20 November 2012
Doncaster Rovers Belles manager John Buckley @JohnBuckley62 answer's ten quick fire questions from twitter.
1) @donnybelles has a young squad gaining vital experience in the @FAWSL, What is a realistic target for the club?
I think we need to look to build on our performances in the second half of last season and look to break in to the top four.
2) Which @FAWSL player do you most enjoy watching?
Kim Little of Arsenal. She is such an intelligent player who can score goals. Always causes us problems.
3) If you could change one thing about #womensfootball , what would it be?
It would be great for the girl’s to get the recognition they deserve. We need to keep pushing to drive the support for the game.
4) Which @FAWSL fixture do you most look out for?
Every game matters in an 8 team league so we look forward to all of them. Playing against Arsenal you compete against the very best, Lincoln there seems to be a ‘Derby’ rivalry, but I could mention the other five teams as well for all different reasons.
5) Best moment in #womensfootball ?
Staying up against all the odds in 2004 by beating Birmingham City at Belle Vue on the final day of the season thanks to a 1-0 win with a Vicky Exley goal. That season we had lost all of our players and ended up with 14 and 15 year old’s in the team along with Claire Utley and Vicky Exley.
6) In your time as manager, who have been the top 3, most influential @donnybelles players?
Karen Walker, Karen Burke and Vicky Exley.
7) Away from @donnybelles, which player do you think fans should look out for in the @FAWSL 2013 season?
Rachel Williams and Jess Fishlock.
8) Best thing about being @donnybelles?
We are definitely a family club, all the staff and players are great to work with!
9) @arsenal ladies have made the QF of the Champions league, Can @FAWSL teams conquer Europe in the future?
There are some serious budgets for women’s football in Europe so it’s always going to be difficult, but we are getting closer.
10) Has the @FAWSL improved #womensfootball?
Without doubt. We need to keep developing the league though, so we get better football, driving the attendances and viewing figures etc.