Foreign players in the FA WSL 1 from 2011-2015

Here is an update on the statistics on foreign players in the FA WSL since the competition started in 2011.   I have split the foreign players in three categories : A Neighbours : Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland B EU/EEA citizens C Non EU/EEA Note from the FA WSL 2015 regulations : Each ClubContinue reading “Foreign players in the FA WSL 1 from 2011-2015”

The English women’s football 2016 calendar

Here are some of the dates that are already known for the 2016 calendar for the FA WSL & the England teams:   18/01 -> 26/01 FIFA international period 07/02 FA Cup R3 FA WSL 2 sides enter 28/02 FA Cup R4 29/02 ->09/03 Four nations tournament USA -/03 La Manga U19 tournament 20/03 FAContinue reading “The English women’s football 2016 calendar”

The FA WSL Continental Cup 2016 returns to its original knock-out format

Following criticism of the 2015 format that delivered a lot of blow out and dead rubbers, the FA has decided to revert back to the original format. Back in 2011, the original format was a knock-out tournament with eight teams. Ties were decided on the final league placement as follows : 1v8 2v7 3v6 4v5.Continue reading “The FA WSL Continental Cup 2016 returns to its original knock-out format”

Algarve Cup line-up disclosed, what’s next for the remaining teams ?

Here are the eight teams invited to the Algarve Cup 2016  Brazil (7), Canada (11), Denmark (14), New Zealand (16), Iceland (19), Russia (22), Belgium (28), Portugal (39) This is a clear downgrade from last year’s field that looked like a mini World-Cup with also a reduction in number with 8 rather than 12 teams.Continue reading “Algarve Cup line-up disclosed, what’s next for the remaining teams ?”

Who might play at the Algarve and Cyprus Cups 2016 ?

With so many teams not available to play in March 2016 annual tournaments due to Olympics qualifiers. Let’s have a look at the available teams. We can wonder if the two main tournaments will keep their 12 teams format in 2016 or reduce the numbers to 8 and two groups of 4. Should both tournamentContinue reading “Who might play at the Algarve and Cyprus Cups 2016 ?”

FA WSL 2015 team by team review

Here is my analysis for the 2015  FA WSL 1  review from the bottom of the table to the top of the table : 8. Bristol Academy Performed as expected really as they were favorite for relegation. The winter transfer window saw five important players leave the club and replacement that came in were notContinue reading “FA WSL 2015 team by team review”