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Crikey! Molly and Groubes have done a runner but we’re seriously lucky to have Eric co-hosting with Cheryl. After a short Christmas break, the awesome duo throw down their Mid Season Wrap.

Eric has all the news on Western Sydney Wanderers rewriting their W-League history, including how and why it came about. We discuss the notorious ‘theft’ of Kyra Cooney-Cross from Melbourne Victory and how it could all just be a big misunderstanding.

Do the Wanderers have a weakness and is Eric willing to announce it?

Melbourne City are sitting on equal points with the Wanderers but the style of wins is quite different, City look like they can do so much more.

There’s also a quick chat about the Beyond 90 Player of the Season Votes. Who’s on top?

With so many close encounters for Adelaide United, Eric ponders how many black cats have crossed their path.

Sydney FC look good in third position on the ladder and just one point off the top two, but has it all come together for them yet?

Brisbane Roar may look like they’re not in touch, but with four unbeaten games in a row, perhaps they’re closer than you think and Eric calls them out as his pick to round out the top four at the end of the season.

Canberra United match Brisbane Roar on the ladder, they have some great talent in Simone Charley and youngster Hayley Taylor-Young.

The bottom three teams of Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory and Adelaide United are unlikely to threaten the top four for a spot in the finals but they can certainly cause trouble along the way. Eric and Cheryl discuss the unproven correlation of Matildas allocation and strong international players with how successful teams are in the W-League.

We round out the conversation with a look at the run home for a few teams and Eric gives up his ShePlays fantasy team ‘strategy’.

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CHERYL DOWNES
Cheryl is Beyond 90's Editor in Chief.She has been involved in the coverage of women's football for 6.5 years. Before becoming a co-founder of Beyond 90, she was a writer, contributing editor and finally Editor-in-Chief of The Women’s Game. In that time Cheryl has covered the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the AFC Women's Asian Cup (2014, 2018) and six seasons of the W-League.