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Author Archive for Suzanne Wrack

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Team GB footballers aim high despite lack of games in frustrating buildup

The standard of competition at the Olympics is sky high but Hege Riise’s England-dominated side will strive for goldIt may well be an overused phrase, but there certainly are no easy matches at the Olympics’ women’s tournament. Just 12 nations compete …

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Women’s transfer window: all the major deals while Euro 2020 was on

There have been nearly 300 deals involving clubs in the top five leagues. We pick out the main onesArsenal have signed the Japan forward Mana Iwabuchi from Aston Villa after a lengthy courtship of the 2011 World Cup winner. Iwabuchi was going to join A…

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‘United in our decision’ – Team GB footballers to take knee at Olympics

‘An important symbol of protest against discrimination’Houghton, Ingle and Little named as three joint captainsThe Team GB women’s football team have confirmed they will take a knee ahead of kick-off during the Tokyo Olympics and selected three captain…

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‘United in our decision’ – Team GB footballers to take knee at Olympics

‘An important symbol of protest against discrimination’Houghton, Ingle and Little named as three joint captainsThe Team GB women’s football team have confirmed they will take a knee ahead of kick-off during the Tokyo Olympics and selected three captain…

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Pitched battle: GB get another shot at football gold after nine-year wait

Preparations have been complicated verging on chaotic but Hege Riise’s squad is full of talentThere have been so many hurdles in the way of Team GB football success in Tokyo that their followers would be forgiven for feeling pessimistic about the team’…

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Chelsea agree fee to buy Lauren James from Manchester United

The fee is a record between two WSL clubsForward’s brother Reece plays for ChelseaLauren James will complete a long-expected move to Chelsea after the club agreed a fee with Manchester United for the 19-year-old forward.The deal is understood to be a r…

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Toni Duggan returns to Everton and states Champions League ambition

England forward leaves Atlético Madrid to rejoin childhood club‘Toni is a big-game player,’ says manager Willie KirkEngland forward Toni Duggan has rejoined Everton after an eight-year absence, signing a two-year deal that will keep her at the club unt…

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Manchester City sign Spain midfielder Vicky Losada from Barcelona

Champions League winner had Arsenal spell starting in 2015Women’s Super League ‘brings out the best in me’, says LosadaThe Champions League winner Vicky Losada has joined Manchester City on a two-year deal. The 30-year-old midfielder was captain of Bar…

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Women’s Super League: Hayes gets new Chelsea deal and Parris joins Arsenal

Manager Hayes ‘delighted’ to extend after successful seasonArsenal pay Lyon initial €80,000 to sign forward ParrisEmma Hayes has signed a new contract with Chelsea after leading the team to a first Champions League final and winning the Women’s Super L…

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Uefa signs Women’s Champions League free live streaming deal with Dazn

Global sports platform Dazn signs four-year-deal with UefaAll games in first two seasons will be on new YouTube channelUefa has signed a groundbreaking rights deal for the Women’s Champions League that will mean the competition is streamed live for fre…

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Scott Booth leaves Glasgow City to take Birmingham City Women manager’s job

WSL club appoint 49-year-old Scot on three-year-dealBooth led Glasgow City to six successive SWPL titlesThe Women’s Super League side Birmingham City have appointed the former Scotland international Scott Booth as their new manager. The 49–year-old has…

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Arsenal Women take Jonas Eidevall from Rosengård as new manager

He has won trophies in two spells with Swedish club Eidevall is 38 and began his coaching career at 23Arsenal have appointed Jonas Eidevall as their manager. The 38-year-old joins from the Swedish club Rosengård, who reached the quarter-finals of the W…

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Daniëlle van de Donk leaves Arsenal and joins mammoth Lyon overhaul

Dutch forward’s contract expired at Arsenal after six yearsLyon also sign Christiane Endler and Signe BruunLyon have announced the signings of the goalkeeper Christiane Endler and the forwards Signe Bruun and Daniëlle van de Donk to kickstart the big s…

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Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw ready to play inspirational role at Manchester City

Jamaica’s record scorer has endured a ‘long and tough’ journey to the top and hopes her success can motivate othersJamaica’s record goalscorer Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw describes herself as a “simple but very unpredictable player” when asked what fans shoul…

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Carly Telford called up by Team GB despite not being on standby list

Chelsea reserve replaces injured Karen BardsleyTelford defends decision not to leave WSL championsCarly Telford said she is honoured to have been called up to the Team GB squad for the Olympics following injury to Karen Bardsley but understands that he…

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Passing the torch: Team GB’s Nikita Parris follows her sister into Olympics

Footballer watched her sister Natasha Jonas box at London 2012 and is targeting gold with Team GB at the Tokyo GamesWhen Nikita Parris watched the 2012 Olympics as a fan, she had one eye on the debut of the Team GB women’s football team. The other was …

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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Jill Scott on her Team GB return: ‘I had more to give – old is in gold’

The veteran midfielder is thrilled her choice of seeking playing time on loan at Everton has resulted in another shot at an Olympics After making just two starts in Manchester City’s first 10 league games of the season, Jill Scott decided to join Evert…

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Former England winger Karen Carney humbled after Hall of Fame award

Carney inducted at Wembley into National Football Museum ‘I didn’t know anything about today so I was really surprised’The former England winger Karen Carney said she felt humbled after she was unexpectedly whisked to Wembley to be inducted into the Na…

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Bardsley a surprise choice in Team GB women’s Olympic football squad

Fifteen England players included in 18-strong squadNo Cuthbert, Nobbs, Mead, Greenwood or Beth EnglandFive 2012 Olympians have been included in the 18-player Team GB women’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The England captain Steph Houghton, …