Just when you thought 2020 was bad enough, the first week of 2021 has gotten off to a rather tricky start for women’s football. As fans of the game first of all, it has been tough to follow and process as confusion, frustration and at times anger has swelled. To those who say the women’s game is boring, strap in.
The FAWSL returned to a sunshine-filled Hive in North London as Tottenham hosted Reading. Both sides were coming into this game on the backs of defeats in the league cup mid-week and both knowing they had a big shot to get points on the board.
This 2019/20 Vitality FA Women’s Cup Final understandably had a totally different feel to it. Wembley Way was without its throng of fans and the expectant buzz. Wembley echoed with the emptiness; the sounds focused on the discussions of players and coaches as the teams warmed up.