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Category: Women’s Super League

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No coronavirus financial support for struggling top women’s teams, says FA

Women’s Super League and Championship clubs must pay players during lockdown, with FA determined to finish current seasonThe FA has told struggling Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship teams there is no financial support available and that it …

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FA preparing for possibility top women’s teams will fold because of coronavirus

Talks to be held about possible new Championship licencesWomen’s seasons below top two divisions voidedCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe Football Association is preparing for the possibility that teams in the Women’s Su…

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‘Statement of intent’: Chelsea Women land Germany’s Melanie Leupolz

Midfielder agrees three-year deal from 2020-21 seasonEmma Hayes hails signing of Bayern Munich playerChelsea have agreed a deal to sign the Germany midfielder Melanie Leupolz. The Bayern Munich captain will join from the 2020-21 season on a three-year …

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Women’s game is now riddled with uncertainty for clubs and players

Most players are on short contracts, and because of coronavirus some teams may also find themselves cut adrift by their parent clubsIt has been said repeatedly, recently, that football, like many other things, no longer exists in a bubble. No area of s…

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Arsenal’s Joe Montemurro returns to Australia for family reasons

Aaron D’Antino and Leanne Hall take charge in interimIt is not yet known when Montemurro will be backJoe Montemurro is set to miss a number of matches after Arsenal Women confirmed he has returned to Australia for “family reasons”.Montemurro, 50, took …

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

Everton start new era with nightmare, Liverpool’s slide shames the Premier League leaders, and Spurs happily eye next seasonManchester City and Chelsea played out a brilliant 3-3 draw, full of relentless end-to-end action, quality play, and the pendulu…

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Manchester City and Chelsea share points after six-goal WSL thriller

If ever there was an advert for the quality of the Women’s Super League, this was it. In a gut-busting end-to-end encounter between league leaders Manchester City and an unbeaten Chelsea, in which Georgia Stanway bagged the league’s 2000th goal, every …

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

Women’s Super League updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offOld Trafford picked to stage opening of Women’s Euro 2021And feel free to email Daniel or tweet him @DanielHarris 1.39pm GMT To get you in the mood. 1.35pm GMT City have opted against starting Paul…

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Manchester City have Europe in their sights as Alan Mahon keeps it simple

Emma Hayes’s Chelsea unbeaten in WSL this seasonMatch is chance to compare Ellen White with Beth EnglandWho says Manchester City will not be in the Champions League next season? And who on earth claims they cannot win the title this spring? Alan Mahon’…

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Manchester City have Europe in their sights as Alan Mahon keeps it simple

Emma Hayes’s Chelsea unbeaten in WSL this seasonMatch is chance to compare Ellen White with Beth EnglandWho says Manchester City will not be in the Champions League next season? And who on earth claims they cannot win the title this spring? Alan Mahon’…

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Chelsea’s Fran Kirby reveals debilitating virus is cause of mystery absence

Forward says pericarditis left her devoid of energy26-year-old has been absent for three monthsThe England forward Fran Kirby has revealed details of the debilitating medical condition that has sidelined her for much of the season and left her sleeping…

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Miedema double sees off Liverpool and keeps Arsenal in WSL title race

A thumping header from Vivianne Miedema helped a makeshift Arsenal stay in the Women’s Super League title race with a tough 3-2 win at struggling Liverpool.The home team took a surprise lead through Rinsola Babajide early on but Arsenal struck back wit…

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Mitchell’s 35-yarder fires Spurs back from red to WSL point against Everton

Everton missed out on the chance to overtake Manchester United in their race to be best of the rest in the Women’s Super League as a stunning long-range free-kick from Arsenal loanee Emma Mitchell with 12 minutes remaining – just after the home side ha…

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Women’s Super League, Championship, Scottish Premiership: clockwatch – live!

Live updates from all Wednesday’s matchesScoreboard: follow all the goals as they go in!Why won’t clubs invest properly in WSL teams?Get in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.52pm GMT Bit quiet with the winter break, isn’t it? In a word, no. T…

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Why won’t clubs invest properly in their Women’s Super League teams?

Poor pitches, low wages and conditions far behind the men’s teams’ are common problems – and that needs to changeThe bubble is bursting. Professionalism has pushed the Women’s Super League to new heights, but that growth has stretched to the limit the …

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Man City v West Ham and Women’s Six Nations game called off due to Storm Ciara

Premier League tie and Scotland v England rugby postponedArsenal v Tottenham in WSL also cancelled due to weatherManchester City’s Premier League encounter against West Ham, which was scheduled to take place at 4.30pm GMT on Sunday, has been postponed …

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Goodison hosts first WSL match as Liverpool visit Everton for derby

Hopes that ground draws more than 20,000 fans 100 years after Dick, Kerr Ladies played St Helens there in front of 53,000When Willie Kirk’s Everton side step out on to the Goodison Park turf on Sunday there will be a feeling that things have come symbo…

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Goodison hosts first WSL match as Liverpool visit Everton for derby

Hopes that ground draws more than 20,000 fans 100 years after Dick, Kerr Ladies played St Helens there in front of 53,000When Willie Kirk’s Everton side step out on to the Goodison Park turf on Sunday there will be a feeling that things have come symbo…

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Vivianne Miedema: ‘A top men’s player coming out would help others’

Arsenal striker discusses lack of openly gay male playersWhy does it change the player if he is gay or not, she asksThe Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema believes it may take an elite men’s player to come out as gay for football to accept homosexuality….

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West Ham’s Gilly Flaherty: ‘People will be shocked because I’m always happy’

Club captain speaks publicly for the first time about the attempt to take her own life aged 17 and why it’s important to talk“It was the unknown,” says West Ham’s Gilly Flaherty. “I didn’t know what was going to happen when I went to hospital. If it wo…