The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

IT’S not just the play­ers who have been liv­ing out their dreams since re­turn­ing from Canada.

With the public keen to learn even more about their new he­roes, they’ve been splashed all over our screens.

Mark Samp­son him­self has ticked off a big goal on his bucket list – ap­pear­ing on cult Satur­day morn­ing show Soc­cer AM!

And his ap­pear­ance was capped by mak­ing sure he fired in his penalty at the end of the show. Samp­son joked: “When I took the job I spoke to Cath (FA press of­fi­cer Cather­ine Stewart) and said the one thing I do want to do, media wise, is Soc­cer AM!

“She made it clear a min­i­mum of semi-fi­nal would get that. So once we got to the semi- fi­nal I was able to switch off be­cause I’d achieved my ob­jec­tive!

“If I’m hon­est, from a play­ing point of view, the penalty was prob­a­bly the most im­por­tant day of my life – cer­tainly of my play­ing ca­reer.

“I kept my phone on but it was too late for trans­fer dead­line day so that killed me a bit.”

SOFA SO GOOD: Mark on Soc­cer AM

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