Women’s World Cup: She’s a bit like… Tony Adams (Faye White)


6th, September 2007


fayewhitecup.gifThis is the first in a series of posts aimed at familiarising you with some of the England ladies. Let me just state for the sake of my conscience that I have a problem with comparing female athletes to men, for all sorts of ranty feminist reasons that I won’t bore you with now. But it’s a simple way to find out a bit more about the girls who’re out in China, and gives me an opportunity to poke fun at the likes of Tony Adams, so everyone’s a winner.

Faye White
plays at the heart of Arsenal’s and England’s defence with all the same majesty and lion-heartedness as the legendary Gunners captain, and also wears the armband for both. She’s tall, assured, and has a head that could demolish houses. And the bonus for Hope Powell is that White never turns up for training stubbly, reeking of booze and slurring her words.

Georgina Turner writes for Kickster, Shiny Media’s brand new blog dedicated to women’s football

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  1. Ashley says:

    I met Faye White once at an Arsenal Ladies game. And she was really great. Spoke to all the kids and was a fantastic ambassador for the team. The Tony Adams analogy is bang on – she is an incredible leader on the pitch

  2. cj says:

    well i hope the coach wouldnt know if SHE was stubbly haha, sorry i had to