Birthday girl Lucy Bronze is backing Ella Toone to be a future England great as the Lionesses look ahead to
Is Phil Neville a good manager? Will England, or anyone, ever reach USA’s level? Are parent clubs from men’s football harming the women’s league?
These were just some of the topics up for discussion at the National Football Museum on Friday night as part of the annual Football Writer’s Festival.
They currently hold all three English domestic trophies – with the FA Women’s Cup and the Continental Tyres Cup as well – and were unbeaten in 2016, conceding just four goals in sixteen games.
It is 51 years since an England captain last lifted a major trophy, but there is genuine belief that Steph Houghton will emulate Bobby Moore in just three weeks and become a national icon.
Lucy Bronze delivered a hammer blow to the rest of Euro 2017, stating England are only going to get better ahead of their clash with Spain on Sunday.
Big things are expected of Manchester City this season and defender Lucy Bronze claims the opportunity to make history is spurring the side on.
Manchester City Women’s striker Toni Duggan was the first to be recognised when the 2014/15 season awards were announced on Wednesday night.
After scoring an astonishing 35 goals in 15 games in the Women’s Premier League last season for Blackburn, England Under-17 international Georgia Stanway was courted by Manchester City resulting in a dream move.
Manchester City’s Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze helped England’s Lionesses overcome a 1-0 deficit against former champions Norway to set up a World Cup quarter-final with hosts Canada on Saturday.
The occasion will mark the first women’s England international being held at Wembley, with 55,000 people set to attend, ahead of the 2015 World Cup in Canada.