After taking all three points last week against Leicester, Tottenham travelled to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal on matchday 2 of the WSL. The last time our Lilywhites took on Arsenal, the Gunners ran out 3-0 winners with Mead and Foord getting the goals for the Gunners. Lineups. Arsenal 4-3-3: Zinsberger in goal, …
After a long wait, the WSL is finally back, Tottenham has seen many players leave in the summer and have recruited seven new signings during the break. Tottenham’s preseason hasn’t gone to plan after losing every game in the Women’s Cup (1-2 vs Tokyo, 1-2 vs Club America) and ending preseason back in London with …
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The basics on how to watch THWFC games in person or online.
There is now a 2022/3 fixture list (although note that times/days WILL change when TV picks are determined).
For those of you new to women’s football. Fixtures are usually held on Sundays (although this can vary). The 2022/3 season starts on the weekend of 10/11 September and ends in May, with lots of breaks.
In the coming season Spurs will be playing the following competitive games:
- League games (FAWSL),
- Continental Cup games: This begins with five mini leagues including all FAWSL and FAWCL clubs, except those in the Champions League, who get a bye. After a round-robin, the top team from each league progresses with the three Champions League teams to knock out rounds.
- FA Cup games: made up of knock out rounds FAWSL teams enter in the fourth round proper.
I cannot emphasise strongly enough how great it is to go watch games in person. And since it’s super-easy to get a ticket and get to the grounds there is no reason not to go!
Think about getting a Season Ticket. For 2022/3 adult season tickets are £70 (others are cheaper). Buy yours now.
You can also now buy tickets for home games from the Spurs website.
Note, however, that most games are listed as at 2pm on a Sunday. This may change. The exact day/kick-off time is dependent on TV schedules and will change quite late in the day. So do not book transport/accomodation until these are confirmed.
Ticketing now is done via the Spurs ticket-office and works very similarly to the men’s but it’s cheap.
- Adult game tickets are now on sale. They are £7.
- Under 17s and over 65s just £3.50
- Young adults are £4.50 for young adults.
It’s not yet clear if we will be able to buy tickets on the day. Last season we could and there was good availability. It was a bit more expensive but not much.
Last year Spurs home games were at The Hive last year, but will be moving to Brisbane Road Stadium, home of Leyton Orient FC for 2022/23. More information will be added here later this summer when we know more.
Until then this provides a useful guide to the Stadium (although focused on Leighton Orient games.
It’s pretty easy to go to away games and if you’re in London there are quite a lot of WSL teams with grounds that are near enough to get to via public transport (Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea). Other games are further afield.
Buying tickets: This may be changing a bit. But historically you have been required to go to the relevant away team’s site to buy tickets for away games. It’s typically straightforward, but you have to register for each team’s site and will essentially be buying a ticket as if you are a fan of that team (a little disconcerting to become a ‘Chelsea supporter’). Since most women’s games do not have segregated fans it’s random whether you end up in an area of Spurs or other supporters, but in most cases seats are also unasigned so you can move.
For bigger games (e.g. Arsenal away) tickets are now being sold via the Spurs site. So do check there (scroll to the end of the page for away tickets).
As I gain experience of away stadiums I’ll add a few comments here. My first take is that they are typically in the arse-end-of-nowhere, but that’s part of the fun.
Arsenal play at Boreham Wood, which is hard to get to, but for the last couple of years they’ve held NLDs at the Emirates. So that means a big stadium in central London and in walking distance of public transport: Drayton Park, Highbury and Islington, Finsbury Park and Canonbury stations are all fine. For this game it’s important to get tickets in the ‘Away end’ if you don’t want to be surrounded by Arsenal fans.
Chelsea play most of their games at Kingsmeadow. This is a dedicated Chelsea women/academy team stadium and has their colours. It’s on the outskirts of London but walking distance from Norbiton station (which is about 20 mins journey from Vauxhall). There seems to be parking either at the grounds or nearby. Games sometimes sell out (relatively rare in WSL) and this means it’s atmospheric. The stadium has seating on three sides: West side (mostly Season Ticket holders and has an indoor cafe/bar next to it), North (often includes away fans) and East which has a designated ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ parts, but isn’t always used in that way. There is also a standing terrace (South). Tickets are assigned to a stand but you can move within that. As well as the indoor cafe/bar there are food trucks at each corner of the stadium.
Everton play at Walton Hall Park, which is a small stadium on the road out of Liverpool, a little way beyond Goodison. There are buses which take you from there to the Centre of Liverpool, but they’re not very regular. There is also a car park, which did not seem very busy. The stadium is surrounded by a park and has stands along the sides only, although usually only one is open for spectators. You can also stand at the edge of the pitch at either end behind the goal (or near that), meaning that you can move to the end your team is attacking each half. There is one food truck.
Manchester City play in the Academy Stadium, a short four stop tram ride (Blue line) from Manchester Picadilly station. So it’s very easy to get to (once you get to Manchester!). The stadium is modern, with a high quality pitch, lots of staff, large screen etc. Tickets are assigned, but the stands are big so it’s easy to move to sit where you want. The view is good with no obstructions and seating across the centre-line. There is a small section of loud home-support but it’s not intimidating. There are notably good food/drink outlets with homemade cakes and meat/veggie pies.
