Welcome to the latest update from the Manchester City Women Official Supporters’ Club.
This week, we have seen a lot more lockdown restrictions eased as we edge towards normality slowly but surely. Men’s football has returned behind-closed-doors and we wait to see if this is how women’s football will return. I guess that only time will tell and I will leave that debate for another time when we have some actual idea of any plans to be set in motion.
Our online threads have continued to be as busy as ever. As we posted last week, we have been collecting orders for our brand new 2020 Yearbook. This year, we are obviously selling more copies online and earlier than in past years with the situation as it is. We have had lots of orders and have been busy packaging them up for posting and triple checking addresses, it is a very busy job I can tell you! Please get in touch on Twitter (@MCWFC_OSC) if you would like to order a copy, we do have a few left.
Our transfer merry-go-round started this week as we learnt that Karima Benameur Taieb has signed a new deal while Tessa Wullaert has decide to move on. Tessa was a double domestic cup winner at City and while we will miss her, we wish her well in the future. Karima signing on for another two years means that City again have three top class keepers on the books with Ellie Roebuck, who pushed Lauren Hemp all the way for our OSC Player of the Season recently, plus the long anticipated return to fitness of Karen Bardsley who was forced to sit out last season injured.
We were afforded a fantastic opportunity from the club this week. Our members were invited to sign up for a virtual Q & A with our new head coach Gareth Taylor and midfielder Jill Scott. Lots of members were happy to sign up and take part. A huge variety of questions were fired at both Gareth and Jill, from who we are signing and what the aims are for the new season to Jill’s ambitions and favourite games. Gareth also chatted about his City playing career and his involvement in the 1999 Second Division play-off final, so as you can see we really did get through a considerable range of subjects.
The OSC would like to take this opportunity to again thank our wonderful club for making events like this possible. It really helps us all stay connected to the team and the club. City don’t have to do it but the fact that they do and go that extra yard for us as supporters is greatly appreciated.
Wishing you all continued good health. Stay safe and we will be back again next week.
Dave (Committee member – MCWFC OSC)