FA WSL Continental Cup 2016 draw

Here is the draw for the preliminary round and first round of the 2016 tournament. If you wonder how the draw was made and the bizzare selection process everything is explained here Preliminary Round draw Sheffield* v Durham* Oxford United* v Millwall Lionesses* Watford* v London Bees* First Round draw Doncaster Rovers Belles v SunderlandContinue reading “FA WSL Continental Cup 2016 draw”

Analysing the FA WSL 2016 rules part 3 the Conti Cup

Here is part 3 of the FA WSL 2016 rules’ analysis focusing on the FA WSL Continental Cup   Competition structure : New format as already  previously announced with no more group stage games : The FA WSL Cup shall be a knock out competition. Here is the full ranking used for the 2016 competitionContinue reading “Analysing the FA WSL 2016 rules part 3 the Conti Cup”

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”

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”

Laura Bassett’s red card controversy in the Conti cup final

Bassett sending off was the moment that defined the game as Notts County were already 1-0 down and chasing the game. They made it hard for themselves to come back into the game, or maybe the referee Jane Simms did, and it ended with a 3-0 Arsenal win. First let’s have a look at theContinue reading “Laura Bassett’s red card controversy in the Conti cup final”

FA WSL Continental Cup group stage now complete

The final game of the group stage was played yesterday afternoon with Watford Ladies defeating London Bees away by 3 goals to 2. We now know all the contenders for the Continental Cup quarter-finals ( sic). Here is the final table for Group 1: Arsenal 15 pts Chelsea 12 pts Reading 9 pts Millwall 6Continue reading “FA WSL Continental Cup group stage now complete”

Manchester City player unregistered in the Continental Cup

One of the Continental Cup quarter-final tie has not been played this week-end. Arsenal v Manchester City was postoponed due to a Manchester City player problem. Here is the FA WSL statement regarding Manchester City’s alleged ineligible player : “It is alleged that the player was not registered with the FA WSL, in its matchContinue reading “Manchester City player unregistered in the Continental Cup”

Conti Cup : matchday 5 permutations for the remaining quarter finals spots

Here are all the permutations you need to know before tomorrow’s Continental Cup matchday 5 Group 3 Bristol Academy 9 pts 10-5 They are currently in third place in the group and will need to see if they finish as one of the best third placed team. Yeovil Town 6 pts 4-8 away to NottsContinue reading “Conti Cup : matchday 5 permutations for the remaining quarter finals spots”

FA WSL Continental Cup matchday 4 recap

We now have a clear view on the tournament on the different teams’ status Teams through to the quarter finals : Arsenal Ladies, Manchester City Women, Liverpool Ladies FC, Notts County Ladies Teams eliminated from the competiton : London Bees, Watford Ladies, Everton Ladies Durham WFC, Oxford United, Aston Villa Ladies   Saturday 29 AugustContinue reading “FA WSL Continental Cup matchday 4 recap”