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Lara Dickenmann interview: ‘Stand by the jams’ – Swiss star rewinds the rhythm

Photo: VfL Wolfsburg

Photo: VfL Wolfsburg

 

Before starting afresh with VfL Wolfsburg last year, Switzerland’s Lara Dickenmann checked out at Olympique Lyonnais having excelled during seven trophy-filled seasons in France in which she cemented her name at the highest level, although there once was an era when it was someone else’s beat the two-time UEFA Champions League winner played to. Read more →

Andressinha interview: The verses in waiting for Brazil’s young artista at work

 

A FIFA World Cup starter and full professional at 20, Brazil’s Andressa ‘Andressinha’ Machry has already shown just how she can orchestrate in midfield, playing with a verve that represents possibility in various forms for a prospect completely devoted to the game. Read more →

Shaka Hislop interview: Ex-Soca Warriors keeper and the Hammers’ three-point key to Graceland

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop in his current role as an ESPN Soccer analyst.

Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop in his current role as an ESPN Soccer analyst.

 

Most of Shaka Hislop’s 15 years as a professional player were staged in the Premier League, and music has always had a way of lighting up moments inside and outside of the game for the ex-Trinidad and Tobago goalkeeper, including when it came to a specific West Ham United ritual which was fit for a king. Read more →

Demi Stokes interview: Lionesses defender’s breakout beats with the Bulls

Photo: VictoriaHaydn/MCFCphotos

Photo: VictoriaHaydn/MCFCphotos

 

Swiftly restored to the England team and looking ahead to Champions League football with Manchester City, left-back Demi Stokes can flip the pages back to the targets set during her University of South Florida chapter with immense pride, to go with some tuneful reminders of the Sunshine State. Read more →

Colin Bell interview: A new dawn breaks for Champions League-winning coach

Photo: Huebner/Ulrich / Courtesy of 1.FFC Frankfurt

Photo courtesy of 1.FFC Frankfurt

 

After over three decades in Germany as both a player and coach, the lights have faded to black on Englishman Colin Bell’s time at UEFA Women’s Champions League winners 1.FFC Frankfurt to usher in the next act with Norway’s Avaldsnes IL, and it gives the former Leicester City youngster a platform for new narratives in a truly varied tale of football, music and life. Read more →