Match: England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 PSO), 27 May 1984, Kenilworth Road

Kenilworth Road 27 May 1984 – England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 on penalties)   Linda Curl’s cracker levels the tie but Swedes edge it on penalties   Classic match report: Sweden win the first ever UEFA Women’s Euro, but brave England push them all the way     Women’s Football Archive Exclusive: the definitive account ofContinue reading “Match: England 1–0 Sweden (3–4 PSO), 27 May 1984, Kenilworth Road”

Mundialito Femminile ’84 – The Little World Cup

Martin Reagan’s beaten Euro 84 finalists square off against Belgium, West Germany and Italy in Jesolo and Caorle     In the days before the FIFA Women’s World Cup there was the Mundialito…   An invitational tourney along the lines of the latter day Cyprus or Algarve Cups, it was a much bigger deal thanContinue reading “Mundialito Femminile ’84 – The Little World Cup”

Players: Maureen Reynolds

Maureen Martin (née Reynolds): Teak-tough England defender and Cup-winning Norwich manager     Born: c.1952, Norwich Position: Defender Debut: Belgium (A) 1 May 1980 Occupation: Office manager (1981), Company director (1986)   It’s one of life’s mysteries how certain people seem to have extra hours in their day. While some of us can spend entireContinue reading “Players: Maureen Reynolds”

Five players NOT in the English Football Hall of Fame

…who should be!   National Football Museum’s ‘one female’ policy reeks of tokenism   Recently-retired Arsenal stalwart Faye White was named in the English Football Hall of Fame this month. While Kelly Smith and Rachel Brown are nailed-on certs to join White in the next couple of years. Who could begrudge these warriors their placeContinue reading “Five players NOT in the English Football Hall of Fame”

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”

Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi (part 2)

Ullevi 12 May 1984 – Sweden 1–0 England   Pia Sundhage’s header beats England in first leg of Euro 84 final   Classic match report: Martin Reagan’s brave England stay in touch for second leg in Luton     Part two in a two-part series: profiling England’s classic Euro 1984 final defeat by Sweden. EnglandContinue reading “Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi (part 2)”

Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi

Ullevi 12 May 1984 – Sweden 1–0 England   Pia Sundhage’s header beats England in first leg of Euro 84 final   Classic match report: Martin Reagan’s brave England stay in touch for second leg in Luton     Part one in a two-part series: profiling England’s classic Euro 1984 final defeat by Sweden. EnglandContinue reading “Match: Sweden 1–0 England, 12 May 1984, Ullevi”

Match: Lowestoft 2–0 Cleveland, 1 May 1982, Loftus Road

Loftus Road 1 May 1982 – Lowestoft Ladies 2–0 Cleveland Ladies   Woe for Cleveland as Lowestoft’s Linda Curl and Angie Poppy put a new name on the Women’s FA Cup   Classic match report: Spartans dashed by Waves who secure 1982 WFA Cup     In May 1982 goals from Linda Curl (26) andContinue reading “Match: Lowestoft 2–0 Cleveland, 1 May 1982, Loftus Road”

Players: Linda Curl

Linda Curl   Born: c.1962, Norwich Position: Striker Debut: Switzerland (H) 28 April 1977 Occupation: Policewoman (1988)   The Lioness of Arco: a long-serving striking legend with an insatiable appetite for goals.   Norwich police officer who was a player for the big occasion—with the medals to prove it—and a loyal servant to the EnglishContinue reading “Players: Linda Curl”