Welcome to this week’s update on all matters here at Manchester City Women Official Supporters’ Club.
As usual, I would like to start by saying that I hope that you are keeping safe and well and are coping with the ongoing difficult times which we find ourselves in.
The obvious place to start this week is with the news that the cancellation of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League season seems imminent. I don’t really want to comment too much on this until an official announcement is made and we are all aware of the final decision. There are major difficulties and issues to be ironed out and I suspect that it will not please everybody, but we shall see.
OSC-wise, this week has again seen us staying interactive online with our amazing members. Last Friday saw our now obligatory Twitter quiz which is getting more and more popular and we must also thank our member Peter Simpson for posting many online teasers and spot the differences to keep everyone’s minds active. Peter has been very busy writing a new Manchester City Women Stats and Records book, which will be published later this year. We have been very happy to help him in the preparation of this book with proof reading while another one of our members, Dave Coop, has contributed his fantastic photos.
Another book that we are very happy to reveal is coming along at a pace is our 2020 Manchester City Women OSC Yearbook. Author Andrew Waldon has been busy compiling this year’s edition with unique problems obviously presented by the current situation. The previous two yearbooks have been complete sell outs and we hope that this year’s will prove just as popular. We will keep everyone updated as to when and where the book will be available.
In addition to our Twitter quiz, there has been another popular feature on social media this week. The feature was our very own Ultimate Game World Cup. We chose eight classic Manchester City Women games from the professional era and paired them off against each other in a knockout cup format with a Twitter poll deciding the games which progressed to the next stage. The winner was our historic home clash against Chelsea in 2016 which saw us clinch our first FA Women’s Super League title. That game saw off last year’s Women’s FA Cup final success against West Ham United to become the official Manchester City Women OSC ‘Ultimate Game’. Thank you to all who took part in this feature as well as our other social media activities, they all help us all to keep connected.
Our ‘Team MCWFC OSC’ have continued to rack up the miles in the ‘100k in May’ challenge to raise money for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. We have now more than doubled our initial target on our JustGiving page. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, everyone here at the OSC including our runners Simon, Akalyna and Lou are very grateful for your support and encouragement. You can still donate by clicking here.
As always, let me sign off by saying stay safe and please remember to get in touch if we can help you in these difficult times.
I will be back again with another update next week.
Dave (Committee member – MCWFC OSC)