Women's Football

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by UEA_Hornet, May 4, 2019.

  1. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I don't know if we already have a thread for this. Couldn't find one.

    Is every goal a result of pisspoor goalkeeping or a massive fook up? FA Cup Final today. Man City winning 1-0. I flick it on after putting the kids to bed. Find a video online of the goal. Oh look, another stupid goal involving a goalkeeper who can't keep goal. Promptly switch off.

    I swear every goal I ever see is a horrendous og or a goalkeeper diving over the ball. The way the BBC push it as elite sport which is an equal to the top of the men's game is silly.
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  2. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    The standard at the top level is appalling compared to the mens top level. You need to find the right comparison which is somewhere not far above Sunday League. Once you stop trying to compare it to Mens football at the top level then you can enjoy it a bit more. It's a completely different sport when played by the ladies, but it can still be very entertaining.
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  3. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Maybe but does it merit the media coverage it receives?

    Higher quality entertainment available in a thousand parks on a Sunday morning in the lads leagues.

    Women’s cricket was, for me, a better spectacle when it had its character. Now it’s muscling up, it’s men’s cricket lite.
  4. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    For the BBC, women’s football is super cheap football which ticks the diversity agenda box.

    It’s intrinsic value for viewers is a separate matter.
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  5. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Indeed. Should be viewed as a different sport. I prefer watching women’s tennis to men’s for example.

    That said the way BBC try to promote women’s football on an equal footing is laughable. But it’s the BBC so what can we expect?
  6. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The grunting?
  7. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I remember watching the women's equivalent to Match of the Day last season and it was an awful standard. Errors all over the pitch.
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    He too. Normally on my own.
    "different sport" - yes, you could call it that.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Don't get me started......too late
    Womens soccer is shockingly poor but religiously pushed by the BBC because;
    1/ It's dirt cheap so they can afford to broadcast it
    2/ Political correctness & equality - lots of mention of mens football so womens' need to be shown and discussed to make it "fair"
    3/ Get more people interested in and playing sport

    No-one is interested. Just look at the empty stadiums even after the give away tickets. My wife loves football but couldn't name a female player.

    It's bloody irritating clicking an article on the BBC football page with a title like "Man City sign Arsenal striker" and then finding it relates to the women's game. It should be hidden away on a completely separate sports page but I guess that wouldn't be giving it equal footing.
    It's also irritating listening to Phil Neville talking as though what he does for a living matters in any shape or form.
    They'll be wanting the same pay as the mens' game next...
    "the Lionesses"....pah !
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  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I have stopped visiting the BBC website because of exactly this.

    A craven, dismal agenda.

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