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Join Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper, and a host of guests are here to take you through the WSL and beyond

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Join Kait Borsay, Lynsey Hooper, and a host of guests are here to take you through the WSL and beyond

    Leah's Lionesses, City's ever-growing injury list, and Kirby's corners

    Leah's Lionesses, City's ever-growing injury list, and Kirby's corners

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are joined this week by The Athletic's Holly Percival to talk all about England and to preview the WSL fixtures for this weekend.
    This week: is Leah the best captain choice? Who knew Kirby could take corners? Not Emma Hayes that's for sure! And is Manchester United v Chelsea set to be a goal fest?
    All that plus we hear from City striker Janine Beckie ahead of their monster clash with Arsenal (that injury list is a worry though!)
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - The Women of FIFA 22 (02.00)

    PART 2 - Luxembourg 0-10 England (03.30)

    PART 3 - WSL Previews (16.00)
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    • 41 min
    We’re cheering like we’ve won the Champions League

    We’re cheering like we’ve won the Champions League

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are back and joined by Arsenal Womens correspondent for Arseblog News, Tim Stillman.

    On the podcast today; Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United continue their impressive starts but all find themselves below Brighton & Hove Albion in the table - we hear from Brighton forward Ellie Brazil on the secret to their fantastic early season form.

    Plus Robyn Cowen joins us after Chelsea thrashed Everton 4-0 and the Champions League group stages are drawn.
     
    RUNNING ORDER

    Man City 1-2 Spurs (3:20)

    Reading 0-4 Arsenal (8:30)

    Chelsea 4-0 Everton (16:20)

    Leicester City 1-3 Manchester United (26:00)

    Birmingham City 0-5 Brighton & Hove Albion (29:40)

    West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa (42:30)

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    • 54 min
    Have we had purring on the podcast before?

    Have we had purring on the podcast before?

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are back and joined by BBC Women’s Sport Reporter Jo Currie to reflect on an eventful opening weekend in the WSL.

    On the podcast today, we run the rule over all six opening fixtures including Arsenal’s impressive win over Chelsea, fantastic debuts for Man City, VAR controversy and a tribute to Lance Hardy.

    RUNNING ORDER

    Arsenal 3-2 Chelsea (2:10)

    Everton 0-4 Man City (15:45)

    Spurs 1-0 Birmingham (22:30)

    Manchester United 2-0 Reading (25:05)

    Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (32:40)

    Brighton 2-0 West Ham (36:05)

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    • 49 min
    The 2021/22 WSL Preview Show

    The 2021/22 WSL Preview Show

    Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper are back and joined by She Kicks editor Jen O'Neil to get you in the mood for the upcoming WSL season.
    On the show you'll hear from not one, not two, but FOUR players from across the league. We'll be talking you through our contenders, ones to watch, and those who we think will be slightly treading water this season. So stop reading this and get listening!
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1 - Contenders feat Arsenal’s Katie McCabe (05.00)

    PART 2a - Ones to watch with Man United’s Ella Toone (26.00)
    PART 2b - Newbies with Leicester’s Hannah Cain (37.00)

    PART 3 - Middlers with Spurs’ Shelina Zadorsky (45.00)

    PART 4 - Relegation worriers (55.00)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    A gold medal winning show

    A gold medal winning show

    It's Canada who become gold medal winners at the Olympics after they beat Sweden on penalties to become champions. Joining Lynsey Hooper to go through the final and the tournament as a whole is Kait Borsay and Tim Stillman.
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    • 36 min
    It's bronze for the USA as Matildas waltz out of Tokyo

    It's bronze for the USA as Matildas waltz out of Tokyo

    Join Kait Borsay, broadcaster and Former Matilda Alicia Ferguson and Jen O'Neil from She Kicks for a full debrief of the bronze medal goal fest at Tokyo 2020.
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1a - Australia 3-4 USA (1.30)
    PART 1b - Meg Linehan on USA (17.00)
    PART 2 - Gold medal match preview (24.45)
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

D27Mess ,

#1 for me

I have been meaning to leave a review for the Offside Rule WSL Edition for a while now. For me, this is the top podcast in terms of in-depth WSL analysis coupled with a great rotating cast of guests.

I enjoy listening to the hosts weekly but the addition of different perspectives, whether from current and former international players, players in the league, or journalists who cover the league ensures this pod is a cut above the rest.

The production quality is also noteworthy. I personally can’t stand listening to amateurish podcasts where it can be difficult to clearly hear the audio, particularly when guests are remote via phone, Zoom, etc.

Bonus content: the insight from The Athletic’s dedicated WSL reporter Katie Whyatt and the occasional tactical analysis from Michael Cox.

I look forward to the pod every week and should be essential listening to anyone who seriously follows the league.

ms. boyski ,

The best WSL coverage

This podcast is professional, insightful, complete and great fun. Do not miss it!!!

Hevding88 ,

One of the Women’s Football Essentials

This pod is definitely in the top 3 women’s football podcasts! The production is top notch, great knowledgeable hosts, the best guests and interviews. I’m in the US so manage to drag myself out of bed at 4:30am for the Manchester United games but this is a great pod to stay up to date with what’s going on in the rest of the league. 10/10 Would recommend.

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