Another of the Pies cut-out-and-keep guides to England’s women (note: if cutting out and keeping ensure you cut the printed version, not your monitor).
Smith, who plays for Arsenal, is Englandâ€™s best – at least, most influential – player by a country mile, with the ability to change a game in the time it takes her to drop her shoulder. Sheâ€™s tough, fast and goes in looking like sheâ€™d break your leg if it got her the ball. Sheâ€™s also the owner of a scorching hot temper when things arenâ€™t going well. Not that weâ€™re suggesting anything Wayne, if youâ€™re reading this and feeling particularly litigious.
Over the past few years Smith has won Women’s International Player Of The Year (2005), FIFA Women’s World Player Of The Year (2006) and player of the tournament at this year’s China Cup. All this in addition to helping Arsenal to a European Quadruple last season. Maybe Le Boss should consider her as a replacement for Thierry…
Georgina Turner writes for Kickster, Shiny Media’s brand new blog dedicated to women’s football