( Le Havre), Maddie Phillips ( Chelsea Academy), Alice Griffiths ( Cardiff met), Jaime Gotch ( Reading Academy), Rachel Newborough ( Boston College)

Out 7 : Ellie Bailes, Chloe Brunton-Wilde, Amelia Ritchie, Hayley West, Amber Stobbs ( retirement), Lilly Agg, Harley Bennett

 

Sheffield United

In 5 : Katie Wilkinson ( London Bees), Naomi Hartley ( Manchester United), Leandra Little ( Liverpool), Olivia Fergusson ( Yeovil), Kerri Matthews ( York City RTC)

Out 8 : Sophie Jones ( retirement), Ellie Gilliat ( Derby County), Tania Marsden, Danielle Cox, Nikki Davies, Nicole Kemp, Georgia Stevens, Jodie Hartley 

 

Aston Villa

In 4 : Marisa Ewers ( Birminhgam), Ella Franklin-Fraiture ( Leicester), Melissa Johnson ( Leicester), Emily Syme ( Yeovil)

Out 6 : Aja Aguirre, Alison Hall, Ashlee Brown, Hayley Crackle, Hollie Gibson, Tanisha Smith

 

Leicester

In 7 : Aime Everett ( Liverpool), Lachante Paul ( Arsenal Academy), Annabel Blanchard ( Liverpool Academy), Paige Bailey-Gayle ( Arsenal Academy), Lia Cataldo ( London City Lionnesses), Grace Riglar ( Bristol)

Out 4 : Ella Franklin-Fraiture ( Aston Villa), Melissa Johnson ( Aston Villa). Rosie Axten ( Coventry), Charlotte Clarke ( Stoke City),

 

London Bees

In : Lee Burch ( manager – Yeovil), – (-), – (-), Sarah Quantrill

Out 5 : Rachel Yankey ( manager), Paula Howells, Katie Wilkinson ( Sheffield United), Destiny Toussaint, Annabel Johnson, Rachel Unitt

 

Lewes

In 5 : Katie McIntyre, Amy Taylor, Danielle Lane, Samantha Quayle, Caitlin Hayes ( Barcelona FA), Ella Powell ( Georgia State University), Ellie Noble ( Oxford United), Faye Baker, Emma Jones ( Cardiff City), Rhian Cleverly ( Le Havre), Jess King

Out 4 : Rebecca Carter (Crawley Wasps), Leeta Rutherford (Crystal Palace), Nina Wilson, Charlotte Owen ( Crawley Wasps)

 

Crystal Palace

In 4 : Leeta Rutherford ( Lewes), Amy Goddard  ( Yeovil), Cherelle Khassal ( Chichester), Freya Holdoway, Lucy Gillettt ( Brighton)

Out :

 

London City Lionesses

In :   – (-), – (-), – (-), – (-),

Out 2: Riva Casley ( Charlton), Lia Cataldo ( Leicester)

 

Blackburn

In :

Out 1 : Lynda Shepherd ( retirement)

 

Coventry

In 6 : Helen Dermody Beth Merrick Jade Formaston, Maz Gauntlett, Nikki Miles, Erin Riden, Shannon O Brien. Katie Morris ( Chorley FC), Rosie Axten( Leicester), Jodie Bartle ( Loughborough Foxes), Rebecca Anderson ( unattached), Erin Smith ( Leafield), Susan Wood, Sian Johnson

Out 4 : Rosie McDonnell, Natasha Merritt, Lois Jefferies ( Wolves), Georgina Presswell

 

 

FA WSL Winter 2018 transfer window

The transfer window will be open from the 28th of December  to the 24th of January and is now closed

 

This week’s transfers
Confirmed transfers
Extended contracts
Possible deals

 

Chelsea

In :  Ann-Katrin Berger ( Birmingham), Jade Bailey

Out : Jade Bailey ( Reading – loan), Libby Smith ( Leicester)

 

Manchester City

In :

