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Join Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper, and a host of guests from the women's football world as they take you through the WSL each week.

The Offside Rule: WSL Edition Offside Rule: WSL Edition

    • Soccer
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Join Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper, and a host of guests from the women's football world as they take you through the WSL each week.

    Matt Beard, Lee Sanders and Erin Brockovich

    Matt Beard, Lee Sanders and Erin Brockovich

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are joined by the BBC's Tom Garry and the Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chloe Morgan. Former West Ham manager Matt Beard discusses his departure from the club in his first broadcast interview since leaving the Hammers. Plus news of managerial movement at Spurs and we're joined by Durham Boss Lee Sanders to talk WSL Championship.
    RUNNING ORDER:
    Part 1 - New jobs and life at Palace (01.00)
    Part 2a - West Ham chat (04.10)
    Part 2b - Matt Beard interview (10.00)
    Part 3 - Spurs chat (21.00)
    Part 4a - A look into the WSL Championship (28.40)
    Part 4b - Lee Sanders interview, Durham Manager (36.40)
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    • 51 min
    Derby matches, noisy neighbours and the Women's Football Weekend

    Derby matches, noisy neighbours and the Women's Football Weekend

    Kait Borsay is joined by the BBC's Jo Currie and the former Everton and Liverpool forward Courtney Sweetman-Kirk to discuss the talking points from the weekend's WSL action, including the Manchester Derby, a London derby, and the Birmingham Derby. Plus Man City's Laura Coombs is a Lioness once more.
    RUNNING ORDER:
    PART 1 - Jo on interviewing 'The Pinoe' and Courtney chats life at Sheffield United (01.00)
    PART 2 - Manchester United 2 - Manchester City 2 (08.40)
    PART 3a - Arsenal 1 - Chelsea 1 (16.40)
    PART 3b - Everton 1 - Reading 1 (22.15)
    PART 4a - Aston Villa 0 - Birmingham City 1 (26.45)
    PART 4b - Bristol City 2 - Tottenham 2 (29.10)
    PART 4c - West Ham 0 - Brighton 1 (32.55)
    PART 5 - Lionesses training squad discussed and Euro Qualifiers preview (35.40)
    PART 6 - League Cup preview (41.20)
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    • 48 min
    Manchester United the new kids on the block, Chelsea the leaders of the pack, West Ham and Aston Villa finally on song

    Manchester United the new kids on the block, Chelsea the leaders of the pack, West Ham and Aston Villa finally on song

    Arsenal blogger Tim Stillman joins Lynsey Hooper and Kait Borsay to discuss the Gunners' defeat to Manchester United, who now top the WSL for the very first time - we hear from United's goalscorer Ella Toone. Plus why Bethany England deserves a place in Chelsea's starting eleven, we discuss first league wins of the season for West Ham and Aston Villa, Alex Morgan finally makes her Spurs debut and we have a rant about girls' football academies.
    RUNNING ORDER:
    PART 1 - Footballing Dads (01.00)
    PART 2a - Manchester United 1 - Arsenal 0 (02.47)
    PART 2b - Ella Toone interview (11.10)
    PART 3 a - Chelsea 4 - Everton 0 (19.10)
    PART 3b - Birmingham City 1 - West Ham United 2 (27.40)
    PART 3c - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - Aston Villa 2 (30.50)
    PART 3d - Manchester City 8 - Bristol City 1 (33.10)
    PART 3e - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Reading 1 (39.00)
    PART 4 - Girls' football academies chat
    PART 5 - The Women's Football Weekend preview (47.00)
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    • 55 min
    City's slickers win the FA Cup, Rising Star Jess Park joins us and we play Pointless!

    City's slickers win the FA Cup, Rising Star Jess Park joins us and we play Pointless!

    Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper and the BBC's Jo Currie review the Women's FA Cup Final which was won by Manchester City, beating Everton 3-1 after extra time. We hear from City's rising star Jess Park about that win, Lynsey makes a bold prediction about the League and we play Pointless!
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - covering the Wembley showpiece with no fans and Jo's new Cup Final coat! (01.00)
    PART 2a - FA Cup Final review Manchester City 3 - Everton 1 (06.43)
    PART 2b - Manchester City forward Jess Park speaks to Kait (22.20)
    PART 3 - We play Pointless! (36.35)
    PART 4 - Conti Cup and WSL previews (38.55)
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    • 53 min
    Natasha Dowie: The Offside Rule Exclusives

    Natasha Dowie: The Offside Rule Exclusives

    The AC Milan striker Natasha Dowie joins Lynsey Hooper and Jen O'Neill to discuss her footballing career that's taken her from London, to Merseyside, America, Australia and now Italy.  She also talks about being overlooked by England, and how she almost rejoined Liverpool in 2020.   
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    • 57 min
    Feed the Viv, Reading rock City, and Lionesses aim for the top

    Feed the Viv, Reading rock City, and Lionesses aim for the top

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are joined by The Athletic's women's football correspondent Katie Whyatt to praise Arsenal's prolific striker.

    There's also an interview with Reading boss Kelly Chambers and we hear from Baroness Sue Campbell as well about the FA's plan for growing the women's game.

    RUNNING ORDER 

    PART 1a - Athletic chat (01.40)

    PART 2a - Arsenal 6-1 Spurs - all hail Viv (03.00)

    PART 2b - Reading 1-1 City (16.20)

    PART 2c - Kelly Chambers, manager, on Grace Maloney, Champions League, and Viv Miedema (19.30)

    PART 3a - Everton 2-2 Brighton (28.30)

    PART 3b - West Ham 2-4 Manchester Utd (33.00)

    PART 3c - Bristol 0-4 Birmingham (37.00)

    PART 4a - FA’s new strategy (39.30)

    PART 4b - Germany v England mini preview (44.20)

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

kbfootnv ,

Looking forward to the season and podcast

I really enjoyed the season preview. This will be a great season in the WSL, and I'm looking forwrd to listening to this podcast weekly.

kskerrett ,

Offside Trap WSL Edition rocks!

As a longtime supporter of Canadian women’s football (#Canwnt), I’ve only just started appreciating the energy and quality of the WSL - from here in Ottawa. One of my recent discoveries is this wonderful, high quality podcast covering the League with intelligence, knowledge, and humour.

I’m devastated to have just learned about the suspension of production! Let me assure you all - hosts, producers, and potential sponsors: there is a vast potential market for women’s football and WSL specifically. But that potential may depend crucially on the independent but professional production of podcasts such as this one for it to grow. Sponsors that recognize this, and get in to support this kind of media, will gain much respect and recognition for playing a key role in building this game. I greatly hope the quality of this podcast is recognized and sponsorship deals are reached quickly.

I look forward to the rapid return of Offside Trap WSL edition.

Kevin S
Ottawa, Canada
Twitter: @Atletico613

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