From the 2015 FA Cup to beating Barça: Emma Hayes’s best Chelsea moments


There has been no shortage of stunning games during manager’s spell at club. Here are 10 of the most memorable Chelsea secured their inaugural FA Cup on a historic day with a 1-0 victory over Notts County. The final was held at Wembley Stadium for the first time and drew a record crowd of 30,710. […]

Why did Arsenal let Vivianne Miedema leave on a free at 27?


What makes the situation most striking is Arsenal’s apparent willingness to allow the Dutch star’s contract to run out Moving the Goalposts: sign up for our free newsletter “Miedema … still Miedema … magnificent Miedema.” A line of commentary that could be used to sum up most of Vivianne Miedema’s 125 goals in an Arsenal […]

Bristol City’s relegation hammers home stark financial realities of WSL


As one of two WSL sides without Premier League backing this term, Lauren Smith’s team were up against it from the start Moving the Goalposts: sign up for our free newsletter As the clock hit full time at Ashton Gate on Sunday evening, Bristol City finally succumbed to the inevitable. Relegation was confirmed after a […]

Unearthed stories of ‘Lost Lionesses’ and Copa 71 expose past injustice


In shining a light on how female players were mocked and marginalised, documentary serves as a vital history lesson Moving the Goalposts: sign up for our free newsletter Last Friday night, Keira Walsh led England out in front of 63,000 fans under the iconic Wembley arch. It was by no means the biggest occasion for […]

Pride and patience: Lotte Wubben-Moy forces her way into England fold


The defender credited Sarina Wiegman’s guidance after making a first competitive start since 2021 in the draw with Sweden When Lotte Wubben-Moy walked out at Wembley against Sweden there can be little doubt about the pride she was feeling. Named in England’s starting lineup in a competitive match for the first time since November 2021, […]

Mercury/13: the group aiming to ‘rethink football ownership’


Women’s football consortium has made Como its first club and wants a global stable that unlocks game’s commercial potential Moving the Goalposts: sign up for our free newsletter On a March morning on the shores of Lake Como, a piece of history was made. Mercury/13, a new ownership consortium that focuses purely on women’s football, […]

Three-way Glasgow title fight delivers drama amid women’s football boom


Rangers and Celtic, who meet at Ibrox on Sunday, are battling with Glasgow City as game draws big crowds and investment Almost two years have passed since the clubs involved in the top two tiers of women’s football in Scotland elected to change course. Since separating from Scottish Women’s Football and moving under the auspices […]

Skinner takes flak as Manchester United Women fail to build on promise | Sophie Downey


High-profile departures and WSL defeats have led to unhappy fans although domestic cups still offer hope of success There is a storm brewing on the red side of Manchester. A tempestuous concoction of disappointing results, off-field issues and a club in flux has led to pressure being heaped on Manchester United’s manager Marc Skinner in […]