Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Arsenal Women Arsecast Episode 2 – Seven Zero Sum Game

Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast.

On this month’s show we’re joined by the Guardian’s Women’s Football Correspondent Suzy Wrack (@SuzyWrack). Suzy and Tim talk about the record breaking Barclays deal to sponsor the WSL starting from next season and the impact it might have. We also chat about the recent record breaking attendances seen at Atletico Madrid and Juventus’ women’s teams and whether clubs in England could do more to generate this level of interest. Then Andrew and Tim have a chat about Arsenal Women’s title run-in, Katie McCabe’s new contract, the injury situation and we trail this month’s feature interview with Danielle Carter, who recently returned to action after 10 months out with a cruciate ligament injury.

If you are a regular listener via iTunes, if you would be so kind as to leave a review/rating that would be greatly appreciated.

Download iTunes Spotify Acast RSS

Related articles


Notify of

newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Funke Adesina

This was a very good podcast. Thanks Tim!! So I really want to know what happened on April 29th? I hope the women win the league this season.


You’ll see soon enough 🙂

Funke Adesina

Tim I asked this on twitter but I’m not sure if you saw it. Has Arsenal thought about having one of the men players come over for meet and greet during the women’s game. This might help sell a little bit more tickets, “come to see Ozil” and stay for a wonderful game.

Tim Stillman

I’m not sure if it’s something they’ve thought of- I guess they might consider it a bit of a distraction from the girls playing- which is what they’re trying to sell. But David Luiz went to the Chelsea Women game recently (wasn’t a marketing ploy so much, he turned up off his own back). I think in reality, it’s difficult to arrange at a ground like Boreham Wood.


Interesting. I actually do know what happened on April 29th, but intrigued that it’s such a spoiler for Stilberto 🙂 . I suspect a fun stroll down memory lane is planned. I’ll keep my lips sealed, though, saying no more than that it’s yet another one of those things that makes our great football club unique 🙂

Fun Gunner

Really interesting.

Well done to Katie McCabe. Lovely personality on the pitch as well as a great,versatile player.

The Barclays WSL sponsorship is fantastic news, landmark moment, but the FA/clubs must ensure that somehow, some of that money goes to the lower leagues, whether by a levy, or some other mechanism.

Suzy Wrack’s points about marketing were very good.

Fun Gunner

She even swayed me a bit on the subject of using the Emirates more!

Tim Stillman

Yeah I have to say it hasn’t bothered me before (Boreham Wood isn’t *that* hard to get to). But she’s right, it’s an exceptionally obvious and doable piece of marketing. Suzy actually wrote a really interesting piece off the back of this about activism over marketing when it comes to women’s football

Fun Gunner

Thanks, I’ll read that article.

Andy Allsopp

A great a podcast as optimistic as it was, actually, slightly depressing – optimistic in the sense of the investment, McCabe signing, and Sunday’s crunch game Vs Birmingham. Depressing because Yeovil have more or less gone to the wall today (points deducted and they will have to restructure as a semi-pro side) and because some of the obvious opportunities to sell the women’s game are still being missed (matches being screened live on concourse TVs at the Emirates prior to Sunday 4pm ko’s anyone? – your idea Tim – not rocket science, its just cross-marketing). There might be something to… Read more »

Tim Stillman

Indeed, the marketing team at the AWFC side work very hard, but it’s a small operation. They need the men’s side to be more joined up and think of these really obvious, free opportunities.

Fun Gunner

Excellent points. We could even learn from Man City re marketing, never mind Atleti and Juve.

I do like the new app overall, though

Share article

Featured on NewsNow

Support Arseblog

Latest posts

Latest Arsecast

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x