Arsenal Ladies F.C. – Honours

As many of you know, I’ve always loved the Arsenal Ladies and I personally believe the Ladies deserve more attention than they’re actually getting –get ready for this, because it’s A LOT!

HONOURS
Arsenal Ladies F.C. was founded in 1987 and have won 60 trophies so far (in all fairness, 15/60 are somewhat smaller trophies).

clip_image002UEFA Women’s Cup Winners – 2007
Name changed to Women’s Champions League.

clip_image004FA Women’s Super League Champions – 2011, 2012
Founded: 2011
Arsenal Ladies are (quite obviously) the most successful club in the league’s three years history:
Winners: 2x.
Liverpool won in 2013.

clip_image006FA Women’s Premier League Champions – 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Founded: 1991/1992
In 2011 the top tier of women’s football (in England) was named the Women’s Super League.
Arsenal Ladies are the most successful club in the league’s history:
Winners: 12x
Runners-up: 3x
Second most successful club are Charlton Athletic: Winners -3x. Runners-up -2x.

clip_image008FA WSL Continental Cup Winners – 2011, 2012, 2013
Founded in 2011
Yes, Arsenal Ladies are the most successful club in this Cup’s history.
Winners: 3x

clip_image010FA Women’s Cup Winners – 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
Founded: 1970
Arsenal Ladies are the most successful club in the FA Cup’s history:
Winners: 12x
Runners-up: 1x
Second most successful club in the Cup’s history is Southampton (winners 8x, runners-up 3x) though the last time they won was 1981.

clip_image012FA Women’s Premier League Cup Winners – 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009
Founded: 1991/1992
Arsenal Ladies are the most successful club in the Cup’s history:
Winners: 10x
Runners-up: 3x
Second most successful club in the Cup’s history is Charlton Athletic (winners 2x, runners-up 2x)

clip_image014FA Women’s Community Shield Winners – 2000 (shared with Charlton Athletic), 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008
Founded: 2000
Arsenal Ladies are the most successful club in the Shield’s history:
Winners: 5x (okay, one was shared)
Runners-up: 2x.
Second most successful club in the Shield’s history is Charlton Athletic (winners 2x –one shared, runners-up 1x)
Held: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
Not held: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

London County FA Women’s Cup Winners – 10x.
National League South Champions – 1x (1992)
Highfield Cup – 1x (1991)
Reebok Cup – 2x (1992 and 1996)
AXA Challenge Cup – 1x (1999)

I told you it was a lot didn’t I? Exactly. As these statistics show, Arsenal are basically the most successful club in almost every single Cup or League.

Can we now start appreciating the Ladies a bit more?

Next posts –in no particular order:
· Arsenal Ladies – Squad
· Arsenal Ladies – Staff
· Arsenal Ladies – Player statistics 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (so far)
· Arsenal Ladies – Cups, games, goals.
· Arsenal Ladies – Videos, collages, pictures

See you soon.

Arsenal Ladies F.C. – History

The ladies won their first major trophy in 1992 – Women’s League Cup – and later that year the Ladies won promotion to the FA Women’s Premier League. The Ladies surprised everyone, because they won the League in that same year.
The Ladies’ most successful season was the 2006/2007 season, where they won the UEFA Women’s Cup –as the first British club, the FA Women’s Premier League, the FA Women’s Cup and the FA’s Women’s Premier League Cup. On top of that then Ladies won the Women’s Community Shield and the London County FA Women’s Cup. In the Premier League, the Ladies won all 22 games (scoring 119 goals, conceding 10). The team received The Committee Award at the Sports Journalists’ Awards in 2007, in honour of their achievements. The Ladies earned a unique sextuple in a year where they played against mostly full-time professional players, whereas most of the Ladies team had a full-time or part-time job on the side.
The 2007/2008 season wasn’t as successful as the 2006/2007 season, but the Ladies continued to write history. They were knocked out of the UEFA Women’s Cup in the quarter-finals and lost the Premier League Cup final, however, they won the league for the fifth time in a row and they won the FA Women’s Super Cup.
Unfortunately the next season, 2008/2009, meant the end of a record five year unbeaten run in the Premier League. Despite that one defeat, the Ladies won the League and the two major cups that season.
In 2009 the Ladies were named as founding members of the FA Women’s Super League. They won the first season of the FA WSL. In 2011 the Ladies completed another domestic treble –WSL Champions, FA Cup, Continental Cup. In 2012 the Ladies won the FA Women’s Super League and the Continental Cup.
In 2013, the Ladies finished third in the FA WSL, after becoming League Champions for nine years in a row. Despite that, the Ladies won the Women’s Cup and the Continental Cup in 2013.

