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Evenin' all.

So how many of you know that Liverpool FC has a ladies team and that they play in the top women's league in England, the WSL?

How many of you follow the team's performances?

Do any of you go to the games in Skem or to the aways?

Did you know it costs only a few quid to get in?

Do you know anyone who plays for them, as in friends or colleagues?

Would you be interested in getting involved more, in promoting the team on RAWK, going to the games and reporting on what you see and experience?

We want to hear from you - here or in PM, we don't mind - we want to increase the profile of the ladies' team - they could really do with our support - and with 36,000+ registered members, there must be a couple of you close to this! Yes?

More information will be added to this thread in the coming days - player profiles, history of the team, match reports (sadly, they just lost this evening by a solitary goal to Everton, a team with more than a modicum of pedigree at this level) and much, much more. If it grows enough, we might even give it a sub-forum but for it take off properly, we need your input.

We're looking forward to hearing from you! :scarf

PS - this is a thread with a "(*)" tag - most of you will know what that means - anyone who doesn't know and posts *ANYTHING* derogatory or misogynistic on this subject will soon find out in no uncertain terms exactly what the * means.

I consider myself fortunate to have been involved in women's football for some years and I thoroughly enjoy watching it, having coached many players in the past and seen them develop from beginners to playing at the top of their game. This thread will not be allowed to descend into a "men's game v women's game" farce - neither shall it be allowed to read like the letters page of FHM or Nutz. Cheers! :wave

Good shout this, I was aware of them but would be interested in learning more. Nice one.

Great idea. I follow their results but other than that don't know too much about the team.

Match report from Carly Baldwin (profile on her to follow at some point, I am sure ;) )

Everton (1) v Liverpool (0), Wednesday July 27th 2011, Arriva Stadium, Crosby (attendance c1,000).

"Liverpool’s lack of potency in front of goal again proved costly as they were edged out by a Natasha Dowie goal in the Merseyside derby.
Robbie Johnson’s side have now failed to score in five of their nine WSL fixtures, and, in truth, Everton may feel they could have won this contest by a bigger margin.
Liverpool started well but were unable to put Rachel Brown under any kind of pressure before the home side began to dominate.
First Vicky Jones then Danielle Gibbons denied Everton an opener around the 20 minute mark, as Jones slid in to block a Dowie effort, before Liverpool’s young goalkeeper turned a Toni Duggan strike around the near post.
On the half hour, Everton’s dominance did tell, but Liverpool will have felt that Dowie’s goal was preventable. Good work by Duggan down the left led to a harmless looking cross, but Dowie beat both Vicky Jones and Gibbons to the ball to turn it into the net.
Duggan almost doubled the lead when she headed Becky Easton’s cross narrowly over, before Liverpool finally registered a shot on target at the other end.
A strong run by Littlejohn ended with the ball breaking to Kelly Jones, but the energetic midfielder couldn’t get a true enough connection on her shot to trouble Brown.
Duggan then wasted another headed chance, this time directing her effort straight at Gibbons.
Despite the dominance of the hosts, the Reds should have gone into the break level. A 43rd minute Michelle Evans corner was met by Nicola Twohig, but, from around six yards, she could only head over the bar.
Half Time: Everton 1-0 Liverpool.
The combination of Dowie and Duggan again proved dangerous in the second half, as the home side tried to put the game to bed with a second.
That killer goal nearly arrived on the hour as Dowie latched onto a Jody Handley through ball before firing narrowly wide of Gibbon’s far post.
Minutes later, Vicky Jones and Sam Chappell both produced last ditch clearances to keep Everton out – Jones blocking Unitt’s shot and Chappell heading Duggan’s cross clear from underneath her own bar.
Ruesha Littlejohn’s tireless forward work nearly produced a Liverpool chance on 67 minutes, but her shot was tame after she broke from the halfway line.
Duggan then skewed a shot wide of the near post before Everton substitute Gwennan Harries was inches wide with a spectacular half volley.
The introduction of Nicki Harding added more impetus to the Reds’ attacks, but Everton nearly doubled their lead with a freak goal on 75 minutes.
Gibbons’ clearance was blocked by Dowie, but as the ball trickled goalwards it appeared to lose pace and Gibbons retrieved it comfortably a foot in front of her line.
Substitute Cheryl Foster almost salvaged a point at the death, but Brown was able to smother her shot.
The defeat – in front of over 1000 people at Crosby – leaves Liverpool rooted to the bottom of the WSL table ahead of Sunday’s clash with Bristol Academy.
Full Time: Everton 1-0 Liverpool

For more information Liverpool Ladies FC, visit and get involved!

Twelfth Man:
I must admit I watched the Women's World Cup and was rather impressed by the skill, and technical ability. I doubt I will ever get to see the men's team play in this lifetime, the female team if they are in London might be worth seeing. More info appreciated. (Trying desperately to avoid any sexist jokes)


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