Wanderers' captain Walsh yet to confirm return for 2013/14 season | Eric Berry
That's the question Ann Odong posed to the Western Sydney Wanderers captain after her team went down 2-3 to Sydney FC in the second and final Sydney Derby of the 2012/13 W-League season.
Regardless of what she decides to do in the future, the ex-Matilda is still plenty busy in the coming months.
Then it's off to Portugal in March to join fellow ex-Matilda and commentator extraordinaire, Alicia Ferguson as they make up the all-Aussie team reporting on the US Women's National Team games in the Algarve Cup for Al Bann Media.
When it was announced that the Western Sydney Wanderers would join the W-League, the was a very real fear that there was not enough depth for an eight team and their inclusion could precipitate a drop in the standard of football.
Domestically and internationally, 2012 was a big year for several players. Whether shining in the W-League in a champion side, tearing it up in overseas competitions, scoring spectacular goals against the world's best or marking the world's best, several senior and U20s players made their mark in 2012.
Following hard deliberation, the TWG Team has democratically come up with a shortlist of players for the senior and U20 Player of the Year and now we turn it over to you the fans.
This week on The Women's Game Podcast, Ann and Dan give their account of the Western Sydney Wanderers v Perth Glory, discuss Tom Sermanni's appointement as USWNT coach, chat to Wanderers captain Sarah Walsh and ask, what next for the Matildas?
Need more? Of course you do! Here are all this week's interviews in full:
Tom Sermanni Interview
Trudy Camilleri Interview
Jamie Harnwell Interview
Sarah Walsh Interview
Marianna Tabain Interview
After getting royally burned last week, I’m more than a little reluctant to put my money where my mouth is in round 2!. Still, this is why I love football so much for the highs and the lows and to be able to say unexpected things like, “top of the table clash between Perth Glory and Adelaide United”
Here we go:
Newcastle Jets v Canberra United
Both teams are coming off a draw from last week with something to prove. Canberra had trouble getting into their rhythm and the Jets let go of a 1 - 3 lead. Canberra have the skills to shut down the Jet’s attacking flair on the flanks and with last season’s golden boot up front and a solid team behind her I think Canberra will take the win.
Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar
Even this early on it’s looking like Melbourne are going to struggle this season and the Roar are a tough team to play, even at home. With Tameka Butt hopefully back from injury, her partnership with Katrina Gory in the midfield will be pretty hard to stop. This one will be all Brisbane.
Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
I don’t know about you but this is the one I’m most excited about! I checked out both teams at training this week and all the players are hungry for the clash. It will be a tough battle with friendships checked at the door. Wanderers to win.
Perth Glory v Adelaide United
And last of all the TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH between Perth and Adelaide! I will never get tired of saying that and neither will Ann. We talked about it extensively in this week’s podcast. Perth to win.
The first round is always a tough one for obvious reasons and to add to that there's been a lot of reshuffling of the squads this year. Only Canberra United has remained consistent and again they're going to be a tough team to crack.
The 2012/13 Season of the Westfield W-League was officially launched yesterday with at an exclusive event on Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf.
Canberra spearhead Michelle Heyman; one of the stars | Getty Images
The Westfield W-League 2012/13 Season Draw has been released with a revitalised eight team, 12-Round, 48 match regular season and two week finals series in what is sure to be a fascinating summer of football.
The great passivist Mahatma Ghandi once said that "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." By the adage, the Australian football nation is looking like one in great trouble.
Who would be the heroes of the next gen? | TWG
Westfield Matildas and Brisbane Roar defender Elise Kellond-Knight has been ruled out of the Westfield W-League season after sustaining a partial tear of her anterior cruciate ligament in Denmark last night.
Long 12 months of recovery ahead for Kellond-Knight | TWG