9 responses

  1. Abhishek Kumar
    23/04/2010

    Hey Tony. Where do the Arsenal youth and ladies team play till now. I mean if you can just tell me as I know nothing about the Arsenal grounds except for Emirates.

  2. Tony
    23/04/2010

    Arsenal Ladies play at Boreham Wood FC

    The reserves play at Barnet FC

    The youth team play at Arsenal’s training ground, I think, and I believe that only parents and officials are allowed in – but I am not sure of the details. I have not been to one so I can’t say.

    As I have said many times, if you are able to get to any reserve or ladies games it is worth it. Reserves are free, ladies are mostly £3, and of course they don’t just play in London, you can go to the away games if they are nearer you.

    I have often had people say, “I can never get a ticket,” and yet they won’t join a few friends and myself watching the Reserves or Ladies play an away game in the midlands (where I live) or go to a home match.

    But it is fun – a totally different atmosphere, very relaxed.

    I’d say the same of the pre-season games, like Barnet. Great fun.

  3. walter
    23/04/2010

    And now put pressure to give the game live on arsenal TV ?
    I always try to watch to the womens cup final on TV when it is shown on the BBC. And must say as a ref I do on occasion some womens football but what Arsenal play is somewhat different from what we have over here.
    V
    A friend of mine has known a girl that went to Arsenal Ladies for a season but never got even close to the first team as they were on a very high level compared to here.

  4. Tony
    23/04/2010

    Walter I have a feeling that next season ESPN will be showing Women’s Cup matches from an earlier round, and I think they might also be showing the Super League which runs through the summer (March to October) next year.

    So, if that gives you a way in, yes there will be more on TV

  5. walter
    23/04/2010

    I think the last years the women FA cup final was on the BBC. I dont think our sporting channel will give the ladies league. But who knows maybe next summer to fill up the big empty hole?

    I can in fact enjoy a good lady’s game. A bit more slow then the men but you can see some good games. Hope this doesn’t sound to sexist, if this is the correct name in English.( Just hope I haven’t said anything wrong by using this word)

  6. Tony
    23/04/2010

    Your English is spot on as always Walter

  7. walter
    23/04/2010

    I was lucky this time as it is the same in Dutch.

  8. Mare Street Gooner
    23/04/2010

    Hey Tony,

    Great blog, I’ve been reading for awhile but have never posted before.

    Anyway a couple times it’s occurred to me that maybe Ladies’ football is a more accurate representation of how the league would look, without the silly money and financial doping that permeates the men’s game.

    I notice of course that we’ve been absolutely dominant for a good few years – presumably due to the same scouting, training, and tactics that are meant to exist throughout all level of the club, from first team through to reserves and youth.

    However I don’t watch the Ladies’ game – (I plan to, however as it’s not televised it’s difficult to access) – so I can’t verify this idea. What do you think? Is it a reasonable hypothesis? Or is the Ladies’ game actually just as full of financial inequality and other shenanigans?

  9. Lanre
    23/04/2010

    Tony, man city match preview please. Let me rephrase that Tony. ex-gunners city match preview please.

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