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  1. Andrew Crawshaw
    08/09/2019

    The season kicked off yesterday with a televised Manchester Derby at the main Etihad stadium in front of 31k plus supporters. City were the second best in a first half when United had several good chances. In the second half City became more dominant after scoring the only goal of the match, an absolute beauty by Caroline Weir, at the start of the half.

    There was also a South Coast match between Bristol City and Brighton which was goalless.

    Today Chelsea host Spurs at a sold out Stamford Bridge in a 12:30 kickoff, Birmingham host Everton and Liverpool play Reading in 14:00 matches and we have the last game of the weekend at 14:30 against West Ham.

    Last season we beat West Ham home (4-3) and away (4-2) but they probably gave us our toughest games apart from Chelsea and City who inflicted our only league defeats of the season.

    On the injury front we have already lost Dani Carter for the season (she suffered an ACL in the Emirates Cup match against Bayern – it is the same knee as the ACL that kept her out for the vast majority of last season). Jordan Nobbs is nearing full fitness from her ACL ans should make the bench, Vivianne Miedema missed the last Netherlands match with a tight hamstring and may not make the starting 11, Lia Walti is still recovering from a long term injury as is Tabea Kemme. Finally goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has a minor niggle but should be fit enough to make the bench.

    My starting 11

    GK – Manuela Zinsberger (Austria)
    Back 4 – Katrin Vene (Denmark), Leah Williamson (England), Louise Quinn (Republic of Ireland), Emma Mitchell (Scotland’s
    MF – Kim Little (c) (Scotland), Jill Rood (Netherlands), Danielle Van de Donk (Netherlands)
    Attack – Katie McCabe (Republic of Ireland), Beth Mead (England), Lisa Evans (Scotland)

    I’m going to the game so will try and post some updates in the comments as the game progresses and will have a match report later.

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  2. Andrew Crawshaw
    08/09/2019

    The FA have launched a live stream for all WSL matches faplayer.tv alternatively there is an mobile app available from the IOS and Google Play app stores.

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  3. Gord
    08/09/2019

    I’m kind of loathe to buy into “app”, so I will not be looking to use The FA’s player. There are enough video things in linux that should be able to work, without yet another proprietary solution.

    But, for those so inclined, TechRadar has an article on this, and discusses using VPN and also where the stream is available.

    https://www.techradar.com/how-to/womens-super-league-1920-live-stream-how-to-watch-football-free-online-from-anywhere

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  4. Andrew Crawshaw
    08/09/2019

    Half time and Arsenalare two nil up, the first by Beth Mead, the second by Jill Roord following a cross put in from the right by Lisa Evans a da set up by Beth Mead.

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  5. Gord
    08/09/2019

    LiveScore has at least some information on WSL games.

    Beth’s goal came 14m, and Jill’s at 41m.

    They do not say who the referee is, give commentary or show statistics. But, it is a start I suppose.

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  6. Gord
    08/09/2019

    StateAid scores in the 58th minute, so the score is now 2-1.

    COYWG!

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  7. Tony Attwood
    08/09/2019

    Arsenal won 2-1

    Today’s results

    Chelsea Women 1 Tottenham Hotspur Women 0
    Birmingham City Women 0 Everton Ladies 1
    Liverpool Women 0 Reading Women 1

    Man City 1 Man U 0
    Bristol City 0 Brighton and HA 0

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  8. Gord
    08/09/2019

    Referee was Stacey Pearson.

    Arsenal had 56% possession.
    Shots were 15(5):9(4)
    Corners 5:2
    Fouls 6:14

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    I believe before the Arsenal game had started, the total attendance this weekend at WSL games was over 50,000. I suspect Meadow Park was probably close to full? So, possibly 54,000 for combined attendance?

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  9. Gord
    08/09/2019

    Arsenal.com now has a write-up on the game. WestHam had a write-up on the game shortly after the game finished. And the local Islington Gazette has had a write-up on the game for an hour or so. The other usual suspects do as well.

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  10. Andrew Crawshaw
    08/09/2019

    Thanks Gord. Full time Arsenal two West Ham one. Arsenal much the better in the first half, West Ham in the second.

    Sorry, thought I had posted this at the train station – obviously not!

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  11. Gord
    08/09/2019

    Were the officials tilting the field? The BBC said the game ended in a scrappy manner, so I assume this is when StateAid got most of their fouls.

    And with 1 weekend of play in the books, the Spuds are in last place. 🙂

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  12. Gord
    09/09/2019

    There were 31,200 or so to see Man$ity play. There were 24,500 or so to watch Chel$ea play. So those 2 games this weekend were 56,000 people. Arsenal had 2,000 at Meadow Park.

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  13. Gord
    09/09/2019

    From the Washington Post (and other sources)

    Chel$ea distributed 40,000 tickets, to have 24,500 attend.

    1795 at Meadow Park.

    Everton had 873 fans.

    62,921 was the total attendance.

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  14. Rosicky@Arsenal
    09/09/2019

    So the idiot fan base who think we are progressing under Emery are happy to play a draw at the Emirates which we won last time out under Wenger’s boys convincingly 5-2 with Deano incharge as well. And now we see that with Emery boys we couldn’t even fight against our most bitter rivals and managed an unconvincing draw. Where is the will? Where is the passion?where is the fire? If we can’t surpass a poor Spurs at home we wouldn’t be able to overcome lesser opponents as the season progresses. That is for sure.
    We are in a negative spiral under Emery.
    Wake up Untolders .We need Wenger back.

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