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Women’s Super League gets huge financial boost

By Tony Attwood

We’ve not been able to cover this season of the women’s game in the way that we have done in the past, and indeed there have been times when we’ve wondered if the WSL wasn’t teetering on the brink as we’ve not been the only ones who have had trouble getting information.

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Arsenal completely dominant: Women’s Super League – Weeks 4 and 5 Roundup

by Andrew Crawshaw

Week 4 saw the following games

Tottenham H v Manchester United Chelsea v Manchester City Reading v Birmingham City Bristol City v Aston Villa Everton v West Ham United Brighton and Hove v Arsenal

The Saturday game saw Tottenham take on Manchester United, who if they won would go to the top […]

TONIGHT: Arsenal Women in the Champions League. Group Stage preview

by Andrew Crawshaw

The matches within the four groups that form the last 16 of the Women’s Champions League commence this week

The clubs involved are:-

Group A Group B Group C Group D Chelsea Breidablik Kopavogur Arsenal Bayern Munich Juventus PSG FC Barselona BK Häcken FF Servette FC Chēnois Real Madrid HB Køge Olympic […]

The Spanish league sells part of itself in order to keep operating. But….

By Tony Attwood

The top two divisions in Spanish football, which together are known as “La Liga” have sold 10% of themselves to the private equity and credit company CVC Capital Partners.

The arrangement means that “La Liga” will get €2.7bn (which is currently about £2.3bn) and this is thought to […]

Womens Super League 2020/21 Season Preview

The Arsenal History Society is now publishing a video of an Arsenal match for this day in history, each day. To access the current video, or ones from earlier days please click here. _________________________________________________________________________

By Andrew Crawshaw

The WSL starts this Weekend, a week before the Men’s PL.

This season, as last […]

Arsenal women score 11 and go top of the league

By Tony Attwood

Vivianne Miedema scored six and provided four assists (itself an all time league record) as Arsenal beat Bristol City 11-1 this past weekend – having been 9-0 up within the hour. It was the biggest victory in the Women’s Super League’s history. The previous record score was recorded by Liverpool – currently […]

Arsenal player wins Women’s PFA player of the month

Arsenal Women’s Nobbs wins October Women’s PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month Award

Arsenal Women FC’s Jordan Nobbs has been voted the October Women’s PFA Bristol Street Motors Fans’ Player of the Month by football fans across the country. In a tightly-contested vote, run by fan engagement […]

Arsenal Women – Part one of our season end appraisal: the League

A review of the women’s league season, by Andrew Crawshaw

A season with some success but more a season of ‘might have beens’.

The final week of the season saw two games with wins over Sunderland 2 – 0 and Bristol by 6 – 1. Unfortunately Manchester City also won their final two games […]

The manager’s resigned, the league is ending. Where next for Arsenal?

At the end of this season, it finishes. It is all over. No more.

I speak of course of the FA Tesco Women’s Premier League of 12 clubs. The winner of the league will be the final winner, because that’s it. What happens between May 2010 and March 2011 I am not sure – there […]

Home and away wins – is it just a PGMO thing?

By Tony Attwood

If you are a regular reader you will know that whereas when crowds were present, the home teams in the Premier League were likely to win games more often than the away team. Since games have been played without crowds present the reverse has been true.

The explanation for this (as I’ve […]

Arsenal v West Ham today: the expectations

by Bulldog Drummond

The new season of the Women’s Super League opens today with champions Arsenal playing West Ham. The game is live on BT Sport.

Last season’s table was a joy to behold not just because we were at the top with a seven point margin over the megamoney Man City, but also because […]

Continental Tyres Cup semi-final – the match report

by Andrew Crawshaw

This match was played on Thursday evening 7 February at Borehamwood against newly formed Championship side Manchester United.

Whilst a newly formed team, Manchester United are genuinely of WSL quality, although they play in the second tier of the women’s game it is only a matter of when they will gain promotion […]

A review of Yeovil v Arsenal Women and preview of Arsenal v West Ham on Sunday

by Andrew Crawshaw

Arsenal played their second WSL League match of the season on Wednesday Evening against Yeovil Town at Dorchester Town FC in front of a decent crowd of 1101.

