FA WSL Summer transfer window 2018

The transfer window opens on the 1st of  June and closes on the 9th of August

Last update 24 May

 

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals

 

Chelsea

In : Ji So-Yun, Beth England ( Liverpool – end of loan)

Out : Katie Chapman ( retirement), Claire Rafferty, Eniola Aluko, Rebecca Spencer, Fran Kitching

 

Manchester City

In : – (-)

Out :

 

Arsenal

In : Jordan Nobbs, Viktoria Schnaderbeck ( FC Bayern), Tabea Kemme  (Turbine Potsdam), Lia  Wälti  (Turbine Potsdam), – (-), Danielle Van De Donk, Dominique Janssen, Sari Van Veenendaal

Out : Alex Scott ( retirement), Heather O’ Reilly

 

Reading

In :

Out : Harriet Scott, Melissa Fletcher, Kirsty Linnett

 

Birmingham

In : Kerys Harrop, Connie Scofield, Sarah Mayling

Out : Emily Westwood ( retirement)

 

Liverpool

In : – (-), – (-)

Out : Beth England ( Chelsea – end of loan), Siobhan Chamberlain, Kate Longhurst, – (-)

 

Bristol City

In :

Out : Corinne Yorston, – (-), – (-), – (-)

 

Everton Ladies

In : Inessa Kaagman ( Ajax Vrouwen)

Out : Marthe Munsterman ( Ajax Vrouwen), Mollie Green

 

Yeovil Town

In :

Out : Bow Jackson

 

Brighton Women

In :

Out : Lucy Somes, Amelia Ritchie, Chloe Sansom

 

?

In : – (-) Manager,  – (-), – (-), – (-), – (-), – (-),

Out :

 

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In :

Out :

 

 

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FA Women’s Championship Summer 2018 transfer window

The transfer window opens on the 1st of  June and closes on the 9th ( for the pro contracts only)

Last updated 23 May

 

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals

 

Doncaster Belles

In :

Out :

 

Millwall Lionesses (?)

In :

Out :

 

Durham Women

In :

Out : Annabel Johnson

 

Sheffield FC

In :

Out :

 

London Bees

In : – (-), – (-)

Out : Nicola Hobbs, Chelsea Weston, Ashleigh Goddard, Sophie Harris

 

Tottenham Hotspurs Ladies

In :

Out : Toni-Anne Wayne ( retirement)

 

Aston Villa

In :

Out : Chloe Jones ( retirement)

 

FA WPL play-off winner

In :

Out :

 

?

In :   – (-) Manager,  – (-), – (-),

 

?

In :

Out :

 

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In :

Out :

 

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In :

Out :

 

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In :

Out :

 

 

The FA WSL2 title race is nearly settled

Millwall’s defeat at Sheffield combined with Brighton’s victory over sees the Seagulls go second in the table, but with a lot of ground to make on leaders Doncaster.

The Belles have 38 points and two tough away games at Sheffield and Millwall alongside a final home game against Oxford. Brighton with 34 points have Watford and Durham away and will finish with Millwall at home. Third placed Millwall with 33 points have only two games against the other two title contenders : Doncaster at home and Brighton away.

Millwall’s recent form has suffered due to the threat of administration and the recent fundraising has helped them finishing the season, but there is still no news about next season. The debt level is allegedly £65,000 and you have to question how they have been allowed to reach such a level by the FA.

We all remember the Notts County disaster with the team folding just a couple of days before the Spring Series start due to the debt level and the fact that is was a huge loss making activity.

Back to the football side of things, Doncaster have a +31 goal difference while Brighton and Millwall have a +15 which means the Belles would win the title should the teams finish level on points. It means Millwall are likely to be out of the title race by next game should Doncaster get at least a point away to Sheffield.

In term of the promotion race, it has already been won by Brighton back in November as they were selected for the FA WSL 2018/19, while every other WSL2 team bar Oxford and Watford have been selected for the newly named tier 2 aka the Championship.

 

 

Manchester City goes top of the League

Manchester City went top of the League following their 6-1 away win at Bristol. They overtook Chelsea for the first time in a while and also consolidated their Champions League place as they opened a four points gap on the chasing teams.

