Is women’s football winning you over?

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Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 1:33 pm

Just watching Football Focus, they’ve been plugging the upcoming World Cup with a player who plays in Lyon and that Alex Scott contributing pitchside. They then showed some fancy graphic with the Scotland squad... and I’m watching all this thinking, I don’t care.

They might as well be talking about some U16’s tournament...

Jeez, Lewis Capadi is singing about Scotland ladies now...

Anyone genuinely interested in the ladies game?


Edit: just switched over to Road Wars and Sky One

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Spijed » Sat May 18, 2019 1:39 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:Just watching Football Focus, they’ve been plugging the upcoming World Cup with a player who plays in Lyon and that Alex Scott contributing pitchside. They then showed some fancy graphic with the Scotland squad... and I’m watching all this thinking, I don’t care.

They might as well be talking about some U16’s tournament...

Jeez, Lewis Capadi is singing about Scotland ladies now...

Anyone genuinely interested in the ladies game?


Edit: just switched over to Road Wars and Sky One


It's certainly good to see the ladies Burnley FC team doing well and they certainly deserved their lap of honour before the game on Sunday.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 1:46 pm

I’m not having a go, it’s just that the coverage has intensified over the past 2 years, but I’m still not interested.

That said, in regards to the Burnley Ladies, I didn't even know we had a proper team to be fair until last week. I wasn't sure what League they’ve even won. I don’t know what the quality of the league is or anything

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby MRG » Sat May 18, 2019 1:50 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:I’m not having a go, it’s just that the coverage has intensified over the past 2 years, but I’m still not interested.

That said, in regards to the Burnley Ladies, I didn't even know we had a proper team to be fair until last week. I wasn't sure what League they’ve even won. I don’t know what the quality of the league is or anything


The more that they try to push it onto me in an attempt to be politically correct, the more I will ignore it.

File alongside female boxing
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 1:53 pm

MRG wrote:The more that they try to push it onto me in an attempt to be politically correct, the more I will ignore it.

File alongside female boxing

That's my point on the BBC thred ....things being forced on the Viewer.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Vino blanco » Sat May 18, 2019 1:53 pm

I quite enjoy watching women's cricket on Sky, but I do find watching women's football hard work.

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Postby Dyched » Sat May 18, 2019 2:01 pm

No it’s ****
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Blackrod » Sat May 18, 2019 2:05 pm

No. The BBC are pushing it though. They don’t even differentiate on the headlines anymore. ‘Arsenal have just signed Jane something or other’ why not just state ‘now moving onto women’s football ...’

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 2:15 pm

Can I just clarify it’s not a sexism thing, i’m all up for developing the women’s game. But with all the marketing, exposure and coverage... I’m still no more interested than I was in, say 2001.

I tried to sit through the Fa Cup Final a few weeks ago and I switched over to another channel. You could tell that there literally no-one there on their own accord. The attendance was made up players families, club officials, sponsors and schools and sports clubs. No-one was watching the game either.

Everyone cheered like mad when someone put the ball in the net after being flagged offside, it was well offside - but the crowd didn’t know.

I’m not one to have a pop at the quality of football, (I’m a Burnley fan) but I managed to sit through the turgid Pompey v Sunderland game the other night, but I can’t watch women’s football for more than 15 mins for some reason.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby tim_noone » Sat May 18, 2019 2:17 pm

They'll be looking to Equal Pay before you know it........only a matter of time.I think that's the Agenda.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Bertiebeehead » Sat May 18, 2019 2:19 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:Can I just clarify it’s not a sexism thing, i’m all up for developing the women’s game. But with all the marketing, exposure and coverage... I’m still no more interested than I was in, say 2001.

I tried to sit through the Fa Cup Final a few weeks ago and I switched over to another channel. You could tell that there literally no-one there on their own accord. The attendance was made up players families, club officials, sponsors and schools and sports clubs. No-one was watching the game either.

Everyone cheered like mad when someone put the ball in the net after being flagged offside, it was well offside - but the crowd didn’t know.

I’m not one to have a pop at the quality of football, (I’m a Burnley fan) but I managed to sit through the turgid Pompey v Sunderland game the other night, but I can’t watch women’s football for more than 15 mins for some reason.

