Welcome to our latest Manchester City Women Official Supporters’ Club weekly update.
I hope that everyone is well and that you are still finding ways to stay connected as the Covid-19 situation continues.
The biggest news for us since our last weekly update is obviously that we have a new manager. Everyone at the OSC is delighted with Gareth Taylor’s appointment and we cannot wait to be back singing and shouting for him and the team when the time is right. We posted a more detailed reaction to the appointment last week on this website, so you may wish to check it out.
Voting continues amongst our members for our OSC Player of the Season award. This year’s voting is shaping up to be the closest that we have ever had with a number of players in contention for the award. All members who have not yet voted should note that you only have until Sunday to do so. Every member who does vote will be entered into a prize draw to win a Manchester City home shirt signed by the whole squad.
Last Friday evening saw us host a virtual branch meeting via social media. Lots of members joined in and it was great to see everyone after such a long time. We chatted about all things City, Taylor and most other issues including my hair! Our special guest was FA Women’s Super League Full-Time’s very own Dan Pentland and we hosted a Q & A session where we covered lots of further topics. It was a brilliant evening, one which we hope to repeat again and on behalf of the OSC, I would like to take this opportunity to again thank Dan for his time.
The rumour mill is in full swing and this week alone has seen City linked with Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood, Lucy Staniforth and Ebony Salmon to name a few. The validity of these rumours will no doubt be revealed in due course, however, we feel that with our new manager now in place, City will focus fully on player recruitment during the summer months. It will be a very exciting time for sure.
At time of writing, we still have not had official confirmation of how the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s final standings are to be decided. We also await to see if the Women’s FA Cup is to now be completed after all with some reports stating the remaining ties could be played early next season. We will keep hold of our tickets for the quarter-final tie at Leicester City just in case.
Finally, everyone on the OSC committee is also proud to see our Twitter followers pass the 5000 mark last week. We are glad that people seem to enjoy what we do. To celebrate our latest landmark, we are running a competition on Twitter to win a special signed prize and free other goodies, so check it out if you fancy entering.
Take care, stay safe and look after yourselves and each other and I will be back again next week with another update.
Dave (Committee member – MCWFC OSC)