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Name Mary Earps
Gender Female
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Job xxxx Footballer
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Club as Player Manchester United
  Wolfsburg Women FC
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2018 09 15 Retrieve

I went down to my brother’s training sessions, because there were not a lot of local [female] teams around. I trained with my brother’s team and then I got to an age when I had to go to an all-girls team. In the first game that I played with West Bridgford Colts, we were rotating keepers and I went in goal for a stint - I saved a penalty and I never came out of goal after that. That was it then, from that moment on, I just wanted to be in that position - a goalkeeper

2019 09 17 Retrieve

[Mary Earps says Manchester United are focusing on ‘the bigger picture’ after starting their first Women’s Super League season with successive defeats] It’s about seeing the bigger picture. Of course, on the night, you come away and you go: ‘if only that hadn’t happened’. But if you had said to us that these were going to be the results, I think realistically we’d have been pretty pleased to take it to the wire with both teams. Unfortunately, football’s a bit more emotional and not as black and white as that, but we’ve got to keep our feet on the ground. The way I feel is that if we put in those performances consistently, week in week out throughout the season, we won’t be far off these teams in terms of points, and not just 1-0 [results] on the day

I think we can walk away from these performances with real pride. If we can continue to perform at these levels throughout the season, I think we’ll be really pleased with where we end up. I think a lot of people will have written us off coming into this season, but now maybe they’ll turn their heads and think twice when they hear Manchester United Women

[After taking on last season’s top two, Casey Stoney’s side now face some much kinder fixtures] Casey’s obviously big on being organised at the back and communicating and that willingness to defend. It’s in her blood from all her years playing as a centre half so, for sure that plays a role. She definitely gees us up for the game and gives us that extra level of defensive detail

[Stoney’s management style is a key factor in Earps enjoying her return to English football so far too] I’m really enjoying it at Man Utd. I think the league’s growing stronger and stronger. I knew that if I was going to come back from playing abroad, I wanted it to be for something that was exciting, for an opportunity that could potentially be long term, that’s kind of how I wanted to see it. It wasn’t necessarily: ‘oh I really want to come back to England’, though my mum and dad would love to say that was the reason! I would have quite happily stayed away for longer. It’s just more about football and, for me, I’m loving my time at the club so far. I know it’s only been a short time but that’s the most important thing for me, just enjoying football and keep trying to improve myself and develop as a player

2020 01 04 Retrieve

[The manner of those performances – a style which draws choruses of ‘playing the United way’ from their loyal fans] It’s in Casey Stoney blood from all her years playing as a centre half. She definitely gees us up for the game and gives us that extra level of defensive detail. It’s in her blood from all her years playing as a centre half. She definitely gees us up for the game and gives us that extra level of defensive detail