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Tabea Kemme announces retirement


Tabea Kemme has announced her retirement from professional football due to an ongoing injury. 

Tabea joined us from Turbine Potsdam in July 2018. During her time at Turbine Potsdam, Tabea made 145 appearances and won the UEFA Women’s Champions League and the Frauen-Bundesliga.

The 28-year-old has represented Germany since youth level, and made 47 appearances for her country. Tabea was also part of the Germany side that won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Tabea has been a valued teammate and was an important influence behind the scenes throughout our Barclays Women’s Super League title-winning season.

Everyone at the club wishes Tabea the best in her future endeavours.


Montemurro - We did what we needed to do


It wasn't pretty, but we got the job done.

That was the sentiment of Joe Montemurro after seeing his side secure Continental League Cup progression with a late 1-0 win over Reading on Wednesday night.

We spoke to Montemurro after the game - and this is what he said:

on the overall performance…
There were lots of elements of frustration. The reality is that they’re a team that are busy, press high and don’t allow you to play out. They know that if we get in our rhythm then it makes it difficult for them, and they stopped us in periods of the game. They did well and we probably played ourselves into some silly areas every once in a while. But all in all, I think we created plenty of chances throughout the game and could have gone ahead in the first half. They had their chance in the second half that they really should have scored, but outside of that, I don’t think there were any other major chances.

on whether we abandoned our principles at the end of the first half…
Absolutely. Games that are stop and start can be really frustrating because you’re involved, then you’re not involved, then it starts, then it stops again. It’s a frustrating night for us, but it’s cup football and cup football has a way of springing surprises at you.  But we did what we needed to do and that shows the maturity of the team. We’re very happy to be through.

on whether he needs to make tactical tweaks when Mead starts through the middle….
It depends on the reaction of what their defenders are doing. If their defenders are very narrow, then we’ll probably try to stretch them and go beyond, and if their defenders are very wide, then we’ll try to come inside and attack spaces in-between. It depends on the positioning of their defensive line.








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