Analysing Mark Sampson’s 1st squad

Let’s start with those who missed the cut : Rachel Yankey and Katie Chapman have been left out and available for selection, the door remains open for them. They certainly have the quality to be selected in the squad. Casey Stoney and Kelly Smith are not fit and therefore not selected. They both need toContinue reading “Analysing Mark Sampson’s 1st squad”

England 2 Wales 0

A very logic and fair result. As expected it was attack v defense and both side executed their game plan very well. If you remember how poor England were at the Euros, you wouldn’t believe the same players are involved and play the excellent attacking and creative football we saw yesterday. An exceptional first goalContinue reading “England 2 Wales 0”

England v Wales WC qualifier

We have a derby on Saturday between England and Wales. Although there is no doubt England are favourites having battered Belarus and Turkey by huge margins, Wales will bother them a lot more. FIFA ranking says there is a huge gap between the teams but the Welsh are full of confidence with a long winningContinue reading “England v Wales WC qualifier”

22 players for the WC qualifiers in September ?

As the WC qualifiers are coming soon, it is time to look towards the future. Here is a list of 22 players I would take for the forthcoming game : GK : Telford, Chamberlain, Earps DF: Susi, Bonner, Bronze, Houghton, Scott, Flaherty, Harrop, Bassett MF: Asante, Nobbs, Scott, Moore, Potter FW: Dowie, Taylor, White, Davison,Continue reading “22 players for the WC qualifiers in September ?”

Euro 2013 : where did it go wrong for England ?

This is a quick analysis after England’s failure to reach the quarter finals of Euro 2013. A truly disappointing performance from the England team. The results : England 2 Spain 3 England 1 Russia 1 England 0 France 3 1. The 23 players squad I think anyone who watches the FA WSL and women’s footballContinue reading “Euro 2013 : where did it go wrong for England ?”

Who will be on the flight to Sweden for England ?

Hope Powell will disclose her 23 players squad on Monday at the Bristish Museum : I guess it will disclosed in the  dinosaur room. They are likely to be if there is no surprise. 3 GK : Karen Bardsley – Lincoln, Rachel Brown-Finnis – Everton, Siobhan Chamberlain -Bristol 8 DF :  Dunia Susi – Chelsea,Continue reading “Who will be on the flight to Sweden for England ?”

The U23 triangular tournament in the Midlands

Norway and Sweden U23 are coming soon for a triangular tournament with England U23. No information on the England FA website, no place, no date, no location, no squad news. You do wonder why, considering you get the information just by going on the Norwegian and Swedish FA ‘s website : http://www.fotball.no/Landslag_og_toppfotball/Landslag/Aldersbestemt_jenter/Aldersbestemt-jenter/U23-kvinner/U23-troppen-til-privatlandskamper/ http://svenskfotboll.se/cuper-och-serier/information/?scr=venue&faid=16464&coming=1 England NorwayContinue reading “The U23 triangular tournament in the Midlands”

Something fishy about U19 selection criteria for England women ?

I heard some funny stuff about the FA criteria for selection in the U19 team. I don’t know how true it tis but it seems a bit fishy : 2 years ago, when first coming into the U19s set up, it was made clear to ALL the girls that if any had plans of goingContinue reading “Something fishy about U19 selection criteria for England women ?”