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The Athletic Women's Football Podcast

Podcast Series The Athletic Women's Football Podcast

Join Lynsey Hooper and a host of high profile guests to take you through the WSL, Champions League, internationals and beyond

Series Episodes

Russo to Arsenal? Plus Pennock on causing an FA Cupset

Russo to Arsenal? Plus Pennock on causing an FA Cupset

Lynsey Hooper is with former Spurs captain Jenna Schillaci and freelance women’s football writer for outlets such as the i newspaper and World Soccer, Glenn Moore. Join us to discuss all the weekend’s FA Cup action, transfers and much more.  Plus The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur jumps on to chat about David Ornstein’s exclusive on Arsenal offering a world record fee for Alessia Russo.  The goalscorer in the big upset of the weekend, Birmingham’s Jade Pennock, reacts to netting against Everton in an exclusive interview.  And Jenna gives us the inside track on the Spurs academy.  Producer: Sophie Penney WHAT’S WHEN?  PART 1 - The Athletic’s Ornstein exclusive: Russo’s world record transfer offer from Arsenal (0.30) PART 2a - FA Cup: Shirt swapping & TV coverage (6.30) PART 2b - Everton 0 - 1 Birmingham, with Jade Pennock interview (11.30)  PART 2c - Tottenham 5 - 0 London City Lionesses (19.30) PART 2d - Hawa Cissoko, ‘Journey to the Cup’ (24.00) PART 2e - FA Cup results round up (26.45) PART 2f - Conti Cup semi-final draw (30.00) PART 3 - Transfers (32.30) PART 4 - Academies and the next generation (37.30) PART 5 - Coming up in the WSL (48.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53 mins

30 January Finished

Hashtag United and time to bring back the summer league?

Hashtag United and time to bring back the summer league?

Lynsey Hooper is with ex-Lioness Laura Bassett and The Athletic's Charlotte Harpur to chat about the women's football action (or inaction) this week, from frozen pitches to data and pregnancy.  Plus we discuss whether El Clasico is a real rivalry in the women's game with The Athletic's Laia Cervello, and why Barcelona didn't get a medal ceremony after winning the Super Cup.  And we're joined by the FA Cup top scorer Sammy Rowland from fourth tier Hashtag United, ahead of the WSL clubs entering in the fourth round.  WHAT'S WHEN?  Part 1: Frozen pitches (1.00) Part 2a: Manchester City 1 - 1 Aston Villa (13.30) Part 2b: Alex Greenwood’s data report (17.30) Part 3: Reading 0 - 1 Manchester United; Everton 3 - 0 West Ham (23.30) Part 4a: Barcelona, Supercopa and El Clasico with Laia Cervello Herrera (26.45) Part 4b: Rivalries (36.00) Part 5: Gunarsdottir's maternity pay lawsuit win (41.00) Part 6: FA Cup with Hashtag United's Sammy Rowland (46.30) Producer: Sophie Penney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

57 mins

23 January Finished

2023 begins with a derby, maternity and Flaherty

2023 begins with a derby, maternity and Flaherty

Lynsey Hooper is back as the WSL kicks off for 2023. She's joined by former Arsenal and England captain Faye White and The Athletic's Michael Cox.  Join us to hear from Leah Williamson, Fran Kirby and Ella Toone, as we discuss the London derby, United moving up to second, maternity, awards and much more.  WHAT'S WHEN?  Part 1 - Arsenal 1 - 1 Chelsea (04.15) Part 2a - Manchester United 6 - 0 Liverpool (19.30) Part 2b - Gilly Flaherty retirement (24.00) Part 3a - WSL round-up West Ham 0 - 1 Manchester City; Aston Villa 2 - 1 Tottenham; Everton 2 - 3 Reading (27.00) Part 3b - Maternity provisions (33.00)  Part 4 - FIFA Best and other awards (36.00) Part 5 - Coming up (41.00) Producer: Sophie Penney  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44 mins

16 January Finished

Frosty derbies, Liverpool's Beard and 2022 awards

Frosty derbies, Liverpool's Beard and 2022 awards

Lynsey Hooper is with Manchester United's Aoife Mannion and football writer Carrie Dunn for the WSL Christmas finale, ACL injuries and 2022 awards. Plus in an exclusive interview Liverpool manager Matt Beard reflects on the past year for the newly promoted side. And the Co-Founder and CEO of the Women's Sports Trust Tammy Parlour joins us to share just how much women's sport has grown in the past decade. All wrapped up with an end of year montage!  Producer: Sophie Penney  WHAT'S WHEN?  Manchester City 1 - 1 Manchester United (5.00) Chelsea 3 - 2 Reading (20.00) Aston Villa 1 - 4 Arsenal (24.30) Tottenham 0 - 2 West Ham (27.00) ACL injuries (30.00) Interview with Liverpool's Matt Beard (35.30) 2022 awards (45.30) Growth of women's sport in the past decade with Tammy Parlour (54.00) End of year montage (1.02.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hour 3 mins

12 December 2022 Finished

Big boots to fill

Big boots to fill

Lynsey Hooper is with former Australia player Alicia Ferguson-Cook and Tim Stillman to chat about the weekend's WSL action and more. Why are women still wearing men's fit boots? Is this causing injuries? And what's the solution? Find out more as we chat to Laura Youngson, co-founder of Ida Sports, and podiatric surgeon Dr Karli Richards. Plus, have a go at our quiz. It's all about the men's World Cup stats that forget about the women. WHAT'S WHEN?  Quiz on World Cup stats that forgot about the women (1.30) Manchester United 5 - 0 Aston Villa (8.00) Reading 1 - 0 Tottenham & Liverpool 2 - 0 West Ham (18.00) Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton (25.30) Boots and injuries (33.00) Coming up (45.00) Producer: Sophie Penney  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 mins

5 December 2022 Finished

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