Manchester United play in Leigh Valley, somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool. There is decent public transport but it seems that a lot of fans come by car. You can choose seats in one of two stands (West – along the pitch or South – behind the goal). There’s no seating above the coaching staff etc, so West stand seating is spread towards the corners. There was a big group of loud home support in the West stand; South stand was quieter with a notable sprinkling of Spurs fans. Despite seeming to be a newish complex, there were massive queues for food/drink/loos.
West Ham play in the Dagenham and Redbridge stadium. It’s an easy walk from the tube (Dagenham East on the District Line) and a proper old-school stadium with creaking turnstiles. Annoyingly you have to select your seats in advance, and the seating areas are divided up even within a stand so there are limits to where you can move. In my case this meant I ended up surrounded by loud West Ham fans (not my favourite place to be!). That said, I appreciated the intense atmosphere.
If you have information about how to watch in other territories, please get in touch with your suggestions and they’ll be added.
Watching in the UK
The FA Player streams most Spurs games live (WSL, FA Cup, Conti Cup). The exception is games selected for Sky/BBC, for which it provides audio commentary only (although you may still be able to watch these on the FA Player with a VPN). You can find all past games, brief highlights for each game, the Women’s Football Show (that also screens on the BBC late on Sunday nights), as well as other women’s football content, including FAWC games.
When games are not selected for Sky/BBC they tend to be filmed with a single camera meaning that bits of the action get cut out by the angle. Commentary can also be a bit glitchy, sometimes disappearing completely (assuming this is a technical issue); and since it’s often just one person doing the commentary key moments can come and go without the commentator noticing. That said, it’s great to get to see all our games and for free.
Should Spurs ever get to the Champions League (or if you fancy watching the teams that have made it that far) you can watch games streaming live via Dazn on youtube. What’s great about this is that they have multiple streams for each game with audio commentary in relevant languages – depending on where the teams are from. Like the FA Player there can be technical glitches but it’s still a decent service.
Watching in the US
If you’re watching from the US, the majority of matches will be streamed on the FA Player (free login required). Select matches are shown on NBC, either on the USA TV network or on nbcsports.com (TV provider login required). On rare occasions there might be a match on the Peacock streaming service for NBC. Starting with the 2022/23 season, the US TV rights for the WSL will be transferring from NBC to CBS network, and matches will then air on either CBS Sports Network or stream on Paramount+. There is also the option of watching select matches on ATA Football, a subscription streaming service. The ATA streams have much more commentary than the FA Player broadcasts (including halftime coverage), but ATA doesn’t stream every Spurs Women match.
Connect with other Spurs Women fans
For any US-based fans, you can sign up for this Spurs Across the Pond newsletter that covers both men’s and women’s teams.
If you have other contact info that could help connect Spurs Women supporters get in touch.
This is the 2022-3 Tottenham Hotspur Women’s Squad.
Click on a player’s name to find out more (or scroll down to read about the whole squad). [note: this is being developed – more player details are being added]
Players marked with a * are likely to be unavailable for the first part of the season due to injury or another reason.
Age (at 1 Sept 2022): 36
Height: 176cm (5 ft 9)
Joined Spurs: Summer 2021
Contract runs until: Summer 2023
League Appearances for Spurs: 11
League Starts for Spurs: 11
League Goals for Spurs: 0
Previous clubs: Everton (2019-21), Vålerenga (2018-19), Bayern Munich (2014-18), Tyresö FF (2013–2014), LSK Kvinner (2012–2013), Kolbotn (2010–2011), FC Honka (2006–2009).
International Career: 105 caps for Finland. National team Captain. Current member of the team.
Summary: Fantastic shot-stopper. Perhaps best exemplified by her performance in the North London Derby at the Hive in 2021. Tinni finished fourth in the league in ‘save percentage’ in 2021-2.
Since her arrival Tinni has alternated in goal with Becky Spencer (who was here prior to her). In the 2021-2 season they each played 11 WSL games.
Tinni has helped the club to recruit other players, including compatriot, Eveliina.
Tinni was four-times in a row awarded Finnish Female Footballer of the Year (2013-2016).
Centre-back. At Spurs has mostly been used as a Left-sided full-back, but in 2021-2 also featured as one of a back three.
Age (at 1 Sept 2022): 31
Height: 1.75m (5 ft 9)
Joined Spurs: Summer 2020
Contract runs until: Summer 2023
League Appearances for Spurs: 33
League Starts for Spurs: 29
League Goals for Spurs: 2
Previous clubs: Birmingham City (2011-2020). Kerys had been a one-club player and club Captain before leaving Birmingham to join Spurs. While at Birmingham she won the FA Cup (2012) and got to the semi-finals of the Champions League (2014)
International Career: Played at England Under 20.
Summary: Kerys reads the game well, and her style of play depends on this understanding and excellent positioning. She is less likely to tackle a player than lead them into a dead end or shepherd the ball out of play.
She has a powerful shot but doesn’t get into goalscoring positions often. She sometimes limits her minutes due to a recurring back injury.
On the field Kerys is a leader – look out for her instructing teammates with hand gestures and commentary during the game.
Kerys has a masters degree and PGCE and is an advocate for dual careers. She writes a regular column for SheKicks.
This is unfinished. More squad info to come.
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