Lionesses Promise Amidst Spanish Possession

England 0-0 Spain (21/2/22) Above: Norfolk’s own Lauren Hemp in action on home soil for her country for the first time at Carrow Road. Photo: Hannah Parnell for Impetus. By Darrell Allen at Carrow Road for Impetus with EXCLUSIVE photos from pitchside from Hannah Parnell. An expectant crowd greeted the Lionesses at a wet and windy CarrowContinue reading “Lionesses Promise Amidst Spanish Possession”

Wiegman: We Need These Three Games For Our Development

Above: Sarina Wiegman and Leah Williamson captured during today’s media conference. Photo: FA. by Ben Gilby (16/2/22) England head coach Sarina Wiegman and captain Leah Williamson met with the media today ahead of tomorrow’s Arnold Clark Cup match with Canada at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium. Wiegman goes into the game in unique circumstances under her tenure.Continue reading “Wiegman: We Need These Three Games For Our Development”

Bronze & Stanway Relish The Challenge Of The New Lionesses Regime

Above: England star Lucy Bronze speaking to the media yesterday ahead of the Lionesses game with Canada. Photo: FA. Impetus’ Ben Gilby heard from both Lucy Bronze and Georgia Stanway ahead of the Lionesses opening Arnold Clarke Cup game against Olympic champions Canada at the Riverside Stadium (15/2/22). England’s Lucy Bronze and Georgia Stanway bothContinue reading “Bronze & Stanway Relish The Challenge Of The New Lionesses Regime”

NI To Host Lionesses at National Stadium

Above: Abbie Magee of Northern Ireland battles with England’s Lauren Hemp during a friendly between the two sides in February 2021. Photo: Belfast Telegraph. Supplied to Impetus by Irish FA (10/2/22) Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against England in April will be staged at the 18,500 capacity National Football Stadium at Windsor Park. It willContinue reading “NI To Host Lionesses at National Stadium”

International Round-Up

The past week has seen a huge amount of international women’s football. Ben Gilby rounds up the action in detail from Europe, Asia, South America, and North America. Our French editor Jean-Pierre Thiesset provides a special feature on France’s two matches. Above: Carli Lloyd waves to the crowd ahead of her final international appearance forContinue reading “International Round-Up”

Things Have To Change

Above: Team GB taking the knee at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Photo: Getty Images Catherine Paquette observes that football still has a long way to go before it gets rid of its racist, ableist, xenophobic, sexist, and homophobic problems.  At the end of this week, a released PFA report on social media abuse was then followedContinue reading “Things Have To Change”

Another Painful Lesson For The Lionesses

England 0-2 Canada By Ben Gilby England suffered another defeat in a game of few real clear cut chances in Stoke. The Lionesses got off to the worst possible start after just three minutes when Manchester City’s Janine Beckie was able to run through the midfield and played a ball on towards Evelyne Viens whoContinue reading “Another Painful Lesson For The Lionesses”

Frustrating Outcome For Lionesses

France 3-1 England By Ben Gilby The Lionesses’ poor run of results continued after they fell to defeat to France in Caen. Whilst England looked menacing coming forward throughout, they came unstuck at the back with an inability to defend high balls into the box, particularly in the first half and suffered a highly questionableContinue reading “Frustrating Outcome For Lionesses”

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Waistcoats

What Phil Neville Has Done Right As England Head Coach. We are delighted to welcome back Daisy Wildsmith to Impetus. In the first of her regular Opinion Pieces, she highlights the areas where, for her, Phil Neville has been a success as Lionesses head coach. Mention the name Phil Neville to any fan of theContinue reading “Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Waistcoats”

International Round-Up: Part I

Impetus editor Ben Gilby brings us the first of three reports over the coming days from the international programme which took place over the past ten days or so. Today, we focus on the SheBelieves Cup. SheBelieves Cup Matchday One: The 2020 competition got underway in Orlando with an excellent 3-1 victory for Spain againstContinue reading “International Round-Up: Part I”