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Glasgow City, Women's Champions League Quarter-Finalists: How did they do it?

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Glasgow City are a football club famous for all the right reasons. But we will ignore most of the reasons for the moment and move straight to the football. 
 
The club's players and staff are committed to playing dynamic, possession-based football. They have made themselves known as a sensible and ambitious club. 
 
The senior team made people sit up and take notice recently by making the quarter-finals of the prestigious UEFA Womens Champions League in quite dramatic fashion. With the club essentially being amateur in nature, it was justly considered quite an awesome achievement.
 
So, the question, is how was this remarkable feat achieved?
 
City's approach to football is all encompassing, the progress serious and the infrastructure in place modeled on the great Barcelona. The fruits of their labour are present in a form of a rapidly developing group of young girls who have a very real chance of achieving great things. 
 
The club's younger teams are frequent visitors to the latter stages of domestic cup competitions, the most recent example being the coming finals being played at the popular Toryglen venue, where City have a team competing in each of the three age groups. En-route, the semi finals gave us a glimpse of things to come. 
 
The 13's age group claimed their place in magnificent fashion with a 7-1 dismantling of a talented celtic team. The 15's had similar story to tell, making a statement of their intent with a 4-1 dismissal of a battling Hibs team. The 17's age group, however, had their work cut out, meeting with their talented Hibernian counterparts. The Edinburgh side were keen to show that the Glasgow side's dominance of Scottish women's football is not easily maintained, but the resulting 4-1 defeat suggests that more work needs to be done.
 
Overall, City have proven again that a sensible and meticulous approach to football, along with a strong dash of ambition, can lead to great things.

Gillen Reid | YFS West Region Journalist
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