Arsenal Ladies F.C. were formed in 1987 by Vic Akers, who remained manager of the Ladies for 22 years. In 2009 Akers retired as club manager and became a general manager of the Ladies. Tony Gervaise took over from Akers in 2009. After just 20 games in charge, Gervaise quit, he hinted at interference in team affairs was the main reason behind his decision. Assistant academy director Laura Harvey took over from Gervaise in 2010.
Vic Akers managed the Ladies to winning the FA Women’s Cup 10x, The FA Women’s Premier League Cup 10x, the FA Women’s Premier League 11x and the UEFA Women’s Cup. This also meant five League and FA Women’s Cup Doubles, and four domestic trebles.
The Ladies went 108 games without defeat -16 October 2003/29 March 2009. Between November 2005 and April 2008 the ladies won 51 league games in a row.

The ladies have full support of Arsenal F.C., former vice-chairman David Dein used to be club President of Arsenal Ladies F.C.. When he left in 2007 Keith Edelman –Arsenal’s managing director- took over. Edelman left the club in 2008 and Ivan Gazidis –chief executive of Arsenal F.C.- is currently Chairman of the Arsenal Ladies.
The support by Arsenal F.C. for the Arsenal Ladies is well-known. Arsenal employed several players and staff members to develop and co-ordinate the teams and the club’s Academy. Both clubs share the Emirates and Nike sponsorship and the Ladies have been entitled to play at the Emirates –previously Highbury.

Next posts –in no particular order:
· Arsenal Ladies – Honours
· Arsenal Ladies – Squad
· Arsenal Ladies – Staff
· Arsenal Ladies – Player statistics 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 (so far)
· Arsenal Ladies – Cups, games, goals.
· Arsenal Ladies – Videos, collages, pictures

See you soon!

Diary of a Gooner: Thursday – August 8th, 2013

Hell yeah we signed Al.. ehm.. El Ja.. ehm.. Nice weather outside isn’t it?

Today’s hottest topics? Suárez, Rooney and Alharbi El Jadeyaoui.

After Suárez’s interview with The Guardian Gooners were ecstatic and Liverpool fans lost their minds. Today Liverpool confirmed what their fans were screaming already, Suárez will not be sold to Arsenal. Some Gooners reacted by saying “told ya”, some started asking themselves why Liverpool has to do everything in public and most Gooners had a meltdown. That happens a lot these days, I’m starting to wonder why I even mention it.

In comes Wayne Rooney. Wenger said that if Arsenal can’t get what/who they want, they’ll look elsewhere and ‘Hello Wayne Rooney’ it was, at least according to the ITKs. Do Gooners want Rooney? I’m starting to think some don’t really give a damn anymore. Whoever it is, it’s not good enough. We sign a young player on a free transfer and they complain he’s too young and it shows lack of ambition, we should be spending big money. Rumour has it we’re spending big, on either Rooney or Suárez, and we are not staying true to what Arsenal stands for and we’re giving in to modern day football. Arsenal and the Boss can’t win this, no matter how they play this game, they’ll lose. Simply because when they finally figured out how this idiotic game works, their own ‘fans’ change the rules.

Since we’re on about Gooners complaining 24/7 no matter what happens, apparently we’ve signed Alharbi El Jadeyaoui, it only took me 9 times to spell his name correctly, on a free transfer. He’s a 27 year old footballer who was on trial, as I mentioned Tuesday. I think we can all agree that we don’t know anything about this guy. I mean, French football journalists were confused and asking who on earth this guy is. However, signing him is ’embarrassing’ and shows ‘lack of ambition’, not to mention it shows that ‘Wenger has lost the plot’. In my opinion, and I know many Gooners agree with me, the Boss got us Koscielny and no one knew who he was. Look at him now. The Boss signed Juve ‘flop’ Thierry Henry to replace ‘quality player’ Anelka. Look at them now. So instead of complaining and moaning, why don’t we just enjoy the fact that we signed someone, on yet another free transfer, who could surprise every single one of us? Let’s not forget that we will probably have a great laugh when the lovely English commentators try to pronounce his name.. We’ve got nothing to lose.
(This signing hasn’t been confirmed by Arsenal.com)

In other news, our amazing Arsenal Ladies reached the final of the Continental Cup for the third year in a row! Our Ladies won the Continental Cup every single time.Arsenal Ladies goalscorers: Nobbs (‘8), Carter (’35), White (’40) and Houghton (’56). Assists by Yankey (Nobbs and Carter goals) and Davison (Houghton goal). – Arsenal Ladies are facing Lincoln Ladies in the final of the Continental Cup. – Chuba Akpom says it’s important to stay grounded. – The Junior Gunners (celebrating their 30th anniversary this season) have beaten the first team (with Theo Walcott switching sides halfway through the game). – Gervinho has completed his move to Roma. Best of luck Gerv, thanks for everything.

See you guys tomorrow!

@EvaMcL3