Bristol City 1 Manchester City 6

 

The remaining games for the top 6 teams :

 

1 Man City 32 points + 28 ( 4 games to play)

Tue 08 May Liverpool v Man City

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Man City v Yeovil

Sun 20 May Man City v Everton

Man City can  finish the season with 44 points and arenow  very likely to qualify for the Champions League

 

2 Chelsea  32 points + 26  ( 4 games to play)

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sat 12 May Chelsea v Sunderland

Tue 15 May Bristol v Chelsea

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea  

Chelsea can also finish the season with 44 points and are very likely to qualify for the Champions League

 

3 Reading  28 points +19 ( 2 games to play)

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

Reading can finish the season with 34 points. They would need a miracle ( giant collapse from all the other teams) to finish in the top two places

 

4 Arsenal  28 points + 12 ( 3 games to play)

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Sunderland v Arsenal

Sun 20 May Bristol v Arsenal

Arsenal can finish the season with 37 points. They could finish in third place but unlikely to finish it the top two.

 

5 Birmingham 26 points +10 ( 3 games to play)

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sun 13 May Everton v Birmingham City

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

Birmingham  can finish the season with 35 points. They could finish in third place with their current form.

 

6 Liverpool 25 points +6 ( 3 games to play)

Tue 08 May Liverpool v Man City

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea

Liverpool  can finish the season with 34 points. They will have a big say in the Champions League title race.

 

Next games on the 8th and 9th of May will be crucial in the title and Champions League race. Combined wins for Chelsea and City would take out of the equation Liverpool,  Birmingham and Reading and would see the top two teams only needing another two points to clinch the Champions League places.

Liverpool and Birmingham really need to beat City and Chelsea to keep their Champions League hopes alive. Any other result would eliminate them from the Champions League race.

 

Champions League race : Birmingham and Reading keep their hopes alive with crucial wins

Birmingham and Reading won at the week-end against Arsenal and Sunderland. They keep the Champions League hopes alive, but the real winners are Chelsea and Manchester City who have consolidated their two places despite not playing League any games recently.

 

Sunderland 0 Reading 2

Birmingham 3 Arsenal 0

 

The remaining games for the top 6 teams

 

1 Chelsea  32 points + 26  ( 4 games to play)

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sat 12 May Chelsea v Sunderland

Tue 15 May Bristol v Chelsea

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea  

Chelsea can finish the season with 44 points and are very likely to qualify for the Champions League

 

2 Man City 29 points + 23 ( 5 games to play)

Thu 03 May Bristol v Man City

Tue 08 May Liverpool v Man City

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Man City v Yeovil

Sun 20 May Man City v Everton

Man City can also finish the season with 44 points and are also very likely to qualify for the Champions League

 

3 Reading  28 points +19 ( 2 games to play)

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

Reading can finish the season with 34 points. They would need a miracle ( giant collapse from all the other teams) to finish in the top two places

 

4 Arsenal  28 points + 12 ( 3 games to play)

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Sunderland v Arsenal

Sun 20 May Bristol v Arsenal

Arsenal can finish the season with 37 points. They could finish in third place but unlikely to finish it the top two.

 

5 Birmingham 26 points +10 ( 3 games to play)

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sun 13 May Everton v Birmingham City

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

Birmingham  can finish the season with 35 points. They could finish in third place with their current form.

 

6 Liverpool 25 points +6 ( 3 games to play)

Tue 08 May Liverpool v Man City

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea

Liverpool  can finish the season with 34 points. They will have a big say in the Champions League title race.

 

 

 

Champions League race : Chelsea and Man City still close to qualify

Arsenal have gone up to third place following their 3-0 win against Liverpool but are still far away from the top two teams who look really good for Champions League qualification.

 

1 Chelsea  32 points + 26  ( 4 games to play)

 

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sat 12 May Chelsea v Sunderland

Tue 15 May Bristol v Chelsea

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea  

 

2 Man City 29 points + 23 ( 5 games to play)

 

Thu 03 May Bristol v Man City

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Man City v Yeovil

Sun 20 May Man City v Everton

tbc Liverpool v Man City

 

3 Arsenal  28 points + 15 ( 4 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Birmingham v Arsenal

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Sunderland v Arsenal

Sun 20 May Bristol v Arsenal

 

4 Reading  25 points +17 ( 3 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Sunderland v Reading

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

 

5 Liverpool 24 points +6 ( 4 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Liverpool v Everton

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea

tbc Liverpool v Man City

 

6 Birmingham 23 points +7 ( 4 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Birmingham v Arsenal

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sun 13 May Everton v Birmingham City

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

 

The chasing pack all need a win this week-end to keep their hopes alive. With the top two teams involved in the Champions League semi-final, the four chasing teams could close the gap. Actually three of them could close the gap as Birmingham and Arsenal will play each other at Solihull Moors.

