Birmingham City Ladies captain Karen Carney has been charged following allegations of misconduct
Birmingham City Ladies FC player Karen Carney has been charged by The FA with misconduct.
It is alleged that, during the fixture between Birmingham City LFC and Bristol Academy WFC in the Women’s Super League on 16 July 2014, Carney used abusive and/or insulting words towards a member of the opposition, in breach of FA Rule E3.
It is further alleged that this breach was aggravated by reference to a person or person’s nationality, in contravention of FA Rule E3(2).
Carney has until Monday 22 September 2014 to respond to the charge.
so she was talking to natalia or laura, in other words
(or angharad, i suppose, but why do i have a feeling….)
3:34 pm • 16 September 2014 • 10 notes
she’s in the mix for top scorer in the qualifiying phase, too, on 12 goals. (miederna, ross, & thiney each have 13.) spain have one match left, tomorrow, against the czech republic. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
o captain my captain
11:33 am • 16 September 2014 • 4 notes
The still explosions on the rocks,
the lichens, grow
by spreading, gray, concentric shocks.
They have arranged
to meet the rings around the moon, although
within our memories they have not changed.
And since the heavens will attend
as long on us,
you’ve been, dear friend,
precipitate and pragmatical;
and look what happens. For Time is
nothing if not amenable.
The shooting stars in your black hair
in bright formation
are flocking where,
so straight, so soon?
—Come, let me wash it in this big tin basin,
battered and shiny like the moon.
— Elizabeth Bishop
5:54 pm • 15 September 2014 • 7 notes
I came to understand that Elizabeth had spent many happy years in Brazil with a woman friend Lota (de Macedo Soares) who was passionately interested in architecture and urban planning. Somehow, after many years, there had been a falling out. Elizabeth had had to leave, and returned to New York. Her friend killed herself. Elizabeth Bishop never uttered the words “lesbian” and “lover.” She was extremely reticent, and I was also very reserved. She had had other friends, she told me…
But nothing could ever replace her feeling for “Lota.” That death was a blow from which she would never recover. Her hands trembled as she talked. She did seem a bit lost to me, perhaps drank too heavily, smoked too much. I did not at that time grasp the full implication of the shock the death had caused. She seemed to suggest that her friend had died in her arms. She had a violent dislike of extreme emotions, and only showed them when she had too much to drink. But even then she was a “lady”: she was undoubtedly an alcoholic, but it never disturbed the delicacy she showed in my presence.
Later I was to hear Carmen de Oliveira present her work on the relation of Bishop, Lota, and Brazil at a conference on Elizabeth Bishop in Worcester, Massachussets. I was amazed! My “Miss Bishop” had presented herself to me as the stable one. “Lota,” she claimed, was difficult, alcoholic, and majorly manic-depressive, although creative and brilliant of course. Surprise, it emerged that some Brazilians had a totally different picture! Their beloved “Lota” may have had her problems, but unfortunately she met up with the falling-down-drunk, unreasonable, demanding, depressed, and scene-creating “Elizabeth.” If Elizabeth had not come down from the North to Brazil and plonked herself on Lota’s doorstep, if she had not made all that trouble, no doubt their glamorous, brilliant, talented Lota would have been just fine!
— Kathleen Spivack, With Robert Lowell and His Circle
lota de macedo soares
4:06 pm • 15 September 2014 • 2 notes
hey everybody it’s been a million years i’m so behind on everything so here have some jade because i’m so glad she’s back with us this year
HAPPY RETURNS INSTEAD OF SAD FAREWELLS
11:14 am • 15 September 2014 • 1 note
so yesterday I thought I'd try to write a dv/ds political au drabble for an internet friend
David Villa is the least politic politician Silva has ever worked with, and Silva’s worked with a lot of people. That’s saying something.
It’s fine — Silva can still make this work. There’s a special place in politics reserved for intelligent assholes who do the right thing. There’s just way less space for them, and you have to beat out a bunch of other sharp-tongued dickheads with chips on their shoulders. Silva would like to know, beforehand, just how sharp Villa’s tongue is, and how big his chip, but that’s not the kind of thing a few interviews and a lot of reading-up will get you.
It’s all right. This is, after all, his job.
GUESS WHO GOT TO READ THIS AS IT WAS WRITTEN and guys it’s so good. go. go now. the political au dynamic of my DREAMS.
I'VE BEEN WANTING ONE FOR TWO YEARS
thank u clare
3:31 pm • 14 September 2014 • 8 notes
i think it’s important to understand that what ghibli’s considering closing down (and while “considering” doesn’t sound final, suzuki was pretty dire-sounding about the likelihood of it) is its full-time employment practices, not the studio itself or the name. what’s ending is something ghibli did that no other studio outside of ghibli has done to date (certainly not for as long or with anything like the same level of reward for it), which is provide its employees with full employment, not work-for-hire contracts for the duration of the project they were working on - ghibli hired animators and would offer them permanent paid positions as animators for the studio.
this isn’t how it works, normally - japanese studio productions typically work the same way as anywhere else - you’re a hired gun, you last the season or till production ends and then you have to get rehired or look elsewhere, you don’t have job security. many of ghibli’s animators, thanks to the studio’s financial successes, have never had to worry about finding work. there would always be the next movie.
that security and comfort is what the studio is going to lose. that facility in kingdom of dreams and madness that looked so lived in is what’s going to be lost, because that sense of home is what’s being sacrificed for the studio’s potential survival.
and that sensibility - that there is always a “home” - has been so crucial to the sensibility informing ghibli’s works the past two and a half decades that what i mourn is the sudden intrusion of a hole where that hope used to stay.
there are other kinds of death.
6:36 am • 4 August 2014 • 121 notes
“'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and remember to like, comment and subscribe if you’d like to see more works like these!’”
— (via shadesdaruma)
(Source: poison-liker, via katherinestasaph)
4:48 pm • 29 July 2014 • 2,527 notes
Veronica Boquete with 2 goals, 2 assists after a 7-1 shellacking of FC Kansas City.
(Source: twitter.com, via msmerilly)
1:51 pm • 27 July 2014 • 2 notes
The River, The Woods. A fanvid for the Germany national football team, World Cup 2014. Music by Astronautalis.
If you loved the World Cup, if you’re a Germany fan, if you remember 2006, if you watched Deutschland: Ein Sommermärchen, you need to watch his.
one of my favorite vidders!!!
TURNING TO FOOTBALL
happy birthday to me
the present is all of my emotions
11:06 am • 26 July 2014 • 30 notes
I’ve just discovered the joys of photoshopping athletes’ faces into paintings and it had to be Pre-Raphaelites for these two. Um, happy birthday, snowshoe!!
this is maybe the best birthday present i will ever receive
I LOVE MY FRIENDS
the little mersilva
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
10:28 am • 26 July 2014 • 22 notes
for mer's birthday! happy birthday ﾟ:*╰(´ヮ´╰) thank you for being cool and sparking my interest for wonderful, wonderful things. (and good luck with your dissertation)
IF ONLY EVERYONE COULD HAVE HEARD THE SHRIEK I GAVE WHEN I SAW THIS. i said this already but thank you thank you thank you so much, what a lovely thing to do what a great otp what a beautiful drawing AND IT’S ALL MINE ♥ ♥ ♥
european cup otp
art for me!!!
i'm in love
3:07 pm • 25 July 2014 • 8 notes