You prefer watching athletic muscled men in shorts, nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 2:20 pm

tim_noone wrote:They'll be looking to Equal Pay before you know it........only a matter of time.I think that's the Agenda.



We’ll look at that when Bury players get the same as Man Utd players

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Rumbletonk » Sat May 18, 2019 2:26 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48108907

Watch the goals from the FA cup final. Crap

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Hibsclaret » Sat May 18, 2019 2:57 pm

The main issue for me is the quality of keeping. It really is appalling. Pretty much whenever you see a game there is always at least one should’ve done much better moment from a keeper.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby gawthorpe_view » Sat May 18, 2019 3:06 pm

No.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby FactualFrank » Sat May 18, 2019 3:10 pm

No, not at all.

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Postby yTib » Sat May 18, 2019 3:11 pm

i don't think it's necessarily a politically correct thing by the beeb, at least not totally.

i think it's more down to the fact that their sporting output has dwindled over the years as sky et al have nicked all the good stuff.

just look at the way they promote the dullfests that are the london marathon and the boat race.

they have to big-up the dregs they've been left with.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Wile E Coyote » Sat May 18, 2019 3:27 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48314729

no, there is a current obsession with it for some reason I can't fathom out.
and this rap is 100% dog****

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Postby Wile E Coyote » Sat May 18, 2019 3:27 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48314729

no, there is a current obsession with it for some reason I can't fathom out.
and this rap is 100% dog****

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby kritichris » Sat May 18, 2019 4:17 pm

I think it's fine at international level, some good play but goalkeepers tend to be poor in comparison. At league level the big clubs are too dominant so nothing new there.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Caballo » Sat May 18, 2019 4:23 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:Just watching Football Focus, they’ve been plugging the upcoming World Cup with a player who plays in Lyon and that Alex Scott contributing pitchside. They then showed some fancy graphic with the Scotland squad... and I’m watching all this thinking, I don’t care.

They might as well be talking about some U16’s tournament...

Jeez, Lewis Capadi is singing about Scotland ladies now...

Anyone genuinely interested in the ladies game?


Edit: just switched over to Road Wars and Sky One


To be fair to the U16s, the ladies wouldn't qualify for their tournament.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby box_of_frogs » Sat May 18, 2019 5:10 pm

No.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby DAVETHEVICAR » Sat May 18, 2019 5:33 pm

Since moving to Lincoln 7 years ago have enjoyed watching Ladies soccer by watching Lincoln Ladies who then were in the Premiership league and captained by Casey Stoney at both Lincoln United and Sincil Bank.
When they moved the team to Notts County I have not seen any games live but watch matches on TV when I can and enjoy like I enjoy Ladies Cricket
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Garnerssoap » Sat May 18, 2019 5:51 pm

Summer tournament coming up , cold ale tastes the same , England might have a chance of winning it without a favourable draw, green pitch, nets. What’s not to like.

Better than dragon **** and chavenders
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Murger » Sat May 18, 2019 5:57 pm

No, it's pants.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Blackrod » Sat May 18, 2019 5:58 pm

A nice extended advert on the BBC FA Cup Final coverage. You WILL like womens’ football.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Alanstevensonsgloves » Sat May 18, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm all for womens football getting as much exposure as it warrants, but in a completely separate program. So we can choose to watch it or not. It certainly does feel 'rammed down our throats' at the moment.

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Postby Bosscat » Sat May 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Murger wrote:No, it's pants.

And Sports Bras etc

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby AlargeClaret » Sat May 18, 2019 6:08 pm

Women’s football is the new homosexuality , there’s nowt up with it if that’s your thing, but the powers that be are forcing it down our throats like everyone’s into it

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 6:16 pm

No, you’re thinking of 1970’s BBC there, I think.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby boatshed bill » Sat May 18, 2019 7:10 pm

It's not very good, but perhaps it appeals to a largely female audience. fortunately it's not compulsory viewing.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:26 pm

I was won over years ago (at international level)with the Lionesses since 2007 when they beat Argentina 6-1 in the world cup in China after drawing with Germany. I've watched ever since ;)
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Postby Squarepusher » Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 pm

Just a mad thought, but maybe just ignore it if you're not interested in it?
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Postby Wile E Coyote » Sat May 18, 2019 7:41 pm

Squarepusher wrote:Just a mad thought, but maybe just ignore it if you're not interested in it?


this ignore it thing always crops up, it is a pointless way to dismiss valid criticism. People are rightfully highlighting something being foisted on the public and discussing the reasons why.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Squarepusher » Sat May 18, 2019 7:50 pm

Honestly, I fail to see how it's being 'foisted on the public' any more than a televised bowls tournament.

