Manchester City will hopefully win the Women’s Super League this season. Nick Cushings has been busy this transfer window which determines his hunger for the title.
The Blues managed a 2nd place finish last season behind Arsenal. A lot of his players have been out in France over the summer taking part in the World Cup and have now returned hopefully with the ambition do impress.
The Football Manc Cave looks at 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses that will have an impact on their 2019/20 campaign which will hopefully see them win the league.
Strength 1: Ellen White
I personally am so excited to see Ellen White in a Man City shirt this coming season. She was brilliant in the World Cup and even managed to bag third place in the golden boot race, which arguably she should have had a higher total after VAR ruled a few of her goals out.
She will more than likely be hungry to be successful as she goes up against her ex-club, Birmingham City. She will also be on the same team as her England teammates and be aiming to win something this season.
Strength 2: World Cup
All teams in men’s and women’s football have pre-season friendlies only Manchester City have practically had all summer to warm up. Keeper Karen Bardsley, defender Steph Houghton, midfielder Jill Scott and striker Ellen White are just a handful of the players who Phil Neville took to France this summer.
They all looked really promising as they played great football and only failed at the semi-final hurdle which again, was a great fight. As well as this giving a lot of Nick Cushing’s side the chance to bond, it also should give the players a need for a win. This hopefully will be the League.
Weakness 1: Arsenal
Last season saw Arsenal win the Super League with 54 points. Man City finished 2nd with 47 points. It’s clear to see that Arsenal will more than likely be Cushings’ biggest competition but hopefully, his team will be hungry and motivated enough to get a few more points this year in order to try and catch up with the Gunners. With Man United now in the same league, they’ll be hoping to take all 6 points possible from their rivals which could be crucial.
Weakness 2: World Cup
Now, this was obviously a factor I chose to go in the strengths of this article, and I do believe it will have some positive impact on the club going into their new campaign. However, I also think it will leave some of the players feeling deflated as they have suffered semi-final losses before and this time was no different.
Even though new fans and bigger crowds should convince the likes of Steph Houghton and Jill Scott that their World Cup efforts were widely appreciated. I can imagine that it’s still hard to get over losing to the USA.
Manchester City fans will have to hope Nick Cushings can convince his players to give it their all and push for the title.