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 First Team

    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.
  11. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist


    Call me a chauvanistic pig but what the **** is she smoking?
  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

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  13. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    So the difference in pay rates between mens' and womens' football is down to inequality ?
    Dead right it is.
    Inequality between the mens' game which is the most watched sport in the world and the womens' game which is so embarrassingly poor the grounds are empty and even 95% of British feminists couldn't name an England player if their/they're/there life depended on it.
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  14. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    tbf Mrs Keighley can't name an England mens' player either.
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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I do suspect if England weren't deemed to have a chance we wouldn't hear quite as much about this tournament ..
  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    That and the fact that it is being broadcast, and therefore pushed, by the BBC as it ticks the box of being cheap and non-discriminatory.
  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Doesn't it discriminate against men? :D
  18. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    If they didn't ever show any mens' footy, then potentially yes.... :)
  19. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Isn't there a similar thing in tennis where women want the same pay as men in slam events yet only play best of 3 sets rather than 5. I'm all for equality in jobs where it makes no difference what gender you are but you can't ask for the same money if you are not going provide the same level of entertainment as others. Football and cricket in the ladies game is just not at the standard required to warrant equal pay.
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  20. Lloyd

    Lloyd Reservist

    Apparently there's a women's football 'world cup' taking place somewhere this summer! Hilarious!
  21. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Let us remember this is the same Hope Solo who battered her own family and got off without being prosecuted, without losing her place in the national team and without losing any sponsorships despite her involvement in confirmed domestic violence.

    She didn't seem bothered about the lack of equality then, because if it had been one of the men's team they'd have been prosecuted, removed from the squad and lost all sponsorship deals.

    Anyone who can't understand that the women's game generates far less money and thus has lower prize funds needs their head examined.
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  22. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Can't wait for this. Got my England flag flying high. BBQ is on and the beers are in. Hoping no VAR.
  23. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  24. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    The locals seem to have come out in force - probably helps France are the favourites and a decent side by all accounts.

    Quite how fair the quality goes I am not sure of really.

    England will probably lose in some glorious heart-breaking manner.
  25. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    The Koreans look hopeless.
  26. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I've been mighty impressed by women's football so far. Well, not so much the football itself, more the standard of football cliche and motivational football sayings the female pundits come out with at every opportunity. Recent examples;

    "Eleven players, one heart"
    "Teamwork, makes the dream work"
    ...and my personal favourite,

    "Intensity is not a perfume"​

    It's taken us men over 140 years to reach that standard!
  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Anyone seen her nudes? Burst couch.
  28. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Have to admit, I really don't like the new handball rule.

    England awarded and scored a penalty for a very harsh handball.

    Having said that, it's and end to end game in the same mould as an under 12 game.
  29. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    The lower intensity of the women's game has enabled top female players to forge a lucrative sideline in doubles matches. You don't see Nadal or Federer playing in Slam Doubles games, because you can't play 5 set matches and then go and play doubles.

    You can't have it both ways.
  30. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Hope Solo is a pundit for the England game. A huge intimidating unit.
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bit like a Men's game maybe?

    Plucky Scots just losing to an England side who were the better side but did their best to mess up.
  32. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I know this is childish, but I've seen her naked.
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  33. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I bet you were solo when you did....
  34. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I'll be honest, she looked sexier in the dress on the BBC.
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I bet she knows who Colin Dredge is, though.
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