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Elsie Johnson

Elsie is an ardent follower of everything football. Fascinated by professional football in Spain, England and Germany. She takes pleasure in penning down her opinion about a sport that has more lovers than haters.

PS: She loves Barcelona for making football look easier than it actually is.

Total articles: 44

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Womens Football
5 reasons the FA Women's Cup final is a must-see
10:00 Saturday 5th May 2018

While the men's FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea is eagerly anticipated, there's something equally as exciting cooking in the women’s kitchen. Arsenal and Chelsea prepare to clash for arguably the most prestigious…

Womens Football
Forget James Brown; it's a woman's world at Reading
08:30 Friday 4th May 2018

Berkshire is blessed with two popular teams, one in each of England's football pyramids. Reading is ably represented in Championship and Women's Super League (WSL 1). While the men have been in existence for a century-and-a-half…

Womens Football
Four English women footballers doing brilliantly abroad
12:10 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Like fish out of water, English footballers struggle to do well abroad. The days of Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, David Beckham and Owen Hargreaves are long gone. Today, no member of the Three Lions first team plays his club football outside…

Womens Football
Champions League semi-final: Lyon and Wolfsburg see off English threat
09:00 Monday 30th April 2018

Arsenal's 11-year record of being the only English team to win the UEFA Women’s Champions League remains intact for at least another year. Chelsea and Manchester City came far but not far enough. Their respective challenges hit…

Who should win Ligue 1 Player of the Year?
10:00 Sunday 29th April 2018

Two massive stories broke almost simultaneously in France on Friday. Unai Emery followed Arsene Wenger's bow to the inevitable. The Spaniard announced he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at season's end. Meanwhile, the French Football…

Womens Football
Ranking the BBC women's footballer of the year nominees
09:30 Wednesday 25th April 2018

Once again, the most outstanding female footballer in the world is about to be recognized. The BBC are bestowing the honour this time. The UK’s topmost media house has published a five-player shortlist for the 2018 Women's Footballer…

Womens Football
UEFA Women's Champions League semifinal first legs are in the book
09:30 Monday 23rd April 2018

Chelsea and Wolfsburg gave us a goal fest in the Women’s Champions League semi-final, but it was the Blues who took the beating. They'll have a mountain to climb when they travel to Germany in a week. On the other hand, Olympique…

Womens Football
Examining the PFA Women's Team of the Year
20:00 Saturday 21st April 2018

Manchester City is heavily represented in the 2017/18 PFA Premier League Team of the Year with five entries. In the women's circle, there is another quintet. They hail from Stamford bridge rather than the Etihad, however. The…

Womens Football
Ranking PFA Women's Player of the Year nominees
09:30 Friday 20th April 2018

Chelsea Ladies were rewarded for another strong campaign. Blues players were nominated for five of six slots in the Professional Footballers' Association Women's Players' Player of the Year. While the remaining nine sides may…

Womens Football
Analysing the stars of the 2017 FIFPro Women’s World XI
19:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

Earlier in March, precisely on Women’s Day, FIFPro announced an all-star women’s football team for 2017. For the third successive year, the professional football body provided an opportunity for thousands of female first-division…

Womens Football
Who are the 5 best-paid women footballers in the world?
13:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

It’s common knowledge that there's crazy money in football. You’d expect a list like this to be adorned with superstars who take home an extremely large paycheque. You’re wrong if you did. Even the best-paid…

Womens Football
Emma Hayes: The Pep Guardiola of women's football
15:00 Tuesday 17th April 2018

The year was 2008. Pep Guardiola revamped a struggling Barcelona side and guided them to six trophies inside a calendar year. A flash in the pan? The man from Catalonia has proved otherwise. With outstanding tactical ingenuity, Guardiola has…

Niko Kovac: Profiling Bayern Munich's next coach
10:30 Monday 16th April 2018

While the continent’s attention was glued to Nyon, Switzerland for Friday’s Europa and Champions League semi-final draws, Bayern Munich pulled a fast one by announcing Jupp Heynckes’ successor. Niko Kovac will take over…

Womens Football
Bosnia 0-2 England: Lionesses roar to summit of World Cup qualifying group
09:00 Wednesday 11th April 2018

England’s Lionesses moved to the summit of their 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifying group following a hard-fought 2-0 victory over resolute Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday. Toni Duggan and Jodie Taylor were on target as Phil Neville’s…

How Serge Gnabry is proving Arsene Wenger wrong in Germany
09:30 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Arsenal had the opportunity to renew Serge Gnabry one season after bundling him off to Werder Bremen. Arsene Wenger had other priorities. When squeezed about the German's potential return last summer, he replied: “No, we do not re-sign…