Our trip to Yeovil last season was frustrating with the Yeovil keeper in outstanding form to deny our strikers again and again… and again. […]

Continental Cup – The First Round report.

by Andrew Crawshaw

The Continental Tyres Cup is the Women’s equivalent of the League Cup. It is a competition that has seen a change in makeup this season moving from a straight knockout to four mini-leagues with the top two in each moving to a knockout phase.

The teams in the top two tiers of […]

Ladies Football a warning for all supporters

by Andrew Crawshaw

Arsenal Ladies were due to commence their Spring Series on Sunday afternoon with a game against Notts County Ladies. This game was cancelled due to Notts County Ladies being disbanded. The announcement was made late on the Friday before the game.

The Official Statement from the owner of Notts County Ladies included […]

Arsenal Ladies v Notts County Ladies: another great cup win but what an organisational shambles!

 

Arsenal Ladies v Notts County Ladies

Continental Tyres Cup Final Sunday 01 November 2015

The Match Report by Andrew Crawshaw

The Continental Tyres Cup has been in existence for five years and is essentially the replacement for the Ladies League Cup. The competition is in two phases, the first being a group phase comprising […]

Arsenal Ladies 3 Notts County Ladies 0: Arsenal keep up their winning run.

Jordan Nobbs scored two as Arsenal Ladies beat Notts County Ladies 3-0 to win their fourth Continental Cup title in five years.

Notts County Laura Bassett was sent off before half time, but Arsenal were already in the lead by then. It was the first Arsenal ladies trophy for Pedro Martinez Losa. Arsenal Ladies have […]

Arsenal Ladies – a busy but very successful fortnight

Arsenal Ladies – a busy fortnight

by Andrew Crawshaw

 

Whilst we have all been interested in the Arsenal First Team pre-season games, the Ladies have been in full on competition. The Ladies season re-started following the World Cup with a visit from Liverpool Ladies and an unaccustomed loss. Arsenal Ladies v Liverpool Ladies – […]

Arsenal Ladies v Liverpool Ladies – awful ref, awful facilities.

Arsenal Ladies v Liverpool Ladies – 12 July Meadow Park BorehamWood

Match Report and Thoughts

By Andrew Crawshaw.

This was the first game following the interruption to the Women’s Super League caused by the World Cup in Canada where, as I’m sure you are all aware, England came third and were the highest of […]

When a club moves, is it “franchise football” or just a move?

By Tony Attwood

They do things differently in Women’s Football. Or do they?

Arsenal have just been knocked out of the Champions League, but have reached the FA Cup Final. Rather oddly Arsenal (the team that wins most everything in Women’s Football in England) lie sixth in the league – but then they have […]

Prices at Arsenal and other grounds for misinformation

The club that changed football

Looking for a terraced house in Northamptonshire?

Coming very soon – “The Crowd at Woolwich Arsenal”

Making the Arsenal

————— By Tony Attwood

The BBC has just released its survey of the price paid to watch League football and the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association (AISA) has responded, pointing […]

Arsenal women beat the Champions in a really exciting match

By Tony Attwood

Chelsea are the reigning women’s premier league champions. But more than that they have won the title five times in the last seven years. But at Arsenal Stadium today Arsenal Women saw off Chelsea with a 3-2 win under the guidance of the new Arsenal manager.

Of course the media are using […]

Arsenal v Chelsea Women – opening weekend of the WSL

 

by Andrew Crawshaw

In an eerily familiar fashion Arsenal have been drawn against both Chelsea and Manchester City in their opening three matches of the Women’s Super League (WSL). Unlike our men though the Women will be fighting those two clubs for the title so both games are real six-pointers.

The WSL started on […]

Arsenal 99% in Europe next season; but a fan on the board is meaningless

By Bulldog Drummond

The problem with writing a preview of a European semi-final second leg is that not much has happened since the first leg. Arsenal had a fine win over a Newcastle team who spent the match looking over their shoulders, while Villareal beat Getafe 1-0. And AST have been making a noise.

Meanwhile […]

Arsenal manager resigns

By Tony Attwood

Joe Montemurro, manager of Arsenal Women’s team, has announced that he will leave Arsenal at the end of this season. He called it the “hardest professional decision” of his life, adding,

“I absolutely love this job and this club, the club I have supported all my life. I’m hugely grateful to the […]