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Postby boatshed bill » Sat May 18, 2019 7:52 pm

Squarepusher wrote:Honestly, I fail to see how it's being 'foisted on the public' any more than a televised bowls tournament.


Or most of the other garbage on tv these days.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claretfern » Sat May 18, 2019 8:20 pm

No...will never win me over. Takes me all my time watching the blokes nowadays, never mind the girls !

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Postby slw » Sat May 18, 2019 8:28 pm

Wouldn't cross over the road to watch it, utterly boring , irrelevant and totally over hyped.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Sat May 18, 2019 8:39 pm

I will be cheering them on again. 8-)

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Postby Foulthrow » Sat May 18, 2019 9:45 pm

Thing is, whenever they do try to push it they always undermine those efforts by showing a goal where it’s clearly a mishit that flies into the goal when you expect the keeper to easily save it. They then try to claim its a wonderful goal.

Have they ever considered using smaller goals in ladies football? That might make it look a bit more realistic.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby South West Claret. » Sat May 18, 2019 9:47 pm

In practice no, but think that is because I think I’m Footballed out so to speak for this season now.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 10:38 pm

Squarepusher wrote:Just a mad thought, but maybe just ignore it if you're not interested in it?


You’re missing the point. I love football. It’s the only sport I take seriously. However, if there is a build up to a big boxing match, or a Snooker World Championship, Darts match, or any main sporting event like the Super Bowl, I’ll take an interest. Even if it’s fleeting and for one night only.

Women’s Football though, I’m not interested, even when it’s heavily publicised on the programmes I’m watching. Maybe because I know it’s completely overhyped.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Squarepusher » Sat May 18, 2019 10:44 pm

I'm probably being a bit thick, for which I apologise, but I'm not actually sure what your point is. You don't like it/care about it, so you don't watch it. What's the issue?

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Postby Wile E Coyote » Sat May 18, 2019 10:57 pm

Squarepusher wrote:I'm probably being a bit thick, for which I apologise, but I'm not actually sure what your point is. You don't like it/care about it, so you don't watch it. What's the issue?


there is an agenda with this, particularly with the BBC, its why advertisers spend millions on products, only the public broadcasting corporation are playing silly buggers cramming in references to this stuff at virtually every opportunity. Masses of other sports barely get a look in thesedays however hard they try.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Squarepusher » Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 pm

Again, forgive me being a bit dim, but what's the agenda with it?

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby fatboy47 » Sat May 18, 2019 11:06 pm

Its cack.

I'm no more going to watch low grade minge charging aimlessly round a football pitch than I'd pay for a lap dance off Brian Jensen.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby claptrappers_union » Sat May 18, 2019 11:13 pm

I’d just be interested in how many people are actually watching it.

If Sky Sports or the BBC actually put as much attention on something like British Wrestling, Basketball or Hockey and received the same viewing figures, I’d suspect they’d probably axe it. I know loads of football fans, but I don’t think any of them are watching women’s football.
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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Wile E Coyote » Sat May 18, 2019 11:14 pm

fatboy47 wrote:Its cack.

I'm no more going to watch low grade minge charging aimlessly round a football pitch than I'd pay for a lap dance off Brian Jensen.


got to admire the straigt to the pointedness of that summary fatboy haha.

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby ksrclaret » Sun May 19, 2019 12:10 am

fatboy47 wrote:Its cack.

I'm no more going to watch low grade minge charging aimlessly round a football pitch than I'd pay for a lap dance off Brian Jensen.


The sort of bloke who refers to women as low grade minge is the same bloke who’s never even seen a minge. :lol: :ugeek:

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Re: Is women’s football winning you over?

Postby Wile E Coyote » Sun May 19, 2019 12:20 am

ksrclaret wrote:The sort of bloke who refers to women as low grade minge is the same bloke who’s never even seen a minge. :lol: :ugeek:

give some credit for wit for christ's sake


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