2024/25 Women's Squad Speculation, Confirmation and Mutual Termination

Appiah without the pace
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Davidson has announced she won't be back. Sounds like we told her no thanks.
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5YsNQ2L_gB/?igsh=d2FkbjE3OTFqd2Vi
Legend
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15K
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almost 17 years
2ndBest
Davidson has announced she won't be back. Sounds like we told her no thanks.
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5YsNQ2L_gB/?igsh=d2FkbjE3OTFqd2Vi

Think that's for the best, hope she lands somewhere she can carry on playing, but she wasnt a right back at any level for mine.
RR
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Bossi Insider
10K
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34K
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almost 16 years
2ndBest
Davidson has announced she won't be back. Sounds like we told her no thanks.
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5YsNQ2L_gB/?igsh=d2FkbjE3OTFqd2Vi
Given the sheer amount of options available for a visa slot, I'm not shocked if we leave our visa shopping until much close the start of next season.
Starting XI
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3.7K
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over 10 years
I liked Davidson, but not enough to take a visa slot 
Marquee
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5K
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about 17 years
2ndBest
Davidson has announced she won't be back. Sounds like we told her no thanks.
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5YsNQ2L_gB/?igsh=d2FkbjE3OTFqd2Vi

Very positive for someone who's just been canned and might struggle to get another pro gig.
Phoenix Academy
110
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250
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over 14 years
Mariana Speckmaier: Anybody else notice Mariana at the men's game last night? Is this a sign of commitment to the Nix, or is she just waiting for a call-up to the All Stars squad?
Hailey Davidson: I thought she was solid, but agree she wasn't necessarily visa-worthy. In her defence though, I attended two games in Melbourne and was frustrated at the number of hospital passes she received that gave her no time or space on the wing. In the men's game, persistent poor service usually gets a response – Tim Payne regularly gives his team mates a rark up – and I think Haley could have occasionally demanded better from those around her.
Starting XI
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2.5K
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almost 9 years
Speckmaier and Breslin stayed in NZ at the end of the season and did a wee tiki tour, I think down South. Even if they are re-signed, I don't think them being there last night is an indication either way, especially since Macey Fraser was there too.
Starting XI
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2.6K
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almost 6 years
Phoenix awards on Tuesday. They are in town for that before I presume heading back to USA. 
Phoenix Academy
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380
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about 9 years
Also their contracts and no doubt other arrangements such as apartment lease etc would run to past the womens GF date.  May as well stay for a weeks if no pressing need to be elsewhere.
RR
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Bossi Insider
10K
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34K
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almost 16 years
Legend
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23K
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about 9 years
I'm sure it's been explained before. But still only 1 year deals?

Would help if say Barry was on a 2 year deal, as her, Taylor or Foster are presumably the next likely to leave for overseas. Be nice to get a transfer aka Fraser.
Phoenix Academy
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230
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4 months
coochiee
I'm sure it's been explained before. But still only 1 year deals?

Would help if say Barry was on a 2 year deal, as her, Taylor or Foster are presumably the next likely to leave for overseas. Be nice to get a transfer aka Fraser.
Hopefully Taylor and Michaela Foster will be re-signed for next season soon.

I didnt realise until the other day that Taylor wasnt signed for next season until the Ferns squad announcement had her listed as unattached
Appiah without the pace
6.7K
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19K
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almost 17 years
Appiah without the pace
6.7K
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19K
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almost 17 years
Starting XI
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2.6K
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almost 6 years
Surely we sign Wisnewski and Van de Meer for next season. Don't know what they are waiting for.
Legend
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15K
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almost 17 years
Longer deals probably stop the women supplimenting their pittance of aleague salary with other gigs during the off season, so they are only signed for 1 season at a time to allow them to sign with other clubs.
Starting XI
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2.5K
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almost 9 years
2ndBest

Saw this coming, she's been very active about supporting the expansion club on her social media. 

