Defender’s switch from Arsenal has hit a nerve but lack of historical enmity means it is not controversial in the slightest
When the defender Emma Mitchell’s loan move from Arsenal to Tottenham was announced last Friday, it divided opinion. For some, it was a reverse Sol Campbell: men’s, women’s or youth football, it was crossing a line that should never be crossed.
Except players switching between rival or derby teams is anything but rare in women’s football. This summer Jen Beattie swapped the...
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