Any of the four chasing teams that does not win this week-end will be probably out of the Champions League race,  although it won’t be mathematically confirmed until  potentially the 3rd of May for Reading and the 9th of May for Liverpool and Birmingham.

Chelsea and Manchester City have really 90% chances of Champions League qualification. 38 points should seal the deal  imo so Chelsea probably need two wins in four and Manchester City three wins in five.

The Champions League places battle is hotting up

We are now in the final weeks of the 2017/18 season and there are still six teams still competing for the two Champions League places.

 

Chelsea and Manchester City are huge favorites to be once again the two English teams in the top club competition. The chasing pack are hot on their tails but do not seem to be consistent enough to threaten them.

Here are the upcoming fixtures for the six teams. You can note that some teams’ fixtures have not been updated yet by the FA as  the whole season schedule has been a mess as usual. Games in italics are the games with the top six teams going head to head.

 

1 Chelsea  32 points + 26  ( 4 games to play)

 

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sat 12 May Chelsea v Sunderland

Tue 15 May Bristol v Chelsea

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea  

 

2 Man City 29 points + 23 ( 5 games to play)

 

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Man City v Yeovil

Sun 20 May Man City v Everton

 

3 Reading  25 points +17 ( 3 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Sunderland v Reading

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

 

 

4 Arsenal  25 points + 12 ( 5 games to play)

 

Tue 24 Apr Arsenal v Liverpool

Sun 29 Apr Birmingham v Arsenal

Sun 13 May Arsenal v Man City

Wed 16 May Sunderland v Arsenal

Sun 20 May Bristol v Arsenal

 

5 Liverpool 24 points +9 ( 5 games to play)

 

Tue 24 Apr Arsenal v Liverpool

Sun 29 Apr Liverpool v Everton

Sat 12 May Reading v Liverpool

Sun 20 May Liverpool v Chelsea

 

6 Birmingham 23 points +7 ( 4 games to play)

 

Sun 29 Apr Birmingham v Arsenal

Wed 9 May Chelsea v Birmingham

Sun 13 May Everton v Birmingham City

Sun 20 May Birmingham v Reading

 

As previously mentioned, Chelsea and Manchester City are favorite for the top two finish, but they have a very busy schedule. City actually have two games not scheduled yet. If Any one or both teams reach the Champions League final, they will have a tough run-up to the showpiece in Kiev.

There are many head to head games remaining between the top six and those games will probably decide who will be in Europe next season.  Reading and Birmingham are unlikely to make it but mathematically still in. Both could be out of the Champions League race by Sunday though.

Arsenal and Liverpool are the chasing group. They play each other tonight, a draw or a defeat for any of those teams would surely cost them champions league qualification. While the winner would close down the gap to Manchester City.

The title race and the Champions League race might go to final day depending on how the teams will react to playing so many games in such a short time. It is clearly a survival of the fittest kind of situation, rather than the best football teams will make it to the elite club competition.

 

 

 

Ticketing for the FIFA U-20 World Cup now open

The first ticketing phase for the FIFA U-20 WWC in France has now opened with a pre-sale for VISA card holders.

For the England fans who want to watch the group stage games and then the knock-out stage here are the single ticket prices :

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Group Stage ( group B)

Koread DPR v England Sun 05 Aug  in Dinan-Lehon  16 and 20€ ( seated)

Brazil v England  Wed 08 Aug in Dinan-Lehon  16 and 20€ ( seated)

England v Mexico* Sun 12 Aug in Saint-Malo  10€  ( standing ) and 20€  ( seated)

 

*All games are double headers and this ticket includes Netherlands v France where the home fans might buy a lot of tickets, that is the FFF aim obviously.

 

Knock-out stage

 

Quarter-finals

1A v 2B  Thu 16 Aug in Concarneau  16€  ( standing) and 26€ ( seated)

1B v 2A Fri 17 Aug in Vannes 14, 20 and 26€ ( seated)

 

Semi-finals

Mon 20 Aug in Vannes 18, 24, 28 €  (seated)

 

3rd place play-off and final

Fri 24 Aug in Vannes  20, 26, 30 € ( seated)

 

There are also city related packages for the fans who want to see all the games at a specific location.

