Ladies kick off delayed
By Les Roberts
Updated Monday, 17th August 2009
Everton Ladies were due to kick off the season yesterday (Sunday 16th August) but, for some reason, they never.As usual, there is no explanation anywhere for the delay in kicking off the season but Everton Ladies will now start the campaign, at Leeds Carnegie on Sunday 6th September.
But half of the scheduled fixtures took place yesterday so the league table is going to be a bit skewed for a few weeks!
Arsenal and Chelsea Ladies also failed to make the big kick off, and they don't start the season until 20th September, so maybe the Women's FA are introudcuing some sort of system whereby the rest of the teams get a head start and last season's top three have to then play catch up.
The only other explanation I can think of is that it has something to do with European competition.
Whatever the reason, as far as Everton Ladies are concerned, there'll be no women's football until September 6th and Everton's first home game, back at Marine's gorund, won't be until September 27th when the Blue Belles play Nottingham Forest Ladies.