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Obviously there is nothing wrong in females playing soccer ,rugby cricket or whatever they choose , but just because its female doesn't make it worth watching.In this case women's football is men's tier 9 standard , if that, with a serious overfunding of the female game by the FA and the ott coverage by the Beeb ( no surprise there)
It cannot compare to most top men's amateur football but where is the funding for that ? That's my objection.
Women's tennis is appealing to the photographers but not for standard the women's game .
It's a fad (female football) that will pass , I don't know anyone other than the friends / relatives of the players that would pay to watch ? Most of the attendees ( at the mini emptyhad) are attracted by the free tickets given out .
As for City and a women's team with the owners from a country with the worst oppressive attitudes to females.
You have to laugh. :D
But each to ones own.
As for Phil Neville does someone have to have the history of everything they ever say ( esp in jest) hang over them for the rest of their life .The worlds gone mad.
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Are you saying that the woman's game has already hit it's peak of capability and can never get any better, pint?

you've also literally reduced the woman's tennis game down to not much better than soft porn there. surely, even for you, that's harsher than you really think?
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In america womens football has been more popular than the mens for years. Also read that 1.25 million people watched the last womens world cup. But apparently nobody wants to watch it, Pint?
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they must have all just been photographers, I guess Sid
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Your words not mine F ...........imho Women's tennis is rubbish but I can't disagree it has an audience , I,m not that much of a tennis fan anyway but a great game to play though.
I,m sure Female football will get better in time I have no problem with that ,my annoyance is the bias in the funding and coverage , you will find that opinion amongst lower grade football.
FC Utd amongst others play some 15 minutes away from the Emptyhad and have double plus the attendances of the city women and all pay but get very little if no funding from the FA and zero coverage .
The standard of FC etc is a million miles from the women so what's where's the interest just because it's a female? The Beeb have a similar inclusive agenda for women's Cricket .Where does it end?
Absolutely no problem with girls playing ,officiating ,managing women's football.
I may have old fashioned attitude towards it ,but it's my opinion.
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Aye Fub, all disguised as fans sitting in the fan section

From the guardian:

Nowhere is that felt more than the United States – where the success of the women’s national team is regarded with just as much gravity as the men’s side. Unlike in the UK, primetime broadcasters are concentrating on the Women’s World Cup, with interest nearly as high as it was for Jürgen Klinsmann’s team at last summer’s 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Traffic to the Guardian’s minute-by-minute reports reflects this equality too – there were twice as many readers in the US for the women’s team’s victory over Australia this month than there was for the men’s team win over world champions Germany.

And it’s not just in North America that the Women’s World Cup is considered a truly marquee event. Colombia has taken a contingent of thousands to Canada, with northern European nations like Germany, Sweden and Norway also boasting strong support for the tournament, both at home and on the ground. Even in France – a country which hasn’t always embraced the women’s game – best-selling sports newspaper L’Equipe splashed the national team’s 5-0 thumping of Mexico on the front page last week.

...the country’s enthusiasm for the Women’s World Cup stretches much farther back than just this summer. In fact, the 2011 final between the US and Japan set a new national record at the time as the most watched soccer match in cable history - with 13,458,000 viewers tuning in. And in a pre-cable age the 1999 Women’s World Cup final between the USA and China was watched by a staggering viewership of 17,975,000.
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Ok, Pint. I certainly read something into what you said but "Women's tennis is appealing to the photographers but not for standard the women's game" just seemed to me that you were implying it was only lechery that kept up the interest. Do please clarify.

I can understand your annoyance in the apparent disparity of the funding involved but did you read this that was published on the bbc website last summer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/4 ... s-football ? for me, it tends to explain why the FA might be going a bit overboard to redress the balance (in your eyes) and why they still might not be going overboard enough (in other people's eyes)
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Average att for USA men's WC. 69,000
Average att for women's USA. 26,000

And that's in a country where Women's football has a similar popularity to the men's game.
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Your first observation .......I was implying that in some publications and coverage.
Secondly that's why it's taken nigh on 100 years and a bit of research by your good self to discover that on the agenda Beeb ( we have been here before with my opinion of our government broadcaster, another thread)

At the risk I have no problem with women playing football my ire is with the unequal funding from the respective FA,s because that cash has been generated by men's football of all standards.

My other gripe why would you choose to televise Man City women v ? when quite clearly the only reason is the gender ,and not televise say FCUtd v Salford City e.g the standard of football betwixt fixtures is immeasurable.

Just to add another annoyance was the appointment of a women's linesperson the other night v Yeovil. Stick to the women's game .
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is it that they can't run fast enough or might suffer faintness when lifting a flag that concerns you?
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