 

 

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Here is a reminder of the full schedule :

schedule

The link to buy the tickets is here :

Fans have to register to the website as usual before buying the tickets. Most tickets have to  to be collected at the venues before the games except in Vannes, where e-tickets are available.

FA WSL 1 Winter transfer window 2017

The transfer window opens on the 29th of December and closes on the 25th of January

 

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals

 

Manchester City

In : Nadia Nadim ( Portland Thorns), Julia Spetsmark ( KIF Orebro), Ellie Roebuck

Out : Marie Hourihan ( Brighton -loan) 

 

Chelsea

In : Jonna Anderson ( Linkopings), Anita Asante ( Rosengard), Deanna Cooper, Ji So-Yun

Out : Millie Farrow ( Bristol)

 

Arsenal

In : Katie McCabe, Chloe Kelly

Out : Jodie Taylor ( Melbourne City ), Taylor Hinds ( Everton), Chloe Kelly ( Everton), Jemma Rose, Vyan Sampson

 

Liverpool

In : Rinsola Babajide ( Watford), Gemma Bonner, Ashley Hodson, Caroline Weir

Out : Natasha Harding ( Reading), Casey Stoney

 

Birmingham

In : Marisa Ewers, Andrine Hegerberg, Aoife Mannion

Out : Isabella Linden, Chloe Peplow, Andrine Hegerberg ( PSG)

 

Sunderland

In : Abbey Joyce, Rachel Pitman, Stephanie Roche, Victoria Williams,

Out :

 

Reading

In :  Natasha Harding ( Liverpool), Grace Moloney, Molly Bartrip, Rachel Rowe

Out :  Mandy Van Den Berg ( Valencia)

 

Yeovil Town

In :

Out : Helen Bleazard, Ellie Curson ( Keynsham)

 

Bristol City

In : Kylie Nolan ( Cardiff City), Poppy Wilson, Millie Farrow

Out : Amy Goddard ( Aston Villa – loan), Caitlin Leach

 

Everton Ladies

In : Taylor Hinds ( Arsenal), Chloe Kelly ( Arsenal), Kirsty Levell, Claudia Walker

Out :

FA WSL 2 Winter Transfer window 2017

The transfer window opens on the 29th of December and closes on the 25th of January

This week’s transfers

Confirmed transfers

Extended contracts

Possible deals

 

Doncaster Belles

In : Leandra Little, Rebecca Rayner, Rhiannon Roberts, Jessica Sigsworth, Sophie Walton, Kirsty Smith

Out : Christie Murray, Chloe Peplow ( end of -loan, Brighton)

 

Durham WFC

In :

Out :

 

Sheffield FC

In :

Out :

 

London Bees

In :  Danielle Lea ( AFC Fylde), Merrick Will ( Watford), Katie Wilkinson ( Aston Villa), Chelsea Jumratie, Taylor O’ Leary ( 2 years), Grace Taylor ( Millwall)

Out :  Jo Wilson, Sydney Hinchliffe ( Watford Ladies), Katherine Huggins ( Watford Ladies)

 

Aston Villa

In : Amy Goddard ( Bristol City – loan), Ellen Martin, Asmita Ale, Elizabeta Ejupi

Out : Katie Wilkinson ( London Bees), Hannah George

 

Millwall Lionesses

In :

Out : Grace Taylor ( London Bees)

 

Oxford United

In :

Out : Charlotte Deeley ( Abingdon United)

 

Watford Ladies

In : Samantha Hallsworth ( Swindon Town), Katherine Huggins ( London Bees), Sydney Hinchcliffe ( London Bees)

Out : Kylie McCarthy ( Lewes Ladies), Keith Boanas, Alberto Kurti, Merrick Will ( London Bees), Lilli Maple ( Crystal Palace), Sarah Jones ( Crystal Palace), Rinsola Babajide ( Liverpool)

 

Brighton Women

In : Chloe Peplow ( Doncaster Belles), Amanda Nilden ( AIK), Marie Hourihan ( Manchester City – loan), Bethan Roe

Out :

 

Spurs Ladies

In :

Out :