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Lauren Barnes interview: Reign defender set adrift on Seattle bliss

Photo: JaneG. Photography

Photo: JaneG. Photography


Seattle Reign have taken the National Women’s Soccer League by storm this year, and while the regular season winners have had a relentless intensity, consistently impressive defender Lauren Barnes has been doing her bit to keep it all rather mellow. Read more →

Christie Murray interview: Canada calls but it all gets ‘complicated’ for the Scots

Christie Murray (left) with teammates Emma Mitchell(centre) and Caroline Weir (right) after Arsenal Ladies' 2014 FA Women's Cup win.

Christie Murray (left) with teammates Emma Mitchell (centre) and Caroline Weir (right) after Arsenal Ladies’ 2014 FA Women’s Cup win.


Arsenal Ladies midfielder Christie Murray is out to ensure the Flower of Scotland is represented at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, even if the players have to borrow a certain something from host nation Canada. Read more →

Glen Little interview: Full-back Enemy No. 1 – Clarets and Royals favourite keeps it classic


Twenty years after his breakthrough in football, one-time Premier League winger Glen Little is anticipating another new season as a player, but it only seems right that he stays true to that flavour of the old school. Read more →

Lianne Sanderson interview: ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing’ for England forward


Life and football overlap in many ways, and in both, everything is not always as it appears. Boston Breakers and England forward Lianne Sanderson is acutely aware of that, but as her on-field ambition burns on, staying true to who she is remains the endeavour most dear to her. Read more →

Sara Thunebro interview: Moving on up on the left side – Sweden defender shares the stage

Photo courtesy of Anders Kjaersgaard /

Photo courtesy of Anders Kjaersgaard /


With well over 100 international caps as well as appearances at multiple major tournaments, Sweden left-back Sara Thunebro has featured alongside many notable performers, and she is only too happy to hand the limelight over. Read more →