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Online RicoS321

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Women's fitba
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:44:17 AM »
Couldn't find a thread for it. Even one for discussing how shite it is.

Anyway, pleasantly surprised by the action so far in the wifie's world cup. Some decent fitba. Good technique generally speaking. Keepers improving. Slow-paced at times and I reckon they could shorten the pitch to make it better (especially these world cup pitches which are hampden sized). Otherwise, quite enjoyed it. VAR aside, which is clearly as pish in women's fitba as it is in men's.



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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 10:17:54 AM »
Good man starting a thread on this as had meant to but just never got around to it Rico.
Like you been reasonably impressed with what's been on show so far.
Agree that pitch could be smaller to add excitement to the game.

Very impressed with how far Scotland have progressed.
Fitness level looked really good as well yesterday and stuck to their task against the supposed third best team in women's football.

Play with the same attitude in the next two games and they might just achieve something the mens team have never done and get through the first phase.
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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 12:47:36 PM »
Couldn't find a thread for it. Even one for discussing how shite it is.

Anyway, pleasantly surprised by the action so far in the wifie's world cup. Some decent fitba. Good technique generally speaking. Keepers improving. Slow-paced at times and I reckon they could shorten the pitch to make it better (especially these world cup pitches which are hampden sized). Otherwise, quite enjoyed it. VAR aside, which is clearly as pish in women's fitba as it is in men's.

First thing I thought when I caught a bit of the Scotland game yesterday was that it would be better with a smaller pitch.

The problem the women's game has is that the "product" (to coin a phrase) is so diluted because of the amount of fitba on telly that most folk will only watch the highest quality that is available to them.  The season is finished and we are in the second week of June yet you could probably have watched a live game every day for the last week if you really wanted to which is ridiculous.

For me the quality of the women's game is just ok but after watching the players on show in the champions league and europa league finals it is a bit like switching on to the MLS on Sky or Australian league on BT Sport, it just does not tempt me enough to sit and watch it for an hour and a half.

The BBC and Sky are getting so obsessed with being politically correct we are being bombarded with women's sport from all directions.  The last week or so I have seen adverts for netball, women's cricket, women's fitba and women's golf.  Not against equal opportunities or whatever you want to call it but is there really an appetite for all of this?  I did not sign up to pay sky £50 a month to watch fuckin netball.  :hammer:


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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 01:08:33 PM »
I watched England v Scotland yesterday which was a first for me because I'd never watched a women's game before. I also felt the pitch could be smaller and also the goals. Although I can't think of any other sport where the dimensions of the playing area change when the women play and no doubt they'd be offended anyway. "WE'RE AS FIT AS THE MEN!" etc. Da ken about that. Certainly not as fast but that's ok. It can still be entertaining I suppose. But as Kiriakov said next to the CL it looks worse than it maybe is. Mens England v Switzerland and then Holland v Portugal were both shite also so maybe I'm being harsh.

I heard a quite scathing comment from an American player (whose name escapes me) about how football was still chauvinist because of the gulf in pay between men and women. This is a different debate entirely. My take on it is this. I'm all for fair pay but fair pay isn't necessarily parity. Female tennis players (at Grand Slams at least) get the same as the men despite drawing a fraction of the money into the game. That's not even taking into account that they have to play less tennis (for obvious reasons admittedly). Next we'll be demanding that male porn stars earn the same as their female counterparts despite not drawing the money!

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 02:33:11 PM »
The BBC and Sky are getting so obsessed with being politically correct we are being bombarded with women's sport from all directions.  The last week or so I have seen adverts for netball, women's cricket, women's fitba and women's golf.  Not against equal opportunities or whatever you want to call it but is there really an appetite for all of this?  I did not sign up to pay sky £50 a month to watch fuckin netball.  :hammer:

That's not political correctness. The BBC is supposed to be impartial, so giving more coverage to women these days is a nod to that impartiality. Sky will do whatever makes them money as a private company. If they can sell shit to birds at a greater rate than that lost through blokes not wanting their channels contaminated then they'll absolutely do it. Furthermore, the investment in the women's game has gone through the roof in England, and sponsors will demand - and get - their air time.

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 04:50:00 PM »
Just cannot get interested. Would rather watch an U15 loons game tbh

Reason....same as I wouldnt watch Eastenders or Corrie. Utter tripe.


As for being politically correct....yeah I think that is partally what's going on. Don't think we will see men's netball getting an airing anytime soon


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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 09:04:07 AM »
Furthermore, the investment in the women's game has gone through the roof in England, and sponsors will demand - and get - their air time.
Nonsense. That's cart before horse, if there's airtime, and then appropriate footfall, sponsors will follow, and amount sponsored will increase. They won't sponsor something nobody will watch.

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 09:09:42 AM »
I watched women's football last night for the first time ever (was working on Sunday so missed the auld enemy game). I only lasted to HT of the France Norway game. It was probably the last time I'll watch the beautiful game being played by females.

It will be good if the market is there and opportunities are available to girls all over the world. I certainly won't be in the audience for a very simple reason; the standard is shite.
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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 09:42:06 AM »
Nonsense. That's cart before horse, if there's airtime, and then appropriate footfall, sponsors will follow, and amount sponsored will increase. They won't sponsor something nobody will watch.

It's already happened. Barclays gave England women's fitba £10M for example. EPL teams are giving money to their female counterparts and so on. They are all looking for "first-mover" advantage as nearly always happens in sponsorship deals. Someone takes a punt and that punt is - often - turned into real following as the investment is used to improve marketing, quality etc etc.

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 07:24:06 PM »
I'm in Rennes now with 2 of my daughters for the Japan v Scotland match tomorrow.

World Cup match in a beautiful country with sunshine, champagne and cheese, what's not to love  ;)



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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 07:54:35 PM »
I'm in Rennes now with 2 of my daughters for the Japan v Scotland match tomorrow.

World Cup match in a beautiful country with sunshine, champagne and cheese, what's not to love  ;)

Have a great trip missus  :thumbsup:

Are you there for the Argentina game as well ?
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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 07:58:05 PM »
Thanks Al

No just here till Monday evening

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 08:11:23 PM »
Thanks Al

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 08:24:43 PM »
As much as I find the product soporific, the manager Shelley Kerr has really impressed me and I hope that she gets a well deserved try out at a league club. Obviously the top teams wouldn't take that risk but something around mid Championship level should definitely take the risk. And if she did well at that level.....then your Motherwell's etc start to take notice.



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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 08:49:36 PM »
It’s the first time I’ve seen any women’s football since Richard Foster played for us.

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2019, 08:11:22 AM »
Have a great time Hebrew.

Re standard comments, football is football.  If I cared about standard I wouldn't watch, let alone love, Scottish football.....
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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2019, 01:21:55 PM »
As much as I find the product soporific, the manager Shelley Kerr has really impressed me and I hope that she gets a well deserved try out at a league club. Obviously the top teams wouldn't take that risk but something around mid Championship level should definitely take the risk. And if she did well at that level.....then your Motherwell's etc start to take notice.

Shelly Kerr was manager at Stirling Uni in the Lowland League prior to getting the Scotland gig.

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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2019, 03:06:17 PM »
Bad first half for Scotland and currently two down at start of second half :'(
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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 03:30:21 PM »
Eye bleeding stuff. "nd game in a row they've had a really soft penalty given against them but you can just see that their brains are thinking the right thing but their feet just cannot act on the idea



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Re: Women's fitba
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2019, 03:45:41 PM »
Pull one back...stunning strike actually but only 2 minutes to go...too little too late methinks