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!

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.


Diary of a Gooner: Thursday – August 1st, 2013

Wenger out versus Wenger In. Protests against Wenger versus rants against the protests (against Wenger). Frustrated versus hopeful. Gooners were divided today, big shock. However, when it came to former Gunner Sansom Gooners got together as a family.

Today’s hottest topics? Suárez, Bendtner and Bernard.

Suárez, yes him again. Story today: Arsenal’s bid (40m+1) was an agreement between Arsenal and Suárez’s agent, to test out the clause in his contract. Gooners didn’t take it too seriously, the newspaper reporting it, has proven numerous of times not to be trustworthy and besides the usual No/Yes argument about Suárez, most Gooners let it go.

Nicky B then, I mean Noble by Bendtner, I mean… Wait what’s his real name again… Ah well… You know who I mean. Anyway, rumour has it Dutch Eredivisie team FC Twente are interested! This could mean, maybe/hopefully/please, that he’s on his way out. Of course even if Arsenal and Twente agree terms, Mr ‘Noble’ will probably find something he doesn’t like at Twente… Well, at least someone else’s interested! I think 99% of Gooners feel the same way as I do about this.

Another interesting rumour, this time about Bernard. Apparently Arsenal told his former club that we would bid, but we backed out. Gooners lost their minds, hang on, no, just the Wenger Out Brigade. The others were a bit devastated but still believe the club knows what it’s doing.

A completely different story. Twitter exploded today when the Wenger Out Brigade came up with protests ideas. These ideas included: stalking Wenger’s favourite restaurant(s), a protest march, a boycott and the best (read: worst) idea of all: Wenger Out chants at the Emirates Cup and every home game Arsenal plays, because that’ll do our players on the pitch a lot of good… Oh wait… As you may be able to tell by my reaction I think these Wenger Out Brigade guys/girls are taking it way too far. Obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but when you want to organise these events, as a Gooner, you might want to keep in mind that whatever you do should NOT harm our players in any way. Of course not everyone who thinks Wenger should leave supported this idea, the ones who did just took over twitter.

Gooners quickly got together again after hearing the awful news that Arsenal and England legend Kenny Sansom was currently homeless and suffering from alcoholism. (Go follow @GetSansomSober and get involved)

In other news, Arsenal Ladies club captain Kelly Smith has been appointed as player-coach. – The new Away Kit is in stores now. – Youngster Isaac Hayden is prepared and ready to go on loan this season to gain first team experience.