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Up for the Cup? Man City Women v Blues Ladies Preview

David Parker takes his team up to Manchester City today as Birmingham City Ladies continue in their quest for silverware. They face Manchester City Women in the FA Women’s Cup Quarter-Final just a fortnight after fighting out (almost literally) a  tough 0-0 draw at the Autotech Stadium with Nick Cushing’s side.

Manchester City Women

American-born keeper Karen Bardsley is suspended for this game after receiving a three-game ban for her part in the ruck with Freda Ayisi when the two teams met on March 29.

In the intermediate time they have only played once – a battling 1-0 win away to Sunderland where Nikita Parris got the only goal of the game.

Blues Ladies

Freda Ayisi will serve the second game of her three match ban leaving David Parker to sweat on the fitness of Kirsty Linnett who hobbled off in that game and was only on the bench for the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last week.

16-year-old Charlie Wellings made her debut in that game and was unlucky to finish on the losing side in a game extended by 15 minutes after Liverpool player Katie Longhurst was stretchered off in a neck brace following a collision with Remi Allen.

I’ll be up in Manchester to cover the game – follow me on Twitter and Facebook for updates and photos (and hopefully video too).

 

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5 Responses to “Up for the Cup? Man City Women v Blues Ladies Preview”

  • Dave Mann says:

    Best of luck to the ladies and with the final being at wembley it’s all to play for and maybe another memorable day to look forward to! Kro

  • BhamCityJulian says:

    I fear that the halcyon days for the ladies is coming to a close as rivals up the ante on squad budgets. Let’s not repeat what the men’s’ board didn’t do when the Maximum wage was lifted and a few years later we were relegated, just over 50 years ago as it happens.

    Other established top tier clubs consigned themselves to also rans too at the time: Bolton, Preston, Blackpool, Burnley, Fulham, Charlton and closer to home Wolves.

    • almajir says:

      Julian

      That requires money though mate – and bearing in mind they’re semi-reliant on the men’s team do you think they have much?

      • BhamCityJulian says:

        History is repeating itself though. I hope when new owners come in they decide to pay catch up.

  • La La La says:

    Good luck Ladies
    Test their keeper out…KRO


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