Out : Nadia Nadim ( PSG), Mie Jans ( FC Rosengard)

 

Arsenal

In : Janni Arnth ( Linkopings), Lisa Evans, Anna Miedema, Katrin Veje (MHSC)

Out :

 

Reading

In : Rakel Hönnudóttir (IF LB07)

Out :

 

Birmingham

In : Hannah Hampton, Claudia Walker ( Everton -loan), Alex Brooks ( Sheffield)

Out : Ann-Katrin Berger ( Chelsea)

 

Liverpool

In : Jemma Purfield ( Arizona State Uni)

Out :

 

Bristol City

In : Abi Harrison ( Hibs Ladies)

Out : Katie Rood ( Lewes- loan)

 

Everton

In : Emma Brownlie ( Hibs Ladies)

Out : Claudia Walker ( Birmingham – loan)

 

Yeovil

In : Rachel Mclauchlan ( Hibs Ladies)

Out : Leah Burridge ( Plymouth), Shannon Albuery ( Portsmouth – loan), Chloe Lloyd ( Cardiff – loan)

 

Brighton

In : Megan Connolly ( FSU)

Out : Lucy Gillett ( Crystal Palace – loan), Sophie Perry ( Lewes – loan)

 

West Ham

In : Cho So-Hyun (Avaldsnes IL), Adriana Leon ( Seattle Reign)

Out :

 

FA Women’s Championship winter 2018 transfer window

The transfer window for the professional contracts is open from the 28th of December to the 24th of January and is now closed.

This week’s transfers
Confirmed transfers
Extended contracts
Possible deals

Manchester United

In :

Out : Ebony Salmon ( Sheffield – loan)

 

Charlton

In :  Sara Eggesvik ( Grand Bodo)

Out : Gemma Bryan ( Crystal Palace),

 

Durham

In : Lisa Robertson ( Hibs Ladies)

Out :

 

Tottenham

In: Emma Beckett ( London Bees)

Out:

 

London Bees

In:

Out : Emma Beckett ( Tottenham Hotspurs)

 

Leicester

In:

Out: Maddy Cusack ( Sheffield), Serena Fletcher ( Blackburn)

 

Sheffield

In: Maddy Cusack ( Leicester), Veatriki Sarri, Ebony Salmon ( Manchester United – loan)

Out: Beth Merrick ( Coventry ), Alex Brooks ( Birmingham)

 

Aston Villa

In:

Out: Evie Gane ( Oxford City), Amy Burnside ( Stoke City)

 

Lewes

In: Fran Alonso ( manager), Sophie Perry ( Brighton – loan), Katie Rood ( Bristol – loan)

Out: Natasha Wells, Rebecca Thompson-Agbro

 

Crystal Palace

In: Gemma Bryan ( Charlton), Megan McKeag, Lucy Gilett ( Brighton – loan)

Out:

 

Millwall Lionesses

In : Grace Neville ( Oklahoma Cowgirls)

Out : Grace Taylor

 

The English girls taking part in the NCAA 2018 tournament

There will be many English players a taking part in the 2018 NCAA women’s soccer tournament. 64 teams will try to become the national champions.

The 2018 DI women’s soccer tournament kicks off the weekend of Nov. 9-11. Second and third rounds continue the following weekend from Nov. 16-18. The four national semifinalists will be determined in the quarterfinals on Nov. 23-24.

The Women’s College Cup will then be hosted by WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina on Nov. 30 (semifinals) and Dec. 2 (championship game). And in the end there was one English winner Anna Patten with FSU

 

Players out in the first round

Seattle U : Laura Hooper M, previously at Arsenal

Boston College : Rachel Newborough DF, previously at Doncaster Belles

Louisville Mollie Rouse M,  U-20 WC bronze medal, previously at Aston Villa

Bowling Green :  Ruby Linton M,

Loyola Chicago :  Freya Glen M, previously at Millwall, Arsenal and Chelsea

Clemson  Tigers : Sandy McIver  GK U-20 WC bronze medal, previously at Man City

 

