LTL Podcast. Ep. 54 – Leading the Line Meets Cailin Michie

Chris is back and on this occasion is joined by Pitea IF defender Cailin Michie. They discuss her successful spell at Hibernian, how the move to Sweden came about and her transition to full time football, life living just outside the Arctic Circle and her future ambitions before as always rounding things off with some …

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The Long Read: Motherhood

A lot can happen in nine months. For Scottish women's football it can cover the entirety of a season contrasting the most exuberant of highs with the most despairing of lows. An emotional rollercoaster that can leave your skin tingling as endorphins pulsate through every pore one minute before rising nausea grows from the pit …

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LTL Podcast Ep. 37 – Women’s Football in Northern Ireland

For this special look at women's football in Northern Ireland and it's growing influence on the Scottish game Chris Marshall (@MFPTasty) is joined by Laura Clarke (@Clarkie8) to discuss how the game is growing in her home country, the impact of Northern Irish players on this season's SWPL and how the national side have been …

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Women’s Football Around the World: Atlético de Madrid Femenino

We spend a lot of time on Leading the Line talking about fan experience with the desire to increase support and coverage of women's football becoming heightened as a new Scottish season starts to emerge on the horizon. With that in mind editor, Chris Marshall, used a December trip to Madrid to see how things …

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Women’s Football Travels: Women’s World Cup – France 2019

This article first appeared in the July issue of Football Weekends magazine however things have happened so I'm now unleashing it on anybody who wasn't able to pick up the magazine, it follows my travels to France for this summer's World Cup including two games in Paris and a Scotland defeat in Rennes.  It's a long read so settle in …

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Real Madrid Feminino, Finally.

It's long been a point of debate. How can the richest club in the world (as published in the most recently collated Money League by financial services firm Deloitte) not have a women's football side? Especially in a country where world attendance records have been set (This season Atletico Madrid took on Barcelona at the …

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Amelia del Castillo: La Pionera

  Situated halfway between the centre of Spain's capital Madrid and the picturesque day-tripper destination of Aranjuez the community of Pinto is not the kind of place where you would expect a revolution to have begun, never mind one that would not only have a lasting impact on women's football in the Iberian Peninsula but on …

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