The 2019 Scottish Women’s Football Review

As the end of the year approaches Leading the Line has jumped upon the reflective bandwagon to review what was another massive year for the continued growth of Scottish women's football. From heartbreak in Paris to cup final drama at Tynecastle, Editor Chris Marshall brings you the year that was for Scottish women's football based …

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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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LTL Podcast Ep. 1 – The Making of the Women’s World Cup

Episode One of the Leading the Line Podcast is now live where I spoke to Kieran Theivam, co-author of The Making of the Women's World Cup and long time women's football journalist. As well as taking a dive into some of the stories found in this collection of pieces detailing the history of the tournament, …

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Embracing Scotland’s Women: The Tartan Army at Home

This is the first instalment in a three part piece looking at Scottish football fandom during the Women's World Cup. In part one I speak to some stalwarts of the Tartan Army before the men's side take on Cyprus In Glasgow. I get their opinions on what they've seen of the Women's World Cup so …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #6

It's the final pack opening before the World Cup starts in earnest on Friday when hosts France take on South Korea in Paris in front what is set to be one of a number of sell out crowds across the country. In this pack Japan and Jamaica feature once again, we meet our first African …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #5

It's pack number five of the Leading the Line Got, Got, Need to Know Women's World Cup Preview. This time round we have a double feature fromm the Japanese squad, talk Caribbean goalkeepers and are astounded by an Arsenal double winner. So without much further ado, let's tear in. Sticker 1: Yuika Sugasawa, Japan Forward …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #4

It's pack four of The Got, Got, Need to Know Women's World Cup Preview from Leading the Line. In this pack we get to know the origins of the tournaments mascot, unveil a player who hasn't made the tournament and meet a Brazilian legend not named Marta. So without much further ado, let's tear in. …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #3

These might not come out one day after another but I will get through all six packs before kick off in Paris on the 7th June that is a Leading the Line promise. So without much further ado let's tear in to pack three of the week. Sticker 1: Hayley Lauder, Scotland This preview is …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #2

It's day two of six in the great Leading the Line Women's World Cup Sticker pack unveiling. A quick reminder that the idea is to cover 30 topics in relation to this summer's tournament, so without much further ado, let's crack into pack two! Sticker 1: Brazil Squad Brazil come into this summer's tournament having …

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The Women’s World Cup Got, Got, Need to Know Preview: Pack #1

We are now just six days away from the start of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and soon the camaraderie that has been so prevalent throughout the build up will take a back seat to the competition itself with the twenty four competing nations looking to show the world exactly what women's football is …

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