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Referee suspended for using rock/paper/scissors to decide kickoff in Women's Super League

Rock, Paper, Scissors was used instead of the traditional coin toss
Rock/paper/scissors was used instead of the traditional coin toss.

The English Football Association has suspended a referee after he used an impromptu game of rock/paper/scissors to decide the kickoff of a recent Women's Super League match.

Realising he'd left his coin in the dressing room, official David McNamara asked the two captains of Manchester City and Reading -- Steph Houghton and Kirsty Pearce, respectively -- to determine which side kicked off.

This, as the FA will tell you, directly contravenes the laws of the game, which specify that a coin toss must...

Manchester United Women earn 12-0 win at Aston Villa in league opener

Manchester United's Women ran riot at Boldmere St Michaels F.C. as they beat hosts Aston Villa Ladies 12-0 in their Women's Championship opener.

Jess Sigworth was the visitors' star as she netted five, having completed her hat trick before half-time; and the match was watched by a crowd of over 1,000.

United announced they were re-forming their women's team six months ago after 13 years and their first match was a 1-0 win over rivals Liverpool, a result that immediately increased...

Rachel Brown-Finnis: This is the dawn of a new era for women's football

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Former England and Everton goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis has told ESPN she believes that no one will be able to steal Chelsea's crown in the Women's Super League (WSL).

The top-flight English competition returns on Sunday, with Chelsea opening their title defence against Manchester City.

The new campaign marks a watershed moment for women's football as this season will, for the first time, see all players in the league play as full-time professionals.

"This has been the next big step that we, as...

Manchester United hire Casey Stoney as women's team coach

Casey Stoney

MANCHESTER, England -- Casey Stoney's appointment as Manchester United women's head coach shows the club's desire to see the new team succeed, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Stoney, who won 130 England caps, will lead United in next season's Women's Championship after the FA granted the club a licence.

It brought to an end United's 13-year absence from the senior women's game after the team was disbanded in 2005.

"Appointing Casey shows the desire we have to succeed and her experience...

Premier League clubs have 'responsibility' to women's teams - Man City chairman

Manchester City's Jill Scott
Jill Scott joined Manchester City Women in 2012 and they finished second in the Women's Super League this season.

Premier League clubs have an obligation to have women's teams, Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak has said.

Manchester City Women were relaunched in 2012, with the club investing heavily in players including England internationals such as Steph Houghton, Karen Bardsley and Jill Scott, and won the league four years later.

But many other Premier League clubs have been slow to start a women's team, including neighbours Manchester United, who will launch their side in the second tier next...