Which of these Lionesses will strike first?

As the England women’s team gear up for tonight’s match against Norway, do the lionesses have what it takes to get the goals needed to win. So far in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, Head Coach Mark Sampson has shown a canny ability to read teams and make good decisions when putting out the…

England Wizardry Wins

England women are through to the final sixteen in the FIFAWWC2015 after beating Colombia 2-1 last night. With a shake-up in their line-up and formation, the Lionesses started with verve and pace, heaping the pressure on Colombia from the off. Toni Duggan, in particular, was relentless going forward. England’s domination was given substance when Karen…

Against All Odds

After going a goal down to opponents Switzerland, Cameroon made a surprise comeback in a thrilling second half, winning the game 2-1. The Swiss dominated the first half, and Anna-Maria¬†Crnogorcevic’s low volley in the 24th minute looked like it might be enough to secure victory. However, Cameroon began the second half with passion and desire,…

Downtime with the Lionesses

The Knitted Footballer has been allowed exclusive¬†access to the Lionesses as they relax and prepare between matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada. England Head Coach, Mark Sampson believes it’s very important to keep the team’s spirit up, but his disco moves are giving Jill Scott and Fran Kirby the giggles.Toni Duggan…

Rooney Levels with Lineker

In last night’s 2016 Euros qualifier, Wayne Rooney scored a late goal to clinch victory for England over Slovenia. Earlier in the game, defensive errors gifted Novakovic a strike on target, but Wilshere went on to score two sensational goals – his first in an England shirt, and England equalised, before taking the lead. Another…

Lioness Messi

In her first start in a major tournament England’s Fran Kirby scored a magnificent goal, deftly side-stepping defenders and powering the ball into the far corner, beyond the reach of the Mexican goalkeeper. The goal in the 70th minute gave England the lead, easing the pressure on team after their defeat to France in the…

What a Humm-dinger!

In a match that Ecuador will want to put behind them as soon as possible, Switzerland annihilated their opponents 10-1. Switzerland can’t take all the credit, as Ecuador’s Angie Ponce kicked off the scoring with an own goal after 24 minutes. It wasn’t her last. Having gone some way to redeeming herself by taking and…

Simon Double Seals Aussie Win.

After losing 3-1 to USA, Kyah Simon’s brace against Nigeria has given a lifeline to the Matildas in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Australians took the lead in the 29th minute, and doubled their lead halfway through the second half in their match at the Winnipeg stadium. The USA still remain in top…

Bale fires Wales to Victory

In a classic David and Goliath struggle, Wales defeated Belgium at the Cardiff City Stadium yesterday, in the qualifiers for the Euros 2016. Belgium, who were unbeaten since the 2014 World Cup, dominated play but were frustrated by the resilient Welsh defence. In the 25th minute Gareth Bale was able to capitalise on a mistake…

German Machine Stalled by Norway

After decimating Cote D’Ivoire 10-0 in their first match, Germany have been touted as the team to beat at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. If the first half of their match against Norway was anything to go by, it looked like their progression through the tournament would be a walk-over. Passing with precision, the…

Allez les black & bleus!

England’s first match in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup was against opponents they have failed to beat since 1974. Head Coach Mark Sampson set up his squad to close down the French, which limited England’s attacking options, leaving lone striker Eniola Aluko isolated up front. For much of the game, the lionesses were able…

World Cup Hat-trick – Best Birthday Ever!

Gaelle Enganamouit experienced what must be one of the best birthdays ever when she helped Cameroon beat Ecuador 6-0 in Vancouver yesterday. The midfielder scored two goals and converted a penalty in the ninetieth minute to clinch her birthday treble. Her impact on the match didn’t finish there though. She also was involved in orchestrating…