City Women Blog was established in 2017 with the aim of increasing the quality of the coverage of women’s football, specifically concentrating on the club we love – Manchester City Women.
We felt that the overall coverage of the game was not up to the same standard as the men’s game, and we want to change that.
There are a wealth of excellent journalists working within the women’s game, but our aim is to create a presence that produces content that’s not only great to read, but is also great to look at. We think that graphics in women’s football aren’t taken as seriously in the women’s game as the men’s, and we think that’s a shame. Here, we aim to produce custom graphics for every player, match, article and stat.
A huge part of City Women Blog is our statistical data gathering. Over the 2017-18 FA WSL 1 campaign, we’ll be trialling a system that will aim to bring you metrics on every touch, pass, tackle, goal scored, and more. Players can be compared using real-world data, their development can be tracked over the season and arguments between fans can finally be settled – just who is City’s best striker?
We also cover the usual – match previews, analysis, player interviews, opinion pieces and fan-led discussion, but we also like to be a bit different. Our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series will take a look at some of the people that work at City to give you an insight of what it takes to run a football club like City Women when it debuts later in the season, and our upcoming video coverage from training sessions, matches and press conferences are hard to find elsewhere.
Worth noting – you’ll find no sugar-coated opinions here. If City played the worst game of football ever seen, expect us to have a bit of a moan. Similarly, if we win every game 8-0 expect every article to include pictures of Jane Ross’ head Photoshopped onto fluffy kittens (stay with us).
Finally, we believe in giving back. Having seen Manchester City Ladies run on the kindness of volunteers just a few years ago, we know more than most what investment can do for women in sport. That’s why we want to do as much as possible for those that can benefit from help the most. Head over to our charity page to find out what we’re doing to help get more women and girls into sport and to help the wider community in the very small way that we can.