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Author Archive for Suzanne Wrack

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Chelsea look to bridge the gap against Arsenal and reboot WSL title push

Emma Hayes’ side have to win their game against the Gunners to have a realistic chance of overhauling the leadersIf Chelsea lose at Arsenal on Sunday, their bid for a third Women’s Super League title will take a heavy hit. Things are tight at the top a…

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Numbers game: Arsenal hope to see off Chelsea WSL challenge despite smaller squad

The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, is down to 17 players before the crucial Women’s Super League game against Chelsea on SundayArsenal are top of the WSL, yet still in need of reinforcements. Joe Montemurro’s side face third-placed Chelsea at a sold-…

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Numbers game: Arsenal hope to see off Chelsea WSL challenge despite smaller squad

The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, is down to 17 players before the crucial Women’s Super League game against Chelsea on SundayArsenal are top of the WSL, yet still in need of reinforcements. Joe Montemurro’s side face third-placed Chelsea at a sold-…

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Crystal Palace keeper says she received sexist abuse from Coventry United fans

• Lucy Gillett says male fans abused her during Sunday’s game• Coventry United and FA are both set to investigate incidentThe Crystal Palace goalkeeper Lucy Gillett has said she was subjected to sexist abuse from male fans at Coventry United on Sunday….

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Crystal Palace keeper says she received sexist abuse from Coventry United fans

• Lucy Gillett says male fans abused her during Sunday’s game• Coventry United and FA are both set to investigate incidentThe Crystal Palace goalkeeper Lucy Gillett has said she was subjected to sexist abuse from male fans at Coventry United on Sunday….

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Arsenal Women not ready for Emirates, says manager Joe Montemurro

More sell-out crowds needed at Boreham Wood first, he saysAll tickets there sold for Sunday’s league game against ChelseaArsenal’s manager Joe Montemurro has described the 4,000 sell-out of Meadow Park for Sunday’s game against Chelsea as “fantastic” b…

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Why SheBelieves Cup really matters for England’s players and Phil Neville

With the Olympics looming and England’s form poor the games in the US in March carry significance – and a chance for revengeFriendly tournaments do not generally warrant much attention. The sponsored mini cup competitions that clubs sign up for in pre-…

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Why SheBelieves Cup really matters for England’s players and Phil Neville

With the Olympics looming and England’s form poor the games in the US in March carry significance – and a chance for revengeFriendly tournaments do not generally warrant much attention. The sponsored mini cup competitions that clubs sign up for in pre-…

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Underdog status suits Abbie McManus fine at Manchester United

Defender made switch last summer from Manchester City and thinks United can win silverware this seasonThe reaction to Emma Mitchell’s loan move from Arsenal to Tottenham for the remainder of the season hinted at a hardening in women’s football of the c…

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Phil Neville and England relishing tough task of SheBelieves Cup title defence

• England to face USA, Japan and Spain in March tournament• ‘It is a tournament we always look forward to in the calendar’England will launch their defence of the SheBelieves Cup against the world champions, the USA, on 5 March as Phil Neville continue…

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Now seems to be an odd time for Nick Cushing to leave Manchester City | Suzanne Wrack

Departing midway through the season with two domestic cups and the WSL title up for grabs implies the City Football Group are prioritising New York City rather than their women’s sideThe mid-season departure of the Manchester City women manager, Nick C…

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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Emma Mitchell’s move to Spurs makes sense in weird world of club rivalries

Defender’s switch from Arsenal has hit a nerve but lack of historical enmity means it is not controversial in the slightestWhen the defender Emma Mitchell’s loan move from Arsenal to Tottenham was announced last Friday, it divided opinion. For some, it…

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Casey Stoney lauds Manchester United’s response to life in fast lane

Promoted side’s first few months in WSL have exceeded expectations, says delighted managerMost promoted sides, paired away with last season’s runners-up in their opening match in the top flight, would not be particularly upset by a 1-0 defeat. But that…

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Manchester City’s Keira Walsh: ‘I thought: do I want to play football any more?’

The England midfielder says the criticism she received at the World Cup hurt but that she is back enjoying herself as the WSL returns after the winter breakEngland’s World Cup semi-final exit hit hard and the hangover has been lengthy for everyone invo…

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Manchester City’s Keira Walsh: ‘I thought: do I want to play football any more?’

The England midfielder says the criticism she received at the World Cup hurt but that she is back enjoying herself as the WSL returns after the winter breakEngland’s World Cup semi-final exit hit hard and the hangover has been lengthy for everyone invo…

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Women’s football has seen a decade of progress but there is much more to do | Suzanne Wrack

There is real optimism in the game but while attitudes generally have changed dramatically not everyone is on the same pageWomen’s football has come a very long way in a decade. Ten years ago there existed an indifference towards the few women who chos…

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Women’s football has seen a decade of progress but there is much more to do | Suzanne Wrack

There is real optimism in the game but while attitudes generally have changed dramatically not everyone is on the same pageWomen’s football has come a very long way in a decade. Ten years ago there existed an indifference towards the few women who chos…

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Powerful photographs perfectly illustrate rise of women’s sport | Suzanne Wrack

Megan Rapinoe’s celebration is among the images from 2019 that point towards a parity in how male and female athletes are coveredFrom the viral delight of UCLA Bruins gymnast Katelyn Ohashi during her perfect 10 floor routine, to the tears of Katarina …