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Congratulations Arsenal Ladies

A hearty congratulations to Vic Akers all conquering Arsenal Ladies' side. They beat a dogged Charlton side 4-1 at the City Ground today to win the Ladies' F.A Cup. Charlton took the lead inside two minutes, but the girls showed iron resolve. Two quickfire goals, a curling Kelly Smith free kick equalising, before Jayne Ludlow's deflected tap in gave Arsenal the advantage. Ludlow hit a brilliant volley from twenty yards right on half time to make it 3-1. Kelly Smith completed the scoring to make it 4-1. This means the Arsenal Ladies are not only European Champions', but League Cup winners', F.A Cup winners' and Premier league Champions'. With two games remaining in the league, the Ladies are currently protecting a 100% winning streak. It simply does not get any more emphatic than that. Vic Akers simply must be in line for an MBE for his unstinting service to the womens' game. As I said earlier, a football club is an all encompassing entity. I won't lie for the sake of political correctness, I'd rather the mens' side were celebrating one of those trophies today. But ours is a club that invests in all cultures, all communities, all ages and all genders and their success is a great filip for our club. Congratulations to Vic and the girls.LD.




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 7 2007

Time: 2:56PM

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Well in girs! Yankey is class, put her in the 1st team!
Goofle
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07/05/2007 14:59:00

even the goalie looked class.
Goofle
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07/05/2007 15:28:00

Well done girls. At least thats a consolation for us. Do it again next season and we will be celebrating with the men's team
Zimbolicious
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07/05/2007 15:33:00

So Arsenal win a trophy evey season, doesnt matter if it comes from men side or women it is all ARSENAL The Great ARSENAL
afghenry
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07/05/2007 15:43:00

Karen Carney in particular impressed. Quality stuff with some cracking goals.
Rocky7
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07/05/2007 17:41:00

Quadruple. Amazing. Congratulations ladies!
G4L
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07/05/2007 18:11:00

Congrats! Well done the ladies, the coaches and all the staff for this spectacular achievement.
Andy-bayor
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07/05/2007 18:46:00

Arsenal ladies have got some pretty good players, I liked the Right back and of course Rachel Yankee is well known. One thing tho......Why are women goalies so crap?! The Arseanl goalie had nothing to do so I cant really judge her but the Charlton Goalie was horrendous much like most women goalies ive seen.
iceman10
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07/05/2007 18:57:00

Congratulations ladies, at least you won something this season then? LOOOL
Blue is the colour
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07/05/2007 20:25:00

Good going, and a fantastic achievement.
prits
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07/05/2007 20:51:00

Absolutely amazing. Congrats to the Ladies and Vic Akers because they fully deserve it.
ducksworth
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08/05/2007 03:04:00

You are girls of steel
Zimbolicious
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08/05/2007 08:58:00

I don't know about Byrne's goalkeeping skill Iceman, but she sure is a talent ;)
Rocky7
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08/05/2007 10:03:00

Congratulations ladies, brilliant achievement!
Chris Norfield
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08/05/2007 10:40:00

Rocky, that hadn't escaped my attention either, unfortunately my eagle eyed accomplice noticed a wedding ring on Sunday. I was looking elsewhere in truth.
Little Dutch
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08/05/2007 10:45:00

Amazing feat; looking at the Women's PL table (see below) ladies had only let in 8 goals tis season and had score amazing 110 in 20 games that is 5.5 per game. Even half of that average in Men would give us title next year.
Barnet Gooner
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08/05/2007 14:31:00

Premier League 2006/07

Pos. Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Arsenal Ladies 20 20 0 0 110 8 102 60
2 Everton Ladies 19 15 1 3 48 12 36 46
3 Charlton Women 20 14 2 4 52 30 22 44
4 Leeds Utd Ladies 20 11 1 8 49 38 11 34
5 Bristol Academy 19 11 1 7 41 38 3 34
6 Blackburn Ladies 22 10 2 10 37 36 1 32
7 Chelsea Ladies 19 8 4 7 33 24 9 28
8 Birmingham Ladies 22 8 4 10 34 29 5 28
9 Doncaster Rovers Belles 22 7 2 13 29 54 -25 23
10 Cardiff Ladies 20 3 3 14 24 53 -29 12
11 Sunderland Ladies 22 3 2 17 15 72 -57 11
12 Fulham Ladies 21 1 2 18 11 89 -78 5
Barnet Gooner
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08/05/2007 14:31:00

Women's football = Crap
HATEtheGOONS
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08/05/2007 20:41:00

Oh, your Ladies team won something ??? LOOOOL!!!!
Blue is the colour
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09/05/2007 00:19:00

HATEtheGOONS you are a *** ** *****. Congrats girls
Zimbolicious
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09/05/2007 12:02:00

 

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