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The Frustum System - Women's Leagues and Cups 2018/19

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    #26
    BBC Sport's headline at the moment reads "England's Nobbs out of women's cup".

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      #27
      Bad weather affected the fourth round of the FA Cup, so not all ties are settled yet. The rearranged ones will be played this Sunday. Man Utd have technically caused an upset, as that is a Championship team knocking out a WSL side in Brighton.

      Levels on the Frustum are shown in brackets.

      Loughborough Foxes (3) – Sheffield United (2)
      Charlton Athletic (2) – Huddersfield Town (3)
      Stoke City (3) – Aston Villa (2)
      Yeovil Town (1) – Birmingham City (1)
      Millwall Lionesses (2) – Lewes FC (2)
      Durham (2) – Cardiff City (3)
      Reading (1) – Keynsham Town (4)
      Liverpool (1) – Milton Keynes Dons (3)

      Brighton & Hove Albion (1) 0–2 Manchester United (2)
      West Ham United (1) 3–1 Blackburn Rovers (3)
      Manchester City (1) 3–0 Watford (3)
      AFC Wimbledon (4) 0–3 Bristol City (1)
      Crystal Palace (2) 0–3 Tottenham Hotspur (2)
      Everton (1) 0–2 Chelsea (1)
      Crawley Wasps (4) 0–4 Arsenal (1)
      Leicester City Women (2) 0–2 London Bees (2)


      The fifth round is due to be played on Sunday 17th, with the draw below.

      Liverpool (1) / Milton Keynes Dons (3) – Millwall Lionesses (2) / Lewes FC (2)
      Bristol City (1) – Durham (2) / Cardiff City (3)
      Reading (1) / Keynsham Town (4) – Yeovil Town (1) / Birmingham City (1)
      Chelsea (1) – Arsenal (1)
      Manchester United (2) – London Bees (2)
      West Ham United (1) – Charlton Athletic (2) / Huddersfield Town (3)
      Stoke City (3) / Aston Villa (2) – Loughborough Foxes (3) / Sheffield United (2)
      Tottenham Hotspur (2) – Manchester City (1)

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        #28
        First semi final of the Continental Cup (essentially the Carabao Cup equivalent) between Chelsea and Man City is live and free here:

        https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...80805138628010

        Arsenal play Man Utd in the other semi final tomorrow.

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          #29
          Originally posted by Kevin S View Post
          First semi final of the Continental Cup (essentially the Carabao Cup equivalent) between Chelsea and Man City is live and free here:

          https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...80805138628010

          Arsenal play Man Utd in the other semi final tomorrow.
          And Man United performed creditably in defeat against a side going for the Super League title - obviously their parachuting into the Championship has been highly controversial, but best that they actually make an effort on this occasion, rather than the lip service of the previous incarnation.

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            #30
            Well this is just terribly sad: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47339408

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              #31
              Oh that's awful news. Her poor family.

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                #32
                Barclays to become title sponsors of the WSL.

                https://twitter.com/JoCurrie/status/1108307283463860225

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                  #33
                  FA Cup semi final draw, ties to be played 14 April:

                  Reading v West Ham, 12:30, Live on BBC Red Button and iPlayer
                  Man City v Chelsea, 3:30, Live on BBC Two

                  The Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 4 May (5.30pm) and will be broadcast live on BBC One.

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                    #34
                    Meanwhile - for the 0% and 100% thread I suppose - in tier 3, National Premier North, Bradford City have lost all 20 of their matches so far. While in tier 4, National Div.1 Midlands, West Brom have won 15/15.

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                      #35
                      Blimey - PSG hoolies rocked up in SW London: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47661471

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                        #36
                        PSG are protesting and contesting the facts, claiming that any "vandalism" pre-dated their visit and the that the alleged contraband was minimal.

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                          #37
                          Yes, I saw that.

                          I'm not sure how often Kingsmeadow has been randomly daubed with PSG graffiti in the past, their fans being relatively thin on the ground in Norbiton, so I think that it's probably fair enough to posit a link between the damage and the presence of their fans in the area ahead of the game.

                          The drugs might have been minimal but we don't have an acceptable lower limit for knives and knuckledusters in this country.

                          TBH, I don't mind clubs backing their fans as they're increasingly tending to do when the supporters appear to have been unfairly treated, but PSG's statement is wholly one-sided and uncritical.

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                            #38
                            Yeovil in administration.
                            https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/amp/football/47640276

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                              #39
                              If I remember correctly, they talked before the season started about how the costs of being a full time pro WSL 1 side would be a very serious stretch. It never sounded like there was going to be enough income to cover the expenditures. Basically it appears that, at the moment, a top flight Women's side can only exist at the largesse of a Men's Premier Division outfit. And largesse is something that can always and easily be withdrawn...
                              The new sponsorship deal can't come soon enough. Women's Football has to grow through this stage and become financially self-sustaining*, otherwise it will never escape the ghetto it's currently in.

                              * - baring the adoption of something like a 10-year agreement to make an annual exchange of solidarity payments between the WSL and PL. Say 1% of the TV revenues of each...

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                                #40
                                Absolutely inevitable. From the moment WSL2 was introduced the other year it was clear the FA's plans only suited those clubs who were backed by large men's sides. Done purely on perceived marketability and at the detriment of the majority of the long-standing women's clubs who established the sport when the FA abandoned it.

                                The problem with the new sponsorship is that it will surely only widen the gap between those at the top table and the rest. Doncaster Rovers Belles this week agreed to come under the town's Club Doncaster sporting umbrella which will hopefully bring them some benefits in terms of sponsorship, but I can't see that they'll ever return to the top flight again now.

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                                  #41
                                  The way that the WSL treated Doncaster Belles (and to a lesser extent Sheffield FC) is nothing sort of disgraceful. I really want to be positive about the rise of women's football (and big picture I absolutely am) but it seems like the administration is taking its cues from the men's game which really sucks. Money first.

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                                    #42
                                    West Ham ask the Premier League to bring forward the kick-off time of their Men's league match on Women's Cup Final day so that fans can go to Wembley to watch them play Man City. The Premier League says 'no'. Well done West Ham in assuming that at least some of their fans support the club, and not just the Men's 1st XI. And bollocks to the Premier League for not giving the Women's game any consideration.

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                                      #43
                                      Well said, Janik. Man City have the relative luxury of their Premier League match being on the Monday instead. I hope the Hammers still manage to get plenty through the gates for the Cup Final.

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