July 1, 2020 by Stephen L Wright
Well, we never saw that coming! Then again, in the present climate, is it any surprise that Keys Harrop and Rachel Williams have decided not to renew their contracts?
‘Kez’ leaves behind a legacy unmatched by any other player to date:
~ Longest serving player
~ Debut v Arsenal at 15
~ FA Cup Winner 2012
~ Champions League Semi-Finalist 2013
~ FA Cup Finalist 2017
~ Manager of Sister Club Programme
Rach Williams joined Blues in 2011 and was voted Players’ Player of the Year at the FA Women’s Football Awards that year. She was also in the 2012 FA Cup team.
She left for Notts County but returned in 2017 after the club folded. A cruciate ligament injury ruled her out of the 2018/19 season.
Rach made her comeback after 13 months on the sidelines and went on to complete 42 appearances for a total of 94. She scored 43 goals.
Both players are fan favourites always ready to chat. I will remember Rach particularly for those chats, on and off the pitch. I wish them both well wherever the road takes them.
So, is this another closed door, or has another opened? Is this the time for the youngsters to step up and show what they can do? Is the Club actually going to, in the recent words of the PM, ‘Bounce forward not bounce back’? As with anything to do with Blues, we’ll have to wait and see…