Players out in the second round

Hofstra :  Jordan Littleboy M, previously at Arsenal, London Bees and Watford  Miri Taylor M, previously at Arsenal and Chelsea, Lucy Porter M previously at Aston Villa, Lucy Shepherd  F/M previously at Aston Villa

West Virginia : Lois Joel D, previously at Chelsea, Isabella Sibley F previously at Chelsea, Grace Smith D previously at Aston Villa

South Carolina : Grace Fisk D U-20 WC bronze medal ( captain), previously at Millwall

LSU : Lucy Parker D previously at Arsenal , Shannon Cooke D previously at Arsenal , Tinaya Alexander F  previously at Arsenal , Chiara Ritchie-Williams D previously at Arsenal

South Florida: Katie Kitching M

 Kansas University : Ceri Holland M, previously at Manchester City

Players out in the quarterfinals

Southern California : Ashleigh Plumptre M, previously at Notts County, Derby County and Birmingham City

Runner-ups

UNC : Alessia Russo F, U-20 WC bronze medal previously at Brighton and Chelsea, Lotte Wubben-Moy D previously at Arsenal

Championship winner

FSU : Anna Patten D U-20 WC bronze medal, previously at Arsenal,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical integrity not at the centre of the refereeing thoughts in another game.

Another game and another frustrating afternoon marred by confusing refereeing.

It was a very good and even contest between Cambridge City and Cambridge United that ended up with the underdog winning 2-1 aet.  So why do I ended up being frustrated by the refereeing? I accept that I spent way too much time moaning about them, but the same errors happen too often.

I also accept that I should put myself in their shoes. And I did ref a game or two at Sunday League level. Guess what, the safety is absolutely not guaranteed there, especially when the players’ mates are threatening you on the touchline. We all remember all those videos of referees being chased o the pitch by players and fans and it is scary enough to prevent anyone from trying to become a referee.

I am also not saying the referees are cheating or being biased. I leave this to the Premier League clubs who can actually show the FA and the PGMOL that some of them have a clear statistical bias against certain teams, but it is another long story.

So what riled me today? The referee not recognizing a game changing moment and not acting on it.

With both goalkeepers being in excellent form during the game. A Cambridge City forward took out the United in the typical late charging on the goalie that get barely penalized.  While the goalie was lying on the floor in pain, the referee spent a lot of time remonstrating a player who was complaining about his decision.

Why not wave the physio in straight away instead of lecturing the player for a long time?  There was nothing wrong with booking the player for dissent. You cannot have a game, when players spend their time moaning at the referee. But the United goalie was severely incapacitated and actually had to be replaced before extra-time because she was unable to continue.

So the referee only gave a free-kick to the goalie and no card was issued. This is something that I find unacceptable. Protecting the physical integrity of the players should be a refereeing priority.  As we have seen in the recent FA WSL and FAWC incident, it is not the case and it happened again today.

To me it was really clear. It was a yellow card at least for dangerous play, then would have been changed into red for serious foul play, once we would the severity of the injury for the goalkeeper.

Cambridge City got a competitive advantage out of it and scored one goal with the injured goalie and another one with the sub goalie on the pitch and unable to catch the ball. It was an excellent strike, but you feel the main goalie would have been able to save it.

The big question is why the referee allow Cambridge City to get such an advantage unpunished. Answer on a postcard, please. Clearly this was unfair on United and I am baffled that the referee did not recognize and act on a key moment of the game.  You really do wonder what the FA actually tells the referees because the Law 12 seemed to be ignored too often.

On the side note, the game will be replayed as the pitch was not at the right size and the FA decided to replay it.

The 95-97 generation the forgotten girls for England? Part 2

Here we have a look at the players born in 95-97 that are playing in the FA WSL, FA WC in the lower division and at University in the USA.

Again it is important to note, this is not the full list of players born in those years, it is a list of players who were called up before by England at youth level. It means some late blossomer with a lot of qualities would not be not on that list.

