France Bury The Hoodoo At Last

France 1-0 Netherlands by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (24/7/22) Above: Ève Périsset dispatches the winning goal from the penalty spot. Photo: Equipe de France Feminine. France finally ended their run of defeats at the quarter-final stage of major tournaments by seeing off the Netherlands after extra-time in Rotherham. France were dominant from the opening whistle. They monopolisedContinue reading “France Bury The Hoodoo At Last”

Impetus 2021 Awards

It’s been another great year for women’s football and seven Impetus writers, Ben Gilby, Catherine Paquette, Darrell Allen, Jean-Pierre Thiesset, Kate Tigchelaar, Kieran Yap, and Kris Goman highlight their player, coach, moment, and unsung hero of the year. In true Impetus style, there are representatives from the top flight and grassroots levels of the women’sContinue reading “Impetus 2021 Awards”

Bacha’s Breathtaking Bow For France

Jean-Pierre Thiesset watches a sensational debut for 21-year-old Lyon-born Selma Bacha. On her debut for the senior French squad, Olympique Lyonnais’ 21-year-old defender earned the player of the match award after a starring performance in France’s 6-0 win over Kazakhstan in Vannes, Brittany on Friday. Statistics recorded by myself during the game revealed that Bacha playedContinue reading “Bacha’s Breathtaking Bow For France”

Selma Bacha – Part of an Exciting New Generation in French Women’s Football

Jean-Pierre Thiesset spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Olympique Lyonnais and France U20’s star Selma Bacha (22/2/21). Above: Selma Bacha in action for Olympique Lyonnais. Photo: Damien LG Selma Bacha was born on 9th November 2000 in Lyon. She is French of Algerian and Tunisian origin. She started her career with FC Gerland in Lyon at the ageContinue reading “Selma Bacha – Part of an Exciting New Generation in French Women’s Football”