Q&A with David Parker Birmingham City Ladies manager about the FA WSL upcoming season

Following my short interviews with Kirsty Linnett and Coral Haines,  here is a Q&A with David Parker, the Birmingham City Ladies manager. The are some very interesting points on the money/foreign players/training time debate. In terms of final table prediction, I expect Birmingham City ladies to achieve mid-table places comfortably. 1.This season seem to beContinue reading “Q&A with David Parker Birmingham City Ladies manager about the FA WSL upcoming season”

Birmingham City Ladies kit launch, part 2, quick interviews with Kirsty Linnett and Coral Haines

First interview was Kirsty Linnett, she came through the ranks at Leicester City, then moved to the Arsenal Academy where she unfortunately suffered two consecutive ACL that kept her out of football for more than 2 years. She then moved to BCLFC in December 2012 and had an excellent FA WSL 2013 season. She wasContinue reading “Birmingham City Ladies kit launch, part 2, quick interviews with Kirsty Linnett and Coral Haines”

Birmingham City Ladies kit launch (part 1)

I went to St Andrews today for the BCLFC kit 2014 launch. It took place next to the boardroom and the players modelling the kit were Karen Carney ( home), Kirsty Linnett ( away). and Mary Earps ( goalkeeper) @kirsty_linnett #bclfclaunchkit pic.twitter.com/f2VwThE2Hl — Sylvain Jamet (@S_Jamet) February 24, 2014 @1maryearps modelling the goalkeeper kit #bclfclaunchkitContinue reading “Birmingham City Ladies kit launch (part 1)”

Arsenal Reserves v Reading Reserves 6-0

This was the first official game for the reserves in 2014 due to the awful weather. The Reading was very much changed from the one that played the away game earlier this season. They have the name and squad numbers on the shirt and only two players had squad numbers below 20. Reading had 3Continue reading “Arsenal Reserves v Reading Reserves 6-0”

More data fun about the foreign players in the FA WSL

Carrying on the hot topic about foreign players in the FA WSL, I have split the foreign players in 3 different categories : A) Neighbours : Irish, Northen Irish, Scottish and Welsh, those have been around playing women’s footie in England for years. So not a real foreign invasion as far as I am concern.Continue reading “More data fun about the foreign players in the FA WSL”

C&K Basildon v West Ham (FA Cup 2nd round)

It was a very entertaining game last Sunday with West Ham winning the game 4-3 on penalties. Full time whistle was 3-3. As usual you can find a full report on womenssoccerscene.co.uk and James Prickett pictures as well. We were welcome by a friendly staff from C&K Basildon who gave us an A4 program thatContinue reading “C&K Basildon v West Ham (FA Cup 2nd round)”

Foreign players in the FA WSL through the years

It is a subject that is regularly discussed in the men’s game and the foreign invasion started to happen in the women’s game as well….or not.  One FA employee mentioned in the Belles appeal stated that: “The pre-screening team has worked on the assumption that a maximum of 20 FA WSL licences can be offered:Continue reading “Foreign players in the FA WSL through the years”