Welcome to Pressing Matters, a place to come and read my take on women’s football analysis covering a wide range of topics and niches from across Europe & the USA. I’ve been writing about women’s football for the better part of 2 years now with a prior year writing on the men’s game. The women’s game is growing annually and the community of analysts on Twitter is growing slowly but surely, so the more we have, the better coverage the game gets.

Who am I? Well, you might have heard me on the Box to Box WSL Podcast or read some of my analysis pieces on Total Football Analysis and Analytics FC. I might have also written a book on Lyon Feminin, so if you’ve found me even slightly informative, then I’m hoping you’ll enjoy the content here!

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I aim to bring concise, informative, and easy-to-understand analysis with a touch of narrative flair to give you, the reader, a better grasp of what’s happening in the world of football. You can use your findings to teach Dave or Sally a thing or two at the water cooler.

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Abdullah Abdullah

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