 

The players currently in the FA WSL (12)

Jade Bailey (95) Chelsea

Paige Williams (95) Birmingham

Abbey-Leigh Stringer ( 95) Everton

Carla Humphrey (96) Bristol

Jodie Brett (96) Brighton

Mollie Bartrip (96) Reading

Rosella Ayane (96) Bristol

Vyan Sampson (96) West Ham

Georgia Brougham (96) Everton

Claudia Walker (96) Everton

Sarah Mayling ( 97) Birmingham

Jenna Legg (97) Brighton

Kirstie Levell (97) Everton

 

All those players are full time professional and therefore have the right profile for the FA scouts. It is a mix of players who suffered long term injuries and therefore did not manage to establish themselves for their team ( Bailey, Sampson, Legg). Someone like Ayane went abroad to rediscover her love of football.

Clearly all would benefit from playing U-23 international football as the step up to the Senior squad is a tough one and they will need to improve to reach the required level and closing the door to them probably means the end of the road the majority of them in an England shirt.

 

The players currently in the Championship (12)

Millie Turner (96) Manchester United

Katie Zelem (96) Manchester United

Ashlee Brown (96) Aston Villa

Taome Oliver (96) Leicester

Elisha N’Dow (96) Aston Villa

Coral-Jade Haines (96) Spurs

Mollie Green (96) Manchester United

Demi Lambourne (96) Leicester

Evie Clarke (97) Millwall

Eloise Wilson (97) London Bees

Alice Hassall (97) Aston Villa

Lucy Loomes (97) London Bees

Paula Howells ( 97) London Bees

So the majority of the Championship players are student or have a full time job, they are semi-professional, so the odds of a Championship player being called up for the Senior team are very low unless you play in professional environment in the Championship ie for Manchester United.

When you see that Phil Neville calls up Chioma Ubogagu because he has a lack of left footed winger, you would think that England would have tried to see if Paula Howells in the same position could step up by giving her games in the U-23 set-up. But if the staff consider that Rinsola Babajide is a better prospect as a left sided winger, then it makes sense in that position to select the Liverpool player.

And the same can apply to every player in the FA WSL/ FA WC list that can be compared to a U-21 player.  For example, Georgia Stanway v Katie Zelem or Carla Humphrey in the number 10 role.

 

The players studying in the USA and playing in the NCAA (5)

Karin Muya ( 95) University of Notre Dame

Lucy Whipp ( 95) St John’s

Maisie Baker (96) University of Miami Hurricanes

Jemma Purfield (97) Arizona Sun Devils

Atlanta Primus (97)  Cal State Fullerton

 

Jemma Purfield was called up for the U-23 team and is an option either at left-back or as a left-winger. She is now a senior at University and you would expect her to go to the NWSL draft and maybe be drafted. And from there a potential senior call-up. The transition to the senior side for a player with a potential like her would have been facilitated by the U-23 team.

 

The players who play below the top two tiers in England (6)

Ellie Stewart (96) Sunderland FA WNL North

Natasha Flint ( 96) Blackburn Rovers FA WNL North

Caitlin Leach (96)

Tyler Dodds (96) Middlesborough  FA WNL North

Sophie Stamp (97) Leeds

Emma Kelly (97) Middlesborough  FA WNL North

 

There was a call-up for one of those player at U-23 level and is clearly a loss for her as there is no real chance the England senior  staff to be watching third tier football as they have already many games to scout in the top tier and sometimes in the second tier.

It is obvious that the 95-97 generation players that are not called up to the Seniors are not world beater, but there was certainly a potential development for five or six of them towards the senior team. Again the U-21 squad selected by Mo Marley  is really strong and you would expect a good number of them to transition to the seniors like Roebuck and Stanway have already done.

It is up to those girls who will miss out on England to improve their game quickly and show Phil Neville they are up for it. Probably not for the World Cup as the squad seems very settled and the opportunity seems gone, but more likely for the Euros 2021.