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Category: Women’s Super League

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Chris Kirkland takes charge of Liverpool Women after Redfearn resignation

• Redfearn exits after three months and two matches in charge• Liverpool lost 5-0 to Arsenal in WSL opener last weekendChris Kirkland has taken caretaker charge of Liverpool Women following the shock resignation of head coach Neil Redfearn, after just …

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Vivianne Miedema makes a strong start to the new season for Arsenal while Kelly Chambers impresses at ReadingIn her first season in the WSL Vivianne Miedema did not quite live up to expectations, which were sky high after she top-scored for the Netherl…

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Manchester City stifle Ji So Yun to earn draw with Chelsea in WSL opener

• Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City• High intensity but no goals in meeting of last season’s top twoChelsea’s manager Emma Hayes was critical of this possibly title-defining league opener against Manchester City coming so soon after an important round of int…

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Chelsea v Manchester City: Women’s Super League – live!

Women’s Super League: five things to look out for this seasonTime right for WSL revolution but mainstream is a tough askAny thoughts? You can email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.12pm BST 10 mins: Parris wins a header not far from halfway and Eriksson …

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Time right for WSL revolution but niche to mainstream is a tough ask | Louise Taylor

A fully professional Women’s Super League could change the game beyond recognition if problems are properly tackledWomen’s football in England takes a great leap forward on Sunday when the Women’s Super League kicks off. Advocates of a radically restru…

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FA Women’s Super League: a club-by-club guide

From Arsenal to Yeovil, we run through the prospects for each of the top division’s 11 sides as the WSL season kicks offJoe Montemurro, Arsenal’s charismatic Australian manager, hopes to end his first full season in charge by finishing above Chelsea an…

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Women’s Super League: five things to look out for this season | Rachel Brown-Finnis

Arsenal should push Chelsea, who appear favourites to retain their title, while Lauren Hemp can impress at Manchester CityChelsea won the league last season and I think they will do it again, with strong competition from Manchester City and Arsenal. Ci…

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Manchester City ready for ‘war’ with Chelsea in Women’s Super League

Jill Scott says rivalry between the clubs is ‘getting stronger every year’ as contenders prepare to meet in first game of new seasonThe Women’s Super League season begins this weekend with two of the favourites meeting on Sunday. Manchester City visit …

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Women’s Super League is here – and it already has winners and losers

England’s top football league is fully professional for the first time, but some clubs have suffered from the new rulesWomen’s football in England has quietly recorded a series of landmarks this year: the FA Cup final was attended by a record 45,000 pe…

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Thanks Zaha, but female footballers really need a proper funding system | Chris Paouros

Why should a female team have to rely on the charity of a male player? For the game to thrive, attitudes must changeWomen can now, finally, earn a living playing football. The England and Scotland women’s teams have just qualified for the World Cup and…

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‘I’m a pro’: Women’s Super League marks new era with short film – video

The newly restructured FA Women’s Super League begins on 9 September when it becomes fully professional for the first time. All players will now be requires to be full-time and several new licensing criteria has been introduced for the eleven sides com…

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Nick Cushing convinced Manchester City will learn from last season

After missing out on silverware, the Manchester City manager has strengthened his squad to aid their challengeAt the start of the year Manchester City were flying. With the side unbeaten in all competitions and two points ahead of Chelsea, their neares…

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Nick Cushing convinced Manchester City will learn from last season

After missing out on silverware, the Manchester City manager has strengthened his squad to aid their challengeAt the start of the year Manchester City were flying. With the side unbeaten in all competitions and two points ahead of Chelsea, their neares…

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Jill Scott and Ann-Katrin Berger are named joint WSL Players of the Year

• Chelsea’s Emma Hayes takes coach award after winning double• Berger diagnosed with thyroid cancer in NovemberJill Scott and Ann-Katrin Berger have been named as the joint Women’s Super League Players’ Players of the Year. Related: From Manchester Uni…

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Sunderland’s new owner likely to appeal demotion of women’s team

• Stewart Donald likely to go to arbitration by 11 June• Women’s side likely to have to start season in third tierSunderland’s new owner, Stewart Donald, has voiced concern for the fate of his club’s women’s team and indicated that Melanie Copeland and…

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Women’s league revamp inevitably throws up winners and losers | Suzanne Wrack

West Ham make a giant leap, Manchester United come into the fold while Sunderland and Southampton are among the sides left disappointed after the application processAfter months of speculation and anxious waiting it is finally known which teams will be…

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West Ham the big winners, Sunderland key losers in women’s football revamp

• West Ham get place in 11-team Women’s Super League• Sunderland denied spot in top two divisions in FA restructureA mixture of anger and joy greeted the Football Association’s revelation of its redrawn women’s league pyramid on Monday morning.If the d…

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D-day for Women’s Super League places arrives amid fears and anger

The fate of teams who applied for berths in the remodelled top two tiers of women’s football will be announced on MondayAs Riteesh Mishra emerges from his dugout at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, the crowd will be treated to the extremely rare sight…

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Sunderland women face uncertain future thanks to divorce process | Louise Taylor

Following a split from their male counterparts’ club, players do not yet know what division they will be playing in next season, but opponents Yeovil have reasons for optimismShortly after the final whistle blew, Yeovil Town’s manager stood in the midd…

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Manchester City seek to salvage season with Champions League place

In April Nick Cushing’s charges were on course for the treble of WSL, FA Cup and Champions League. A few weeks later and securing second place is all that remains open to themWhen Manchester City announced that their women’s team would be embarking on …