Belles beaten as Arsenal move to brink of first title Wheelchair-bound boxer Michael Watson on the Highbury turf, surrounded by chart-toppers Aswad Classic match report: nouveau riche Gunners edge out Belles before record Highbury crowd December’s bumper 3,256 crowd at Brighton’s AMEX Stadium left women’s soccer stattos scratching their noggins. Was itContinue reading “Match: Arsenal 2–1 Doncaster Belles, 28 March 1993, Highbury Stadium”
Clare Wheatley: Buccaneering left-back who overcame injury to become an Arsenal icon Born: 4 February 1971, Kingston upon Thames Position: Left-back Debut: Croatia (A) 18 April 1996 Occupation: PE teacher (1996) Ten years as a player and ten more as an off-field exec have made Clare Wheatley part of the furniture atContinue reading “Players: Clare Wheatley”
Debbie Bampton: Highly-decorated midfield powerhouse Born: 7 October 1961, Sidcup Position: Midfielder Debut: Netherlands (A) 30 September 1978 Occupation: Cashier (1981), Selector (1982), Courier (1987), Footballer (1988), Postwoman (2005) Right… where to start with this one!? A Hall of Famer with an MBE for services to women’s football. Six Women’s FA CupContinue reading “Players: Debbie Bampton”
The making of a champion: England and GB captain Casey Stoney [Photo removed by request] A look back at Casey Stoney’s start in the game with Chelsea: where England’s durable ex-skipper forged the mental toughness which separates good players from great ones.
Linda Whitehead Linda Whitehead: A lifetime’s dedication to women’s football in England The smiling public face of the Women’s Football Association from 1980 to 1993, who later served Millwall Lionesses and Arsenal Ladies with distinction. Whitehead is a diligent and well-regarded sports administrator. With her contribution stretching across four decades, icon WhiteheadContinue reading “Administrator: Linda Whitehead”
Arsenal Ladies are an MK Dons–style FRANCHISE, put together in Islington, 1987.