Welcome to a brand new episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, the number one podcast about Arsenal Women.

On this bonus edition of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Pippa talk about the recent decision to terminate the WSL season with the Guardian’s women’s football writer Suzy Wrack. Have the FA lacked ambition with the decision to terminate? Does it reflect badly on England and its commitment to women’s football that it hasn’t found a way to return? The panel discusses the decision in-depth.

In Germany, the Frauen Bundesliga will return this weekend, however and to talk about Germany’s approach to getting women’s football back up and running, Tim is joined by Ellen Hanisch from the Frauen reden uber fussball [FURF] podcast. Tim and Ellen chat about the current situation in the Bundesliga table, how Germany was able to get the show back on the road for women’s teams, the situation with USV Jena who are not allowed to train yet but will be asked to play and some of the games and players to look out for.

You can follow Suzy on twitter @SuzyWrack and you can follow Ellen @ellen_hanisch

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Peter Story Teller

Despite what they say in public it is still questionable whether the ‘old boy’ institution of the FA is fully committed to women’s football in the UK. Just look at the hoops and circus tricks that clubs had to perform to join the WSL in the first place. Hardly conducive to encouraging already established clubs to become involved never mind new ones and it says all you need to know when recent winners of the second tier cannot join the WSL since it was impossible for them to meet the FA criteria. As I have mentioned before, the pittance that… Read more »

Christopher Humphrey

Excellent work Tim. Great insight from Suzie Wrack.
BUT how depressing for the Women’s game in this country.
My first reaction to the FA is one of anger.
The hype and the gloss that accompanied the Barclay’s sponsorship of the first fully professional women’s league in the world has evaporated into a chaotic scene.
The “leadership” from the FA is totally spineless and put to shame (again!) by the German response.