When Matt Wright shocked Chichester City two years ago by revealing he was standing down as manager he said his successor would prove an even better boss and would take his beloved team into the FAW Premier League Southern the following season. Continue reading
West Ham United became the second Premier League club in a week to lose their captain when Stacey Little and almost half the team walked out after a clash with manager Marc Nurse. Continue reading
Portsmouth are maintaining a virtual silence over the shock axing of two of their star players, former captain Charley Wilson and goalkeeper Sadie Blakely. Continue reading
Months – no, years – of toil on and off the field by an awful lot of people involved in women’s football will hopefully reap their reward on Sunday when the two best teams in the women’s winter game meet for the right to become the first to gain promotion to the Super League. Continue reading
Sent Her Forward analysis: anatomy of a league title
When Perry Northeast and his then joint-manager, Katie Poore, led Portsmouth to the brink of a Premier League title success in their debut season at the helm before falling just short, they analysed the reasons for their eventual shortcoming. Continue reading
Portsmouth (Kempson pen, Frampton, Hillier) 3-1 West Ham United (Little)
Portsmouth are the Premier League champions.
Twelve months after watching Coventry City’s jubilant players and officials celebrate their last-day league triumph on Pompey territory, it was the turn of Perry Northeast’s team to sing, to dance, and to pronounce: “We are the champions.” Continue reading
Showdown Sunday: a Sent Her Forward special report
They’re going to win the league. By 3.45pm or thereabouts on Sunday, the South’s best team in the women’s winter game will be crowned Premier League champions.
Moreover, whoever emerges triumphant out of Portsmouth or Brighton will have the opportunity not only to compete for the title of best Premier League team in England but also for a place in the promised land – where both clubs believe they belong – the FA Women’s Super League. Continue reading