This is a new team in a new league a tier below the the NWSL, Davidson as a local player seems like an ideal signing for them.
One in a million
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9.6K
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over 17 years
Is Whinham not signed up? Hurry up!
Marquee
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5.1K
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almost 10 years
Breslin & Wisnewski gone.


Breslin maybe headed the same way as Davidson, back home, and into the USL Super League?

Starting XI
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2.6K
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almost 6 years
YoungHeartHM
Breslin & Wisnewski gone.


Breslin maybe headed the same way as Davidson, back home, and into the USL Super League?

Will be very interesting to see where Wisnewski is heading. 9 months on now since she tore her ACL. Too soon for a move overseas? Or maybe after missing an entire season she doesn't want to wait around another 4 or 5 months for ALW to start again. 
With Fraser also gone there are now some big gaps in midfield.  Also will Longo return?
Marquee
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6.8K
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almost 17 years
Kate Taylor is moving on. She’s been awesome. Wish her best of luck where ever she goes. 
Starting XI
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almost 6 years
Taylor really has been the huge success story of this WahineNix team. Bought in as a 17 year old three years ago. Now watching her performances for the Ferns against Japan, its hard to believe she is still only 20. Wish her all the best and a long and successful career. Going to be a hard act to follow. The Nix Midfield is in total rebuild mode now. Will have to look outside the academy to fill some of the departures.
Feel like Kelli Brown never got the opportunities she deserved at the Nix. Really hope she gets another A league contract somewhere and the opportunity to realise her potential. 
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Phoenix Academy
340
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230
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4 months
I was hopeful that Kate Taylor would be re-signed.

She's been great for the team and I look forward to seeing where she lands next, she deserves all the success she gets
Starting XI
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3.2K
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almost 12 years
To much change for my taste. I thought we could build up on the last season performance but with this many player departing it will be a hard reset.
Legend
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23K
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about 9 years
Yeah looks like a lot of change for next season. But the club already proving a hugely important pathway for women's football in NZ. Launching the careers of Clegg, Fraser, Wisnewski & Taylor. Shame a fee only for Fraser. Barry you think will be next.

And a real pity it took so many years for the Nix ALW team to happen. Progress of the Ferns definitely hindered. But then Football Australia were the main obstacle to not having an ALW team earlier.
RR
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Bossi Insider
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34K
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almost 16 years
and 1 other
Marquee
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6.8K
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almost 17 years
Not sure if its announced or not but it also looks like R. Foster is on the look out for a new club. 
Starting XI
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2.6K
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almost 6 years
Interesting comments from Shaun Gill on the pod in relation to the women's space. He said the new USL 2nd tier competition in the States is offering a lot better wages than the A league can offer. 
Could well impact A league recruitment. Speckmaier and Cox already have offers to join that league which kicks off in August. Wouldn't be surprised if that's where Wisnewski pops up also.
Legend
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23K
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about 9 years
kwlap
Not sure if its announced or not but it also looks like R. Foster is on the look out for a new club. 

Wonder what Lily Alfeld is up to. Over that long standing injury?

