Doncaster Belles 0–9 Blackburn Rovers; Belles kids given brutal induction to FA Women’s Northern League at the hands of Blackburn Rovers For the Belles faithful, this must have been gut-wrenching to witness. The former Queens of English women’s football, reduced to such a pitiable state just three months after carrying off the WSL2Continue reading “Calamity Belles!”
Category Archives: Opinion
EDITORIAL: Soaring Lincoln City must bring back Lincoln Ladies
Resurgent Imps back from the brink – but lacking the final piece of comeback jigsaw LINCOLN CITY tasted Wembley glory this season, for the first time in their proud history. Okay, it might ‘only’ be the Checkatrade Trophy (or The Auto Windscreens Shield, in old money) but the fans are on cloudContinue reading “EDITORIAL: Soaring Lincoln City must bring back Lincoln Ladies”
EDITORIAL: HOT GOSS CUTS TO THE QUICK
PSST, word to the wise… everyone knows that GOSSIP is the single most destructive force in the universe. I know it, you know it, even the cats and dogs in the street know it. And if nothing else women’s football clubs are veritable lightening rods of gossip.
Op-ed: ‘Wiki Geeks’ locked in spiral of failure
Meet the small band of unfortunates who make up ‘Wikiproject Football’ – Wikipedia’s all-male cabal of soccer anoraks. There is an excellent Wikipedia ‘task force’ specialising in women’s football, with some talented and hard-working contributors. But their aims are frustrated at every turn by the handful of obsessed losers at the mainContinue reading “Op-ed: ‘Wiki Geeks’ locked in spiral of failure”
Report: Scotland’s moral right to the Women’s FA Cup
The real story of Eric Worthington and the Women’s FA Cup Annual Scotland–England match trophy was repurposed as English WFA Cup Women’s Football Archive sounds the pibroch for footballing justice England’s first ‘official’ match on home soil took place in the rarefied environs of Manor Park, Nuneaton on 23 June 1973.Continue reading “Report: Scotland’s moral right to the Women’s FA Cup”
Report: Suffragettes of Football, National Football Museum, Manchester, 7 March 2017
Or, England’s Lost Generation tells us what it was really like Our special correspondent ‘An Audience Observer’ writes from the front line of women’s football history… As part of International Women’s Week, the National Football Museum and the BBC teamed up to present a discussion panel with regard to the pioneers ofContinue reading “Report: Suffragettes of Football, National Football Museum, Manchester, 7 March 2017”
EURO 2017 Blog: Will Scotland be Aye Ready?
Crumbs from the funding table too little, too late for Scots soccer hopefuls Scotland women face an uphill task at the 2017 Euro Championships in the Netherlands CARDS ON THE TABLE: we desperately want Scotland’s women to succeed at Euro 17. Okay, almost our entire knowledge of Scotland and Scottish culture comesContinue reading “EURO 2017 Blog: Will Scotland be Aye Ready?”
Sunderland and the WSL – professionalism in English women’s football
One step forward, two steps back: debt-ridden Sunderland axe pro women’s setup Women’s Football Archive ponders the implications of Wearside giants Sunderland slashing their women’s team’s budget, at a time of make-or-break for the FA’s fledgling WSL project.
Guest blog: Scottish football held back by “man’s game” delusion
…Or, A man’s a man for a’ that A recent Edinburgh derby match gave ample insight into why Scottish football remains in the grubber.
Calling all Stattos
Football history buffs of the world, unite! AUTHORITATIVE football stats site RSSSF.com has published a list of the oldest and youngest players to play and score for their countries. Now the number crunchers behind the prestigious list, stattos of international repute, need your help to properly credit the women who should beContinue reading “Calling all Stattos”