With the dust having now settled after Friday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship announcements, we felt that it was time to take stock of the season from a Manchester City Women Official Supporters’ Club point of view.
Firstly, we would like to offer congratulations to both Chelsea and Aston Villa and their supporters on their awarded championship successes. We also send our commiserations to Liverpool and their fans.
This is football and we all know that anything could have happened in those last few games, that is why we all love the game so much, however, a difficult discussion was made and we are sure that the rights and wrongs will be debated for many years by fans. The situation of course was a totally unique one and we are not sure whether there was an actual solution that will have pleased everyone. From Manchester City’s point of view, we all obviously feel that we certainly could have won the league title and whether we would have done it is a question that we will never now know the answer to.
The fact that Manchester City have now qualified for the UEFA Women’s Champions League for five seasons running is a statistic that definitely should be celebrated. It highlights remarkable consistency, especially when you throw in this season’s managerial switch and huge parts of the season navigated without star players such as Karen Bardsley, Aoife Mannion and Ellen White.
There are plenty of things that will live long in our memories as Manchester City fans including the Etihad derby victory (where we as an OSC were guests of the club), a 10-0 record win over Ipswich Town in the Women’s FA Cup (a competition may be completed early next season) and that incredible match against Chelsea that finished 3-3 and had just about everything in it. Although we did not add to our impressive haul of six trophies in six years, we still have much to look back on with pride and of course, so much to look forward to under our new manager in 2020/2021.
Hope you all have a pleasant summer, please keep supporting this website and FA Women’s Super League Full-Time magazine, stay safe and see you all next season when we can do it all again.
The Manchester City Women Official Supporters’ Club committee