Starting XI
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2.6K
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almost 6 years
On recruitment. Gill said they were hoping to re-sign 5-7 more players from last season.
Throwing a few NZ names out there.
Lets hope we see Longo, Foster, Whinham, Main, Edwards, Robertson sign on again.
Question is how wide outside there academy will they look. Current acadamy players Jerez, Eglington or McMillian could move onto scholarship deals..
Looking further afield at other NZ free agents with A league experience that could be available. You'd think Grace Jale would be top of that list. Followed by Hannah Blake, Liz Anton and Deven Jackson. Also NZ U20 players Ruby Nathan and Helena Errington.
Below that level at NPL. Lancaster and Dominikovich seem to be standing out.
In NZ. Do they try and lock in younger talent before Auckland comes onto the scene. A lot of the current NZ U20 squad are already pro, but there are a few still in NZ. Zoe Benson, Lara Colpi and Alexis Cook are all young up and coming players.
Plenty of talent around.  Lots for Temple to think about. Can the coaching group identify those with ability to step up and gel as a team.
There will be high expectation once again I'm sure.
Starting XI
850
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3.6K
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about 15 years
Almost 💯 sure I just saw Kate Taylor in a Nutri Grain advert.  
Marquee
2.4K
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5K
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about 17 years
Ranix
On recruitment. Gill said they were hoping to re-sign 5-7 more players from last season.
Throwing a few NZ names out there.
Lets hope we see Longo, Foster, Whinham, Main, Edwards, Robertson sign on again.
Question is how wide outside there academy will they look. Current acadamy players Jerez, Eglington or McMillian could move onto scholarship deals..
Looking further afield at other NZ free agents with A league experience that could be available. You'd think Grace Jale would be top of that list. Followed by Hannah Blake, Liz Anton and Deven Jackson. Also NZ U20 players Ruby Nathan and Helena Errington.
Below that level at NPL. Lancaster and Dominikovich seem to be standing out.
In NZ. Do they try and lock in younger talent before Auckland comes onto the scene. A lot of the current NZ U20 squad are already pro, but there are a few still in NZ. Zoe Benson, Lara Colpi and Alexis Cook are all young up and coming players.
Plenty of talent around.  Lots for Temple to think about. Can the coaching group identify those with ability to step up and gel as a team.
There will be high expectation once again I'm sure.

Is there much young decent kiwi talent left to sign, are those above good enough? 

My impression form afar is that the talent pool is quite shallow. Even here in England there's a huge drop off in ability below the women's super league.
One in a million
4.3K
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9.6K
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over 17 years
Procrastinixing
Almost 💯 sure I just saw Kate Taylor in a Nutri Grain advert.  

Yes a real nice ad too.
Starting XI
2.7K
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2.5K
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almost 9 years
Marto
Ranix
On recruitment. Gill said they were hoping to re-sign 5-7 more players from last season.
Throwing a few NZ names out there.
Lets hope we see Longo, Foster, Whinham, Main, Edwards, Robertson sign on again.
Question is how wide outside there academy will they look. Current acadamy players Jerez, Eglington or McMillian could move onto scholarship deals..
Looking further afield at other NZ free agents with A league experience that could be available. You'd think Grace Jale would be top of that list. Followed by Hannah Blake, Liz Anton and Deven Jackson. Also NZ U20 players Ruby Nathan and Helena Errington.
Below that level at NPL. Lancaster and Dominikovich seem to be standing out.
In NZ. Do they try and lock in younger talent before Auckland comes onto the scene. A lot of the current NZ U20 squad are already pro, but there are a few still in NZ. Zoe Benson, Lara Colpi and Alexis Cook are all young up and coming players.
Plenty of talent around.  Lots for Temple to think about. Can the coaching group identify those with ability to step up and gel as a team.
There will be high expectation once again I'm sure.

Is there much young decent kiwi talent left to sign, are those above good enough? 

My impression form afar is that the talent pool is quite shallow. Even here in England there's a huge drop off in ability below the women's super league.

Will likely be a matter of developing our own talent as much as possible, similar to what we're seeing on the men's side. Players who come through a professional academy have many advantages those stepping up from amateur leagues don't.
Marquee
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5.1K
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almost 10 years
Grace to the States!



Good luck to her over at Lexington. 
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Appiah without the pace
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19K
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almost 17 years
That league only has 12 games and finishes in December. Wonder what the chances of some of them coming back for the second half of the ALW season.
Marquee
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5.1K
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almost 10 years
2ndBest
That league only has 12 games and finishes in December. Wonder what the chances of some of them coming back for the second half of the ALW season.

Per Wikipedia

The teams will play a balanced 28-game schedule, split into fall and spring schedules with a winter break in between the two seasons. Each team will play every other team four times. The top-four teams in each conference will qualify for the playoffs.

They've done the draw for the fall schedule, but for one reason or another haven't released the spring schedule as yet.
Appiah without the pace
6.7K
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19K
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almost 17 years
Well that threw me 
Marquee
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5.1K
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almost 10 years
Former?
As in she's not coming back former?

2024/25 Women's Squad Speculation, Confirmation and Mutual Termination

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